James MacGregor



 I. The Practice and Precepts of Jesus

 II. Morality of the Decalogue in General

 III. Morality of the Fourth Commandment in Particular

 IV. Rationale of the Sabbath Law as Moral

 V. The Developed Calvinistic Church

 VI. The Duty of Christians


James MacGregor (1830-1894) trained for the ministry under William Cunningham, whom he regarded as Scotlandís master theologian. After MacGregor had been a pastor for ten years, he was called in 1868 to the chair of systematic theology at the Free Church College, Edinburgh, in succession to James Buchanan. He responded to rising errors of his day by writing in defense of the Sabbath and against Amyrauldianism. Illness forced him to migrate to New Zealand in 1881, where he was again the pastor of a church, and published expositions of the confessional teaching about election and eternal punishment. The following material is excerpted from his book, The Sabbath Question, Historical, Scriptural, and Practical (Edinburgh 1866).

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