Pictures of Jesus and the Sovereignty of Divine Revelation. By David VanDrunen

Discussion in 'The Confession of Faith' started by NaphtaliPress, Jan 9, 2019.

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  1. TheOldCourse

    TheOldCourse Puritan Board Sophomore

    Has there ever been any discussion to this effect regarding the ARP's own seal?
     
  2. Grant Jones

    Grant Jones Puritan Board Junior

    Since scripture does not say the the HS IS A DOVE, but rather descended like a dove, would it not be permissible so long as we are not saying the HS is a dove (assume this is outside a sanctuary or formal worship service)?

    Just thinking out loud. Personally I would rather avoid it, but still the questions arise.

    Further, what about the Triquetra?
     
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  3. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Yes; at least it was regarded so by the puritans. It was certainly regarded as items for destruction by one of the official images destroyers of the Long Parliament, William Dowsing, of fame for tossing Ruben's Crucifixion into bits and tossing the pieces into the Thames. The common people were also taking it upon themselves to freely destroy windows or whatever they perceived to be something illicit. See the link here: https://archive.org/details/a678707900dowsuoft/page/30
    Possibly it was things like this that made the assembly what to put in safeguards in the list of scandalous sins to as far as books in libraries, historical seals of famlies, etc. https://archive.org/details/minutesofsession00west/page/182
     
  4. Grant Jones

    Grant Jones Puritan Board Junior

    So they took down all crosses as well?
     
  5. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Dowsing did unless he uses cross for more than a bare cross but for crucifix. I don't recall that the assembly identified the bare cross as something scandalous.
     
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