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The Backwoods Presbyterian on the Second Commandment

July 9, 2008

Benjamin P. Glaser, at The Backwoods Presbyterian has an interesting and informative series of articles on the subject: Images of the Godhead and the Second Commandment

Part 1 – Introduction

Part 2 – What do the Magisterial Reformers Have to Say Concerning Images?

Part 3 – What do the Magisterial Reformers Have to Say Concerning Images? (Cont.) (Including a quotation from the real Francis Turretin!)

Part 4 – Westminster Divines and of the Puritan writers on Images

Part 5 – Theologians of the 19th Century on Images

Part 6 – Bahnsen on Sources of Anti-Nominianism

Part 7 – John Murray on Pictures of Christ

Part 8 – Lesson from Ancient Israel

Part 8 (Cont.) – Application


Backwoods Presbyterian on Instruments in Worship

February 11, 2008

The Backwoods Presbyterian has some interesting insights on the historical Christian view of the role (or not) of instruments in worship. He begins by making the important distinction between stated and occasional worship services, relying in part on the real Turretin. (source)


Backwoods Presbyterian on Exclusive Psalmody

February 4, 2008

By way of disclaimer, the Backwoods Presbyterian (Benjamin Glaser) is not an Exclusive Psalmody-ist. Nevertheless, he gives a fair and balanced presentation of the matter in his recent post (here). He hits chiefly on the verses of major contention: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

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