The Devil Baits his Hook with Religion

Satan tempts to sin under a pretence of religion. He is most to be feared when he transforms himself into an angel of light. He came to Christ with Scripture in his mouth: “It is written.” The devil baits his hook with religion. “A Puritan Golden Treasury

The Scripture’s Authority is from God

It is true, the church is a pillar of truth; but it does not therefore follow that the Scripture has its authority from the church. The king’s proclamation is fixed on the pillar, the pillar holds it out, that all may read, but the proclamation does not receive its authority from the pillar, but from the king; so the church holds forth the Scriptures, but they do not receive their authority from the church, but from God. “A Body of Divinity”pg. 30

The Sword of the Spirit Cuts down Vice

This sword of the Spirit cuts down vice (Eph. 6:17). Out of this tower of Scripture is thrown a millstone upon the head of sin. The Scripture is the royal law which commands not only the actions, but affections; it binds the heart to good behavior. Where is there such holiness to be found, as is dug out of this sacred mine? Who could be the author of such a book but God Himself? “A Body of Divinity” pg. 28