Articles, Pamphlets & Sermons
Sermons: Church History
October 5, 2015

Sermons on Church History from Mercy Seat Christian Church, including A Defense of the Crusades, Katherine von Bora: A Labor Day Sermon, The Hounded and The Martyred (Luther and Hus) and Nicholas von Amsdorf – Champion of Magdeburg, available here.

Pietism
August 21, 2015

Pastor Matt Trewhella speaks about the history and effects of Pietism at the Project Nineveh Abolitionist Conference in Aurora, IL, on August 21, 2015.

A Brief History on Pietism and Statist Rulers
March 17, 2012

Why Rulers Promote a Pietistic Form of Christianity by Pastor Matt Trewhella Pietism was a movement which originated in the late 17th century. Pietists believe Christianity or God’s Law has no place for the governance of society. They view involvement in pubic policy matters to be “unspiritual.” They believe Christianity should be only a private […]

We must remember that all authority is delegated. No man who holds State office rules autonomously. The authority he has is delegated to him by God. Hence, all those in positions of authority stand accountable to God. This is why the practice of the church historically has been – when the State commands that which God forbids or forbids that which God commands, we have a duty to obey God rather than man. The Bible clearly teaches this principle.

Christians Should Desire To Have Many Children
July 27, 2007

As Christians, we have children because we see God’s created order declared in Scripture and we obey it; we live in fulfillment of it; we don’t try to circumvent it. We are a theologically-driven people. We conduct our lives in accordance with Holy Scripture. We do what we do based upon what the Word of God declares. We have children, even large numbers of them, because we have fealty to the Lord and His Word. Our worldview is shaped by Holy Scripture.

APOLOGETICS and the STATE
June 6, 2007

A popularly held belief amongst Christians in America is that the early church had nothing to do with politics. Nothing could be further from the truth. Even a brief perusal of the writings of early churchmen known as apologists, reveals that almost all of their writings were directed towards the State. They were written to […]

By Pastor Matt Trewhella Church history is important to a Christian’s mind. I’m amazed however at how many know very little of it. Case in point: George Whitefield. George Whitefield was a central figure in the Great Awakening our nation experienced back in the 18th century. He preached in the open field throughout the colonies. […]

The Sanquhar Declaration
June 22, 1999

A Declaration posted by the Scottish Covenanters on June 22nd, 1680, wherein they declared war on Charles Stuart, the King of England.   The Declaration and Testimony of the True Presbyterian, Anti-prelatic, Anti-erastian, Persecuted party in Scotland. Published at Sanquhar, June 22, 1680: On the 22nd of June, 1680, the first anniversary of (the Battle […]

A Short Treatise of Political Power, and of the True Obedience which Subjects Owe to Kings and Other Civil Governors, with an Exhortation to all True Natural English Men, compiled by Dr. John Ponet. Trans. by D.R.M.S. Introduction A Short Treatise on Political Power by John Ponet was written in 1556 in response to current […]

Quotes on tyranny by John Knox, John Calvin, the Apostles, and others. “But hereof be assured, that all is not lawful nor just that is statute by civil laws; neither yet is everything sin before God, which ungodly persons allege to be treason.” -John Knox “Let a thing here be noted, that the prophet of […]