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- Justin Rawson, Gospel Covenant Publications


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Below is the blog post from the link above:

On my way across the ocean to study the reformation with Doug Phillips, I did not have a suitcase of books as I usually do. I was lamenting that fact at the airline ticket counter and my daughter Claudia said to me, "Papa, close your eyes and step into the new world." Well, let me confess: on my computer I have approximately 13,000 puritan and reformed books which I have acquired through my son downloading ebooks and a gigantic collection put together by Reg Barrow from Still Waters Revival Books. I am now like Abdul Kassem Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia who, in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. The 117,000 volumes were carried by 400 camels which were trained to walk in alphabetical order.

- Pastor Scott Brown (M.Div.), Hope Baptist Church (NC, USA, http://www.hopebaptistchurch.info), Director of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches (NCFIC, http://www.ncfic.org/), and Conference Speaker (who speaks at conferences alongside other Reformed ministers like Joel Beeke, Paul Washer, Doug Phillips, Jeff Pollard, et al. http://www.ncfic.org/gcm-speakers)


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"These Puritan resources are the greatest I've ever seen. These eyes have never seen anything greater than what you have produced except that old King James Bible" (Email from a Customer in Georgia, USA).


Some Additional Customer Comments on SWRB's CD sets (Reformation, Calvinism, Protestant, Puritan).

"This collection of… CDs is a truly astounding accomplishment. There is nothing like this available to the ordinary Christian on the whole face of the earth. Now, for the first time ever, ordinary Christians can have direct and near effortless access to the very cream of Puritan and Reformed, as well as Covenanter, literature... What they used to say of the Puritan John Flavel's preaching, can be said of these CDs: they are 'hissing hot'! ... more" (emphases added).

- Dr Jonathan D. Moore, Cambridge, UK.
(Scholar of 16th and 17th century Calvinistic literature.)


"The purchase of (SWRB's) CD's is proving to be one of the wisest investments that I have ever made. They are much more than I expected!! I am having a wonderful time reading and studying."

- TC, Internet Customer (USA).


"The greatest collection of classic Reformation resources on one CD set ever!"

"In reading this mornings mailing I noticed that you also do the Reformation Bookshelf CD's so I went to your web site to see what was out -- I was in ecstasy!!!"

- Missionary working in Hatyai, Southern Thailand


Full SWRB CD comment from Dr. McMahon:

"I have been systematically working through reading the Puritan and Reformed CDs I purchased.

I must say, there is nothing like them available anywhere.

It is the most amazing collection of works I know of in one package to date.

In my opinion, it far surpasses Ages Software and their collections.*

The Puritan and Reformed material presented on these CDs is exceptional.

I am continually amazed at the depth and breadth of information in both collections, and the rarity of works that I now have at my fingertips.

You have done an immeasurable service for the Kingdom of Christ in making these CDs available, and every pastor and theologian should own them without question (they would be foolhardy to pass them by)."

- For Christ's Crown and Covenant,
Dr. C. Matthew McMahon
A Puritan's Mind Ministries, www.apuritansmind.com
John 5:39, "...search the Scriptures..."
"Novum Testamentum in Vetre latet, et in Novo, Vetus patet." Augustine
( "The New is in the Old concealed, and in the New, the Old revealed." )

* It is SWRB's opinion that Ages has done an excellent job in making various Reformed works available on CD, so much so that we also distribute a number of their CDs at discounts. Thus, please don't make more out of our publishing this comment than is warranted, as this is a comment we received from one of our customers and it expresses his opinion. As for Ages' work, we rejoice whenever the truth is published, whether through others or through SWRB (as we play only a very small part in the revival of classic Reformation, Puritan and Covenanter thought that is now taking place worldwide through God's marvelous grace). The publication of the best Reformers and Puritans of the past is one of the greatest needs of our time, as this extends the blessings that come through faithful preachers and authors into our day and into the future. Lord willing, the growth in the publishing of faithful works from the past will help stem the tide of the great declension and unfaithfulness which we are now witnessing all around us, even (sadly) among many churches that still call themselves "Presbyterian" and/or "Reformed." So please pray together with us that our Lord will multiple the number of faithful publishers and publications, and that He will give many the heart to stand for the truth no matter the consequences (as He has done for our faithful forefathers, who resisted Satan and sin unto blood and even to martyrdom in many cases). -- RB.


"SWRB's Puritan and Reformation CD libraries are an invaluable source for the study of the history and theology of classic Reformation theology. The collection is remarkable not only for depth of content, but also for the rarity of many of the works. Most seminary libraries will not have even a percentage of the works available on these CD-ROMs. I cannot imagine anyone working in Reformation / historical theology that would not want to use the Puritan and Reformed libraries!"

- Phillip J. Long
Associate Prof. of New Testament
Grace Bible College
Grand Rapids, MI 49509


"I just received your CD collection. One bit of advice: you should instruct your customers to take about 1 week off just to peruse the tables of contents for these CD's, followed by another week off, in order to recover from the state of shock in which they will find themselves.

In all seriousness, this collection is almost impossible to describe. It has to be seen to be believed. As a pastor, my library has just increased dramatically. As a Ph.D. student in Puritan and Post-Reformation studies, I have immediate access to many of the same works for which I would normally need to access through rare book rooms of theological libraries.

Thank you for this labor of love. Thank you for making it accessible, both financially and technologically. May the Lord richly bless you for this service to his people."

- Yours for the faith,
Pastor David Owen Filson
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church (PCA), Nashville, TN


"You all are doing a wonderful service by making all these materials so readily available. Having them on my hard drive is BETTER than having access to a rare book library with all of them in hand... I have found the CD set invaluable as a tool of scholarship. So once again I commend you brothers for making it available."

- Dr. E. Calvin Beisner
Knox Theological Seminary
Author and Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Social Ethics

(Author of: Psalms of Promise: Celebrating the Majesty and Faithfulness of God, God in Three Persons, Answers: For Atheists, Agnostics, and Other Thoughtful Skeptics--Dialogs About Christian Faith and Life, Man, Economy, and Environment in Biblical Perspective, Where Garden Meets Wilderness: Evangelical Entry Into the Environmental Debate, Evangelical Heathenism? Examining Contemporary Revivalism, as well as other books, scholarly papers, and contributions to various anthologies).


"It's been several weeks now since I received the CDs and have had some time to digest some of them. All I can say is, "WOW!" This is truly a library like no other, and has already paid great dividends not only in my own personal worship and study, but in my teaching as well. I first balked at the price, but after seeing the vastness of the material, I almost feel as though I'm robbing you!

I pray that the Lord will allow you to get these materials into the hands of as many ministers as possible."

- Email from SC, USA


Full SWRB CD comment from Dr. Moore:

This collection of 62 CDs is a truly astounding accomplishment. There is nothing like this available to the ordinary Christian on the whole face of the earth.

Now, for the first time ever, ordinary Christians can have direct and near effortless access to the very cream of Puritan and Reformed, as well as Covenanter, literature.

These books are often in fascinating first editions and many are electronically linked and indexed for the first time. The ordinary Christian may here dig into a simply staggering wealth of literature, from devotional and sermonic material to technical and scholarly works. Even in the days of the Long Reformation itself ordinary Christians didn't get to see this kind of library -- most couldn't read for a start, and even those who could, would never have been able to afford to buy even a hundredth part of the material on these CDs. Truly we are without excuse!

And the significance of this collection goes even beyond that. No longer do we have to wait for modern Reformed publishing houses to predict that a particular Reformation or Puritan book will be sufficiently popular to make it economical to reprint, or to deem it "safe" enough to be let loose on the modern evangelical church. Rather, we are now able to see for ourselves the whole range of the Puritan and Reformed publishing enterprise, including views that are usually suppressed by most modern devotees of "Puritan" piety!

Buy these CDs while you can, and find out for yourself what the First and Second Reformations were really all about! You'll be truly amazed, and, by God's grace, will grow from being an ordinary Christian to being an extraordinary one. What they used to say of the Puritan John Flavel's preaching, can be said of these CDs: they are "hissing hot"!

- Dr Jonathan D. Moore, Cambridge, UK.
(Scholar of 16th and 17th century Calvinistic literature.)


"This side of eternity I'll never be able to repay the favor you have done mankind by bringing these... CDs together.

The first week of reading I grew more as a Christian reading those rich, pure Gospel Commentators than I have in 18 years of Christian life. After reading some of the Puritan CDs I have to get the Reformation set if it kills me. A fire is burning within me. These... CDs are liable to start a revival fire unseen in any generation... the Gospel in its pure form is seen in these... CDs.

Sir, I cant say enough. What a treasure! I'll never be able to repay you this side of heaven, but when we get there I am sure you will see the rich fruits of your labor. God bless you for not being money hungry but wanting to see Christians grow in the Lord... I love you even though we have never met, you have helped me in my Christian walk tremendously with these... CDs.

I am not bragging on the flesh, I am just giving honor where honor is due. The Holy Ghost will take these CDs and light a fire unseen and unheard of. God bless you all at Still Waters."

- Email from the USA


"Thank you so very much for the CDs.

I am amazed at the quality and quantity of the literature...

I cannot imagine any other single thing being done by any man or group of men in the earth today that is of such extensive, present, and enduring value as this CD work is.

God be praised that he uses sickly and weak men to forward his kingdom, that the work may not be mistaken to be wrought by the might of men, but by his Spirit. His strength is perfected in weakness."

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Books That Go Boom? The Explosive Effects of Books On History, Culture and the Eternal Destinies of Men by Dr. Michael Wagner

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WAGNER, Dr. MICHAEL

Another Look at Heidegger's Nazism (1994)
Contains interesting observations on the corporate identity of civil bodies (moral person), the place of the intellectual class (responsibility) and how the fear of characterizing events in terms of right and wrong (testimony) creates a moral vacuum which opens the door to tyranny. The idolatrous, humanistic notions of the Nazi's are also shown to be compatible with Heidegger's philosophy (and his actions).
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WAGNER, Dr. MICHAEL

Baptists and Infant Baptism (1996)
Wagner was converted in a fundamental Baptist church and is well acquainted with the Baptist views of baptism. Here he has produced a peaceable plea to those who still hold the views he once embraced. In it he deals with the meaning, subjects and mode of baptism; tracing the steps by which he became convinced of the Apostolic/Reformation position. This is an easy to read introduction to this important topic.
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WAGNER, Dr. MICHAEL

The Declaration of Repudiation: A Public Testimony Against Modern North American Evangelicalism (1996)
Wagner shows how modern Evangelicals have been swallowed up by the beast (civilly and ecclesiastically -- and especially in regard to doctrine) in that they now deny the most important biblical attainments of the Protestant Reformation. Arminianism (the decisionalistic free-will heresy) and man-made innovations in worship are rampant. If the Reformers were around today they would testify, as Wagner does, against modern evangelicalism -- in that the modern evangelicals have adopted more of the basic tenets of Rome than of the Reformation. "(T)he Scriptural theological attainments of the Reformation have been abandoned by modern North American Evangelicalism; and to make matters worse, an unscriptural disdain for doctrine has immunized many evangelicals from a recovery of Reformation truth," states Wagner. This book seeks to repudiate and remedy the deformation of evangelicalism.
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This book is also available on Reformation Bookshelf CD volume 17 (CD SUPER SALE) at: http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/reformation-bookshelf-CDs.htm

WAGNER, Dr. MICHAEL

The End of Canada: Divergent Political Cultures and Identities as Centrifugal Forces (1996)
Demonstrates how a lack of cultural and ethical uniformity inevitably leads to division. Looks at the Quebec situation, the Aboriginal political culture and the Reform party. The intolerance of the "tolerationists" -- that is, their intolerance of fundamentalist groups (other than themselves) -- is also touched on.
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This book is also available on Reformation Bookshelf CD volume 25 (CD SUPER SALE) at: http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/reformation-bookshelf-CDs.htm

WAGNER, Dr. MICHAEL G.

Paleopresbyterianism Versus Neopresbyterianism (1996)
Defines the major differences between "paleo" or old Presbyterianism (the position held at the Westminster Assembly, 1648) and "neo" or new (modern) Presbyterianism. Maintains and proves that the two major differences are found in the form of subscription (whether complete, as with the "paleo's," or loose [i.e. allowing for scruples], as with the "neo's") to the Westminster standards and in whether or not the Solemn League and Covenant is thought to be binding today (in its moral equity). Wagner also demonstrates how the neopresbyterians have turned away from the original Presbyterian position. The implications of this introductory booklet are far reaching and revolutionary and could easily shake the prevalent neopresbyterian establishment (PCA, OPC, etc.) to its very core.
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This book is also available on all 30 Reformation Bookshelf CDs (in the "FREE BOOKS" file) at: http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/reformation-bookshelf-CDs.htm (along with 100 other free books and articles!). It is also free on the web at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/Paleo.htm. Other free resources by Dr. Wagner are at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/freebook/mwagner.htm.


WAGNER, Dr. MICHAEL G.

A Presbyterian Political Manifesto: Presbyterianism and Civil Government (1995)

 

Using citations from great Presbyterians of the past such as Rutherfurd, Gillespie and Knox, and the thoughts of modern day Reformers and Reconstructionists, Wagner demonstrates how the impossibility of neutrality in civil matters leads inescapably to established religion. He then builds the Biblical case for establishmentarianism and deals with some of the hard questions regarding religious liberty and toleration (in such a state). He also shows how the Westminster Confession of Faith should be the doctrinal basis for the state, as well as the church (as it is a faithful summary of biblical teaching). Contains a great bibliography. This is the best short introduction dealing with this subject. Wagner has completed his Doctorate in political science at a major Canadian University.

 

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WAGNER, Dr. MICHAEL G.

Private Versus Public Education: The Alberta Debate (1995)
Though focusing on Alberta, the principles dealt with in this book can be applied throughout Canada, and in any other nations where home/private education is taking place. Describes the historical background and major episodes in this debate and then assesses the three major arguments made against private schools. Concludes by showing the superiority of private education and exposing the self serving nature of the public educator's agenda. This is Wagner's Master's Thesis.
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This book is also available on Reformation Bookshelf CD volume 22 (CD SUPER SALE) at: http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/reformation-bookshelf-CDs.htm

WAGNER, Dr. MICHAEL

Up From Reconstructionism; or, A Short History of the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton (1996)
Wagner, who has a PhD in political science, traces the theological journey of the PRC of Edmonton -- from a Reconstructionist congregation to its present adoption of the covenanted attainments of the second Reformation. He notes where and why Reconstruction has been helpful to the PRC and also shows where and why it has been a hindrance to further Reformation. The paradigms Wagner deals with (in his characteristically irenic style) should be familiar to most Reformed Christians -- making this book an exceedingly helpful introduction to some much larger and more complex areas of thought. The major differences between the testimony of the Reformers (of the 16th and 17th centuries) and the testimony of the modern Reconstructionists is laid out and contrasted in an easy to understand format. Having been a Reconstructionist, Wagner has insights others dealing with Reconstructionism (from the outside) have completely missed. Furthermore, many modern Reconstructionist critiques are miserably flawed and full of heresy and poor scholarship themselves -- thus they lack credibility among those who seek a fair assessment of Christian Reconstruction. This can not be said of this book and we hope that it will encourage Reconstructionists and non-Reconstructionists alike to return to the old paths of the Apostles and our Presbyterian and Reformed forefathers. Books like this (and his previous works) place Wagner among a growing body of young authors, all well studied in theology and history, who are now calling for a third Reformation.
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WAITE, D.A.

Heresies of Westcott and Hort: As Seen In Their Own Writings (1979)
"Regardless of what side of the Westcott and Hort textual criticism of the traditional Greek text which underlies our Authorized (King James) version of 1611, I believe it is of the utmost importance to see once and for all that the leaders in the textual revolution which unseated the traditional received Greek text from its place of undisputed prominence for over 15 centuries, were not, as most of the evangelical and fundamentalist world today believes, fundamentalists, or even orthodox in many of their beliefs. It is my personal belief that this heterodoxy on their part blinded their intellects, and prejudiced them adversely and unfairly in the textual theories of the Greek New Testament" writes Waite. Chapter one includes background information to this debate, with the following chapters dealing with the various theological heresies of Westcott and Hort. In these chapters we find numerous heresies involving the person and work of Christ, the doctrine of salvation (including proof that Westcott embraced Universalism and various other errors on the atonement) and errors on the doctrines of Inspiration and Inerrancy (plus much more). Though some of Waite's own Fundamentalist/Premillennial confusion is included in this book, there is much research and information that can be gleaned from this title which is useful. So chew up the meat and spit out the bones. 42 pages.
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WALKER, NORMAN

Scottish Church History

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WALKER, PATRICK (Compiler)

Biographia Presbyteriana (2 volumes, 1827 edition)

 

Volume one covers the lives and remarkable testimonies of Alexander Peden (also know as Peden the Prophet, because of the extraordinary [and always accurate] prophecies that God gave him throughout his life), John Semple, John Welwoold and Richard Cameron. Volume two covers the lives of Donald Cargill, Walter Smith, and James Renwick. Walker's advantage in writing of these men, as Hay Fleming points out, can be seen in

 

that he lived in the times of which he wrote, that he personally knew many of the Covenanters and martyrs of whom he wrote, and that he was himself a shrewd observer and was endowed with a tenacious memory.

 

Walker himself had endured imprisonment and torture for Christ's Covenanted cause and Burton writes that his "unadorned descriptions of suffering and heroism convey a lesson to the heart which no genius or learning could strengthen."

 

Pertaining to Peden's prophetic gifts, note the following two testimonies (and Walker includes a great number of similar accounts in this book),

 

In the year 1689, after the murdering of Mr. Cameron, and these Worthies with him at Airdsmoss, he (Peden--RB) was near Machline in the Shire of Air. One Robert Brown of Crosshouse, who lived near the Newmills, and one Hugh Pinaneve Factor to the Earl of Lowdon, stabled their horse in that house where he was, and went to a fair in Machline: And in the afternoon, when they came to take their horse, they got a drink; and in the time of it, the said Hugh, a wicked wretch both in principle and practice, brake out in railing against the sufferers (i.e. the faithful Covenanters--RB), particularly against Mr. Cameron. Mr. Peden being in another room, over-hearing all, was so grieved, that he came to the Chamber-door, and said to the said Hugh, Sir, hold your peace; ere Twelve a clock you shall know what for a man Mr. Cameron was; God shall punish that blasphemous mouth and cursed tongue of yours, in such a manner as shall be astonishing and affrighting to all that shall see you; and shall set you up as a beacon to all railing Rabshakehs. Robert Brown, knowing Mr. Peden, hasted to his horse, being persuaded that Mr. Peden's words would not fall to the ground, and fearing that some mischief might befall him for being in the said Hugh's company. They rode hard home; Robert went to his own house, and Hugh to the Earl's house; and casting off his boots, he was struck with such sickness and pain through his body, with his mouth so wide, and his tongue hanging so far out in a fearful manner, they sent for the said Robert, being used to take blood: he got some blood of him, but all in vain; he died before midnight. The said Robert, an old man, told me this passage, when in prison together (p. 51).

 

"...the same night after this discourse, while about family worship, about ten or eleven of the clock, explaining the portion of Scripture he (Peden--RB) read, he suddenly halted, and hearkened, and said three times over, 'What's this I hear?' and hearkened again a little time, and clapt his hands and said, 'I hear a dead shot at the throne of Britain; let him go yonder, he has been a black sight to these lands, especially to poor Scotland; we're well quit of him; there has been many a wasted prayer wearied on him.' And it was concluded by all, the same hour, in the same night, that unhappy man Charles the II died. I had this account from John Muirhead and others, who were present, and confirmed in the truth of them by some worthy Christians, when I was in Ireland" (p. 56).

 

There are few things like the life stories of faithful Christians who have been persecuted and even martyred for faithfulness to the whole counsel of God to stir the soul to greater diligence and zeal in all areas of holiness. Indexed, over 700 pages.

 

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WALKER, PATRICK

Six Saints of the Covenant (2 volumes, 1901)

 

Covers the lives of Peden, Semple, Welwood, Cameron, Cargill and Smith. These two volumes are edited with illustrative documents, introduction, notes, and a glossary by David Hay Fleming. Walker's advantage in writing of these men, as Hay Fleming points out, can be seen in "that he lived in the times of which he wrote, that he personally knew many of the Covenanters and martyrs of whom he wrote, and that he was himself a shrewd observer and was endowed with a tenacious memory." Walker himself had endured imprisonment and torture for the Covenanted cause of Christ and Burton writes that his "unadorned descriptions of suffering and heroism convey a lesson to the heart which no genius or learning could strengthen." 629 pages, indexed.

 

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WALL, WILLIAM
The History of Infant Baptism
([1705, 1711, 1720] 1889, 4 volumes)

Very rare and considered the CLASSIC set in this field of study (due to the detailed and exhaustive research of Mr. Wall), we have published all four volumes -- including the last two which turned Wall's research into a stirring debate.

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For the first two volumes we have used the 1889 (two volume) edition because they are far easier to read (as they contain modern style fonts); volume three is the 1711 edition and volume four the 1720 edition. This set provides English translation for a large amount of intriguing material on baptism from the early church that is otherwise unavailable to English-only readers. 1647 pages.

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WALLACE, JAMES

The Amendment of the Federal Constitution (1865)
An address before the Christian Association for national Reformation, of Southern Illinois. Wallace contends, "The duty of nations to acknowledge the true God, and submit themselves to Jesus Christ as their Lawgiver and King, is of the highest importance, and underlies all moral and political questions." Though of historical interest, this short piece sets forth a somewhat muted "Covenanter" stance. 15 pages.
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WALTON, ROBERT

Chronological and Background Charts of Church History
A collection of 84 charts summarizing the key persons, events, dates, and ideas of church history -- from ancient to modern European and American (with index and bibliography).
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WARD, SAMUEL

Sermons

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WARNE, JONATHAN

Arminianism: The Back-Door To Popery (1738, 2007)

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WATSON, JEAN
Life and Times of Rev. Alexander Peden (the Prophet) , and James Renwick

"If Peden was the John the Baptist of the Covenant, Renwick was John the Evangelist," writes Ker in his introduction. "There is no doubt that these courageous men were instrumental in carrying the covenanted testimony through some very dark and trying days -- and each blessed of God with extraordinary gifts. Their work and suffering (and that of many others) is commemorated in a stanza from a poem quoted at the head of the section on Peden. It reads:

"Speed on, thou Covenanted cause!
God's blessing upon thee!
Baptized in Scotland's dearest blood albeit thou needs must be:
Christ came not to send peace on earth, only may that red rain,
Still fructify thy living seed, till His return again!"

"In that memorable 50 years' struggle (1638-1688), there is gathered a mass of religious intensity, sacrifice and scholarship, such as perhaps no other period of Scottish history can excel. It is estimated that 18,000 people suffered poverty, torture, banishment, or death. Truly the hills were drenched with the blood of the martyrs. Scotland has had two Reformations -- the first in the 16th century, associated with the name of John Knox; the second in the 17th century, enriched by a galaxy of famous men" (Cameron, Peden the Prophet, p. 1).

This book deals will two of the "stars" in this galaxy. Alexander Peden was universally known as the Prophet of the Covenant. For 23 years, this exiled minister roamed the Scottish country side to evade persecution Ker called him the "John the Baptist of the Scottish Covenant."

Renwick was the last, and among the most eloquent, of the martyrs of the "killing times." Ker writes that "[t]he letters of Renwick remind one not unfrequently of those of Rutherford."

Stirring history full of edifying truth, not only concerning personal piety and faithful endurance amidst much suffering, but also as a reminder as to how much we owe the Scottish Covenanters for their testimony to biblically based civil and religious order, purity of worship, and an uncompromising love for the truth. Includes some letters and sermons by Peden and some letters from Renwick. 208 pages.

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Thomas Watson on Books

Get books into your houses, when you have not the spring near you, then get some water into your cisterns; so when you have not that wholesome preaching that you desire, good books are cisterns that hold the water of life in them to refresh you; so, when you find a chillness upon your souls, and that your former heat begins to abate, ply yourselves with warm clothes, get those good books that may acquaint you with such truths as may warm and affect your hearts.

Thomas Watson (1633-1686)


WATSON, THOMAS

All Things for Good

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WATSON, THOMAS
The Art of Divine Contentment

A reprint of the 1835 Religious Tract Society. Contains Watson's treatment of Philippians 4:11, 'I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content.' Not available in any of Watson's other books in print today. 250 pages.

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WATSON, THOMAS

The Beatitudes
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WATSON, THOMAS

A Body of Divinity Contained in Sermons Upon the Westminster Assembly's Catechism

 

The first book published by the Banner of Truth Trust, this has been one of the best sellers and consistently the most useful and influential of their publications. There are several reason for this:

 

1. The subject of the book. It deals with foremost doctrinal and experimental truths of the Christian Faith.

 

2. The means of instruction used. It is based on the Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism, in which the main principles of Christianity that lie scattered in the Scriptures are brought together and set forth in the form of question and answer. This Catechism is unsurpassed for its 'terse exactitude of definition" and logical elaboration' of the fundamentals.

 

3. The style of the author. Watson conveys his thorough doctrinal and experimental knowledge of the truth in such an original, concise, pithy, pungent, racy, rich and illustrative style that he is rightly regarded as the most readable of the Puritans (backcover).

 

For "part two" of Watson's work on the Shorter Catechism see The Ten Commandments below.

 

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WATSON, THOMAS

The Christian Soldier; or, Heaven Taken By Storm. Shewing the Holy Violence Christian is to Put Forth in the Pursuit After Glory (1810)

 

The Christian life is a battle and this battle will only be won by those that avail themselves of all the weapons and strength that God gives. Watson, a master teacher concerning the practical aspects of the Christian's "heart life," explains how to vigorously pursue the high calling of the Christian life, and how to win the war with the world, the flesh and the devil. 173 pages.

 

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We know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8: 28).

WATSON, THOMAS

A Divine Cordial, or, The transcendent priviledge of those that love God and are savingly called (1663)

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There are two things, which I have always looked upon as difficult. The one is, to make the wicked sad; the other is, to make the godly joyful. Dejection in the godly arises from a double spring: either because their inward comforts are darkened, or their outward comforts are disturbed. To cure both these troubles, I have put forth this ensuing piece, hoping, by the blessing of God, it will buoy up their desponding hearts, and make them look with a more pleasant aspect. I would prescribe them to take, now and then, a little of this Cordial: all things work together for good to them that love God. To know that nothing hurts the godly, is a matter of comfort; but to be assured that all things which fall out shall co operate for their good, that their crosses shall be turned into blessings, that showers of affliction water the withering root of their grace and make it flourish more; this may fill their hearts with joy till they run over.

- Thomas Watson (Preface)

Table of Contents

Title Page

Extract from the Preface

Introduction

The best things work for good to the godly

The worst things work for good to the godly

Why all things work for good

Of love to God

The tests of love to God

An exhortation to love God

Effectual calling

Exhortations to those who are called

Concerning God‚s purpose

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WATSON, THOMAS

The Doctrine of Repentance
"Knowing what repentance is, and actually repenting are essential to true Christianity. Jesus Christ himself said that if we do not repent, we will perish! It is vital, therefore, to read and study what Scripture has to say about this theme. Few better guides have existed in this or any other area of spiritual experience than Thomas Watson. He was a master of both Scripture and the human heart, and wrote with a simplicity and directness that keeps his work fresh and powerful.
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WATSON, THOMAS

The Duty of Self-Denial and Ten Other Sermons

"The title treatise, eight chapters long, and seven of the ten other sermons, have not been reprinted since the 17th century. These sermons have been completely retypeset and updated for easier reading, 205 pages" (SDG). Classic Puritan preaching which is easy-to-read and easy-to-understand!

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WATSON, THOMAS

The Godly Man's Picture

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WATSON, THOMAS

How We May Read the Scriptures with Most Spiritual Profit (1674, reprinted 1844)
Based on Deut. 17:19, "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." Watson basically expands on what every well catechized Presbyterian child knows early in life: "That the Word may become effectual to salvation, we must attend thereunto with diligence, preparation, and prayer; receive it with faith and love, lay it up in our hearts, and practise it in our lives" (Answer 90, Westminster Shorter Catechism).
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WATSON, THOMAS

The Lord's Prayer

Watson's three works on the Westminster Shorter Catechism are concluded by his exposition of the Lord's Prayer. In this book he analyses in detail the Preface to the prayer and the six petitions which make it up. His treatment of the second petition ("thy Kingdom come') is exceptionally full and illuminating, This book affords instruction and practical help to praying Christians (backcover).

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WATSON, THOMAS

The Ten Commandments

In this book Watson (c. 1620-1686) continues his exposition of the Shorter Catechism drawn up by the Westminster Assembly. Watson was one of the most popular preachers in London during the Puritan era... The series of three volumes, of which this is the second (the Body of Divinity is first and The Lord's Prayer third), makes an ideal introduction to Puritan literature. There are few matters about which the Puritans differ more from present-day Christians than in their assessment of the importance of the ten commandments. The commandments, they held, are the first thing in Christianity which the natural man needs to be taught and they should be the daily concern of the Christian to the last. In this book Watson examines the moral law as a whole as well as bringing out the meaning and force of each particular commandment. In view of the important function of the law in Christian life and evangelism, this is a most valuable volume (backcover).

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WEBSTER, WILLIAM

The Church of Rome at the Bar of History
The Church of Rome has long maintained that she is changeless in her message and authority, standing from the first, and through the ages, by one faith. William Webster analyses this claim and shows from the facts of history that this claim is unfounded and that modern Roman Catholicism is not only different from, but contrary to, what the early church fathers taught. Webster's writing is not harsh, but rather warm as he writes with a heart-felt interest in the welfare of the men and women who are now in a position which was once his own.
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WEEKS, NOEL

The Sufficiency of Scripture
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WELCH, JOHN

Forty-Eight Select Sermons Preached by that Eminent and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, Mr. John Welch, Sometime Minister of the Gospel in Air (1752)

Welch was John Knox's son-in-law. Sermons included in this volume deal with the general judgement, repentance, Christian warfare, the freedom of the saints, the believer's security, God's everlasting love and various other topics. Two sermons preached by the author immediately before his imprisonment for the cause of Christ are also included; along with the history of Welch's life and sufferings. Over 540 pages.

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WELSH, JOHN

The Great Gospel Summons to Close with Christ Under the Pain of the Highest Rebellion Against the God of Heaven (1676)
An evangelistic sermon on Isaiah 53:5, "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." Welsh, a Covenanter, was ejected in 1662. After his ejection he almost immediately began preaching in the fields (to as many as 10,000 hearers). He was also a great grandson of John Knox and "in spite of his reputation, the frequency, duration and public nature of his preaching, and a large price on his head, Welsh was never apprehended and, retiring to London after Bothwell Bridge, died in peace," writes David Lachman (Cameron, ed., Dictionary of Scottish Church History & Theology
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WELWOOD, JOHN

Heartwork, Assurance and National Judgement
Although Welwood focuses on personal sanctification, searching out the differences between hypocrites and true believers, he does not leave national issues untouched. He shows how God's anger builds in the life of backsliding individuals, churches and nations and how sometimes faithful individuals are swept away in the deluge that ensues as God's wrath is poured out upon the earth. The situation in Scotland at the time of this sermon (c. 1678) provides a perfect example illustrating this point. The forces of Antichrist (Royalist and Prelatical) were hounding the faithful Covenanters and many were suffering (even unto death) on account of their faithfulness to second Reformation attainments and covenant engagements (in the battle for the crown rights of King Jesus). At this point Welwood seeks to comfort and strengthen those saints suffering under the hand of these wicked, persecuting, "incarnate devils" -- as Welwood calls them. Occasional hearing, unlawful authorities in church and state and neutrality in the cause of Christ are all sternly rebuked. There is great edification here as this sermon encourages the Christian in his unrelenting battle against sin and defection (individually and in his duties relative to the church and state). This sermon is read (by Ruling Elder Lyndon Dohms) from the book Sermons in Times of Persecution in Scotland, by Suffers for the Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ
($19.99). Regarding the preacher, this arresting account of one of Welwood's last sermons is recounted in Sermons in Times of Persecution,

Preaching at Boulterhall, in Fife, from the text, "not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called," he remarked toward the conclusion, "If that unhappy Prelate Sharp die the death of all men, God never spoke by me" (Sharp was an ex-Resolutioner turned Prelate, who became archbishop of St. Andrews -- from his position as President of the notorious Court of High Commission he played a major role in the merciless persecution and slaughter of the Covenanters -- RB). A servant of the Archbishop was one of the audience, having come with a brother with whom he had been sojourning who lived in the neighbourhood. The livery of the servant attracted the notice of the preacher, who concluded, and rightly too, that he was in the Prelate's service. Having, after the sermon was ended, desired this man to stand up, as he had a message to deliver to him, Welwood proceeded to say:--"I desire you, before all these witnesses, when thou goest home, to tell thy master that his treachery, tyranny, and wicked life are near an end, and his death shall be at once sudden, surprising, and bloody; and as he hath thirsted after and shed the blood of the saints, he shall not go to his own grave in peace." When Sharp was informed of these words of the minister he made light of them, but his wife said, "I advise you to take more notice of that, for I hear that these men's words are not in vain" (pp. 340-341).

Of course, in 1679, a Covenanter contingent of nine men providentially met with Sharp's coach on Magus Muir (near St. Andrews). There they avenged (Acts 7:24) the death of so many of their brethren (who were murdered at the hands of this merciless madman, Sharp) and the Archbishop took up his eternal abode among the devils that deceived him. These were trying times for the people of God and the sermons that these dark days produced are unlike any others that you will likely hear or read.
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WESLEY, JOHN

JOHN WESLEY TAUGHT BAPTISMAL REGENERATION AND PRAYER FOR THE DEAD (ALONG WITH OTHER HERESIES AND POPISH NONSENSE)

"It is amazing that any true evangelical Calvinist would ever quote John Wesley with approval, either in speech or in writing," wrote the late Rev. J.P. MacQueen, London. "He (Wesley-ed.) bitterly hated and rejected Calvinism, while he taught a theory of justification practically identical with sanctification. His apologists have tried to persuade their readers that Wesley's Sacramentalism was 'merely an Oxford phase, and that it disappeared when he entered upon active evangelistic effort.' His treatise on Baptism, which he published in 1756, proves the contrary: 'By water, then, as a means -- the water of baptism -- we are regenerated or born again, whence it is also called by the Apostle the washing of regeneration. Herein a principle of grace is infused which will not be wholly taken away unless we quench the Holy Spirit of God by long-continued wickedness.' If the foregoing quotation does not embody the false doctrine of baptismal regeneration, one does not know what does. Wesley commended the same so-called 'devotional literature' as the Oxford Tractarians, such as the works of Romanists like Thomas a Kempis, Francois de Sales, and Cardinal Bona. He even published the 'Introduction to a Devout Life' by Francois de Sales, the sworn foe of Calvinism, in 1750. He advocated prayers for the dead, justifying himself thus: 'Prayer for the dead, the faithful departed, in the advocacy of which I conceive myself clearly justified.'" (Works, ed. 1872, IX. 55). The blessed departed are beyond the need of the poor sin-stained prayers of the Church militant, for they are perfect in holiness.

- William MacLean, Arminianism: Another Gospel - Wesley, Moody, Billy Graham, Quotes By Calvin, Spurgeon, Edwards, Owen, Rutherford, Hodge, et al.

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WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY (John Wallis, D.D., secretary)

A Brief and Easy Explanation of the Shorter Catechism, Presented by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, to both Houses of Parliament, and by them Approved. Eighth edition, 1662.

John Wallis was an English minister during the seventeenth century. According to James Darling's Cyclopaedia Bibliographica (http://www.swrb.com/catalog/D.htm), Wallis was one of the secretaries to the Westminster Assembly in 1644. Later, he became a professor at Oxford.

In a brief note entitled "To the Reader" at the beginning of the piece, Wallis states what he has done with the Catechism to make it easier to understand:

That which I have done in it, is only the adding of those shorter questions, which are answered by Yes, or No, standing directly opposite to them, whereby several particulars of the large Answer are distinctly pointed to, and briefly explained to the apprehension of weak capacities, which they would be apt either not to observe, or not to understand, if they did only learn that large Answer by rote. All which is done without charging the learners memory: for to answer these short questions, is not so much an exercise of the memory, as of the judgment, being able to distinguish between the truth and falsehood; assenting to the one, and denying the other.

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The Directory For Family-Worship (1647) and The Directory for the Publick Worship of God (1645)

 

It doesn't get any better than this! These are the documents approved by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in her purest days. Reproduced in large print for easy reading. The Directory for Family Worship lays out the Biblical path to piety and uniformity in secret and private (family) worship, for godly edification. The Directory for Public Worship aimed at fulfilling the Reformation goals of covenanted uniformity in religion between the churches of Christ in the kingdoms of Scotland, England and Ireland.

 

"Behind its production lay extensive discussion of the proper application of the Puritan regulative principle reducing elements of acceptable worship to what is prescribed or necessarily deducible from Scripture alone... It contains perhaps the finest brief description of expository preaching to be found in the English language" (Cameron, ed., Dictionary of Scottish Church History, p. 864).

 

During the days of the second Reformation Gillespie notes that "(t)he parliament hath also, by their ordinance dated the 23d of August 1645, imposed the Directory of Worship under certain mulcts and penalties to be inflicted upon such as do not observe it, or preach or write against it" ("Miscellany Questions" in Gillespie's Works, p. 87). Oh, for the days of comprehensive, full-orbed, God honoring Reformation like that again! An indispensable document for those who are Presbyterian's. However, it can also be very helpful to all those who seek to worship the LORD in spirit and in truth, regardless of denominational affiliation. These two fine historic documents have yet to be equalled in terms of the intent and purpose for which they were originally produced.

 

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WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY

Propositions Concerning Church Government and Ordination of Ministers (1647)
Classic Presbyterianism! 26 pages. Also see: Ordinance for Settling Presbyterial Government in the Church of England
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WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY

The Reasons Presented by the Dissenting Brethren Against Certain Propositions Concerning Presbyterial Government. And the Proofs of them Voted by the Assembly of Divines, sitting by authority of Parliament, at Westminster. Together With the Answer of the Assembly of Divines to those Reasons of Dissent (1648)

 

It is interesting to note, as Hetherington points out in his History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines (p. 220), that,

 

(i)n their answer, the Assembly Divines seem almost to have been ashamed to analyze and expose the weak sophistry of the Dissenting Brethren's argument... but by availing themselves of the concessions made by the Independents in the course of their own illustrations, they completely overthrow the whole Congregational theory.

 

Regarding the book itself Hetherington writes,

 

These reasons of Dissent, and the Answers by the Assembly, occupied the attention of that venerable body during the conclusion of the year 1644, and the early part of the year 1645; and when fully completed, both the reasons and the answers were submitted to the consideration of the Parliament for a considerable time, and when the discussions of the Assembly had terminated, an order was issued by the House of Lords, on the 24th of January 1648 (or 1647, according to their style), that these reasons and answers should be printed from the papers in the hands of Adoniram Byfield, one of the Assembly's scribes, after having been inspected by Messrs Goodwin and Whittaker, to secure their genuineness and authenticity; and they were published in the same year... In the year 1652, the same publication received a new title-page, and was called The Grand Debate concerning Presbytery and Independency, by the Assembly of Divines convened at Westminster by authority of Parliament (History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, pp. 221-222).

 

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WESTMINSTER DIVINES

The Westminster Confession of Faith

 

"The product of Puritan conflict," stated Shedd, reaching "a perfection of statement never elsewhere achieved."

 

"All that learning the most profound and extensive, intellect the most acute and searching, and piety the most sincere and earnest, could accomplish, was thus concentrated in the Westminster Assembly's Confession of Faith, which may be safely termed the most perfect statement of Systematic Theology ever framed by the Christian Church," writes Hetherington in The History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines (p. 345, emphasis added).

 

"These are worth an hundred victories on the battle field. We do not fear to say of them that they are the finest transfusion into uninspired language of the sublime, awful, blessed truths of the Word of God which the Church has as yet been honored to make... Never can the Covenanters be robbed of the immortal honor of having, while at the summit of their power, published this great principle to the world" noted J.A. Wylie, in praise of the Westminster Standards (cited in Johnston's Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 101).

 

"As truly as in the cases of the Nicene and Chalcedonian formularies, the Westminster Standards mark an epoch in the history of human reflection on the truths of the gospel--an epoch in the attainment and registry of doctrinal truth; and as truly in the one case as in the other the statements they give of the truths that fall in their sphere are scientifically final. All attempts at restatement must either repeat their definitions or fall away from the purity of their conceptions or the justness of their language." (Benjamin B. Warfield, "The Significance of the Westminster Standards as a Creed," 1897)

 

Concerning the Westminster Shorter Catechism, which is one of the items also included in this book, Mitchell, in his Westminster Assembly: Its History and Standards, notes: "...it is a thoroughly Calvinistic and Puritan catechism, the ripest fruit of the Assembly's thought and experience, maturing and finally fixing the definitions of theological terms to which Puritanism for half a century had been leading up and gradually coming closer and closer to in its legion of catechisms" (p. 431).

 

Richard Baxter said of Westminster Shorter Catechism, "It is the best Catechism I ever saw -- a most excellent sum of the Christian faith and doctrine, and a fit test to try the orthodoxy of its teachers."

 

The Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) is the greatest of all the creeds of the Christian church. The church of Christ cannot be creedless and live. Especially in an age of doubt and confusion, it is her duty to define and proclaim the one true Reformed faith. Nowhere has the Reformed church done this so effectively as in the Westminster family of documents.

 

This book represents Reformed thinking at its purest and best. It was intended, as part of the covenanted reformation taking place during its compilation, to be adopted as the binding confessional standard for every individual, family, school, court, church, and legislature in the British Isles -- and all the King's dominions (including Canada, the United States, Australia, etc.). The Westminster standards were produced in fulfilment of the Solemn League and Covenant, an international covenant with God and some of the most powerful nations on earth at the time of its publication. This covenant and these standards were produced to provide the blueprint for all levels of society to come into obedience to the Word of God in its fullness. Study the documents contained in this book carefully and we think that you will see why this same goal should be covenanted to by all serious minded followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

This is the definitive edition of the WCF and its many related documents. It contains Manton's "Epistle to the Reader," "The Larger Catechism," "The Shorter Catechism," "The Sum of Saving Knowledge," "The National Covenant (1638)," "The Solemn League and Covenant (1643)," "Acknowledgment of Publick Sins and Breaches of the Covenant (1648)," "The Directory for the Publick Worship of God (1645)," "The Form of Presbyterial Church Government (1645)," "The Directory for Family Worship (1647)," an extensive index and more! "Every effort has been made, by sparing no expense or labour... to render it the Standard Edition," note the publishers. An essential book for every Christian home, church, and state! Next to the Bible itself, no other book can furnish you with as much necessary spiritual information.

 

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WESTMINSTER DIVINES & OTHER PURITANS (Gouge, Gataker, et al.)

The Westminster Annotations and Commentary on the Whole Bible (6 volumes, 1657)

 

The original title read: "Annotations Upon all the Books of the Old and New Testament: This Third, above the First and Second, Edition so enlarged, As they make an entire Commentary on the Sacred Scriptures: The like never before published in English. Wherein the Text is Explained, Doubts Resolved, Scripture Parallel'd, and Various Readings observed; By the Labour of certain Learned Divines thereunto appointed, and therein employed, As is expressed in the Preface." The preface (found in the first volume) recounts not only a short history of the English Bible, but sets forth the great advantage to true Religion which accrues (contrary to the mysticism of the Anabaptists and the anti-intellectualism of the modern backsliding church) when faithful notes are "bound in" with the Scripture text -- this bringing forth nothing different than the effect generated (through God's grace) by faithful preaching, faithful commentaries, faithful creeds, faithful covenants, faithful confessions, etc. Pointing out that this blessing from God was never more obvious than in the case of the Geneva Bible ($299.00, leather hardcover) and its marginal notes (and that the people knew it to be so when they were left with Bibles without annotations honoring to God), the preface further states, "hence were divers of the Stationers and Printers of London induced (by the people--RB) to petition the committee of the Honourable House of Commons, for licence to print the Geneva notes upon the Bible, or that some notes might be fitted to the new translation: which was accordingly granted, with an order for review and correction of those of the Geneva edition, by leaving out such of them as there was cause to dislike, by clearing those that were doubtful, and by supplying such as were defective. For which purpose letters were directed to some of us from the Chair of the Committee for Religion (in 1648--RB), and personal invitations to others, to undertake and divide the task among us, and so cometh in our part, whereof we shall give the world a true and just account in that which followeth." The detailed account which follows in the preface is fascinating, mentioning, among many other things, the divines' "use of... the Dutch Bibles... set forth at... Holland, by order of the States."

 

The diligence given, the energy expended, the obvious humility, and the fearful trembling before God's Word which is evident in these commentators makes this truly a classic Puritan work -- a work of great value! Just knowing, as Barker points out, that this commentary was "prepared mostly by Westminster divines, by order of Parliament, at the time of the Assembly" (Puritan Profiles, p. 37), certainly bodes well for the level of scholarship it contains. Moreover, with Gouge, one of the most respected English Covenanters at the Assembly playing a major role, the thoughtful student of Scripture and history ought to take note: for a theological feast of mature Puritan thought surely awaits those that sup at this table. Esteemed, by the mid-1640's, "as the father of the London Ministers," Gouge was elected as Assessor for the Westminster Assembly on Nov. 25, 1647. His detractors sometimes called him an "arch Puritan" (cf. Ibid., p. 35). Dr. Gouge's "share of the useful work consisted of Kings, and the subsequent books down to Esther, inclusive" (Smith, Select Memoirs of English and Scottish Divines, p. 534). Most of the others chosen to this work had similar credentials, though not all exhibit equal proficiency and some later backslid from attainments reached at this point. Nevertheless, when the commentators were first chosen, these Annotations were produced by some of the most qualified English Puritans -- as a historical high water mark for Puritan scholarship was beginning to crest. Furthermore, in prosecuting this work the divines note, "therefore we have put ourselves to much more pains (for many months) in consulting with many more authors, in several languages, than at first we thought of, that (for the propriety of the original text, for pertinent and profitable variety of versions, for consonancy of parallel Scriptures, and for perspicuity in clearing of the darkest places) we might bring in such observations, as might not only serve to edify the ordinary reader, but might likewise gratify our brethren of the ministry, at least such among them, as have not the means to purchase, or leisure to pursue, so many books, as (by order of the Committee) we were furnished with all, for the finishing of the work, committed to our hands" (preface). As the work wore on, however, it became apparent that the original intention (of printing these annotations as marginal notes in the Bible) would no longer fit the scope and length of commentary that had been produced. Thus, the notes were not added to the Scriptures directly, but rather published as a separate commentary (which we are offering here) -- except that we have divided the work into six volumes rather than the original two, because of logistics.

 

Brook calls this a "useful work" and says of its authors that "several of them were celebrated puritans" (Lives of the Puritans, vol. 3, p. 221n). Spurgeon comments that it "contains valuable remarks" and that "the work is probably less esteemed than it should be" (Commenting and Commentaries). In "A Narrative of His Life and Death" prefixed to volume one of Gouge's three volume commentary on Hebrews ($99.00 HP, $59.99 P), we also find this note, "He was likewise chosen by a Committee of Parliament, among others, to make Annotations upon the Bible, being well-known to be a judicious interpreter of Scripture. How well he hath performed his trust is evident to all that read the annotations from the beginning of the first book of Kings unto Job, which was his part." Furthermore, Neal, in his history, furnishes us with a helpful (though partial) list of each of the specific authors and books of the Bible they worked on in the Annotations. He writes, "Those with asterisks were not of the assembly. Rev. Mr. Ley, subdean of Chester (The commentary on the five books of Moses), Dr. Gouge (1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther), *Mr. Meric Casaubon (The Psalms), Mr Francis Taylor (Proverbs), Dr. Reynolds (Ecclesiastes), *Mr Smallwood, recommended by archbishop Usher (Solomon's Song), Mr. Gataker (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations), *Mr. Pemberton in the first edition and *Bishop Richardson in the second (Ezekiel, Daniel, and the smaller Prophets), Mr. Ley (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John), Dr. D. Featly... (St. Paul's Epistles). There were two other persons concerned in this work, who might probably have the other parts of Scripture allotted them, not here mentioned, viz. Mr. Downham and Mr. Reading" (pp. 504-505).

 

Additionally, as should be evident, the Annotations were not, strictly speaking, a work of the Westminster Assembly per se, but rather a work primarily by men who attended the Westminster Assembly -- including a few others chosen to this task by Parliament. Notwithstanding, we thought it prudent to title this work in accord with one of the primary names by which it has come to be commonly known (i.e "The Westminster Annotations"). As with much of the literature that was produced by those attending the Westminster Assembly, or by those sympathetic to their work, the modern reader has much to gain by carefully considering the words of these spiritual giants. This work is no exception and we pray that this newly published edition will strengthen and unite the church, turn individuals to righteousness, uplift the family, and help direct the nations to the covenanting love that surrounded the work at the Westminster Assembly in the seventeenth century -- and in all this bring glory to God! 2383 (8.5" X 11") pages.

 

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WHITAKER, WILLIAM

A Disputation on Holy Scripture, Against the Papists, Especially Bellarmine and Stapleton

(Originally written in 1588; 1610 [Latin], 1849 English edition translated by Fitzgerald)

 

The apostate (now) Roman Catholic apologist, Scott Hahn, in his book Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism, speaks of the extensive reading of pro- and anti-Romanist literature he had done as he was led down the road to Rome from modern Calvinism. Among other reasons he lists for his declension, one major factor was what he saw to be the lack of cogent reply from modern "Protestants," including Dr. John Gerstner, to the arguments of the Roman Catholic Church. Notwithstanding that there are serious reasons to doubt Hahn's credibility and integrity (for example, he paints out Luther and Calvin to teach only a formal, "courtroom language" view of justification: "Luther and Calvin explained this [justification] exclusively in terms of courtroom language. But I was beginning to see that, far more than simply being a judge, God was our Father. Far more than simply being criminals, we were runaways. Far more than the New Covenant being made in a courtroom, it was fashioned by God in a family room." -- p. 30; for refutation of this ridiculous, slanderous caricature, see Luther's Small Catechism, question on "Our Father who art in heaven;" Calvin's Institutes, Book III, 20.36ff; Robert Dabney's Systematic Theology, p. 627; Westminster Confession of Faith, chapter 12; etc., etc.), had he read this work by William Whitaker (and it is our prayer that he may still perhaps do so), he would have found more than a lifetime of Romanist readings and reasonings could overcome.

 

Whitaker's design (prosecuted throughout his lifetime) was to deal systematically with the major points of controversy between the Protestants and the Roman Catholics; his Disputation on Holy Scripture was the first in this series, and the only one translated from Latin into English (of which we are aware). In his dedicatory epistle to William Cecil and his preface to his Cambridge audience, he describes his opponents, especially the Jesuits, and then his confidence in Christ and His truth to overcome them:

 

Amongst these locusts [Rev. 9:3], -- that is, as very learned men justly deem, amongst the innumerable troops of monks -- none, as we before said, have ever appeared, more keen, or better prepared and equipped for doing mischief, than are the Jesuits at this present day; who in a short space have surpassed all other societies of that kind in numbers, in credit, and in audacity. Other monks, following the rule and practice of former times, lived in general a life of leisure and inactivity, and spent their time, not in reading and the study of the sciences, but in repeating by the [hour]glass certain offices for the canonical hours, which contributed nothing to the advancement of either learning or religion. But the Jesuits have pursued a far different course. They have left the shade of ancient sloth and inactivity, in which the other monks had grown grey, and have come forth to engage in toils, to treat of arts and sciences, to undertake and carry through an earnest struggle for the safety of the common interest. It hath come to be understood, that the cause of Rome, which, shaken by the perilous blows dealt on every side by men of ability and learning, had begun in many parts to totter and give way, could never be defended or maintained, except by learned and diligent and active champions.... Among these Jesuits, Robert Bellarmine, a native of Italy, hath now for several years obtained a great and celebrated name.... Now, therefore, Bellarmine is cried up by his party as an invincible champion, as one with whom none of our men would dare to engage, whom nobody can answer, and whom if any one should hope to conquer, they would regard him as an utter madman.

 

When you, honoured sir, demanded my opinion of this writer, I answered, as indeed I thought, that I deemed him to be a man unquestionably learned, possessed of a happy genius, a penetrating judgment, and multifarious reading; -- one, moreover, who was wont to deal more plainly and honestly than is the custom of other papists, to press his arguments more home, and to stick more closely to the question....

 

[N]ow that Bellarmine hath been published, we shall know better and more certainly what it is they [the Papists] hold upon every subject, the arguments on which they specially rely, and what is (so to speak) the very marrow of popery, which is thought to be as much in the Jesuits as in the pope himself....

 

Our arms shall be the sacred scriptures, that sword and shield of the word, that tower of David, upon which a thousand bucklers hang, and all the armour of the mighty, the sling and the pebbles of the brook wherewith David stretched upon the ground that gigantic and haughty Philistine. Human reasonings and testimonies, if one use them too much or out of place, are like the armour of Saul, which was so far from helping David that it rather unfitted him for the conflict.... However, since we have to deal with adversaries who, not content with these arms, use others with more readiness and pleasure, such as the decrees of councils, judgments of the fathers, tradition, and the practice of the church; lest perchance we should appear to shrink from the battle, we have determined to make use of that sort of weapons also. And, indeed, I hope to make it plain to you, that all our tenets are not only founded upon scriptural authority, which is enough to ensure victory, but command the additional suffrage of the testimonies of the fathers, councils, and, I will add, even of many of the papists, which is a distinguished and splendid ornament of our triumph.... Thus it will be clear, that what Jerome, Epist. 139, applies out of Isaiah to the heretics, that 'they weave the spider's thread,' is pertinently applied to the papists. For, as Jerome says, they weave a web 'which can catch small and light animals, as flies and gnats, but is broken by the stronger ones.' Just thus many stick fast in the subtleties of the papists, as flies do in the spider's web, from which they are unable to extricate themselves, though nothing can possibly be frailer than those threads. Such are the reasonings of the papist, even the Jesuits themselves; who, although they seem to spin their threads with greater skill and artfulness, yet fabricate nothing but such cobwebs as may easily be broken by any vigorous effort. Be ye, therefore, of good cheer. We have a cause, believe me, good, firm, invincible. We fight against men, and we have Christ on our side; nor can we possibly be vanquished, unless we are the most slothful and dastardly of all cowards. Once wrest from the papists what they adduce beside the scripture, and you will presently see them wavering, turning pale, and unable to keep their ground.

 

Bellarmine was regarded by the Romanists as a scholarly and theological Goliath, and as Whitaker notes above, he was indeed a greatly gifted and learned man. It is most noteworthy, then, to read of Bellarmine's description of Whitaker:

 

"[a man] whom Cardinal Bellarmine is said to have pronounced 'the most learned heretic he had ever read,' and of whom Bishop Hall says, 'Who ever saw him without reverence, or heard him without wonder?...." "'I have,' says the writer of his life, in Lupton's Protestant Divines, 'I have heard it confessed of English Papists themselves, which have been in Italy with Bellarmine himself, that he [Bellarmine] procured the true portraiture and effigies of this Whitaker to be brought to him, which he kept in his study. For he privately admired this man for his singular learning and ingenuity; and being asked of some of his friends, Jesuits, why he would have the picture of that heretic in his presence? He would answer, Quod quamvis haereticus erat et adversarius, erat tamen doctus adversarius: that, 'although he was an heretic, and his adversary, yet he was a learned adversary'" ("Preface of the Editor" in the 1857 edition of Nathanael Culverwell's Of the Light of Nature; and from the editor's preface of Whitaker's work).

 

In this book we find the following six main chapters: "Of the number of the Canonical Books of Scripture," "Of the Authentic Edition and Versions of the Scriptures," "Of the Authority of Scripture," "Of the Perspicuity of Scripture," "Of the Interpretation of Scripture," "Of the Perfection of Scripture, against Unwritten Traditions," as well as Whitaker's "Preface to the Controversies, Delivered to the Audience at Cambridge."

 

Whitaker's masterwork, refuting some of the best the Jesuits had to offer (in upholding their Romish heresies attacking the Word of God), may even be more valuable in our day than when it was first written -- as many Protestants are unaware of the historic Protestant position on Scripture (witness the lack of response described by Scott Hahn), or worse, are already on the way back to Rome (on this and other vital points). Furthermore, Larry Birger comments, "...it's wonderful. He is absolutely thrashing the Papists, tying them in knots with not only the Scriptures, but the writings of the Church fathers (Jerome is devastating on the issue of the Apocrypha) and the Papists themselves (e.g., Cajetan, John Driedo, Melchior Canus, Sixtus Senensis)." This is a first-rate classic on some of the most foundational teaching of the Faith, not to be missed by the serious Christian, the scholar or anyone (including those presently trapped in Mystery Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the Earth [i.e. Roman Catholic Church], Rev. 17:5) seeking ultimate truth. Study for yourself what Hahn missed, as the Christ-empowered Whitaker sinks his stones into Goliath's forehead, and then decapitates him with the sword of truth and the skill of one exceedingly learned in the very areas the Papists rely on the most! 718 pages, indexed; crystal-clear print.

 

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WHITE, JAMES R.

The Potter's Freedom: A Defense of the Reformation and a Rebuttal of Norman Geisler's Chosen But Free (2000)
"With great penetration of argument, and in a manner reminiscent of Luther demolishing Erasmus, James White grinds the Semi-Pelagianism of Dr. Geisler to fine powder - not in the spirit of triumphalism, but knowing that all Arminianism is as hostile to the true gospel as it is friendly to a reviving Roman Catholicism" (Maurice Roberts, Editor, "Banner of Truth" Magazine, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK). "James White combines sound biblical exegesis, theological erudition, and a deep passion for truth in his able rebuttal to Norman Geisler's Chosen But Free
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WHITE, JAMES R. and DAVE HUNT (DEBATE)

Debating Calvinism: Five Points, Two Views (2004)

"When it comes to the issues of the freedom of God, the efficacy of grace, and the will of man, Mr. Hunt's evangelical tradition stands side by side with Rome in denying the heart of the Reformation." James White.

James White, a defender of the Biblical doctrine of salvation against the traditions of Arminius (and his numerous followers), opens this book by providing background information and then stating the central issue:

"In the late summer of 2000, I interviewed Dave Hunt on KPXQ radio in Phoenix. Mr. Hunt had just published an article in the Berean Call attacking the Reformed position. The article misquoted Matthew 23:37 and presented the 'standard' objections to Calvinism, objections based primarily upon evangelical/Arminian traditions and common misconceptions concerning the actual beliefs of Calvinists. I had written a full-length response to Norman Geisler on the same topic in The Potter's Freedom, but Dr. Geisler had declined every opportunity for dialogue, especially public dialogue and debate. I knew Dave Hunt would not decline such an invitation.

"When we began the program, I noted that both Dave Hunt and I engage in public, formal debates with Roman Catholic apologists. I also noted that I had recently debated Robert Sungenis, a Catholic apologist, on the topic of justification by faith. Here is how the first question and response between Dave Hunt and me went:

"White: One of the key issues that came out there…this is one of the main reasons I contacted you, one of the main reasons I wrote you the letter…is the issue of monergism versus synergism; that is, the idea that there is one force that brings about salvation, over against a synergistic viewpoint that views it as a cooperation, a cooperative effort between two forces, man and God. And the reason I brought that up…is that Mr. Sungenis, in representing the Roman Catholic perspective, very strongly attacked the Reformed emphasis upon the sovereignty of the grace of God…. In light of your article, and the fact that…you reject the concept of irresistible grace…you and I are responding to one of the key issues of the Reformation in a different way. In essence, my first question to you would be: Do you feel that the Reformers Martin Luther and John Calvin were in error in emphasizing the deadness of man in sin and the absolute necessity--not just necessity, but sufficiency--of the grace of God to bring a person to salvation?

"Hunt: Well, first of all, James, I'm very ignorant of the Reformers. I have not had time to read them. There are truckloads, I guess, of their writings. I like to just kinda' pretend that we're back there in the days of the apostles before all of these things were written. And I like to go to the Bible. So whether the Reformers said this or that, I don't know.

"Mr. Hunt went on to say that we should go to the Bible, and I surely agreed with that. But I was surprised that he was unaware of the issue Luther had described as the very hinge upon which the entire Reformation turned; namely, the freedom of God and the sufficiency of the grace of God in salvation. This was even more surprising due to the fact that Mr. Hunt's attacks upon the Reformed faith parallel those of Roman Catholics. When it comes to the issues of the freedom of God, the efficacy of grace, and the will of man, Mr. Hunt's evangelical tradition stands side by side with Rome in denying the heart of the Reformation" [emphasis added] (pp. 11-12).

The real issue, as White points out, is that Biblical salvation (contrary to the views of Dave Hunt and the Pope) is monergistic rather than synergistic.

"Monergists (such as Calvinists) believe there is one power involved in bringing about salvation (God's), while synergists (Arminians, Roman Catholics, and most of man's religions) believe it to be a cooperative effort, with the majority, of course, being done by God, but, in the final analysis, with control remaining in the hands of man" (p. 207).

According to Calvinism (and the Bible) salvation is by faith alone. But according to Roman Catholicism and Arminianism, salvation is by faith plus works or faith plus man's decision. Man contributes some sort of merit in order to be saved.

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What Faith is That Which Except We Have in Prayer, We Must Not Think to Obtain Any Thing of God? (1661, reprinted 1844)
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Letter to Wesley on Election
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The Pope of Rome is Antichrist (1675, 1845 edition)
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WILLIAMS, DANIEL

What Repentance of National Sins Doth God Require, As Ever We Expect National Mercies? (1690, reprinted 1844)
Puritan "political" preaching.
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WILLIAMSON, G.I.

Instrumental Music in the Worship of God: Commanded or Not Commanded?
There is no doubt that this is the best short written treatment of this subject. Great principles are involved here, including the standard of sola Scriptura and protecting the work of Christ. Many of the Reformers re-cognized the introduction of musical instruments, the organ in particular, as the badge of Popery. There are abundant Biblical reasons for this and it certainly was not just some knee-jerk reaction to Romanism, as Williamson carefully demonstrates. In fact, the historic practice and testimony of the church is fascinating, as Girardeau in his classic, Instrumental Music in the Public Worship of God, notes, "Let us pause a moment to notice the fact, supported by a mass of incontrovertible evi-dence, that the Christian church did not employ instrumental music in its public worship for 1200 years after Christ....It deserves serious consideration, moreover, that notwithstanding the ever-ac-celerated drift towards corruption in worship as well as in doctrine and government, the Roman Catholic Church did not adopt this corrupt practice until about the middle of the thirteenth cen-tury....When the organ was introduced into its worship it encountered strong opposition, and made its way but slowly to general acceptance. These assuredly are facts that should profoundly impress Protestant churches. How can they adopt a practice which the Roman Church, in the year 1200, had not admitted...Then came the Reformation; and the question arises, How did the Re-formers deal with instrumental music in the church?...Zwingle has already been quoted to show instrumental music was one of the shadows of the old law which has been realized in the gospel. He pronounces its employment in the present dispensation 'wicked pervicacity.' There is no doubt in regard to his views on the subject, which were adopted by the Swiss Reformed churches...Calvin is very express in his condemnation of instrumental music in connection with the public worship of the Christian church...In his homily on 1 Sam. xviii. 1-9, he delivers him-self emphatically and solemnly upon the subject: ëIn Popery there was a ridiculous and unsuitable imitation [of the Jews]. While they adorned their temples, and valued themselves as having made the worship of God more splendid and inviting, they employed organs, and many other such ludicrous things, by which the Word and worship of God are exceedingly pro-faned, the people being much more attached to those rites than to the understanding of the divine Word...' Whatever may be the practice in recent times of the churches of Holland, the Synods of the Re-formed Dutch Church, soon after the Reformation, pronounced very decidedly against the use of instrumental music in public worship. The National Synod at Middleburg, in 1581, declared against it, and the Synod of Holland and Zealand, in 1594, adopted this strong resolution; 'That they would endeavor to obtain of the magistrate the laying aside of organs, and the singing with them in the churches...' The Provincial Synod of Dort also inveighed severely against their use...The Rev. Charles H. Spurgeon, ...upholds an apostolic simplicity of worship. The great congregation which is blessed with the privilege of listening to his instructions has no organ ëto assist' them in singing...The non-prelatic churches, Independent and Presbyterian, began their de-velopment on the American continent without instrumental music. They followed the English Puri-tans and the Scottish Church, which had adopted the principles of the Calvinistic Reformed Church...It has thus been proved by an appeal to historical facts, that the church, although lapsing more and more into defection from the truth and into a corruption of apostolic practice, had no in-strumental music for twelve hundred years; and that the Calvinistic Reformed Church ejected it from its services as a element of Popery, even the Church of England having come very nigh to its extrusion from her worship. The historical argument, therefore, combines with the scriptural and the confessional to raise a solemn and powerful protest against its employment by the Presbyterian Church. IT IS HERESY IN THE SPHERE OF WORSHIP!" If you are still unconvinced of the importance of this subject, give this short booklet (16 pages) a quick look -- you may be surprised at what you find. Related item: Greg Price's two sermons on this topic Instrumental Music in the OT and NT (on one video $11.99 or on two cassettes, $3.97) present these arguments in a more detailed fashion. One of these sermons ran directly into a communion service without missing a beat ó being applied directly to the Lord's supper, assurance of salvation and justification by faith alone. That should give you an indication of some of the important implications found here.
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WILLIAMSON, G.I.

On the Observance of Sacred Days
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Singing of Psalms in the Worship of God
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WILLIAMSON, G.I.

Scriptural Regulative Principle of Worship
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Saul in the Cave of Adullam: A Testimony Against the Fashionable Sub-Calvinism of Doug Wilson (Editor of Credenda/Agenda Magazine); &, for Classical Protestantism & the Attainments of the Second Reformation

 

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

 

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WILLSON, JAMES M.

Civil Government: An Exposition of Romans 13:1-7 (1853)

 

Does the Bible give any qualifications for Christians to judge whether or not a given civil magistrate is a lawful or unlawful "power" in the eyes of God? Does the very existence of a civil "power" (say Hitler's Nazi state, for example) make it a legitimate government according to Romans 13? Or, can a civil government obtain its "power" from "the beast" (as the book of Revelation teaches) -- as some "churches" do? Should civil "authorities" be judged according to the secret or revealed will of God? This is a fine piece of exegetical work, well nigh irrefutable, arguing that God has given clear revelation regarding the lawfulness and unlawfulness of any given civil magistrate. Willson's Scriptural conclusion will surprise many, anger not a few, and, we believe, be found honoring to God. Though the book is easy reading, these are deep waters with implications that are among the most far reaching. It is a very controversial publication based on the idea that "unholy republics refuse to acknowledge Him (Christ) as Lord of all." This failure to covenant with Christ, as nations, exposes the fact that these national governments are the enemies of Christ (as with the individual or church who will not covenant with Christ). They are thus in violation of the first commandment and therefore treasonous usurpers who will not have the one true king to rule over them. Their laws and actions bare this out, as they refuse to rule by the law of God, but rather, as dupes of Satan, rule by their own autonomous standards. And, though it is their duty to be a terror to evil and promote the good, they, in the main, do the opposite. They protect and support murderers (e.g. abortionists), continence and permit perversity (e.g. homosexuality, pornography, etc.) and take no action to establish the Reformed faith (but rather extend constitutional rights to all manner of cults, sectarians, satanists and Roman Catholics) -- to name but a few of the more obvious areas of government rebellion against King Jesus. Willson's father's application of the principles put forth in this book are found just below (in Prince Messiah's Claims to Dominion Over All Governments: and the Disregard of His Authority by the United States in the Federal Constitution, 1832) as they relate to the United States government specifically. Knox, Rutherford and Gillespie would be proud! 162 pages.

 

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The Distinct Denominational Position of the Reformed Presbyterian Church (1860)

 

The Covenanter church and its distinctives explained in an easy to read summary. A great short introduction upholding the "Crown Rights of King Jesus!". Excerpted from the Original Covenanter and Contending Witness magazine (volumes 1:7-16).

 

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WILLSON, JAMES R.

Dr. (Isaac) Watts, an Anti-Trinitarian: Demonstrated in A Review of Dr. Samuel Miller's Letter to the editor of the Unitarian Miscellany (1821)

 

This book is a review of a letter written by Prof. Samuel Miller. Prof. Miller had preached a sermon in which he had noted that Unitarians are not Christians, and in response a Unitarian periodical had published a heated attack on Miller. Miller thus wrote a reply to the attack, but the Unitarian periodical would not print it. Miller's reply was then published separately.

 

Willson reviews Miller's letter and points out that he clearly refutes the Unitarian's published attack. There was only one problem with Miller's argument; he claims that Isaac Watts was a Trinitarian. Watts was not, in fact, a Trinitarian, and Willson considered this point important enough to demonstrate from Watts' own work that he does not hold to the orthodox view of the Trinity. After citing portions of Watts' writing, Willson states,

 

"In these quotations Watts cannot be misunderstood. He most distinctly denies the existence of three persons in the Trinity, and makes the Son and Holy Ghost to be mere faculties, physical faculties, or attributes. The Son and Holy Ghost, in his view, are no more persons, than the human understanding and will are persons."

 

Thus, Isaac Watts, a favorite hymn writer of evangelicals, actually held to what Willson, Miller, and Turrettin all agree (in this book) is a "damnable heresy." For as Willson points out, Turrettin maintains, that no anti-trinitarian can be saved, while continuing in the belief of anti-trinitarianism. Contains 18 (8.5"X11") newly typeset pages.

 

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WILLSON, JAMES M.

Social Religious Covenanting (1856)
Explains the nature of covenanting with God and shows how social covenanting should be engaged in. 36 pages.
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WILLSON, JAMES M.

Some Reasons for Retaining the Westminster Confession as the Basis of Ecclesiastical Union

Explains why the use of the Westminster Confession is one of the best ways in which to obtain godly ecclesiastical union. This booklet pays special attention to the biblical teaching regarding civil government and shows why changes to the original WCF (regarding this matter) has resulted, not surprisingly, in much ecclesiastical disunity. It also contains some interesting notes on the millennial power and glory that will be exhibited in both church and state "in the day of the Lord's power". Excerpted from the Original Covenanter and Contending Witness magazine (volumes 1:1-4).

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WILLSON, JAMES R.

Prince Messiah's Claims to Dominion Over All Governments: and the Disregard of His Authority by the United States in the Federal Constitution (1832)

 

The reality of Christ's kingship explored and vindicated from Scripture, with application to the United States constitution. The author's conclusions have far-reaching consequences and should be looked at seriously by all Christians, whether they reside in the United States or not (for the biblical principles enumerated here also apply to other nations). We, today, are seeing the desolation of kingdoms worldwide (through wars, famines, disease, unjust taxation, immorality, etc.) by the wrath of the Lamb, much of which can be attributed to national ignorance of this doctrine. "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath be kindled but a little" (Psalm 2:12). This book will go a long way to exposing the fact, as Willson writes, that "ungodly men have occupied, and do now occupy, many of the official stations, in the government," and that "Tyrants are yet on their thrones, and unholy republics refuse to acknowledge Him (Christ--RB) as Lord of all." 48 pages.

 

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WILLSON, JAMES R.

The Sabbath: A Discourse on the Duty of Civil Government in Relation to the Sanctification of the Lord's Day (1829)
Nations, as moral persons before God, are bound to keep the moral law. Here Willson shows what this means in regard to the fourth commandment, explaining why civil Antichrist finds it especially useful to overthrow the law of God at this point. "And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates: Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers" (Jer. 17:20-22, emphasis added). 48 pages.

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A Sermon on Civil Government (1821)
This sermon, based on the fifth commandment, seeks to explain the origin and nature of civil government, its administration and the duty of subjects. 44 pages.
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WILLSON, JAMES R.

A Sermon on the Glory and Security of the Church of God (1824)
Willson writes, "From the opposition of the nations; from the numbers and zeal of the enemy; from the divisions of the church; from the ignorance, error, or immorality, of church members; the friends of Zion ought not to be discouraged. They are afflictive, indeed, and very painful; but what are they all, when weighed in the balance against the promises of God, which assure our faith and comfort our hearts? To them all, collectively, faith will say: 'Who art thou, O great mountain! before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain.' Though Jacob be but a worm, yet 'he shall thresh the mountains with his new sharp threshing instrument, and beat them small, and make the hills as chaff. He shall fan them, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and he shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall glory in the Holy One of Israel.' 'For upon all the glory shall be a defence.'" The final Scripture cited is the subject of the sermon; encouraging the saints to rest upon the promises of God and look for His certain victory. 35 pages.
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WILLSON, JAMES R.

The Subjection of Kings and Nations to Messiah (1820)

 

A lengthy sermon of 64 pages preached Dec. 6, 1819. Based on the text: "All Kings shall bow down before him: all nations shall serve him" (Ps. 72:11). Maintains that this text refers to a commanded duty, concerning Christ not Solomon, and should be translated "Let all kings bow down before him: Let all nations serve him." Explains this national duty, enquires as to how it is to be nationally preformed, then proceeds to make practical application of the subject. Shows that nations have a duty, as nations, to bind themselves to Christ by covenant, to consecrate themselves to Him, to swear allegiance to Him (as their King and Lord), and to obey all His holy law! Furthermore, Willson maintains that it is a great sin for nations to remain in rebellion against Christ by not performing these duties. He also demonstrates how and why a high-handed sin of this nature brings corporate guilt upon the nation. Moreover, this sin provokes God to wrath (as seen in an escalation of national calamities), until the day, barring repentance, that the national "cup of wrath" overflows. Also contains helpful direction regarding the individual's social responsibility as a Christian in times of national corporate defection from Christ's crown and covenant (i.e in times exactly like those that we live in).

 

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WILLSON, SAMUEL M.

Truth: A Sermon on Steadfast Adherence to the Distinctive Doctrines of the Church (1833)
How little truth is esteemed in our day in the professing Christian community. Outward pomp (especially in worship), "success" in numbers, false unity, charismatic gifts are all cried up, but little is ever heard about standing for the truth -- whatever the cost. This sermon exhorts Christians to their duty of walking in the truth and explains the joy that comes to the believer when the church walks in the truth of the Gospel. Reformed Presbyterian distinctives are dealt with throughout. 48 pages.
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WILSON, WILLIAM

A Letter From a Member of the Associate Presbytery to a Minister in the Presbytery of D---ne. (1769)
The title continues: "Wherein the Question, concerning Secession from the present Judicatories, is stated and examined." Written in 1738, this letter deals with corporate backsliding, heresy, testimony, attainments, separation, etc., and the visible church. Wilson was one of the founders of the Secession church and was known as "the tongue of the Associate Presbytery" (David Lachman, Dictionary of Scottish Church History & Theology
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WINCHESTER, S.G.

The Theatre (1840)
In light of the fact that the modern "theatre" (in the form of godless movies and television) has become one of the most powerful weapons in the arsenal of Antichrist, Christian everywhere need (maybe more than ever) to understand the origins and dangers of these forms of information (propaganda?) dissemination. Some chapters in this book include: the origin and progress of drama; fruitless attempts to reform the theatre; authorities against the theatre (and much more). Winchester also answers such question as: Is the theatre a mirror of nature? and Is the theatre a school of virtue? "I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me" (Ps. 101:3). 239 pages.
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WINES, E.C.

The Hebrew Republic
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, above, demonstrates). Samuel Wylie, in his Two Sons of Oil also outlines many reasons why the U.S. federal government is not modelled after the Hebrew Republic. Among them he lists: "The federal constitution, or instrument of national union, does not even recognize the existence of God, the Kings of the Nations;" "the State constitutions (are allowed to--RB) contain positive immorality;" "the government gives a legal security and establishment to gross heresy, blasphemy, and idolatry (Romanism and other false religions--RB), under the notion of liberty of conscience;" "its officers are sworn, by necessary implication, to support what God Almighty forbids;" "they make no provision for the interest of true religion;" "Deists, and even atheists may be chief magistrates;" and they overtly reject the law of God -- especially the first commandment as it applies to national leaders and the constitution (cf. pp. 7-42 in the 1995 reprint, of the 1850 edition, by Covenanted Reformed Presbyterian Publishing). On the other hand, some useful insights can be gleaned from this title as this book demonstrates the impossibility of pluralistic polytheism (many gods -- many laws) ever bringing real peace and blessing to any society. It also shows that Christian monotheism (the one true and living God and His one absolute law) is the only road to blessing -- but as noted above has muted is point considerably. Wines also proclaims the foundational nature of self-government to all the other spheres of government (i.e. family, church and state).
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WINSLOW, OCTAVIUS

No Condemnation in Christ Jesus

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WINSLOW, OCTAVIUS

No Condemnation in Christ Jesus

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Help Heavenward: Guidance and Strength for the Christian's Life-Journey (1869)

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The Precious Things of God (1860)

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The Work of the Holy Spirit (1840)

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Personal Declension and Revival of Religion in the Soul (1841)

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The Sympathy of Christ With Man: Its Teaching and its Consolation (1862)

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Go and Tell Jesus

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WITHEROW, THOMAS

The Apostolic Church, Which Is It?

Shows, based on six Scriptural and Apostolic principles, which system of governing the church [Independent, Prelatical or Presbyterian] is pleasing to God. Concludes that Presbyterianism is set forth in Scripture as of divine right. Joe Morecraft calls this book "irrefutable." See Rutherfurd's Due Right of Presbyteries or his Divine Right of Church Government for more advanced treatment of this subject. Easy reading, engaging, and a good textbook for Bible study classes. 91 pages.

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WITHERSPOON, JOHN

A Serious Inquiry Into the Nature and Effects of the Stage (1812)
Also includes Witherspoon's letter respecting play actors and a sermon, on the burning of the theatre at Richmond, by Samuel Miller. An introductory address by several ministers in New York (including Samuel Miller), dissuading Christians from attending theatrical representations, prefaces this work. 199 pages.
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WITHROW, W.H.

Beacon Lights of the Reformation (1899)

 

An easy-reading introduction (of 304 pages, with illustrations) to the lives of:

 

·      John Wycliffe

·      John Huss

·      Jerome of Prague

·      Girolamo Savonarola

·      Martin Luther

·      Ulrich Zwingle

·      John Calvin

·      Gaspard de Coligny

·      William Tyndale

·      John Knox (and the Covenanters)

·      Thomas Cranmer

·      Hugh Latimer

·      Nicholas Ridley

 

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WITSIUS, HERMAN

Apostles' Creed
An exposition of the Apostles' Creed by a man of extraordinary intellect and spiritual passion. Invites us into a deeper understanding of and love for the central truths of our faith (P&R).
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The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity (1822, 2 volumes)

 

"The sale of Witsius' Economy of the Covenants, increases among my friends. The translation is very just, and the excellency of the work merits a place in every Christian's library; I shall do my utmost to recommend it at all times, and on all proper occasions. No pious person on earth can forbear reading the 3d book without wonder, rapture, and devotion. It exceeds all commendation: Hervey might well say, "I would not scruple to risk all my reputation upon the merits of this performance." For my own part, I am not ashamed, nor afraid of any scorn and ridicule, that may be poured on me from any quarter, whilst I constantly aver, that the work has not its equal in the world" (Extract of a Letter from a Minister in the Country to the Publisher).

 

Greg Price (GLP) has also provided the following:

 

Herman Witsius (1636-1708) was one of the most notable Dutch theologians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His influence theologically was felt both at home and abroad. Witsius also excelled as a friend and supporter of the cause of the downtrodden and persecuted Covenanters (as represented by Cameron, Cargill, and Renwick). He was particularly instrumental in the ordination of Mr. James Renwick (who was ordained by the Classis of Groningen):

 

Mr. James Renwick was now ordained by the Classis of Groningen. He was a man of remarkable piety, and recommended himself exceedingly to these godly divines of the Church of Holland by his unwavering faithfulness.

 

He explained to them his principles, and bore an explicit testimony against the remaining corruptions of the Belgic Church. He refused ordination at Embden, where it was first offered to him, because the ministry of that place had embraced the Cocceian errors [Footnote: "The Cocceians consider the historical part of the Old Testament as typical of the new dispensation. The ceremonial law they view as a punishment inflicted on the Jews for their transgressions, particularly for having worshipped the golden calf. They deny the morality of the fourth commandment."]. Even at Groningen, he would on no account subscribe the constitution and catechism of the Dutch Church. Sensible of the justness of his animadversions [i.e. criticisms--GLP], and impressed with the solemnity and integrity which appeared in whatever he said, these godly ministers declared it was the Lord's cause, and although all the powers on earth should resent it, they would ordain to the holy ministry this eminently pious youth.

 

He subscribed, in the presence of the Classis, the confession and standards agreed upon by the assembly at Westminster, and he was ordained, with the imposition of hands, a minister of the gospel of Christ, for the Reformed Presbyterian Church, now suffering in Scotland. For this remarkable condescension in the Church of Holland, the Scottish covenanters are obliged to the pious exertions of Sir Robert Hamilton, as the instrument employed by God to assist Mr. Renwick in convincing these pious divines of the superior purity of the covenanted Church of Scotland. *Professor Witsius*, professor Mark, and Mr. Brakel, distinguished themselves as the friends of the covenanters (Reformation Principles Exhibited, The Reformed Presbyterian Church In The United States Of America, 1807, pp. 85-87, emphases added).

 

Professor Berkhof has placed Witsius amongst the most notable Dutch divines who embraced the Postmillennial position in distinction from the Premillennial and Amillennial positions.

 

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries several Reformed theologians in the Netherlands taught a form of Chiliasm which would now be called Postmillennialism. Among them were such well-known men as Coccejus [as noted above, Cocceius embraced certain errors against which faithful Reformed Presbyterians have and continue to testify--GLP], Alting, the two Vitringas, d'Outrein, Witsius, Hoornbeek, Koelman, and Brakel, of which some regarded the millennium as belonging to the past, others thought of it as present, and still others looked for it in the future [among this latter group was Witsius--GLP]. The majority expected it toward the end of the world, just before the second coming of Christ. These men rejected the two leading ideas of the Premillennarians, namely, that Christ will return physically *to reign on earth for a thousand years, and that the saints will be raised up at His coming, and will then reign with him in the millennial kingdom. [They also rejected the main idea of the Amillennarians, namely, that the saints millennial reign is limited in its scope to that of either a heavenly reign with Christ or a spiritual reign of Christ within the believer's heart. To the contrary, these Dutch Postmillennarians shared in common the biblical hope that the Spirit and the gospel in the last days would produce an extended period of time in which Antichrist would be destroyed, all of Israel called, the fulness of the Gentiles brought in i.e. a vast majority of the nations of the world in their national capacity brought to Christ, and as a result universal peace exhibited between the nations of the world--GLP]. While the representations differed in some details, the prevailing view was that the gospel, which will gradually spread through the whole world, will in the end become immeasurably more effective than it is at present, and will usher in a period of rich spiritual blessings for the Church of Jesus Christ, a golden age, in which the Jews will also share in the blessings of the gospel in an unprecedented manner (Systematic Theology, L.Berkhof,[1941] 1976, p.716).

 

In the very words of Witsius in his "Dedication" to The Economy Of The Covenants, we find this postmillennial hope concerning the prosperity of the gospel in the last days burning in his breast:

 

May that day, which is the ardent prayer of so many pious persons, at length appear, when all names of distinction [i.e. ecclesiastical differences amongst Churches--GLP] being taken out of the way, and buried in everlasting oblivion, the whole Christian world, from the rising to the setting sun, may with one heart and one mouth, worship and praise one God, and, as it is in the prophecy of Zechariah [Zechariah 14:9--GLP], Jehovah may be one, and his name one in all the earth [God's name is that by which He makes Himself known to man according to Westminster's Shorter Catechism #55. Thus, in the millennial period prior to Christ's second coming the Church throughout the world will embrace and profess God's name by means of a uniformity in one doctrine, one worship, one church government, and all securely bound together by one covenant obliging not only the Churches, but also Nations of the world--GLP]. As this certainly ought to be the earnest prayer of all Christians, in an especial manner it ought to be the endeavour of those to whom Jesus, the king, both of truth and peace, has committed the office of preaching the gospel (The Economy Of The Covenants, Witsius, [1693] 1990, 1:14).

 

Finally, I submit that where the gospel is received in faith and love and practiced in the lives of those who so receive it, its visible effects are always realized (whether in individuals, families, churches, and nations). The effects of the gospel cannot be hidden under a bushel. The work of the gospel cannot help but change not only individuals, but even nations that have submitted themselves to Christ. Micah 4:3,4 describes a period of time in the last days when neither a few individuals or a few nations will submit themselves to Christ's rule, but an unprecedented time in history when "many nations" in their national capacity will join with one another in covenant to submit themselves to the governance of Christ. For these are not simply isolated individual people throughout the world who beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, but entire nations (in their national capacity) who do so. Furthermore, it is not simply one or two nations that learn war no more, but many nations. What a glorious prospect: universal peace due not to the meritorious works of men, nor due to the social engineering and political alliances of sinful men, but due to the powerful and glorious gospel of Jesus Christ which alone (by the grace of God) can establish amity between individuals and nations that are at enmity.

 

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WITSIUS, HERMAN

The Restoration of the Jews: An Extract from Herman Witsius (1806)

 

In the debate over Biblical eschatology, a central pillar of the postmillennial argument has been the prophesied future revival among the Jews. Romans 11, and other Scripture passages, point to an event where the Jews will finally turn to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. A number of Reformed theologians, however, have tried to "spiritualize" this event, so that in their view it is not referring to the Jews (as a people) at all. This frequently leads to the erroneous Amillennial view. Herman Witsius, the noted Dutch theologian of the seventeenth century, was a major proponent of the more natural interpretation of these passages, and in this booklet he strongly opposes those who spiritualize the interpretation. 

 

Witsius begins this piece by saying, "We may reckon among the benefits of the New Testament the restoration of the Israelites, who were formerly rejected, and the bringing them back to the communion of God in Christ" (p. 4). He then expounds upon Romans chapter 11, showing this to be the case. Having completed this exposition, he notes that any other interpretation (i.e., other than "Israel" meaning the Jews in Romans 11) is wrong: "From what we have said before, it appears, that they depart from the apostle's meaning, who, by *all Israel*, understand the *mystical Israel*, or the people of God, consisting both of Jews and Gentiles, without admitting the conversion of the whole Jewish nation to Christ, in the sense we have mentioned" (p. 8). 

 

In summary form, Witsius' position is that "we are to expect the general conversion of the Israelites in time to come, not indeed of every individual, but of the whole body of the nation, and of the twelve tribes" (p. 16). This is a great future event that Christians can look forward to. A major revival is yet to occur. 

 

21 pages (extracted from The Economy of the Covenants by George White).

 

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W. L. S. G.

The Trial of Antichrist, Otherwise, The Man of Sin, for High Treason Against the Son of God... (1853)

 

Strikes at those intolerant and slavish principles so peculiar to the spirit and genius of Popery. The Pope is charged with High Treason against the King of Heaven, for usurping his supremacy, dignified titles, power, etc. The witnesses, of course, are historical and include the Martyrs, who were burnt to ashes or otherwise put to death for opposing this beast. The book is designed to be an abridgment of ecclesiastical history, for upwards of twelve hundred years, and to confirm the testimony of Scripture against this mother of (spiritual) harlots.

 

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WODROW, ROBERT

THE HISTORY OF THE SUFFERINGS OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND

From the Restoration to the Revolution

 (4 Volume Hardcover Set)

"Oh, my! Reprinting Wodrow's History would be a WONDERFUL service to church historians, especially regarding the history of the Scottish church in the 16th and, especially, 17th centuries, but more widely, too, in that he often documents the strong interaction of the Scots with Reformed thinkers (and doers) from the rest of Britain, Ireland, and the Continent. It is a marvelous work of tremendous value, filled with complete texts of primary documents from the time, as well as Wodrow's intricately detailed and carefully researched historical narrative. I have the four-volume set myself, rebound at the University of St. Andrews from its original printing, and made huge use of it in my doctoral work."

- Dr. E. Calvin Beisner

"The church historian Robert Wodrow's (1679-1734) History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland is a massive, detailed classic, most worthy of being reprinted. Historical scholarship has proven that this set of books forms a reliable work written by a diligent historian who served for some years as a librarian prior to ministering in a small charge near Paisley, Scotland. Anyone interested in Scottish church history will want to purchase this set, and will be moved, humbled, and challenged by the remarkable sufferings our Scottish brethren endured so heroically for Christ's sake."

- Dr. Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Robert Wodrow (1679-1734) completed his Magnum Opus, "The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution," in 1723-24. This work, for which his integrity, candor, liberality of sentiment, and talents, eminently qualified him, he contemplated from an early period of his life; but it was only in the year 1707, that he began seriously to labour on it. From this time, however, till its publication in 1721 and 1722, a period of between fourteen and fifteen years, he devoted all his leisure hours to its composition.

On the appearance of Mr. Wodrow's History, which was published in three large folio volumes at separate times, in the years above named, its author was attacked by those whom his fidelity as an historian had offended, with the vilest scurrility and abuse. Anonymous and threatening letters were sent to him, and every description of indignity was attempted to be thrown on both his person and his work. The faithful, liberal, and impartial character of the history, nevertheless, procured its author many and powerful friends. Its merits were, by a large party, appreciated and acknowledged, and every man whose love of truth was stronger than his prejudices, awarded it the meed of his applause. Copies of the work were presented by Dr. Fraser to their majesties, and the prince and princess of Wales, and were received so graciously, and so much approved of, that the presentation was almost immediately followed by a royal order on the Scottish exchequer for one hundred guineas to be paid to the author, as a testimony of his majesty's favorable opinion of his merits. The warrant for the payment of this sum is dated the 26th April, 1725. In 1830, a second edition of the History was published, in 4 volumes 8vo, by Messrs Blackie and Fullarton of Glasgow, under the editorial care of the Rev. Dr. Burns of Paisley.

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Biographical Sketch of the Author

 

Robert Wodrow (1679 - March 21, 1734), Scottish historian, was born at Glasgow, being a son of James Wodrow, professor of divinity. He was educated at the university and was librarian from 1697 to 1701. From 1703 till his death, he was parish minister at Eastwood, near Glasgow. He had sixteen children, his son Patrick being the "auld Wodrow" of Burns's poem "Twa Herds." His great work, The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution, was published in two volumes in 1721-1722 (new ed. with a life of Wodrow by Robert Burns, DD, 1807-1808). This recorded and denounced the persecution of the Covenanters after the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, including what he called "The Killing Times." He was one of the first historians to use "publick records, original papers, and manuscripts of that time" and included many first-hand accounts of this period in the history of the Church of Scotland, producing a martyrology that the church would turn to again at times of suffering. Wodrow also wrote a Life (1828) of his father. He left two other works in manuscript: Memoirs of Reformers and Ministers of the Church of Scotland, and Analecta: or Materials for a History of Remarkable Providences, mostly relating to Scotch Ministers and Christians. Of the former, two volumes were published by the Maitland Club in 1834-1845 and one volume by the New Spalding Club in 1890; the latter was published in four volumes by the Maitland Club in 1842-1843. Wodrow left a great mass of correspondence, three volumes of which, edited by Thomas McCrie, appeared in 1843-1844. The Wodrow Society, founded in Edinburgh to perpetuate his memory, was in existence from 1841 to 1847, several works being published under its auspices.

 


WOOD, JAMES

A Little Stone Pretended to be out of the Mountain (1654)
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, p. 330). Walker is known for his own compromises, so in answer to the final clause in Walker's statement we note: Notwithstanding Wood's later defection and covenant-breaking, when he became a leading Resolutioner and helped split the Church of Scotland (in opposition to the Protesters lead by Rutherford, Guthrie and others), this is an able and useful work in defense of Presbyterianism -- showing Independent church government to be idolatrous. 20 pages, very rare.
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WRIGHT, R.K.

No Place for Sovereignty: What's Wrong with Freewill Theism (1996)
"Wright sets out to show what's wrong -- biblically, theologically and philosophically -- with freewill theory in its ancient, as well as current, form. In particular, he subjects the recent work of Clark Pinnock to scrutiny. Here is a fresh, powerful case for the Reformed emphasis on God's sovereign grace" (back cover). This is a well documented work which shows, better than most, how Arminianism is just the first step towards more pronounced forms of heresy and apostasy. It demonstrates how the Arminians' view "our relation to God (as) essentially democratic, balancing human rights over against God's rights" (p. 98). This, of course, leads to subjectivism, emotionalism, sensationalism, and ultimately (over generations) a rejection of God's Word (among individuals); anti-creedalism, independency and the insistence on man's pretended liberty of conscience (in the ecclesiastical sphere); and democracy (contra theocracy), so-called "human rights" and a disdain for God's law (and covenants) in the civil sphere. Wright also challenges the syncretism (false mixing) of Arminianism at various levels. Wright writes, "First philosophy, then theology and finally the theory of apologetics itself all demonstrate that apologetic method must be rooted in a fully coherent systematic theology. No one can escape taking sides in this debate, however hard they may try to straddle the fence of compromise while constructing yet another syncretism. The fence is itself an illusion, and history shows that syncretism is a characteristic besetting sin of the carnal mind. Repentance is the only real answer. According to the gospel, it is always the real answer for believer and unbeliever alike. As far as the Bible itself is concerned, the challenge to the Christian who thinks of free will as a mark of evangelicalism is to start by demonstrating this fundamental presupposition from the text by exegesis. Since Augustine summarized the thought of the age of the Fathers in order to refute Pelagians, this has proved impossible" (pp. 229-230). In short, this book shows how and why "Arminianism is at heart a form of humanism" (p. 99).
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WYCLIFFE, JOHN

An Apology for Lollard Doctrine (1842 edition)

 

Of John Wycliffe, Thomas Smith, in his Select Memoirs of the Lives Labors and Sufferings of Those Pious and Learned English and Scottish Divines... Promoting the Reformation ( http://www.swrb.com/catalog/s.htm ) writes,

 

(He) has been justly denominated the first English reformer. The Wickliffites were grievously oppressed, but could not be extinguished; persecution only served to establish those doctrines, which, about an hundred years after this, became general in England, when the nation embraced the faith which this morning-star of the reformation had so early restored, not only to his own, but we may say, without hesitation, to all the nations of Christendom. His works were circulated by lord Cobham through great part of the continent. The servants and attendants of queen Ann, the wife of Richard II on returning to Bohemia, carried along with them several of Wickliff's writings, which were the means of promoting the reformation in that part of the continent. Numbers were also brought into Germany by Peter Payne, an Englishman, and a disciple of Wickliff's. They were so numerous in Bohemia, that two hundred volumes, finely written, and elegantly covered, were burnt by archbishop Sbinko. A young Bohemian nobleman, who had been prosecuting his studies at Oxford, likewise took home several of Wickliff's books; and being well acquainted with John Huss, favoured him with a perusal; which was the means of converting this excellent man, and the greater part of the university of Prague, to the faith of the reformation; which Huss, ever after, publicly taught and circulated with almost enthusiastic assiduity; vindicating the same in the face of the council who condemned his body to the flames. He considered Wickliff an angel sent from heaven to enlighten mankind; and amid the fire that consumed him, exulted in the prospect of associating with him in the enjoyment of celestial happiness. In concluding this memoir, we cannot help expressing our regret, that nothing has been done to perpetuate the memory of this great man, to whom his country is evidently more indebted, both for her civil and religious privileges, than to any one of her most distinguished warriors.

 

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WYCLIFFE, JOHN

Writings of John Wycliffe

Thomas Smith, in his Select Memoirs of the Lives Labors and Sufferings of Those Pious and Learned English and Scottish Divines... Promoting the Reformation ( http://www.swrb.com/catalog/s.htm ) writes,

Wycliffe had studied theology with great care and remarkable success. He was endowed with an uncommon gravity, and the purity of his manners correspond with his character as a teacher of religion and minister of Jesus Christ... His works, that are yet extant, discover a soundness of judgment, and reasoning powers of the first order; they breath a spirit of genuine piety, and manifest a modesty altogether uncommon in that age of trifling puerility... His works, especially his translation of the Bible, were wrote in the most expressive language of the age... The doctrines taught by Wycliffe unhinged the infallibility of the pope (pp. 93-95).

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WYLIE, J.A.

The History of Protestantism (3 volumes, 1878)

 

Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following" (Ps. 48:12-13).

 

In direct opposition to the command cited above in Psalm 48:12-13, when The History of Protestantism was first published, Rome banned this book, buying up and burning all the copies that they could lay their hands on. It was more hated and denounced by Papists than any other book of its time. History is a powerful weapon and all tyrants seek to either revise or bury the history of God's marvelous works. Rome is no exception. Rome twists history for its own wicked purposes, whereas Protestants use history (as commanded in Scripture) to build one another up in our most holy faith (Ps. 78:1-8).

 

"Wylie's... is the best history extant. I welcome its republishing. Read it. Study it. Circulate it and by so doing you will help to dispel the dark cloud of priestly superstition, popish idolatry and papal tyranny encircling our land" writes Ian Paisley. He continues, "The Reformation of the 16th century was the greatest revival of New Testament Christianity since the days of Pentecost. Then once more the gospel in its purity was preached with apostolic power and with apostolic results."

 

This massive three-volume set contains nearly 2000 (8.5" X 11") pages, more than 500 illustrations and a 21 page general index. It chronicles Protestantism in its progress from the first century to the late 17th century -- though the focus is clearly on the 16th and 17th centuries. After dealing with the early church, other early "Protestant" witnesses, the erection of the inquisition, Wycliffe, Huss and the Hussite wars, Wylie begins to chronicle Protestant history primarily as it grew in various nations. The Netherlands, Scotland, Germany, England, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, France, Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, Transylvania and various other locales, all receive prominent and detailed notice. Geneva and the Protestantism of the Waldensian valleys are also spotlighted. A whole section is devoted to the Jesuits, exposing their demonic cruelty and aspirations in overthrowing Reformation truth, persecuting the Reformers and unsettling the civil systems of all the lands that they were allowed to enter. All major (Westminster Assembly, the Solemn League and Covenant, the Synod of Dort, etc.) and many minor Protestant victories are covered in the amazing accounts documented by Wylie. James Arminius (Arminianism), Bloody (Queen) Mary, Charles II, and other notorious figures are also covered in this comprehensive chronicle. Whether recounting Luther's burning of the Papal Bull "excommunicating" him or Calvin's refusing of the Lord's supper (close communion) to the Libertines of Geneva (who said they would kill him for doing so), the pages of this book provide soul-stirring testimony to the international life and death struggle for the gospel of Christ that became known as the Protestant Reformation.

 

As an added bonus the pictures in these books are excellent for introducing children to major historical events relating to the struggle, sacrifice and victory of Christ's church on earth. The pictures (in conjunction with the historical accounts) of Protestant martyrs giving their lives for Christ have often made a permanent and godly impression upon both young and old alike. Moreover, this history can be used as a reference work (to gain an overview of the great controversy between the true church of Christ and the false, Harlot church of Rome) or read in greater detail to see the hand of God moving through His people and church throughout the centuries (winning over and/or testifying against various nations, tongues and kings, as we behold Christ's two witnesses prophesying in the midst of the 1260 years of the great apostasy [Rev. 10:8-17]).

 

In our day, when the Papal antichrist addresses the United Nations, is often the subject of major news reports, and regularly meets with national civil leaders (and when professing Protestants are defecting to "the whore of Babylon," and signing "peace" treaties with this great enemy of Christ [to fight cultural battles]), these books are needed more than ever. William Cunningham's words, though written many years ago, should be heeded by all faithful Christians today, for he said, "[i]t is quite evident, from the signs of the times, that the Popish controversy must be fought over again... It is incumbent upon ministers of the gospel to prepare themselves for the contest." Wylie's History of Protestantism will do much to prepare all faithful Christians to once again apply the sword of the Spirit to the Romish "MOTHER OF HARLOTS" who sits on seven mountains (Rev. 17:9) and is "drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus" (Rev. 17:6).

 

Many who have forgotten this history have already become easy prey for the ecclesiatical beast of Revelation. Don't let ignorance of history cause you to be torn by the claws of our adversary. "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Pet. 5:8).

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WYLIE, J.A.

History of Protestantism Coloring Book
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WYLIE, JAMES A.

History of Protestantism in the Netherlands
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WYLIE, JAMES A.

The Jesuits
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WYLIE, J.A.

The Papacy is the Antichrist (1888)

 

"The following demonstration is rested on no narrow basis. Its two postulates, like two posterns, admit us into the edifice, but they are not its foundations. The whole economy of Redemption, and the whole course of History are the broad substructions on which the argument is based and built up; and the author humbly submits that it cannot be overturned, or the conclusion arrived at set aside, without dislocating and shaking the structure of both Revelation and Providence. The same line of proof which establishes that Christ is the promised Messiah, conversely applied, establishes that the Roman system is the predicted Apostasy. In the life of Christ we behold the converse of what the Antichrist must be; and in the prophecy of the Antichrist we are shown the converse of what Christ must be, and was. And when we place the Papacy between the two, and compare it with each, we find, on the one hand, that it is the perfect converse of Christ as seen in His life; and, on the other, that it is the perfect image of the Antichrist, as shown in the prophecy of him. We conclude, therefore, that if Jesus of Nazareth be the Christ, the Roman Papacy is the Antichrist" (Wylie's preface, pp. v-vi). This book contains the classic teaching of the Protestant Reformation regarding Antichrist (an integral part of that Reformation, we might add -- as all the Reformed creeds and confessions attest). The easy-reading format and style make this book an ideal introduction to this topic. For more detailed research on the Papacy, by the same author, see Wylie's The Papacy: Its History, Dogmas, Genius, and Prospects; which in its day won first prize from the Evangelical Alliance for essays on Popery. 176 pages.

 

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HISTORICAL QUOTES ON ANTICHRIST:

The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647, original edition)

"There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition that exalteth himself in the church against Christ and all that is called God."

John Calvin (1509-1564) (Presbyterian)

"Daniel and Paul had predicted that Antichrist would sit in the temple of God. The head of that cursed and abominable kingdom, in the Western Church, we affirm to be the Pope" (John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Vol. 2, pp. 314, 315, 1561 edition).

"Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist. But those who are of this opinion do not consider that they bring the same charge of presumption against Paul himself, after whom we speak and whose language we adopt... I shall briefly show that (Paul's words in II Thess. 2) are not capable of any other interpretation than that which applies them to the Papacy" (Ibid. p. 410).

John Knox (1505-1572) (Scottish Presbyterian)

John Knox wrote about "that tyranny which the pope himself has for so many ages exercised over the church." Along with Martin Luther, Knox finally concluded that the Papacy was "the very antichrist, and son of perdition, of whom Paul speaks" (John Knox, The Zurich Letters, p. 199).

Martin Luther (1483-1546) (Lutheran)

"Martin Luther was the first to identify the papacy as such with the Antichrist. At first he discounted the value of John's Apocalypse. But then he saw in it a revelation of the Church of Rome as the deceiving Antichrist who secretly served Satan -- a view that was to become dogma for all Protestant Churches." Newsweek, November 1, 1999. p. 71.

"Luther... proved, by the revelations of Daniel and St. John, by the epistles of St. Paul, St. Peter, and St. Jude, that the reign of Antichrist, predicted and described in the Bible, was the Papacy ... And all the people did say, Amen! A holy terror seized their souls. It was Antichrist whom they beheld seated on the pontifical throne. This new idea, which derived greater strength from the prophetic descriptions launched forth by Luther into the midst of his contemporaries, inflicted the most terrible blow on Rome" (J. H. Merle D'aubigne's, History of the Reformation of the Sixteen Century, book 6, chapter 12, p. 215).

On August 20, 1520, Luther declared, "We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist" (LeRoy Froom, The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, Vol. 2, p. 121).

Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) (Anglican)

"Whereof it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichrist, and the pope to be very antichrist himself. I could prove the same by many other scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons" (Cranmer, Works, Vol. 1, pp. 6-7).

Cotton Mather (1663-1728) (Congregational Theologian)

"The oracles of God foretold the rising of an Antichrist in the Christian Church: and in the Pope of Rome all the characteristics of that Antichrist are so marvelously answered that if any who read the Scriptures do not see it, there is a marvelous blindness upon them" (Cotton Mather, The Fall of Babylon, as cited in Froom's book, The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, Vol. 3, p. 113).

A Great Cloud of Witnesses

"Wycliffe, Tyndale, Luther, Calvin, Cranmer; in the seventeenth century, Bunyan, the translators of the King James Bible and the men who published the Westminster and Baptist confessions of Faith; Sir Isaac Newton, … Whitfield, Jonathan Edwards; and more recently Spurgeon, Bishop J.C. Ryle and Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones; these men among countless others, all saw the office of the Papacy as the antichrist" (Michael de Semlyen, All Roads Lead to Rome, Dorchestor House Publications, p. 205, 1991).

"The Counter Reformation is generally considered to have three aspects: the Jesuits, the Inquisition, and the Council of Trent. In view of the significance of the Protestant apocalyptic interpretation of history which prophetically pinpointed step by step the events covering the whole Christian era from the beginning to the end (i.e. historicism--RB), it seems justifiable to suggest a fourth aspect, namely the praeteristic and futuristic interpretations launched by Catholic expositors as a counterattack" (from the summary of Horae Apocalypticae resource #3 above).

"If contemporary Evangelical leaders and their disciples discount and ignore these utterly basic prophetic and historical facts, they must understand they are placing themselves outside the stream of historic biblical Christianity. They are willingly divorcing themselves from great men of the faith -- Wycliff, Huss, Luther, Tyndale, Calvin, Cranmer, Latimer, Ridley, Bradford, Foxe, Bunyan, Newton, Edwards, Whitefield, ... , Spurgeon, Ryle, and Lloyd-Jones to mention just a few" (Richard Bennett, ex-Roman Catholic priest, cited from the article "The Papacy and Islam," http://www.bereanbeacon.org/articles/papacy_and_islam.htm ).


WYLIE, JAMES A.

The Papacy: Its History, Dogmas, Genius, and Prospects (1889 edition)

 

In its day, this book, of 572 pages, won the Evangelical Alliance first prize for an essay on Popery. "With all we have read of Popery, we have yet met with nothing in the English language which we regard to be so complete in itself, and so overwhelmingly destructive to Romanism," noted the Evangelical magazine. (Evangelical magazines of Wylie's day obviously knew who their enemies were then; there are few that recognize this today. Some, in our day, even teach that a return to Rome is advisable, thinking that an alliance with idolaters will help free the land of social evils. In reality this will only serve as a further provocation against "the Holy one of Israel," bringing more curses, wrath and guilt upon our land.). Wylie's book combines the qualities of clear structure, vigorous logic, and eloquent style and yet is written with an absence of unchristian passion and prejudice -- making its argument all the more useful to those trapped in Rome's web of deceit (or those seeking a fair and comprehensive treatment of this massive topic). It is also indexed. When this book first appeared in German, the Papists were careful to give it the "silent treatment," lest an inquiring Papist should hear of it and be inclined to read it. These same Romanists (later) also invoked the civil power against it, so fearful were they of its contents.

 

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Protestantism in Scotland (1878)
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The Scottish Reformation,
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Story of the Covenant and the Service of the Covenanters to the Reformation in Christendom and the Liberties of Great Britain (1880)
A fine historical introduction to the battle for Godly government and liberty against the forces of anti-Christian bondage (to national sin and Satanic deception). The Covenanters are responsible, more than any other group historically, for maintaining "the crown rights of King Jesus" -- even at peril of severe torture and the loss of their earthly lives. Their covenanting principles are still the purest and most faithful form of Christianity known to man, and the revival of these eminently Biblical views are a sure hope for the future! For a more extensive "Camerionian" treatment of this subject: Howie's Scots Worthies
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A Sermon on Covenanting
A classic Covenanter sermon on covenanting. It covers a number of the Scriptural aspects of the continuing duty of covenanting -- which rests upon individuals, churches and nations. Many objections to covenanting are also answered herein. Wylie was the first Covenanter minister ordained in America in 1800. He also authored the famous Two Sons of Oil
, defending the Covenanter position concerning ecclesiastical and civil government, especially as it relates civilly to the United States and its constitution. This sermon is ideal for those looking into the ordinance of covenanting for the first time. 32 pages.
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The Two Sons of Oil; or, the Faithful Witness for Magistracy and Ministry upon a Scriptural Basis (1850, third edition)

 

A Covenanter classic opening Revelation 11:3-4 and Zechariah 4:14. It has been hailed as the "best presentation of the position of the Covenanter Church that has been written." Noting that the "[t]ime has been, when the whole body of Presbyterians, in Scotland, England, and Ireland, unanimously subscribed" to these principles, "[f]or civil and ecclesiastical reformation" and that thousands bled and died for the glorious covenanted cause of civil and ecclesiastical reformation; Wylie sets out to explain and defend "that cause. Not because it is an ancient cause; not because many have sealed it with their blood; but, because," as he says, "I thought it the doctrine of the Bible, and the cause of Christ."

 

This book explains how to tell if a government (especially a civil government) is faithful to Christ and thus to be obeyed for conscience's sake. It also gives direction regarding when and how to resist (and disassociate yourself from) governments which get their power from "the beast."

 

Moreover, it gives clear testimony as to what the Bible requires of civil magistrates, noting "that civil rulers should exercise their power in protecting and defending the religion of Jesus." It also gives plain reasons why dissent from the government of the United States (and other covenant breaking nations) is the legitimate Scriptural pattern. All these ideas are intricately intertwined with the Reformation understanding of eschatology and demonstrate once again the importance of a proper understanding of the Reformation eschatology of Scripture. 99 pages.

 

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