What An Early Presbyterian Learned From Moses

How Thomas Cartwright Interpreted Exodus 3

13 Then Moses said unto God, Behold, when I shall come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you: if they say unto me, What is his Name? what shall I say unto them?. . .

What do you learn out of the 13th verse?

In the thirteenth verse in the question of Moses two things are to be observed: One, that we be careful to be instructed in all things concerning our calling, thereby to be able to answer all doubts that may be moved. Secondly, that asking any thing concerning God, as of his name or nature, we must aske it of himself, who because now he speaks not but by his ministers, interpreters of the Scriptures, we must have our recourse unto them.

Thomas Cartwright (c. 1535–1603), Christian religion substantially, methodically, plainly, and profitably treatised (London, 1611), 1–2.