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BAILLIE, ROBERT

Anabaptism, The True Fountain of Independency, Antinomy, Brownisme, Familisme, and the Most of the Other Errors, Which for the Time Do Trouble the Church of England, Unsealed (1647)

The title continues: "Also the Questions of Paedobaptisme and Dipping Handled from Scripture. In a Second Part of the Dissuasive from the Errors of the Time." Shows the origin, progress and changing character of the Anabaptist's heresies -- many which still afflict the body of Christ in our day (even in so-called "Reformed" circles). A fine defense of the biblical view of baptism is also given, including many answers to Anabaptist (Baptist) objections on this point. A staggering array of "testimonies" (i.e. quotations) are marshalled by Baillie -- both in refuting and setting forth the pernicious Anabaptist teachings. Baillie was one of the Scottish Commissioners sent to the Westminster Assembly. His international perspective and insight (concerning the ecclesiastical and civil battles for the Protestant cause of his day) makes for an interesting backdrop to this title -- not often encountered among most authors dealing with these topics. 220 pages.

 

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BAILLIE, ROBERT

Baillie's Review of Bramhall's Seditious Pamphlet Entitled Fair Warning Against the Scot's Discipline... Also the Holy League and Covenant of these Three Nations Justified and Maintained (1649)
Baillie was "an erudite scholar who had mastered thirteen languages, including Chaldee and Ethiopic" (Cameron, ed., Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology
, p. 51) . Shortly after the publication of this title he was deceived by the errors of the Resolutioners (a covenant-breaking faction of Presbyterians in his day); and seeing the failure of his policies, "he died (it was said) of a broken heart" (Ibid.). Baillie here refutes the pretended bishop of London-Derry dealing with many questions of contemporary interest. The "Holy League and Covenant of these Three Nations" named in the title is referring to the Solemn League and Covenant (a international bond between England, Ireland, Scotland, and "all his Majesties dominions" and God) -- which has always been a favorite target of backsliders, malignants, Papists, Prelates, schismatics and other scandal-mongers. 91 pages, very rare.
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BAILLIE, ROBERT

The Canterburians Self-Conviction: or an evident demonstration of the avowed Arminianisme, Poperie, and tyrannie of that faction, by their owne confessions; With a postscript for the Personat Jesuite Lysimachus Nicanor, a prime Canterburian. (1641)

 

Baillie was one of the Scottish commissioners to the Westminster Assembly. An exceedingly rare item, this book was written as the storms of the religious wars between the Puritans and the Prelates were beginning to blow. These were days when nations adopted overtly religious presuppositions and books such as this became international defences of gospel principles against the ecclesiastical (and political) forces of Antichrist -- and his generation of vipers. After rehearsing some of the major incidents of Prelatical persecution against the saints of the most high God, and calling to the English for support of the Covenanted cause of Christ, Baillie gives this stirring summary of his motives in writing this book, "behold I here first upon all hazard do break my pitcher, do hold out my Lamp, and blow my trumpet before the Commissioners of the whole Kingdom, offering to convince that prevalent faction by their own mouth, of Arminianism, Popery, and Tyranny." These were brave and zealous words, for in that day such speech could eventuate in your death. This is not only a historically relevant item, but also a fine defense against the prevailing heresies of the flesh (heresy being a work of the flesh, cf. Gal 5:19-20). The two predominant heresies addressed by Baillie in this book still cover much of the professing Christian world today; these being: (1.) false, man-centered views of salvation (Arminianism and Pelagianism) and (2.) false man-centered views of worship (Liturgical innovationism: either high church or Charismatic). "Baillie fought hard against Arminianism" noted Johnston (The Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 310); making this book especially valuable for today! This is the third edition of 128 pages, plus a 28 page postscript.

 

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BAILLIE, ROBERT

A Dissuasive from the Errors of the Time: Wherein the Tenets of the principal Sects, especially of the Independents, are drawn together in one Map, for the most part, in the words of their own Authors, and their main principles are examined by the Touchstone of the Holy Scriptures (1645)

 

Chapter titles include: The origin and progress of the Brownists; The doctrine of the Brownists; The origin and progress of the Independents, and of their carriage in New England; The carriage of the Independents in Holland; The carriage of the Independents at London; An enumeration of the common tenets of the Independents; It is unjust scrupulosity to require satisfaction of the true grace of every Church member; Concerning the right of prophesying; Whether the power of ecclesiastical jurisdiction belongs to the people, or to the Presbytery?; Independency is contrary to God's Word; The thousand years of Christ, his visible reign upon Earth, is against Scripture (contra Premillennialism--RB). 274 pages.

 

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BAILLIE, ROBERT

An Historical Vindication of the Government of the Church of Scotland (1646)
The title continues: "From the manifold base calumnies which the most Malignant of the Prelates did invent of old, and now lately have been published with great industry in two Pamphlets at London." A defense of Presbyterianism.149 pages.
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BAILLIE, ROBERT

Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie (3 volumes, 1841 edition)

 

David Laing, ed. (three large volumes, 1841 ed.). Baillie was one of the Scottish delegates to the Westminster Assembly and these volumes cover the period from 1637 to 1662 -- some of the most momentous days in the history of the Reformed faith. These letters contain an intimate insider's look at these days of international religious drama, national covenants, and the writing of the greatest religious Confession ever given to men, the Westminster Confession of Faith ($US29.98 hardcover; $US24.98 softcover). A major source for 17th century Church history and a totally unique compilation -- peering into the very heart of Reformation! "Baillie was a keen Resolutioner, but lived to see his mistake. To this he refers in the last of his Letters, 'We are in the most hard taking we have seen at any time. It is the matter of my daily grief, and I think it has brought all my trouble on me, and I fear it shall do me more harm.' The work is of immense historical value" (Johnston, The Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 312). Cunningham is also cited by Johnston regarding this work, "His Letter and Journals furnish us with some pictures, as lifelike as photographs, of the principal actors then on the stage of affairs, and not unfrequently gives us a peep of what was passing behind the scenes. It is the book of all others to be read by those who would understand the period of the Covenant." About 1700 pages.

 

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Contains letters covering the period from 1647 to 1662. The appendix includes "Original Letters and Papers, Chiefly Relating to Ecclesiastical Affairs in Scotland, 1647 to 1661." This volume also includes a glossary, an index of names and the memoir of the life and writings of Robert Baillie. Of special note are pages 525-557, which contain "Notices Regarding the Metrical Version of the Psalms Received By the Church of Scotland," where we see the historical validity of the Reformed practice of exclusive Psalmody, from the place occupied by the Psalter printed in Geneva in 1556, right up to the "Psalter debates" that took place during Westminster Assembly.

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BAILLIE, ROBERT

Satan the Leader in chief to all who resist the Reparation of Sion (1643)
In this "sermon to the Honourable House of Commons, at their late solemn Fast, Febr. 28, 1643," Baillie promotes the idea that the church must be reformed before the state. At one point he comments, "The ordering of the State and Kingdom, how necessary soever, ought not to precede the settling of the Church. In this, the interest of God, in that, the interest of man is chiefest: If any could be so impious as to avow their postponing of God to the world, yet they would do well to be so wise as not to marre their own ends, by the mis-order of the proceedings. Except the Lord build the house of a Kingdom, the industry of the wisest men is for little purpose. And how shall the Lord concurre with men in building their state, when men are so careless of his Honour and Service, as not to build his Church? Nehemiah laid not a stone in the wall of the City, until Zerubbabel had set the Cap-stone on the wall of the temple." 62 pages.
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BAILLIE, ROBERT

The Unlawfulness and Danger of Limited Prelacy, or Perpetual Presidency in the Church, Briefly Discovered (1641)
"Written during the pamphlet war in support of Henderson's (covenanted Presbyterian--RB) position and views (against Prelacy--RB)," notes Johnston (Treasury of the Scottish Covenant
, p. 311). 21 pages.
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BAIRD, HENRY

History of the Rise of the Huguenots of France (2 volumes, 1886, 1895)

 

Volume one covers the period from the beginning of the French Reformation to the Edict of January, 1562. Volume two takes in the period from the battle of Coutras to the death of Henry the Fourth (1610). The author notes that

 

the period of about half a century with which these volumes are concerned may properly be regarded as the formative age of the Huguenots in France. It included the first planting of the reformed doctrines, and the steady growth of the Reformation in spite of obloquy and persecution, whether exercised under the forms of law or vented in lawless violence. It was the gathering and the regular organization of the reformed communities, as well as their consolidation into one of the most orderly and zealous churches of the Protestant family.

 

The author has made use of manuscripts "previously known to few scholars -- if at all." 1127 pages, including an extensive 26 page index covering both volumes.

 

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BAKER, SIR RICHARD

Meditations and Disquisitions Upon the First Psalm; The Penitential Psalms; and Seven Consolatory Psalms

Highly praised by Charles Spurgeon.

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BALFOUR, WILLIAM

The Establishment Principle Defended (1873)
"The principle of Church Establishments, properly understood... is just the principle of national religion. It has many ramifications all springing from an acknowledgement of the universal supremacy of Christ, and bearing upon the duty of nations and their rulers to promote the advancement of true religion, and the prosperity of Christ's cause and kingdom. It is connected with the protection of the Sabbath... (it) assumes that nations are moral and responsible creatures, accountable to God in their corporate capacity, and the proper subjects of rewards and punishments. It implies that wherever God's Word exists, its existence and influence ought to be nationally acknowledged as the only supreme authority and the fountain of law... All this is very powerfully expounded and enforced in this volume" (James Begg from the Preface). In short, this book shows how civil powers are to acknowledge Christ as King, and to civilly sanction all those who publicly promote Satan's kingdom (whether by cries of equality, neutrality, or toleration of lies, deception, heresy or idolatry).
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BANNERMAN, DOUGLAS

Difficulties About Baptism (1898)

 

In this book (of 86 pages) Bannerman deals with the nature of the difficulties raised by questions arising from the Baptist view of baptism, in the context of the Christian church generally, both Scripturally and historically. He writes,

 

'Baptism,' as has been well said by R. W. Dale of Birmingham, 'is a glorious Gospel in an impressive rite.' In this little hand-book I have sought chiefly to meet difficulties which young men and women may not unnaturally feel about this ordinance, and to show on what broad and strong foundations the common view and practice of Reformed Christendom really rest, as regards both the mode and the subjects of Baptism.

 

As a sample of Bannerman's though and writing, one interesting answer to a oft asked question from Baptists follows,

 

It is objected. 'Belief should always go before Baptism. Does not the Evangelist Mark say: 'He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved.'? (Mark xvi. 16.) Infants cannot believe; therefore they ought not to be baptized. Well, that half text, so often quoted, really proves nothing whatever against Infant Baptism. Take the text as it stands, only take the whole of it, and take the context with it; and the meaning is perfectly plain. It refers to the Gospel being preached 'in all the world,' the great heathen world beyond the bounds of Israel. It is to be preached and heard under solemn sanctions. It carries with it 'a savour of life and of death.' Everywhere it calls for faith, and confession of faith before men. 'He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be condemned.' The promise and the warning apply only to the case under consideration. You can no more rightly infer from these words, it is purely a matter of inference at the most, that the infants of believers should not be baptized, than that they cannot be saved, because they cannot believe. Yet 'He that believeth not shall be condemned.' You might just as well argue from the Apostle's rule: 'He that will not work neither let him eat,' that because infants do not work they should get nothing to eat. In both cases, the words apply to those only in reference to whom they are spoken. And the historical situation makes it perfectly clear how the first disciples would understand Christ's command about 'discipling the nations.' If we are asked: 'Why baptize unconscious babes?' our answer is: Because it is in accordance with Scripture principle, and Scripture precedent in the Church of God from the days of Abraham to the days of Christ. If unconscious babes were circumcised, as we know, according to the will of God, on the ground of their parents' faith, why should they not be baptized on the ground of their parents' faith? 'If ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.' 'For to you is the promise,' Peter said, speaking to devout Jews and Gentile proselytes, 'and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto Him.' (Gal. iii.29) The Saviour 'called the babes unto Him, and took them up in His arms and blessed them,' when brought to Him in the arms of believing mothers. 'He was much displeased' with the disciples, who, with the best intentions, would have forbidden them to be brought for the blessing, because they were but unconscious babes, who could neither understand nor believe. Is there no danger of a like mistake being made in our time by those who, with the best of motives, would act in a similar way?'

 

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BANNERMAN, D. DOUGLAS

The Scripture Doctrine Of The Church Historically and Exegetically Considered (1887)
A systematic presentation, of over 600 pages, explaining Presbyterian church principles from Scripture. Considered a classic, it likely ranks somewhere behind this author's father's two-volume set The Church of Christ (by James Bannerman) -- whom he quotes freely throughout. In our day, this book is being used in the courses of late Dr. Greg Bahnsen in what is now the Bahnsen Study Center. Out of print for some time now, we are happy to once again make it available in this easy-to-work-with bound photocopy format.
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BANNERMAN, JAMES

Church of Christ: A Treatise on the Nature, Powers, Ordinances, Discipline, and Government of the Christian Church (1869)

 

Two large volumes. A classic on the Church and worship! This is one of the most extensive studies of its kind ever compiled. Nothing compares to it on this subject. Regarding these gems, Iain Murray has stated,

 

In our day, however greatly we need an evangelical revival, we need more than that. We need another Reformation, a movement which will go 'to the root of the mischief' and bring back the visible church to the pattern of God's Word in her government, ordinances and ministry. The republication of Bannerman is a step in that direction... For those who wish to study the doctrine of the Church in its several aspects as it was held by the majority of the Reformers, Puritans, Covenanters and leaders of 'The Third Reformation,' it will prove an invaluable textbook.

 

Volume one deals with the nature and power of the church, containing a lengthy explanation of the Church in its relation to the state (which is one of the best treatments of this topic to be found anywhere!). From there it deals with matters in regard to which church power is exercised (i.e. in regard to doctrine, ordinances, the instrumentality and time of public worship -- with a discussion of holy days, Independency, and confessions). Volume two continues where volume one left off, providing a lengthy section on the sacraments, covering the parties in whom the right to exercise church power is vested, examining crucial points concerning Christian liberty, comparing the Popish, Prelatic, Independent, Congregational and Presbyterian systems, etc. Nine appendices deal with a wide range of practical topics including union between churches, church/state relations, ordination, and valuable notes on the literature related to this subject. If you are interested in Church issues, it is not likely that you will find a better set.

 

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 BANNERMAN, JAMES

Inspiration: The Infallible Truth and Divine Authority of the Holy Scriptures (1865)

 

The following treatise is,

 

an attempt to vindicate the ancient and catholic (universal--RB) faith of the Church of Christ on the subject... The doctrine of the infallibility of the one record which we have of a supernatural revelation from Heaven, is so vitally connected with the grounds of a Christian's faith, and affects, in a manner so fundamental, the certainty of all that we believe and hope in reference to God, that the importance of it can hardly be over-estimated... the author has endeavoured to... establish the scriptural fact of the plenary inspiration of the record in which God has embodied His supernatural revelation (Preface).

 

Chapters included in this 595 page, indexed book are:

 

1. Preliminary Truths To Be Admitted.

2. Preliminary Objections To Be Dismissed.

3. Importance of the Question of the Inspiration of Scripture.

4. History of Opinion on Inspiration.

5. State of the Question -- Revelation.

6. State of the Question -- Inspiration.

7. Kind of Evidence Proper to Inspiration.

8. Proof of Inspiration -- Old Testament.

9. Proof of Inspiration -- New Testament.

10. The Divine and Human in Scripture.

11. Psychological Objections to Inspiration.

12. Critical Objections to Inspiration (1).

13. Critical Objections to Inspiration (2).

14. Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture.

 

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The Independent System of Church Polity as Opposed to the Presbyterian
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The Independent Theory of the Ministry
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BARNES, ALBERT

Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Book of Revelation (1872)
Having gone into the writing of this commentary with no preconceived notions, Barnes notes how he was surprised "to find how nearly (his) views coincide with those taken by the great body of Protestant interpreters." He further notes that "perhaps this fact may be regarded as furnishing some evidence that, after all the obscurity attending it, there is a natural and obvious interpretation of which the book is susceptible." The Protestant confessions also attest to this fact, having all taken the historicist view of the book of Revelation. 506 pages.
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The Classical Protestant Doctrine of the Church
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The Covenanted Reformation Defended (1998)

 

Unsurpassed on points related to the Lord's supper, separation and covenanting as set forth by the best Reformers and best Reformed churches. This book (in answer to the neopresbyterianism of Richard Bacon) is particularly strong on matters related to the original intent of the Westminster divines! It includes great citations from Calvin and the Westminster Assembly. Deals with many foundational aspects of the Covenanted Reformation (which gave us the Westminster Standards and the Solemn League and Covenant) from numerous original source documents (from the Westminster Assembly's advice to the English Parliament on the Lord's Supper to the official records of Calvin's Covenanting in Geneva).

 

Comprehensive and compelling, this is a shocking (and sometimes advanced) look at what really took place during both the first and second Reformations -- with extensive quotations from the writings of the major Reformers (not just quotes from what others have written about them). It conclusively and irrefutably demonstrates that those churches which today call themselves Presbyterian (and even many which claim a more general Reformed heritage) have seriously departed from the Scriptural standards, principles and worship of these previous Spirit-led Reformations.

 

The Covenanted Reformation Defended is written in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format and is an unsurpassed work that should not be missed by anyone interested in real Reformation in our day. This is without a doubt the best book to read if you want to understand what it means to be a Covenanter and to walk in the blood-stained footsteps of the witnessing church (Christ's Covenanted and Reformed flock) (Song 1:8)! 318 pages, 8.5" X 11".

 

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DEBATE on the Meaning of the Church in Reformation Thought by Greg Barrow

Covers some of the most important (and often forgotten, in our day) aspects of the Reformation doctrine of the church (championed by Calvin, Knox, et al.). Includes many citations from Reformation leaders & confessional statements of the best Reformed churches. This is chapter 2 in Greg Barrow's The Covenanted Reformation Defended (free at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/misrep2.htm ).

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Eschewing Ecclesiastical Tyranny (Protestant Biblical Separation)

by Greg Barrow (DEBATE with Richard Bacon) 1 Corinthians 2:15

The classic Reformation position on biblical separation, Protestant private judgment, the visible church, etc. -- contra Antichrist (the Papacy) and wayward liberal Protestants. This is appendix G from The Covenanted Reformation Defended: "A brief examination of Mr. Bacon's principles regarding the visible church and the use of private judgment. Also, some observations regarding his ignoble attack upon Mr. Kevin Reed in his book entitled The Visible Church in the Outer Darkness."

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Protestant Antidote to Modern Disunity (1/5)

by Greg Barrow (DEBATE with Richard Bacon)

Defection from Reformation teaching on separation, unity, church membership, church government, terms of communion, creeds, confessions, covenants, etc., exposed (in modern Presbyterian and Reformed churches) and corrected in accordance with Scripture and the best teachers and preachers of the (first and second) Protestant Reformations. This is chapter four from the book The Covenanted Reformation Defended: "Misrepresentation #4: The Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton (PRCE) is guilty of imposing the traditions of men upon the conscience by requiring terms of communion that are unscriptural."

 

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BARROW, GREG

Covenanted Uniformity: The Protestant Remedy for Disunity

 

These tapes, read by Larry Birger, are chapter 3 in Greg Barrow's The Covenanted Reformation Defended (free at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/misrep3.htm ). They set forth the scriptural, Protestant view of public social covenanting, showing how the National Covenant of Scotland and the Solemn League and Covenant of England, Scotland and Ireland bind us today, and how the renewal of these will heal the deplorable disunity of the Church. "Cardinal doctrines of Protestantism" (to borrow the words of Charles Hodge) such as the doctrine of churches and nations being "moral persons" are clearly explained, and the separationist "deep pit of covenant breaking" into which the modern Church has fallen is laid open and a helping hand extended. A must for those wishing to understand the biblical doctrine of covenanting, and the principles and practice of our Protestant forefathers!

 

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BARROW, GREG

and LARRY BIRGER

Reformation Principles Re-Exhibited: An Historical Witness and 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 RPCNA. (August 5, 2002)

In a day of spiritual confusion and complacency, what could be more welcome than a clarion call to godly faithfulness and a clear testimony for the truth? Among the Reformed Presbyterian community, the appearance of this new book by Elder Greg Barrow and Dr. Larry Birger, Jr. should be like a magnificent flare lighting up a pitch-black night sky. The terrain that is revealed by the light might not be pretty, but the soldiers of God's Army can easily identify enemy positions and avoid them. Some may actually discover that they are surrounded by deserters and need to get back to the position marked out by the Lord.

One can tell much about a church from its terms of communion, and Barrow and Birger are able to trace the progressive defection of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) by analysing the changes in that denomination's terms of communion. Terms of communion are the formal basis for admitting people to the Lord's Table. The RPCNA began as a Covenanter church, but later turned away from the Covenants (National and Solemn League) and defected from the Covenanter testimony. This is demonstrated in the evolution of its terms of communion, from clear, faithful terms, to loose and general ones.

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland (RPCS), like the RPCNA, defected from faithful terms of communion. It did this largely to make communicant membership easier for new members. "Rather than patiently teaching the people, and bringing them up to 'own' and 'acknowledge' the testimony of the past contendings of faithful witnesses (as Scripture commands), they opted to 'dumb down' their constitutional standards which were originally designed to protect the unwitting, ignorant, and the scandalous from partaking of the Lord's Supper. In so doing they declined from a more pointed testimony unto one which is more evasive, loose and general" (p. 15). This is a significant issue raised by Barrow and Birger: over time, doctrinal standards and terms of communion should become clearer and more precise. If the reverse is happening, that is undeniable evidence that a church is backsliding and progressively abandoning the Biblical attainments of previous generations.

The defection of these churches has included a growing doctrinal latitudinarianism. This leads to an important question: "How can a group of people who obviously incorporate, inculcate, and tolerate serious differences amongst themselves regarding the doctrine contained in the Westminster Confession of Faith, come to the Lord's Table professing themselves to be in agreement, and of one mind, before our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, without overtly and highhandedly violating the precepts of the ninth commandment?" (p. 28).

Barrow and Birger conclude that the "RPCNA must be accounted guilty of extreme spiritual adultery, and must be testified against" (p. 49).

This is an important document for those who would avoid the doctrinal declension of our day.

49 pages.

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BARROW, REG and WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM

Apostolic Presbyterianism

Shows from Scripture how the Apostles practiced the divine right of Presbyterianism.

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BARROW, REG

Birth Control, Christian Education and the Victory of Christ's Kingdom
In two parts: 1. "Godless Public Education and Sin" and 2. "Why Satan Loves Birth Control." The first section shows from Scripture how it is a mark of apostasy to send young children, especially during their formative years, to schools that do not make Christ the Lord of education. It also encourages family worship and outlines the elements of this sacred task; giving a helpful list of resources related to both family worship and Christian education. The second essay deals with the practical effects of the pagan practice of birth control upon the church and the growth of the kingdom of Christ.
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Calvin, Covenanting, Close Communion and the Coming Reformation (1996)
Dr. Reg Barrow demonstrates how social covenanting and close communion were practiced by John Calvin in Geneva. Furthermore, Dr. Barrow demonstrates that John Calvin, in his desire to uphold sola Scriptura
and promote further Reformation, saw the faithful implementation of these two ordinances (social covenanting and close communion) as the means ordained of God to extend, protect, and consolidate the work of the Holy Spirit -- in the individual, civil, and (especially) the ecclesiastical battle against the man of sin in his day. Modern Calvinists have been told little about what Calvin really stood for -- concerning many important areas of thought. The specific information included in this title, regarding God's work through Calvin, is once again being made available (for those with eyes to see) through the research, publications and web site of Still Waters Revival Books. If you are interested in real Reformation and you don't mind owning up to the hard truths of Scripture promoted by our Reformed forefathers, then you will find this item a meaty little snack pointing you toward the main course found in Anderson's Alexander and Rufus, which Barrow here reviews.
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A Contemporary Covenanting Debate; Or, Covenanting Redivivus
Joe Bell (an Independent, Baptist, and professing Reconstructionist) kicked Reg Barrow off his email discussion group because the subjects of Divine Right Presbyterianism and the Covenanted Reformation were too hot for him to handle. This is Barrow's final answer to Bell (which Bell censored from his list). No one, including Bell, has yet to attempt an answer. Barrow answers many specific questions regarding the permanence of covenant obligation, national Reformation, historical testimony, and many other doctrines which were prevalent during the period of the second Reformation. A wealth of original (Reformation) texts are cited throughout and this spirited debate should help to generate interest in many of those biblical attainments which were won during those glorious days in which major nations openly covenanted themselves (as moral persons) to Christ.
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Godless Public Education and 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."

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BARROW, REG

John Knox, Oliver Cromwell, God's Law and the Reformation of Civil Government

Many consider Knox one of the greatest Reformers ever and God used him to win the nation of Scotland to Christ. Knox laid the foundations for the Covenanters that followed, and they in turn gave us the clearest foretaste of the millennium glory to come in the magnificent Solemn League and Covenant. Speaking of these Reformation attainments McFeeters notes,

The fathers are worthy of all praise for this unprecedented effort to build the national government upon the true foundation of God's will, and administer it by men in Covenant with Jesus Christ, the King of kings. This was the first attempt to erect a Christian government, in which the fear of God should pervade every department and characterize every official (Sketches of the Covenanters, p. 155-156).

This book deals with some of Knox's most controversial political writings, demonstrating that he was what Barrow calls hiistoric "theonomist" (like Rutherford and Gillespie after him). It also offers some fine tuning for modern theonomists, which aims at leading them into the "footsteps of the flock" and closer to the classic or historic Presbyterian/Covenanter view of law (and away from some of the anabaptist/libertarian tendencies that sometimes arise among modern theonomists). Numerous resources, recently published, dealing with civil disobedience and opposition to tyranny are also listed.

The first appendix in this book contains Barrow's letter to Christian Renewal expressing his strong disagreement with an unfavorable and inaccurate review of Michael Wagner's Presbyterian Political Manifesto. In it he shows how the Reformers and their confessions of faith supported the civil establishment of the one true Christian religion, while at the same time publicly excluding Papist's, pagans and other heretics from places of civil rule (in countries blessed with the light of the gospel).

The second appendix contains a series of letters dedicated to proving why Barrow calls Cromwell the "Judas of the Covenant." It exposes Cromwell's reckless abandon in violating his sacred vows to the Lord in the Solemn League and Covenant, while also showing why Cromwell's wicked, antichristian views concerning toleration and so-called "liberty of conscience" led people away from Scriptural standards and helped open the floodgates to modern atheistic pluralism. In short, Cromwell was the prototype of our contemporary pragmatic politician, adept at equivocation and setting his own glory and government above all other concerns, including the glory and government of God. In this vein Barrow contends that Cromwell, unaffectionately dubbed the "late usurper" by the covenanted Presbyterians of the mid seventeenth-century, was used of the devil to accomplish things in the civil and ecclesiastical realm that he (i.e. Satan) could never have accomplished with the more obviously antichristian religions of that day (which were not pluralistic theologically, such Romanism, Episcopalianism, etc.). For Cromwell laid his axe of ungodly toleration and pretended liberty of conscience to the root of the tree of covenanted Reformation in a much more subtle manner than the previous "midwives to antichrist," and thus his sectarianism better served the devious designs of the devil during those days. This section also exposes Cromwell as a Erastian tyrant, a liar, and a dictator, who (with the help of his sectarian army) executed the covenanted Presbyterian minister Christopher Love (Cromwell's soldiers even threatened to shoot Thomas Manton for preaching at Love's funeral), sent many other Presbyterian ministers to jail (including Thomas Watson), disbanded the Scottish general assembly (at gunpoint), and eventually began negotiations with Papists (with the intent of granting them a measure of "liberty" to more freely practice their superstitions and soul murder). This is not the view of Cromwell that you will hear from modern historians and theologians who have abandoned the context of covenanted Reformation (how could it be?), for as Rushdoony has correctly pointed out, "Men cannot give a meaning to history that they themselves lack, nor can they honor a past which indicts them for their present failures" (A Biblical Philosophy of History, p. 135).

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Pornography, the Anabaptists, and Doug Wilson's Civil Antinomianism
Pointed but irenic, Barrow decisively refutes the view of Doug Wilson (cf. "Cyberporn: A Case Study" [Credenda/Agenda
, vol. 7, no. 5, p. 11]), many modern Theonomists and the civil libertarians, that the production and distribution of pornography is not a crime (and thus not subject to negative penal sanctions by the civil magistrate). Barrow demonstrates that Wilson's view of civil government (which logically results in such a monstrous conclusion) is actually a overly strict view of the regulative principle. This "hyper-regulativism" (denying lawful inferences, or what Samuel Rutherford calls "logical consequence") is then wrongly applied to the civil magistrate, rather than to worship (when rightly interpreted). He also points out the link between Wilson's view and the principles of the Anabaptists, Libertines and other antiestablishmentarian forces. With an impressive array of historical citations (primarily John Calvin, George Gillespie, Samuel Rutherford, and the Westminster Confession of Faith), and a cogent analysis and application of relevant Scripture passages, Barrow shows clearly that Wilson's view of civil government "gives birth to illegitimate offspring in the case of pornography, contradicting as it does common sense (the light of nature), our reformed fathers in the faith, and the express commands and approved examples of Scripture. In short, it is anything but the 'classical Protestant' position, and anything but biblical." Expressing his belief that many hold to this erroneous notion of the magistrate out of ignorance, he concludes his essay with a heartfelt call to his modern Theonomic brethren (and others) to study the reformation source documents now available (and adopt the historic Theonomy of the Reformation). He also provides a brief list of questions that readily manifest the socially destructive outworkings of Wilson's teaching. This is a much-needed treatment of a topic neglected for far too long. Barrow's valuable contribution is an excellent introduction to the historical theonomy of the Westminster divines and is sure to prime the reader for much productive study of the view of civil government "once delivered unto the saints" (Jude 3). This is appendix "B" excerpted from 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 (this and some other summaries in this catalogue were written by Larry Birger).
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Publisher's Preface to The Covenanted Reformation Defended Against Contemporary Schismatics (1998)
An overview of the landmark work The Covenanted Reformation Defended Against Contemporary Schismatics
, focusing on some of the most controversial points found therein. Contrasts the many differences between the faith of the original Reformers with that which goes by the name of the Reformed faith today -- with many examples from source documents exhibiting the differences between the neopresbyterians (RPCNA, OPC, PCA, BPC, etc.) and the paleopresbyterians (like those at the Westminster Assembly). Informs the reader, in summary form, why the The Covenanted Reformation Defended "conclusively and irrefutably demonstrates that those churches which today call themselves Presbyterian (and even many which claim a more general Reformed heritage) have grievously departed from the Scriptural standards and principles of these previous Spirit led Reformations (i.e. the great Reformations of the 16th and 17th centuries--RB)." Also shows that "when the testimony and evidence is weighed in light of Scriptural verities, it is entirely safe to say that the original Reformers would not only have sought negative ecclesiastical sanctions against our modern pseudo-Reformers, but in many cases negative civil sanctions as well." 23 pages, 8.5" X 11". (This preface is also offered free in etext on SWRB's web page at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/pub_pref.htm).

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Reformation Civil Government

Demonstrates the great unity of thought on the topic of civil government among Reformers of the past. Deals with truths almost totally forgotten among those who call themselves "Reformed" today.

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Reformation Worship and Separation from Idolatry
In two parts: 1. "The Regulative Principle of Worship in History" and 2. "Psalm Singing in Scripture and History." Part one explains, defends and chronicles the Reformation use of the regulative principle as the basis of all faithful public worship. Part two defends exclusive Psalmody, demonstrating that this position is nothing less than our Reformation heritage, based on the second commandment. It argues, on the foundation of a biblically close communion, that Christians should separate themselves ecclesiastically from those who do not practice exclusive Psalmody. Hard teaching, but faithful to Scriptures and the original intent of the Westminster Standards.
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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

 

Demonstrates in an email debate (of 170, 8.5 inch by 11 inch, pages) between Doug Wilson (editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine) and Reg Barrow (president of Still Waters Revival Books) how violations of the regulative principle of worship (i.e. the second commandment) are grounds for excommunication. Also gives specific examples of how modern "Reformed" Christians (e.g. John Frame) and denominations are in violation of the second commandment and are tolerating false and idolatrous worship contrary to their own Confessional standards and vows. Contains many quotations from major Reformation works and confessions in defense of the regulative principle of worship representing the classical Protestant position on worship.

 

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Steve Schlissel Versus Reformation Worship

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BARROW, REG

A Warning Against the False and Dangerous Views of James Jordan Concerning Worship: A Book Review of Kevin Reed's Canterbury Tales
This book review demonstrates how James Jordan's views on worship are seriously flawed and how his writings "often show more charity toward Papists, than toward the Reformed faith" (Kevin Reed, Canterbury Tales
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Would John Calvin Excommunicate John Frame?

In this short letter Reg Barrow replies to an inquirer [on Knox Ring] asking for comments concerning John Frame's claim [in his book on worship] that the traditional Puritan view of the regulative principle is a "minimalist" view of worship. Also noted in the this post was James Jordan's assertion that the classic view of the regulative principle is sectarian. Barrow, in the short space allotted on KR, begins to demonstrate how both Frame and Jordan have turned away from Reformation teaching regarding worship -- and would have been rejected (as unfaithful teachers) by the Presbyterian and Reformed wing of the Reformation.

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BATES, STEWART

The Sin and Danger of Union Between the Church of Christ and an Immoral or Antichristian Civil Government (1841)
A subject few will touch today, illustrated from reason, Scripture and experience. This lecture is excerpted from the book Lectures on the Principles of the Second Reformation
, edited by Andrew Symington.
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BATES, WILLIAM

The Complete Works of William Bates (4 volumes)

William Bates was one of the foremost Puritans.

He was contemporary with Thomas Manton and Richard Baxter.

His works were eagerly studied by Queen Mary, and his preaching always attracted great crowds.

He was a spiritual man, whose chief aim in life was to glorify God, and please Him.

There is no biography of him other than that by the Rev. W. Farmer in 1815, but his funeral sermon, preached by another great Puritan, John Howe, also reveals much about his character.

http://www.newblehome.co.uk/bates/biography.html

"The act of uniformity passed in the year sixteen hundred and sixty-two, when Dr. Bates was thirty-seven years of age, by which he was deprived of the valuable living of St. Dunstan's in the West. On this trying occasion he displayed heroic firmness of mind in lovely union with that mildness and candour which breathe in his writings. Terms were imposed by this act, with which he could not conscientiously comply, though every thing in his nature strongly disposed to a compliance, and made him deeply lament the circumstances that imposed the absolute necessity of secession from the established church."

"Though he was never cast into prison, which was the lot of numbers of his brethren, he had once a very narrow escape. A Mrs. Beale being near death, several pious persons were solicited to meet in her room and pray for her, Dr. Bates and Mr. Baxter were to be of the number, of which information being given, two justices of peace with the parliament serjeant-at-arms, came at the appointed time to apprehend them and lay them in prison.-

Providence preserved them, for they did not attend, though ignorant of the design of their persecutors. The justices and serjeant-at-arms rushed into the room, where the gentlewoman lay ready to die, but missing their prey returned greatly disappointed. 'What a joy,' observes Mr. Baxter on this occasion, 'would it have been to them that reproached us as Presbyterian seditious schismatics to have found but such an occasion as praying with a dying woman to have laid us up in prison!'"

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Bates' writing was among the most practical of the Puritan Divines.

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BAXTER, RICHARD

A Christian Directory

Over 950 (8.5 inch by 11 inch) pages long, Dr. Timothy Keller calls this "the greatest manual on Biblical counseling ever produced." John MacAurthur writes, "We have long waited for a purely Biblical treatment of the spiritual ills and cures of men which is untainted by the views of psychology. Since Baxter lived about 200 years before psychology arrived, his deep work is completely void of its encroachment -- thankfully!"

The sub-titles gives a good summary of the book, being, "A Sum of Practical Theology and Cases of Conscience. Directing Christians How to Use Their Knowledge and Faith; How to Improve all Helps and Means, and to Perform all Duties; How to Overcome Temptations, and to Escape or Mortify Every Sin. In Four Parts: 1.) Christian Ethics (or Private Duties); 2.) Christian Economics (or Family Duties); 3.) Christian Ecclesiatics (or Church Duties); 4.) Christian politics (or Duties to Our Rulers and Neighbors)."

Ptacek, in Family Worship (pp. 51-52), supplies the following information in regard to Baxter and this book. He notes that after the Episcopalians ejected numerous "nonconformists," in what is know as the "great ejection,' in 1662,

Baxter pastored from house to house, visiting families of his parish in their homes. These visits contributed to Baxter's A Christian Directory, a large and still very relevant manual of pastoral care." Focusing on just one area of great importance, Ptacek demonstrates how this book's relevance is not limited by time or culture, though sometimes the use of specific words are. "Published in 1673, but written 1664-65, a large book-length part of Baxter's Christian Directory is devoted to the family. It is entitled 'Christian Economics' based on the archaic usage of the word, which reflects the proper sense of the Greek root oikonomos as the manager of a household, in the Christian case, the spiritual leader of the family. The family head is essential to Baxter's view of family worship and instruction. Baxter asserts that it is God's will that this instruction be carried out by 'the rulers of the families.' For a male head of the household to fail to do so, or to have another instruct in the family, is contrary to his position of authority.

This is the kind of book that can be passed on from generation to generation and still find much use in the service of the kingdom of God. Great price too!

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The Practical Works of Richard Baxter

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A Christian Directory

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This classic work gives extensive directions for applying the Scriptures to all areas of life. Dr. Tim Keller calls this "the greatest manual on biblical counseling ever produced." J.I. Packer says that, next to the Bible, this is the greatest Christian book ever written. Here is Christianity made practical for every area of life. 1023 pages. (SDG).

 

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Call to the Unconverted

(Volume Two of The Practical Works of Richard Baxter)

 

This is one of the great Puritan evangelistic works (1063 pages).

 

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~ The Reasons of the Christian Religion

~ The Unreasonableness of Infidelity

~ A Treatise of Conversion

~ Character of a Sound, Confirmed Christian

~ & seven other treatises

 

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Saints' Everlasting Rest

(Volume Three of The Practical Works of Richard Baxter)

 

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~ Treatise of Self-Denial

~ The Crucifying of the World by the Cross of Christ

~ The Life of Faith

~ Obedient Patience

~Dying Thoughts

~Divine Appointment of the Lord's Day Proved

~ Meditations on Romans 5:1-5

 

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The Reformed Pastor

(Volume Four of The Practical Works of Richard Baxter)

 

This volume (1047 pages) contains the unabridged edition of the Reformed Pastor as well as:

 

~ Compassionate Counsel to All Young Men

~ Catechising of Families

~ The Vain Religion of the Formal Hypocrite

~ The One Thing Necessary

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BAXTER, RICHARD

A Call To The Unconverted

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Dying Thoughts: The Christian's Hope for the Life Hereafter

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BAXTER, RICHARD

The Reformed Pastor
In his fervent plea for the discharge of the spiritual obligations of the ministry, Baxter, in the words of his contemporary, Thomas Manton, "came nearer the apostolic writings than any man in the age." A century later Philip Doddridge wrote, " The Reformed Pastor is a most extraordinary book... many good men are but shadows of what (by the blessing of God) they might be, if the maxims and measures laid down in that incomparable Treatise were strenuously pursued." From the Puritan Paperback series published by Banner of Truth.
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A Treatise of Self-Denial

This item "is the work of Baxter that has been translated into the most number of different languages" (Kettler, Sept./97 letter).

It is also a great antidote to the prominent spirit (of antichrist) preached by psychologist and psychiatrists which focuses on self (self-esteem, self-actualization, etc.) and/or hedonism, in an idolatrous manner, rather than self-sacrifice and service in obedience to God.

"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,... This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." (2 Pet. 3:3, 2 Tim. 3:1-5).

Though relatively weak on corporate sanctification, corporate faithfulness and some important areas of doctrine (such as justification), Baxter's work on subjects related to personal piety can be of good practical use to the Christian -- if one is careful to separate out his aberrant doctrinal views and any practical errors they may lead to. He certainly practiced what he preached on self-denial as he was willing to suffer for what he believed: though at times his weakness and compromising spirit is most evident, as seen in this account by Barker:

"He was invited by the officers of Oliver Cromwell's newly raised cavalry troop at Cambridge to be their pastor, as of a gathered (i.e. independent--RB) church, but he rejected the invitation with a reproof against what he considered as unlawful. After the Battle of Naseby in June 1645 Baxter visited Cromwell's camp and was appalled at the 'hot-headed sectaries' he found in leading positions in the Army. Cromwell himself received him cooly and confronted him with his refusal to serve his now victorious regiment. As a result he agreed to become a chaplain to Colonel Whalley's regiment and continued with the Army through several siege operations" (Puritan Profiles, pp. 290-291).

Further perfidy is exhibited in that "he opposed the Solemn League and Covenant even though he had rashly signed it" (Ibid.). He also compromised by obtaining a licence to preach -- with ninety other backsliding ministers -- under the sinful Indulgence of 1672; but was later imprisoned under James II.

Nevertheless he "praised the Westminster Confession as 'the most excellent for fullness and exactness he had ever read from any Church'" (Ibid.) and this book is must reading for all Christians who would like to progress in personal sanctification, godliness and holiness.

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BAYLY, LEWIS

The Practice of Piety (c. 1611, 1842)

 

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries this work was the most universally read English book on devotion next to Pilgrim's Progress. Bunyan himself ascribes the commencement of his spiritual life in some measure to the perusal of this practical handbook on piety... First published in the early 1600's... by 1792, (it was in) its seventy-first English edition... (It has) appeared in most European languages, including Dutch (1620), French (1625), German (1692), and Polish (1647). New England Puritans even translated it into the Indian language used in Massachusetts (1665)... Bayly's puritan convictions brought him into frequent conflict... in 1621 he was imprisoned for some months for his aversion to the infamous Book of Sports, and for other minor charges... Bayly's Practice of Piety is replete with practical, Puritan guidelines on the pursuit of holy living. The author commences his work with 'a plain description of God [in] his essence, person, and attributes.' He treats the doctrines of God as a basis for piety and divine grace as a ground for every grace which we sinners need. The remainder of the volume deals with the reasons for, and the conditions and objectives of piety... In short, this is a book about how to live well and how to die well... Read The Practice of Piety slowly, meditatively, prayerfully, and, I would recommend annually. Ask yourself repeatedly, 'Am I putting this wise spiritual director's scriptural advice into practice? Am I pursuing holiness -- that holiness without which no man shall please God or be received into the eternal glories of a holy heaven?' (Joel Beeke).

 

Here is a sample of Bayly's writing,

 

But God was more displeased with Cain for despairing of his mercy, than for murdering his brother; and with Judas for hanging himself, than for betraying his master: in that they would make the sins of mortal men greater than the infinite mercy of the eternal God; or as if they could be more sinful, than God was merciful: whereas the least drop of Christ's blood is of more merit to procure God's mercy for thy salvation, than all the sins that thou hast committed can be of force to provoke his wrath to thy damnation (The Practice of Piety, pp. 294-295).

 

368 pages.

 

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BAYNES, PAUL

The Diocesans Tryall (1621)
Baynes, a Puritan divine, succeeded William Perkins "in the lecture at St. Andrews, Cambridge" (Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica
, p. 216). Here he answers three major questions concerning church government. First, Whether Christ did institute or the Apostles frame any Diocesan form of Churches, or parishional only? Second, Whether Christ ordained by himself, or by the Apostles, any ordinary Pastors, as our Bishops, having both precedence of order, and majority of power above others? Third, Whether Christ did immediately commit ordinary power ecclesiastical, and the exercise of it, to any one singular person, or to a united multitude of Presbyters?
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BAZLER, RYAN & LISA

Psychology Debunked
Can psychology help you solve your problems? For over a century, psychology has offered answers to people seeking help with problems of living. But are those answers reliable. A psychotherapist wants you to know the truth. Drawing from years of experience in the field, Lisa Bazler evaluates the claims, beliefs and practices of secular and Christian psychology. She not only exposes fallacies and failures, but more importantly, she points the way to true healing and fulfillment. Whether you're searching for personal solutions, or know someone who needs help, this book offers practical and effective counsel based on sound biblical principles.

"Finally a hard hitting book exposing both the lies and dangers of Psychology. As a pastor, searching for materials to help learn of this subject is slim indeed, but this book more than fills the bill. The authors are not only very knowledgeable in the field of Psychology, but their understanding of the Bible is impressive to say the least. This is a must read for anyone who cares enough to want to know the truth. I cannot recommend it high enough" (from Stearns, Kentucky).

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BEATON, DONALD

Some Foundation Truths of the Reformed Faith In Brief Doctrinal Outlines
A short introduction to the Reformed faith touching on justification, the five points of Calvinism and more.
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BECKER R.F.

Lent, Good Friday, and Easter
Against superstition and man made holy-days (not instituted of God).
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BEEKE, JOEL & Randal Pederson

Meet The Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints (2006)

"Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson have produced a tremendous gift to and resource for all who want an entryway into the study of the Puritans. They not only provide accurate biographical and theological introduction to every Puritan whose works have been reprinted in the last fifty years, but also combine with their helpful summaries an insightful analysis. If this were not enough, they've added major appendices that include the so-called 'Scottish Puritans' (that is, the great Scottish theologians who were contemporaries of and like-minded brethren in doctrine and piety with the English Puritans) as well as the Dutch Further Reformation divines.  Meet the Puritans, With a Guide to Modern Reprints  is a must have. I know of nothing like it. If you are looking for a reliable window into the life, theology, piety and ministry of the Puritans--this is it."

- DR. LIGON DUNCAN

 "Meet the Puritans is a cornucopia of good things: a remarkable portrait gallery, a wonderful library of biographies, a reader's guide to great Christian literature, a record of an international movement of the Spirit, a personal tutorial in Puritan history and theology -- and much more. The student of Puritanism will often reach for it, and yet the bedtime reader will be enthralled by it. It will persuade you that giants for Christ did once exist. Here are their stories. They will make you want to grow tall spiritually, too."

- DR. SINCLAIR B. FERGUSON

 "Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson have given us a priceless treasure in this introduction to the Puritans and Puritan literature. I have often wished for just such a resource. An encyclopedic wealth of biographical and bibliographical information has been distilled here in a simple, readable, understandable, and wonderfully useful compendium. For the novice lay person who wants a reliable introduction to the Puritans, this is the perfect handbook. And for the seasoned scholar seeking a catalogue of the best available Puritan literature, this is also an indispensable tool. My prayer is that it will help spark a new wave of interest in the Puritans, a new appreciation for their theology, and especially a revival of their passion for careful biblical exposition."

- DR. JOHN MACARTHUR

 "Finally, the resource we've always needed! Meet the Puritans is one of those books that raises the question: Why has this not been done before now? We are in Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson's debt for giving us the best introductory book on the Puritans ever made available. Meet the Puritans is nothing less than a who's-who of the Puritan tradition."

- DR. R. ALBERT MOHLER, JR.

"As furnaces burn with ancient coal and not with the leaves that fall from today's trees, so my heart is kindled with the fiery substance I find in the old Scripture-steeped sermons of Puritan pastors. A warm thanks to the authors of Meet the Puritans for all the labor to make them known."

- DR. JOHN PIPER

 "The recent revival in interest in and commitment to the truths of Reformed theology is due in large measure to the rediscovery of Puritan literature. The Puritans of old have become the prophets for our time. This volume is a treasure for the church."

- DR. R. C. SPROUL, President of Ligonier Ministries

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BEEKE, JOEL

A Reader's Guide to Reformed Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Theology
If you have ever wondered where to begin reading on a given topic of Reformed theology or wished for a succinct guide to the best books in Reformed literature
, this is exactly what you need. Sound, practical advice from a writer who has read, collected, and distributed Reformed books for more than thirty-five years. Dr. Joel Beeke, using the Belgic Confession as a framework, has provided a helpful guide to several hundred books in the Reformed tradition, from the sixteenth century to the present day. 98 pages.
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BEEKE, JOEL

Puritan Reformed Spirituality
Spirituality is a subject much on the minds of people today. With its prevailing secularism and materialism, modern culture has failed to satisfy its consumers. The result is a new interest in discovering and nurturing the inward, spiritual dimensions of human life.

This book promotes biblical spirituality through a study of the Reformed and Puritan heritage. Dr. Sinclair Ferguson writes:

"In these pages Dr. Joel R. Beeke provides us with a first class tour of some of the great sites of Reformed theology and spirituality. Here we meet John Calvin, reformer extraordinaire; then we encounter the learned Dr. William Ames and the insightful Anthony Burgess. Soon we travel north to meet the Scotsmen, John Brown of Haddington, the great Thomas Boston, and the remarkable brothers, Ebenezer and Ralph Erskine. Predictably, but happily, our guide brings us eventually to The Netherlands and to the time of the Nadere Reformatie. Then we remain in the area to learn the influence of Willem Teelllinck and Herman Witsius before being brought back to the New World in the company of the remarkable Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen. But the climax of the tour is not reached until our trusted guide has brought us to the family roots from which all these theologians and pastors came -- to the strong foundations of Christian living in justification by faith and sanctification in life, nourished by the power of biblical preaching. Puritan Reformed Spirituality is a tour de force! I hope it will be widely read and enjoyed."

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BEEKE, JOEL & SINCLAIR FERGUSON

Reformed Confessions Harmonized: With an Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Doctrinal Works

 

"For the first time, seven important confessional statements produced in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries have been harmonized in a single volume. Three strands of Reformed churches in Europe are represented:

 

Dutch-German: the Belgic Confession of Faith (1561), the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and the Canons of Dort (1618-19)

Swiss: the Second Helvetic Confession of Faith (1646-47)

Scottish-English: The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646-47) and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms (1647)

 

This book's practical value is further enhanced by its arrangement. The various confessions of faith have been arranged in parallel columns under the traditional categories and subject headings of systematic theology. Readers will find it easy to study and compare the formulations on particular points of doctrine, such as the Trinity, justification, Christian liberty, and baptism... Drs. Beeke and Ferguson also provide a historical introduction to the confessions and the respective conditions under which they were framed. For those who desire to do further research, an extensive annotated bibliography (of 24 pages--RB) of Reformed theological writings is included" (back cover). 284 (8.5" X 11") pages.

 

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BEEKE, JOEL

The Quest for Full Assurance: The Legacy of Calvin and His Successors (1999)

In-depth studies and comparisons of William Perkins, Willem Teellinck, the Westminster Confession, John Owen, Alexander Comrie, and Thomas Goodwin convincingly demonstrate, with fresh insights, that the differences between Calvin and English/Dutch Calvinism on assurance arose primarily from a newly evolving pastoral context -- rather than from foundational variations in doctrine. "The first extensive essay on this important topic to appear in the English language…" (Richard Muller, back cover). "A long-needed and outstanding work on the subject of assurance… of permanent importance for preachers and students" (Iain Murray, back cover). "An erudite treatise… a valuable study in pastoral theology. It will therefore repay careful reading by scholar, pastor and lay people alike" (Preface, p. xvi, Sinclair Ferguson). "It is a joy to see Joel Beeke's simplified revision of his Ph.D. dissertation produced as The Quest for Full Assurance. For the first time in the English language we are offered a superb description and evaluation of the neglected doctrine of Assurance as developed from the Reformers through the Puritans to Alexander Comrie of the Dutch Second Reformation. What strikes this reviewer most, having read the original Ph.D. thesis, is not merely the clarity, simplicity, ease and familiarity with which Dr Beeke moves through his chosen field, but also his evident love for the Lord's people -- both those who have been formative influences on his own spiritual life and studies and those who continue to struggle with the great question 'Am I His or am I not?' May the God of all comfort richly apply to others our good friend's sensitive and warm-hearted treatment of a subject so evidently dear to his own heart." (John M. Brentnall in Peace and Truth 1999:3). Chapters include: "The Early and Medieval Church," 'The Reformation from Luther to Bullinger," Reformed Development in Calvin and Beza," "The Fathers of English Puritanism and the Dutch Second Reformation," "English Puritanism and the Westminster Confession, Chapter 18," "John Owen," "Alexander Comrie," "Thomas Goodwin: The Merging of English-Dutch Thinking of Assurance," and an appendix on " The Dutch Second Reformation." One of the best books on this most important (and practical) topic -- maybe even the best! Contains a 68-page bibliography, an 11-page index of names and subjects and a 3-page index of biblical references. 407 pages.

 

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BEEKE, JOEL

Holiness: God's Call to Sanctification
This is an easily read and modern treatment of one of the most important teachings in Scripture. It shows that holiness is primarily a matter of relationship, that its power lies in the Holy Spirit within the believer, and that its fruit is of supreme importance for the progress of all true Christianity (back cover).
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Justification By Faith Alone
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BEGG, JAMES

Anarchy In Worship or Recent Innovation Contrasted with the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church and the Vows of Her Office-Bearers (1875)
The principles upheld in this book are extremely important today, for as the title page notes "When nations are to perish in their sins, 'Tis in the Church the leprosy begins." Begg lays his foundations in the second commandment and deals with all man-made innovations in the worship of God. The four types of innovators exposed are especially interesting, being: 1.) the presumptuous and blasphemous innovator; 2.) the popularity-hunting innovator; 3.) the politic and scheming innovator; 4.) the asthetic innovator. Women preachers, drama, dance and numerous other modern inventions in public worship would all be rejected outright if these Biblical principles were faithfully followed. Herein we also see why those holding to the Scriptural law of worship and the Westminster Confession of Faith must reject musical instruments in public worship as just another Popish and Judaizing innovation - a resurrecting of the abrogated ceremonial law - and thus a denial of the finished work of Christ. The discussion of vows taken by office holders to the Westminster Confession of Faith, as they relate to worship, is also extremely important and should be read not only by all elders who have bound themselves to uphold the WCF, but also by all Christians who love the truth and want to maintain the church in purity.
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BEGG, JAMES

Purity of Worship in the Presbyterian Church, as Set Forth in the Westminster Standards, & Illustrated by Our History Since the Reformation (1876)

"These questions (concerning the regulative principle--RB) go to the very root of the Presbyterian system of worship, as one that can be practically defended and maintained, and they have a most important bearing on the future of Scotland and of the Presbyterian Church throughout the world. If the principles of Presbyterian worship, as asserted by John Knox and by the Westminster Divines, are to be abandoned, either in theory or in practice, there are no principles of Presbyterian worship at all, and it is difficult to see what the end must be. The matter, therefore, is well worthy of the immediate and earnest consideration of Christian and patriotic men," writes Begg. This book helps illustrate the almost complete defection of modern Presbyterians from classic Presbyterian worship -- as set forth in the Westminster standards. Notwithstanding the book's many merits, one major drawback should be noted. Begg (as a Free Church of Scotland minister) speaks far too uncritically of the Revolution settlement of Presbyterianism in Scotland and the constitutionally defective acts of the churches that have sprouted from that bad (constitutional) tree. The Revolution settlement was clearly an unsound, covenant breaking, substandard return to "Presbyterianism" -- something most Free Church ministers are not aware of. Nevertheless, Begg's citations concerning this period illustrate that even Revolution Presbyterian worship (and what followed it for some years) was far more faithful to the original Presbyterian vision for public worship (i.e. the vision of Calvin, Knox and the Covenanters at Westminster) than most Presbyterians today can even imagine -- the modern defection having become encrusted and solidified in its hardness by repeated and aggravated disregard (over many years) for the moral duties contained in the second commandment. 103 pages.

 

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BEGG, JAM ES

The Use of Organs & Other Instruments of Music in Christian Worship Indefensible (1866)

 

"In Popery... they employed organs and many other such ludicrous things, by which the Word and worship of God are exceedingly profaned," noted John Calvin.

"For my part," commented Candlish, "I am persuaded that, if the organ be admitted, there is no barrier in principle against the sacerdotal system in all its fulness."

Chapters in this work include:

The Scriptural principle which should regulate Christian Worship.--This inconsistent with the use of Musical Instruments in the House of God, under the New Testament

Art and Religion--or, gorgeous worship antagonistic to spiritual religion and Christian progress

Dancing in Worship

The Westminster Divines and the New Testament Greek--Objections to the foregoing argument (regarding Dancing--RB)

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BEHE, MICHAEL J.

Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (1996)

Berlinski writes of this work, "Mike Behe... makes an overwhelming case against Darwin on the biochemical level. No one has done this before. It is an argument of great originality, elegance, and intellectual power. For readers who have been persuaded that biologists have long since demonstrated the validity of Darwinian theory, [Behe's] observations are apt to be a source of astonishment" (back cover). Though quite technical at times, this book is purposely written with the non-scientist in mind. It is also filled with a number of diagrams which are aimed at helping the reader grasp the astounding complexity, interrelatedness and beauty of God's creation. In short, it is a crushing blow to the demonically inspired myth of evolution! It may well be unanswerable. 307 pages.

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BELL, WALLACE

Christmass: A Pastor's Letter to His Congregation
A contemporary pastoral letter written against the syncretistic Roman Catholic/Pagan holy day vulgarly know as Christmas. Contains much information concerning the historic views of the Puritans, Reformers and Presbyterians regarding "Ho-Ho."
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BENNETT, RICHARD
The Alignment of New Evangelicals With Apostasy (and A Rebuke to the Signers of Evangelicals and Catholics Together)

A clear call to biblical separation from Rome and "Protestants" (the harlot daughters of Rome) who teach and practice Roman Catholic doctrine. Richard Bennett is an ex Romanist priest who has become a Calvinist and here demonstrates the advantage he has in rebuking wayward Protestants as they fall into Romish errors regarding salvation (e.g. justification) and worship (e.g. baptism). Focusing on the backsliding of men like Chuck Colson, J.I. Packer, John Stott, Pat Robertson, Bill Bright (Campus Crusade) and others (like the two Jesuits) who signed the Evangelicals and Catholic Together (ECT) documents, Bennett shows how these men are upholding Antichrist (the Papacy) and the teaching of the Council of Trent. This message will also help to refute the Romanist heresies (on justification, assurance, baptism, etc.) of the New Perspectives on Paul (NPP) movement as recently proclaimed through the Auburn Avenue Pastors Conference (AAPC), which included Doug Wilson, Steve Schlissel, Steve Wilkins, & John Barach.

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BENNETT, RICHARD
The Antichrist Unveiled (2000)

Richard Bennett was a Roman Catholic priest for 23 years before he turned to Christ (and left Rome) in 1985. He has been growing in the faith since and he has recently adopted the classic Reformation postion that the Papacy is the Antichrist or "Man of Sin" (cf. WCF 25:6). In providing us with his defense of this position for publication he wrote,

The article attached is quite up to date as it deals with the consecration of the world to Mary (October 8th, 2000), and the September 5th (2000) document (Dominus Iesus) of Rome. It is one of the most difficult items that I have written. I am utterly convinced of its truth and I pray that brothers and sisters will see what those in Christian history before so clearly saw. If any article could bring persecution and hatred it is this one.

Mr. Bennett (who is now a Calvinist) also writes,

The historic (and biblical--RB) interpretation has been embodied in the most solemn confessions of the Biblical world. It forms a leading part in the testimony of martyrs and reformers. Like the prophets of old, these holy men bore a twofold testimony, a testimony for the truth of God, and a testimony against the Apostasy of those professing to be Christian. Their testimony was that Papal Rome is the Babylon of prophecy, "that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth," and that its head, the Roman pontiff, is the predicted "Man of Sin," or Antichrist.

"This paper deals particularly with II Thessalonians 2:3-12, one of the many texts that unveils the Antichrist and serves as an introduction to the other texts," writes Bennett. It also covers the historical origins of Antichrist, the cloud of witnesses from church history, who and what held back the Man of Sin, the place where the Man of Sin appears, the purposes and intent of the Man of Sin, and the final end of the Man of Sin.

Much more on this topic, including Wylie's _The Papacy is the Antichrist_ (which is also in free audio at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=111502234113 and as a free PDF at http://www.historicism.net/readingmaterials/thepapacy.pdf ) can be found on Reformation Bookshelf CDs 13-21 at http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/reformation-bookshelf-CDs.htm.

Richard Bennett also includes an irrefutable refutation of Jesuit-inspired futurism, from the Greek, using a key passage in 2 Thessalonians, in this presentation.

The final portion of the free MP3 audio file of this work (at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonid=8303235349 ) contains Richard Bennett's comments on what he considers the most important point of separation between Rome and the Reformation: THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION!

This is timely teaching considering that the newest attacks on the biblical (Reformation) doctrine of justification by faith alone are coming from the Auburn Four (Doug Wilson, Steve Schlissel, Steve WIlkins, and John Barach), as these men claim, at least at selected points, to embrace the Reformed Faith (see "What's So Controversial About the Present Controversy?" http://www.rpcus.com/Controversial.pdf for more on this topic).

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BENNETT, RICHARD
From Catholicism to Christ: The Testimony of a Former Roman Catholic Priest About Salvation in Christ Through God's Sovereign Grace & Mercy

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Richard Bennett's story is one of the most fascinating testimonies of modern times, revealing how God sovereignly works to bring His elect to salvation, no matter how shrouded in darkness and religious deception a person may be (also see http://www.bereanbeacon.org/ ). Born in Ireland, into a typical Irish Roman Catholic family, Richard's story of salvation & sanctification ranges across many continents.

Subjects include:

Reformation Truth vs. Romish darkness
God's Sovereignty in Salvation (nicknamed Calvinism)
How Billy Graham & Arminianism stumbled Richard
Errors of Evangelicals and Catholics Together (Charles Colson, Bill Bright, et al.)
Errors of decisional Regeneration (Arminianism)
Arminianism as a road to Rome
Justification by faith alone in Christ alone
Richard's love for Roman Catholics
Richard's experience at Tiananmen Square & with Communism (Marxism)
Charismatic errors & excesses
Free Grace (Calvinistic thought is Scriptural)
Liberation Theology
Attempts on Richard's life
Errors of Aristotle & Thomas Aquinas in Roman Catholic thought
The Jesuits
False religious traditions & rituals
IRA
Papal (Antichrist) Infallibility
Voodoo
Separation
Neoevangelicalism (neo-evangelicalism)
Riches & poverty in South America
Penance, confession, etc.
Romanists death threats against Richard
Graven Images & Idolatry of Rome
Grace over works
The joy of the Lord
Greek orthodoxy
Hinduism
The Wonder of who God is "God our Righteousness"
Reliance on alcohol
How hell awaits the unrepentant
Mary and Mariolatry
Sacramentalism
Luis Palau
Biblical separation
Repentance
Ministry to Roman Catholics
Much more

Richards books & audio, including Far From Rome, Near To God: Testimonies of 50 Converted Roman Catholic Priests, are at the URL below -- along with many contemporary & classic Puritan & Reformed titles at discounts. http://www.swrb.com/catalog/b.htm

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The Antichrist Unveiled
Richard Bennett - Papacy is the Antichrist - 84 min.

Alignment of New Evangelicals With Apostasy
Richard Bennett - Calvinistic Foundations - 73 min.

Roman Catholic Sex Scandals and the Glory of Christ's Priesthood Contrasted With the Immorality of the Roman Catholic Priesthood
Richard Bennett - Papacy is the Antichrist - 63 min.

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+ WYLIE, J.A.
The Papacy is the Antichrist (1888)

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.

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2. http://www.historicism.net/readingmaterials/thepapacy.pdf (PDF for direct download).

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BENNETT, RICHARD
Dominus Iesus: Rome Exalts Her Throne, A Verbal Reappearance of the Inquisition & A Kiss of Death for the Ecumenists (2000)

Former Roman Catholic priest Richard Bennett writes,

It has been but a short time since Charles Colson, like some modern day Chamberlain alighting from his aircraft, held aloft "Evangelicals and Catholics Together" and declared, "Peace in our time." It has been a mere six years; yet the folly of their deeds, apparent to many before, has now been made apparent to all. We can only conclude that if the "evangelicals" who signed that notorious document do not denounce the Vatican, then their act was not one of wishful thinking, but willful betrayal. Rome has dropped her mask; the empty ecumenical charade has ended, and therefore it is time for those who love God's word to sound the alarm in earnest. Let us play the man, for our people, and for the cities of our God.

On September 5th 2000, the RC document "DOMINUS IESUS" (DI) was issued by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (formerly known as the Office of the Inquisiton, then the Holy Office, it is still housed in the same building in Rome as it had been during those horrendous centuries of torture and death when it carried out the papal decrees). Carrying the full authority of an official Vatican decree, it declares the Roman Catholic Church to be the only "instrument for the salvation of all humanity." DI has been "ratified and confirmed" by "The Sovereign Pontiff John Paul II."

In this article Bennett deals with Rome's worldwide (malevolent) intentions, as well as what the new pronouncements from Rome mean to individuals both inside and outside the clutches of Antichrist, as the following quotes illustrate in part,

As the Roman Catholic Church's influence increasingly shapes civil law in the European Union, Biblically based churches there are being legally classified as sects; already there are reports of this from Europe. The Sunday Telegraph, 25th August 1991, noted, "If European federalism triumphs, the EC [European Community] will indeed be an empire. It will lack an emperor: but it will have the Pope...it is difficult not to think that Wojtyla [John Paul II] realises this." In Can. 1404, the Pope claims immunity from all moral and civil authority, "The First See is judged by no one." In DI he stipulates complete Primacy of "grace and truth" for himself and his Church. In #882 of the new Catechism, the Pope purports to take for himself the Lord Jesus Christ's divine position: "For the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, namely, and as pastor of the entire Church, has full, supreme and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise unhindered." He is the worst enemy of Christ who under the pretense of service to Christ, presumes to undermine His unique offices by covertly usurping His position and power. The table is set for a most interesting response to DI. Rome declares that there are "just penalties" for those who will not bend the knee to her.

And,

These things are written with deep respect and care, because the salvation of many is involved. The Lord faced the sincere and devout Pharisees with a very strong word. They like many present day Catholics were making Tradition equal to the authority of the Written Word and "establishing their own righteousness," they were not counting on God's grace alone. The Lord said to those Pharisees of His own day, "if you believe not that I am He, you shall die in your sins." If anyone continues to hold to the Roman Catholic Church's teaching authority, and her "salvific" righteousness he likewise will die in his sins.

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BENNETT, RICHARD & BUCKINGHAM, eds.
Far From Rome, Near to God: Testimonies of Fifty Converted Roman Catholic Priests (1994, Banner of Truth edition 1997)

"This book contains the moving testimonies of fifty priests who found their way, by the grace of God, out of the labyrinth of Roman Catholic theology and practice into the light of the gospel of Christ. But this is not a narrowly polemical work, nor is its relevance limited to the ongoing controversy between Rome and the churches of the Reformation. The love and concern felt by the former priests for those they left behind, and their fervent desire that they too should experience the joy and peace of salvation in Christ are seen throughout. The wider relevance of the experiences described will also be felt in many contexts remote from Roman Catholicism where human pride and presumption have erected rival sources of authority between people and the Word of God, so obscuring the way of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone" (back cover). 378 pages.

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BENNETT, RICHARD
Catholicism: East of Eden (Insights Into Roman Catholicism for the 21st Century)

Author, lecturer and former Roman Catholic Priest Richard Bennett releases his new book, Catholicism: East of Eden. Worldwide interest in all things Catholic mixes with consternation over recent disclosures from within the Catholic Church. Amid doctrinal and moral confusion, most issues remain unanalyzed and unexplained, leaving both Catholics and non-Catholics wondering where the Roman Catholic Church really stands. This book leaves no doubt about the truthful answer.

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Book Review
March 2006
Title: Catholicism: East of Eden (Insights Into Roman Catholicism for the 21st Century)
Author: Richard Bennett
Publisher: Berean Beacon Press
Format: Paperback, 340 pages

Some books are so well-done and generally useful they become regarded as standard treatments of their topic and gain a wide readership, like Lorraine Boettner’s Roman Catholicism (1962). Whether Bennett’s book will become so recognized awaits to be seen, but it stands in this great tradition and its merit is unquestionable. In fact, Catholicism: East of Eden (CEE) is superior in several respects.

First, CEE is born of an intimate and first-hand knowledge of its topic, for Richard Bennett was himself a Roman Catholic priest for 22 years, representing the very errors he now exposes. Beginning with his testimony of being delivered by Christ from Roman apostasy, Mr. Bennett’s book is rendered more interesting throughout by this personal touch. His deep compassion for Roman Catholics in general and sympathy with those agonizing between loyalty to Roman Catholicism and Scripture is palpable and winsome.

Second, CEE is even more focused and concentrated than Boettner’s classic, and therefore more succinct and readable. Mr. Bennett clearly discerns the crux of the vital spiritual and theological issues between Roman Catholicism and biblical Christianity, and addresses it forthrightly, without giving this weighty matter short shrift. Beginning with a chapter on the unique authority of Scripture, Mr. Bennett skillfully views through a biblical lens the topics of the Roman Catholic priesthood, the papacy, the sacraments (especially the mass), mysticism, iconographic idolatry, and Mariolatry. These are his core concerns. He also includes very helpful treatments of the Roman Catholic doctrine of marriage with its disturbing implications for non-Catholics, and the unstable life of nuns in convents.

Third, CEE is more convincingly authoritative. Mr. Bennett constantly appeals to Scripture for truth. Further, he documents profusely Roman Catholicism’s tenets and history with primary sources. Checking many of these revealed them to be accurate and fair. Boettner’s book suffers from the lack of primary source citations. Therefore, the reader is left to wonder whether his serious charges are really true in all cases, and this has been disputed by antagonists. Mr. Bennett leaves Romanists no place to hide, scrutinizing their own words in the light of Scripture.

Fourth, CEE is up-to-date. Important documents like Vatican Council II (1965), the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994), the Evangelicals and Catholics Together statements (starting in 1994), and other contemporary books and articles are woven into the fabric of his discussion, including official Vatican documents now available online. Bennett reviews the clergy sex abuse scandal with its implications, writes much of Pope John Paul II, and some of Pope Benedict XVI. Obviously Boettner did not have access to these things, and modern readers may imagine that his accusations are dated and irrelevant. Bennett shows this is not the case; to some degree Roman Catholicism is truly and tragically semper idem (always the same).

Fifth, CEE is strongly applicatory in evangelism, reformation, and confirmation. Toward Roman Catholics, Bennett frequently makes earnest appeals to forsake Roman Catholicism and come in true faith to Christ the only Mediator between God and men, and to trust in His finished work on the cross. Bennett also calls worldly, compromising evangelicals to hearty repentance and a high, biblical standard of faith and practice. Finally, this book challenges committed biblical Christians to imitate its bold and compassionate testimony to the Savior and His doctrines. We are exhorted to hold the gospel banner high for the rescue of sinners, the instruction of saints, and the promotion of God’s glory.

Catholicism: East of Eden is a worthy successor to Boettner’s venerable work. Bennett’s book may well be the very best we can recommend on this topic to the general reader.

D. Scott Meadows, Pastor
Calvary Baptist Church (Reformed)
Exeter, New Hampshire USA


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War Songs of the Prince of Peace (1901)
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Coming to Faith in Christ
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BEZA, THEODORE

De Haereticis: A ciuili magistratu puniendis libellus (1554)
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BEZA, THEODORE

The Life of John Calvin

Beza was Calvin's friend, student and successor at Geneva. As an eye-witness to Calvin's conduct and an intimate friend, this work (of 100 pages), of necessity, retains a special quality that other treatments of Calvin's life will lack. Notwithstanding, the best modern treatment of Calvin's views and work is found in Carlos Eire's War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin ($US39.96).

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"Icones" Contemporary Portraits of Reformers of Religion and Letters
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Predestination and Providence
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BINNING, HUGH

The Works of Hugh Binning (1858, 1992)

 

This volume (of 715 pages--RB) consists of a series of magisterial addresses on the Common Principles of the Christian religion, a series of 40 sermons on Romans 8 entitled "The Sinner's Sanctuary", a series on I John, and miscellaneous other addresses, amongst them a delightful "Treatise on Christian Love." Binning is both stimulation for the mind and food for the soul. It is a great benefit to the entire Christian Church that this volume is being made available again, and I warmly commend it (Eric Alexander, from the Introduction to the out of print SDG edition).

 

Of Binning, Lachman writes,

 

Binning's more simple and natural preaching, coupled with considerable eloquence, a warm practical piety and skillful application to his hearers' hearts, made him a most popular preacher. James Durham commented: 'There is no speaking after Mr Binning.' Binning's preaching was warmly evangelical, urging sinners to come to Christ without previous preparations, which he described as a form of establishing our own righteousness and being ignorant of Christ's... He took the side of the Protesters in the division in the (Scottish-RB) Church, but in that controversy as well as in that with the Independents maintained a conciliatory spirit; in that context he wrote his Treatise of Christian Love (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 77).

 

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BINNING, HUGH

Worshipping God in Spirit and Truth
Shows what it means to worship God "in spirit and truth." Exposes much modern worship as self-idolatry and will worship ó devised by dreamers who bring the vain ceremony and pomp of their own minds into worship of God. These innovations in worship are shown to be nothing more than the practical denial of God's sovereignty. They deny God's right to rule in his own house and bring with them manifold curses upon their practitioners. Faithfully maintains the Reformation standard for public worship, viz., "if God does not require it, He abhors it." There is no neutrality! Excerpted from the 1858 edition of Binning's Works.
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BINNING, HUGH

A Useful Case of Conscience, Learnedly and Accurately Discussed and Resolved, Concerning Associations and Confederacies with Idolaters, Infidels, Heretics, Malignants, or Any Other Known Enemies of Truth and Godliness
Dr. McCrie said of Binning, "few writers please me more." Binning was appointed Regent and Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow in his nineteenth year. An extremely popular preacher, his works continue to be highly esteemed to this day. He died in 1654 at the age of 29. Here he warns against joining oneself with any known enemies of truth and upholds the Biblical injuction, concerning secondary separation, to abstain from even the apperance of evil. Specifically, "written to expose and counteract the purpose and proceeding of the Resolutioners. Binning was one of the band of Covenanters (i.e. a Protester-RB) who deemed they would not be justified in fighting for Charles, without additional security being provided for the maintenance of their religious privileges, and unless some adequate restraint were imposed upon the exercise of the royal authority" (Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant
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BIRGER, LARRY

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.

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BIRGER, LARRY

A Brotherly Testimony Against the Use of Instrumental Accompaniment In Public Worship
Birger notes, "This letter was written to my friend's former pastor. It was subsequently forwarded to the elders of his former church, a small congregation in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. This friend had initially absented himself from corporate worship due to their use of instrumental accompaniment, and (like me: see Why the PCA is Not a Duly Constituted Church and Why Faithful Christians Should Separate From This Corrupt "Communion"
) upon further study of the matter of the lawful constitution requisite for a church to claim lawful authority from Christ (see Calvin's Institutes, Book IV, Chapter 2, Section 12, and my piece against the PCA), determined that no such lawful authority exists in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. The use of instrumental accompaniment in the corporate worship of God's people was recognized unanimously by historic reformed writers as a return to the Judaizing ceremonies of the Roman Catholic and Episcopal (i.e. Prelatic) Churches. This was also the opinion of the ancient church, and even Aquinas is cited as excluding their use for this reason. Thus, Dabney comments [in his review of John Girardeau's book on the subject], 'Christ and His apostles ordained the musical worship of the New Dispensation without any sort of musical instrument, enjoining only the singing with the voice of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Hence such instruments are excluded from Christian worship. *Such has been the creed of all churches, and in all ages*, except for the Popish communion after it had reached the nadir of its corruption at the end of the thirteenth century, and of its prelatic imitators (my emphases).' It is a sad commentary on the disposition of the church and its leaders when those who glory in the name, 'reformed', wish to argue us back into the principles and practices of the Romish whore, and of her illegitimate offspring (Rev. 17 & 18). May God bless this little work to encourage the faithful to the recovering of our ecclesiastical heritage, to a return to the old paths wherein is rest for our souls (Jer. 6:16)."
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BIRGER, LARRY and GREG BARROW

Reformation Principles Re-Exhibited: An Historical Witness and 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 RPCNA. (August 5, 2002)

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BIRGER, LARRY

Terms of Ministerial and Christian Communion in the Reformed Presbyterian Church, and In Our Day, In the Puritan Reformed Church; With Explanatory Dialogue (Including "The Biblical and Logical Necessity of Uninspired Creeds")
This delightful dialogue, between Hans (a paleopresbyterian) and Franz (a neo-turned-paleopresbyterian), deals (in a very clear, easy-to-understand way) with a number of the more controversial and misunderstood teachings adopted by the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmotnon and promoted by SWRB in their return to the biblical attainments of the Second, or Covenanted Reformation on the British Isles. The conversation begins with "The Biblical and Logical Necessity of Uninspired Creeds", where Hans shows Franz that Franz's rejection of uninspired creeds is itself an uninspired creed. After several months of study Franz is now interested in joining Hans' Covenanter church, but has been confused and unsettled by the charges of his friend (a member of the RPCNA). This RPCNA friend alleges that Hans' church is a continuation of the "schism" of the "Steelites", and that they are "basically Papists, putting uninspired works on a par with the Bible and then abusing (their) church authority by requiring faith in the church, rather than in the word of God." Hans then goes through and explains pertinent aspects of each term of communion, demonstrating that the RPCNA friend's charges and objections are entirely inaccurate, vindicating in the process precious and vital truths of the Reformation. This easy-reading and mild-mannered dialogue includes an index of topics discussed and objections raised, and is an excellent introduction to the true Covenanter position (i.e. the position of the Westminster Assembly and the Church of Scotland during the Second Reformation)
.
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BIRGER, LARRY

Why the PCA is Not a Duly Constituted Church and Why Faithful Christians Should Separate from this Corrupted "Communion"
Two letters from Larry Birger, Jr. to the session of his former congregation in the PCA, with an historical introduction. Birger states, "This work is emitted by way of testimony against the defections from the reformation of the true religion granted by God in ages past, in hopes of playing some small part in the edification of God's people currently languishing under such defected and defecting denominations." It spotlights the differences between classic Presbyterian thought (paleopresbyterianism) and what today is but a pale imitation (neopresbyterianism) of the Reformation attainments that have been won (at the cost of much suffering and many lives) in the past. This is a good practical introduction to ecclesiology, testimony-bearing, and second Reformation thought. This title is also free on the web at:
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BIRGER, LARRY

Problems in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

 

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BISCEGLIA, JOHN B.

Italy's Contribution to the Reformation (1928)

 

This book describes the ways in which Italy played an important role in the Reformation.

 

Italy, of course, contains Rome, the headquarters of the Man of Sin. The Papal Antichrist has defiled this country with his evil ways for hundreds of years. "The Roman papal court was proud of a Sergius the II who sold the ecclesiastical offices; of a Sergius the III; of a John the XI; and of a John the XIII (904-956), who were celebrated in the ecclesiastic annals for their illicit loves, depucelations and incests; of a Benedict the IX, pope at 18 (1058), who, according to Desiderius Abbe of Montecassino was such a scoundrel and so depraved that his life cannot be told; of a Gregorius the VII (1073), legislator of the celibacy of the priests and lover of the Countess Matilde, whom St. Peter Damiano calls 'not Holy father but Holy devil'; of a Nicolus the III (1277), so demoniac that Dante places him in hell with his head downward; of a John the XXII (1316), inventor of the taxes for dispensations and the forgiveness of sins; of a Benedict the XI (1334), who violated Selvaggia, the beautiful, eighteen-year-old sister of Petrarch; of a Martin the V (1451), who ordered the assassination of Jerome of Prague, and John Huss; of an Adrian the IV, who, supported by Frederick Barbarossa, burned alive Arnaldo da Brescia on the bridge of Castel S. Angelo; and of an Alexander the VI (pope Borgia), who towers above all the others for vice and corruption; who made of the Vatican a house of prostitution and a den of assassins and who commanded the burning alive of Savonarola and his companions" (p. 16).

 

The Renaissance, a momentous rebirth of scholarship (though mostly unsanctified), originated in Italy and, according to Bisceglia, laid much of the important groundwork for the Reformation. A number of Renaissance scholars were alarmed at the gross immorality that was prevalent in the Church of Rome. The famous Dante, for example, "wrote words of fire against despotism and the ambition of the Church, compared her to the beast described in the book of Revelation, placed popes, prelates and prominent church supporters in Hell, and denounced sin and idolatry" (pp. 40-41).

 

The Renaissance created excitement throughout Europe, and many scholars traveled to Italy from other European countries "not only that they might sit at the feet of the great masters of art and science, but that they might study Latin, Greek and Hebrew to better understand the Holy Scriptures" (p. 48). Among these scholars was the famous Erasmus, who, upon returning to Germany from Italy, "published the Greek New Testament and became the enlightening power of the countries beyond the Alps" (p. 50).

 

During the 1500s, a number of Italian scholars were brought to England to teach. "Peter Martyr was by far the greatest theologian of the age given by Italy to England" (p. 52). As well, a number of Englishmen went to study in Italy. "When these men returned home a new era dawned upon England. The new learning moulded the whole life of England" (p. 53). Of course, other European countries were affected by the Italian scholarship as well.

 

Although the printing press was not invented in Italy, "it was perfected in Italy by Aldus of Venice, and Italy reaped the richest fruits in the rapid diffusion of the new learning. The printing presses of Florence, Venice, Brescia and Rome were the most important in Europe, and Venice alone printed more books than all the rest of the world put together" (p. 69). 

 

In spite of Italy's significant contribution to the Reformation, the Reformation itself failed in Italy. While a number of factors may have contributed to this failure, persecution by the Roman Antichrist is likely a prominent one. "Being so near the papal court, the seat of Inquisition, the power of the Cross and the Sword, all attempts were smothered as soon as they were hatched, the very soul of Protestant reformatory aspiration was suffocated" (p. 75).

 

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BLAIKE, ALEXANDER

A Catechism on Praise (1854)
"In brief space, and a clear, calm, scriptural way, this little manual covers, we conceive, the entire ground of the Psalmody question, and will meet a cordial reception from all the friends of the inspired songs and a simple worship" (Christian Instructor magazine).
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BLACK, JOHN

Church Union and Communion (1819)
"That this book may, through the Divine blessing, be useful in settling the minds of Christians respecting the Scriptural basis of church fellowship, about which they are, at present, far from being agreed," is the earnest prayer of the author. A sermon preached at the opening of the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1816, it is a much needed look at true ecumenism. It also opposes false ecumenism and the ungodly unions (based not on agreement in truth, but on other pragmatic considerations) that are so common in our day.
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BLAIKIE, W.G.

David Brown a Memoir (1898)
Brown was Professor and Principal of the Free Church college in Aberdeen. His most famous book was Christ's Second Coming: Will It Be Premillennial?
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BLAKENEY, R.P.

Manual of Romish Controversy: Being a Complete Refutation of the Creed of Pope Pius IV

 

A massive refutation of the superstition and heresy of the Roman harlot. Contains 24 chapters dealing with all the major (and many of the minor) points at issue between Rome and the Protestants. Contains much research that is hard to find elsewhere. 316 pages

 

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BLAKENEY, RICHARD P.

Popery In Its Social Aspect

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BLAKENEY, RICHARD P.

Protestant Catechism or Popery Refuted and Protestantism Established By the Word of God

A great little (72 page) catechism which, in its days, sold over 128,000 copies. Addresses the major controversies with Romanism and much more.
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BOBGAN, MARTIN & DEIDRE

Psychoheresy: The Psychological Seduction of Christianity
"Analyzes attempts to integrate psychology with the Bible, reveals research exposing the fallacies of psychological counseling and encourages a return to biblical foundations for Christian living" (back cover). Jay Adams recommends this book. 259 pages.
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BOBGAN, MARTIN & DEIDRE

Prophets of Psychoheresy I
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Prophets of Psychoheresy II
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BOETTNER, LORAINE

The Millennium
Looks at the three major systems of millennialism: Postmillennialism, Amillennialism and Premillennialism. This book is especially devastating to dispensational variety of Premillennialism. Boettner was a Postmillennialist. 415 pages.
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 BOETTNER, LORAINE

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination
This book contains in fact not only a clear and cogent presentation of the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination but of all the great distinctive doctrines of the Reformed Faith. The objections commonly urged against Calvinism are not only fairly stated but adequately answered. The practical importance of Calvinism is stressed. The chapter on Calvinism in history will prove illuminating to many (Christianity Today). 431 pages.
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BOETTNER, LORAINE

The Reformed Faith
A basic introduciton to Calvinism, as it is contrasted with heresy of Arminianism.
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BOETTNER, LORAINE

Roman Catholicism
A classic treatment of traditional Roman Catholic beliefs and practice. Boettner contrasts evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic doctrines, as well as the practical effects these two systems have had in people's lives. He shows that Protestantism was not a new system to arise at the time of the Reformation, but a return to New Testament Christianity and the simplicity of the apostolic Church. Constant reference is made to scriptural teaching, and the material is presented in nontechnical language that the average Christian can follow with ease (dust jacket).
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BOGGS, J.H.

Our Political Protest and Why Covenanters Do Not Vote (1872)
Though written by a later American "Reformed Presbyterian" -- and thus showing signs of some waffling from the original Covenanted position -- Boggs raises many good points that all Christians should take into consideration. Working from, "Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?" (Ps. 94:20), Boggs shows how the US government fails three crucial biblical tests for claiming legitimacy as civil authorities; noting that "for these reasons we dissent and protest, and carry our dissent so far as not to touch the government at any point where an oath to the constitution is required or implied" (p. 11). He also distinguishes between the rights of citizenship and the owning of any particular civil regime and closes with a stirring call to look for the day when "they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart" (Jer. 3:17). 15 pages.
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BOGUE, CARL

Does the Regulative Principle Matter to the PCA? This message was delivered for Concerned Presbyterian Day (March 23, 1993)
It deals with problems in the Presbyterian Church in America concerning differing views of worship as they relate to Scripture and the vows ministers take to the Westminster Confession. Bogue's reviews of A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants by Junius Brutus and Messiah the Prince by William Symington are both appended to this lecture.
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BOLTON, ROBERT

General Directions for a Comfortable Walking With God (1837)

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BOLTON, ROBERT

Heart-Surgery

 

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BOLTON, SAMUEL

The True Bonds of Christian Freedom
This Puritan Paperback (from the Banner of Truth) sets forth the place of the law in the Christian life. Bolton (1606-1654)... expounds the nature of Christian liberty and then clearly sets the bounds of that liberty in answer to the following six questions:

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6. Does the freedom of a Christian free him from all obedience to men?

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BONAR, ANDREW A.

Commentary on Leviticus

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BOOTH, RANDY

Children of the Promise: The Biblical Case for Infant Baptism
Booth, as ex-Baptist, while gentle and sympathetic to those on the other side, is nonetheless relentless in making his case. This book is Biblical and precise.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Amiable Professors Falling Short Of Heaven
Based on the Messiah's words in Mark 10:21, "Then Jesus beholding him, loved him, and said unto him, one thing thou lackest." 83 pages on assurance.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

The Art of Man-Fishing
A faithful soul-winners' guide to Calvinistic evangelism. Recommended by John MacAuthur. Thomas Boston (1676-1732) was an eminent Scottish Presbyterian minister. He is already well-known by serious Christian book buyers as his writings have been republished often in the years since his death. Boston's writing can be characterized as easy to understand and straightforward, while yet remaining true to a strong Calvinistic doctrinal testimony. His books contain profound spiritual truth and are very searching concerning a vital and living relationship with the Lord Christ Jesus.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Christ Jesus Duly Prized
This 70-page book is based on, Phil. 3:8 "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ." Boston writes, "if you would give evidence of your interest in imputed righteousness, you must do it by inherent righteousness. Shew your faith by your works. Faith without works is dead, being alone."
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BOSTON, THOMAS

The Christian Life Delineated in Several Practical Discourses
Five sermons (147 pages) dealing with Christ in His ordinances, the sin of unbelief, obtaining the favour of the Lord, and ultimately reaching heaven etc.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Christians Strong In The Grace That Is In Christ Jesus
Communion sermon (Sept. 9, 1722). Shows that "those who feed at his table must arise and fight their way to Immanuel's land, to which they have professed themselves to be travelling," in virtue of their statement of covenant renewal at the Lord's table.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Commentary on the Shorter Catechism

(2 volumes)

 

Two large volumes of over 1300 pages! Boston's work is the most comprehensive reference set ever penned on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Concerning the Shorter Catechism, A.F. Mitchell states,

 

...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 (The Westminster Assembly: Its History and Standards).

 

The Shorter Catechism is the "king of the catechisms" for shear power of expression, combining logical cogency with succinctness. Boston's exposition is unrivalled; there is nothing else like it. Here you have the cream of Puritan catechisms married to the cream of clear Puritan exposition! This is likely Boston's most important work. A set that will meet numerous needs, ranging from use in family worship, Christian education and personal study, to sermon preparation -- and for help in settling debated questions on the Presbytery floor. A one-of-a-kind set of books that will serve your family for generations to come!

 

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BOSTON, THOMAS

A Crook in the Lot
Includes several sermons on the sovereignty and wisdom of God as it is displayed in the afflictions of men, together with instruction on maintaining a strong Christian testimony under hardship, pain and trouble.
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Discourses on Prayer
Here we have encouragement, edification, and the Biblical/Puritan view of prayer. Prayer is one of the Christian's great privileges, one of our greatest weapons, and fertile ground for cultivating assurance. Boston is a master of devotional writing.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

The Distinguishing Characteristics of True Believers
Seventeen sermons (254 pages) relating to nine major areas pinpointing the marks of salvation. Includes loving your enemies, conduct in times of general declension, keeping Christ's commandments, the use of the tongue, friendship with Christ, meekness, etc.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Duties of Husband and Wife
Based on Ephesians 5:33, "Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband."
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Gospel Truth Accurately Stated and Illustrated... Occasioned by the Republication of the Marrow of Modern Divinity (1827)

 

"Considered to be the best account in a small compass of the Marrow controversy," stated Cairns (cf. Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 486). Gives a history, from original documents, of the Marrow controversy (which centered around the book The Marrow of Modern Divinity), along with biographical notices of the main disputants. John Brown of Whitburn (the son of John Brown of Haddington) has compiled pertinent extracts "from the works of the Representers (i.e. the defenders of the Marrow--RB), in illustration and defence of those views of evangelical truth which they had espoused. This forms perhaps the most valuable portion of the book, and will probably be equally new with the other divisions, to most of its readers, as many of the extracts are taken from books which are now in the hands of very few" (p. iv). One interesting appendix gives a very helpful side-by-side table illustrating the "Contrast between the Doctrines of the Marrowmen and Anti-Marrowmen." Topics which were disputed during this controversy include God's sovereignty and human responsibility in salvation and sanctification, the nature of the Gospel, the free offer of the Gospel, covenant theology, assurance, the atonement, the place of the law in the life of the believer and much more. "The theological divisions in the Marrow controversy reflected similar divisions in Reformed thought, with the Marrow and its defenders being more in harmony with the Reformed orthodoxy of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries and, on balance, with the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. Their opponents, though representative of the great majority of ministers in the early eighteenth-century Church of Scotland, reflected the legalizing tendencies of late seventeenth-century developments in Reformed theology, rather than Reformed thought as a whole," writes David Lachman (Cameron, ed., Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 547) -- in summary of the historical and theological context surrounding the issues dealt with in this book. 375 pages.

 

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BOSTON, THOMAS

Faith, Hypocrisy and Discipleship
Includes "The Statute-Law of Discipleship," "The Acceptable Manner of Drawing Near to God," "God's Gracious Call and Precious Promise Considered," and much more. Seventeen sermons in 208 pages.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Jesus Christ His Preaching, Work, and Ministry
Liberty and good tidings from the King of kings! Ten sermons from Boston at his best.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Human Nature in its Fourfold State (1841)
The title continues: "Of Primitive Integrity, Entire Depravity, Begun Recovery, and Consummate Happiness or Misery; Subsisting in the Parents of Mankind, the Unregenerate, the Regenerate, and All Mankind in the Future State. In Several Practical Discourses." Macleod writes, "If there is one book that more than any other stands out as representative of the best of our Scottish religious classics it is Human Nature in its Fourfold State
" (Some Favorite Books). David Lachman writes, His first published book originated in a course of sermons preached in Simprin and again in Ettrick. After a series of mishaps, Human Nature in its Fourfold State (E, 1720) was published anonymously. His most influential work, it has been reprinted perhaps 100 times and translated into a variety of languages. The Bible aside, it had an influence second to none in the religious life of Scotland for well over 100 years"(Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 89).
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BOSTON, THOMAS (and Edward Fisher)

The Marrow of Modern Divinity

 

Jeremiah Burroughs states,"If thou wilt pursue this little book, thou shalt find great worth in it." First printed in 1645, this controversial book was read in 1700 by Thomas Boston and had a profound influence on his ministry. Boston added copious notes to this edition, which was reprinted in 1718. His notes, which are often longer than the text by Fisher, are an invaluable addition to this work. Its contents are largely taken from the works of the Reformers and English Puritans. Three members of the Westminster Assembly wrote recommendations to the Marrow. Part one of the book, "The Covenant of Grace and the Covenant of Works," is one of the best explanations of covenant theology in the English language. Part two is "An Exposition of the Ten Commandments." "The marrow of the second bone (part)," said Caryl, "is like that of the first, sweet and good. The commandments of God are marrow to the saints, as well as the promises; and they shall never taste the marrow of the promise who distaste the commandments. This little treatise breaketh the bone, the hard part of commandments, by plain exposition, so that all, even babes in Christ, yea, such as are yet out of Christ, may suck out and feed upon the marrow by profitable meditation." This section on the commandments is practical and powerful -- guarding against the antinomian heresy. The whole book (of 400 pages) is in beautiful condition and this edition contains the appendix by John Brown of Haddington.

 

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BOSTON, THOMAS

The Names and Attributes of Christ
Greatly edifying! 355 pages, 18 sermons.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

On The Government of the Tongue
Enumerates the sins of the tongue and gives a Biblical remedy for avoiding them.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Overcoming Unbelief and Numerous Other Practical Sermons
Feast on this practical Puritan preaching pertaining to numerous important topics concerning personal victory over the world, the flesh and the devil! Nine sermons in 146 pages.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Questions About Practical Christian Living Answered

 

Answers whether or not repentance is necessary in order to obtain the pardon of sin, who has the right to baptism, why sin remains in believers and much more. 277 pages containing 10 articles.

 

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Personal and Family Fasting and Humiliation
A much neglected topic in our day.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Sins of Sinners Finding Them Out
This book will be an encouragement to all faithful and sincere Christians. It contains a number of sermons including a searching section on false professors.
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The Pleasure of Real Religion
As seen in the book of Proverbs, no earthly "joy" can match the beauty and blessedness of following Christ.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

Repentance, Christian Warfare and Sanctification

Over 400 pages containing 15 exceedingly practical articles from the pen of a Puritan master. Includes "The Old and New Man in Believers," "The Danger of Delaying Repentance," "The Sinfulness and Hazard of a Profession of Religion Without a Corresponding Practice," "The Christian Warfare," and much more!

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A Rich Feast for Hungry Souls

Concerning the duty, privilege and wonder of being the object of Christ's love (11 sermons, 123 pages).

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Serving the Lord in Holiness
On covenant responsibilities and blessings.
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The Shortness of Human Life
Redeem the time because the days are evil!
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The State and Character of Believers
Nine sermons by Boston (330 pages), pointing out the benefits and marks exhibited in the lives of those who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit of God.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

View of the Covenant of Grace from the Sacred Records
Herein you will find distinct consideration given to the parties involved in the covenant of grace, the making of it, its parts (conditionary and promissory), and the administration thereof; together with the trial of a saving personal inbeing in this covenant and the way of instating sinners therein - unto their eternal salvation.
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View of the Covenant of Works from the Sacred Records
Spurgeon said that if you understand the covenants you are a theologian indeed, and well on your way to understanding God's revelation in Scripture. This book serves as a good companion volume to the above title and as an antidote to the hyper-covenantal errors found in groups such as the Protestant Reformed.
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BOSTON, THOMAS

The Works of Thomas Boston

(12 volumes, 1853)

 

"One of the most valuable sets of all time, Boston's Works have been read and re-read ever since their first publication in the 18th century" (Joel Beeke's Reformation Heritage Books email of Aug. 27, 2002).

 

By common consent Boston takes rank in the highest class of our practical religious writers; and in respect of spiritual usefulness his works have largely followed him. Except the Shorter Catechism and the Pilgrim's Progress, no book, perhaps, has contributed so much to mould the religious character of Scotland as his Fourfold State (F.C. Magazine, VI, p. 256 as cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 479).

 

Ian Tallach, in the Foreword to The Beauties of Thomas Boston (p. xii) states,

 

Of the many great divines who have adorned the ecclesiastical and theological scene in Scotland, Thomas Boston must be reckoned as among the greatest. Dr. Andrew Thomson who wrote Thomas Boston: His Life and Times, asserts that 'if Scotland had been searched during the earlier part of the eighteenth century there was not a minister of Christ within its bounds who, alike in personal character and in the discharge of his pastoral functions, approached nearer the apostolic model than did this man of God.'

 

Dr. James Hamilton writes,

 

Thomas Boston whose peaceful walk with God is not yet forgotten in Ettrick Forest, and whose writings, originally designed for his own shepherds, are now praised in all the churches, and most prized by those Christians who have farthest grown in grace (cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 477).

 

McGowan, in the Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith (p. 38), also notes,

 

Boston was an orthodox federal Calvinist committed to the theology of the Westminster Confession. His federal theology was neither legalistic nor conditional in its understanding of grace.

 

On Boston's notes in the Marrow of Modern Divinity, James Henry (author of Theron and Aspasio) comments,

 

I never read the Marrow, with Mr. Boston's Notes, until this present time (1755) and I find, by not having read it, I have sustained considerable loss. It is a most valuable book; the doctrines it contains are the life of my soul, and the joy of my heart. Might my tongue or my pen be made instrumental to recommend and illustrate, to support and propagate such precious truths, I should bless the day wherein I was born. Mr. Boston's Notes on the Marrow are, in my opinion, some of the most judicious and valuable that ever were penned (cited in Brown's Gospel Truth Accurately Stated and Illustrated, by... James Hog, Thomas Boston, Ebenezer and Ralph Erskine, and Others; Occasioned by the Republication of the Marrow of Modern Divinity, p. 7).

 

Furthermore, in Brown's Gospel Truth (pages 107-110) we find a very useful sketch of the character and capabilities of Thomas Boston, as drawn by some of his closest friends (the three ministers, Colden, Wilson and Davidson). These pages are an edifying read in themselves; and we will supply you with a few short comments from this section,

 

Mr. Boston was... of a strong and faithful genius, of a lively imagination, such as affords what is called a ready wit, (which, instead of cultivating, he laid under a severe restraint,) of tender affections, a clear and solid judgment... There were few pieces of learning that he had not some good taste for... He had an admirable talent at drawing a paper, which made a statesman, a very able judge, say, (when Mr. Boston was clerk of the Synod of Merse and Teviotdale,) that he was the best clerk he had ever know in any court, civil or ecclesiatic... as a minister, he had on his spirit a deep and high sense of divine things, was mighty in the Scripture... His knowledge and insight in the mystery of Christ was great, though a humbling sense of the want of it was like to have quite sunk and laid him by, after he began to preach. He had a peculiar talent for going deep into the mysteries of the gospel, and at the same time making them plain, particularly in making intelligible their connection with, and influence upon, gospel-holiness; notable instances of which may be seen in his most valuable treatise, "Of the Covenant of Grace," and in his sermons on Christ in the form of a servant... No wonder his ministrations in holy things were all of them dear and precious to the saints. He was fixed and established upon solid and rational grounds in the Reformation principle, in opposition to Popery, Prelacy, superstition, and persecution... Far from serving the Lord with that which cost him nothing, it was his delight to spend and be spent in the service of the gospel... zeal and knowledge were in him united to a degree rarely to be met with... He was exceedingly cautious and scrupulous of any thing new or unprecedented, until he was thoroughly satisfied of its necessity and grounds... He was a scribe singularly instructed into the kingdom of God, happy in finding out acceptable words -- a burning and shining light.

 

Davidson further states,

 

The acquaintance I had with him, and the frequent opportunities I had of hearing him preach, I look upon as one of the greatest privileges I was favoured with in my early days, and which I still reflect on with great pleasure. He was one of the most powerful preachers I ever heard open a mouth... There were few men (if any) in his day, who courted popularity less than he did; nay, he rather shunned it, but, like his shadow, it followed him wherever he went, for his ministrations were savoury and acceptable to all who had a relish for the truth as it is in Jesus, and a love to that holiness of heart and life which the belief of it never fails to influence in the minds of all the children of God (Gospel Truth, p. 110).

 

In concluding his memoir of Boston in Gospel Truth, Brown notes,

 

Few writings, if any, are more acceptable and useful. The following epitaph was written by Mr. R. Erskine:

 

"The great, the grace, judicious Boston's gone,

Who once like Athanasius bold stood firm alone;

Whose golden pen to future times will bear

His fame, till in the clouds his Lord appear."

 

Regrettably, however profitable most of Boston's writing is to all Christians, we would be remiss not to mention that in some small sections of his works he clearly sides with the backslidden Revolution church (against the Covenanters). This is a sad defect and to counteract it we will include a FREE (cerlox bound photocopy) of Andrew Clarkson's masterful Plain Reasons for Presbyterians Dissenting from the Revolution Church of Scotland. Also Their Principles Concerning Civil Government, and the Difference Betwixt the Reformation and Revolution Principles (1731, a $29.99 value!) with every order of this full eight volume set.

 

Finally, of Boston, David Lachman writes,

 

He took an active part in the Marrow Controversy, having 'relished [the Marrow] greatly' since first finding a copy in a cottage while engaged in pastoral visitation in Simprin... John (Rabbi) Duncan aptly characterized Boston as a 'commonplace genius'... he infused it (Reformed Orthodoxy) with fresh life and warmth, influencing first his parish and eventually all of Scotland.

 

His theology can be characterized as what came to be known as 'Marrow theology'. From early in his ministry he emphasized a free offer of the gospel, an assurance focused on Christ and not in the believer himself, and the power of grace in the life of the believer rather than the threatenings of the law. These and the like emphases are evident throughout his works. His first published book originated in a course of sermons preached in Simprin and again in Ettrick. After a series of mishaps, Human Nature in its Fourfold State (E, 1720) was published anonymously. His most influential work, it has been reprinted perhaps 100 times and translated into a variety of languages. The Bible aside, it had an influence second to none in the religious life of Scotland for well over 100 years.

 

A fine linguist, Boston taught himself Hebrew... His Memoirs is a classic (less his confusion about the Covenanters--RB); primarily a spiritual autobiography, it recounts his life with an endearing candour... The Complete Works (12 vols, A, 1848-52 [i.e. the SWRB reprint edition--RB]) is the definitive edition (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, pp. 88-89).

 

Volumes in this set are divided along the following lines:

 

Volume 1

Commentary on the Shorter Catechism (volume one)

Volume 2

Commentary on the Shorter Catechism (volume two)

Volume 3

Sermons, Chiefly on Communion Occasions

The Crook in the Lot

Volume 4

Sermons on Various Practical Subjects

Volume 5

The Art of Man-Fishing

The Distinguishing Characteristics of True Believers

The State and Character of True Believers

Volume 6

Miscellaneous Questions

Miscellaneous Tracts

Paraphrase on the Epistle to the Galatians

Practical Discourses

Volume 7

A Brief Explication of the First Part of the Assembly's Shorter Catechism

The Marrow of Modern Divinity (On the Covenants, the Gospel and the Law)

Everlasting Espousals

The Mystery of Christ in the Form of a Servant

The Peculiar Mercy and Business of Life Opened Up and Applied

The Evil and Danger of Schism (see Clarkson's Plain Reasons for a refutation)

The Necessity and Foundations of a Throne of Grace for the Behoof of Poor Sinners

The Evidences and Causes of the Decay of Religion in the Soul Discovered (and Its Cure)

Volume 8

Human Nature in Its Fourfold State

A View of the Covenant of Grace from the Sacred Records

Volume 9

Sermons on Various Practical Subjects

Volume 10

Sermons on Various Practical Subjects

Sermons on the Name and Attributes of Christ

The Christian Life Delineated in Several Practical Discourses

Volume 11

Discourses on Prayer

A View of the Covenant of Works from the Sacred Records

A Memorial Concerning Personal and Family Fasting and Humiliation

Volume 12

The Author's Address to His Children

Memoirs

 

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BOWDEN, S.

Debarring and Inviting Service at the Administration of the Lord's Supper, 1871

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BOWLES, OLIVER

Zeal for God's House Quickened (1643)

A sermon preached, by one of the Westminster Divines, before the Assembly of Lords, Commons, and Divines, at their solemn fast July 7, 1643, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, expressing the eminence of zeal requisite in Church Reformers. 55 pages.

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BRADFORD, JOHN

Confutation of Four Romish Doctrines
Part of a treatise, published abroad by the Protestant exiles during the reign of Mary, attributed primarily to the martyr Bradford. Shows how the Papists defend their major articles, for which they chiefly persecuted the Protestants, giving a refutation of each.
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BRADFORD, JOHN

The Hurt of Hearing Mass
John Knox called the mass "the devil's sacrament" (cited in Kevin Reed's John Knox the Forgotten Reformer, p. 79). Reed has also pointed out that "when the queen wished to reinstate the papal Mass, Knox vehemently opposed such measures. He said, ëthat one mass... was more fearful to him than if ten thousand armed enemies were landed in any part of the realm, of the purpose to suppress the whole of religion. For (said he) in our God there is strength to resist and confound multitudes if we unfeignedly depend upon him; whereof heretofore we have had experience; but when we join hand with idolatry, it is no doubt but that both God's amicable presence and comfortable defence leaves us, and what shall then become of us? Alas, I fear that experience shall teach us, to the grief of many'" (John Knox, p. 172). In this book, Bradford recognizes the wicked and insidious nature of this pretended sacrament. As a faithful shepherd, he warns against attending the mass because it is blasphemous idolatry (for some were doing so, in his day, even though they knew it to be an affront to God). Part of his argument, against attending mass, runs as follows: "First, out of the second commandment, ëThou shalt not make to thee...,' this precept forbiddeth all kind of outward idolatry, as the first doth all kind of inward idolatry, to this end that God's true worship inwardly and outwardly be observed. But now the mass is an outward idol, and the service of God there used is idolatry. Therefore they which are present at the mass, honoring it with their corporal presence (as they do which being there do not in open and exterior fact publicly disallow the same), they, I say are open and manifest idolaters, and incur the danger of idolatry, that is God's heavy wrath and eternal damnation: which thing I trow be no trifle, but to fools which make sin a thing of nothing." Application to forms of modern Protestant idolatry, which runs rampant in public worship today, (e.g. as in the public preaching of women, the use of dance, the singing of uninspired songs, the use of musical instruments, and whatever else is not appointed by God for public worship), can be made to the degree that one has light upon this topic. For Bradford attacks idolatry both generally and specifically. Keep in mind that refusing the mass was one of the major reasons why Rome imprisoned, dismembered, maimed, burned and generally mutilated Protestants during the Reformation (cf. "Why Were Our Reformers Burned?" by J.C. Ryle,$.50 or Wylie's History of Protestantism
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BRADFORD, JOHN

The Writings of John Bradford (2 volumes)
Although converted to Protestantism only in 1547, imprisoned in 1553 and burned to death in 1555, Bradford in the influence of his life and preaching belonged among the foremost of the English Reformers. J.C. Ryle commented concerning the writings found in this set, "All are good, and all deserve reading. He that can read them without feeling his soul stirred within him him, must be in an unsatisfactory condition. To my mind, there is not only Scriptural soundness in all that Bradford writes, but a peculiar fire, unction, warmth, and directness, which entitles him to a very high rank among Christian authors."
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BRAINERD, THOMAS

The Influence of Theaters
A lecture on the nature and tendency of the stage. With the steady stream (or should I say river) of putrefying filth that is constantly set before the eyes of movie goers and television watchers today, this short work, warning of the dangers of the stage, is most pertinent. Includes some interesting history concerning acting and the origin and development of drama.
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BRECKENRIDGE, ROBERT J

Presbyterian Government Not a Hierarchy, But a Commonwealth
Strong on the power and position of the ruling elder. Breckenridge worked closely with Thornwell, and Thornwell praised this speech. Kevin Reed's introductory essay is also very informative. Defends Presbyterianism as of divine right while also dealing with the nature of church courts and the limits of church power.
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BRIDGES, CHARLES

The Christian Ministry with an Inquiry into the Causes of its Inefficiency
Bridges begins by considering the general and personal causes of ministerial ineffectiveness, and goes on to examine comprehensively preaching and pastoral work. This book was one of the few which the godly Robert Murray M'Cheyne took with him to the Holy Land, and, in its field, it is without an equal (dust jacket).
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 BRIDGES, CHARLES

A Commentary on Ecclesiastes

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BRIDGES, CHARLES

A Commentary on Proverbs

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BRIDGE, WILLIAM

A Lifting Up For the Downcast

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BREDENHOF, WES

"The Whole Manner of Worship..." Worship and the Sufficiency of Scripture in Belgic Confession Article 7 (1997)
A great work for everyone interested in Reformed worship, but especially for those with a continental Reformed background. Dispels the idea that the regulative principle of worship "is something peculiar to the so-called Presbyterian tradition." This work demonstrates that the regulative principle of worship was an indispensable and foundational part of the Protestant Reformation -- being connected as it was to the battle over the sufficiency of Scripture. More specifically Bredenhof also proves that "the regulative principle is in fact found... in Article 7 of the Belgic Confession." Bredenhof writes, "(t)he regulative principle was a foundational truth in the contentions of the Reformed during the 16th century, and as such it should not surprise us to find it here in the Belgic Confession. Moreover, the relationship between the sufficiency of Scripture and worship further elucidates this significance, for it is the Reformational principle of sola Scriptura
which is foundational for the regulative principle. Without the sufficiency of Scripture the regulative principle falls flat" (p. 21). Additionally, the author encourages the reader to hearken back to the old Reformed confessional standards (as they are agreeable to Scripture) and to "remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set" (Prov. 22:28). This is an important book for today as the old paths of Reformed worship are under attack from not only the classic enemies of the Reformed faith (such as Rome), but also, in many cases, from those (like Steve Schlissel, John Frame, Doug Wilson, etc.) that pretend to the name Reformed regarding worship, when in actuality they are "teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matt. 15:9).
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BROMHALL, ANDREW

How is Hypocrisy Discoverable and Curable? (1661, reprinted 1844)
A highly profitable Puritan look at a subject that takes much courage to delve into with any real zeal.
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BROOK, BENJAMIN

The Lives of the Puritans: Containing A Biographical Account of Those Divines Who Distiguished Themselves In The Cause of Religious Liberty, From the Reformation Under Queen Elizabeth, To The Act of Uniformity, In 1662. (3 Volumes, 452 pp., 507 pp., 556 pp., Indexed).

Concerning Brook's three volume set, The Lives of the Puritans, Dr. Joel Beeke writes,

"It is astonishing that for 180 years no one has reprinted this classic three-volume work of Benjamin Brook which sketches the lives of more than 450 Puritans.

Brook's work has much to commend it…. Much fascinating historical detail and many edifying anecdotes are sprinkled throughout these pages. Brook is particularly gifted in surfacing incidents in the lives of the Puritans that serve as windows through which we observe divine grace transforming the inner man to walk in the footsteps of Christ.

Brook's work is versatile. It feeds the layman and informs the scholar. It excels in bringing to light God's grace in the lives of numerous Puritans whose names would otherwise have been buried in oblivion. These volumes serve the role both of a devotional and an encyclopedia--something that can be attributed to few other titles!

...[This book includes] an able opening sketch of one hundred pages on basic Puritan history of nonconformity from the Reformation to the Act of Uniformity (1662)....

There is much to learn from and about the Puritans through the able hand of Brook. By emulating the Puritans, we may learn how to cultivate a closer walk with God, as well as how to endure hardness as good soldiers of Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:3). Moreover, Brook's work ought to help counteract the half-truths and distortions which marked Puritan studies only a few generations ago. Though it is true that the Puritans unabashedly aimed for conversion-centered preaching, wholehearted allegiance to the totality of Scripture, and a distinctive piety, anyone who reads these volumes seriously will no longer embrace the caricatures that Puritanism was to be associated with inhuman morals and religious demands, intolerance in the social and political arena, barrenness and stagnation in intellectual life, and a negative and pessimistic outlook on life in general....

In this age of revived interest in Puritanism, Brook's biographical sketches ought to find a home in many personal and public libraries. I have long sought these volumes myself, but was able to locate only one of three volumes. Now they will finally be readily accessible to those who love the Puritans and their teachings!

It is obvious that the writing of these volumes was a labor of time-consuming love for Benjamin Brook....

Brook's life passion was to stimulate Christians to walk in the paths of their godly Puritan forebearers. He hoped to especially influence the young people of various Protestant denominations to be prodded by Puritan biography--hence his dedication to the "rising generation." May God bless the reading of these short biographies to young and old yet today in the manner Brook intended, that is, in the vein of Hebrews 12:1-2, "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God (emphases added)."

In the "Dedication" (October 6, 1813) Benjamin Brook states,

"Of all books which can be put into your hands, those which relate the labours and sufferings of good men are the most interesting and instructive. In them you see orthodox principles, Christian tempers, and holy duties, in lovely union and in vigorous operation. In them you see religion shining forth in real life, subduing the corruptions of human nature, and inspiring a zeal for every good work. In them you see the reproaches and persecutions which the servants of God have endured; those gracious principles which have supported their minds; and the course they have pursued in their progress to the kingdom of heaven. Such books are well calculated to engage your attention, to affect your feelings, to deepen your best impressions, and to invigorate your noblest resolutions. They are well calculated to fortify you against the allurements of a vain world; to assimilate your characters to those of the excellent of the earth; to conform your lives to the standard of holiness; and to educate your souls for the mansions of glory.

The Puritans were a race of men of whom the world was not worthy. They devoted their days and nights to hard study; they cherished devotional feelings; and they enjoyed intimate communion with God. The stores of their minds were expended, and the energy of their souls was exerted, to separate the truths of the gospel from the heresies of the times in which they lived; to resist the encroachments of arbitrary power; to purify the church from secularity and corruption; and to promote the power of religion among the people. They persevered in this course amidst a host of difficulties, and in defiance of the most powerful opposition. The rulers of those times persecuted them with wanton cruelty, in total contempt of every sacred law, of every just principle, and of every humane feeling.

From these volumes you will learn, that the glorious cause of Nonconformity has been adorned by the holy lives of a multitude of good men; has been consecrated by the blood of martyrs; and has been sanctioned by the approbation and protection of heaven.

For their exalted attainments in piety, their assiduous researches in literature and divinity, and their unwearied exertions in the cause of God and their country, the Puritan divines are entitled to the admiration and reverence of every succeeding age....

For the sacred cause of religion, the Puritan divines laboured and prayed, wrote and preached, suffered and died; and they have transmitted it to us to support it, or to let it sink. With what feelings will you receive this precious inheritance? Will you lightly esteem what they so highly valued? Will you stand aloof from the cause which they watched with jealous vigilance, and defended with invincible courage? If the blood of these men run in your veins, if the principles of these men exist in your souls, most assuredly you will not.

That you may learn the wisdom, and imbibe the spirit of the Puritans;--that you may take them as patterns, imitate them as examples, and follow them as guides, so far as they followed Christ;--that you may adhere to the cause of religion with the same firmness, adorn it with the same holiness, and propagate it with the same zeal, is my fervent prayer (emphases added)."

In the "Preface" Brook also notes,

"At no period has biographical history been so much esteemed and promoted as in these days of Christian freedom. The memoirs of wise and good men, especially such as have suffered for the testimony of a good conscience, afford interesting entertainment and valuable instruction. To rescue from oblivion impartial accounts of their holy actions, their painful sufferings, and their triumphant deaths, will confer a deserved honour upon their memory: and there is, perhaps, no class of men whose history better deserves to be transmitted to posterity than that of the persons stigmatized by the name of Puritans.

The cruelties exercised upon them were indeed very great. THEY SUFFERED FOR THE TESTIMONY OF A GOOD CONSCIENCE, and an AVOWED ATTACHMENT TO THE CAUSE OF CHRIST. The proofs which they gave of their zeal, their fortitude, and their integrity, were certainly as great as could be given. They denied themselves those honours, preferments, and worldly advantages by which they were allured to conformity. They suffered reproach, deprivation, and imprisonment; yea, the loss of all things, rather than comply with those inventions and impositions of men, which to them appeared extremely derogatory to the gospel, which would have robbed them of liberty of conscience, and which tended to lead back to the darkness and superstitions of popery. Many of them, being persons of great ability, loyalty, and interest, had the fairest prospect of high promotion; yet they sacrificed all for their nonconformity. Some modestly refused preferment when offered them: while others, already preferred, were prevented from obtaining higher promotion, because they could not, with a good conscience, comply with the ecclesiastical impositions. Nor was it the least afflictive circumstance to the Puritan divines, that they were driven from their flocks, whom they loved as their own souls; and, instead of being allowed to labour for their spiritual and eternal advantage, were obliged to spend the best of their days in silence, imprisonment, or a state of exile in a foreign land....

The author of these volumes has spared no labour nor expense in the collection of materials, and has used the utmost care to retain whatever appeared interesting, curious, and useful. Not writing to please any particular sect or party, he has endeavoured to observe the strictest impartiality. In the lives of these worthies, he has not suppressed their imperfections, nor even the accusations of their adversaries; but has constantly stated their faults, as well as their excellencies, without reserve....

His sole object has been to give a lucid and impartial statement of facts. Indeed, the documents are frequently transcribed in the very words of the authors; and, wishing to retain the genuine sense and originality of the whole as entire as possible, he has constantly avoided dressing them in any garb of his own.

Through the whole, he has invariably given his authorities. These might easily have been multiplied; but, when two or more authors have given accounts of the same facts, he has invariably chosen that which appeared the most authentic: or, when they have at any time contradicted each other, he has always given both, or followed that which appeared most worthy of credit. In the Appendix, a correct list is given of the principal books consulted; and, for the satisfaction of the more critical reader, the particular edition of each is specified. In numerous instances, reference will be found to single lives, funeral sermons, and many other interesting articles, of which the particular edition is mostly given. In addition to the numerous printed works, he has also been favoured with the use of many large manuscript collections, a list of which will be found at the close of the Appendix. From these rare documents he has been enabled to present to the public a great variety of most interesting and curious information never before printed....

The lives of these worthies are arranged in a chronological order, according to the time of their deaths. By such arrangement, the work contains a regular series of the History of Nonconformists during a period of more than a hundred years....

It was requisite, in a work of this nature, to give some account of the origin and progress of Nonconformity, together with a sketch of the numerous barbarities exercised upon the Puritans. This will be found in the Introduction, which may not prove unacceptable to the inquisitive and pious reader. If its length require any apology, the author would only observe, that he hopes no part of it will be found superfluous or uninteresting; that he has endeavoured to give a compressed view of the cruel oppressions of the times; and that it would have been difficult to bring the requisite information into a narrower compass....

The work contains an authentic investigation of the progress and imperfect state of the English reformation.... Those reasons which induced the worthy Protestants to seek for the reformation of the church of Rome, constrained the zealous Puritans to labour for the reformation of the church of England. The Puritans, who wished to worship God with greater purity than was allowed and established in the national church, were the most zealous advocates of the reformation; and they used their utmost endeavours to carry on the glorious work towards perfection. They could not, with a good conscience, submit to the superstitious inventions and impositions of men in the worship of God; on which account, they employed their zeal, their labours, and their influence to promote a more pure reformation. And because they sought, though in the most peaceable manner, to have the church of England purged of all its antichristian impurities, they were stigmatized with the odious name of Puritans, and many of them, on account of their nonconformity, were suspended, imprisoned, and persecuted even unto death. These volumes, therefore, present to the reader a particular detail of the arduous and painful struggle for religious freedom, during the arbitrary reigns of Queen Elizabeth, King James, and King Charles I., to the restoration of King Charles II.

The reader will here find a circumstantial account of the proceedings of the High Commission and the Star Chamber, the two terrible engines of cruelty and persecution.... The tyrannical oppressions and shocking barbarities of these courts are without a parallel in any Protestant country, and nearly equal to the Romish inquisition. The severe examinations, the numerous suspensions, the long and miserable imprisonments, with other brutal usage, of pious and faithful ministers, for not wearing a white surplice, not baptizing with a cross, not kneeling at the sacrament, not subscribing to articles without foundation in law, or some other equally trivial circumstance, were among the inhuman and iniquitous proceedings of those courts....

That the Puritans in general were men of great learning, untarnished piety, and the best friends to the constitution and liberties of their country, no one will deny, who is acquainted with their true character and the history of the times in which they lived (emphases added)."

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BROOKS, THOMAS

Heaven on Earth: A Treatise on Christian Assurance
Brooks "scatters stars with both his hands" wrote C.H. Spurgeon. His teaching is clear, thorough and greatly needed in the present spiritual climate. Brooks explains what true assurance is and guides the reader in how it may be fully experienced. This is one of the volumes in the Puritan Paperbacks series from Banner of Truth.
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BROOKS, THOMAS

The Mute Christian Under the Smarting Rod; With Sovereign Antidotes for Every Case (1811)

 

Subtitled: "A Christian with an Olive Leaf in His Mouth, When Under the Greatest Afflictions, Trials, Troubles, and Darkest Providences; With Answers to Questions and Objections, Calculated to Promote Submission and Silence Under All the Changes that May Be Experienced in this World." A Puritan look at the perplexing and sometimes disconcerting subject of dealing in a godly manner with those trials and afflictions which frequently beset the saints. This is an important book for all Christians who seek to maintain a faithful testimony by adding patience and godliness to moderation (cf. 2 Peter 1:6-7); and who constantly wage war with the world, the flesh and the devil. If you have ever complained, become angry, or let the flame of your first love grow dim because of the trials of this life, this book should be a great encouragement and help. Brooks also wrote Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices ($9.95 from SWRB). In the preface to Precious Remedies it is noted that he was among the leading Puritan preachers/authors and that "some few might even award him a topmost niche among the choicest spirits of the seventeenth century." 250 pages.

 

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BROOKS, THOMAS

Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices
Among the publishers' reasons for this reprint is the fact, noted by George Smeaton, that the best Christian authors of former times treated the seductive influence and terrible power of Satan in a way "greatly more full and suggestive than in the literature of the present day." This is one volume in the Puritan Paperbacks series from Banner of Truth.
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BROOKS, THOMAS

Sins Which Bring God's Fiery Judgement Upon Cities and Nations
Spurgeon said Brook's writings were "marvelously rich" and his "wealth of imagery surpasses all others of his age." He continued, "Of all the Puritans he is the most readable... and if he cannot display the depth of Owen or the raciness of Adams, he leaves them far behind in excessive sweetness and sparkling beauty of metaphor." This item is taken from Brooks' "London's Lamentation on the Late Fiery Dispensation." Some of the sins catalogued comprehend Atheism, Sabbath-breaking, lying, fornication and sodomy, the mocking of God's servants, a lukewarm ministry and refusal to repent (even under severe judgements). A good look at what causes God to pour out His wrath, of which our cities and nations can expect an ongoing escalation of, baring a major revival soon.
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BROOKS, THOMAS

What a Hypocrite Cannot Do
Expounds on 13 spiritual things that hypocrites cannot do. Includes among these: "A hypocrite's inside is never answerable to his outside;" "No hypocrite under heaven is totally divorced from the love and liking of every known sin, so neither is his heart thoroughly subdued to a willingness to perform all known duties;" "No hypocrite can live wholly and only upon the righteousness of Christ, the satisfaction of Christ, the merits of Christ, for justification and salvation" (Romanism and the cults being prime examples of institutionalized hypocrisy, RB); "No hypocrite ever makes it his business, his work, to bring his heart into religious duties and services;" "No hypocrite in the world loves the word, or delights in the word, or prizes the word, as it is a holy word, a spiritual word, a beautiful word, a pure word, a clean word;" and much more. Basically, as Brooks states, "Some have shewed the several rounds in Jacob's ladder, that an hypocrite may climb up to; but my business and work... is to shew you the several rounds in Jacob's ladder that no hypocrite under heaven can climb up to."
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BROOKS, THOMAS

The Works of Thomas Brooks (6 volumes)
Considered the definitive edition of the Works of Brooks, this set was published by James Nichol in 1866. It was edited by A. B. Grosart. At that time, Charles Spurgeon commented in The Sword and the Trowel
,

"The volumes now before us are by that marvelously rich author Thomas Brooks, whose wealth of imagery surpasses all others of his age. The mere marginal notes of Brooks are more valuable than pages of ordinary writers; we take pleasure in the stones of his temple, and the very dust thereof we favor. Of all the Puritans he is the most readable, if we except John Bunyan; and if he cannot display the depth of Owen or the raciness of Adams, he leaves them far behind in excessive [unusual] sweetness and sparkling beauty of metaphor. There is a clear, silvery, refreshing sound in the name 'Brooks', and as is the name, such is the man. Every reader who can afford the money should purchase this incorrupt, unmutilated, unchanged, well-printed and perfectly edited copy of Brooks."

 

VOLUME 1

Memoir of Brooks by A. B. Grosart

Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices

Apples of Gold

The Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod

A String of Pearls

 

VOLUME 2

An Ark for All God's Noah's

The Privy Key of Heaven

Heaven on Earth

 

VOLUME 3

The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

A Cabinet of Jewels

 

VOLUME 4

The Crown and Glory of Christianity, or, Holiness the Only Way to Happiness (58 sermons on Hebrews 12:14)

 

VOLUME 5

The Golden Key to Open Hidden Treasures

Paradise Opened

A Word in Season

 

VOLUME 6

London's Lamentations

The Glorious Day of the Saints' Appearance

God's Delight in the Progress of the Upright

Hypocrites Detected

A Believer's Last Day His Best Day

A Heavenly Cordial

The Legacy of a Dying Mother

Glossary and Indexes

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BROOME, J.R.

To Glory in a Blaze: The English Martyrs of the 16th Century (1998)
Originally written for a young people's magazine, this book is also a good easy-to-read introduction to reformation history for adults. It covers William Tyndale, Thomas Cranmer, the Marian martyrs (Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, John Hooper and John Bradford), the Genevan exiles and the Elizabethan Church settlement. There is an appendix on John Jewel. 111 pages.
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BROWN, C.J.

Christ's Kingship Over the Nations Maintained and Defended in the Establishment Principle, or, The Principle of the National Recognition of Religion
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BROWN, DAVID
The Apocalypse: Its Structure and Primary Predictions
(1891)

Nearly 50 years after he penned one of the most devastating refutations of premillennialism ever seen (Christ's Second Coming: Will It Be Premillennial?), this ex-premil (after repeated solicitations to do so) penned this book. It deals specifically with the book of Revelation from a historicist, postmillennial position.

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BROWN, DAVID, ROBERT JAMIESON, A.R. FAUSSET, and DAVID BROWN (JAMIESON, FAUSSET and BROWN)

A Commentary Critical, Experimental, and Practical on the Old and New Testaments (3 volumes)

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BROWN, DAVID

Christ's Second Coming: Will It Be Premillennial? (1882, 1990)

One of the most devastating books ever written against premillennialism.

Ken Gentry says of it,

As The New Schaff-Herzog Religious Encyclopedia observed, this work is widely regarded "a classic." And classics, especially evangelical classics, well deserve a new hearing by a new generation of Christians... The present work is Brown's postmillennial argument against premillennialism (which he once endorsed). In Part One of the work he presents a devastating nine fold argument, organized around nine propositions, against the premillennial system as it was presented in the early and mid-1800's. In Part Two he presents a postmillennial view of the spirituality of the millennium against the backdrop of the carnal, political millennium of premillennialism. In the final Part of the book he considers seven of the leading objections to his views and very capably responds to them... Having read it I wondered how premillennialism survived its penetrating analysis... Consequently, I am delighted at the republication of this classic, especially this particular edition, which is a later one than that published by Baker Book House in 1983. It should be noted that Brown's work went through several editions during his lifetime... The republication of this work is particularly important today... I commend Reg Barrow and Still Waters Revival Books for offering this edition of David Brown's Christ's Second Coming: Will It Be Premillennial? May the Lord of Glory be pleased to give a renewed vision to his Church of a conquering Christ, Who is both Savior and Lord!

Credenda Agenda (No. 7, vol. 5), in their review of this title noted, "Brown is not a preterist. For this reason, convinced Preterists should read him... this nineteenth-century reprint is a welcome classic."

484 pages, indexed.

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BROWN, DAVID

The Four Gospels: A Commentary, Critical, Experimental and Practical

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BROWN, DAVID

(Contemporary introductions by Reg Barrow & Steve Schlissel)

Hal Lindsey and the Restoration of the Jews (1861, 1990)

And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance (Romans 11:26-29).

O to see the sight, next to Christ's coming in the clouds, the most joyful! Our elder brethren the Jews and Christ fall upon one another; they will be kind to one another when they meet. O day! O longed for and lovely day-dawn! O sweet Jesus, let me see that sight which will be as life from the dead, thee and thy ancient people in mutual embraces (Samuel Rutherford, Letters, 1635).

This book echoes Rutherford's biblical sentiment throughout. It includes a short testimony by Reg Barrow describing his rejection of Dispensationalism as a young Christian and noting why he brought this book into print.

A 44 page preface (by Schlissel) recounts the historic Reformed position concerning Israel (which was written before Schlissel himself rejected the historic Reformed view of worship and justification) -- citing many quotations (like Rutherford's above) in exposing Hal Lindsey's outrageous inaccuracies and gross misrepresentations of the Reformation position (regarding the restoration of the Jews).

Finally, the bulk of the book consists of David Brown's classic work focusing on Romans 11, The Restoration of the Jews (1861). This is the same David Brown that had a hand in the Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Commentary and whose "most enduring work... Christ's Second Coming: Will It Be Premillennial? ... remains the classic evangelical polemic against premillennialism" (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 97).

In short, this book demonstrates that Scripture teaches (and the best Reformation theologians concur) that the future will be most glorious for the Jews -- when they, as a people, are drawn by God's irresistible grace to the Lord Jesus Christ. 200 pages -- the photocopy editions do not include either contemporary preface or any of the contemporary appendices, and are thus 113 pages long.

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BROWN, JOHN (OF BEDFORD)

Puritan Preaching in England (1900)
Study of major Puritan preachers including Bunyan, Baxter, Binney, Goodwin, Spurgeon, Dale, and more.
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BROWN (of Haddington), JOHN

The Absurdity and Perfidy of All Authoritative Toleration of Gross Heresy, Blasphemy, Idolatry, Popery, in Britain (1797, 1803 edition)

 

The sub-title reads: "In two letters to a friend in which the doctrine of the Westminster Confession of Faith relative to Toleration of a False Religion, and the power of the civil magistrate about sacred matters; and the nature, origin, ends and obligation of the National Covenant and Solemn League are candidly represented and defended."

 

Here Brown deals with three major Reformation attainments (anti-tolerationism, establishmentarianism and the obligations of lawful covenants as they biblically bind posterity) that Satan has always been especially concerned to overthrow -- in every major demonic move to open the floodgates of lawlessness, anarchy and misrule. Fletcher, in the preface to the 1797 edition, relates this truth as it comes to bear on various religious professors, stating,

 

Papists were enemies to our covenants because they were a standard lifted up against their system of abominable idolatries. Episcopalians were enemies to them, because they were a standard lifted up against their anti-scriptural church-officers and inventions of men in the worship of God. Some Presbyterians are enemies to them in our day through ignorance of their nature and ends; and others through fear of being too strictly bound to their duty (Cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 486).

 

It is also interesting to note the long list of backsliders and heretics that often oppose one or more of these points.

 

The ancient Donatists, a sect of Arian separatists, who appeared about the beginning of the 4th Century, seem to have been among the first who held out these opinions to the Christian world. Feeling the weight of the arm of power for their schismatical practices, by way of reprisal, they stript the magistrate of all power in religion;--maintaining that he had no more power about religious matters than any private person, and refusing him the right of suppressing the propagators of doctrines different from those professed by the Church, or the observers of a different form of worship. From them the German Anabaptists adopted the same views. Then the Socinians (i.e. an early form of Scripture-denying liberals--RB) and remonstrant Arminians, whenever the magistrate ceased to patronize their cause. The English Independents during the time of the Long Parliament were the zealous supporters of the same opinions. In their rage for liberty of conscience, they formed the strongest opposition in the Westminster Assembly which the Presbyterians had to encounter. Through their influence that venerable body was much embarrassed (hindered-- RB) in their proceeding; and by their means (in collusion with that "Judas of the Covenant," Cromwell--RB), certain passages of the Confession of Faith never obtained the ratification of the English Parliament. The English Dissenters of the present age are generally in the same views, especially the Socinians, the Arians, and the Quakers, who have most to dread from the Laws of the Land against their blasphemies. And who knows not that the high reputation of Mr. Locke as a Philosopher... has given these opinions such an air of respectability, that many youth in the Universities have been thereby inclined to embrace them? (Preface, pp. vi-vii).

 

In our day the tree of toleration (and the anti-Scriptural principles which logically grow out of it) has spread its branches in ways that could have never been envisioned by those that took the first steps away from biblical and covenanted uniformity. What Brown is fighting against here is an error so foundational that when left unchecked it permeates all of society, cutting out the foundational roots that are necessary for all national Reformations -- and "if the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Ps. 11:3).

 

Furthermore, as the preface notes "liberty of conscience and of opinion" are "the great idols of the day." Here Brown takes out his covenantal hammer and smashes these idols with an inconoclastic zeal worthy of our earlier Reformed forefathers.

 

This book is especially useful in answering the persistent fear and questions that always arise when these old Reformed views are discussed: that is, the questions dealing with religious persecution. Brown spends much time in clearing the Westminster Divines of such false charges, while also setting these controversial Reformed teachings on a thoroughly biblical foundation.

 

Interestingly, in the section defending the continuing obligation of the National and Solemn League and Covenant, we also note that the Westminster Assembly considered the Solemn League and Covenant an "everlasting covenant." Brown cites the following as proof,

 

That the body of the English nation also swore the Solemn League and Covenant, is manifest. The Westminster Assembly and English Parliament, affirm, 'The honourable house of Parliament, the Assembly of Divines, the renowned city of London, and multitudes of other persons of all ranks and quality in this nation, and the whole body of Scotland, have all sworn it, rejoicing at the oath so graciously seconded from heaven. God will, doubtless, stand by all those, who with singleness of heart shall now enter into an everlasting covenant with the Lord' (p. 161, emphasis added).

 

The footnote tells us that the section Brown was quoting was taken from "Exhortation to take the Covenant, February, 1644."

 

Brown also includes a helpful section on a point some modern day malignants are once again attempting to use to overthrow the biblical attainments of the covenanted Reformation. This section shows that the "(t)he intrinsic obligation of promises, oaths, vows, and covenants which constitutes their very essence or essential form, is totally and manifestly distinct from the obligation of the law of God in many respects" (p. 120, emphasis added).

 

Finally, we cite a portion of Brown's dying testimony to his children given in the introduction (p. xix). Such testimonies, from notable Christian leaders, often contain singularly pertinent charges to their hearers. (For another notable example of this see James Renwick's dying testimony, as he was about to be martyred for his adherence to the Solemn League and Covenant, when he recounts what was later to become most of the terms of communion in Covenanted Presbyterian churches. This testimony can be found in Thompson's A Cloud of Witnesses for the Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ Being the Last Speeches and Testimonies of those Who Have Suffered for the Truth in Scotland Since... 1680 [ http://www.swrb.com/catalog/h.htm ]). Here are Brown's dying words to his children:

 

'Adhere constantly, cordially and honestly to the Covenanted Principles of the Church of Scotland, and to that Testimony which hath been lifted up for them. I fear a generation is rising up which will endeavour silently,' (O how prophetic!) 'to let slip these matters, as if they were ashamed to hold them fast, or even to speak of them (as with many "reformed" publishers and preachers today, who dare not touch the topics Brown deals with in this book--RB). May the Lord forbid that any of you should ever enter into this confederacy against Jesus Christ and his cause! This from a dying father and minister, and a witness for Christ' (Signed) 'John Brown.'

 

If you have the moral courage to compare the original Reformed faith with that which is often promoted under its name today (and in many ways the old Reformed faith bears little resemblance to the "new light" Reformers and innovators of our day), then this is an ideal book to obtain and study. 213 pages.

 

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BROWN, JOHN (of Haddington)

A Brief View of the Figures; and Explication of the Metaphors, Contained in Scripture (1812)

 

Macfarlane called Brown "perhaps the most remarkable divine that our country has produced" (cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 485). In this book, which is divided into three sections, Brown gives a "general view of the figures of Scripture language," an "explication of metaphors respecting persons" and an "explication of metaphors respecting things." He also notes that "the ensuing work contains a whole system of divine truth, represented in Scripture-metaphors." 480 pages.

 

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BROWN, JOHN (of Haddington)

The Christian Journal; Or, Common Incidents, Spiritual Instructors (1795)
A series of meditations on spring, summer, harvest, winter, and Sabbath-day. Brown seeks to "exhibit in every journal, not the exercise of a single day, but a particular form of the Christian life; and to adapt the style to the traveler's varying frame." As with his Master, he draws from that which is common, in an uncommon way -- putting "natural incidents" to great use in the edification of the saints. 348 pages.
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BROWN, JOHN (of Haddington)

A Compendious History of the Church of Scotland (1784)
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BROWN, JOHN (of Haddington)

A Compendious View of Natural and Revealed Religion (1817)
In seven books. Book 1: Of the standard of all religion, the law of nature, in its foundation and contents; the insufficiency of the light of nature to render a man truly virtuous and happy; the possibility, desirableness, necessity, propriety, reasonableness, credibility, divine authority, properties, and parts of that revelation which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Book 2: Of God, the Author, Object, and end of all religion, in His perfections, persons, purposes, and works. Book 3: Of the bonds of religious connection between God and man, the covenants of works and grace, in their origin, parties, parts and administrations in time and through eternity. Book 4: Of Christ, the Mediator of the covenant of grace, in His person, offices, and states. Book 5: Of the blessings of the covenant of grace, effectual calling, justification, adoption, sanctification, spiritual comfort, eternal glory. Book 6: Of the dispensation of the covenant of Grace by means of the law, the gospel, and ordinances thereof. Book 7: Of the new covenant society or church, in her constitution, members, offices, and government. A new edition carefully revised and improved with the author's last additions and corrections, 600 pages.
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BROWN, JOHN (OF HADDINGTON)

A Dictionary of the Holy Bible (1818)
Contains an historical account of the persons; a geographical and historical account of the places; a literal, critical, and systematical description of other objects, whether natural, artificial, civil, religious or military; and the explication of the appellative terms mentioned in the writings of the Old and New Testament. The whole comprises whatever important is known concerning the antiquities of the Hebrew nation and Church of God; forming a sacred commentary; a body of Scripture history, chronology and divinity; and serves in a great measure as a concordance to the Bible. From the genuine Edinburgh edition, containing the author's last additions and corrections and further enlarged and corrected by his sons, with a life of the author (1722-1787) and an essay on the evidence of Christianity. Two volumes in one. Over 750 pages.
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BROWN, JOHN (OF HADDINGTON)

Essay Towards an Easy, Plain, Practical and Extensive Explication of the Assembly's Shorter Catechism (1859, from the sixth Edinburgh edition)

 

The author has taken great care to correct, enlarge, and improve this edition of his catechism, particularly by adding a great number of Scripture texts in order to more clearly elucidate and confirm different points of doctrine and practice. 356 pages.

 

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BROWN, JOHN (of Haddington)

General History of the Christian Church, from the Birth of our Saviour to the present Time (1771, 2 volumes)

 

The title continues: "Containing A succinct Account of external Events, prosperous or calamitous; the State of Learning; the State of Practical Religion; and the Disputes, Heresies, and Sects, that have troubled the Christian Church, in each Century. With An Appendix, containing the History of Philosophers, Deists, Socinians, Arminians, Anabaptists, Quakers, Moravians, etc. To which is subjoined, A List of Errors, especially since the Reformation."

 

The importance of this book is noted in Brown's first sentence to the preface, "To peruse history as a Christian, is to view every event as the work of God; -- As a practical verification of the doctrines, promises, threatenings, or predictions of his word; -- and as an excitement to faith in, gratitude towards, and conformity to him, as our God and Redeemer." A fine set by one of the giants of the Reformed faith! 760 pages.

 

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BROWN (of Haddington), JOHN

The Gospel Ministry: An Address to Ministers and Students of Theology (1864)
"The most luminous and weighty appeal on the subject, one in the highest degree deserving the study of every minister, and of every candidate for the sacred office," writes Aydelott, in the preface. He continues, "I know of no treatise comparable to it for clear, simple, sublime -- in a word -- Scriptural views of the Gospel Ministry; its close, pungent appeals to the conscience, and its solemn, melting, overwhelming addresses to the heart. Indeed, I do pity the minister who can read it without trembling, and often with tearful eyes looking upward, entreating forgiveness for the past, and, renewing his vows, by God's grace, to be more faithful in the time to come." Macfarlane called Brown, "Perhaps the most remarkable divine that our country has produced" (Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant
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BROWN, JOHN (of Haddington)

A Harmony of Scripture Prophecies and History of Their Fulfillment (1784)

 

Contains a harmony and history of the Scripture prophecies concerning: Adam, Noah, and their families; the Canaanites; Egyptians; Philistines; Ethiopians; Edomites and Amalekites; Moabites and Amonites; Syrians; Assyrians; Chaldeans; Medes and Persians; Greeks; Romans; Ishmaelites, etc.; Scythians, Tartars, Turks; the Lord Jesus Christ; the Romish Antichrist; Israelites, Jews; and the New Testament Church. The final pages give a brief chronology of noted events from the creation (about 6000 years ago according to Brown) to the author's day.

 

This book, Brown notes, taken together with his Sacred Topology; or A Brief View of the Figures and Explication of the Metaphors Contained in Scripture, "form a kind of systematic explication of the whole Old and New Testament."

 

It is also interesting to note that Brown could read and translate in 10 different languages, being entirely self-taught, though his language studies "were subordinate to his favourite study of divinity, in which he became eminently skilled, as well as in history, both ecclesiastical and civil" (Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, p. 451). 411 pages.

 

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MACKENZIE, ROBERT

John Brown of Haddington (1918)

                                                                      

This book of 320 pages covers the life of one of the most important Scottish Presbyterian ministers of the eighteenth century, John Brown of Haddington. He was born in 1722, and by the age of thirteen he was an orphan, living in poverty. He became a herd-boy, watching sheep to earn his living. However, he had a deep interest in the things of God, and set out to educate himself in the original languages of the Bible. He taught himself Greek, and then went to a book shop to buy a Greek New Testament. The bookseller said he didn't think Brown could read it, and some University professors who were in the shop asked Brown about himself. "Then one of them, not unlikely Francis Pringle, then Professor of Greek, asked the bookseller to bring a Greek New Testament, and, throwing it down on the counter, said, 'Boy, if you can read that book, you shall have it for nothing.' He took it up eagerly, read a passage to the astonishment of those in the shop, and marched out with his gift, so worthily won, in triumph" (pp. 34-35).

 

Brown was able to teach himself not only Greek, but Latin and Hebrew as well. Some young men in the vicinity who were studying for the ministry became jealous of this poor herd-boy who had little formal education but was so advanced in the study of languages. Thus a rumour was spread that John Brown had received his knowledge of the languages from Satan himself! This rumour spread, and stuck with him for years to come, causing him much anguish. (Interestingly, one of the fellows who helped spread this slander was a licentiate who was found guilty of unworthy conduct and deprived of his licence to preach about the same time that Brown himself was licensed).

 

Brown subsequently became a pedlar, and then a soldier fighting against "the Pretender," Prince Charles Stuart, who unsuccessfully tried to achieve power with the support of Highland troops. Subsequent to that brief war, Brown became a schoolmaster, and finally a divinity student in the Secession church. After successful completion of his studies, he was called to be a pastor in the town of Haddington. It was there that he spent much of his time writing the books for which he became famous.

 

Among his better known works are The Self-Interpreting Bible, The Christian Journal, A Dictionary of the Holy Bible, A General History of the Christian Church, The Psalms of David in Metre (his notes on the Psalms), The Absurdity and Perfidy of all Authoritative Toleration of Gross Heresy, Blasphemy, Idolatry, and Popery in Britain (including his defense of the continuing obligation of the Solemn League and Covenant), and The Harmony of Scripture Prophecies

 

Brown was a stalwart for many important points of Biblical truth in his day, but his work is of more value today than ever before. Read this book to be encouraged about how God can take a poor, uneducated farm boy, and make him into one of the great spiritual leaders of his day.

 

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BROWN, JOHN (of Haddington)

Letters on the Constitution, Government, and Discipline, of the Christian Church; Humbly Submitted to the Ensuing Venerable Assembly, of the Church of Scotland (1767)
As series of letters dealing with: the divine right of church government; Christ's headship over the visible church; the qualifications of church-members; the private Christian's privileges and power; the magistrates power in the church; the problems with Prelacy, church power; the qualifications of gospel-ministers; the election of ministers; the ordination and duty of ministers; ruling elders and deacons; the warrant for congregational sessions; the warrant for classical presbyteries; the warrant for synods; church courts; scandals and discipline; church fellowship and separation; and much more.108 pages.
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BROWN (of Haddington), JOHN

Of the Nature, Formation, and Fellowship of the Christian Church (1796)
A short look at the biblical teaching on the church -- with a mass of Scripture references! Also contains useful teaching on schism and separation.
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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 (1844 edition published by Robert Carter [New York]) John Brown of Haddington (annotations).

Psalter as translated by Francis Rouse, the Westminster Divines, and the Scottish General Assembly (from 1646-1650)

 

This is the Psalter (less Brown's notes, which were added later) mandated, approved and used (for public 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).

 

Every song leader (especially fathers for family worship) should have a copy of this edition of the Scottish Psalter with Brown's notes. If money is a factor, the inexpensive photocopy edition should suffice for other members of the family -- or the father (or other song leaders) can simply line out the Psalms (as Moses, David, the Apostles, etc. did) eliminating the need for multiple Psalters.

 

Anothr big plus with this Psalter is that the Psalms, excepting one, are rendered into common metre (with some alternate versions added) and thus can be sung by even those with almost no knowledge of music. For example, the tune to "Amazing Grace" is one of the many tunes that fits with all common metre renderings. And even Psalm 136, the one Psalm not in common metre, can be sung to any common metre tune, as it adds only one extra syllable to the end of every second line. Maybe not the delight of the accomplished musician, but certainly calculated to make the Psalms easily accessible to young and old alike (an attainment surely pleasing to the Lord Jesus Christ) -- as this Psalter was purposely produced to foster international (and covenanted) Reformation.

 

The Scottish Metrical Psalter is a faithful translation and without a doubt remains the best Psalter in existence today. We have added (at no extra cost to our customers) a copy of the Westminster Shorter Catechism to this printing. This has been done to assist parents in catechizing their children during family worship. Also included in this edition (from the original publisher) is "A Table of the Psalms Classed Under Several Subject Heads" and an "Alphabetical Index of the First Line of Each Stanza." These sections comprise 48 pages of small print alone, while the complete book (not including the Shorter Catechism we've added) is made up of 424 pages.

 

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!

 

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PSALM SINGING HELPS

Concordance to the Metrical Psalms
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SCOTTISH METRICAL PSALMS (on cassette)

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BROWN, JOHN (of Haddington)

Select Remains of the Rev. John Brown, Late Minister of the Gospel at Haddington (1810)
Contains: 1. Memoirs of his Life; 2. Letters to his Friends; 3. Religious Tracts; 4. Advices to his Children; 5. An Account of Some of his Dying Sayings; 6. Dying Advices to his Congregation; and 7. An Address to Students of Divinity. Brown's own sons edited this book and sent it into the world with these words, "If some secure hypocrites are awakened, some profane sinners are converted, some wavering Christians are established, and some distressed souls are comforted; we have fully gained our end in the publication." 187 pages.
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BROWN, JOHN (of Haddington)

The Self-Interpreting Bible: With Commentaries, References, Harmony of the Gospels and Many Other Helps Needed to Understand and Teach the Text (4 volumes, 1914 edition)

 

Brown's renown rests chiefly on The Self-Interpreting Bible

 

... and to a lesser extent on A Dictionary of the Holy Bible ($29.95 P; $39.00 HP). 'Brown's Bible' was repeatedly reprinted (in America as well as Britain, as were all his more popular works), with improvements by later editors, even into the twentieth century (and now into the 21st century!--RB). Its numerous aids... included a system of marginal cross-references novel in its extensiveness. This 'library in one volume' became as common as Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress ($14.98 P; $29.00 HP; $47.96 H) and Thomas Boston's Fourfold State ($9.99 P; $18.00 HP; $39.00 H). It incorporated material from the Dictionary, which unlike modern counterparts, explained basic English vocabulary and grammar (making it useful for homeschooling--RB), and often went beyond making the Bible intelligible (to interpreting it, for example the entry on--RB)... 'Antichrist' surveys papal history... (the complete work--RB) is exemplary in its directness and accuracy (DSCHT, p. 99).

 

In Mackenzie's book, John Brown of Haddington, a whole chapter is devoted to just the Self-Interpreting Bible. Here is a glimpse at what Mackenzie has to say,

 

No work carried the reputation of the author so far afield as his Self-Interpreting Bible... Its success from the first was extraordinary... It will be evident that an extraordinary amount of valuable material was thus placed at the command of the ordinary reader. It was the information that a student of the Scriptures hungered for, who had not access to the learned works dealing with such subjects... Brown states that his avowed aim in his publication is not to depreciate the valuable commentaries of these writers (referring to some of the most famous Reformed commentators of the past--RB), but 'to exhibit their principal substance with all possible advantage... and in referring particularly to the New Testament, he adds that 'there the explication is peculiarly extensive, and attempts to exhibit the substance of many learned and expensive commentaries.' ...The last edition of Brown's Bible is undoubtedly the best (which is the same as the edition we have used--RB) (pp. 177, 178, 185, 186).

 

The issue of this Bible Commentary brought Brown into correspondence with many notable persons, among them the saintly Charles Simeon of Cambridge... It was Simeon's habit... to rise every morning at 4AM... after lighting a fire, he devoted the first four hours of the day to private prayer and the devotional study of the Scriptures. The favorite companion of these devotional hours was Brown's Self-Interpreting Bible... Simeon prized the Self-Interpreting Bible above all others, and made acknowledgment of the spiritual enlightenment and quickening which he received from its daily perusal... (writing) "Your Self-Interpreting Bible seems to stand in lieu of all other commentaries; and I am daily receiving so much edification and instruction from it, that I would wish it in the hands of all serious ministers" (pp. 187-188).

 

Brown's Bible was treasured in the homes of the people with all the reverence and care enjoyed by Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and Boston's Fourfold State. It supplied what was lacking in these great soul classics, providing a clear path to the fount from which they derived their vitality and strength. The three were considered the necessary literary and religious equipment of the household. They furnished pabulum for serious reading; and they produced strong men (p. 190).

 

Over 2200 (8.5" X 11") pages in the complete set -- this Bible contains more features and additions (from sections on prophecy fulfillment and hermeneutics to a chronological index to Scripture history, Jewish festivals and the significations of obsolete words [and much more!]-- with 448 photographs showing places of Bible events) than we have space to note here!

 

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BROWN, JOHN (OF EDINBURGH)

Discourses and Sayings of Our Lord (3 volumes)

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BROWN, JOHN (OF EDINBURGH)

An Exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians

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BROWN, JOHN (OF EDINBURGH)

Expository Discourses on 1 Peter (2 volumes)

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BROWN, JOHN (OF EDINBURGH)

An Exposition of Our Lord's Intercessory Prayer

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BROWN, JOHN (OF EDINBURGH)

Hebrews

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BROWN, JOHN (OF EDINBURGH)

Human Authority in Religion Condemned
A rebuke to all hypocrites who deny the Word and law of God, only to substitute some man-made tradition or idea in its place. Argues against the Pharisaical and "absurd rabbinical casuistry, by which" ignorant and blind souls "confounded the plainest moral distinctions, and make sin duty and duty sin... teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Preached immediately after the disruption in the Established church of Scotland, this sermon lead to the formation of the Free Church in May 1843.It pinpoints an undue regard to human authority as a major cause of impurity in doctrine, worship, and discipline, and a principle cause of sectarianism, independency, and Popery.
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BROWN, JOHN (OF EDINBURGH)

Keeping Christ's Commandments: A True Manifestation of Love to Him
Shows how true love for God is demonstrated by obedience to his revealed will, which is summarized in the ten commandments. Gnostic and Anabaptist tendencies (seen primarily in Charismatic circles), which rely on extra-biblical sources of guidance (such as mystic impressions, emotions, tongues, and so-called "prophecies"), all ultimately deny sola Scriptura and undermine the Reformation. This work is based on the words of our Lord, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
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BROWN, JOHN (OF EDINBURGH)

Parting Counsels: An Exposition of 2 Peter 1

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BROWN, JOHN (OF EDINBURGH)

The Sufferings and the Glories of the Messiah

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BROWN (of Wamphray), JOHN

An Apologetical Relation of the Particular Sufferings of the Faithful Ministers and Professors of the Church of Scotland Since 1660, Wherein Several Questions, Useful for the Time, Are Discussed, etc., etc.

 

Brown was ejected in the "great ejection" of 1662 and thereafter imprisoned for speaking out against acknowledging the newly-appointed Archbishop of Glasgow. Later released from prison, upon condition of banishment, he left for the Netherlands in 1663. During these years he devoted himself to writing.

 

"Early in the year 1666 the Council was staggered by the dissemination of a little epoch-making book entitled 'An Apologetical Relation'... It was printed abroad in 1665... This treatise in twenty-three sections deals trenchantly with every aspect of the dispute, and powerfully maintains the righteousness of the principles and actions of the Covenanters, even to justifying their resistance to their unconstitutional governors. Acknowledging its dangerous import the Council at once proclaimed it seditious, ordered the hangman to burn it at the Cross, and attached a fine of 2000 pounds Scots to any possessor of it," notes Hewison (The Covenanters, vol. 2, p.189 [$US29.99 P; $US59.00 HP]).

 

Furthermore, "His (Brown's) Apologetical Relation, or historic defence of the Church, and exposition and vindication of its principles, was much disliked by the Prelatic party in Scotland, and found a place in their Index Espurgatorius" (Carslaw, Exiles of the Covenant, p. 106 [$US8.73 P; $US22.00 HP]).

 

The Reformed Presbytery adds further historical context to this famous work when they write,

 

"new measures were again fallen upon for the oppression, suppression and extirpation of the true reformed religion, and the professors of it. The council being very diligent and careful to deprive the Lord's people of every thing which might contribute to their establishment and confirmation in the righteousness and equity of the cause and covenant of God for which they suffered, and which tended to expose their tyranny and treason against God, ordered the famous Mr. Brown's Apologetical Relation to be burnt in the high street of Edinburgh, on February 14th, 1666... such was their hellish enmity and and spite against our covenanted reformation, and every thing written in defense thereof, and in vindication of those that suffered for their adherence to it" (Act, Declaration and Testimony for the Whole of Our Covenanted Reformation, p. 28 [$US5.99 P; $US19.00 HP]).

 

It is for works such as these that Johnston (in The Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 339 [$US19.99 P; $US34.00 HP]) says of Brown that "(h)e has been regarded (as) the most important theologian of the second period of Scottish Presbyterianism."

It has been further noted (by A.N.) regarding Brown (and this book in particular) that

 

"his singular judiciousness and honesty, in being a faithful witness and wrestler for the purity of Reformation, appears very obvious in his piece entitled An Apologetical Relation, wherein he holds forth the dreadful and heinous nature of national perjury and covenant-breaking, and convincingly discovers that it is not in the power of the nations to shake themselves loose of their sacred obligations, either as to the matter or the manner of them; tho' to the great shame and unspeakable loss of these nations, the bulk and body of them have not only once or twice discovered their contempt in an open course of backsliding upwards of these hundred years past (See Apologetical Relation pages 328, 343. History of the Indulgence, page 132)" (cited in the preface to Brown's Exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, p. v [$US24.99 P; $US34.00 HP]).

 

To understand the nature of the conflagration emanating from the pits of hell, to suppress the knowledge of the battle for Christ's Crown and Covenant, the history of this fight (which included the sufferings of many faithful martyrs), and why a new and similar struggle is ensuing, some 331 years after the initial writing of this book, pick up this indispensable weapon (extracted from the Presbyterian Armoury, vol. 3), and "ride to the sound of the gun."

 

Brown deals with "the lawfulness of defensive wars," the divine right of church government, the divine right of kings (and related political questions), the "Supreme Magistrate's Power in Church Matters," "the Rise, Reign and Ruin of the Former Prelates in Scotland," and much, much more!

 

212 pages.

 

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BROWN (of Wamphray), JOHN

Christ: the Way the Truth and the Life

(1839 edition)

"John Brown of Wamphray (1610-1679) has been rightly called the most important Scottish theologian of his day. He was especially gifted at merging profound doctrinal truth with warm Christ-centered zeal and godly piety. Samuel Rutherford wrote of him, 'I always [had]... a great love to dear Mr. John Brown because I thought I saw Christ in him more than in his brethren.' Brown's blending of doctrinal truth and Christ-centered piety is most clearly displayed in his Christ: the Way the Truth and the Life. This is biblical, Reformed, Puritan spirituality at its best. Would you learn the art of continually fleeing to Christ by faith for your justification and sanctification? Read and reread this precious volume, filled with experimental truth about how to go to Christ continually for every spiritual need. Use it as a devotional gem, and pray for the Holy Spirit to grant you a growing, daily 'making use' of Christ by faith" (Joel Beeke).

This book was written during Brown's time of banishment in Holland. Among its 29 chapters we find Brown dealing with justification, but especially focusing on sanctification. Chapters are given to "crucifying the old man," "How to make use of Christ, as Truth, for comfort, when truth is oppressed and bornedown," "for steadfastness," "for encouragement," and much more. A classic on practical godliness if there ever was one.

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BROWN (of Wamphray), JOHN

An Exposition of the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, With Large Practical Observations; Delivered in Several Lectures (1766 edition)

This commentary has been called, "perhaps the best exposition of the Epistle yet to be found" (J.W.C., cited in the Johnston's Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 341). Charles Spurgeon comments, "By a Calvinist of the old school. Heavy, perhaps, but precious." At the very least it should be considered a classic Covenanter's commentary. John Brown of Wamphray was one of Samuel Rutherford's favorite students. He was ejected in 1662, imprisoned and cruelly treated until he suffered exile to the Netherlands -- all for steadfastly maintaining the principles of the Covenanted Reformation. In fact, A.N. in the preface to this volume notes that, among other things, "the particular grounds and causes why he was thus inhumanly and barbarously treated, was his strict attachment to, and maintaining the binding force and perpetual obligations of the nation's solemn vows and covenants; his refusing acceptation of the then sinful Indulgences; ... his public and zealous testifying against licentious tolerations," etc. While in exile he wrote thirteen books. Johnston notes that Brown "has been regarded the most important theologian of the second period of Scottish Presbyterianism" (Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 339). This commentary gives us a good indication as to why Brown is so highly regarded among faithful Calvinists, godly historians and numerous commentators. 614 pages.

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BROWN, JOHN (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.

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BROWN, JOHN (of Wamphray), Hugh Binning, John Howie, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland & Sundry Ministers of Perth and Fife

Faithful Witness-Bearing Exemplified

(1783 edition)

 

A collection containing:

 

1. An Useful Case of Conscience, concerning Associations with Idolaters, Infidels, Heretics, Malignants, or any other known Enemies of Truth and Godliness by Hugh Binning.

 

2. A Solemn Testimony Against Toleration, and the present proceeding of Sectaries and their Abettors, in England, in reference to Religion and Government by the Commissioners of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland (With the Answer, of Parliament, to the said Testimony) and also a Testimony to the Truth of Jesus Christ; or, To the Doctrine, Worship, Discipline and Government of the Kirk of Scotland; and to the National Covenants, Against the prevailing Errors, Heresies Blasphemies, etc. (with a specific testimony against Cromwell's Toleration) by the Ministers of Perth and Fife.

 

3. The History of the Indulgence. Showing Its Rise, Conveyance, Progress, and Acceptance. Together with a Demonstration of the Unlawfulness Thereof, and an Answer to Contrary Objection. Also a Vindication of Such as Scruple to Hear the Indulged by John Brown of Wamphray.

 

4. To which is prefixed, a Preface Concerning Association, Toleration, and what is now called Liberty of Conscience by John Howie (author of Scots Worthies).

 

It doesn't get any better than this! 360 pages.

 

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BROWN, JOHN (of Wamphray)

The Life of Justification Opened (1695)

 

The title continues: "Or, a Treatise grounded upon Gal. 2.11. Wherein the Orthodox Doctrine of Justification by Faith, & Imputation of Christ's Righteousness, is clearly expounded, solidly confirmed, & learnedly vindicated from the various Objections of its Adversaries. Whereunto are subjoined some Arguments against Universal Redemption." In 1828 Dr. Burns wrote, "Mr. John Brown was unquestionably one of the most eminent divines Scotland has yet produced, as his numerous writings, still carefully sought after by solid and judicious Christians, fully evince" (Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 339). Regarding this book Dr. Walker noted, "By far our most thorough exposition and discussion of the doctrine it handles; and all the more to be prized because of the particular bearing it has on the new views which Baxter and others had begun to propagate, and which in some shape are ever returning upon ourselves" (Ibid., p. 341). Interestingly, Brown, in the preface, after warning against Arminianism "as the immediate way to introduce Popery" states, "Yea even those who were purer in appearance, pressing the moral duties and practical doctrine of piety (I mean the followers of that famous Minister Mr. Richard Baxter) did corrupt the true doctrine of justification, because they adopted universal grace and redemption." One of the best, if not the best, books ever written on the topic of justification! 563 pages.

 

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BROWN, JOHN (of Wamphray)

A Pious and Elaborate Treatise Concerning Prayer; & the Answer of Prayer (1745 edition)

 

"The clear and Scriptural ardency of his piety from this well-know treatise is apparent" wrote Burns, concerning this title (Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 342. The publisher's preface notes that this was the mature work of one who had suffered much for Christ. They state it "is among his last works; which he wrote at the close of a long walk with God; and in exile; while he was in Holland about 20 years, from his banishment (Anno 1661) until he ended his days, and entered into the joy of the Lord... Moreover the gentleman, now a minister, who procured this practical treatise of prayer, in Holland, and brought it home, can attest that it is genuine; and though many pieces on the subject be come abroad before this, yet the intelligent Reader may find it is inferior to none, and in some respects, preferable to any of them." Sample chapters include: "The greatness of the sin of neglecting prayer, manifested, in 39 particulars;" "The Unregenerate are obliged to pray;" "The necessity and usefulness of family prayer, manifested:" "Some encouragements to prayer mentioned;" and much more. It is for works such as these that Johnston (in The Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 339) says of Brown that "(h)e has been regarded (as) the most important theologian of the second period of Scottish Presbyterianism." Joel Beeke concurs, writing, "John Brown of Wamphray (1610-1679) has been rightly called the most important Scottish theologian of his day. He was especially gifted at merging profound doctrinal truth with warm Christ-centered zeal and godly piety. Samuel Rutherford wrote of him, 'I always [had]... a great love to dear Mr. John Brown because I thought I saw Christ in him more than in his brethren.'" 308 pages.

 

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BROWN, JOHN (of Wamphray)

Quakerisme the Path-way to Paganisme (1678)

 

In refuting this "impendent pestilentious cloud of heathenish and hellish darkness, which the devil by the ministry of these locust (i.e. the Quakers--RB) hath now exhaled out of the bottomless pit," Brown has almost put together a kind of systematic theology and commentary on the doctrines of the Westminster Confession combined. This veritable cornucopia of theological delights -- full of stinging lashes to the doctrinal backs of the servants of Antichrist -- includes sections on: the Quakers themselves, human learning (and the anti-intellectualism of Quakerism), the Scriptures, God, the Trinity, the Holy Ghost, Christ, Adam, the fall, original sin, the state of nature, the soul, heathens (regarding law, worship, etc.), "Enthusiasmes" (i.e. on immediate revelation), the Gospel, the light within (i.e. mysticism), the seed (of light claimed by the Quakers to be in every man's heart -- Arminian tendencies), reprobation, grace, universal grace, universal redemption, salvation, Christ's satisfaction, justification, perfection(ism), perseverance, infallibility, the church, ministers, ordination, ordinances, the Sabbath, worship, preaching, prayer, singing Psalms, the sacraments, baptism, the Lord's supper, minister's maintenance, magistrates, liberty of conscience, wars, lawful oaths, civil honor, the resurrection, and heaven and hell.

 

Authoring books like this, it is easy to see why Brown has been considered "the most important theologian of this period" (Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 340). And given the weight which his writing carried we would love to see some of Brown's Latin works translated into English -- and if anyone reading this would like to underwrite such a project, please contact us at your earliest convenience. For it has been noted that "the exiled minister of Wamphray was as copious in Latin as in English" (Ibid., p. 341); just his De Causa Dei Contra Antisabbatarios (considered his Magnum opus), wherein he defends the Christian Sabbath, "is larger than all the published works of Dr. W. Cunningham put together" (Ibid.). 588 pages.

 

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BROWN, HENRY

Arminian Inconsistencies and Errors; In Which It Is Shown That All the Distinctive Doctrines of the Presbyterian Confession of Faith are Taught by Standard Writers of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1856)
This title focuses on the doctrine of salvation, especially the five points of Calvinism. It contrasts Calvinism with Arminianism throughout. Wesley's distinctive positions (aberrations) also receive much special attention -- including his views of sanctification and original sin. One interesting anecdote, found in the chapter "Wesley's conversion to Arminianism," reads: "The third and only other kind of lottery practised by Mr. Wesley, appears to have been the toss of a piece of money. This brings up the way in which it is charged upon him, that he decided to be an Arminian. Thus in a letter from the Rev. Augustus Toplady to Mr. Wesley, in 1792, we meet withy the following, viz. 'Why should you, of all people in the world, be so angry with the doctrines of grace? Forget not the months and days that are past. Remember that it once depended on the toss of a shilling whether you yourself should be a Calvinist or an Arminian. Tails fell uppermost, and you resolved to be an Arminian" (p. 418). Wesley is never known to have denied this charge. 430 pages.
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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.

 

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BROWN, THOMAS

Annuals of the Disruption (1893)
Chronicles the formation of the Free Church of Scotland, with extracts from the narratives of ministers who left the Scottish establishment in 1843. This battle over unlawful civil encroachments upon the church can be instructive today as the same principles still apply. Church government and education (re: home schools and private Christian schools) are most affected in our day by tyrannical civil "authorities." Over 850 pages.
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BROWN, THOMAS

Church and State: A Narrative of the Struggle for Independence from 1560 to 1843
Hits all the historical high points surrounding the great Scottish struggle for the spiritual independence of the church - against unbiblical usurpation by statist forces. From Knox to the author's day, the cause of civil liberty and the interests of vital (Reformed) religion, in church and state, are both set forth.
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BRUTUS, JUNIUS

A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants or, Of the Lawful Power of the Prince Over the People and of the People Over the Prince

Rushdoony states that John Adams said that this was "one of the most influential books in America on the eve of the Revolution." Others have also noted the great influence this book had on the thinking of the founding fathers of the United States. A Defense of Liberty also influenced Rutherford's Lex Rex and is an important Calvinistic defense of the legality of biblically based revolution. It deals with civil resistance, God's law and more! This is the 1689 translation (180 pages). See William Symington's Messiah the Prince for an excellent companion volume to this work.

 

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BRUCE, ROBERT
The Mystery of the Lord's Supper (1614)

In five sermons: two of preparation and three of the sacrament itself.

It was largely under Bruce's leadership that the Scottish reformation found stability. His sermons on the Lord's Supper brought together Reformed doctrine and evangelical application in a way that helped to shape and became characteristic of the Scottish tradition (DSCHT, p. 104).

These searching and informative sermons are still much loved and sought after in our day. 150 pages.

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BRUCE, ROBERT (William Cunningham, editor)

Sermons by the Rev. Robert Bruce, Minister of Edinburgh (1843 edition)
"Robert Bruce... was one of the most distinguished men whom Scotland has ever produced, and rendered invaluable services to his Church and country... Andrew Melville, his illustrious coadjutor in that great struggle in which they both suffered so much, describes him as a 'hero adorned with every virtue, a constant confessor, and almost martyr of the Lord Jesus.' Livingstone says, 'Mr Robert Bruce I several times heard, and, in my opinion, never man spake with greater power since the Apostles' days'
(Preface). The subtitle also notes that these sermons were "Reprinted from the original edition of 1590 and 1591 with collections for his life by Robert Wodrow." The print is reset in the common times font of the nineteenth century and the text "Englished" for easy reading. Calderwood, who was personally acquainted with Bruce, played a major role in preserving the information used by Wodrow in the Life of Bruce (which consists of 201 pages). Many startling instances of God's supernatural power at work in Bruce are recounted in Wodrow's introductory biography, under the section titled "Some Singular Passages of His Life". Here are four samples, from the many given by Wodrow:

HIS STOP AT A COMMUNION TABLE
I have several other singular passages from one of his successors, Mr White, minister of Larbert, which are handed down from persons present, and firmly believed there. When dispensing the sacrament of the Supper to his people, Mr Bruce was about to serve a table which was filled. When he rose up to speak he remained silent; at length, he broke out with a very great concern, and said, "Certainly there is some person at this Holy Table guilty of some dreadful sin unrepented of; for my Master has shut my mouth, and I can say nothing till he remove; and in the Lord's name, I charge him to remove from this Holy Table;" and then sat down again. While all were musing, and waiting for the event, a man rose from the table, and went out of the church. Mr Bruce went on and served the table with very much freedom. The man was noticed, and inquired after; and, when dealt with, confessed he was habitually guilty of a most horrid sin. (pp. 147-148)

ABOUT A MAN DROWNED
The same person gives the following accounts, which it may be are some of the things that Mr Fleming had accounts of from credible persons, and thought them so strange that he did not publish them; and I set them down here rather for preservation, and further inquiry, than for present publication, till they be further considered. There was a person in his congregation at Larbert, who had been for some time under great discouragement, and deep soul exercise. After Mr Bruce had for some time conversed with him one day at his own house, it turned late, and there had been great rain, and the waters were big. The man left Mr Bruce, and would go home. Mr Bruce urged him to stay with him till to-morrow; but by no means could prevail. When he went away, Mr Bruce declared he was afraid there was somewhat before him. Next morning he was found drowned in a water. Mr Bruce, when he had heard he was missing, sent out to help to seek for him, and ordered that, when he was found, his clothes should be narrowly marked. One would think he had got a sign from the Lord with relation to him; for he said, if his clothes and skin were dry about his heart, he was persuaded of his salvation; if not, he would determine nothing about his eternal state. Accordingly, when he was found, the man's clothes upon his left side, even to his shirt and skin, were found perfectly dry when they got him, for a handbreadth or two about his heart, though all the rest were wet through and through. (pp.148- 149)

HIS SAYING TO BISHOP SPOTTISWOOD
His zeal against such as he thought betrayers of the interest of the Church was very conspicuous. From his successor above cited I have this account: That Archbishop Spottiswood came to visit him in his own house of Kinnaird, when Mr Bruce was pretty old and infirm. When he came in, he would not be rude to him in his own house, yet he would not own him in any of his titles, and did not desire him to stay. The Bishop, when he saw this, said, "Mr Bruce, do ye not know me, and who I am?" The other answered, "Sir, I know you to be a traitor to God, and to the Church of Scotland. I have nothing to do with you; you may begone when you please." (p. 153)

HE IS THE INSTRUMENT OF MR. HENDERSON'S CONVERSION
Mr Bruce was one of the most powerful and authoritative preachers of his age, and though, as to his voice, he was not a Boanarges, yet being, as Mr Fleming observes, of a slow and grave delivery, he spake as becometh the oracles of God, with great authority, composure, and weight, and many of the most stout-hearted of his hearers were made to tremble, the secrets of their hearts were made manifest, and multitudes of his hearers went away with undeniable proofs of Christ speaking in him, and that God was with him of a truth. His success, as Mr Calderwood, we have seen, remarks, was very great; many thousands were gained to Christ by his labours. I shall only give one instance; and I may say it was one of the greatest fishes caught in his net, and that was the excellent Mr Alexander Henderson, of whom Mr Fleming gives the following account: "Mr Henderson, at his first entry into the parish of Leuchars, was highly Episcopal in his opinion, and brought in by the Bishop of St Andrews against the consent of the parish; so that upon the day appointed for his admission the people shut the church doors, and his admitters were obliged to break up a window, and that way to procure him entrance. A little after his settlement there, which was before the pretended Assembly at Perth, where Mr Henderson was named to be one of the ministers of Edinburgh,--but this falling in, which I am to narrate, I imagine, stopped his settlement there,--Mr Henderson having heard Mr Bruce was to be at a communion at some distance from Leuchars, was very desirous to hear him preach, and went to the place, where few knew him, and placed himself in a corner of the church where nobody should notice him. When Mr Bruce entered the pulpit, and rose up to preach, as his custom was, he stood silent for some minutes, which astonished Mr Henderson a little; but he was yet much more moved by the first words he uttered, which were those of our Lord: 'He that cometh not in by the door, but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber,' which words were powerfully sent home upon his conscience, and, by the blessing of God, as he afterwards owned, were the instrument of his conversion." (pp. 154-155)

Bruce was truly a "Presbyterian prophet" and the power of these 17 sermons (as well as the story of Bruce's life) will not be lost upon the present day reader. 623 pages.

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BRUCE, MICHAEL

Good News in Evil Times For Fainting Believers (1708)

"These forgoing sermons were preached by Mr. Michael Bruce in his best days, when in prison (suffering as a Covenanter for the crown rights of King Jesus, under the false charge of sedition--RB)," notes the final sentence in this book. These three sermons cover Jeremiah 45:1-5 and Psalm 140:12-13 (two sermons) and were preached for the encouragement of believers during the most trying of times (when believing the whole counsel of God could cost you dearly). 72 pages.

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BUCHANAN, JAMES

The Doctrine of Justification

This book contains an outline of the history of this doctrine in the church (from the Old Testament to the author's day), as well as a lengthy exposition of it from Scripture. 514 pages, indexed.

"The doctrine of justification by faith is like Atlas: it bears a world on its shoulders, the entire evangelical knowledge of saving grace. The doctrines of election, of effectual calling, regeneration, and repentance, of adoption, of prayer, of the church, the ministry, and the sacraments, have all to be interpreted and understood in light of justification by faith. When justification falls, all true knowledge of the grace of God in human life falls with it, and then, as Luther said, the church itself falls," states Packer in his "Introductory Essay." Furthermore, he writes, "It is doubtful whether a better exposition of it (justification) exists. And his (Buchanan's) preacher's style imparts a warmth to his writing which we do not find in (say) the lawyer-like Cunningham, and which is very refreshing. There is no doubt that this is still the best text-book on its subject, from the standpoint of the classic covenant theology, that the student can find."

"James Buchanan's 'Doctrine of Justification' is THE classic work on this cardinal doctrine by which a church stands or falls. After lucidly covering the historical development of the doctrine through the Old Testament, the apostolic age, the scholastic divines, the Reformation and Counter Reformation, and in the Church of England, Buchanan expounds the doctrine itself by covering the scriptural meaning of the term, its relation to the law and justice of God, its relation to the mediatorial work of Christ, its relation to grace and works, and more. The chapter on justification in relation to the work of the Holy Spirit is alone worth the price of the book. Throughout, Buchanan systematizes the doctrine of justification in an orthodox Reformed manner that is fully reliable, is consistent with all the doctrines of grace, and is still relevant to the burning issues of our day, such as the New Perspective. A new introduction by Dr. Gerald Bilkes on the New Perspective is also a great help. If you can only afford to read one book on justification, read this definitive work."

-Joel R. Beeke

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- Dr. Ligon Duncan

"... a gem! Buchanan's exposition of justification is, in my opinion, still the best one that has been done."

- William Shishko

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- Dr. Nick Willborn

"At the present stage of the justification debate, Buchanan would be a very wholesome remedy against unfair representations. He is absolutely masterful on the subject."

- Dr. Roger Nicole

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BUCHANAN, JAMES

The Office and Work of the Holy Spirit

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BUCK, CHARLES

Theological Dictionary Containing Definitions of Religious Terms - A Comprehensive View of Every Article in the System of Divinity; An Impartial Account of All the Principal Denominations... From the Birth of Christ to the Present Day: Together With An Accurate Statement of the Most Remarkable Transactions and Events Recorded in Ecclesiastical History (1831)
Revised and improved by Rev. George Bush, by the addition of many new articles, with the whole adapted to the then present state of theological science and of the religious world. American edition (463 pages).
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BULKLEY, ED

Why Christians Can't Trust Psychology

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BULLINGER, HENRY (HEINRICH)
The Decades of Henry Bullinger: Fifty Sermons Divided Into Five Decades Containing the Chief and Principle Points of Christian Religion
(2 volumes in hardcover with new introductions by George Ella and Joel Beeke, or 4 volumes on CD, 1849-1852 edition)

"Henry Bullinger (1504-1575) was one of the most widely esteemed leaders of the Reformed churches, and The Decades was the most famous of his 150 treatises and manuscripts. The Decades derives its name from being a series of fifty theological sermons divided into five groups of ten sermons each. Each sermon is a helpful, detailed exposition of an important doctrine. Combined, they encompass the field of theology in a form readable for the typical layman. They became more popular than Calvin's Institutes in England, and now are reprinted for the first time since 1850. This edition has new introductions amounting to 125 pages on Bullinger's life by George Ella and Joel R. Beeke."

"From 1550 to 1560, there were in England 77 editions of Bullinger's Latin "Decades" and 137 editions of their vernacular translation "House Book", a treatise in pastoral theology (in comparison, Calvin's Institutes had two editions in England during the same time). Some historians count Bullinger together with Bucer as the most influential theologian of the Anglican reformation…. Bullinger played a crucial role in the drafting of the Second Helvetic Confession of 1566. What eventually became the Second Helvetic Confession originated in a personal statement of his faith which Bullinger intended to be presented to the Zurich Rat upon his death. In 1566, when the elector palatine introduced Reformed elements into the church in his region, Bullinger felt that this statement might be useful for the elector, so he had it circulated among the Protestant cities of Switzerland who signed to indicate their assent. Later, the Reformed churches of France, Scotland, and Hungary would do likewise…. Bullingers works comprise 127 titles. Already during his lifetime they were translated in several languages and counted among the best known theological works in Europe…. His main work was the Decades, "a treatise in pastoral theology, in the vernacular called "House Book"." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Bullinger).

"This reprinting of Bullinger's The Decades makes available a seminal survey of Christian teaching by one of the most significant of the second generation Reformers. Both in their content and in their homiletical tone, The Decades offered the mid-sixteenth century a basic text from which Christian readers could learn both the content of the faith and the life of Christian obedience. Their importance is evidenced in the numerous printings both in Latin and in the vernacular that mark out the influence of The Decades among English, Dutch, and German-speaking Protestants. May this reprint enhance contemporary recognition of Bullinger's contribution to the Reformation."

    - Richard A. Muller
    Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 "Presented in theological form 'The Decades' contain fifty sermons that expound some of the most important doctrinal themes of the Reformation; certainly, Bullinger's most comprehensive and complete theological work. It holds firm to the conviction that the covenant unity of history is a manifestation of God's Providential action in time. This work towers in scope and depth. The Decades are the result of years of dedicated research. They contain extensive scripture citations and quotations from early church fathers, such as Augustine and Tertullian.

For Bullinger, the Church did not start at the dawn of Pentecost or birth of Christ (as taught by proponents of dispensationalism) but has been in existence since the promise made in Genesis 3:15. Such is the nature and essence of all true covenant theology.

The Decades are the historical embodiment of Reformed theology. So effective and articulate was their theological influence that Archbishop Whitgift in 1568 "obtained an order in convocation that every clergyman should procure a copy of [The Decades] and read one [sermon] once a week". At one time these volumes (originally published in five) where required reading for all clergy.

In his essay, Heinrich Bullinger as Theologian, Edward Dowey comments, "Bullinger's Decades, a major reformation classic, is unchallengeable his most full bodied and comprehensive theological work, containing the richness of his scholarship, gathering together themes of all his major writings up to that time, and exhibiting the churchly purpose of being a theological source book for pastors to aid them in the preparation of sermons."

Nicolas Elliot (Englishman of law and pupil of Bullinger) has said regarding Bullinger's work, "Your books are well received, not only by our king, but equally so by the lord Cromwell, who is keeper of the king's privy seal and vicar of the church of England… May God, therefore, give you the disposition to publish all your writings as speedily as possible, whereby you will not only fill the coffers, of the booksellers, but will gain over very many souls to Christ, and adorn his church with most precious jewels."

Bullinger survived the plague of 1564 and 1565, but lost his wife and three children (events certain to cause sorrow in the strongest of hearts). However, Bullinger's resolve in Providence was firm: "We content ourselves in the only word of God; and do therefore simply believe and teach, that God by his providence doth govern all things." He was a true scholar and pastor of the Reformation; sought out by Calvin, on more than one occasion, for his comfort, counsel and friendship. Calvin called Bullinger an "illustrious… and highly to be revered brother in the Lord". Hence, he was not just a theologian, but also a man of firm character and godly reputation.

It is a great and mysterious question as to why Bullinger's writings fell into obscurity, why his works have been neglected; not receiving the wide recognition, as did Calvin's. Bullinger was born 5 years before Calvin and lived 11 years after Calvin. Calvin's correspondence consists of roughly 4,300 letters while Bullinger produced some 12,000 letters. His collected works comprise over 119 volumes, of which, The Decades represent the best that those volumes have to offer.

Comparable to 'Calvin's Institutes' in magnitude and comprehensiveness (at one time even outselling them) these volumes are bound to bring theological pleasure to readers for years to come.

So, should you buy Bullinger's Decades? Yes, buy them. For in buying The Decades, it is no exaggeration to say that we are buying a valuable piece of the Reformation. Perhaps, we will not agree with all his positions, but neither do we agree with every good theologian line upon line. Overall the sermons are sound, theologically precise and delivered straight from the heart of a man properly labeled 'pastor's pastor'.

As Jean-Marc Berthoud has said, "Much else could usefully be said on this immensely scholarly doctor of the Church, this incomparable pastor, this man of indomitable faith whose mighty works, though today largely forgotten and sadly neglected, still spread, for whoever takes the trouble to consult them, a truly heavenly light."  When you posses The Decades I am confident they will speak for themselves."

- Heinrich Bullinger "The Decades" reviewed by B. K. Campbell

TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOLUME I

1. The Preface (pp. 1-11)

   2. Of the Four General Synods or Councils (pp. 12-35)

   3. The First Decade of Sermons (pp. 36-192)

         1. First Sermon: Of the Word of God; the cause of it; and how, and by whom, it was revealed to the world (36-57)

         2. Second Sermon: Of the Word of God; to whom, and to what end, it was revealed; also in what manner it is to be heard; and that it doth fully teach the whole doctrine of godliness (57-70)

         3. Third Sermon: Of the sense and right exposition of the word of God, and by what manner of means it may be expounded (70-80)

         4. Fourth Sermon: Of true faith; from whence it cometh; that it is an assured belief of the mind, whose only stay is upon God and his Word (81-97)

         5. Fifth Sermon: That there is one only true faith, and what the virtue thereof is (97-104)

         6. Sixth Sermon: That the faithful are justified by faith without the law and works (104-121)

         7. Seventh Sermon: Of the first articles of the Christian faith contained in the Apostles' Creed (122-139)

         8. Eighth Sermon: Of the latter articles of the Christian faith contained in the Apostles' Creed (140-157)

         9. Ninth Sermon: Of the latter articles of Christian faith contained in the Apostles' Creed (157-179)

        10. Tenth Sermon: Of the love of God and Neighbor (180-192)

   4. The Second Decade of Sermons (pp. 193-435)

         1. First Sermon: Of laws, and of the law of nature, then of the laws of men (193-209)

         2. Second Sermon: Of God's law, and of the two first commandments of the first table (209-237)

         3. Third Sermon: Of the third precept of the Ten Commandments, and of swearing (237-253)

         4. Fourth Sermon: Of the fourth precept of the first table, that is, of the order and keeping of the Sabbath-Day (253-267)

         5. Fifth Sermon: Of the first precept of the second table, which is in order the fifth of the Ten Commandments, touching upon honour due to the parents (267-298)

         6. Sixth Sermon: Of the second precept of the second table, which is in order the sixth of the Ten Commandments, thou shalt not kill: and of the magistrate (298-322)

         7. Seventh Sermon: Of the office of the magistrate, whether the care of religion appertain to him or no, and whether he may make laws and ordinances in cases of religions (323-344)

         8. Eighth Sermon: Of judgment, and the office of the judge; that Christians are not forbidden to judge; of revengement and punishment; whether it be lawful for a magistrate to kill the guilty; wherefore, when, how, and what the magistrate must punish; whether he may punish offenders in religion or no (345-369)

         9. Ninth Sermon: Of war; whether it be lawful for a magistrate to make war. What the Scripture teacheth touching war. Whether a Christian man may bear the office of a magistrate. And of the duty of subjects (370-393)

        10. Tenth Sermon: Of the third precept of the second table, which is in order the seventh of the Ten Commandments; thou shalt not commit adultery of wedlock; against all intemperance; of continency (393-435)

VOLUME II

1. Dedication to Prince Edward VI, King of England and France (pp. 3-16)

   2. The Third Decade of Sermons (pp. 17-432)

         1. First Sermon: Of the fourth precept of the second table, which is in order the eighth of the Ten Commandments, thou shalt not steal. Of the owning and possessing of proper goods, and of the right and lawful getting of the same; against sundry kinds of theft (17-48)

         2. Second Sermon: Of the lawful use of earthly goods; that is, how we may rightly possess, and lawfully spend, the wealth that is rightly and justly gotten; of restitution, and alms-deeds (48-64)

         3. Third Sermon: Of the patient bearing and abiding of sundry calamities and miseries; and also of the hope and manifold consolation of the faithful (64-111)

         4. Fourth Sermon: Of the fifth and sixth precepts of the second table, which are in order the ninth and tenth of the Ten Commandments, that is, thou shalt not speak false witness against they neighbor; and, though shalt not covet they neighbor's house, & c. (111-124)

         5. Fifth Sermon: Of the ceremonial law of God, but specifically of the priesthood, time, and place appointed for the ceremonies (125-167)

         6. Sixth Sermon: Of the sacraments of the Jews; of their sundry sorts of sacrifices, and certain other things pertaining to the ceremonial law (167-217)

         7. Seventh Sermon: Of the judicial laws of God (217-236)

         8. Eighth Sermon: Of the use or effect of the law of God, and of the fulfilling and abrogating of the same; of the likeness and difference of both the testaments and people, the Old and the New (236-300)

         9. Ninth Sermon: Of Christian liberty, and of offences. Of good works, and the reward thereof (300-357)

        10. Tenth Sermon: Of sin, and of the kinds thereof; to wit, of original and actual sin, and of sin against the Holy Ghost; and lastly, of the most sure and just punishment of sins (358-432)

VOLUME III

1. The Fourth Decade of Sermons (pp. 1-114)

         1. First Sermon: Of the Gospel of the grace of God, who hath given his Son unto the world, and in Him all things necessary to salvation, that we, believing in Him, might obtain eternal life (1-55)

         2. Second Sermon: Of repentance, and the causes therefore; of confession, and remission of sins; of satisfaction and indulgences; of the old and new man; of the power or strength of men, and the order of things pertaining to repentance (55-114)

   2. Dedication to Edward VI, King of England and France (pp. 115-122)

   3. The Fourth Decade of Sermons CONTINUED (pp. 123-408)

         1. Third Sermon: Of God; of the true knowledge of God, and of the diverse ways how to know him; that God is one in substance and three in persons (123-173)

         2. Fourth Sermon: That God is the creator of all things, and governeth all things by his providence; where mention is also made of the goodwill of God to usward, and of predestination (173-194)

         3. Fifth Sermon: Of adoring or worshipping, of invocating or calling upon, and of serving the only, living, true, and everlasting God; also of true and false religion (194-238)

         4. Sixth Sermon: That the Son of God is unspeakably begotten of the Father; that He is consubstantial with the Father, and therefore true God. That the selfsame Son is true man; consubstantial with us; and therefore true God and Man, abiding in two unconfounded natures, and in one undivided Person (238-273)

         5. Seventh Sermon: Of Christ, King and Priest; of His only and everlasting kingdom and priesthood; and of the name of a Christian (273-297)

         6. Eighth Sermon: Of the Holy Ghost, the third person in the Trinity to be worshipped, and of His divine power (297-326)

         7. Ninth Sermon: Of good and evil spirits; that is, of the holy angels of God, and of devils or evil spirits; and of their operations (327-365)

         8. Tenth Sermon: Of the reasonable soul of man; and of his most certain salvation after the death of the his body (365-408)

VOLUME IV

1. Biographical Notice of Henry Bullinger (pp. vii-xxxi)

   2. The Fifth Decade of Sermons (pp. 3-526)

         1. First Sermon: Of the holy catholic church; what it is, how far it extendeth, by what marks it is known, from whence it springeth, how it is maintained and preserved, whether it may err. Also of the power and studies of the church (3-48)

         2. Second Sermon: That there is one catholic church; that without the church there is no light or salvation. Against schismatics. Wherefore we depart from the upstart church of Rome. That the church of God is the house, vineyard, and kingdom of God; and the body, sheepfold, and spouse of Christ; a mother and a virgin (49-92)

         3. Third Sermon: Of the ministry, and the ministries of God's word; wherefore and for what end they are instituted of God. That the orders given by Christ unto the church in times past were equal. Whence and how the prerogative of ministries sprang, and of the supremacy of the bishop of Rome (93-127)

         4. Fourth Sermon: Of calling unto the ministry of the Word of God. What manner of men, and after what fashion, ministers of the Word must be ordained in the church. Of the keys of the church. What the office of them is that be ordained. Of the manner of teaching the church; and of the holy life of the pastors (128-163)

         5. Fifth Sermon: Of the form and manner how to pray to God; that is, of the calling on the name of the Lord; where also the Lord's Prayer is expounded; and also singing, thanksgiving, and the force of prayer is entreated (163-226)

         6. Sixth Sermon: Of signs, and the manner of signs; of sacramental signs: what a sacrament is; of whom, for what causes, and how many sacraments were instituted of Christ for the Christian church; of what things they do consist; how these are consecrated; how the sign and the thing signified in the sacraments are either joined together or distinguished; and of the kind of speeches used in the sacraments (226-292)

         7. Seventh Sermon: That we must reason reverently of sacraments; that they do not give grace, neither have grace included in them. Again, what the virtue and lawful end and use of the sacraments is. That they profit not without faith; that they are not superfluous to the faithful; and that they do not depend upon the worthiness or unworthiness of the minister (293-351)

         8. Eighth Sermon: Of holy baptism; what it is; by whom, and when it was instituted, and that there is but one baptism of water. Of the baptism of fire. Of the rite or ceremony of baptism; how, of whom, and to whom it must be administered. Of baptism by midwives; and of infants dying without baptism. Of the baptism of infants. Against Anabaptism or re-baptizing; and of the power of efficacy of baptism (351-401)

         9. Ninth Sermon: Of the Lord's holy supper; what it is, by whom, when, and for whom it was instituted; after what sort, when, and how oft it is to be celebrated, and of the ends thereof. Of the true meaning of the words of the super, "This is my body." Of the presence of Christ in the supper. Of the true eating of Christ's body. Of the worthy and unworthy eaters thereof: and how every man ought to prepare himself unto the Lord's supper (401-478)

        10. Tenth Sermon: Of certain institutions of the church of God. Of schools. Of ecclesiastical goods, and the use and abuse of the same. Of churches and holy instruments of Christians. Of the admonition and correction of the ministers of the church, and of the whole church. Of matrimony. Of widows. Of virgins. Of monks. What the church of Christ determineth concerning the sick; and of funerals and burials (478-526)

   3. Appendix I: Dedication to the Marquis of Dorset (pp. 528-545)

   4. Appendix II: Dedication to Masters Gualter, Simler, etc. (pp. 546-558)

   5. Index of Subjects and Persons (pp. 559-586)

   6. Index of Various Writers Quoted and Referred to (pp. 587-590)

Errata (pp. 591-592)

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BULLINGER, HEINRICH
A Wholesome Antidote or Counter-Poison Against the Pestilent Heresy and Sect of the Anabaptists (1584)

"As Zwingli's successor as chief pastor in Zurich, Bullinger had a great influence on a number of English Protestants exiled in Switzerland during the reign of Mary. This treatise is an interesting reflection of the hostility shown by the more conventional reformers towards the Anabaptists" (EE, p. 104). 232 pages, black letter, translated into English from the Latin by John Vernon.

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BUNYAN, JOHN

The Pilgrim's Progress
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, and a series of magnificent and evocative etchings by William Strang" (Banner of Truth catalogue). "It is a masterpiece of piety and genius; and will, we doubt not, be of standing use to the people of God so long as the sun and moon endure" (Toplady). 396 pages.
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BUNYAN, JOHN

The Works of John Bunyan (3 volumes)

Volume One

Memoir of John Bunyan

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Relation of His Imprisonment, and Efforts of His Wife to Obtain His Release

Continuation of Bunyan's Life

Bunyan's Dying Sayings

Bunyan's Prison Meditations

The Jerusalem Sinner Saved

The Greatness of the Soul

The Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate

Christ - A Complete Saviour

Come and Welcome, To Jesus Christ

Justification by an Imputed Righteousness

Saved by Grace

The Strait Gate

Light for them that Sit in Darkness

The Fear of God

Doctrine of the Law and Grace Unfolded

Israel's Hope Encouraged

A Discourse Touching Prayer

The Saint's Privilege and Profit

The Acceptable Sacrifice

Paul's Departure and Crown

The Desire of the Righteous Granted

 

Volume Two

The Saint's Knowledge of Christ's Love

Antichrist and his Ruin

The Resurrection of the Dead, and Eternal Judgment

Some Gospel Truths Opened

A Vindication of Gospel Truths Opened

A Discourse Upon the Pharisee and Publican

A Defence of the Doctrine of Justification by Faith in Jesus Christ

Reprobation Asserted

Five Questions About the Nature and Perpetuity of the Seventh-day Sabbath

The Trinity and a Christian

The Law and a Christian

Scriptural Poems

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis

A Holy Life-The Beauty of Christianity

Christian Behavior

A Caution to Stir up to Watch Against Sin

The Nature, Excellency, and Government of the House of God

A Confession of My Faith

Differences in Judgment About Water Baptism - No Bar to Communion

Peaceable Principles and True

A Case of Conscience Resolved

(Women's Prayer Meetings)

Instructions for the Ignorant

Seasonable Counsel - or Advice to Sufferers

An Exhortation to Peace and Unity

Bunyan's Last Sermon

 

Volume Three

The Pilgrim's Progress

The Holy War

A Map Showing the Order and Causes of Salvation and Damnation

The Heavenly Footman

The Holy City - or the New Jerusalem

Solomon's Temple Spiritualized

The House of the Forest of Lebanon

The Water of Life

The Barren Fig-tree

The Life and Death of Mr. Badman

Some Sighs from Hell

One Thing is Needful

Ebal and Gerizzim

A Book for Boys and Girls

The Struggler

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BURGESS, ANTHONY

The Difficulty of, and the Encouragements to a Reformation (1643)
"A sermon preached before the Honourable House of Commons at the Public Fast, Sept. 27, 1643." Deals with the centrality of Scripture in Reformation and "that it is a special duty upon all, to remove all impediments, and to make way for Christ when he is coming to us." "Dr. Wilkins," writes Thomas Smith (of Burgess), "enrolls him among the most eminent of the English divines for sermons and practical divinity... Dr. Cotton Mather says... 'Of A. Burgess, I may say, he has wrote for thee excellent things." (Select Memoirs... of Pious and Learned English and Scottish Divines
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The Reformation of the Church, To Be Endeavoured More Than That of the Commonwealth (1645)

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BURGESS, ANTHONY

Rome's Cruelty and Apostasy (1645)
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Spiritual Refining

(2 volumes, 1652 & 1654)

This is the only full, unedited, two volume set of this work presently available. Volume one is "A Treatise of Grace and Assurance. Wherein are handled: The Doctrine of Assurance; The Use of Signs in Self-examination; How true Graces may be distinguished from counterfeit; Several true Signs of Grace, and many false ones; The Nature of Grace under divers Scripture Notions or Titles, as Regeneration, The New-creature, the Heart of Flesh, Vocation, Sanctification, etc. Many chief Questions (occasionally) controverted between the Orthodox and the Arminians. As also many Cases of Conscience Tending to Comfort and confirm Saints and Undeceive and convert Sinners. Being 120 Sermons." Volume two is "A Treatise of Sin With its Causes, Differences, Mitigations and Aggravations. Particularly of the desperate Deceitfulness of Man's Heart, of Presumptuous and Reigning Sins, and of Hypocrisy and Formality in Religion. Also occasionally handling the Uprightness and Tenderness of a Gracious Heart; and therein discovering the nature of a misguided Conscience, as also of secret and unknown sins that the best men are guilty of, with Directions to the godly under their fears about them. Showing withal, that a strict scrutiny into a man's heart and ways, with a holy fear of sinning, doth consist with a Gospel-life of faith and joy in the Holy Ghost. All tending to Unmask counterfeit Christians; Terrify the Ungodly; Comfort and Direct the Doubting Saint; Humble Man; Exalt the Grace of God. In 42 Sermons."1120 pages.

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Vindiciae Legis: or, A Vindication of the Moral Law and the Covenants, from the Errors of Papists, Arminians, Socinians, and more especially, Antinomians (1647)

"A nonconformist clergyman," Burgess "was a member of the (Westminster) Assembly of Divines. Ejected at the Restoration... his works are much valued and have become very scarce" (Darling, Cyclopedia Bibliographica, p. 439). This book contains 30 lectures preached at London "against the antinomian errours of the times." It is the second edition corrected and augmented. Burgess says that he wrote to "maintain the dignitie and use of the Morall Law against late errours about it." Taking on all the errorists listed in the subtitle Burgess also notes that he has "endeavoured to give the Law its due, and the Gospel its due, remembering that of Luther... He that knoweth how to distinguish between Law and Gospel, let him give thanks to God, and know he is a Divine" (i.e. a scholar of Scripture--RB). An exceedingly rare item that sells for over $300 a copy on the rare book market. This book should be read by everyone in the Protestant Reformed church (or anyone who must deal with them) as it demolishes their (i.e. Protestant Reformed) errors concerning covenants -- especially in regard to their denial (and disregard for the biblical, "Westminster" view) of the covenant of works. Some of its 62 chapter heads include: "What a man cannot do by the power of nature;" "Whether there are any antecedaneous works upon the heart before grace;" "What does this Image (of God in man--RB) consist;" "Whether God did enter into a covenant with Adam;" "How God can be said to covenant, or enter into a promise with man;" What Law this delivered in Mount Sinai is, and what kind of laws there are, and why it's called the Moral Law;" Whether this Law repeated by Moses, be the same with the law of nature implanted in us;" "Why God gave the Moral Law;" "Whether the Law be an instrument of sanctification;" "Whether the Law be a covenant of grace;" "Wherein the Law and Gospel do oppose or differ from each other; under which is handled the false differences between the Law and Gospel made by Anabaptists, Papists, and Antinomians;" "Whether the Law command faith;" "How Christ is the end of the Law." Indexed. Over 300 pages.

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BURGESS, CORNELIUS

The First Sermon Preached to the Honorable House of Commons Now Assembled in Parliament at their Public Fast, Nov. 17, 1640
A beautifully clear facsimile copy of this amazing sermon, (published by order of the British House of Commons in 1641), exhorting this Parliament to "stand to the covenant" of God; by, "endeavouring of a further Sanction of, and stronger Guard about our true Palladium, the true Religion, already established among us; in the perfecting of the Reformation of it; in the erecting, maintaining, protecting, and encouraging of an able, godly, faithful, zealous, profitable, Preaching Ministry, in every Parish Church and Chapel throughout England and Wales; in interceding to the Kings sacred Majesty for the setting up of a Faithful, Judicious, and Zealous Magistracy, where yet the same is wanting, to be ever at hand to back such a Ministry: without either of which, not only the power of Godliness will sooner degenerate into formality, and zeal into lukewarmness; but Popery, Arminianism, Socinianism, Profaneness, Apostasy, and Atheism itself will more and more crowd in upon us, and prevail against us, do You all You can by all other means." Points out that where a godly ministry and magistracy are lacking, society degenerates into a godless mob, headed by one of the above named heresies ó as we have seen in our day. Presses national covenant renewal, from Jer 50:5, and explains from scripture how and why this should take place. Cites many biblical examples of the great Scriptural blessing that has followed previous national covenanting; while making practical application to the situation of the day. This sermon foreshadows chapter 23, of the celebrated Westminster Confession of Faith, on "the Civil Magistrate," and gives much insight into this watershed period of Christian political development. It is highly recommended for anyone even remotely interested in seeing their nation prosper politically and ecclesiastically. Furthermore, it will be a great help for anyone seeking to formulate a biblical doctrine explaining the four way relationship between: loving God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind; Jesus Christ as mediator; the everlasting covenant (and covenanting); and the state, as set forth in Scripture. A very rare item. A Covenanter's delight! 70 pages.
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BURGON, JOHN W.

The Causes of Corruption of the New Testament Text

"Fourteen different classes of corruption explained and exposed, whether doctrinal corruption, accidental, intentional, etc. Makes a great giveaway volume in defense of the Majority and Received Texts" (CLW). 144 pages.

 

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BURGON, JOHN W.

The Last Twelve Verses of Mark Vindicated Against Recent Critical Objectors and Established (The Fatal Blow to Manuscripts "B" and "Aleph" or The Fatal Blow to the Vatican and Sinai Manuscripts) (1871)

 

"Burgon has amassed overwhelming evidence from manuscripts, lectionaries, ancient versions, and church fathers proving the genuineness of the last twelve verses of Mark! ...A thorough grasp of Burgon's methodology of textual criticism such as is exhibited in these pages will convince the honest reader to reject the false conclusions regarding these twelve verses (and other verses as well) which have been accepted by the NASV, the NIV, the RSV, the NRSV, the NEB, TEV, CEV and the other modern versions! If indeed, as Dean Burgon shows clearly, "B" (Vaticanus) and "Aleph" (Sinaiticus) are in serious error here, they cannot be trusted elsewhere either. The manuscripts, the lectionaries, the ancient versions, and the quotations from the church fathers all unite to show that Mark 16:9-20 was in Mark's Gospel from the very beginning" (back cover). 370 pages.

 

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BURGON, JOHN W.

The Revision Revised: A Refutation of Westcott and Hort's False Greek Text and Theory (and a Defense of the Authorized Version) (1883)

 

"There is no one book that exposes Westcott and Hort's false Greek text and false Greek theory behind the text any more thoroughly and convincingly than The Revision Revised. Dean Burgon defends the traditional text of the New Testament. He also shows clearly the defects in both manuscript "B" (Vatican) and manuscript "Aleph" (Sinai). This present book, The Revision Revised, is another of Dean John William Burgon's masterpieces. It contains, as do all of his books, overwhelming evidence from manuscripts, lectionaries, ancient versions, and church fathers showing clearly three deficiencies: (1) The deficient Greek Text of Westcott and Hort; (2) The deficient English translation based upon it; and (3) The deficient theory underlying the Greek text. His arguments are powerful and convincing. The appendix of this edition shows conclusively that the false revised Greek text and theory of Westcott and Hort are virtually identical to the false revised Greek text and theory of Nestle-Aland and the United Bible Society. Therefore, The Revision Revised forms a strong basis for a refutation of the false Greek texts and theories rampant today which form the basis for the modern English versions. The way Burgon repudiates the English Revised Version of 1881 and defends the authorized King James Bible will also form a strong basis for defending the King James Bible against the modern versions such as the NASV, NIV, RSV, NRSV, NEB, TEV, CEV, and the others" (Foreword and back cover). 626 pages.

 

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BURGON, JOHN W.

Unholy Hands on the Bible

(Volume One)

 

"The complete works on textual criticism done by John W. Burgon in the end of the last century. This book pinpoints hundreds of corruptions that are found in the modern versions and is crammed full of useful information" (CLW). 672 pages.

 

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(Though not a "B" author title, we have added this title here because it is volume two in the set with the title above)

GREEN, JAY, Sr. (editor)

Unholy Hands on the Bible

(Volume Two)

 

"A critique of the six major new versions (NIV, NASB, NRSV, REB, NAB, GNB) by Jay Green, Sr., Peter Johnson, Wilbur Pickering, Jakob van Bruggen, and Luther Martin" (CLW). 654 pages.

 

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BURNS, WILLIAM C.

Revival Sermons

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BURROUGHS, JEREMIAH

An Exposition of the Prophecy of Hosea (1643, 1843 edition)
This is the reprint edition revised and corrected by James Sherman, squeezing what was originally published in four volumes into one volume of 707 pages (without removing any of the content). The exposition after 13:11 (which Burroughs never finished) is completed by Hall and Reynolds. Charles Spurgeon (in his Commenting on Commentaries
) calls this work "masterly," and writes that it is "a vast treasure-house of experimental exposition... we prefer it to any other expositions reprinted under the editorship of Mr. Sherman." "Dr. Williams... observes, that the Exposition of Mr. Burroughs on Hosea, is a pleasing specimen, to show how the popular preachers of his time (which was at the height of Puritanism-- RB) applied the Scriptures in their expository discourses to the various cases of their hearers" (preface, p. iv). Burroughs was a member of the Westminster Assembly, though, sadly, he sided with the Independents. Nevertheless, much useful practical exposition is to be found here. This edition contains a massive (small print) eleven page general index.
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BURROUGHS, GEORGE

A Commentary on the Song of Solomon

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BURROUGHS, JEREMIAH

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

We live our lives in a discontented world and it is all too easy for the Christian to share its spirit. This book remedies this spiritual disease in practical biblical ways. Another in the Puritan Paperbacks series from Banner of Truth.

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BUSHELL, MICHAEL

The Songs of Zion: A Contemporary Case for Exclusive Psalmody (third edition, 1999)

 

Contains one of the best explanations of the Scriptural law of worship (also known as the regulative principle of worship) in print today. For this and a number of other reasons this was one of the most significant books published in the 20th century concerning worship! Furthermore, it demonstrates and defends (from Scripture, history and the creeds) the Reformation practice of exclusive Psalmody. It dovetails splendidly with Eire's celebrated War Against the Idols, setting forth foundational principles that lay at the very heart of Reformation thought, theology and practice. For as Bushell points out, "Purity of worship and uniformity of worship go hand in hand because they are both founded upon the assumption that the Scriptures contain clear, sufficient and authoritative directions as to the proper way of worshiping God. The diversity of worship practice that we see in our churches arises ultimately from a denial of this assumption, and it constitutes, therefore, a denial of a central aspect of the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture. There is much more at stake, then, in this whole discussion than the mere observance or non-observance of a few external rites" (2nd edition, 1993, p. 3). If you are a Calvinist and have not read this book, you are missing a real treat!

 

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