William Perkins On Nicodemism

“First, among the Gentiles at Antioch, he uses Christian liberty in eating things forbidden by the ceremonial law. Yet after the coming of certain Jews from Jerusalem, he separates himself from the Gentiles and plays the Jew among the Jews. Like to this was the halting of the Israelites between God and Baal (1 Kings 18:21), and the practice of sundry men who are Protestants with us; and yet in other countries go to Mass, and the practice of our people, who change their religion with the times.”

William Perkins, Commentary on Galatians, in Works, 2:102 (on Galatians 2:12–13; HT: Inwoo Lee).


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    Inwoo Lee (BA, UCSD) earned his MA (Historical Theology) in 2020 from Westminster Seminary California and is author of “Righteous Before God: William Perkins’ Doctrine of Justification in Elizabethan England” (MA Thesis, Westminster Seminary California, 2020). He lives in the Great Seoul area, in South Korea with his wife Holly.

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One comment

  1. Great quote. It takes courage to walk the walk.

    “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”
    – C.S. Lewis

    I think this is from Abolition of Man. A little too lazy to check…

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