Who Was Samuel Rutherford?

I quoted Samuel Rutherford in my last post. He was a Scottish Presbyterian, a Puritan. He lived in the 1600’s, was put in prison at St. Andrews for his beliefs. He later helped to write the Westminister Confession of Faith, the statement of faith still used today by the Presbyterian Church In America (PCA). He is a good example of how “Puritan” has been wrongly protrayed, and even slandered, by modern historians as prudish hypocrites. Samuel Rutherford appears to have been a kind, gentle man who loved the Lord Jesus Christ and served his church. I love his letters from prison, “The Loveliness of Christ>” Go back to the original sources and read the Puritans for yourself at www.banneroftruth.org.

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before “retiring” to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies.

My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years.

Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, “Warm-hearted Calvinists.”

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  1. Kimberly Jones

    I thank you for sending me a personal copy of his book and can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed it! My favorite part is when he was chided by the Hostess of the house who thought him nothing more than a common beggar and scorned him so. Imagine her humility to find him standing before her to preach from the pulpit the following day, as she came to worship! :) The Lord exalts the humble and brings down the haughty! May the Lord exalt your writings as you seek to bring Him glory Carol.

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