Winzer, Matthew


A Review of Greg Barrow’s The Covenanted Reformation Defended2006, 18 paragraphs

The jist of the Still Waters Revival’s claims, according to Dr. Richard Bacon, is that “they maintain that we can treat churches that lack the full well-being of the church just as we would treat a false church. Then they define full well-being as including the Solemn League and Covenant (1643) and several other documents that they refer to as ‘terms of communion.’”

Anonymous (not Matthew Winzer) – Succinct Rebuttal to the Neo-­Steelite Thesisno date, two pages, compiled from materials from Matthew Winzer and Kevin Barrow

Note: Matthew Winzer disagrees with footnote #1, which casts doubt on the legality of the Solemn League and Covenant for England.  The view of the anonymous author is that of the Royal Absolutists of the 1600’s and their modern historians today who thought the validity of treaties was necessarily dependent on the ratification of the King.  Such was not the view of the largely puritan, English Long Parliament. 

The True History of Paedo-Communion, from the Confessional Presbyterian #3 (2007), p. 27-36

The Westminster Assembly & the Judicial Law: A Chronological Compilation and Analysis. Part Two: Analysis,  Buy  from the Confessional Prebyterian Journal, #5 (2009), p. 56-88

This is the best article to date demonstrating that Theonomy is a departure from the Westminster Confession and the thought of the majority of the puritan era.

Westminster and Worship Examined: a Review of Nick Needham’s Essay on the Westminster Confession of Faith’s Teaching Concerning the Regulative Principle, the Singing of Psalms, and the Use of Musical Instruments in the Public Worship of Godfrom the Confessional Presbyterian #4 (2008), p. 253-266

Winzer here historically proves that the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) teaches exclusive psalmody and that the divines believed that musical instruments were forbidden in worship, conclusively.  Until someone refutes Winzer it is not historically credible to say that the Confession (1646) allows for uninspired hymn singing or that the divines allowed for accompaniment by musical instruments.