In the 1537 Matthew Bible, under “Adultery” in the Table of Principal Matters, we read of Susanna, who would rather die than commit adultery. Susanna is a short book from the Apocrypha. It is given here in full, an instructive account of the evils and follies that may arise from adultery.
The Table of Principal Matters in the 1537 Matthew Bible contained a long study on adultery. Part 1 considers how seriously God views adultery, what a violation it is of the marriage covenant, and how God punishes this sin. An example is King David.
This short blog post tells us who Adam was, who we are in him and how we are subject to death through him, and looks at the last Adam, who came to save us from death.
This bible study from the Reformation looks at diverse bible verses about accusation, including the malicious accusations of Satan, how accusations against ministers ought to be received, how our own conscience accuses us, and more.
In this topic in the Table of Principal Matters in the Matthew Bible, John Rogers cited verses showing that partiality to any person or nation is not of God, and therefore ought not to be in us. In a postscript, Ruth Magnusson Davis considers the question, what is the New Covenant with Israel?
This topic from the Table of Principal Matters in the Matthew Bible answers the question, What are abuses in the church? It teaches the importance of guarding against abuses such as idolatry, sects, acceptance of fornicators, not caring for the weak, and men’s precepts.
This is the third post in the PRINCIPAL MATTERS SERIES. John Rogers gathered together Bible verses that teach about the true abstinence of a Christian, which is to withdraw from sin and defilement.
Rogers began this topic in the Table of Principal Matters by defining “abrogation”: it means to abolish, etc. Then Rogers gave scripture verses that declare the futility of the Old Covenant and of its decrees and ceremonies, which is why they were abolished. Beautiful verses also describe the inner virtues that please God. Jeremiah prophesies of the New Covenant, under which God would write his laws on our hearts so that we can walk in the virtues that please him.
The first post in the Principal Matters series looks at what the Table of Principal Matters in the1537 Matthew Bible taught about what is abominable before God. Idol worship. How the abomination that causes desolation is identified in Luke’s gospel.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES on the Table of Principal Matters in the 1537 Matthew Bible. John Rogers wrote, “As the bees diligently diligently do gather together sweet flowers, to make by natural craft the sweet honey, so have I done with the principal topics contained in the Bible.” Find out about the Table and the topics: subscribe for our blog.