Friday, May 17, 2019

Regulative Principle Quotes

Quotes regarding the Regulative Principle

“The Rule of this Knowledge, Faith, and Obedience, concerning the worship and service of God, and all other Christian duties, is not man’s inventions, opinions, devices, laws, constitutions, or traditions, unwritten whatsoever but only the word of God contained in the Canonical Scriptures.” – The 1644 London Baptist Confession of Faith, VII

“...But the acceptable way of worshipping the true God, is instituted by himself, and so limited by his own revealed will, that he may not be worshipped according to the imagination and devices of men, nor the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representations, or any other way not prescribed in the Holy Scriptures.” – The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, 22:1

“The instituting of any, though the smallest part of worship, in and by our own authority, without scripture-warrant, makes it idolatrous, as well as if we worshipped an idol (Ex: 20:5).” – The Works of John Flavel, Vol, 4, p. 527

“The ‘church calendar’ was never appointed by God.” – David Silversides 

“The scriptural teaching is that whatever Scripture does not warrant is to be excluded.” – David Silversides

“Churches are not free to do whatever they want to do; they must do what Scripture instructs and requires them to do.” – Terry Johnson

“I will punish them that serve me otherwise than I have commanded, not sparing the chief that the people may fear and praise my judgements.” – Geneva Bible, on Leviticus 10:3

“It is our duty to maintain the ordinances of Christ, and the church order which he has instituted, in strict and scrupulous conformity to Holy Scriptures. When the finger of God points out the way, no place is left to us for human preferences.” – John Leadley Dagg

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