HOW TO GET 60 CDs ON PURITANISM FOR FREE (for a limited time) http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/60_FREE_PURITAN_CDs.htm REFORMATION BOOKSHELF CD (Volume One)
Reformation Authors (1/10)
John Knox's Works, (Scottish) Reformation History, John Calvin, the Westminster Divines, the Covenanted Church of Scotland (General Assembly), the famous Synod of Dort (1618-1619), Thomas Manton, George Gillespie, Samuel Rutherford, Matthew Henry, C.H. Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, John Owen, John Brown (of Wamphray), John Brown (of Haddington), Francis Turretin, James Durham, John Howie, William Hetherington, David Steele, Samuel Miller, John Girardeau, Edward Fisher, Robert Shaw, A.W. Pink, Loraine Boettner, Augustus Toplady, Andrew Symington, Patrick Fairbairn, William Roberts, Richard Baxter, William Cunningham, John Anderson, Andrew Clarkson, David Scott, John Cunningham, George Smeaton, Larry Birger, Francis Rouse, Dr. F. Nigel Lee, Bill Mencarow, Thomas M'Crie, Hugh Latimer, David Calderwood, Andrew Melville, David Hay Fleming, John Welch, J.C. McFeeters, A.F. Mitchell, Peter Lorimer, P. Hume Brown, Taylor Innes, James Kerr, William Morison, the Reformed Presbytery (RPNA), J.A. Wylie, J.C. McFeeters, James Douglas, Michael Wagner, Greg Price, Lyndon Dohms (on PRCE session), Greg Barrow, Reg Barrow, et al.
This CD contains:
Books by JOHN KNOX
The Works of John Knox (6 volumes)
Here is a chance to touch the flame that ignited whole nations for covenanted Reformation. John Knox is considered by many to have been the most biblically consistent and thoroughgoing of all the great Reformers of the sixteenth century. "John Knox was in fact the embodiment of the Scottish Reformation as its preacher, theologian, liturgist, historian, and catalyst for reform." (Hall and Hall, ed. Paradigms in Polity: Classic Readings in Reformed and Presbyterian Church Government [Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1994], p. 219).
"With this concern for purity of worship," notes Kevin Reed regarding Knox, "it is no wonder that the Scottish Reformation was the most thorough among any of the Protestant nations." (From the introduction to John Knox, True and False Worship: A Vindication of the Doctrine that the Sacrifice of the Mass is Idolatry [Dallas, TX: Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1550 reprinted 1994], p.14.).
"I know not," states George Smeaton, "if ever so much piety and genius were lodged in such a frail and weak body. Certain I am, that it will be difficult to find one in whom the gifts of the Holy Spirit shone so bright to the comfort of the church." (Cited in Thomas M'Crie, The Life of John Knox , p. 272.)
The Works of John Knox listed here is the complete six volume set collected by David Laing, 1895. Concerning this 6 volume collection, Kyle, in The Mind of John Knox (p. 14) notes, "The only real basis for a study of Knox's thought must be the writings of the reformer himself. From 1846 to 1864, David Laing collected and edited nearly all of Knox's extant writings. This remarkable collection, which scholars regard highly, is indispensable for any serious study of John Knox."
The Works of John Knox (Vol. 1)
Reid, in his Trumpeter of God, notes that Knox "wrote history as a prophet" and that, wherever he could, he used original sources, many of which he reproduced. Furthermore, he proclaims that this "is still a work that no one interested in this area can afford to neglect." As W.C. Dickinson has commented, "it is his monument, for in it he puts flesh and blood on the whole Reformation movement." Innes (John Knox, p. 45) says of this work, "[t]he author who has enabled us to see his own confused and changing age under 'the broad clear light of that wonderful book' the History of the Reformation in Scotland, and who outside that book was the utterer of many an armed and winged word which pursues and smites us to this day, must have been born with nothing less than genius -- genius to observe, to narrate, and to judge. Even had he written as a mere recluse and critic, looking out upon his world from a monk's cell or from the corner of a housetop, the vividness, the tenderness, the sarcasm and the humour would still have been there." Moreover, Burton writes, "[t]here certainly is in the English language no other parallel to it in clearness, vigour, and picturesqueness with which it renders the history of a stirring period" (cited in Innes, John Knox, p. 45). This photocopy edition far surpasses the edited down version that is available in paperback. Over 600 pages of stirring Reformation history.
Chronological Notes of the Chief events in the Life of John Knox
History of the Reformation in Scotland Book 1 (1494-1558)
The History of the Reformation
History of the Reformation in Scotland Book 2 (1558-1559)
The History of the Reformation
The Works of John Knox (Vol. 2)
"Knox portrayed the origins and development of a movement and not a mere chronology of events... Knox based his arguments on original sources and he often cited the documents in full. When Knox's History is compared to the contemporary vernacular narratives of Bishop Leslie and Sir James Melville, the superiority of Knox's work becomes evident. For the most part, these writers were preoccupied with petty details and had no conception of the momentous issues that hung on the events they recorded... Knox used history to demonstrate his single-track philosophy. And his philosophy said: 'The hearts of men, their thoughts, and their actions are but in the hands of God.' Lee said Knox's History was a sermon without an audience, a preaching book, one long inflammatory speech in behalf of God's truth as the reformer saw it." (Kyle, The Mind of John Knox, p. 13). Our editions of volumes one and two of Knox's Works contain the only full, unedited version of Knox's massive History of the Reformation in Scotland available today.
History of the Reformation in Scotland Book 3 (1559-1561)
The Confession of Faith (1560)
"After the death of the regent Mary of Guise, Knox and five others drew up the Scots Confession, which parliament approved. The authority of the pope was abolished and celebration of the Mass became illegal" (Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith, p. 208). "It was the Scottish church's official theology for only 90 years, having been superseded in 1647 by the Westminster Confession... the Confession is... cordial, vigorous, and spontaneous. A crystal-clear theological core is dressed in prophetic and militant language. A number of passages have inspired Christians in Scotland and elsewhere. Especially noteworthy are its insights on the Bible, Communion, Christian living, and the Christian's relationship with civil power" (Christian History, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 24). Interestingly, some German Christians, suffering under Hitler's tyranny, sought guidance from this Confession -- a pattern that has often been repeated regarding Knox's works, whenever tyranny raises its ugly head. Knox championed and defended the Biblical doctrine regarding the right to revolution and its concomitant, resistance against unbiblical authoritarianism in Church and State.
The Book of Discipline (1560)
"Knox and five others drafted the Book of Discipline (1560), which set forth a blueprint for the ideal Christian society," notes the Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith. "The Book of Discipline was used in conjunction with Calvin's Catechism (http://www.swrb.com/catalog/C.htm) and the book of order previously used by the English congregation in Geneva," writes Reed (John Knox the Forgotten Reformer [available only on the PHP CD at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/R.htm], p. 7). The First Book "asserted the authority of Scripture, and it demonstrates that the regulative principle of worship is merely a natural application of the sola scriptura rule of Protestant theology" (Ibid., p. 76). The second book, often called the "Magna Carta of Presbyterianism," focuses more specifically on matters of polity relating to an established and reformed church, laying out the key tenets of Presbyterian government. It also gives attention to the doctrine of the civil magistrate. Both books prefigure the Westminster Standards in many respects, as well as exhibiting the genius of Scottish Presbyterianism.
History of the Reformation in Scotland Book 4 (1561-1564)
History of the Reformation in Scotland Book 5 (1564-1567)
Index of Persons
Index of Places
The Works of John Knox (Vol. 3)
An Epistle to the congregation of the Castle of St. Andrews
A Vindication of the Doctrine that the sacrifice of the mass is idolatry
Contains much that is related to worship questions and the blessings that God pours out upon Churches that keep the second commandment -- as well as the curses that follow those who reject the regulative principle of worship.
A Summary according to the Holy Scriptures of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper
A Declaration of the true nature and object of prayer
An Exposition upon the Sixth Psalm of David
A Fort for the Afflicted
A Godly Letter of warning or admonition to the faithful in London, Newcastle, and Berwick
This letter is written as a warning against defection from the Reformed religion and against giving countenance to the idolatrous worship then being practised, in England, by public authority. The Mass was especially odious in Knox's sight and he "calls his people to separate from compromising associations with idolaters; the Lord's people must never condone false religion, or give the impression that corrupt worship is a matter of indifference" (notes Kevin Reed in his editor's note to this letter found in the Selected Writings of John Knox, p. 146). Our photocopy edition of this work is titled An Admonition to Flee Idolatry, Romanism and All False Worship.
Certain Questions concerning obedience to Lawful magistrates, with answers by Bullinger
Bullinger, in answering "[w]hether obedience is to be rendered to a Magistrate who enforces idolatry and condemns true religion..." states, "death itself is far preferable to the admission of idolatry."
Two comfortable epistles to his afflicted brethren in England
A Faithful Admonition to the professors of God's truth in England
Written at a time when the true church had been driven underground by Roman Catholic persecution, it was said concerning this letter that "many other godly men besides have been exposed to the risk of their property, and even life itself, upon the sole ground of either having had this book in their possession, or having read it." Kevin Reed gives an excellent summary of this letter in Selected Writings of John Knox, when, in part, he writes, "[w]hile acknowledging the risk of persecution to the faithful, the reformer perceives a greater danger in compromising with idolatry. Government persecution may bring disfavour of men, loss of personal goods and, in some cases, physical death; but idolatry brings down the wrath of God, resulting in grievous punishments, now and through eternity. Idolatry also invites a curse upon the posterity of the nation. In an intense pastoral appeal, Knox strongly admonishes his readers to avoid conforming to the Romish rites of worship" (p. 220). Our photocopy edition is titled, Against Romish Rites and Political and Ecclesiastical Tyranny.
The Epistle of a banished man
Epistles to Mrs. Elizabeth Bowes and Her Daughter Marjory
The Treatise by Balnaves on justification by faith as revised by Knox
"From," this book "which clearly enunciated Luther's great theme of justification by faith, it can be certain that Knox was squarely in the mainstream of the Reformation's purpose of restoring the gospel of Jesus Christ to its rightful place... The Scottish reformer asserted that the wicked believe works to be a part of salvation, but a true preacher must exclude them from justification as did Christ and the prophets. Yet Knox did not condemn good works, for as shall be seen, he held them to be a fruit of justification, but not the cause of it.... Finally, he contended that the faith of the Old Testament fathers and that of the New Testament, which he possessed, were one and the same. The patriarchs stood in God's favor in the future promised Seed, and Knox stood in God's grace by faith in the Seed that had already been revealed. Such a position of exact continuity in the promise of the gospel and in the content and object of the faith bore some resemblance to the 'Federal Theology' or the covenant theological system that developed more formally at a later date" (Kyle, The Mind of John Knox, pp. 85, 98).
The Works of John Knox (Vol. 4)
A Narrative of the Proceedings and troubles of the English congregation at Frankfurt on the Maine
A Narrative by Knox of the proceedings of the English congregation at Frankfurt
A Letter to the Queen Dowager Regent of Scotland
An Exposition upon Matt 4 concerning the temptation of Christ in the wilderness
Answers to some questions concerning baptism, etc
A letter of wholesome counsel addressed to his brethren in Scotland
Our photocopy edition of this letter is titled, What to Do When There Is No Faithful Church in Your Area. Given the lack of truly Reformed churches in many areas, this letter, full of practical advise, should be a welcome addition to the libraries of those seeking to remain ecclesiastically faithful to the Lord. This letter will provide a useful bridge for those separated geographically from faithful fellowship, until new, duly constituted churches can be formed.
The Forms of prayers and ministrations of the sacraments used in the English congregation at Geneva
Table of Contents
The Confession of Faith
Of the Ministers and their election
Of the Elders
Of the Consistory
Of the Lord's Supper
The Form of Marriage
Visitation of the Sick
Prayer before meals
Letters to his brethren and the Lord's professing the truth in Scotland
An Apology for the Protestants who are holden in the prison at Paris translated from the French with additions
The First Blast of the Trumpet against the monstrous regiment of women
A Letter to the Queen Dowager Regent of Scotland augmented and explained by the author
The Appellation from the sentence pronounced by the bishops and clergy addressed to the nobility and estates of Scotland
Titled, Reformation, Revolution and Romanism: An Appeal to the Scottish Nobility (1558), as a photocopy. David Chilton notes, "Of all the sixteenth-century Reformers, John Knox remains the most ardently loved and fiercely hated. No other leader of his day saw so clearly the political issues in the light of Scripture. Nor has any of his contemporaries had so much direct influence upon the subsequent history of the world. He transformed a land of barbarians into one of the most hardheadly Calvinistic cultures ever to exist, and his doctrines lie at the core of all Protestant revolutionary activity. While he is often considered merely one of Calvin's lieutenants, he was actually a Reformer in his own right. In some respects he was the greatest of them all." ("John Knox," The Journal of Christian Reconstruction: Symposium on Puritanism and Law [Vallecito, CA: Chalcedon, Vol. V, No. 2, Winter, 1978-79, p. 194). Furthermore, R.L. Greaves has noted that "it has even been suggested" and not altogether without merit "that Knox was a key link in the development of political ideology that culminated in the American Revolution." Theology and Revolution in the Scottish Reformation: Studies in the Thought of John Knox (Grand Rapids, MI: Christian University Press, 1980, p. 156). Moreover, Mason states that this Appeal "is the most important... of Knox's political writings," (in the Introduction to his compilation of Knox's political writings titled On Rebellion). It shows in a conclusive manner that Knox wanted a COVENANTED ESTABLISHMENT which was careful to "disapprove, detest, oppose and remove all false worship and all monuments of idolatry" (cf. Westminster Larger Catechism #108). It also clearly demonstrates that Knox believed in and promoted the continuing binding validity of the Old Testament case laws and the penal sanctions attached to them, including the death penalty. Kevin Reed, in a editor's note, introducing this piece in his Selected Writing of John Knox, also points out that "the Westminster Confession provides a distinct echo of Knox, when it states that the magistrate 'hath authority, and it is his duty, to take order, that unity and peace be preserved in the church, that the truth of God be kept pure and entire, that all blasphemies and heresies be suppressed, all corruptions and abuses in worship and discipline prevented or reformed, and all the ordinances of God duly settled, administered, and observed'" (Ch. 23:3, original wording). One secular historian once described Knox as "Calvin with a sword," making one wonder if he had not just been reading this very book. For "[w]here Calvin merely permitted disobedience to an ungodly ruler or immoral law, Knox championed armed rebellion -- a type of Calvinism that made religious revolution in Scotland possible" (Christian History, Issue 46, p. 35). This is the best of the best; don't miss it!
A Letter addressed to the Commonalty of Scotland
Appendix containing Anthony Gilby's admonition to England and Scotland
Psalm of David 94 turned in to metre
The Works of John Knox (Vol. 5)
A Letter to John Knox at Basel (1558)
An Answer to the Cavillations of an adversary respecting the doctrine of predestination
Curt Daniel calls this "Knox's major theological work." Moreover, he states that this is "more than a short answer (to the Anabaptist–RB, 468 pages), it is a complete exposition and defence of the Reformed doctrine at the height of the Scottish Reformation" which helped "guide early Presbyterianism and build the theological bridge between Edinburgh and Geneva." Furthrermore, Walker writes: "Very far from being a mere iconoclast, he (Knox) was also a great teacher of his country men... the long and elaborate treatise on Predestination, in which the doctrines of grace and of divine sovereignty are so vigorously, yet upon the whole so wisely, asserted and maintained -- gives Knox a high place among theologians" (Theology and Theologians of Scotland). Boettner, in his Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, calls this Knox's "chief theological work." Titled Against an Anabaptist: In Defense of Predestination in the photocopy edition.
An Answer to a great number of blasphemous cavillations written by an Anabaptist, and adversary to God's eternal predestination
Thus beginneth the book of the adversaries of God's eternal predestination
An Epistle to the inhabitants of Newcastle and Berwick
Written to stem the tide of backsliding and compromise during the dark days of Mary's reign in England, Knox sends a pastoral exhortation of repentance to those who had reverted to idolatrous worship. Grieving, he says that he was "wounded almost to death" over these developments. Nevertheless he remained faithful to his readers, directing them to consider the great reward awaiting those who persevere and noting "how horrible are the torments which the slaves of Satan (I mean idolaters, and such as for fear refuse the known truth) shall suffer with the Devil, and with his angels, without end." Herein we see the serious nature of idolatry and of turning away from truth once attained. Titled Against Apostasy and Indifference in the photocopy edition.
A Brief Exhortation to England for the speedy embracing of the Gospel
Kevin Reed (Selected Writings of John Knox, p. 580) comments, "Some historians have reflected negatively on the vehemence of Knox's remarks. Perhaps they should peruse the long list of the martyrs named in the appendix to this work. Critics may then find a clue for understanding the reformer's zeal. Knox is discussing serious matters of life and death -- spiritual issues which affect us deeply in this life, and for eternity." Magistrates everywhere today need to hear this message again; God has not changed -- there are still corporate curses for disobedience at a national level and corporate blessings for those nations "that kiss the Son" (cf. Psalm 2). Titled National Repentance and Reformation in the photocopy edition.
The Names of the Martyrs
The Works of John Knox (Vol. 6)
Table of Contents
Letters Relating to the Progress of the Reformation in Scotland
The Reasoning betwixt the abbot of Crossraguell and John Knox concerning the mass
A Sermon on Is 26:13-21
The Book of Common Order
Written by Knox and four others, this book received the approval of John Calvin. Succinctly covers matters of worship and church government. "Readers need only a cursory glance at contemporary Presbyterian books of order to see how far these modern manuals of polity have degenerated from their venerable predecessors," notes Kevin Reed in the introduction. The Geneva Book is not a liturgy, but illustrates the doctrine and practices of worship used by a church committed to the regulative principle of worship. The Geneva Order was later adopted and expanded by the church of Scotland. This item is also FREE at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/GBO_ch00.htm.
The Form of Prayers and ministration of the sacraments
Psalms of David in English Metre
Translation of Calvin's Catechism
The Order of the General fast
The Form of Excommunication and of Public repentance
An Answer to a letter written by James Tyrie, a Scottish Jesuit
The editor of Knox's writings in the series of British Reformers describes this work as, "among the most interesting of the writings of the Scottish Reformer. The sophistries of the Jesuit are completely exposed, and we have answers to many of those arguments which the Jesuits of the present day have brought forward dressed up in specious colours. The ardent desire of Knox to depart and to be with Christ is fully expressed; and the impartial reader of the letter to Tyrie, with its appendages, will be fully satisfied that Knox was not the turbulent ambitious character which his adversaries represent him to have been." In our photocopy edition this work is titled An Answer to a Jesuit: The Marks of a True Church and Ministry.
Letters during the later period of Knox's Life
Appendix - Additional Notes and Corrections of the 6 volumes
Index of Names
Index of Places
The Execution of Servetus for Blasphemy, Heresy, Obstinate Anabaptism, Defended
(excerpted from his Treatise on Predestination)
John Knox Debates God's Law, Idolatry and Civil Resistance in the General Assembly of 1564
"Perhaps the most thoroughgoing Calvinist," writes W. Stanford Reid (in Christian History magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4), "who took the teacher's (Calvin--RB) ideas to their logical conclusions, was the Scot, John Knox." This debate is a perfect example of Knox's consistent Calvinism.Reid (Trumpeter of God, pp. 234-235) also notes that "[t]he implications of this debate were far reaching" and that "[a]s far as Knox personally was concerned, this debate also marked a turning point in his career." Also of great importance was the situation that occurred "[w]hen Maitland quoted Luther, Musculus, Calvin, and others to support the requirement of absolute obedience, Knox replied that they either spoke in a situation in which they had no power to resist the ruler or they were refuting arguments of Anabaptists who rejected all civil government. Unfaithful rulers could therefore be removed by the people if they had the power to do so. In this position he was supported by John Craig, his colleague in St. Giles, and by most, although not all, of the other ministers" (Trumpeter, p. 234).
What to Do When There Is No Faithful Church in Your Area
Select Practical Writings of John Knox
KNOX, LATIMER and WELCH
The Pulpit of the Reformation
Contains four sermons: "The Last Judgment," by John Welch (with an extract from Latimer's sermon "The Day of Judgment"); "The Parable of the Householders," and "The Parable of the Tares," by Hugh Latimer; and a sermon by John Knox on Isa. 26:13-14 preached before the King of Scotland (Darnley). Subsequent to this sermon, his conscience stinging, the King attempted to forbid Knox from preaching. Knox, of course, refused the King's command, as "he had spoken nothing but according to his text." An extract from Knox's "Admonition to the People of England" is subjoined to the final sermon in this collection. 64 pages.
NOTE: For more on John Knox, see the LIBRARY OF PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE PUBLICATIONS and PROTESTANT HERITAGE PRESS ALL ON ONE CD at:
http://www.swrb.com/catalog/R.htm (under "REED, KEVIN").
This CD includes Kevin Reed's John Knox: The Forgotten Reformer, Knox's The First Blast of the Trumpet, The Order of Excommunication and Public Repentance (Church of Scotland, John Knox), The Scottish Confession of Faith (Church of Scotland, John Knox et al.), The Scottish Confession of Faith with Scripture Proofs from the Geneva Bible (Church of Scotland, John Knox et al.), The Selected Writings of John Knox, Volume 1: Public Epistles, Treatises, and Expositions to the Year 1559, The Selected Writings of John Knox, Volume 2: Later Writings and Correspondence, Knox's True and False Worship and A Warning Against the Anabaptists, and much more by John Calvin, George Gillespie, Samuel Miller, and many others! The LIBRARY OF PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE PUBLICATIONS CD contains works that are not available anywhere else in printed or digital form.
BOOKS ON JOHN KNOX
Life of Knox. Containing Illustrations of the History of the Reformation in Scotland; with Biographical Notices of the Principal Reformers, & Sketches of the Progress of Literature in Scotland During the Sixteenth Century (1855)
Iain Murray, in his stirring introduction to Cunningham's Historical Theology writes, "The third event marking the commencement of this spiritual movement was the publication of a book in 1811. It was the biography of John Knox by Thomas M'Crie. All over Scotland this work was used to revive the memory of the great Reformer and nothing could have been a more telling protest against the stifling influence of Moderatism. It brought many a student and minister into the experience once described by James Fraser of Brae in his Memoirs: 'When I read Knox, I thought I saw another scheme of divinity, much more agreeable to the Scriptures and to my experience than the modern.'" M'Crie followed this up in 1819 with a biography of Knox's great successor, Andrew Melville (Life of Andrew Melville [2 vol.]), and these two books became known as the 'Iliad and Odyssey of the Scottish Church.' Just as Homer's heroes fired the hearts of many imitators so M'Crie's biographies aroused a holy ambition in many to follow the noble example of these two spiritual giants." M'Crie's work is an undisputed classic regarding this fiery reformer. It exhibits information on Knox and the Scottish Reformation which has been hid in manuscripts and books which are now little known or consulted. Knox may be the most pertinent first Reformation Reformer to study in our day of widespread idolatry, theological and civil pluralism, anti-Christian government, humanistic law, relativism, false ecumenicity, and the revival of that "masterpiece of Satan," Roman Catholicism. Read everything that you can get your hands on either by or about Knox; you'll never be the same again! This is the full unedited text of 484 pages, not available from any other publisher (to our knowledge).
John Knox and the Church of England: His Work in Her Pulpit and His Influence Upon Her Liturgy, Articles, and Parties (1875)
Here Lorimer gives us an important look at a major chapter in the life of Christ's Reformation "workman," as founded upon several important papers of Knox never before published. Kyle elaborates: "After the publication of Laing's collection, three smaller Knoxian writings were discovered. In 1875 these tracts were reprinted as part of Peter Lorimer's book John Knox and the Church of England. Scholarly criticism has verified Knox's authorship of these articles" (The Mind of John Knox, p. 14). Lorimer himself says that "[t]he amount of fresh biographical and historical material supplied by these papers is so very considerable that it appeared to warrant and suggest a re-writing of the English chapter of Knox's life." Furthermore, he continues, that though Knox is too often thought of only in connection "with his work and success as the Reformer of Scotland," it should be remembered that "a large portion of the best and most energetic part of his life was spent in England, and among Englishmen out of England." Kevin Reed, one of the foremost Knox scholars alive today, calls this work "an excellent account of Knox's ministry in England" (John Knox the Forgotten Reformer, p. 19. Forthcoming in print from Presbyterian Heritage Publications, or available now on the PHP CD under "REED, KEVIN" at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/R.htm ).
BROWN, P. HUME
John Knox: A Biography (1895, 2 volumes)
Brown says of Knox, "It would, indeed, be difficult to name another historical personage who in such degree as Knox revealed a nation's genius to itself, and at once vitalized and dominated its collective thought and action. To present Knox in this twofold aspect, at once as a great Scotsman, and a figure of European importance, is the object of the present biography." Moreover, Brown continues, noting that in Knox, "we have precisely what distinguishes the great religious leader from the mere religious visionary... we have seen in Knox one of the great emancipators of humanity, whose work left undone would irremediably have injured the highest interests not only of his own country but of the community of civilized nations... For the mass of his countrymen, those who have shaped the nation's destinies in the past as they must shape them in the future, Knox is the greatest person their country has produced, and the man to whom in all that makes a people great they owe the deepest and most abiding debt. 'What I have been to my country,' he himself said when within sight of the end he looked back on the long travail of his life, 'what I have been to my country, albeit this unthankful age will not know, yet the ages to come will be compelled to bear witness to the truth;' and the consenting testimony of three centuries is the evidence and pledge that his assurance was not in vain." A rare and extensive biography of over 700 pages at a very low price.
John Knox, Oliver Cromwell, God's Law and the Reformation of Civil Government
HAY FLEMING, DAVID
Knox in the Hands of the Philistines (1903)
John Knox: His Ideas and Ideals
Scottish Reformation History (and its implications for our day)
Sketches of the Covenanters (1913)
The best easy-to-read book on the history of the Covenanters. May also be used for home schooling or in other teaching settings, as it contains a convenient list of questions at the end of each chapter.
Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (known in our day as Scots Worthies) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781).
Most commonly known as "Scots Worthies," this edition contains Howie's footnotes (defending the Covenanters) and Howie's appendix titled "The Judgment and Justice of God" (which chronicles God's judgments upon Reformation apostates and those who persecuted the Covenanters). It is the only edition in print which contains both these sections intended for publication by the author (as later editors often removed either one or both of these parts of this book). Biographia Scoticana is one of our best history books (over 700 pages), covering all of the major Scottish Reformers.
History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines (1856)
This book is one of the best easy reading historical accounts published concerning this unsurpassed Assembly. This title is in the free books file on all the Reformation Bookshelf CDs.
Act, Declaration, And Testimony, For The Whole Of The Covenanted Reformation, As Attained To, And Established In, Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt The Years 1638 and 1649, Inclusive. As, Also, Against All The Steps Of Defection From Said Reformation, Whether In Former Or Later Times, Since The Overthrow Of That Glorious Work, Down To This Present Day (1876)
Upholds the original work of the Westminster Assembly and testifies to the abiding worth and truth formulated in the Westminster family of documents. It is not likely that you will find a more consistent working out of the principles of Calvinism anywhere. Deals with the most important matters relating to the individual, the family, the church and the state. Sets forth a faithful historical testimony of God's dealings with men during some of the most important days of church history. A basic text that should be mastered by all Christians. 217 pages.
The True History of the Church of Scotland, From the Beginning of the Reformation, unto the end of the Reigne of King James VI. Wherein, besides some touches of the civil state and alteration of affairs, in their due order, there is not only a series of the assemblies, and of the principal of their actings recorded; but also a full and plain relation of the trials and troubles, which the church did meet with from enemies to the purity of her doctrine, worship, discipline and government; of the several alterations, caused or occasioned thereby, of the many sad and lamentable faintings and backslidings of persons, sometimes eminent in the church; of the faithful contendings of others for the prerogatives of Christ, as the alone Head of the Church, for the purity of his institutions, and for the liberty and privileges of His Church and Kingdom, against all the enemies thereof, and particularly against Erastianism, and Prelacy, the two grand enemies of the discipline and government of the Church of Christ, and of their sad sufferings upon the account thereof. Printed in 1678.
KERR, JAMES (editor)
The Covenants and the Covenanters: Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation
The prefatory note to this magnificent volume well describes its value: "The Covenants, Sermons, and Papers in this volume carry the readers back to some of the brightest periods in Scottish history. They mark important events in that great struggle by which these three kingdoms (England, Scotland and Ireland–RB) were emancipated from the despotisms of Pope, Prince, and Prelate, and an inheritance of liberty secured for these Islands of the Sea. The whole achievements of the heroes of the battlefields are comprehended under that phrase of Reformers and Martyrs, 'The Covenanted Work of Reformation.' The attainments of those stirring times were bound together by the Covenants, as by rings of gold. The Sermons here were the product of the ripe thought of the main actors in the various scenes -- men of piety, learning, and renown. Hence, the nature, objects , and benefits of personal and national Covenanting are exhibited in a manner fitted to attract to that ordinance the minds and hearts of men." (Thomas Sproull cited in the Reformed Presbytery's Short Vindication, p. 38). 442 pages with illustrations.
MITCHELL, ALEXANDER F.
The Scottish Reformation: Its Epochs, Episodes, Leaders, & Distinctive Characteristics
WYLIE, JAMES A.
Protestantism in Scotland (1878)
NATIONAL COVENANT, Also the Solemn League and Covenant, A Solemn Acknowledgement of public sins, the form and order of the coronation of Charles II, the act for censuring compliers with the public enemies of the kirk and kingdom, act for censuring ministers, etc. 1678.
WAGNER, MICHAEL G.
Paleopresbyterianism Versus Neopresbyterianism (1996)
This resource is contained in the free books file on all the Reformation Bookshelf CDs.
WAGNER, MICHAEL G.
A Presbyterian Political Manifesto: Presbyterianism and Civil Government (1995)
This resource is contained in the free books file on all the Reformation Bookshelf CDs.
Also see Greg Barrow's The Covenanted Reformation Defended in the "Free Books" section.
Books on Andrew Melville
The Life of Andrew Melville (2 volumes)
Almost 900 pages covering the life and work of Knox's successor.
Andrew Melville (1899)
This CD also contains the 101 FREE bonus books and articles listed below:
A. Free Bonus Books and Articles on the Sovereignty of God Over Doctrine, Practice, and Testimony (In the Westminster Standards, Covenants, etc. -- and Among the Faithful Martyrs of Christ)
1. The Westminster Assembly - Westminster Confession of Faith (1646)
Contains the original and unedited text of this judicially binding document, the greatest of Christian Confessions, with the full scripture proof texts written out. This book represents Reformed thinking at its purest and best. "The product of Puritan conflict," stated Shedd, reaching "a perfection of statement never elsewhere achieved." "All that learning the most profound and extensive, intellect the most acute and searching, and piety the most sincere and earnest, could accomplish, was thus concentrated in the Westminster Assembly's Confession of Faith, which may be safely termed the most perfect statement of Systematic Theology ever framed by the Christian Church," writes Hetherington in The History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines (p. 345, emphasis added). Also included are the following documents, which are usually bound together with the Westminster Confession of Faith:
a. The Solemn League and Covenant
b. The Confession of Faith of the Kirk of Scotland: Or, The National Covenant
c. The Westminster Shorter Catechism (with full Scripture references)
d. The Westminster Larger Catechism (with full Scripture references)
e. To the Christian Reader, Especially Heads of Families (Prefaced to the Westminster Confession and Catechisms)
f. Mr. Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader (Prefaced to the Westminster Confession and Catechisms)
g. The Sum of Saving Knowledge
h. The (Westminster) Directory for the Publick Worship of God
i. The (Westminster) Directory for Family Worship
j. The (Westminster) Form of Presbyterial Church Government
k. A Solemn Acknowledgement of Public Sins, and Breaches of the (Solemn League and) Covenant; and A Solemn Engagement to All the Duties Contained Therein.
2. Reformed Presbytery - The Six Points of the Terms of Ministerial and Christian Communion in the Reformed Presbyterian Church
3. William Hetherington - History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines
The best history of this unsurpassed Assembly, their times, and their work!
4. Fisher's Catechism - The Great Scottish Commentary on the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
5. Robert Shaw - The Reformed Faith: An Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith (With An Introductory Essay by William M. Hetherington)
6. Andrew Symington - Religious Principles of the Scottish Martyrs
Sets forth the major Scriptural truths which the Scottish Presbyterians/Covenanters died for. Also introduces some of the reasons why these Scriptural teachings were held in such high esteem; showing why multitudes died a martyr's death rather than denying Christ before men in relinquishing the precious truths.
7. Reformed Presbytery - A Short Vindication of Our Covenanted Reformation
8. Greg Barrow - The Covenanted Reformation Defended (1998)
An unsurpassed work, citing original source documents from the Westminster Divines (and the Covenanted Reformation that gave us the Westminster Standards), Calvin's Geneva, and a broad range of other classic Reformation sources, documenting what true biblical Reformation is -- as opposed to the almost complete defection from biblical Reformation attainments among modern Presbyterian and Reformed churches in our day. Originally written in the context of a debate with neopresbyterian Richard [Dick] Bacon. (http://www.swrb.com/newslett/FREEBOOK/GBarrow.htm). Must reading for anyone who is serious about the truth of Scripture as formulated by some of the most faithful Christians thus far in history.
9. Michael G. Wagner - Paleopresbyterianism Versus Neopresbyterianism
10. William Roberts - "The Covenanting Martyrs and the Revival of the Covenants!" from the Reformed Presbyterian Catechism.
11. William Roberts - "On the Duty of Covenanting and the Permanent Obligations of Religious Covenants" from section 11 of the Reformed Presbyterian Catechism (1853).
12. George Gillespie - Whether it be lawful, just, and expedient, that the taking of the Solemn League and Covenant be enjoined by the Parliament upon all persons in the kingdom under a considerable penalty.
CHAPTER 16 of "A Treatise of Miscellany Questions," pp. 85-88, from The Works of George Gillespie, volume 2, Still Waters Revival Books reprint. Includes "Nine particulars to be remembered for the right deducing and stating the matter of fact. - The grounds and reasons of such an ordinance and appointment may be eleven.. - Four objections answered. - How this ordinance would not be tyranny over men's consciences. - The covenant is no temporary obligation.. - If such an ordinance to the army be scandalum acceptum, then the not making of it is scandalum datum.
13. The Nicene Creed
14. The Athanasian Creed
15. The Definition of the Council of Chalcedon (451)
16. Larry Birger - The Biblical and Logical Necessity of Uninspired Creeds
A humorous and instructive dialogue between Hans [a paleopresbyterian] and Franz [a neopresbyterian], demonstrating the absolute necessity of uninspired creeds. Hans shows Franz that Franz's rejection of uninspired creeds is itself an uninspired creed.
B. Free Bonus Books and Articles on the Sovereignty of God in Salvation ("Calvinism")
1. A.W. Pink - The Sovereignty of God
One of the best books explaining the foundations of Calvinism and God's sovereignty -- as revealed in Scripture. This is the unabridged edition.
2. Augustus Toplady - Arminianism: The Road to Rome!
3. John Calvin - Calvin's Calvinism: Treatises on the Eternal Predestination of God and the Secret Providence of God.
4. C.H. Spurgeon - A Defense of Calvinism
5. John Owen - For Whom Did Christ Die?
6. Loraine Boettner - The Reformed Faith
7. Synod of Dort - The Canons of Dordt ("The Decision of the Synod of Dordt on the Five Main Points of Doctrine in Dispute in the Netherlands")
"This famous Synod of Dordt (1618-19) was held in order to settle a serious controversy in the Dutch churches initiated by the rise of Arminianism... Although this was a national synod of the Reformed churches of the Netherlands, it had an international character, since it was composed not only of Dutch delegates but also of twenty-six delegates from eight foreign countries... In the Canons the Synod of Dordt rejected the Arminian views and set forth the Reformed doctrine on unconditional election, limited atonement, total depravity, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of saints (later known as TULIP)."
C. Free Bonus Books and Articles on the Sovereignty of God in Worship (The Regulative Principle of Worship, Close Communion, Against Occasional Hearing and for Biblical Separation, etc.)
1. John Calvin - On Shunning the Unlawful Rites of the Ungodly and Preserving the Purity of the Christian Religion (1537)
Herein Calvin maintains the sinfulness of outward conformity to false worship. Dealing with a major problem of his day, Calvin shows that false worship should never be tolerated or participated in (even by your bodily presence), no matter what the cost -- whether it be persecution, exile, or death. For his faithfulness in this matter, Calvin was greatly scorned. Obvious parallels to our day abound, not the least of which include the Lordship controversy, false ecumenism, rampant idolatry in the false rites maintained in the public worship of backslidden Protestantism, and in the rise of the influence Roman Catholic harlot (once again in our day). Excerpted from the "Library of Presbyterian Heritage and Protestant Heritage Press" CD (listed at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/R.htm under "REED KEVIN"). Used by permission.
2. Psalter by Francis Rouse, the Westminster Divines, and the Scottish General Assembly (from 1646-1650) Annotations by John Brown (of Haddington) - THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE (i.e. the Scottish Metrical Psalter of 1650): Allowed By the Authority of the Kirk of Scotland, and of Several Branches of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. With Notes, Exhibiting the Connection, Explaining the Sense, and for Directing and Animating the Devotion (1841 edition)
This is the Psalter (less Brown's notes, which were added later) mandated, approved and used (for public, family, and private worship) by the Westminster Assembly and all those who covenanted to uphold the Biblical Reformation that these Divines proclaimed. The text of the Scottish Metrical Psalms was authorized by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1650. The notes added by Brown are suitable for explaining the Psalm before singing and are a great aid to understanding and worship (whether public, family, or private).
This is a primary source document of Reformation; not to be missed by those serious about the Reformed faith -- and worshipping God in spirit and in truth. There are few things in life as pleasing and enjoyable as communing with Christ through the singing of His Psalms! Excerpted from the "Library of Presbyterian Heritage and Protestant Heritage Press" CD (listed at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/R.htm under "REED KEVIN"). Used by permission.
3. George Gillespie - Of Uniformity In Religion, Worship of God, and Church Government by George Gillespie
4. Greg Price - Foundation for Reformation: The Regulative Principle of Worship (1995, http://www.reformedpresbytery.org/books/index.html )
5. The (Westminster) Directory for the Publick Worship of God
6. James Douglas' classic Strictures on Occasional Hearing: An Inquiry Into Song 1:7 ( http://www.reformedpresbytery.org/books/index.html )
7. John Anderson - A Sermon Against Occasional Hearing
8. S. Bowden - Debarring and Inviting Service at the Administration of the Lord's Supper, 1871
9. Andrew Clarkson - The Reformed View of Schism
The Reformers often said "that to avoid schism we must separate." This should give the perceptive reader some indication of how badly misunderstood the biblical teaching regarding schism and separation (which should be differentiated in many ways) has become in our day. Sadly, some of the most anti-Reformed work on this subject has been written by contemporary individuals, who, though calling themselves Reformed, "understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm" (1 Tim. 1:7). This excerpt from Clarkson's Plain Reasons for Presbyterians Dissenting should contribute much to correcting the promotion of unbiblical ecumenism and place this doctrine back on its Scriptural foundation -- which was recovered during the Reformation. Clarkson cites Beza, Rutherford, Gillespie, Dickson, Durham, McWard (Rutherford's "disciple"), Marshal, Watson, Owen, Burroughs, and many others, while defending the truth about schism. Objections brought against the Reformation view of schism are also carefully answered. This is probably the single best short treatment of this subject.
10. Reg Barrow - Worship: The Regulative Principle of Worship in History
11. Reg Barrow - Psalm Singing in Scripture & History
Discusses Reformed worship-song in the context of the regulative principle of worship [Sola Scriptura in Worship]. Defends exclusive Psalmody from Scripture and the writings and testimony of the most prominent Reformers.
12. David Steele - Martin Luther and Psalm Singing
Did Luther and the Reformation Lutherans practice exclusive Psalmody? What about Luther's hymns? Where and when were they used? ANSWERS HERE!
13. John Calvin and John Girardeau - Instrumental Music in Public Worship: The Views of John Calvin, the Westminster Assembly, Many English Puritans, the Scottish Church, the churches of Holland in the Synods of the Reformed Dutch Church (soon after the Reformation), Zwingle, Spurgeon, et al.
"Instruments were first introduced into use (in public worship) by the Roman Catholic Church in the thirteenth century. The Calvinistic Reformed Church ejected instrumental music from its services as a element of Popery. The historical argument combines with the scriptural and the confessional arguments to raise a solemn and powerful protest against the employment of instruments in public worship by the Presbyterian Church (or any other church seeking to remain faithful to Scripture)" adapted from Instrumental Music in the Public Worship of the Church by John L. Girardeau.
14. Session of the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton - A Brief Defense Of Dissociation In The Present Circumstances 1996.
Recounts the Covenanter/Westminster position on biblical separation, with special emphasis on the teaching of Samuel Rutherford.
15. Greg Barrow & Larry Birger, Jr. - Reformation Principles Re-Exhibited: An Historical Witness & Brotherly Entreaty. Summary and Analysis of Changes within the Terms of Communion of the Reformed Presbyterian Churches of Scotland and America from 1761 to the Present, and a Particular Analysis and Testimony Against the Present Day Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA). (August 5, 2002).
16. Reg Barrow - Calvin, Close Communion, and the Coming Reformation (a book review of Alexander and Rufus... by John Anderson )
Shows how Calvin practiced close communion and covenanting -- and how a biblical view of these ordinances is intended to purify the individual, church, and state. Refutes the Popish and paedocommunion heresies (regarding the Lord's Supper), as well as all views of open communion. Also argues that Arminians, anti-paedobaptists, anti-regulativists, and all those who openly violate the law of God [and are unrepentant] should be barred from the Lord's table -- as a corrective measure ordained of God for their recovery. This is Reformation History Notes number two.
17. Dr. F. Nigel Lee - Calvin's Convincing Antipaedocommunionism
18. Larry Birger - Terms of Ministerial and Christian Communion in the Reformed Presbyterian Church, With Explanatory Dialogue (Including "The Biblical and Logical Necessity of Uninspired Creeds")
19. Reg Barrow - Saul in the Cave of Adullam: A Testimony Against the Fashionable, Sub-Calvinism of Doug Wilson (Editor of Credenda Agenda Magazine); And for Classical Protestantism and the Attainments of the Second Reformation
A debate between the editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine, Doug Wilson and the President of Still Waters Revival Books, Reg Barrow, concerning Reformation worship, the Lord's supper, civil and ecclesiastical government, history, covenanting (and the Solemn League and Covenant), separation, and much more, 1997, http://www.swrb.com/newslett/FREEBOOK/RBarrow.htm.
20. Reg Barrow - Steve Schlissel Versus Reformation Worship (http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/steve-schlissel.htm)
21. Bill Mencarow - Steve Schlissel's Flawed Conception of the Regulative Principle of Worship Corrupts His Arguments: A Letter To A Ruling Elder (PCA) From A Ruling Elder (Formerly PCA) http://www.cashflows.org/rpw.htm
22. Reg Barrow - A Warning Against the False and Dangerous Views of James Jordan Concerning Worship: A Book Review of Kevin Reed's Canterbury Tales
23. Session of the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton - A Brief Testimony Against the Practice of Occasional Hearing.
24. John Howie of Lochgoin - Faithful Witness-Bearing Exemplified: A Preface Concerning Association, Toleration, and What is Now Called Liberty of Conscience (published 1783).
25. Reformed Presbytery in North America - The Practice of Headcoverings in Public Worship, June 4, 2001. (http://www.reformedpresbytery.org/books/index.html)
26. Reformed Presbytery - A Short Directory for Religious Societies, drawn up by appointment for the particular use of the several societies of Christian people under their inspection, at the desire of the said societies, and addressed to them. 1881.
D. Free Bonus Books and Articles on the Sovereignty of God in History (The Eschatology of Victory, Historicism, etc.)
1. Jonathan Edwards - The Work of Redemption, Period III
A most remarkable glimpse into the mind of President Edwards. He boldly proclaims the glorious future of Christ's Kingdom on earth BEFORE the return of Christ. Excerpted by CRTA from: The Works of Jonathan Edwards as published on CD-ROM by Ages Software (and used by SWRB by permission of Ages Software).
2. Francis Nigel Lee - Always Victorious! The Earliest Church Not Pre- But Postmillennial (2000)
A fascinating 24 page look at early church history and eschatology (with English tranlations of Latin works) which backs up the following strong statements by Dr. Lee,
The plain truth is: Chiliasm (Premillennialism--RB) is neither Old-Testamentical, Ancient-Apocryphal, Pseudepigraphical, New-Testamentical, Neo-Apocryphal, or Early-Patristic. Instead, it is a Mid-Patristic minority viewpoint -- derived from Zoroastrian Paganism. Where, then, did the unscriptural chiliastic teaching of the "double resurrection" come from? Whence arose this teaching of a physical resurrection of the saints separated by a thousand years from a subsequent physical resurrection of the wicked? Not from the Bible -- but from Babel!
It was only from the middle of the second century A.D. onward, then, that the Babylonian-Persian chiliastic idea of two widely-separated physical resurrections began to expand even on the fringes of the Christian Church. First it influenced Sub-Christian groups like the Cerinthians, Ebionites, and the Montanists -- cf. too the modern Mormons, Pentecostalists, Seventh-day Adventists, and Jehovah's Witnesses. And then it ultimately influenced even some of the authentically-Christian groups themselves.
We summarize. None of the books of the Bible nor any extant writings of the Earliest Church Fathers -- such as the Didachee or Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (A.D. 97), the Epistle of Barnabas (98), Clement of Rome (98), Hermas (100), Ignatius (107), Quadratus (120), the Epistle to Diognetus (130), Pseudo-Clement (135), Polycarp (140), or Papias (145) -- are chiliastic. With the exception of the Mid-Patristic Justin (150), Irenaeus (185), Tertullian (200) and those who followed them -- none of the later Patristic Fathers were Chiliasts.
3. J.A. Wylie - The Papacy is the Antichrist.
This book contains the classic teaching of the Protestant Reformation regarding Antichrist (an integral part of that Reformation, we might add -- as all the Reformed creeds and confessions attest). The easy reading format and style make this book an ideal introduction to this topic. 1888.
4. Patrick Fairbairn - Is Popery the Antichrist? or The Tendency of Prophecy to Describe Things According to the Reality, Rather that the Appearance or Profession
Classic Protestant Historicism demonstrating why both futurism and preterism are hermeneutically flawed.
5. Francis Nigel Lee - Islam in the Bible (2000)
Many Reformers considered the Papacy "the great Western Antichrist," and Islam "the great Eastern Antichrist." Read why in this book! Classic Protestant eschatology (Historicism) on what Bible prophecy teaches about the rise and fall of Islam -- and even what to expect in the future!
6. Francis Nigel Lee - Calvin on Islam (2000)
Given the prominent place in Scripture that God apportions to revealing Islam as one of the most significant antichristian forces in history (and in the light of the rise and progress of Islam in our day), Dr. Lee has provided a much-needed service to the Christian community by gathering together (into one easy-reading book) the thoughts of one of the greatest Reformers, John Calvin, on one of the chief historical enemies of the church of Christ and the souls of men.
7. L'Avenir - Apocalyptic Interpretation
Since the time of the great Reformation, there have been no less than SIX PROMINENT THEORIES of eschatological interpretation, each claiming for itself the palm of merit, and all demanding the unanimous suffrage of the Christian Church. This article summarizes these positions while also exposing the Jesuit origins of Preterism and Futurism. It also notes that Historicism was the theory of the Waldenses, Wickliffites, and Hussites; and the great body of the Reformers in the 16th century-German, Swiss, French, English, generally received it. It has been the view of the vast majority of Scottish Presbyterians. It was also the view of many prominent American divines, from Edwards to the 19th century Princeton theologians - the Alexanders, the Hodges, Miller, etc. It is preeminently the theory of the Reformation, and therefore has been violently opposed by Roman Catholics, prelatists, rationalising expositors and other foes of reformational principles.
8. Francis Nigel Lee - The Anti-Preterist Historicism of John Calvin and the Westminster Standards (2000)
An overview of classic Protestant eschatology (historicism) focusing on John Calvin and the Westminster Standards (as contrasted with the Jesuit-inspired Preterist view). 14 pages.
9. Matthew Henry - Complete Commentary on the Revelation
E. Free Bonus Books, Articles, and Catechisms on the Sovereignty of God Over the Family
1. The (Westminster) Directory for Family Worship
2. To the Christian Reader, Especially Heads of Families (Prefaced to the Westminster Confession and Catechisms)
3. Mr. Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader (Prefaced to the Westminster Confession and Catechisms)
4. The Westminster Shorter Catechism (with full Scripture references).
Concerning the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Mitchell writes,"...it is a thoroughly Calvinistic and Puritan catechism, the ripest fruit of the Assembly's thought and experience, maturing and finally fixing the definitions of theological terms to which Puritanism for half a century had been leading up and gradually coming closer and closer to in its legion of catechisms" (Westminster Assembly: Its History and Standards, p. 431). Richard Baxter said of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, "It is the best Catechism I ever saw -- a most excellent sum of the Christian faith and doctrine, and a fit test to try the orthodoxy of its teachers."
5. The Westminster Larger Catechism (with full Scripture references).
6. John Calvin - Catechism of the Church of Geneva, Being A Form of Instruction For Children.
7. Richard Baxter - The Duties of Parents For Their Children (From: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 1, A Christian Directory, on Christian Economics, Chap. X., pp. 449-454).
8. Richard Baxter - The Special Duties Of Children Towards Their Parents (From: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 1, A Christian Directory , on Christian Economics, Chap. XI., pp. 454-457).
9. Richard Baxter - The Special Duties Of Children And Youth Towards God (From: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 1, A Christian Directory, on Christian Economics, Chap. XII., pp. 457-458).
10. Greg Price - Christian Education in the Home: Help! My Daughter Wants to Date. 1994.
11. Reg Barrow - Godless Public Education & Sin
The primacy of godliness in education is here contrasted with the sinfulness of turning young children over to the pagans and Christ-haters for education. Shows how Christians violate the first commandment when they send the children that God has given them stewardship over to His enemies for "training."
F. Free Bonus Books and Articles on the Sovereignty of God Over the Church and the Ministry
1. The (Westminster) Form of Presbyterial Church Government
2. William Cunningham and Reg Barrow - Apostolic Presbyterianism
Shows from Scripture how the Apostles practiced the divine right of Presbyterianism.
3. Dr. Francis Nigel Lee - John Owen Represbyterianized
4. Michael G. Wagner - Forgotten Hero: The Autobiography of David Steele (1998)
5. David Scott, John Cunningham, and George Smeaton - What Is A Moral Person? How God Views the Church and the Nations
A clear and concise summary of the biblical doctrine of the moral person (i.e. that God regards churches and nations as moral entities separate from the individual members of which they are composed). No Christian can afford not to understand this vital teaching! In many ways this is a crux of the Covenanter position, underlying as it does the issues of separation from backslidden or anti-Christian civil and church governments, the binding nature of lawful Covenants on posterity, eschatology, etc.
6. John Brown (of Wamphray) - Corporate Sanctification: Holding Fast the Attainments of Reformation
An overview of the Covenanter doctrine of reformation attainments by one of the great Covenanter theologians. Helpful in dispelling false charges of Anabaptism and perfectionism laid at the feet of faithful Covenanters by schismatics. John Brown was one of Samuel Rutherford's best students.
7. Francis Turretin - Proof That the Church is Often Obscured
8. Reformed Presbytery in North America - Deed of Constitution, August 5, 2000.
9. John L. Girardeau - The Discretionary Power of the Church
10. Reformed Presbytery - Historical Testimony, Church Union, and the Second Reformation
11. Reg Barrow - Would John Calvin Excommunicate John Frame?
12. Reformed Presbytery - Toleration: The Cut-Throat of True Religion
13. Michael Wagner - Up From Reconstructionism (1996, http://www.reformedpresbytery.org/books/index.html ).
14. James Durham (1622-1658) - Concerning a Calling to the Ministry, and Clearness Therein
From: A Commentary Upon the Book of the Revelation, Revelation 1:19-20, Lecture IX pages 66-83 (of 60-83).
15. Samuel Miller - The Ruling Elder (An Essay on the Warrant, Nature, and Duties of the Office of the Ruling Elder, in the Presbyterian Church)
16. Greg Barrow & Larry Birger, Jr. - Reformation Principles Re-Exhibited: An Historical Witness & Brotherly Entreaty. Summary and Analysis of Changes within Terms of Communion of the Reformed Presbyterian Churches of Scotland and America from 1761 to the Present, and a Particular Analysis and Testimony Against the Present Day Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA). (August 5, 2002).
G. Free Bonus Books and Articles on the Sovereignty of God Over Civil Governments
1. Greg Price - Biblical Civil Government Versus The Beast; and The Basis for Civil Resistance (1996, http://www.swrb.com/newslett/FREEBOOK/GPrice.htm )
2. Michael G. Wagner - A Presbyterian Political Manifesto
3. Unknown - When Is Civil Government So Constituted that Christians Can Swear Allegiance To It?
4. The Commissioners of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland. With the Answer of Parliament to the said Testimony - A Solemn Testimony Against Toleration and the Present Proceedings of the Sectaries and Their Abettors, in England, in Reference to Religion and Government (1649)
5. Samuel Rutherford - Samuel Rutherford Refutes Roger Williams Regarding Toleration, Sectarianism, and Peace
6. Reg Barrow - Reformation Civil Government
7. John Howie of Lochgoin - Faithful Witness-Bearing Exemplified: A Preface Concerning Association, Toleration, and What is Now Called Liberty of Conscience [published 1783]
H. Miscellaneous Free Bonus Books, Articles, and Quotations
1. Classic Covenanter, Presbyterian, Puritan, and Reformed Quotes from Various Authors - Arranged By Topic
Great for cutting and pasting during online debates or for confirming classic Protestant and Presbyterian teaching!
2. Greg Price - A Testimony Against the Unfounded Charges of Anabaptism.
3. Dr. F.N. Lee - Calvin's Convincing Antipaedocommunionism
4. John Calvin - "The Second Sermon Upon the First Chapter of Job (or "Feasts and Godly Children") on Job 1:2-5," from the book Sermons on the Book of Job (1574).
5. Greg Price - The Bible and Alcoholic Beverages. 1995.
6. Greg Price - An Open Letter to those in the Identity Movement.
7. Greg Price - When Does the Sabbath Begin? Morning or Evening? 1995.
8. Session of the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton - A Reformation Discussion of Extraordinary Predictive Prophecy Subsequent to the Closing of the Canon of Scripture (prepared by Elder Greg Barrow) 1998.
Also free on this CD are the following audio (MP3) tracks:
John Howie - "James Stewart and John Knox: Scotland's 'Two Sons of Oil'" from Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies), as read by Larry Birger.
John Knox - Reformation, Revolution and Romanism
John Knox - True and False Worship
Greg Price - What is Occasional Hearing? (1/3) On Biblical Separation
Greg Price - What is Occasional Hearing? (2/3) On Biblical Separation
Greg Price - What is Occasional Hearing? (3/3) On Biblical Separation
John Howie - Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (19/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781) (Contains the lives of Robert Traill [father and Son], William Vetch, and an abstract of a speech delivered by Lord Warriston before the Assembly of Divines at Westminster.)
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