Against Backsliding Modern Denominations, Nations & Individuals (Including Works On Biblical Separation)
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A Defense of Covenanting & the Solemn League & Covenant by Greg Price (21 FREE MP3s)
What is a Christian Nation? #1 Christ's Kingship & Lordship Over the Nations by Greg Price (Classic Reformation and Covenanter teaching on why the "Why... the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us," (Ps. 2:1-3) and why and how God will crush all opposition to His Word and law "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it" (Isa. 2:2).
A Refutation of Religious Pluralism #1 (Absurdity & Perfidy of All Toleration) - John Brown of Haddington (six FREE MP3s) or A Refutation of Religious Pluralism in printed format at Gospel Covenant Publications.
666 - The Number of the Beast of Revelation, a.k.a.
Antichrist -- The Historic Protestant Interpretation (Reformed Teaching) by
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ISLAM in BIBLE PROPHECY (FREE MP3s/Books) Classic
Reformation Eschatology (Historicism) On Islam
"In fact, when the classic historicist position is studied, the fulfillment in the case of Islam and Revelation chapter nine is seen to be so striking and well attested that 'even advocates of other approaches who are adamant in their rejection of the historicist system of interpretation have admitted the convincing nature of this particular identification'" (Steve Gregg, commenting on Rev. 9:1-6 in Revelation: Four Views, p. 176).
Dave Hunt and the Jesuit Attempt to Hijack the
Christian Faith (Calvinism & Arminianism In History)
Godless Public Education & Sin by Dr. Reg Barrow
Making Shipwreck of the Faith: Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Together by Kevin Reed
ARMINIAN/JESUIT PERSECUTION OF CALVINISTS,
COVENANTERS & PURITANS: ARMINIANISM/POPES VS. CALVINISM
International Covenanted Reformation or Schism? (A Reply to Doug Wilson) by Dr. Reg Barrow
The Necessity of Reforming the Church (1543) by John Calvin
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The Covenanted Reformation Defended Against Contemporary
Schismatics: A Response and Antidote Primarily to the Neopresbyterian
Malignancy and Misrepresentations, and the Manufactured "Steelite"
Controversy, Found in Richard Bacon's A Defense Departed; With a Refutation of
Bacon's Independency, Popery, Arminianism, Anabaptism and Various Other
Heresies (Including an Exhibition of His Opposition to Scripture and the
Covenanted Reformation, in General; and His Opposition to John Calvin, John
Knox, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland [Especially 1638-1649],
Samuel Rutherford, George Gillespie, the Testimony of the Covenanter Martyrs,
the Reformed Presbytery, the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton and a Host of
Other Prominent Reformers from Past Generations, in Particular) -- With Copious
Notes on Mr. Bacon's Backsliding and His Blackening of the Blue Banner; as Well
as Various Replies to Other Modern Malignants by Greg Barrow (Greg Price, Dr.
Reg Barrow, Dr. Larry Birger, et al.) (Though set in the context of a debate with one
individual, this book addresses a number of specific problems which plague the
Presbyterian and Reformed churches of our day in general. "It conclusively
and irrefutably demonstrates that those churches which today call themselves
Presbyterian [and even many which claim a more general Reformed heritage] have
grievously departed from the Scriptural standards and principles of the
previous Spirit led Reformations [of the 16th and 17th centuries]. This will
become progressively [and painfully] clear as the reader witnesses evidence
upon evidence of defection from biblically based Reformation attainments (Phil.
3:16) -- and the burying and/or removing of the ancient Reformation landmarks.
Ultimately, when the testimony and evidence [presented in this book] is weighed
in light of Scriptural verities, it is entirely safe to say that the original
Reformers would not only have sought negative ecclesiastical sanctions against
our modern pseudo-Reformers, but in many cases negative civil sanctions as
well," writes Reg Barrow in the "Publisher's Preface." This
book, of over 300 [8.5" X 11"] pages, is also offered as a cerlox
bound photocopy [$14.98 US funds] or a Hardcover photocopy [$25.00 US funds].)
Saul in the Cave of Adullam: A Testimony Against the Fashionable Sub-Calvinism of Doug Wilson (Editor of Credenda/Agenda Magazine); and, for Classical Protestantism and the Attainments of the Second Reformation by Dr. Reg Barrow
Doug Wilson and others at Credenda/Agenda used their magazine to publicly attack and slander Reg Barrow (President of Still Waters Revival Books) in a column that they call the "Cave of Adullam." This invective was Credenda's response to Barrow's comments on Knox Ring (where Barrow noted that John Calvin would have excommunicated John Frame for the apostasy that he manifests in his new book on worship). Numerous private attempts were unsuccessfully made (by Barrow and others) to call Wilson to repentance for this slander. Ultimately, charges for violation of the ninth commandment were brought (in accord with Matt. 18:15-17) against Wilson by Barrow. This book recounts the salient points of the controversy (and the Matthew 18 proceedings) between Wilson and Barrow -- in their actual email debates! Also included is Barrow's demonstration of why Calvin would have excommunicated Frame and Greg Price's Testimony Against The Unfounded Charges of Anabaptism. These debates are a classic example of the differences that exist today between paleopresbyterians (Barrow) and neopresbyterians (Wilson). Wilson's charges against Barrow, of Anabaptism, separatism, etc. are all refuted under a mountain of quotations from Reformation source documents. Barrow's refutations of Wilson's spurious charges bring to light many aspects of Reformation thought that have been lost or forgotten in our day. Besides the initial controversy (over Frame and worship) and the restoration process (set forth in Matthew 18:15-17), this book should be of special interest to all of those who love the "old paths" of truth -- trod by our forefathers in the Reformed faith -- for some of the most pressing issues of our day (regarding the individual, church and state) are addressed herein. Classic statements, cited by Barrow, not only exhibit the wisdom which God granted the best Reformers of both the first and second Reformations, but also specifically demonstrate how Wilson and many other modern Protestants actually reject the Reformation at many points (all their protests not withstanding). "And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in" (Isa. 58:12). This item is also available as a bound photocopy for $3.98 (US funds).
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Forgotten Hero: The Autobiography of David Steele by Dr. Michael Wagner (1998)
Pornography, the Anabaptists, and Doug Wilson's Civil Antinomianism (1997) by Dr. Reg Barrow (Pointed but irenic, Barrow decisively refutes the view of Doug Wilson (cf. "Cyberporn: A Case Study" [Credenda/Agenda, vol. 7, no. 5, p. 11]), many modern Theonomists and the civil libertarians, that the production and distribution of pornography is not a crime (and thus not subject to negative penal sanctions by the civil magistrate). Barrow demonstrates that Wilson's view of civil government (which logically results in such a monstrous conclusion) is actually a overly strict view of the regulative principle. This "hyper-regulativism" (denying lawful inferences, or what Samuel Rutherford calls "logical consequence") is then wrongly applied to the civil magistrate, rather than to worship (when rightly interpreted). He also points out the link between Wilson's view and the principles of the Anabaptists, Libertines and other antiestablishmentarian forces. With an impressive array of historical citations (primarily John Calvin, George Gillespie, Samuel Rutherford, and the Westminster Confession of Faith), and a cogent analysis and application of relevant Scripture passages, Barrow shows clearly that Wilson's view of civil government "gives birth to illegitimate offspring in the case of pornography, contradicting as it does common sense (the light of nature), our reformed fathers in the faith, and the express commands and approved examples of Scripture. In short, it is anything but the 'classical Protestant' position, and anything but biblical." Expressing his belief that many hold to this erroneous notion of the magistrate out of ignorance, he concludes his essay with a heartfelt call to his modern Theonomic brethren (and others) to study the reformation source documents now available (and adopt the historic Theonomy of the Reformation). He also provides a brief list of questions that readily manifest the socially destructive outworkings of Wilson's teaching. This is a much-needed treatment of a topic neglected for far too long. Barrow's valuable contribution is an excellent introduction to the historical theonomy of the Westminster divines and is sure to prime the reader for much productive study of the view of civil government "once delivered unto the saints" (Jude 3). This item is also available as a bound photocopy for $1.99 [US funds]) and is appendix "B" excerpted from Saul in the Cave of Adullam: A Testimony Against the Fashionable Sub-Calvinism of Doug Wilson (Editor of Credenda/Agenda Magazine; and, For Classical Protestantism and the Attainments of the Second Reformation.
The French Revolution (Liberty, Equality,
Fraternity, or Death - Satanic Politics & God's Wrath Upon Nations That
Turn From Him) by Dr. F.N. Lee
Terms of Ministerial and Christian Communion in the Reformed Presbyterian Church, and In Our Day, In the Puritan Reformed Church; With Explanatory Dialogue (Including "The Biblical and Logical Necessity of Uninspired Creeds") by Larry Birger (This delightful dialogue, between Hans (a paleopresbyterian) and Franz (a neo-turned-paleopresbyterian), deals (in a very clear, easy-to-understand way) with a number of the more controversial and misunderstood teachings adopted by the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmotnon and promoted by SWRB in their return to the biblical attainments of the Second, or Covenanted Reformation on the British Isles. The conversation begins with "The Biblical and Logical Necessity of Uninspired Creeds", where Hans shows Franz that Franz's rejection of uninspired creeds is itself an uninspired creed. After several months of study Franz is now interested in joining Hans' Covenanter church, but has been confused and unsettled by the charges of his friend (a member of the RPCNA). This RPCNA friend alleges that Hans' church is a continuation of the "schism" of the "Steelites", and that they are "basically Papists, putting uninspired works on a par with the Bible and then abusing (their) church authority by requiring faith in the church, rather than in the word of God." Hans then goes through and explains pertinent aspects of each term of communion, demonstrating that the RPCNA friend's charges and objections are entirely inaccurate, vindicating in the process precious and vital truths of the Reformation. This easy-reading and mild-mannered dialogue includes an index of topics discussed and objections raised, and is an excellent introduction to the true Covenanter position (i.e. the position of the Westminster Assembly and the Church of Scotland during the Second Reformation). See also Birger's powerful testimony against the PCA, Why the PCA is Not a Duly Constituted Church and Why Faithful Christians Should Separate from this Corrupted "Communion", and Reg Barrow's thorough expose and refutation of Doug Wilson's many dangerous doctrines [including an answer to charges of Anabaptism, a critique of Wilson's and many modern Theonomists' false and anti-reformational view of civil government as it expresses itself on the issue of pornography, an essay on Calvin's and the Westminster Confession's views of the visible church, and more!] in Saul in the Cave of Adullam: A Testimony Against the Fashionable Sub-Calvinism of Doug Wilson [Editor of Credenda/Agenda Magazine]; and, for Classical Protestantism and the Attainments of the Second Reformation.
A Testimony Against the Unfounded Charges of Anabaptism (1997) by Greg Price (This book teaches us that "[t]he heresy of Anabaptism lives today! It has infected the modern church with its cancerous errors and heresies: anti-creedalism, arminianism, dispensationalism, independency [sectarianism], anti-paedobaptism, will-worship [anti-regulativism], perfectionism, societal escapism, religious pluralism and tolerationism [anti-establishmentarianism], denial of the perpetual obligation of social covenanting, pacifism, pietism, socialism, premillennialism, and a refusal to recognize *lawful* civil government as the ordinance of God. These unbiblical positions of the Anabaptists were not tolerated by the Reformed Churches of the First and Second Reformations, and neither should they be tolerated by any Church today that claims to be Reformed or Presbyterian" [Greg Price]. Far to little contemporary Reformed writing has been directed against the Anabaptists, especially in light of the fact that many of their heresies have been generally adopted by professing Christians. Even the "Reformed" community suffers from this contagion. Lord willing, this book with be an effective antidote to the "AIDS" of Anabaptist thought and practice. This item is also available as a bound photocopy for $4.49 [US funds])
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: How Charles Finney's Theology Ravaged the Evangelical Movement by Phil Johnson
Bacon Bits: Richard Bacon's Straw Man "Steelite Controversy" Torched By Faithful Covenanters (Sometimes Called Cameronians, Steelites, etc.) by Greg Price, Dr. Larry Birger, et al. (These short "Bacon Bits" are not meant to be a full response to the sectarians in Rowlett (who oppose the Covenanted Reformation and uniformity found in the public subordinate standards and covenants emitted and upheld by the Westminster Divines -- all which are agreeable to and based upon the alone infallible standard, the Word of God). A full length response is being prepared, to Dick Bacon's Defense Departed, by Greg Barrow and will be released in the near future (D.V.). These "Bacon Bits" merely cover some of the more obvious blunders, poor scholarship and misrepresentations of Bacon, one of the chief malignants of our day. It may also be interesting for the reader to note that though we had to be informed of Bacon's attack upon our positions through a third party (as Bacon never had the courage to send his attack on us to us directly), we have always responded directly to Bacon or alerted him to any new responses by us when they were made available. Dick Bacon has not contacted us directly in response to any of what follows, nor has he responded to The Covenanted Reformation Defended Against Contemporary Schismatics:, which was released a number of years ago, though it is a public rebuke to his unfaithfulness and confusion.)
The Declaration of Repudiation: A Public Testimony Against Modern North American Evangelicalism by Dr. Michael Wagner (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 article seeks to repudiate and remedy the deformation of evangelicalism.
Worship: The Regulative Principle of Worship in History by Dr. Reg Barrow
Psalm Singing in Scripture & History by r. Reg Barrow
Modesty: 'Shamefacedness and Sobriety' 9 of 12 by Pastor Jeff Pollard
Revival Amidst (Islamic & Communistic) Persecution by Peter Hammond
Stephen Hawking & AiG (Answers in Genesis) Agree on Something! Ken Ham Blog (Creation Vs. Evolution)
Proof That the Church is Often Obscured (Prior To The Coming Millennium) by Francis Turretin
SEPARATION, REFORMATION ATTAINMENTS, CORPORATE SANCTIFICATION, ETC. by John Brown of Wamphray (SWRB)
OCCASIONAL HEARING LEADS TO OPEN COMMUNION, OVERTHROWING FAITHFUL CONFESSIONS, & THEN FINAL APOSTASY
CHARLES SPURGEON & SAMUEL RUTHERFORD ON SEPARATION & TOLERATION OF EVIL, ERROR, HERESY, AND SIN
Answers to Steve Schlissel's Denial of Reformation Worship, The Regulative Principle of Worship, RPW
SYNCRETISM IN CHURCH, PCA, OPC, RPCNA, EPC, RPCUS, URCNA, RPCGA, ARP, RCUS, CRC, RCA, BPC, PCUSA...
Why the PCA is Not a Duly Constituted Church and Why Faithful Christians Should Separate from this Corrupted "Communion" by Dr. Larry Birger (Two letters from Larry Birger, Jr. to the session of his former congregation in the PCA, with an historical introduction. Birger states, "This work is emitted by way of testimony against the defections from the reformation of the true religion granted by God in ages past, in hopes of playing some small part in the edification of God's people currently languishing under such defected and defecting denominations." It spotlights the differences between classic Presbyterian thought [paleopresbyterianism] and what today is but a pale imitation [neopresbyterianism] of the Reformation attainments that have been won [at the cost of much suffering and many lives] in the past. This is a good practical introduction to ecclesiology, testimony-bearing, and second Reformation thought.)
Paleopresbyterianism Versus Neopresbyterianism by Dr. Michael Wagner (Explains the two main differences between the "paleo" or old Presbyterians [like the Scottish Covenanters] and the "neo" or new Presbyterians [like those found in the modern PCA, OPC, etc.])
Proof That the Church is Often Obscured by Francis Turretin (Proves from Scripture that, throughout much of history, the church [visible and constitutional], is often found only in a very small remnant.)
Presbyterian Worship: Old and New by Kevin Reed (A Review and Commentary upon Worship in Spirit and Truth, a book by John Frame [Phillipsburg, N.J.: Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co.,1996; paper, 171 pages]. Reed shows how Frame has abandoned the Reformation, both scripturally and confessionally, in regard to worship. He also gives an excellent summary of historic Reformed views and then contrasts them with the novel ideas now being touted by Frame. In light of the fact that Frame teaches at a Presbyterian seminary and is also a Presbyterian pastor (in the P.C.A.), Reed notes the "distressing implications regarding the disingenuous nature of confessional subscription within both the churches and the seminaries." Moreover, Reed comments that "there are also troubling ramifications concerning the doctrine of scripture, since the regulative principle rests upon the foundation of the sufficiency of scripture, with respect to worship." He continues by concluding that "Frame's book furnishes patent evidence that ecclesiastical discipline is lacking in the churches, and that seminary professors can teach heterodox views with impunity. If Presbyterians took their creed seriously, Mr. Frame would be removed from both the seminary and the pastorate, and not allowed to teach. But in the current situation, the majority of pastors, seminarians, and the people are partners in the crimes of corrupt worship and confessional laxity. 'A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so.'")
A Letter of Clarification, 27 October 1997 by Kevin Reed (Another response to the misrepresentations [this time regarding Kevin Reed's "Testimony Against Prominent Errors"] promoted by Richard Bacon and the those who follow him.)
Doug Wilson's Five Questions on the Regulative Principle of Worship Answered by Dr. Reg Barrow
(Barrow answers five questions that Wilson has been repeating in opposition to the classic, creedal, Presbyterian and Reformed understanding of the regulative principle of worship. Excerpted from: Saul in the Cave of Adullam: A Testimony Against the Fashionable Sub-Calvinism of Doug Wilson (Editor of Credenda/Agenda Magazine); and, for Classical Protestantism and the Attainments of the Second Reformation.)
Would John Calvin Excommunicate John Frame? by Dr. Reg Barrow
(In this short letter Reg Barrow replies to an inquirer [on Knox Ring] asking for comments concerning John Frame's claim [in his book on worship] that the traditional Puritan view of the regulative principle is a "minimalist" view of worship. Also noted in the this post was James Jordan's assertion that the classic view of the regulative principle is sectarian. Barrow, in the short space allotted on KR, begins to demonstrate how both Frame and Jordan have apostatized and would have been rejected by the Presbyterian and Reformed wing of the Reformation.)
Debate on the US Constitution Andrew Sandlin Versus Dr. Reg Barrow (The following debate on the US Constitution, between Andrew Sandlin [editor of the Chalcedon Report] and Reg Barrow [President of Still Waters Revival Books], took place on the Knox Ring email discussion group in January of 1997.)
Calvin, Close Communion and the Coming Reformation (a book review of Alexander and Rufus... by John Anderson ) by Dr. Reg Barrow (Shows how Calvin practiced close communion and how the biblical view of this ordinance is intended to purify the individual, church and state. Refutes the Popish and paedocommunion heresies [regarding this sacrament], as well as all views of open communion. Also argues that Arminians, anti-paedobaptists, anti-regulativists, and all those who openly violate the law of God [and are unrepentant] should be barred from the Lord's table -- as a corrective measure ordained of God for their recovery.)
A Testimony Against the Prominent Errors of Our Times Adullam Presbyterian Church (Kevin Reed and others produced this testimony in June . It is directed at many specific areas of corruption found in the PCA.)
An Open Letter to an RPCNA Elder by Jim Dodson (Summarizes the points of defection from covenanted attainments in the modern RPCNA. Also deals with church issues, schism and separation, worship, covenanting, and much more.)
Dodson Versus the RPCNA -- concerning his "Open Letter to an RPCNA Elder" above by Jim Dodson (Continues where the above letter left off. Adds some more specific charges.)
A Warning Against the False and Dangerous Views of James Jordan Concerning Worship: A Book Review of Kevin Reed's Canterbury Tales by Dr. Reg Barrow
The Canterbury Tales by Kevin Reed
(Refutes James Jordan and others who reject the regulative principle of worship.)
STRICT SUBSCRIPTION & THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH - SAMUEL RUTHERFORD & THE SCOTTISH GA
RICHARD CAMERON: COVENANTER MARTYR (& THE GODLY
RESPONSE OF HIS FATHER TO HIS DEATH BY PERSECUTORS)
A THIRD REFORMATION NECESSARY - PRINCIPLES OF SCOTLAND'S COVENANTED MARTYRS (SCOTTISH COVENANTERS)
Religious Principles of the SCOTTISH MARTYRS (COVENANTERS, CAMERONIANS or REFORMED PRESBYTERIANS)
WHY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) IS PERPETUALLY BOUND BY THE SOLEMN LEAGUE & COVENANT - Price
Arminianism: Inconsistencies/Errors, John Wesley's Arminian Folly, & Westminster Confession Of Faith
A Contemporary Covenanting Debate; Or, Covenanting Redivivus by Dr. Reg Barrow (Joe Bell [an independent, Baptist, and professing Reconstructionist] kicked Reg Barrow off his email discussion group because the subjects of Divine Right Presbyterianism and the Covenanted Reformation were too hot for him to handle. This is Barrow's final answer to Bell [which Bell censored from his list]. No one, including Bell, has yet to attempt an answer. Barrow answers many specific questions regarding the permanence of covenant obligation, national Reformation, historical testimony and many other doctrines which were prevalent during the period of the second Reformation. A wealth of original [Reformation] texts are cited throughout and this spirited debate should help to generate interest in many of those biblical attainments which were won during those glorious days in which major nations openly covenanted themselves [as moral persons] to Christ.)
A Brief Defence of Dissociation in the Present Circumstances (1996) by the Session of the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton/Prince George (Explains why Christians should separate themselves from those groups which deny biblical truth and its implications.)
The Antinomian Streak in the Reconstructionist Movement by Kevin Reed
Plain Reasons for Presbyterians Dissenting from the Revolution Church of Scotland. Also, Their Principles Concerning Civil Government, and the Difference Betwixt the Reformation and Revolution Principles (1731) by Andrew Clarkson (An exceedingly rare and important book now back in print after 265 years! The Contending Witness magazine [May, 1841] described Plain Reasons "as the single best volume penned defending the principles of the second Reformation." It sets forth "the grounds why Presbyterian Dissenters refused to hold communion with the revolution church and state," [Reformed Presbytery, Act Declaration and Testimony for the Whole of Our Covenanted Reformation, p. 154n]. The biblical principles contained in this book still apply today and thus Plain Reasons remains one of the best books explaining why [and when] an individual [church or citizen] should separate himself [or itself, as a corporate moral person] from those [in church or state] who do not hold fast to all the attainments of our covenanted Reformation forefathers. In this regard the session of the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton calls this the one book that best explains why faithful Covenanted Presbyterians must, for conscience sake, remain ecclesiastically separate from all Presbyterian denominations that have backslidden from second Reformation attainments. (This being the classic corporate Calvinistic application of such commands as "Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing" [Phil. 3:16, emphasis added]. It is also the acknowledgement that the Lord has clearly stated in his Word that he "requireth that which is past" [Eccl. 3:15]). Furthermore, the session of the PRC of Edmonton has noted that this book "clearly spells out the reasons why to unite with the Revolution Church (1689) or any of its descendants [The Free Church of Scotland, The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and American Presbyterian Churches. etc] is to undermine and subvert the work of the Second Reformation. The argumentation is cogent [with an abundant supply of documentation]. The section [in the book] on schism is a "classic of classics" and clearly demonstrates how very few in our day [even in the Reformed camp] understand the Reformation doctrine regarding schism, separation and the visible church. In this file you will find the complete table of contents, the preface and the first reason for dissent. Lord willing, other sections will follow in time. The table of contents is very valuable as it lays out in summary [and with a fair amount of detail] the whole scope of the book. It can serve as a kind of summary of second Reformation thought concerning the church, state, separation, schism, worship, civil dissent, church planting, opposition to idolatry and tyranny, and much more!)
When Is Civil Government So Constituted that Christians Can Swear Allegiance To It?
Christmas: A Biblical Critique by Kevin Reed, M. Schneider & D.W. Cason (Three excellent articles: 1.) "Is Christmas Christian?" by Michael Schneider; 2.) "Christmas: An Historical Survey Regarding Its Origins and Opposition to It of Creeds and Confessions" by Kevin Reed; 3.) "Christmas-Keeping and the Reformed Faith: A Response to Professor David Engelsma" by David W. Cason.
Reformation Civil Government by Dr. Reg Barrow
The Six Points of the "Terms of Ministerial and Christian Communion in the Reformed Presbyterian Church by the Reformed Presbytery (The old paths illuminated with the powerful Covenanter spotlight.)
Biblical Worship by Kevin Reed
Biblical Civil Government Versus the Beast; and, the Basis for Christian Resistance by Greg Price
Forbidden Alliances by George Gillespie
The Wonders of the Most High: 125 Years History of the United Netherlands 1550-1675 (c. 1678) by Abraham Van De Velde (The subtitle reads: "An Indication of the Causes, Ways and Means Whereby the United Provinces, Against the Expectation of the Whole World, Were Elevated in Such a Marvelous Way from their Previous Oppression to Such Great, Awe Inspiring Riches and Acclaim. As Related By Several Eminent Historians, and Which After the Manner of the Time are Compiled to a Necessary and Profitable Use." This book gives us an indication why the best theologians in the Netherlands were ready to swear the Solemn League and Covenant with their brethren in the British Isles [before Cromwell and his forces ruined these plans for a united international Protestant testimony]. It shows us that the best Dutch Synods agreed with the Covenanters regarding the civil magistrate [establishments], God's law, anti-tolerationism, historical testimony, true unity, false teachers, the Sabbath, "Roman feast days," worship, etc. Translated here for the first time from Dutch into English, this book may be a shocker to those not familiar with the Dutch Reformation and the faithful pronouncements of her Synods. Also available in softcover [for $19.95-20%=15.96 US funds]).
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The Steps Of Defection From Said Reformation, Whether In Former Or Later Times,
Since The Overthrow Of That Glorious Work, Down To This Present Day (1876)
Upholds the original work of the Westminster Assembly and testifies to the abiding worth and truth formulated in the Westminster family of documents. Upholds and defends the crown rights of King Jesus in church and state, denouncing those who would remove the crown from Christ's head by denying His right to rule (by His law) in both the civil and ecclesiastical spheres. Testifies to the received doctrine, government, worship, and discipline of the Church of Scotland in her purest (reforming) periods. Applies God's Word to the Church's corporate attainments "with a judicial approbation of the earnest contendings and attainments of the faithful, and a strong and pointed judicial condemnation of error and the promoters thereof" (The Original Covenanter and Contending Witness, Dec. 17/93, p. 558). Shows the church's great historical victories (such as the National and Solemn League and Covenant, leading to the Westminster Assembly) and exposes her enemies actions (e.g. the Prelacy of Laud; the Independency, sectarianism, covenant breaking and ungodly toleration set forth by the likes of Cromwell [and the Independents that conspired with him]; the Erastianism and civil sectarianism of William of Orange, etc.). It is not likely that you will find a more consistent working out of the principles of Calvinism anywhere -- and fittingly this work has been called "the most profoundly reasoned document ever issued by the (R.P.) Church." It deals with the most important matters relating to the individual, the family, the church and the state, while setting forth a faithful historical testimony of God's dealings with men during some of the most important days of church history. A basic text that should be mastered by all Christians.
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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,
(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)."
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!"
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."
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.
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"!
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."
- Email from Colorado
Many more comments on the SWRB's CD sets (by the Banner of Truth magazine, Calvin Beisner [Professor of Historical Theology and Social Ethics at Knox Theological Seminary], Dr. E.P. Elliott [Christian Observer magazine], and many others.) can be found at the end of the page at: http://www.puritandownloads.com/swrb/categories/COMMENTS-ON-SWRB/
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