John Pearson on the History of “Believing” vs “Believing in” and its Definition as Assent

In a previous post John Brown noted that the distinction between “believing” vs “believing in” appeared to have originated with Augustine. He likely had John Pearson’s 1659 “Exposition of the Creed” in mind, given that Pearson references the same quote from Augustine that Brown does. Here are Pearson’s comments, preceded […]

John Brown on “Believing” vs “Believing in”

John Brown was a 19th century Scottish minister (grandson of John Brown of Haddington). Spurgeon said in his Commenting and Commentaries, ‘Brown is a modern Puritan of the utmost value.’ In his commentary on Galatians, Brown discusses the nature of saving faith in a very interesting footnote. He argues that […]

James Bannerman on “Scripture Consequences”

Appendix F: SCRIPTURE CONSEQUENCES “The whole counsel of God,” says the Confession of Faith, “concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or, by good and necessary consequence, may be deduced from Scripture; unto which nothing at any […]