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THE SPLENDOR OF THE CHURCH by Francis Turretin & Testing Teachers, Separation, the Love of the Truth
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019
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THE SPLENDOR OF THE CHURCH by Francis Turretin
Institutes of Elenctic Theology, volume 3, pp. 47, 48, 49.

Ought the church to enjoy perpetual splendor and eminence; or can it be at times so obscured and lessened that no assembly of it appears publicly on earth? The former we deny; the latter we affirm against the Romanists.

The church can never wholly fail on earth (as was seen before), but not that it is always conspicuous and prominent, but is often so obscured and sunk (whether by persecutions or by errors) that no assembly of her appears clearly in the world, but remains obscure and withdrawn from the eyes of men...

Proof that the church is often obscured:

(1) From the condition of the Old Testament church.

VII. Our opinion is confirmed by various reasons. The first is drawn from the condition of the church under the Old Testament, under which it is evident that she was not rarely obscured and destitute of all splendor (which can easily be demonstrated by her various intervals).

Who can deny that she was without splendor before the flood, when all flesh had corrupted its way (Gen. 6:12), and in the flood when reduced to eight souls, she was included in the ark? In the time of Abraham before his call from Ur of the Chaldees, she lay concealed in a paternal family given to idolatry (Jos. 24:1, 2). What was the splendor of the church in Egypt, where she was so long a captive without any form either of a state or of a sacred ministry? What was her splendor under the judges, when after the death of Joshua the Israelites, having left the God of their fathers, went after other gods (Jdg. 2:7; 3:8, 12), concerning which times Azariah says, "Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law" (2 Ch. 15:3)? What appearance and splendor did the church have in the time of Elijah, when he thought that he was left alone to worship God (1 K. 19:10); God in the meantime consoling him with this -- that he had preserved seven thousand believers known to himself alone who had not bowed the knee to Baal? What splendor had the Jewish church under Ahaz, Manasseh, Ammon and other wicked kings under whom the sacrifice was interrupted by law, the gates of the temple closed, an altar built after the form of those of Damascus by Uriah the high priest and idolatry introduced everywhere (as we read in 2 K. 16:11, 12, 14; 2 Ch. 28:3, 4, 24, 25)? And if we come down to the Babylonian captivity, where was the splendor of the church after the city had been razed, the temple polluted, the sacred vessels taken away, sacrifice abolished, the worship of God interrupted (which could not be performed except at Jerusalem) and the people brought into the most direful servitude? Hence the pious most mournfully lamented that the prophets and all the signs had been taken away (Ps. 74:9). In fine, what appearance and prominence could the church have had under the most dreadful persecutions of Antiochus and his successors, mentioned in the book of Maccabees and by Josephus (JW 1.30-40 [Loeb, 2:16-23]). In that time, Paul says believers "were stoned... were slain with the sword... being destitute... tormented, they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; in deserts, and in mountains and in caves of the earth" (Heb. 11:37, 38).

For further study:

Testing Teachers, Separation, and the Love of the Truth 1/3 (1 John Series 15/27), by Pastor Greg Price (Free MP3)
https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=81805105443

Testing Teachers, Separation, and the Love of the Truth 2/3 (1 John Series 15/27), by Pastor Greg Price (Free MP3)
https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=81805142130

Testing Teachers, Separation, and the Love of the Truth 3/3 (1 John Series 15/27), by Pastor Greg Price (Free MP3)
https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=81905105857

666, Antichrist In Church & State in Rev. 13, by Pastor Jim Dodson (Free MP3)
https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=113151045273

How The Church Of The Apostles Was Hijacked By Rome (A History Of Apostasy And The Growth Of Antichrist), by William J. Mencarow and Other Free MP3s
http://www.puritandownloads.com/how-the-church-of-the-apostles-was-hijacked-by-rome-a-history-of-apostasy-and-the-growth-of-antichrist-by-william-j-mencarow-and-other-free-mp3s/

Covenanted Reformation Versus Compromise, Backsliding, Heresy & Apostasy By Brian Schwertley, John Calvin, Greg Price, Samuel Rutherford and Other Westminster Divines, the Reformed Presbytery, Jonathan Edwards, et al.
http://www.puritandownloads.com/covenanted-reformation-versus-compromise-backsliding-heresy-apostasy-by-brian-schwertley-john-calvin-greg-price-samuel-rutherford-and-other-westminster-divines-the-reformed-presbytery-jonathan-edwards-et-al/

On the state too:

Godless Civil Rulers Exposed and Rebuked From Scripture, by Greg Price (Free MP3)
https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=97051489

Biblical Civil Government Versus the Beast and the Basis for Christian Civil Resistance, by Greg Price (Free Book)

http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualNLs/bibcg_gp.htm

Civil Government: An Exposition of Romans 13:1-7 by James M. Willson and Other Books and MP3s Defending the Classic Reformation Position on Civil Government (Free MP3 Audio Books, Free Online Books and Other Formats)
http://www.puritandownloads.com/civil-government-an-exposition-of-romans-13-1-7-by-james-m-willson-and-other-books-and-mp3s-defending-the-classic-reformation-position-on-civil-government-free-mp3-audio-books-free-online-books-and-other-formats/

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