Reading Two Puritans – Mead and Watkins

Well, I wish I had time to write more posts – for instance I have been wanting to write something on Douglas Wilson’s ‘Revelation Commentary: When the Man Comes Around,’ but I do want to note these two books recently read (one done, and one nearly done).

  1. Matthew Mead’s ‘Remembering Your Creator

Matthew Mead (1630-1699) details what one should consider and when one is more likely to listen to the word of the Bible, the gospel of Jesus, and when one often becomes hardened in one’s heart to the Truth. He argues that we remember and trust Jesus our Creator for salvation at a young life in order to submit your life to the Lordship of Christ as early as one can and that one should not wait for any reason any longer.

2. Thomas Watkins’ ‘Suffering for the Law and the Gospel

Thomas Watkins (1620-1686), a famous puritan of England, writes here on considering the effects of not proclaiming the good news of the Lord Jesus and the salvation that comes through Him alone from a book of Revelation perspective. It was a paradigm shift for me to move from thinking of the two witnesses mentioned in Revelation as 2 people to thinking of them as the ‘Law’ and the ‘Gospel,’ and how they work together to point to Christ and the real truth.