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LEA, CHARLES HENRY

A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages (1887, 4 volumes)

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L'Avenir - Apocalyptic Interpretation

Since the time of the great Reformation, there have been no less than SIX PROMINENT THEORIES of eschatological interpretation, each claiming for itself the palm of merit, and all demanding the unanimous suffrage of the Christian Church. This article summarizes these positions while also exposing the Jesuit origins of Preterism and Futurism. It also notes that Historicism was the theory of the Waldenses, Wickliffites, and Hussites; and the great body of the Reformers in the 16th century-German, Swiss, French, English, generally received it. It has been the view of the vast majority of Scottish Presbyterians. It was also the view of many prominent American divines, from Edwards to the 19th century Princeton theologians - the Alexanders, the Hodges, Miller, etc. It is preeminently the theory of the Reformation, and therefore has been violently opposed by Roman Catholics, prelatists, rationalising expositors and other foes of reformational principles.

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LANDIS, ROBERT W.

The Doctrine of Original Sin, as Received and Taught by the Churches of the Reformation Stated and Defended, and the Error of Dr. Hodge in Claiming that this Doctrine Recognizes the Gratuitous Imputation of Sin, Pointed Out and Refuted (1844)

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Infidelity Exposed, and Its Charges Against Christianity Repelled (1836)
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Sermons of Hugh Latimer (Vol. 1)

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LAWSON, J.R.

The British Electoral Franchise: Or, Why Reformed Presbyterians Do Not Vote at Political Elections (1884)
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LEA, CHARLES HENRY

A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages (1887, 4 volumes)

One of the perennial (and insurmountable) challenges for men like Scott Hahn, Gerry Matatics, and Karl Keating -- men who have devoted their lives and labors to the defense and promulgation of the Roman Catholic apostasy -- is dealing with their Church's history. The grim irony is that while these modern champions of Antichrist demand submission to the Holy Roman Church, contending that she alone has the witness of history and truth on her side, it is her very history indeed which removes forever any crumb of credibility to her claims of faithfulness and infallibility. Thus, it has always been one of the most powerful weapons in the arsenal of Christ's faithful witnesses simply to recount the true and undeniable history of the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth (Rev. 17:5). This tactic was used with devastating success by Luther, Calvin, and others, and is of equal necessity and efficacy in our day -- especially in light of the detestable neutrality and even outright returning to the ways of Rome on the part of so many "Protestant" and even "Reformed" and "Presbyterian" churches. Through this means it is hoped that God will wake up His people to the true nature of the ever-raging battle with the Dragon and his minions, and drive us to our knees to seek His face, His forgiveness, and His grace to stand against the darkness in our respective places and callings -- particularly teaching our children the mighty acts of God in delivering His people in times past from so great an evil, that they might be thankful and put their trust in Him (Ps. 78:1-8).

In his atrocious chronicle, Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism, Scott Hahn conveniently omits any mention of the volumes of embarrassing and self-refuting details of the Roman Church's true history, choosing instead to caricature the Reformers, pretend to scholarly acumen, and do the very thing he hypocritically accuses Lorraine Boettner of doing: presenting a lying portraiture of Rome. (See also the reference to Hahn in the book summary for William Whitaker's Disputation on Holy Scripture, another irrefutable resource for squelching his siren song of spiritual seduction: http://www.swrb.com/catalog/W.htm.) Therefore, we invite all seekers of truth to examine for themselves one ugly chapter in the annals of Rome's abominations: the inquisition of the Middle Ages. It is with gratitude to our merciful God and the earnest desire for His powerful blessing that we once again present to the public what was once a standard treatment on the subject, Henry Charles Lea's History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages.

To close, we leave you with Larry Birger's comments. They are to the point and provide us with a telling summary of this work (and the thoughts and feelings of righteous indignation that such writing is sure to evoke among those led by the Spirit of God),

I am simply amazed at the true history of Rome. The best and only explanation I can find for why men would endure, much less embrace, such a "church" is what God says in 2 Thess. 2: that He's given them over to blindness, that they might believe great lies and thereby be justly damned for their failure to receive the love of the truth. In just the glances I had at Lea's work, I am simply astonished that any individual could submit himself to the "Holy Mother" of harlotries and abominations which Rome is clearly seen to be in these volumes. The Romish legacy of demonic brutality, inhumanity and disgrace stretches the ability of even fallen man to comprehend.

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Dr. FRANCIS NIGEL LEE against PAEDOCOMMUNION

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LEE, F. NIGEL
Always Victorious! The Earliest Church Not Pre- But Postmillennial (2000)

A fascinating 24 page look at early church history and eschatology (with English translations of Latin works) which backs up the following strong statements by Dr. Lee,

The plain truth is: Chiliasm (Premillennialism--RB) is neither Old-Testamentical, Ancient-Apocryphal, Pseudepigraphical, New-Testamentical, Neo-Apocryphal, or Early-Patristic. Instead, it is a Mid-Patristic minority viewpoint -- derived from Zoroastrian Paganism. Where, then, did the unscriptural chiliastic teaching of the "double resurrection" come from? Whence arose this teaching of a physical resurrection of the saints separated by a thousand years from a subsequent physical resurrection of the wicked? Not from the Bible -- but from Babel!

It was only from the middle of the second century A.D. onward, then, that the Babylonian-Persian chiliastic idea of two widely-separated physical resurrections began to expand even on the fringes of the Christian Church. First it influenced Sub-Christian groups like the Cerinthians, Ebionites, and the Montanists -- cf. too the modern Mormons, Pentecostalists, Seventh-day Adventists, and Jehovah's Witnesses. And then it ultimately influenced even some of the authentically-Christian groups themselves.

We summarize. None of the books of the Bible nor any extant writings of the Earliest Church Fathers -- such as the Didachee or Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (A.D. 97), the Epistle of Barnabas (98), Clement of Rome (98), Hermas (100), Ignatius (107), Quadratus (120), the Epistle to Diognetus (130), Pseudo-Clement (135), Polycarp (140), or Papias (145) -- are chiliastic. With the exception of the Mid-Patristic Justin (150), Irenaeus (185), Tertullian (200) and those who followed them -- none of the later Patristic Fathers were Chiliasts.

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LEE, NIGEL

Antichrist in Scripture: Luther and Calvin's Doctrine of the Antichrist (1992)

Few Christians know that the anti-Protestant Futurist theory originated with a Spanish Jesuit by the name of Ribera, who, in 1585, published a Commentary on the Revelation, in which he laboured to turn aside the Protestant application of the Apocalyptic prophecies and symbols from the church of Rome. It is also not well known that the anti-Protestant Praterite (preterist) theory came from the pen of a Spanish Jesuit, Alcasar of Seville, who in 1615 published a work having in view the same end as Ribera, viz, to set aside the commonly accepted Reformation view that the Roman Papacy is the Antichrist (adapted from Original Covenanter and Contending Witness magazine).

This books shows how and why "the Reformers denominated the papacy as Antichrist." Some quotes from the writings of Calvin and Luther appear here in English for the first time. Regarding the Protestant testimony set forth herein Paisley has stated,

the preaching of the Great Cloud of Witnesses of all ages in the Church is true... that the little horn is none other than the Dynasty of Rome's Popes and that therefore THE POPE IS THE ANTICHRIST.

This view (the "continuous historical Protestant theory") stands in agreement with Luther, Calvin, Knox, the Westminster Divines, Owen, Ames, Spurgeon, Baxter, Matthew Henry, Jonathan Edwards, Cunningham, Ryle, Cotton, Brown, and virtually all of the other standard Protestant interpreters of the book of Revelation.

Lee provides several pages of useful references on this topic in the various Protestant Confessions of Faith. He points out how the Westminster Confession and the Preamble to the Decrees of Dordt 1618-19 both clearly denominate the Papacy as the antichrist. He concludes his book with a useful chapter summarizing the contents (British Reformed Journal, April, 1993).

Have you fallen for a Jesuit ruse or are you standing in the footsteps of the flock? Read this book and find out.

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LEE, F. NIGEL
The Anti-Preterist Historicism of John Calvin and the Westminster Standards (2000)

An overview of classic Protestant eschatology (historicism) focusing on John Calvin and the Westminster Standards (as contrasted with the Jesuit-inspired Preterist view). 14 pages.

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LEE, FRANCIS NIGEL

Calvin's Convincing Antipaedocommunionism (2002)

 

In the last couple of decades there has been increasing interest in the Reformation among Bible-believing Christians. This has included a revival of Reformation doctrines and practices like Calvinist soteriology, historicist eschatology, and the regulative principle of worship. These developments are important and extremely positive. Ironically, while more people are drawn to Reformation truths, others who are already in the Reformed camp are being drawn away from the Reformation in certain areas. One such area is the issue of paedocommunionism, or the view that all baptized children (and infants) should partake of the Lord's Supper. Paedocommunion is unscriptural and opposed by all of the historic Reformed and Presbyterian confessions. In fact, one could say that it is a dangerous heresy that is causing division in many churches.

 

This new book by Dr. Francis Nigel Lee demonstrates how strongly John Calvin opposed paedocommunion. Calvin was familiar with the arguments used to justify that practice, and he refuted them at different points in his work. He strongly believed that no one -- including baptized children -- should ever be allowed to partake of the Lord's Supper without being catechized. Lee provides numerous quotations from various books by Calvin where this point is made.

 

For example, Calvin refuted paedocommunion in this comment on a passage from the Gospel of John.

 

"In John 6:41-53, during His sermon to the murmuring and strife-filled Jews who were acquainted with His earthly parents, Jesus made a very significant statement. He said: 'Truly, I tell you -- unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life within yourselves!' Paedocommunionists sacramentalistically think that this passage requires their own position. Post-Nicene and indeed Post-Chrysostomian Eastern-Orthodox Paedocommunionists, as well as their modern maverick Western Quasi-Neocalvinist imitators, cite especially this to support their views. Here, however, Calvin comments: 'This sermon [of Christ] does not refer to the Lord's Supper, but to the continual communication which we have -- apart from the reception of the Lord's Supper.... As far as young children are concerned, Christ's ordinance forbids them to participate in the Lord's Supper -- because they cannot yet try themselves or celebrate the remembrance of the death of Christ (quia nondum se ipsos probare nondum colere memoriam mortis Christi possunt).... It is wrong to expound this whole passage, as applying to the Lord's Supper!'" (p. 9).

 

When discussing 1 Corinthians 11 Calvin again emphasizes the fact that the participants must be able to examine themselves and discern the Lord's body. As Lee points out,

 

"speaking specifically of infants and children, Calvin observes that they 'cannot partake worthily without being able duly to discern the sanctity of the Lord's body.' Consequently, seeing that the swallowing of the bread and wine by the unworthy is 'poison' to them at Holy Communion -- 'Why should we stretch out poison to our young children -- instead of vivifying food?!'" (p. 12).

 

According to Calvin, in the earliest period of the church's history, children would have to be catechized for a relatively long period, and then be publicly examined before being allowed to partake of the Lord's Supper.

 

"We now turn to Calvin's understanding of first Catechism... before Admission to Communion -- as practised by the Early Patristic Church. By the latter, we mean especially the Ante-Nicene Church, which was still following the example of the Apostles (in Acts 19:2-7 and Second Timothy 1:6 and Hebrews 6:2 etc.). In Early-Patristic times, said Calvin, 'a boy of ten years of age would present himself to the Church' (at the beginning of his years'-long catechetical period -- as in many Reformed Churches even today). This self-presentation was undertaken -- in order 'to make a Profession of Faith' at the end of that years-long period. Thus, such infantly-baptized covenant children were, 'toward the end of their boyhood or on adolescence brought forward by their parents and were examined by the Overseer in terms of the Catechism which was then in common use.... Thus the boy on his faith being approved, was dismissed with a solemn blessing. Ancient writers often make mention of this custom.' Thus, the adolescent 'would be questioned on each head -- and give answers to each [cf. Luke 2:42-47]. If he was ignorant of any point, or did not well understand it -- he would be taught. Thus, while the whole Church looked on and witnessed, he would profess the one true sincere faith'" (p.16).

 

By the time of Augustine, paedocommunion had crept into the church.

 

"Augustine did not oppose the fourth-century ecclesiastic innovation of Communion for Pre-adolescents. Yet Augustine nevertheless clearly insisted on all would-be Communicants being priorly catechized -- and rejected the communing of uncatechizable speechless infants as distinct from catechizable children. Clearly referring to Ante-Nicene ecclesiastical practice, Calvin continued: 'It was anciently customary for the [infantly-baptized] children of Christians, after they had grown up, to appear before the Overseer -- to fulfil that duty which was required of such [unbaptized] adults as presented themselves for Baptism [viz., to prepare to receive their first Holy Communion]. These [infantly-baptized covenant children] sat among the [unbaptized] Catechumens -- until they [all] were duly instructed in the Mysteries of the faith, and could make a Confession of it before Overseer and people. The infants therefore, who had been initiated by [Infant] Baptism -- not then having given a Confession of [their own] faith to the Church -- were... toward the end of their boyhood or on adolescence -- brought forward by their parents and were examined by the Overseer in terms of the Catechism which was then in common use... I wish we could retain the custom which, as I have observed, existed in the Early Church.... A boy of ten years of age would present himself to the Church [at the beginning of his three-years-long catechetical period, in order] to make a Profession of Faith.... [He would then] be questioned on each head -- and give answers to each [Luke 2:40-47 cf. Prov. 22:6].' Thus Calvin" (pp. 17-18).

 

Later in church history, the heretic Servetus, although not a paedocommunionist himself, used paedocommunionist arguments as a backdoor approach to argue against paedobaptism. Servetus

 

"arrogantly argued that the paedobaptist Protestants were inconsistent. To become consistent, they should, he suggested, immediately admit their own baptized infants -- while still babies -- to the Lord's Supper. Alternatively, they should instead (and rather!) follow Servetus himself -- and repudiate, together with the 'Infant Communion' they rightly opposed, also the Infant Baptism they wrongly upheld. Thus Servetus" (p. 22).

 

Referring to Servetus, Calvin responds:

 

"'that which he transfers to Baptism [viz. conscious prior self-examination], properly belongs to the Supper. As appears from Paul's words, 'Let a man examine himself!' -- words similar to which are nowhere used with reference to Baptism! Whence we infer, that those who from nonage are incapable of '[self-]examination' -- are duly baptized! ... By Baptism, they are admitted into the fold of Christ -- and the symbol of adoption is sufficient for them, until they grow up and become fit to bear solid food. We must, therefore, wait for the time of examination -- which God distinctly demands in the sacred Supper'" (p. 22).

 

Calvin strongly emphasized the need for children to be thoroughly catechized before partaking of the Lord's Supper. After this grounding in the Gospel, older children could then be admitted to the Table.

 

"Held Calvin: 'This rite [of Admission to the Lord's Supper] came from the Apostles.... We should know that it was instituted...to be a solemn ceremony of prayer.... They intended by this sign to confirm the Profession of Faith which adolescents[!] make, when they pass from[!] their childhood.... Today, we must retain the institution in its purity!' Calvin also pleaded: 'I wish we could retain the custom which, as I have observed, existed in the Early Church before this abortive mask of a Sacrament [of Mediaeval Confirmation] appeared! It would not be such a Confirmation as they [the Mediaevalists] pretend -- one which cannot even be named without injury to Baptism.... But [instead, it would be a] catechizing by which those in boyhood or immediately beyond it would give an account of their faith.... A boy of ten years of age would present himself to the Church [at the beginning of a three-years' long Catechetical Course] -- to make a Profession of Faith.... [He] would be questioned on each head, and give answers to each. If he was ignorant of any point or did not well understand it, he would be taught. Thus, while the whole Church looked on and witnessed, he would profess the one true sincere faith [Luke 2:40-47 cf. First Timothy 6:12].... Were this discipline in force in the present day -- it would undoubtedly whet the sluggishness of certain parents who carelessly neglect the instruction of their children!'" (p. 23).

 

"Calvin thus much appreciated and indeed endeavored to restore 'the custom' of the Pre-Romish Ancient Church -- namely, to enroll ten-year-old covenant children in a Catechism Class and train them there for three years. Thus: Aboth 5:21; Luke 2:41-53; Clement of Alexandria; and the Apostolic Constitutions. Those ten-year-olds should, felt Calvin, stay in their Catechism Class until they could be admitted to Holy Communion. The latter could first occur only at their attainment of religious majority (cf. Luke 2:40-47) -- and even then, only after they further also made their own 'Profession of Faith.' Compare: First Timothy 6:12-21. As Rev. Professor Dr. Abraham Kuyper Sr. later pointed out -- a provision such as First Corinthians 11:29 requires the attainment of a competent age or 'aetas competens..., which was of old fixed at approximately in the fourteenth year (thus Calvin too).' It should be noted here that Calvin's 'ten years' was not the 'finishing date' -- alias the terminus ad quem of a covenant child's catechizing. To the contrary, it was the 'date of enrolment' alias the terminus a quo -- from which the Church enrolled him in the (three-years'-long!) Communion Class. Thus Calvin, Kuyper, and Dijk. Indeed, this 'Communion Class Catechizing' (from ages ten through thirteen) was quite distinct from, and in addition to, the child learning the Catechism during daily family worship at home -- both before and after age ten. Calvin was saying, then, that the Ancient-Hebrew age of thirteen, if not yet better his own recommendation of age fifteen, was the minimum optimal age of admission to the Lord's Supper. As M.J. Du P. Beukes has remarked in his book Worship: 'Most expositors judge that Calvin meant that the catechizing would take place when ten, and the Profession of Faith when fifteen, as mentioned in the Swiss Catechism.' For Calvin himself stated elsewhere: 'No godparent shall be accepted as sponsor for a child -- unless...at least fifteen years old; of the same confession with us; and has been duly instructed.'... Calvin's own Catechism Classes helped prepare infantly-baptized covenant children who were beginning to approach teen-age -- for their later admission to the Lord's Table after reaching puberty" (pp. 23-24).

 

Not just children, of course, but even adult Christians had to be properly grounded in the truth as well as living holy lives before Calvin would allow them the Lord's Supper.

 

"Well known is Calvin's refusal, on several occasions, to administer the scheduled Communion Services in circumstances of gross congregational sin. Especially from 1540 onward, Calvin's increasingly mature views tended toward even more care -- while manducating at Communion... Indeed, in Calvin's December 1540 letter to Rev. Nicholas Parent, Calvin declared: 'I am well pleased that you have delayed the Holy Supper for another month. For at the present time, you could not administer it -- without neglecting that order which, for very sufficient reasons, I earnestly desire to be carefully attended to!'" (p. 25).

 

Unlike many modern Reformed and Presbyterian ministers and elders, Calvin had no qualms about barring unfit persons from the Lord's Supper.

 

"In Calvin's 1541 Geneva Catechism -- 'being a form of instruction for children in the doctrine of Christ' -- he writes that 'it were to be wished...that one Catechism were common to all the churches.... The agreement which our churches had in Doctrine, cannot be seen with clearer evidence than from Catechisms. For therein will appear not only what one man or other once taught -- but with what rudiments learned and unlearned alike amongst us, were constantly imbued from childhood -- all the faithful holding them as their formal symbol of Christian Communion. This was indeed my principal reason for publishing this Catechism.' 'It has ever been the practice of the Church... to see that children should be duly instructed in the Christian religion. That this might be done..., in old[en] times it was a received public custom and practice to question children in the churches.... To secure this being done in order, there was written out a Formula which was called a Catechism.. In this way, the administration...of the Supper... is confined.... The Minister ought to take heed not to give it to anyone who is clearly unworthy of receiving it.' ... For: 'In the Supper, the Minister ought to take heed not to give it to anyone who is clearly unworthy of receiving it.... It cannot be done without insulting and profaning the Sacrament.... There should be a certain order of government established in churches.... The method is for Elders to be chosen to preside as censors of manners [or morals], to guard watchfully against offences -- and exclude from Communion all whom they recognize to be unfit for it, and who could not be admitted without profaning the Sacrament.' Cf. Exodus 12:21-28,37,43-48" (pp. 26-27).

 

Calvin was incensed at the thought of being accused of practicing open communion.

 

"'The rule is, that the young do not come forward to the Sacred Table till they have given an account of their faith.... It is most false to say that we [Calvinists] knowingly and willingly offer the Supper indiscriminately to strangers and persons not approved.... Westphal is wrong too in inferring that...we admit to the Supper without previous examination.'" (p. 32).

 

Importantly, Dr. Lee points out that Calvin endorsed the practice of using communion tokens, a practice closely associated with close (rather than open or infant/child) communion.

 

"During the same year as he rebuked the Gnesio- or Hyper-Lutheran Heshusius, Calvin also defended the French Hugenots' (inter alia also antipaedocommunionistic) use of Communion Tokens. The mereau (plural mereaux) was a circular token which the Huguenots used in France from the 1550's to the mid-19th century. During Holy Communion an Elder would, before the service, give a mereau to each parishioner who qualified to receive the Sacrament. The others, who did not attend catechism regularly or had been admonished by the Consistory, would not receive a mereau. During the Communion Service, each individual would hand his mereau to an Elder standing next to the Communion Table before receiving bread and wine. In approximately 1561 Calvin wrote a 'letter to the faithful in France' in which he strongly urged them to use the mereaux. The use of such an attendance token consequently became common practice. For more than 200 years it served as a token of adherence to the persecuted religion and its rites, as well as a secret symbol of the solidarity of the faithful. Consequently, Communion Tokens used to admit people to the Lord's Table were not used solely by the Scottish Reformed Church. They were, in fact, taken over by the Scots from the French Hugenots after Calvin himself approved the practice in 1531" (pp. 33-34).

 

Calvin's emphasis on beginning catechism at age ten can be seen again in the following account.

 

"Calvin had remarked in his Commentary on Second Thessalonians that even a ten-year-old boy can discern that the papacy is the man of sin. In the light of Calvin's further statements also in his Institutes that neither the Passover nor the Holy Supper were and are for children, but that (the triennial) catechizing toward later admission to the Lord's Table should commence precisely when ten - his Epistle Dedicatory to the Most Illustrious Prince Henry Duke of Vendome Heir to the Kingdom of Navarre, takes on added significance. It is to be found at the beginning of his mature (1563-64) Commentaries on the Book of Genesis. The young Prince of Navarre had been born in 1553. The Epistle Dedicatory was written in 1563, and thus when the Prince was precisely ten years old. Significantly, as regards the Commentary itself, Calvin advised young Prince Henry: 'Many things contained in this book are beyond the capacity of your age [10], yet I am not acting unreasonably in offering it to your perusal and even to your attentive and diligent study. For since the knowledge of ancient things is pleasant to the young, you will soon arrive at those years [=13+ ?!] in which the History of the Creation of the World as well as that of the most Ancient Church will engage your thoughts with equal profit and delight..... Farewell, most Illustrious Prince! May God preserve you in safety under His protection! May He adorn you more and more with spiritual gifts, and enrich you with every kind of benediction!'" (p. 34).

 

Catechizing was of central importance to Calvin. It is vital for the future of the church that children be catechized. And no children could partake of the Lord's Supper without having achieved a proper degree of doctrinal knowledge.

 

"Calvin believed that baptized Protestant infants -- or even infants baptized in the Romish Church, but desiring to embrace Communicant Membership in the Protestant Church -- should be given weekly catechizing, while being prepared over three years for admission to the Lord's Table. Ideally, this would be from age ten to thirteen. Consequently, Calvin wrote to the 'Calvin-istic' Duke of Somerset -- as the Regent of the young King of England (Edward VI) -- that 'the Church of God will never preserve itself without a Catechism. For it is like seed which keeps the good grain from dying out, and causes it to multiply -- from age to age.... If you desire to build an edifice which shall be of long duration and which shall not soon fall into decay -- see to it that the children be educated by the hand of a good Catechism which, in short, teaches them the meaning of true Christianity!' When baptized infants, after later being catechized or 'taught' as grown children, professed their faith in Christ -- they were to be admitted to the Lord's Table. Said Calvin: 'As soon as their age and ability to understand will allow, they yield themselves to Him as Disciples' alias 'taught ones.' Then, like the Ethiopian eunuch of old, they too are to declare quite publicly: 'I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God!' For, explains Calvin, 'everyone who does not already have this as an adult -- boasts in vain of his Baptism as an infant.' As Rev. Professor Dr. A.D. Pont has observed: 'It is clear that for Calvin the purpose of catechizing is to teach children something so that they can go to the Lord's Table knowledgeably. In catechizing -- children are instructed so that they can accept the Confession of Faith just like and together with the Church as the Community of Faith'" (p. 35).

 

Dr. Lee ends this piece with a nice summary of its contents.

 

"In this chapter, we have looked at Calvin's exegetical objections to Paedocommunion from Genesis to Revelation. We saw he showed that the Patristic Church catechized youth before Communion, and that he provided evidence of Patristic 'Confirmation' before first eucharizing at teenage. Calvin therefore rejected the Early-Mediaeval error of Paedocommunion, as well as the Papist perversion of pseudo-confirmation. To him, mediaeval sacramentalism mauled manumission He fully refuted the Anabaptist Servetus' pseudopaedocommunionistic speciousness, and crushed the Anabaptist Servetus's pseudo-paedocommunionism To Calvin, Apostolic 'Admission to the Supper' needed restoring -- after letting covenant children catechize from age10 till at least age 13. Wherever carnal, Calvin wanted Communion Services be postponed. He developed the Geneva Catechism for Communion Catechumens, and provided in his Ecclesiastical Ordinances that covenant children must first complete their catechization before being admitted to Communion. Calvin wrote Anti-Romish tracts on 'True Confirmation.' He also advocated 'Teenage Confirmation' while refuting that syncretism between inconsistent Lutheranism and Romanism known as the German Interim. To Calvin, catechization was necessary in order to understand and avoid the error of consubstantiation This was developed in his polemics against the Gnesio- or Hyper-Lutherans Westphal and Heshusius. It was also standardized in his own Catechism. Predictably, Calvin approved of the French Hugenots' Communion Tokens as a good way of fencing and guarding the sanctity of the Lord's Supper. His letter to the young Prince Henry of Navarre stressed the importance of the ages between ten and teenage, and he insisted to the Lord Protector of the young King Edward VI of England that the Church cannot long thrive without Catechisms. For, as Calvin himself commented (on Acts 8:37): 'As soon as their age and ability to understand will allow,' Christ's covenant children are to 'yield themselves to Him as Disciples' alias 'taught ones.' Then, like the Ethiopian eunuch of old, they too are to declare quite publicly: 'I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God!' For, explained the genius of Geneva, 'everyone who does not already have this as an adult -- boasts in vain of his Baptism as an infant!'" (pp. 35-36).

 

Clearly, John Calvin's view, which is characteristic of the Reformation position, is that everyone, including baptized children, must be catechized before being allowed to partake of the Lord's Supper. He was consciously and decidedly opposed to paedocommunion. Paedocommunion is an anti-Reformation practice. This book by Dr. Lee not only demonstrates how vigorously Calvin opposed paedocommunion, but also gives contemporary Christians sound reasons for opposing it today.

 

Opposing paedocommunion entails that those who accept it should receive ecclesiastical discipline. This is likely the position that Calvin would have taken. As Reg Barrow writes in "Calvin, Close Communion, and the Coming Reformation" (http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/CalvinCC.htm ),

 

"John Calvin listed the doctrine of the sacraments as the third most important element, in cataloguing his four major areas of concern, regarding Christianity and the ecclesiastical Reformation of his day, writing, 'If it be inquired, then, by what things chiefly the Christian religion has a standing existence amongst us, and maintains its truth, it will be found that the following two not only occupy the principal place, but comprehend under them all the other parts, and consequently the whole substance of Christianity: this is, a knowledge, first, of the mode in which God is duly worshipped; and, secondly, of the source from which salvation is to be obtained. When these are kept out of view, though we may glory in the name Christians, our profession is empty and vain. After these come the sacraments and the government of the church...' (The Necessity of Reforming the Church [Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1544, reprinted 1995], p. 15)."

 

Even more to the point, Barrow notes,

 

"it is a well documented fact that the Genevan Presbytery of Calvin's day, in 1536, sought to excommunicate anyone who would not swear an oath to uphold the Reformed doctrine as it was set forth in their Confession of Faith. T.H.L. Parker writes, 'Since the evangelical faith had only recently been preached in the city, and there were still many Romanists, the ministers also urged excommunication on the grounds of failure to confess the faith. The Confession of faith, which all the citizens and inhabitants of Geneva... must promise to keep and to hold had been presented to the Council on 10 November 1536. Let the members of the Council be the first to subscribe and then the citizens, 'in order to recognize those in harmony with the Gospel and those loving rather to be of the kingdom of the pope than of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.' Those who would not subscribe were to be excommunicated' (John Calvin: A Biography, p. 63)."

 

Barrow provides further support for this by pointing out,

 

"The 'Register of the Council of 24' of Geneva notes as follows: '12 November 1537. It was reported that yesterday the people who had not yet made their oath to the reformation were asked to do so, street by street; whilst many came, many others did not do so. No one came from the German quarter. It was decided that they should be commanded to leave the city if they did not wish to swear to the reformation' (Scribner, Bob and Pamela Johnston. 1993. The Reformation in Germany and Switzerland, Cambridge University Press, p. 138)."

 

Samuel Rutherford also held that those who are "unsound in faith" should be barred from the Lord's Supper.

 

"Because the Churches take not care, that Ministers be savoury and gracious; from Steermen all Apostasie and rottenness begin. O if the Lord would arise and purge his House in Scotland! As for Church-members, they ought to be holy; and though all baptized be actu primo members, yet such as remain habitually ignorant after admonition, are to be cast out, and though they be not cast out certainly, as paralytick or rottened members cannot discharge the functions of life: So those that are scandalous, ignorant, malignant, unsound in faith, lose their rights of Suffrages in election of Officers, and are to be debarred from the Seals" (Survey of the Survey, p. 373).

 

Although these latter citations are not a part of Dr. Lee's book, they are pertinent because they show the logical conclusion to be drawn from the lessons he provides in his book. That is, since paedocommunion is an unscriptural doctrine and practice, those who hold to it must receive ecclesiastical discipline and be barred from the Lord's Table.

 

If paedocommunionism is allowed to run rampant in Reformed and Presbyterian churches, not only will any future Reformation be set back for years (and even turned into anti-Reformation), but countless children will reap the consequences of partaking unworthily of the Lord's Supper (as will those who teach and practice this dangerous and destructive heresy -- as the Lord makes known his displeasure upon those who sow doctrinal tares in His fields). What a sad situation it is among those who think they are obeying the Lord and being faithful in their duties toward their children (by practicing paedocommunion), when in fact, they are actually disobeying the Lord and bringing judgement upon themselves and their children for the errors they teach and practice. Lord willing this book will be used of God to rescue many from the paedocommunion deception.

 

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Calvin on Islam (2000)

 

There are two great antichristian religious systems of deceit revealed in the book of revelation. The "great western antichrist" of Roman Catholicism (Rev. 17 and 18) and the "great eastern antichrist" of Islam (Rev. 9). This has been the majority position of historic Protestant interpretation (Historicism) for centuries (though later writers often see this with more clarity). Dr. Lee gives us evidence of this in Calvin and Islam, citing Calvin as follows,

 

" In our own day, indeed [1550], very many people begin to waver -- when they consider the long continued dispersion of the Church. As if this had not been regulated by the purpose of God!... The pretext of the [preteristic] Romanists which they make in extenuation of the tyranny of their idol [the Papacy] -- is that it was not possible for Christ to forsake His bride. But here, the weak have an assurance on which to rest -- when they learn that the disfigurement which they see in the Church, has long since been foretold.

 

"The impudence of the Romanists, on the other hand, is clearly exposed. Because Paul declares that when the World has been brought under the rule of Christ -- a defection will take place....

 

"The minds of [Romanizing] ancients were so bewitched -- that they believed [preteristically] that Nero would be Antichrist! However, Paul is not speaking of one individual -- but of a kingdom that was to be seized by Satan, for the purpose of setting up a seat of abomination in the midst of God's Temple. This we see accomplished in Popery.

 

"The defection has indeed spread more widely! For, since Mohammed was an apostate, he turned his followers, the Turks, from Christ.... The sect of Mohammed was like a raging overflow, which in its violence tore away about half of the Church. It remained for [the Papal] Antichrist to infect with his poison the part which was left."

 

Yet, in the words the Lord Jesus shall slay' in Second Thessalonians 2:8 -- Calvin insists Paul "predicted the destruction of the reign of Antichrist.... He will be annihilated by the Word of the Lord....

 

"Paul does not think that Christ will accomplish this in a single moment.... Christ will scatter the darkness in which Antichrist will reign, by the rays which He will emit before His coming -- just as the sun, before becoming visible to us, chases away the darkness of the night with its bright light.

 

Furthermore, Lee writes,

 

It does seem that the fourth iron kingdom was in fact both the pre-Papal and the pre-Islamic undivided Pagan Roman Empire, as well as the later Western-Roman Papal and the contemporaneous Eastern-Roman Islamic Empire into which it then subdivided. Indeed, both "Mahomet" and "the Pope" -- as we have already seen -- Dr. Calvin called "the two horns of Antichrist." Thus they correspond to the two legs of the later Roman Empire -- Islam and the Papacy.

 

In fact, when the classic historicist position is studied, the fulfillment in the case of Islam and Revelation chapter nine is seen to be so striking and well attested that "even advocates of other approaches who are adamant in their rejection of the historicist system of interpretation have admitted the convincing nature of this particular identification" (Steve Gregg, commenting on Rev. 9:1-6 in Revelation: Four Views, p. 176).

 

Here are just five examples of historicist works (available from SWRB, at URLs below) which provide ample proof that the locusts of Revelation nine are referring to Islam:

 

1. Horae Apocalypticae; or, A Commentary on the Apocalypse, Critical and Historical; Including Also An Examination of the Chief Prophecies of Daniel (1862) by E.B. Elliott (vol. 1, pp. 446-469) at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/e.htm

 

2. Lectures Upon the Principal Prophecies of the Revelation (1814) by Alexander M'Leod (pp. 147-163) at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/m.htm

 

3. Notes on the Apocalypse (1870) by David Steele (pp. 114-116) at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/s.htm

 

4. A Dissertation on the Prophecies, That Have Been Fulfilled, Are Now Fulfilling, or Will Hereafter Be Fulfilled Relative to the Great Period of 1260 Years; The Papal and Mohammedan Apostacies; The Tyrannical Reign of Antichrist, or the Infidel Power; and the Restoration of the Jews (2 volumes, 1811) by George Faber (vol. 1, pp. 177-212; vol. 2, pp. 269-288) at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/f.htm

 

5. Dissertations on the Prophecies Which Have Remarkably Been Fulfilled, and at this Time are Fulfilling in the World (2 volumes, 1817) by Thomas Newton (vol. 2, pp. 222-232) at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/n.htm

 

Given the prominent place in Scripture that God apportions to revealing Islam as one of the most significant antichristian forces in history (and in the light of the rise and progress of Islam in our day), Dr. Lee has provided a much-needed service to the Christian community by gathering together (into one easy-reading book) the thoughts of one of the greatest Reformers, John Calvin, on one of the chief historical enemies of the church of Christ and the souls of men.

 

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Islam in the Bible (2000)

 

After the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, by terrorists who openly admit to advocating the murder of innocent civilians and being motivated by their Islamic beliefs, the religion of Islam has become the object of much attention. Islam used to receive considerable attention from Protestant theologians who studied eschatology. These theologians held to the view known as "Historicism," and this was the classic (or historic) Protestant and Reformed interpretation of prophecy. Attesting to this, Historicism is found in all the major Protestant and Reformed creeds, confessions, and covenants (in their unedited form, from the time of the Reformation), as well as among the individual writings of the best Reformers. Moreover, many Reformers considered the Papacy "the great Western Antichrist," and Islam "the great Eastern Antichrist."

 

Although Historicism is the Scriptural view of prophecy, it was eclipsed in the twentieth century by other (erroneous) systems of interpretation, especially Dispensationalism, and to a much lesser degree, Preterism. Both Futurism and Preterism, as systems, originated with the Jesuits, to counter the Historicist eschatology of the Reformation (cf. the three tape set "Preterism Refuted" [under "Elliott, E.B." at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/E.htm ] and the free article "Apocalyptic Interpretation" at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/ApocInt.htm ) for more on this point.

 

However, recent events, are now causing modern Christians to take a more serious look at Islam, and its place in Bible prophecy. Hopefully this renewed attention on Islam will also lead to renewed attention on truly Biblical interpretation of prophecy. This book by the Dr. F.N. Lee will be a significant help to Christians wanting to view eschatology Biblically, just as all the major Reformers did.

 

Dr. Lee himself notes the historical significance of Historicist interpretation:

 

"We would suggest, then, that the Book of Revelation itself is prima facie to be understood as giving the really major events down through the centuries in Church History. The vast majority of competent exegetes of the Book of Revelation have interpreted it historicalistically, and neither preteristically nor futuristically. Church History bears this out -- and so too does also Secular History. To establish this, let us look at some of the writings of the two greatest theologians of the Protestant Reformation -- ... Martin Luther and ... John Calvin" (p. 13).

 

Considerable space would be needed to sketch the overall Historicist interpretation of Revelation, but the following quote from Thomas Goodwin gives a good example of it:

 

"'These two, the Pope and the Turk, both enemies to Christ, thus succeeding in the [Roman] empire and sharing the two parts of it between them -- we see.... Mohammedanism, under the Turk, tyranniseth in the one; and idolatry, under the Pope, overspreads the other -- even as Heathenism had done over the whole empire at first. And so Christ hath a new business of it yet....'Therefore He hath seven vials, which contain the last plagues... to despatch the Pope and the Turk and wholly root them out.... The plagues of these vials are the contents of the 15th and 16th chapters. The first five vials do dissolve and by degrees ruin the Pope's power in the west. Then the sixth vial breaks the power of the Turk in the east -- so making way for the Jews (whom He means to bring into the fellowship of His Kingdom).... Both the Turkish and Popish party do together join, using their utmost forces (and together with them all opposite kings of the whole World) against the Christians, both of the east and west -- who, when the Jews are come in and converted [Romans 11:25-32] do make up a mighty party in the World.... '"(p. 15).

 

Similarly, Dr. Lee brings in quotes from Jonathan Edwards:

 

"In his magnificent book A History of the Work of Redemption, Princeton's first President ... Jonathan Edwards explains: 'The two great works of the Devil which he... wrought against the Kingdom of Christ, are... his Anti-christian [Romish or Papal] and Mahometan [Muslim or Islamic] kingdoms -- which have been, and still are, two kingdoms of great extent and strength. Both together swallow... up the Ancient Roman Empire; the [Papal] kingdom of Antichrist swallowing up the Western Empire, and Satan's Mahometan kingdom the Eastern Empire.... In the Book of Revelation [chapters 16 to 20]...it is in the destruction of these that the glorious victory of Christ at the introduction of the glorious times of the Church, will mainly consist....'" (p. 19).

 

It's not a coincidence that virtually all of the major Protestant interpreters from the time of the Reformation until at least the late nineteenth century held to the Historicist view of prophecy and that many also pointed to various portions of the Word of God as prophesying the rise and fall of Islam (see Islam in Revelation: An Historic Look at Protestant Eschatological Thought on the Rise and Fall of Islam [under "Elliott, E.B." at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/E.htm ]). They all agreed on this because it is so clearly the proper Biblical view. And it is especially important for Christians to regain this perspective in light of the current onslaught of a fierce and merciless Islam against the West.

 

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LEE, FRANCIS NIGEL

John Owen Represbyterianized

 

This book chronicles John Owen's thought as he matured and ultimately re-embraced the Presbyterianism of his youth. However, it is also much more -- being a fine introduction to biblical Presbyterianism!

 

In a fascinating manner John Owen Represbyterianized begins tracing Presbyterianism from the Heavenly Session in the Trinity. It continues by moving from the Presbyterianism of the antediluvian Patriarchs to a survey of Presbyterian church government as it is revealed throughout the Old Testament. It then demonstrates how the "Older Testament Presbyterianism continues as Christian Presbyterianism" in the New Testament (all the while providing an excellent historical overview and summary of Presbyterianism as it is found throughout the complete inspired record of Scripture).

 

Dr. Lee also provides many exegetical proofs for Presbyterianism while furnishing numerous insights into how the original languages of the Bible set forth the Presbyterian system of church government.

 

This is all accomplished in an easy-reading format which even a young Christian should be able to understand -- while, at the same time, offering profound divine truths that will be much appreciated by those more skilled and mature in the use of their biblical swords.

 

Dr. Lee writes,

 

The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate that Britain's great Puritan Theologian... John Owen, was essentially not a Congregationalist but a Presbyterian. He first pastored a Presbyterian Church. On his deathbed, he re-affirmed Presbyterianism.

 

The depresbyterianized Owen later re-embraced Presbyterianism... Dr. Owen, 1616-83, was quite the greatest alleged Congregationalist and certainly one of the most thorough Theologians Britain has ever produced. Educated at Oxford, he first pastored a Presbyterian Church -- in 1643, the year the Westminster Assembly itself was convened. After reading a book by the American John Cotton, Owen inwardly embraced Congregationalism.

 

In his next parish, he seceded from Presbyterianism... the system many in the Puritan Parliament and most at the presbyterianizing Westminster Assembly were then trying to promote in the wake of The Solemn League and Covenant -- for Reformation and Defence of Religion; the Honour and Happiness of the King; and the Peace and Safety of the three Kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland -- taken and subscribed several times by King Charles and by all ranks in the said three kingdoms.

 

At the termination of the Monarchy and the establishment of the Commonwealth in 1649, Cromwell the Congregationalist appointed Owen Vice-Chancellor at Oxford. He became the chief architect of the Cromwellian State Church, and helped compose the congregationalistic Savoy Declaration of Faith in 1658 (intended to replace the presbyterial Westminster Confession of Faith and its chapter 31:1-5). Subsequent to the termination of the Commonwealth and the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, Owen was ejected from Oxford.

 

After congregationalistically pastoring a 'gathered church' in his own home and elsewhere for the next two decades -- at the end of his life he certainly moved back toward and seems actually to have re-embraced Presbyterianism. How could it be otherwise -- with Owen constantly improving his own infant baptism, in the Name of the Triune God (Who is Himself a Presbytery)? See Westminster Larger Catechism, Q. & A. 167! Thus the proto-Presbyterian... John Owen -- after a lapse into Congregationalism -- thereafter increasingly re-presbyterianized...

 

The Final Represbyterianization of... John Owen

 

Presbyterian Baxter was so impressed by words like these in Owen's Catechism, that he wrote to him... proposing union between the Congregationalists and the Presbyterians. To that, Dr. Owen himself replied (I:cix-cxxi)...

 

"I judge your proposals worthy of great consideration.... I see no reason why all the true disciples of Christ might not, upon these and the like principles, condescend in love unto the practical concord and agreement -- which not one of them dare deny to be their duty to aim at."

 

Owen himself (Works XVI:2) told several men that he could readily join with Presbytery the way it was exercised in Scotland. Moreover, historian Wodrow in his own [1716] Analecta (1842 ed. 2:263 & 2:309) records:

 

"Blackwell tells...he had this account of Owen at his death from persons who were with him... that he expressed himself very much in favour of Presbyterian Government, and said he was persuaded that Presbytery was the way to God....

 

"Redpath told me...he visited Dr. Owen on his deathbed, and Presbytery and Episcopacy came to be discoursed of.... The Doctor said how he had seen his mistake as to the Independent way, and declared to him a day or two before his death that after his utmost search into the Scriptures and antiquity, he was now satisfied that Presbytery was the way Christ had appointed in His New Testament Church."

 

Owen died in 1683. One of his most important tracts, The True Nature of a Gospel Church and its Government, was published posthumously six years later in 1689. Rightly, the later congregationalistic editor W.H. Goold admitted in his own 'Prefatory Note' thereto (VXI:2) that because "of some statements in the following treatise...it has been gravely argued that the author returned to the Presbyterianism of his early days before he died." Those statements are found especially in Owen's chapter on 'the Communion of Churches.'

 

Let us summarize Owen's final conclusions in his own words. In his essay Duty of Pastors and People Distinguished (XIII:39), he wrote:

 

"The principles and rules of that church government from which...I desire not to wander, are...called presbyterial or synodical -- in opposition to prelatical or diocesan on the one side, and that which is commonly called independent or congregational on the other."

 

And another little taste of Dr. Lee's findings,

 

...the above-mentioned text Acts 15:2-6 records the beginning of the deliberations of the General Assembly in Jerusalem, in answer to its receipt of the reference from the Presbytery of Antioch. This is to be found just prior to its formulation of binding decrees to be kept by "the Churches" in all of "the cities" of Antioch and Cilicia and Syria where Congregations had been established. Acts 13:1f; 14:23-27; 15:1-41; 16:4-5.

 

Owen states (XV:530) "it follows that in case any Church [singular]...do give offence unto other Churches [plural], those other Churches may require an account from them; admonish them of their faults; and withhold communion from them in case they persist in the error of their way.... Hence also it follows that those that are rightly and justly censured ... in any Church [singular]... ought to be rejected by all Churches [plural] whatever...because of their mutual communion.... In case there had been any difficulty or doubt in the procedure of the Church [singular], they would have taken the advice of these Churches [plural] with whom they were obliged to consult."

 

Don't miss this one, it will save you hours of study and research while also providing many valuable insights (on church government) that would be otherwise unavailable to those who do not read the original biblical languages. Furthermore, the story of John Owen's return to Presbyterianism is extremely interesting and very well documented and easily worth the price of this book alone!

 

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What Means May Be Used Towards the Conversion of Our Carnal Relations (1661, reprinted 1844)
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The Visibility of the True Church (1675, reprinted 1845)
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LEIGHTON, DR. ALEXANDER

Sion's Plea Against the Prelacie, An Appeal To the Parliament
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LEWIS, C.S.

The Screwtape Letters
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LEWIS, GORDON R.

Confronting the Cults
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Puritan Papers: Volume One 1956-1959 (2000)
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Divine Sovereignty in the Thought of Stephen Charnock - F.K. Drayson
John Calvin: The Man Whom God Subdued - P.E. Hughes
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How May We Graciously Improve Those Doctrines and Providences Which Transcend Our Understandings?
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How Shall We Worship God? A Catechism for the Family
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"If it be asked, then, by what things chiefly the Christian religion has a standing amongst us, and maintains its truth, it will be found that the following two not only occupy the principal place, but comprehend under them all the other parts, and consequently the whole substance of Christianity, viz., a knowledge first, of the right way to worship God; and secondly of the source from which salvation is to be sought. When these are kept out of view, though we may glory in the name of Christians, our profession is empty and vain." (War Against the Idols, p. 198, citing from Calvin's On the Necessity of Reforming the Church [FREE at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/NRC_ch00.htm ], emphases added).


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LORIMER, PETER

John Knox and the Church of England: His Work in Her Pulpit and His Influence Upon Her Liturgy, Articles, and Parties (1875)
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Puritan Sermons 1659-1689

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CONTENTS of Puritan Sermons 1659-1689: Being the Morning Exercises at Cripplegate, St. Giles in the Fields, and in Southwark by Seventy-Five Ministers of the Gospel in or Near London with Notes and Translations by James Nichols (In Six Volumes)

Volume 1 (704 pages)

Sermon 1
Samuel Annesley
How May We Be Universally and Exactly Conscientious?
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.--Acts xxiv. 16
Page 1

Sermon 2
William Greenhill
What Must and Can Persons Do Toward Their Own Conversion?
Wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.--Ezekiel xviii. 32
Page 38

Sermon 3
Benjamin Needler
How May Beloved Lusts Be Discovered and Mortified?
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.--Matthew v. 29,30
Page 50

Sermon 4
John Sheffield
What Relapses Are Inconsistent With Grace?
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.--Hebrews vi. 4-6
Page 71

Sermon 5
John Gibbon
How May We Be So Spiritual, As To Check Sin in the First Risings Of It?
Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.--Galatians v. 16
Page 87

Sermon 6
Matthew Poole
How Ministers or Christian Friends May And Ought to Apply Themselves to Sick Persons, For Their Good, and the Discharge of Their Own Conscience.
If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness: then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.--Job xxxiii. 23,24
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Sermon 7
John Kitchin
How Must We Reprove, That We May Not Partake of Other Men's Sins?
Neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.--1 Timothy v. 22
Page 121

Sermon 8
Samuel Lee
What Means May Be Used Toward The Conversion of Our Carnal Relations?
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.--Romans x. 1
Page 142

Sermon 9
Thomas Neast
What Are the Characters of a Soul's Sincere Love to Christ? And How May That Love to Him Be Kindled and Inflamed?
Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.--Ephesians vi. 24
Page 169

Sermon 10
John Tillotson
Wherein Lies That Exact Righteousness, Which is Required Between Man and Man?
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.--Matthew vii. 12
Page 194

Sermon 11
Thomas Gouge
After What Manner Must We Give Alms, That They May Be Acceptable and Pleasing Unto God?
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.--1 Timothy vi. 17-19
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Sermon 12
Thomas Doolittle
If We Must Aim At Assurance, What Should They Do, That Are Not Able to Discern Their Own Spiritual Condition?
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life.--1 John v. 13
Page 252

Sermon 13
Roger Drake
What Difference Is There Between The Conflict in Natural and Spiritual Persons?
But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.--Romans vii. 23
Page 284

Sermon 14
Thomas White
What Faith is That Which Except We Have in Prayer, We Must Not Think to Obtain Any Thing of God?
But let him ask in faith.--James i. 6
Page 292

Sermon 15
Of the Cause of Inward Trouble; And How a Christian Should Behave Himself When Inward and Outward Troubles Meet.
And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.-- Genesis xlii. 21,22
Page 306

Sermon 16
Joseph Hill
In What Things Must We Use Moderation, And in What Not?
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.--Philippians iv. 5
Page 331

Sermon 17
Thomas Mallery
How May We Have Suitable Conceptions of God in Duty?
And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes.--Genesis xviii. 27
Page 360

Sermon 18
Thomas Lye
How Are We to Live By Faith on Divine Providence?
Trust in him at all times, ye people.--Psalm lxii. 8
Page 369

Sermon 19
Thomas Manton
How May We Cure Distractions in Holy Duties?
Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.--Matthew xv. 7,8
Page 400

Sermon 20
William Cooper
How Must We in All Things Give Thanks?
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.--1 Thessalonians v. 18
Page 415

Sermon 21
Mr. Simmons
How May We Get Rid of Spiritual Sloth, and Know When Our Activity in Duty is From the Spirit of God?
Quicken thou me in thy way.--Psalm cxix. 37
Page 434

Sermon 22
Henry Wilkinson
Wherein Are We Endangered By Things Lawful?
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.--Luke xvii. 27-29
Page 458

Sermon 23
Thomas Watson
How Must We Make Religion Our Business?
Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?--Luke ii. 49
Page 467

Sermon 24
Henry Hurst
Whether Well-Composed Religious Vows Do Not Exceedingly Promote Religion.
What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.--Psalm cxvi. 12, 14
Page 479

Sermon 25
William Whitaker
How Are We Complete In Christ?
But Christ is all and in all.--Colossians iii. 11
Page 500

Sermon 26
John Jackson
How Shall Those Merchants Keep Up the Life of Religion, Who, While At Home, Enjoyed All Gospel Ordinances, And, When Abroad, Are Not Only Destitute of Them, But Exposed to Persecution?
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!--Psalm cxx. 5
Page 517

Sermon 27
Andrew Bromhall
How Is Hypocrisy Discoverable and Curable?
First of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.--Luke xii. 1
Page 535

Sermon 28
David Clarkson
What Must Christians Do, That The Influence of The Ordinances May Abide Upon Them?
O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee.-- 1 Chronicles xxix. 18
Page 553

Supplement to the Morning Exercise at Cripplegate.

Sermon 1
Samuel Annesley
How May We Attain to Love God With All Our Hearts, Souls, and Minds?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.--Matthew xxii. 37, 38
Page 572

Sermon 2
John Milward
How Ought We to Love Our Neighbours as Ourselves?
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.--Matthew xxii. 39
Page 621

Sermon 3
Theophilus Gale
Wherein the Love of the World is Inconsistent With the Love of God.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.--1 John ii. 15
Page 642

Sermon 4
William Jenkin
Now is the Time: Or, Instructions For The Present Improving The Season of Grace.
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.--2 Corinthians vi. 1,2
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Volume 2 (703 pages)
Supplement to the Morning Exercise at Cripplegate. (Conclusion.)
This volume begins at sermon five, as noted directly below.

Sermon 5
Edward Veal
What Spiritual Knowledge They Ought to Seek For That Desire to be Saved, And By What Means They May Attain It.
For it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.--Isaiah xxvii. 11
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Sermon 6
Thomas Case
Of Sabbath Sanctification.
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.--Isaiah lviii. 13, 14
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Sermon 7
Thomas Senior
How We May Hear the Word With Profit.
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.--James i. 21
Page 47

Sermon 8
Thomas Watson
How We May Read The Scriptures With Most Spiritual Profit.
And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them.--Deuteronomy xvii. 19
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Sermon 9
John Wells
How We May Make Melody In Our Hearts to God in Singing of Psalms.
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.--Ephesians v. 19
Page 71

Sermon 10
Thomas Manton
How Ought We To Improve Our Baptism?
Be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.--Acts 11. 38
Page 88

Sermon 11
Thomas Lyle
By What Scriptural Rules May Catechising Be So Managed, As That It May Become Most Universally Profitable?
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.--Proverbs xxii. 6
Page 99

Sermon 12
Thomas Wadsworth
How May It Appear To Be Every Christian's Indispensable Duty To Partake Of The Lord's Supper?
This do in remembrance of me.--1 Corinthians xi. 24
Page 128

Sermon 13
Matthew Barker
A Religious Fast. The Duty Whereof Is Asserted, Described, Persuaded, In A Brief Exercise Upon--
But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.--Mark ii. 20
Page 144

Sermon 14
Samuel Lee
How To Manage Secret Prayer, That It May Be Prevalent With God To The Comfort And Satisfaction of the Soul.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.--Matthew vi. 6
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Sermon 15
Thomas Doolittle
How May The Duty of Daily Family Prayer Be Best Managed For The Spiritual Benefit of Every One in The Family?
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.--Joshua xxiv. 15
Page 194

Sermon 16
Richard Steele
What Are The Duties of Husbands and Wives Toward Each Other?
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.--Ephesians v. 33
Page 272

Sermon 17
Richard Adams
What Are The Duties of Parents and Children; And How Are They to Be Managed According to Scripture?
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.--Colossians iii. 20,21
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Sermon 18
James Janeway
Duties of Masters and Servants.
Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.--Ephesians vi. 5-9
Page 358

Sermon 19
Stephen Charnock
The Sinfulness and Cure of Thoughts.
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.--Genesis vi. 5
Page 386

Sermon 20
Edward West
How Must We Govern Our Tongues?
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.--Ephesians iv. 29
Page 420

Sermon 21
Matthew Poole
How May Detraction Be Best Prevented or Cured?
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.--Psalm xv. 3
Page 443

Sermon 22
Richard Baxter
What Light Must Shine In Our Works?
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.--Matthew v. 16
Page 460

Sermon 23
Henry Wilkinson
What Is It To Do All We Do In The Name of Christ? And How May We Do So?
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.--Colossians iii. 17
Page 493

Sermon 24
Thomas Cole
How We May Steer An Even Course Between Presumption and Despair.
As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth.--Luke iii. 4,5
Page 507

Sermon 25
Christopher Fowler
How A Christian May Get Such A Faith That Is Not Only Saving, But Comfortable And Joyful At Present.
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:--1 Peter i. 8
Page 526

Sermon 26
Thomas Jacombe
How Christians May Learn In Every State To Be Content.
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.--Philippians iv. 11
Page 546

Sermon 27
William Bates
How To Bear Afflictions.
My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.--Hebrews xii. 5
Page 587

Sermon 28
John Owen
How We May Bring Our Hearts to Bear Reproofs.
Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.--Psalm cxli. 5
Page 600

Sermon 29
Thomas Vincent
Wherein Doth Appear The Blessedness of Forgiveness? And How It May Be Obtained.
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.--Psalm xxxii. 1
Page 615

Sermon 30
Matthew Sylvester
How We May Overcome Inordinate Love of Life And Fear of Death.
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.--Acts xx. 24
Page 647

Sermon 31
William Hook
What Gifts of Grace Are Chiefly to be Exercised in Order to an Actual Preparation for the Coming of Christ by Death and Judgement?
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.--Matthew xxv. 10
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Volume 3 (636 Pages)

Sermon 1
Samuel Annesley
How Is The Adherent Vanity of Every Condition Most Effectually Abated
By Serious Godliness?
Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the
better? For who knoweth what is good for man in this
life?--Ecclesiastes vi. 11, 12
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Sermon 2
Edward Veal
How May We Experience In Ourselves, And Evidence to Others, That
Serious Godliness is More Than a Fancy?
Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a
reason of the hope that is in you.--1 Peter iii. 15
Page 38

Sermon 3
Thomas Watson
Hoe God Is His People's Great Reward.
I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.--Genesis xv. 1
Page 67

Sermon 4
John Howe
What May Most Hopefully Be Attempted to Allay Animosities Among
Protestants, That Our Divisions May Not Be Our Ruin?
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and
unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the
acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of
Christ.--Colossians ii. 2
Page 81

Sermon 5
William Jenkin
How Ought We to Bewail the Sins of the Places Where We Live?
And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the
wicked: (for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and
hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful
deeds.)--2 Peter ii. 7,8
Page 110

Sermon 6
William Cooper
How a Child of God Is to Keep Himself in the Love of God.
Keep yourselves in the love of God.--Jude 21
Page 129

Sermon 7
Thomas Lye
What May Gracious Parents Best Do For The Conversion of Those Children
Whose Wickedness Is Occasioned By Their Sinful Severity or Indulgence?
He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart
of the children to their fathers.--Malachi iv. 6
Page 154

Sermon 8
Henry Hurst
How May We Best Cure the Love of Being Flattered?
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering
mouth worketh ruin.--Proverbs xxvi. 28
Page 185

Sermon 9
Robert Trail
By What Means May Ministers Best Win Souls?
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for
in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear
thee.--1 Timothy iv. 16
Page 199

Sermon 10
John Owen
How Is The Practical Love Of Truth The Best Preservative Against Popery?
If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.--1 Peter ii. 3
Page 211

Sermon 11
Richard Baxter
What Are The Best Preservatives Against Melancholy and Overmuch Sorrow?
Lest perhaps such an one should be swallowed up with overmuch
sorrow.--2 Corinthisns ii. 7
Page 253

Sermon 12
Nathaniel Vincent
How We May Grow in the Knowledge of Christ.
And in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.--2 Peter iii. 18
Page 293

Sermon 13
Samuel Slater
How May Our Belief of God's Governing The World Support Us In All
Worldly Distractions?
The lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles
be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him:
righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.--Psalm
xcvii. 1, 2
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Sermon 14
Richard Steele
What Are The Hindrances And Helps To A Good Memory in Spiritual Things?
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto
you, unless ye have believed in vain.--1 Corinthians xv. 2
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Sermon 15
William Bates
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Whereby We Know That We Love The
Children of God?
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God,
and keep his commandments.--1 John v. 2
Page 368

Sermon 16
Richard Mayo
What Must We Do To Prevent And Cure Spiritual Pride?
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of
the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the
messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above
measure.--2 Corinthians xii. 7
Page 378

Sermon 17
John Oakes
Wherein Is A Middle Worldly Condition Most Eligible?
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor
riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny
thee, and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and take
the name of my God in vain.--Proverbs xxx. 8,9
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Sermon 18
Stephen Lobb
How May We Graciously Improve Those Doctrines and Providences Which
Transcend  our Understandings?
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How
unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!--Romans
xi. 33
Page 417

Sermon 19
John Milward
How Ought We To Do Our Duty Toward Others, Though They Do Not Theirs Toward Us?
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.--Romans xii. 21
Page 451

Sermon 20
Thomas Cole
How May The Well-Discharge of Our Present Duty Give Us Assurance of
Help From God For the Well-Discharge of All Future Duties?
And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and
there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock, and I
went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth,
&c.--1 Samuel xvii. 34-37; Psalm xxvii. 14; Proverbs x. 29; 2
Chronicles xv. 2
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Sermon 21
Vincent Alsop
What Distance Ought We To Keep, In Following the Strange Fashions of
Apparel Which Come Up In The Days Wherein We live?
And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I
will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are
clothed with strange apparel.--Zephaniah i. 8
Page 488

Sermon 22
Richard Adams
How May Child-Bearing Women Be Most Encouraged And Supported Against,
In, and Under the Hazard of Their Travail?
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in child-bearing, if they continue
in faith, and charity, and holiness, with sobriety.--1 Timothy ii. 15
Page 531

Sermon 23
Peter Vinke
How May We Best Know The Worth of the Soul?
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose
his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his
soul?--Matthew xvi. 26
Page 562

Sermon 24
Thomas Jacombe
The Leading of the Holy Spirit Opened; With Some Practical Inquiries
Resolved About It.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of
God.--Romans viii. 14
Page 585

Sermon 25
David Clarkson
What Advantage May We Expect From Christ's Prayer For Union With
Himself, and the Blessings Relating To It?
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe
on me through their word: that they all may be one; as thou, Father,
art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the
world may believe that thou hast sent me.--John xvii. 20, 21
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Volume 4 (627 Pages)
This volume begins at sermon 26, as noted directly below.

Sermon 26
Thomas Doolittle
How We Should Eye Eternity, That It May Have Its Due Influence Upon Us
In All We Do.
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but
the things which are not seen are eternal.--2 Corinthians iv. 18
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Sermon 27
Matthew Barker
A Discourse of the Right Way of Obtaining and Maintaining Communion With God.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship
one with another.--1 John I. 7
Page 38

Sermon 28
John Singleton
What Is The Best Way to Prepare to Meet God in the Way of His
Judgments or Mercies?
Father, glorify thy name.--John xii. 28
Page 57

Sermon 29
Matthew Sylvester
How May A Gracious Person From Whom God Hides His Face, Trust In the
Lord as His God?
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within
me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of
my countenance, and my God.--Psalm xlii. 11
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Sermon 30
John Collins
How The Religious of a Nation Are the Strength Of It.
But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return and shall be
eaten; as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when
they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance
thereof.--Isaiah vi. 13
Page 125

Sermon 31
Thomas Woodcock
Whether It Be Expedient, And How the Congregation May Say "Amen" in
Public Worship.
And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. And all the people answered,
Amen, Amen.--Nehemiah viii. 6
Page 155

Casuistical Morning Exercises

Sermon 1
Samuel Annesley
How May We Give Christ A Satisfying Account, Why We Attend Upon the
Ministry of the Word?
But what went ye out for to see?--Matthew xi. 9
Page 173

Sermon 2
Matthew Barker
Wherein, and Wherefore, the Damnation of Those That Perish Under the
Gospel Will Be More Intolerable Than the Damnation of Sodom, or the
Worst of the Heathens, at the Day of Judgment.
But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of
Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.--Matthew xi. 24
Page 198

Sermon 3
Richard Steele
How the Uncharitable and Dangerous Contentions That Are Among
Professors of the True Religion, May Be Allayed.
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not
consumed one of another.--Galatians v. 15
Page 215

Sermon 4
Richard Mayo
From What Fear of Death Are The Children of God Delivered By Christ,
and By What Means Doth He Deliver Them From It?
And deliver them who through fear of death were all their life-time
subject to bondage.--Hebrews ii. 15
Page 253

Sermon 5
Peter Vinke
How Is Gospel-Grace the Best Motive to Holiness?
And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from
iniquity.--2 Timothy 11. 19
Page 264

Sermon 6
Vincent Alsop
What Is That Fulness of God Every True Christian Ought to Pray and
Strive to be Filled With?
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might
be filled with all the fulness of God.--Ephesians iii. 19
Page 285

Sermon 7
Richard Adams
How Are the Ordinary Means of Grace More Certainly Successful For
Conversion, Than If Persons From Heaven or Hell Should Tell Us What Is
Done There?
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither
will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.--Luke xvi. 7
Page 313

Sermon 8
Thomas Cole
How May It Convincingly Appear, That Those Who Think It An Easy Matter to Believe, Are Yet Destitute of Saving Faith?
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead.--Ephesians i. 19, 20
Page 332

Sermon 9
Edward Veal
What Is The Danger of a Death-Bed Repentance?
And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.--Luke xxiii. 42
Page 346

Sermon 10
Thomas Woodcock
How Doth Practical Godliness Better Rectify The Judgment Than Doubtful Disputations?
Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.--Romans xiv. 1
Page 369

Sermon 11
William Bates
How Is Sin The Most Formidable Evil?
How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?--Genesis xxxix. 9
Page 384

Sermon 12
George Hamond
How May Private Christians Be Most Helpful to Promote the Entertainment of the Gospel?
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without.--Colossians iv. 5
Page 410

Sermon 13
Nathanael Vincent
How Christ Is To Be Followed As Our Example.
Leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.--1 Peter ii. 21
Page 437

Sermon 14
Matthew Sylvester
How May A Lukewarm Temper Be Effectually Cured in Ourselves, And In One Another?
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day (to be) approaching.--Hebrews x. 24, 25
Page 451

Sermon 15
Samuel Slater
What Is The Duty of Magistrates, From the Highest to the Lowest, For The Suppressing of Profaneness?
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.--Romans xiii. 3
Page 481

Sermon 16
Henry Hurst
How May We Inquire After News, Not As Athenians, But As Christians, For the Better Management of Our Prayers and Praises for the Church of God?
For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.--Acts xvii. 21
Page 531

Sermon 17
Daniel Burgess
Wherein May We More Hopefully Attempt The Conversion of Younger People, Than of Others?
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth: or, as some read it, Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy choice.--Ecclesiastes xii. 1
Page 550

Sermon 18
Daniel Williams
What Repentance of National Sins Doth God Require, As Ever We Expect National Mercies?
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.--Hosea x. 12
Page 585.

Volume 5 (733 pages)

Sermon 1
Thomas Case
The Introduction
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.--2 Timothy i. 13
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Sermon 2
William Bates
God Is.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.--Hebrews xi. 6
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Sermon 3
Benjamin Needler
The Trinity Proved By Scripture.
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.--1 John v. 7
Page 54

Sermon 4
Samuel Jacombe
The Divine Authority of the Scriptures.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.--2 Timothy iii. 16
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Sermon 5
John Howe
Man's Creation In A Holy But Mutable State.
Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.--Ecclesiastes vii. 29
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Sermon 6
William Cooper
The Covenant of Works.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.--Genesis ii. 16, 17
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Sermon 7
John Wells
The Fall of Man.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.--Romans v. 12
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Sermon 8
Peter Vinke
Of Original Sin Inhering.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.--Romans vi. 6
Page 115

Sermon 9
Stephen Watkins
The Misery of Man's Estate By Nature.
And were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.--Ephesians ii. 3
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Sermon 10
Thomas Manton
Man's Impotency to Help Himself Out Of That Misery.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.--Romans v. 6
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Sermon 11
Thomas Jacombe
The Covenant of Redemption Opened.
When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.--Isaiah liii. 10
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Sermon 12
Samuel Annesley
The Covenant of Grace.
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.--Hebrews viii. 6
Page 181

Sermon 13
William Whitaker
The Mediator of the Covenant, Described in His Person, Natures, and Offices.
And one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.--1 Timothy ii. 5
Page 202

Sermon 14
John Meriton
Of Christ's Humiliation.
He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.--Philippians ii. 8
Page 214

Sermon 15
William Taylor
Christ's Exaltation.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.--Philippians ii. 9--11
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Sermon 16
Matthew Poole
The Satisfaction of Christ Discussed.
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.--Colossians 1. 20
Page 259

Sermon 17
Thomas White
Of Effectual Calling.
To them who are the called according to his purpose.--Romans viii. 28
Page 269

Sermon 18
Thomas Lye
The True Believer's Union With Christ Jesus.
But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.--1 Corinthians vi. 17
Page 284

Sermon 19
John Gibbon
The Nature of Justification Opened.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:--Romans v. 1
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Sermon 20
Roger Drake
The Believer's Dignity and Duty Laid Open, in the High Birth Wherewith He Is Privileged, and the Honourable Employment to Which He Is Called.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.--John i. 12, 13
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Sermon 21
Thomas Parson
Of Saving Faith.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.--Acts xvi. 7
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Sermon 22
Zachary Crofton
Repentance Not To Be Repented, Plainly Asserted, and Practically Explained.
Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.--Acts v. 7
Page 371

Sermon 23
John Sheffield
Of Holiness.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:--Hebrews xii. 14
Page 426

Sermon 24
Edmund Calamy
Of The Resurrection.
Why should it be thought a thing unreasonable [incredible] with you, that God should raise the dead?--Acts xxvi. 8
Page 439

Sermon 25
Thomas Watson
The Day of Judgment Asserted.
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.--Acts xvii. 31
Page 459

Sermon 26
Richard Adams
Of Hell.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.--Matthew xxv. 41
Page 471

Sermon 27
Thomas Woodcock
Of Heaven.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.--Matthew xxv. 34
Page 492

Sermon 28
Thomas Case
The Conclusion.
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.--2 Timothy i. 13
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The Morning Exercise Against Popery

Sermon 1
Christopher Fowler
The Scripture To Be Read By The Common People.
I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.--1 Thessalonians v. 27
Page 547

Sermon 2
Thomas Manton
The Scripture Is A Sufficient Rule of Christian Faith, Or A Record Of All Necessary Christian Doctrines, Without Any Supplement Of Unwritten Traditions, As Containing Any Necessary Matter Of Faith; And Is Thus Far Sufficient For The Decision of All Controversies.
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.--2 Thessalonians ii. 15
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Sermon 3
John Owen
The Testimony of the Church Is Not The Only Nor The Chief Reason of Our Believing the Scripture to be the Word of God.
They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.--Luke xvi. 29
Page 606

Sermon 4
Matthew Poole
Pope and Councils Not Infallible.
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.--Matthew xxiii. 8--10
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Sermon 5
Richard Baxter
Christ, And Not The Pope, Universal Head of the Church.
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.--1 Corinthians xii. 27, 28
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Sermon 6
Henry Hurst
Kings and Emperors Not Rightful Subjects to the Pope.
I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews.--Acts xxvi. 2
Page 689

Volume 6 (812 pages)
This volume begins with sermon 7, directly below.

Sermon 7
Henry Wilkinson
The Pope of Rome Is Antichrist.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.--2 Thessalonians ii. 3--10
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Sermon 8
Peter Vinke
Protestants Separated For Christ's Name's Sake.
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.--Luke vi. 22
Page 26

Sermon 9
Samuel Lee
The Visibility of the True Church.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.--Matthew xvi. 18
Page 52

Sermon 10
Richard Mayo
Invocation of Saints and Angels Unlawful.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?--Romans x. 14
Page 97

Sermon 11
Edward West
Purgatory a Groundless and Dangerous Doctrine.
But he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.--1 Corinthians iii. 15
Page 126

Sermon 12
William Jenkin
No Sin Venial.
The wages of sin is death.--Romans vi. 23
Page 150

Sermon 13
Edward Veal
Whether the Good Works of Believers Be Meritorious of Eternal Salvation.--Negatum Est.
Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.--Psalm lxii. 12
Page 183

Sermon 14
Thomas Lye
No Works of Super-Erogation.
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.--Luke xvii. 10
Page 222

Sermon 15
David Clarkson
The Doctrine of Justification is Dangerously Corrupted in the Roman Church.
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:--Romans iii. 24
Page 251

Sermon 16
Benjamin Needler
God Not to be Worshipped As Represented by an Image.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.--Matthew iv. 10
Page 267

Sermon 17
Nathanael Vincent
Public Prayer Should Be In A Known Tongue.
I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also.--1 Corinthians xiv. 15
Page 298

Sermon 18
Samuel Annesley
Of Indulgences.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.--Hebrews x. 14
Page 313

Sermon 19
Thomas Vincent
The Popish Doctrine Which Forbiddeth to Marry, Is A Devilish and Wicked Doctrine.
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; forbidding to marry,, &c.--1 Timothy iv. 1--3
Page 337

Sermon 20
Richard Fairclough
The Nature, Possibility, and Duty, of a True Believer's Attaining to a Certain Knowledge of His Effectual Vocation, Eternal Election, and Final Perseverance to Glory.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.--2 Peter i. 10
Page 372

Sermon 21
Matthew Sylvester
There Are But Two Sacraments Under the New Testament.
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.--Proverbs xxx. 6
Page 427

Sermon 22
Edward Lawrence
There Is No Transubstantiation in the Lord's Supper.
For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.--1 Corinthians xi. 23--25
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Sermon 23
Richard Steele
The Right of Every Believer to the Blessed Cup in the Lord's Supper.
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.--Matthew xxvi. 27, 28
Page 481

Sermon 24
Thomas Wadsworth
Christ Crucified the Only Proper Gospel-Sacrifice.
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.--Hebrews x. 12
Page 504

Sermon 25
Thomas Doolittle
Popery Is A Novelty; And the Protestants' Religion Was Not Only Before Luther, But the Same That Was Taught By Christ and His Apostles.
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.--Jeremiah vi. 16
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Indexes.

Thomas Hartwell Horne
I. Of the Names of the Authors of the Sermons, Together With the Subjects of the Sermons Severally Contributed by Them.
Page 625

Thomas Hartwell Horne
II. Of Texts of Scripture Which Are the Subjects of the Sermons, and the Scope of Which is for the Most Part Explained.
Page 631

Thomas Hartwell Horne
III. Of the Principal Matters Discussed in the Morning Exercises.
Page 633

J. Grabham
IV. Of Texts of Scripture Which Are Incidentally Cited and Explained.
Page 691

P. Higdon
V. Of the Names of Authors Cited.
Page 792

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LOVE, CHRISTOPHER

Becoming a Spiritual Man (1653)
The Puritan view of sanctification as read by elder Lyndon Dohms (from Love's book The Mortified Christian available in hardcover for $24.95 US funds)
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A Clear Vindication of the Principles and Practices of Christopher Love, Since His Trial Before, and Condemnation By, the High Court of Justice. (1808 edition)
Love, a staunch Covenanted Presbyterian, was executed by the English army during Cromwell's usurpation -- or as John Gerstner writes, "he was martyred for the zeal of the Cromwellian Independents." Gerstner continues, "at the end of the 20th century, the Protestant church has fewer Christopher Loves and needs them more. Though he died at 33 years of age, his wisdom is for the ages, especially the impending 'Third Christian Millennium'... Christopher Love made all the actors on the religious scene of his day more or less his enemies because he told the truth across the board. As I said above, we can use a few more Loves for the 21st century... Love was a jure divino
(divine right) Presbyterian... With Samuel Rutherford in Scotland, Gisbert Voetius in Holland, and Christopher Love in England, this was the gold age for church order, not for top-down (Episcopacy) or bottom-up (Independency) but top-down and bottom-up (Presbyterianism). That a stickler for regulations would be the devout pietist of the letters here included, is instructive. High Calvinistic theology, meticulous discipline, and heart religion were providentially and sanctifyingly mixed together and out came Christopher Love. He had to die young" (from the Foreword to Don Kistler's A Spectacle Unto God: The Life and Death of Christopher Love, pp. viii-ix). After Love's execution, the Presbyterian Thomas Manton (a close friend of Love's) ignored threats by Cromwell's sectarian soldiers (who said they would shoot him if he preached at Love's funeral) to preach Love's funeral sermon anyway (and he was not shot). This book helps exhibit the wickedness of Cromwell's administration, exposing Cromwell as the Judas of the Solemn League and Covenant. It also demonstrates the faithfulness of God to his covenanted, elect remnant -- especially to those martyred for maintaining second Reformation attainments. The subtitle, picking up where the title left off, further explains the contents of this title. It reads: "Also, His Grounds and Reasons of giving in a Narrative, and the lawfulness of the Matter and Titles of his Petitions. Together with a Declaration of his Judgment concerning Cromwell's unlawful Invasion of the Kingdom of Scotland. Likewise, Mr. Love's Speech and Prayer, on the Scaffold at Tower Hill, upon the day of his Death, and his last Sermon." Love's speech and prayer just before his execution exhibit what was at the heart of the second Reformation, as well as what was on the lips of its martyrs. "I die cleaving to all those oaths, vows and covenants, and protestations, that were imposed by the two houses of parliament, as owning them, and in dying with my judgment for them: to the protestation, the vow and the covenant, the solemn league and covenant. And this I tell you all, I had rather die a covenant keeper, than live a covenant breaker" (p. 70). Also included here are the heart-wrenching letters that passed between Love and his wife leading up to his state sanctioned murder, a letter from Love to one of the witnesses against him, and several letters to Love from Dr. Drake and other of his then fellow-suffers.112 pages.
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LOVE, CHRISTOPHER

The Dejected Soul's Cure

One of the things that is common to true believers is a sense of unworthiness because of sin. We struggle with assurance because we look at ourselves and see excessive, remaining corruption. This may cause us to doubt both ourselves and God's love for us. Here is an insightful handling of these matters by one of the most pastoral of the Puritans. Love's conclusion is that the great enemy of our souls will do all he can to take our eyes off of our Savior, even if that means an over-preoccupation with sin and self. He asks:

- When are God's people too cast down for sin?

- Why are wicked men not cast down for sin?

- How can God's people keep from becoming too dejected?

Love then gives Scriptural guidelines to recover a sense of God's love. He shows us things that unsettle the soul of a child of God, and gives comfort to those who are convicted. He also sets forth truth that will convict those who may be falsely comforted. This is important reading for anyone who longs to be more sanctified and satisfied.

There is also another work by Christopher Love at the end of this book called A Treatise of Angels. It was appendixed to the original edition of The Dejected Soul's Cure, so we have kept the two works together. 304 pages (SDG fyler).

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The Natural Man's Case Stated (1653)
The title continues: "Or, An Exact Map of the Little World Man, Considered in Both His Capacities, Either in the State of Nature, or Grace. As is laid down in 17 Sermons." Also includes Thomas Manton's, "The Saint's Triumph Over Death: Or, A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of Mr. Christopher Love, in Lawrence-Church, August 25, 1651." This is the sermon for which Cromwell's soldiers threatened to shoot Manton. 313 pages.
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The Select Works of the Rev. Christopher Love (1807 edition)
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Sixteen Sermons Wherein is plainly shown True Grace, with its Different Degrees;-- and several importance Cases of Conscience answered in the Course of the Work. (1651, 1792 edition)
Classic Puritan preaching showing why the Puritans were masters of encouragement, especially to young and weak Christians with the smallest measures of grace. Here Love points out from numerous Scriptures how God Himself encourages even the weakest of His children! Sermon #1 includes a preface by several Westminster divines. These 16 sermons, along with much more by Love, can be obtained in book form at the link below this summary. There is also good material here to counter the errors of N.T. Wright ("New Perspective on Paul," also see pages 84-92, in the free PDF at http://chalcedon.org/Review/Issues/2002.I.2.Fall/2002.I.2.Fall.TNSPR.pdf -which also counters Wright's false ecumenism), Norman Shepherd, Doug Wilson (see also http://www.swrb.com/newslett/FREEBOOK/DWilson.htm), Steve Schlissel (see also http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/steve-schlissel.htm), Steven Wilkins, John Barach and others who have fallen for the false teaching from the Auburn Avenue Pastors Conference (AAPC) , or what has now become known a "Federal Vision theology." 244 pages.
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The Soul's Cordial (1653)
Part one is titled "Teaching How To Be Eased of the Guilt of Sin" and consists of 191 pages. Part two, "The Saints Advantage, By Christ's Ascension," deals (in 194 pages) with our Lord's words comforting "his disciples both against their fears of persecution in the world, as also against their sorrows" (p. 1). Many subjects are touched upon, including numerous very helpful practical applications following from the assurance of the believer's freedom from the guilt of sin, the truth of Christ's ascension, and the comfort and joy that both these topics bring to the followers of the Lamb. Indexed.
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Taking Heaven By Storm

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LOVE, CHRISTOPHER

Wrath and Mercy
60 pages of Puritan exposition on 1 Thessalonians 5:9, "For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ." Love was a member of the Westminster Assembly and an English Covenanter.
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Wrestling in Prayer (6 sermons)

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The Zealous Christian, Taking Heaven by Holy Violence (1653)
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LUBENOW, MARVIN

Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils (1992)
Henry Morris, president of the Institute for Creation Research, writes, "This is the most complete and accurate critique of the fossils of the so-called "ape-man." The myth of human evolution is completely demolished. The last chapter, repudiating the compromising views of many modern evangelicals on this subject, is illuminating. Lubenow has made an invaluable contribution to scientific biblical creationism." "Based entirely on fossils accepted unconditionally by evolutionists" (Back cover). 295 pages.
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LUMSDEN, JAMES

Infant Baptism: Its Nature & Objects (1856)
This book, of 77 pages, assumes that infants are the proper subjects of baptism and that sprinkling or pouring of water is a Scriptural mode. It answers three major questions. What is the use or meaning of infant Baptism? What good purpose does it serve? What spiritual benefit does it confer? The object is simply "to provide a statement which might aid parents in understanding the nature and obligations of Baptism, and thus contribute to their acceptable and profitable observance of the sacrament when administered to their children."
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LUMSDEN, JOHN

The Covenants of Scotland (1914)
Principal Whyte calls this "a masterly treatise," which "will open the eyes of even well-read people." He further notes that "(e)very one of the 31 covenants here discussed has a history of the first importance to all... and specially so at the present time." The author writes, "(a)ll that is attempted is to present the texts of the Covenants, to set forth the events which led to the framing and subscribing of each, and also to examine some of the results which followed." One covenant, "The Succession Band or Covenant" (1599) is believed to be published for the first time in this book.
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LUSK, ROBERT

Characteristics of the Witnessing Church (c. 1840)
The witnessing Church, engaged in battle during the 1260 years of apostasy, fights with the devil and his angels. She is the true Reformation church; she is the "women in the wilderness". But "Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?" (Song 6:10). What are the marks of this host? How will she be known? What is distinctive about her as opposed to the whore of Babylon and her harlot daughters? These questions and many more, probing the nature of the true church (in contrast to the false church), are answered in this fascinating and edifying article. Robert Lusk was a founding member of the Reformed Presbytery, who, "together with David Steele erected the Reformed Presbytery upon true covenanting principles when the RP Synod made it clear that they would not be reclaimed," writes Dodson (for an interesting account of this story see our rare bound photocopy by the Reformed Presbytery, A Short Vindication of Our Covenanted Reformation
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"This, therefore, is also essentially necessary and wholesome for Christians to know: that God foreknows nothing by contingency, but that He forsees, purposes, and does all things according to His immutable, eternal, and infallible will" (Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will [Translated by Henry Cole with preface by Henry Atherton. In the Introduction: The Sovereignty of God], Sec. IX, p. 38).

 

LUTHER, MARTIN

The Bondage of the Will (tenth printing 1998)

 

The Bondage of the Will is fundamental to an understanding of the primary doctrines of the Reformation. In these pages, Luther gives extensive treatment to what he saw as the heart of the gospel. Free will was no academic question to Luther; the whole gospel of the grace of God, he believed, was bound up with it and stood or fell according to the way one decided it... This is the greatest piece of writing that came from Luther's pen. In its vigour of language, its profound theological grasp, and the grand sweep of its exposition, it stands unsurpassed among Luther's writings (front and back cover).

 

Luther recognized this book as his most important work and even said that if all his other books perished, he would hope that this one, along with his Small Catechism, would be the only ones to remain. As noted above, this is one of the most important books of the early Reformation, for it deals with what Luther saw to be the heart of the Gospel.

 

Luther here refutes the Romish notion of "free will" in man and upholds the absolute sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners -- as well as justification by faith alone. Luther clearly saw the issue of free will as the primary cause of his separation from Rome.

 

In this book he replied to the Roman Catholic scholar, Erasmus, and his diatribe The Freedom of the Will. Though disagreeing with just about everything else Erasmus wrote, Luther commended Erasmus for recognizing the crux of the matter at issue between Rome and the Bible believers, the debate over "free will." In this regard Luther wrote,

 

that unlike all the rest, you alone have attacked the real issue, the essence of the matter in dispute (i.e. man's so-called free-will--RB)... You and you alone saw, what was the grand hinge upon which the whole turned, and therefore you attacked the vital part at once; for which, from my heart, I thank you.

 

"This book is most needful at the present day," noted Atherton in 1931, for "the teachings of many so-called Protestants are more in accordance with the Dogmas of the Papists, or the ideas of Erasmus, than with the Principles of the Reformers; they are more in harmony with the Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent than with the Protestant or Reformed Confessions of Faith."

 

It is easy to see how a lack of doctrinal and historical study is leading many into serious compromise with the false ecumenical apostasy espoused by Rome and other idolatrous beliefs which cry up man's ability to save himself (as with Arminianism) and to devise his own methods of worship (as with those that oppose the Reformation's regulative principle of worship in favor of their own will worship). In this area, many "Protestants," even now, bow down to Rome's humanistic, anti-Christian idol of free will.

 

It is our hope that God will use Luther's classic to give you the strength to remain faithful to His Word; this being a great place to start a new Reformation, for as the translators write concerning this book, "Nowhere does Luther come closer, either in spirit or in substance to the Paul of Romans and Galatians."

 

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LUTHER, MARTIN

A Commentary on Saint Paul's Epistle to the Galatians

 

"Luther had a very sharp and satirical style; but his Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians was his favorite work, which he used to call his wife, his Catherine de Bore...

 

His favorite doctrine was justification by faith alone, and not by works, moral, legal, or evangelical; but we must do him the justice to observe, that he perpetually inculcated the absolute necessity of good works. According to him, a man is justified only by faith; but he cannot be justified without works; and where those works are not to be found, there is assuredly no true faith...

 

His followers called themselves Lutherans, much against his mind; but they recede from him in many things, as may be seen by their writings...

 

Melancthon says, 'I am a logician; and Justus Jonas is an orator; but Luther is good at everything: the wonder of mankind; for whatever he says, or writes, it penetrates the heart, and makes a lasting impression." (Excerpts from "Life of Luther," in Luther's Commentary on... Galatians, p. lxx).

 

Includes: "The Life of Luther and a Complete... History of the Times in Which He Lived" (76 pages). The complete book is made up of 576 pages.

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Commentary on Peter and Jude

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Commentary on Romans

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Luther's Small Catechism Developed and Explained (1893)

 

"Sturmius says, that he saw a letter written by Luther to Wolfgang Capito, in which he affirmed, that scarce any of his writings pleased himself, except his (Small--RB) Catechism, and his book De servo arbitrio (The Bondage of the Will--RB), or 'Free-will a Slave'" ("The Life of Martin Luther" in Luther's Commentary on... Galatians, p. lxxvi, see resource 10 above). Luther also taught that "lay people who refuse to learn (the catechism--RB) should not be admitted to the Sacrament, and fathers must insist that children learn to recite these basics" (Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, vol. 1, p. 276). Originally prepared and published by the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States. 130 pages.

 

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Reformation History Library, Version 2 on CD-ROM

Did you ever wonder what the Reformation was really about? Are you aware of the sacrifices that many men and women made in the 16th century in their stand for the truth of Scripture and the Lordship of the Lord Jesus Christ? Why were these sacrifices made? What drove these believers to sacrifice their belongings, homes and eventually their lives, all in the name of the Reformed faith and unswerving faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ? Many brave men and women where tortured and died at the hands of the Roman Catholic Antichrist during the Reformation and this CD will give you a look at the truths that these brave martyrs (witnesses) stood for -- even to the shedding of blood in resisting sin. We need to understand the sacrifices that these noble witnesses for Christ made, as we reap the fruit of their faithfulness today, lest they and the teaching they maintained be forgotten and history repeats itself once again. Thus, we are excited to announce the release of the Reformation History Library Version 2 (less a few of the selections included). The Reformation History Library is the most exhaustive collection of books written about this critical time in the history of the world. The Reformation History Library will provide the reader with new insight and information that is not available on any other CD package. There are over 50 books and 650+ graphic illustrations that depict the history of the Reformation era on this CD. If you are interested in the finest collection of Reformation history information available on one CD, now is the time to pick up this great resource at our discounted price (adapted/Ages). Here is an overview of what is contained on this CD:

Index to Contents of RHL:

CATEGORIES

Bibles
References
Reformation Church History
The Ante-Nicene Fathers
The John Foxe Collection
The Martin Luther Collection
Collected Writings
Theology - Issues
Illustration Collection

Bibles

King James - New Testament / Old Testament
American Standard - New Testament / Old Testament

References

Wetzel, R. C. - Chronology of Biblical Christianity
Calvin, John - Institutes of the Christian Religion (Vols. 1-4)
Whiston, W. - The Life and Writings of Flavius Josephus

Reformation Church History

Allix, Peter - The Ecclesiastical History of the Ancient Churches of the Piedmont and the Albigenses
Arnaud, Henri - The Glorious Recovery by the Vaudois of their Valleys
Benedict, David - The History of the Baptists (2 Vols.)
Bliss, S. - Sacred Chronology
d'Aubigne, J. H. Merle - History of the Reformation in the Time of Calvin (Vols. 1-8), History of the 16th Century Reformation, The Protector
Geddes - History of the Church of Ethiopia
Faber, George - The History of the Ancient Vallenses and Albigenses
Hagstotz, Gideon & Hilda - Heroes of the Reformation
Hefele, C. - History of the Council of the Church (Vols. 1-5)
Heylyn, Peter - Ecclesia Restaurata (2 Vols.)
Jones, William - History of the Christian Church (2 Vols.)
Knox, John - The Reformation in Scotland
M'Crie, Thomas - The Life of John Knox, The Reformation in Spain
Miller, Andrew - Miller's Church History
Perrin, Jean Paul - History of the Ancient Christians
Poggius The Papist - Hus the Heretic
Smiles, Samuel - Huguenots in England and Ireland
Strype, John - Annals of the Reformation (Vols. 1-7)
Thomson, John Henderson - Cloud of Witnesses
Wilkinson, Benjamin George - Truth Triumphant
Wylie, J.A. - History of Protestantism (Vols. 1-3), History of the Scottish Nation

The Ante-Nicene Fathers

Volume 1 - The Apostolic Fathers (Clement, Mathetes, Polycarp, Ignatius, Barnabas, Papias, Justin Martyr)
Volume 2 - Fathers of the Second Century (Hermas, Tatian, Theophilus, Athenagoras, Clement of Alexandria)
Volume 3 - Latin Christianity; Its Founder Tertullian (I. Apologetic, II. Anti-Marcion, III. Ethical)
Volume 4 - Fathers of the Third Century (Tertullian, Minucius Felix, Commodianus, Origen)
Volume 5 - Fathers of the Third Century (Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, with Appendices)
Volume 6 - Fathers of the Third Century (Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, et al.)
Volume 7 - Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries (Lactantius, Dionysius of Rome, Teaching of the Apostles, Early Liturgies)
Volume 8 - Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries (Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, Apocrypha of the New Testament, etc)
[Volume 9 - Index to the printed edition; now part of search feature]
Volume 10 - Original Supplement to the American Edition

The John Foxe Collection

Foxe, John - Acts and Monuments
Volume 1 - Life of Foxe, & The Church, 64AD - 449AD
Volume 2 - Acts and Monuments, 450AD - 1376AD
Volume 3 - Acts and Monuments, 1377AD - 1483AD
Volume 4 - Acts and Monuments, 1485AD - 1532AD
Volume 5 - Acts and Monuments, 1533AD - 1548AD
Volume 6 - Acts and Monuments, 1549AD - 1555AD
Volume 7 - Acts and Monuments, 1555AD cont.
Volume 8 - Acts and Monuments, 1556AD - 1581AD

The Martin Luther Collection

95 Theses
The Life and Times of Martin Luther
A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians
Luther's Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount
The Letters of Martin Luther
Watchwords for the Warfare of Life from Dr. Martin Luther
Propechies of Luther
Sermons of Martin Luther - (Vols. 1-8)
Works of Martin Luther - (Vols. 1-6)

Collected Writings

Bradford, John - The Writings of John Bradford, M.A.
Coverdale, Bishop - Writings and Translations
Fox, John - Writings of John Fox, Bale, and Coverdale.
Jones, Alonzo - Lessons From The Reformation - Ecclesiastical Empire
The Great Empires of Prophecy - The Two Republics
Knox, John - Select Practical Writings.
Latimer, Hugh - Sermons and Remains
St. Patrick. The Apostle of Ireland - Selected Writings
Tyndale, William - Doctrinal Treaties and Introductions to Different Portions of The Holy Scriptures

Theology - Issues

Anderson, Christopher - Annals of the English Bible
Andrews, J.N. - History of the Sabbath
Cassels, Samuel J. - Christ and Anti-Christ
Edwardson, Christian - Facts of Faith
Guiness, H. Grattan - Romanism and the Reformation
Heylyn, Peter - History of the Sabbath
Hoare, H. W. - Evolution of the English Bible
Howell, Robert B. C. - Evils of Infant Baptism (this item is an anti-scriptural inclusion--SWRB)
Newton, Sir Isaac - Observations of the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John
Smith, Uriah - Daniel and the Revelation
Standish, Russell R. - Modern Bible Translations
Taylor, D. T. - The Voice of the Church
Waggoner, E. J. - Christ and His Righteousness
White, Dr. Fr. - Treatise of The Sabbath Day
Wilkinson, Benjamin - Our Authorized Bible Vindicated

Reformation Illustration Collection

The Henri Arnaud Gallery - (Vols 1-2)
The John Foxe Gallery - Volume 1
The John Knox Gallery - Volume 1
The John Thomson Gallery - Volume 1
The J. A. Wylie Gallery - Volumes 1A,1B,1C, 2A, 2B, 3A ,3B

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Ultimate Christian Library (DVD)

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LUTHER, MARTIN
The Prophecies of the Incomparable Dr. Martin Luther, Concerning the Downfall of the Pope of Rome, and the Subversion of the German Empire, to be Over-run by the Armies of the Turks. Together with the many Reasons that he giveth for it. (1664)

A collection of Luther's prophecies (and prophecies about him by others) and teachings in which he "foretold those sad events which should fall upon Rome and the Empire of Germany, unless they would forsake their sins." (preface). "These prophecies... have been carefully collected out of the book of Dr. Martin Luther entitled Colloquia Mensalia... The book is admirable for instruction and reproof; the prophecies are many, and some of them already accomplished." (Idem.). This book also includes a short sketch of Luther's life, Luther's admonition to the Germans how they ought to make war against the Turks, how and why the Scripture teaches that the office of the Papacy is the Antichrist, Luther's expounding the prophecy of the prophet Daniel (ch. 11) concerning Antichrist and much more. 47 pages.

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LUTHER, MARTIN

Sermons of Martin Luther (8 Volumes)

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The Signs of Christ's Coming and of the Last Day (1661)

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LUTHER, MARTIN

Watchwords for the Warfare of Life (1869)

Classic quotes on a wide variety of subjects from the pen of Martin Luther. Some of the many subjects which Luther touches upon in this book include: the Lord Jesus Christ, the creation, the law and the gospel, the weapons of our warfare, prayer, the Word of God, preaching, patience, the Church, the holy angels, the devil, sin, temptation and depression of spirit, love, joy, peace, fear, humility, forbearance, hope, forgiveness, thankfulness, giving, nature, wine, music, people in the Scriptures, books of the Bible, eminent men, women, children, spiritual miracles perpetual, printing, trials, good works, hermeneutics, sorrow, sickness, bereavement, death, martyrdom, employments in heaven, immortality, the second coming, the resurrection, the joys of heaven and much more! 354 pages.

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LUTHER ON THE ORGAN IN WORSHIP

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By What Scriptural Rules May Catechising Be So Managed, As That It May Become Most Universally Profitable (1674, reprinted 1844)
Based on "Train up," or catechise, "a child in the way he should go," or in his way: "and When he is old, he will not depart from it" (Prov. 22:6). Shows that there are several texts of Scripture from which the learned conclude that this mode of Catechising was used in the apostles' days, and by the apostles themselves and their immediate successors; and this in imitation of the Jews who had "a form of knowledge and of the truth in the law," (Rom. 2:20), out of which they instructed the ignorant, and taught babes. Thus, the apostle had given the Romans a "form of doctrine"; (Rom. 5:17); and to Timothy "a form of sound words; (2 Tim. 1:13); "a form of sound words," which contained "the principles of the doctrine of Christ," and the first principles of the oracles of God;" six whereof are distinctly mentioned, Heb. 5:12; 6:1,2. Proves how deeply parents and ministers are obliged to this duty, what the duty is, and how it is best performed.
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What May Gracious Parents Best Do for the Conversion of Those Children Whose Wickedness Is Occasioned By Their Sinful Severity or Indulgence?
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