This Calvinist Web page of free MP3s, free books and free articles defending Calvinism is dedicated to the glory of the one true, living and sovereign God, as He has revealed Himself in the Bible. This Web page defending biblical Calvinism also includes powerful and precise free Reformation resources demonstrating that Dave Hunt teaches Roman Catholic/Jesuit doctrines (like Arminianism) in his heretical book What Love is This? Calvinism's Misrepresentation of God. To see contemporary Calvinist's respond to Dave Hunt's scandalous, shameful and disgraceful misrepresentation of the sovereignty of God (as it is clearly taught in the Bible, cf. Romans 9, Ephesians 1, etc.), or what is called biblical Calvinism (not to be confused with hyper-Calvinism, which is also contrary to scripture, like its opposite error, the heresy of Arminianism), scroll down to the section below entitled "RESOURCES REGARDING DAVE HUNT'S ATTACK ON THE TRUTH OF SCRIPTURE (CALVINISM)."
"According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world." (Eph. 1:4). "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will." (Eph. 1:5). "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will." (Eph. 1:5). Emphases added to all three preceding biblical passages.
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"What is the heresy of Rome, but the addition of something to the perfect merits of Jesus Christ--the bringing in of the works of the flesh, to assist in our justification? And what is the heresy of Arminianism but the addition of something to the work of the Redeemer? Every heresy, if brought to the touchstone, will discover itself here. I have my own private opinion that there is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is called Calvinism. It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else. I do not believe we can preach the gospel, if we do not preach justification by faith, without works; nor unless we preach the sovereignty of God in His dispensation of grace; nor unless we exalt the electing, unchangeable, eternal, immutable, conquering love of Jehovah; nor do I think we can preach the gospel, unless we base it upon the special and particular redemption of His elect and chosen people which Christ wrought out upon the cross; nor can I comprehend a gospel which lets saints fall away after they are called, and suffers the children of God to be burned in the fires of damnation after having once believed in Jesus. Such a gospel I abhor (From the Spurgeon sermon A Defense of Calvinism).
"We hold -- we are not afraid to say that we believe -- that Christ came into this world with the intention of saving "a multitude which no man can number;" and we believe that as the result of this, every person for whom He died must, beyond the shadow of a doubt, be cleansed from sin, and stand, washed in blood, before the Father's throne. We do not believe that Christ made any effectual atonement for those who are for ever damned; we dare not think that the blood of Christ was ever shed with the intention of saving those whom God foreknew never could be saved, and some of whom were even in Hell when Christ, according to some men's account, died to save them."
Theology Vs. Hyper-Calvinism by Michael Horton
Before the average believer today learns what Reformed theology (i.e., Calvinism) actually is, he first usually has to learn what it's not. Often, detractors define Reformed theology not according to what it actually teaches, but according to where they think its logic naturally leads. Even more tragically, some hyper-Calvinists have followed the same course. Either way, "Calvinism" ends up being defined by extreme positions that it does not in fact hold as scriptural. The charges leveled against Reformed theology, of which hyper-Calvinism is actually guilty, received a definitive response at the international Synod of Dort (1618-1619), along with the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.
Sovereignty of God by Albert N. Martin (17 free MP3s)
The Five Points of Calvinism by Albert N. Martin (5 free MP3s)
FREE ONLINE BOOK: The Crook In The Lot: God's Sovereignty In The Suffering, Trials and Tribulations of Men by Thomas Boston. A classic!
Predestination, Unconditional Election, Reprobation, Evangelism, the Free Offer of the Gospel, Arminian Objections Answered, Some History of Reformed Thought, etc. (1 of 2) by Dr. Joel Beeke (Free MP3, dive into the deep end of Reformed theology with these two seminary lectures by Dr. Beeke).
Questions and Answers by James White (Alpha and Omega Ministries) on the Sovereignty of God, Calvinism, Arminianism, Prayer, John 3:16, Norman Geisler's Chosen But Free, Limited Atonement, Free Will, TULIP, Total Depravity, etc. (free MP3).
Synergism Belongs in a Car Dealership, not in Divine Salvation. 07/05/2007 - Alan Kurschner (at Alpha and Omega Ministries) "The "Calvinist vs. Arminian" debate throughout church history is substantially a debate between what is called "synergism" and "monergism." ... Arminians cannot affirm monergism (grace alone); they must always have the creature's will as the final determiner of their destiny, not God. I must give Arminians some credit though. Invariably, they pray (without knowing) Calvinisticly, "God, change my unbelieving relative's heart." I have never heard them pray, "God, only whisper in my relative's ear, but don't change their heart unless you've been given permission." But the Calvinist prays and affirms biblical truth consistently."
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The Existence and Attributes of God by Stephen Charnock (Audio Book, 78 FREE MP3s, possibly the best book ever written on the attributes of God, outside of Scripture. "The Existence and Attributes of God is the greatest Puritan treatise on the perfections of God, and perhaps the greatest of all times. Here, Stephen Charnock reflects on Scripture to develop a better understanding of the nature and being of God. In true Puritan fashion, Charnock makes practical application of all the doctrinal content he develops. Thus, Charnock's work is rightly regarded as simultaneously a scholarly and devotional classic," writes Dr. Joel Beeke.
The Fear of God by Albert N. Martin (9 free MP3s)
God's Foreknowledge and Free-Will by Stephen Charnock From The Existence and Attributes of God, vol. 1, pp. 439-451. (Text)
"Free will I have often heard of, but I have never seen it. I have met with will, and plenty of it, but it has either been led captive by sin or held in blessed bonds of grace."
- Charles Spurgeon
RESOURCES REGARDING DAVE HUNT'S ATTACK ON THE TRUTH OF SCRIPTURE (CALVINISM)
Dave Hunt's What Love Is This? Calvinism's Misrepresentation of God - A Book Review by Phil Johnson FREE MP3 ("My advice to young Calvinists is to learn your theology from the historic mainstream Calvinist authors, not from blogs and discussion forums on the Internet," writes Phil Johnson.)
The Ultimate Conspiracy - Dave Hunt and
the Jesuit Attempt to Hijack the Christian Faith by Michael Bunker
(Proof that Dave Hunt [in his book What Love is This?] is teaching the Jesuit-inspired heresy of Arminianism).
Free at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/dave-hunt-jesuits.htm
Arminianism: The Road to Rome by Augustus Toplady (Reformation History Notes #1) by Augustus Toplady (Also free in MP3 format at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=7200654949)
55 Free Puritan and Reformation MP3s on Providence (in this numbered list)
What you must understand, is that you have, in one resource (the Puritan Hard Drive - ed.), the vast wealth of God working through His chosen elect for hundreds of years.
The Puritan Hard Drive is a record of the true Church of God rising from the ashes of the Church burned to nothing by the late 1400's in the flames of man's greed for money and power, lust for position and license, and apathy -- in the spiritual murder of the eternal souls of millions of the lost, who were galvanized in their error by the Papal fairy tales of limbo/purgatory, indulgences, etc. The Reformation was about the true Church being "born again" from the ashes of righteousness which used to be, but had denigrated to a selfish and lustful perversion in the pride of the Roman Catholic Church.
What we must understand is that the Church is now in the same state as then. The new "Catholic Church" is the drug store, self-fix-it mentality and philosophy which has built an edifice of heresy, grounded in the long ago heretically defined Arminianism. The attraction is evident and replete with the selfish immediacy which pervades this society; a "Try God! He works!" marketing religion has arisen out of the Arminian heresy -- to fit right in with the culture of the quick fix, totally self-administered and open to all.
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Arminianism is a VERY dangerous untruth which leads to SELF as the STANDARD FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS! For decades the elect have been kept in spiritual darkness for unnecessarily long periods of time; the common grace promoted by truth disseminated, which promotes a more ordered world even in the lives of the fallen, is lost to this error as the fallen amongst the believers suppose they are saved, after telling Jesus they will accept Him, unto license to indulge, just as the Roman Catholic Church was in error and people all over Europe sinned with suspect impunity, which they believed they had purchased via indulgences, from "God's financial representative" (i.e., the Papal Antichrist - ed.) here on earth.
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Unconditional Election (12 free MP3s) - The Absolute Sovereignty of God (& Free Grace) in the Salvation of Unworthy and Helpless Sinners by Dr. Ferrell Griswold (One of the most thorough audio treatments of the biblical doctrine of Unconditional Election).
Points of Calvinism #01: Total Depravity by Dr. Ferrell Griswold
Five Points of Calvinism #02: Unconditional Election by Dr. Ferrell Griswold
Five Points of Calvinism #03: Limited Atonement by Dr. Ferrell Griswold
Five Points of Calvinism #04: Irresistible Grace by Dr. Ferrell Griswold
Five Points of Calvinism #05: Perseverance by Dr. Ferrell Griswold
The Five Points of Calvinism #01: Adoption by Dr. John R. DeWitt
The Five Points of Calvinism #02: Unconditional Election by Dr. John R. DeWitt
The Five Points of Calvinism #03: Limited Atonement by Dr. John R. DeWitt
The Five Points of Calvinism #04: Total Depravity by Dr. John R. DeWitt
The Five Points of Calvinism #05: Irresistible Grace by Dr. John R. DeWitt
This is a powerful message by a very powerful speaker!
The Five Points of Calvinism #06: Perseverance by Dr. John R. DeWitt
The Five Points of Calvinism by Geoff Thomas
The Five Points of Calvinism (TULIP, URC Learning)
The Counter Reformation: "Free" Will (James White) (You Tube) More on the Jesuit/Roman Catholic connection to "free will" and Arminianism.
Roman Catholic Counter Reformation, Antichrist, Dispensationalism, Jesuits, Islam, etc. by Richard Bennett (free MP3 by a former Roman Catholic priest who know the connection between Arminianism and the Jesuits/Romanism)
The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink (OFFSITE)
FREE MP3 AUDIO in 11 parts begins at:
Compatibilism (also known as soft determinism), is the belief that God's predetermination and meticulous providence is "compatible" with voluntary choice. In light of Scripture, human choices are believed to be exercised voluntarily but the desires and circumstances that bring about these choices about occur through divine determinism (see Acts 2:23 & 4:27-28). It should be noted that this position is no less deterministic than hard determinism - be clear that neither soft nor hard determinism believes man has a free will. Our choices are only our choices because they are voluntary, not coerced. We do not make choices contrary to our desires or natures. Compatibilism is directly contrary to libertarian free will.
Arminianism - Another Gospel by William
MacLean - With Comments On the
Arminianism of John Wesley, D.L. Moody, Billy Graham, et al., and Quotes By Charles Spurgeon, Samuel
Rutherford, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, John Owen, McCheyne, Ness, Hodge,
Erskine, Shedd, et al.,
Defending the Apostolic Truths Found In the Five Points of Calvinism (TULIP).
Free book at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=106071354170
Important Note From the Foreword: "By those who dislike controversy, it is often alleged that Arminianism and Calvinism only differ in respect of the fact that while the former chiefly stresses man's responsibility, the latter lays all the weight upon Divine Sovereignty. This is not a correct presentation of the facts. The Arminian does indeed stress man's responsibility to the exclusion of the sovereignty of God, and this is a fruitful cause of more than one error. The man, on the other hand, who stresses the sovereignty of God to the exclusion of man's responsibility is a hyper-calvinist and is in error on this aspect of truth just as surely as the Arminian. The true Calvinist lays stress on both doctrines as they are unfolded in the inspired and infallible Word of God."
And This From The Book Itself: "Arminianism appears as the gospel of Christ, but in reality is 'another gospel.' It is a heresy, deadly and soul-ruining, and all the more so because subtle, plausible, and popular. "It is a scheme," in the words of Dr. Cunningham, the renowned theologian, "for dividing or partitioning the salvation of sinners between God and sinners themselves, instead of ascribing it as the Bible does, to the sovereign grace of God, the perfect and all-sufficient work of Christ, and the efficacious and omnipotent operation of the Holy Spirit.
Arminianism is the very essence of Popery. Christopher Ness of St. John's College, Cambridge, a Puritan divine, in his treatise "An Antidote Against Arminianism (at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/N.htm)," recommended by the great Dr. John Owen (http://www.swrb.com/catalog/O.htm), writes, "As blessed Athanasius sighed out in his day, 'The world is overrun with Arianism; so it is the sad sigh of our present times, the Christian world is overrun, yea, overwhelmed with the flood of Arminianism; which cometh as it were, out of the mouth of the serpent, that he might cause the woman (the Church) to be carried away of the flood thereof.' [Rev. 12.15.] He quotes Mr. Rous, Master of Eton College, as saying, 'Arminianism is the spawn of Popery, which the warmth of favour may easily turn into frogs of the bottomless pit,' and Dr. Alexander Leighton who calls Arminianism 'the Pope's Benjamin, the last and greatest monster of the man of sin: the elixir of Anti-Christianism; the mystery of the mystery of iniquity; the Pope's cabinet; the very quintessence of equivocation.'"
During the Arminian regime of Archbishop Laud, the persecutor of the Puritans and the Covenanters, zealous Arminians were promoted to the best bishoprics. A famous letter written by a Jesuit to the Rector of Brussels and endorsed by Laud himself was found in his study at Lambeth. A copy of this letter was found among the papers of a society of priests and Jesuits at Clerkenwell in 1627. The following is an extract: 'Now we have planted the Sovereign Drug Arminianism which we hope will purge the Protestants from their heresy; and it flourisheth and beareth fruit in due season. I am at this time transported with joy to see how happily all instruments and means, as well as great or smaller, cooperate with our purposes. But to return to the main fabric: OUR FOUNDATION IS ARMINIANISM.' (S.G.U. Publication No. 173, p. 142).
In reference to the Calvinistic doctrines -- the doctrines of free and sovereign grace held by the Reformers in England, Toplady observes, "Queen Mary and her Spanish husband well knew that Calvinism is the very life and soul of the Reformation; and that Popery would never flourish till the Calvinistic doctrines were eradicated." Her efforts to destroy by sword and fire those who upheld the Truth earned for her the unenviable appellation of 'Bloody Mary.' The charge on which many of them were burnt at the stake was that they held to the doctrine of predestination and rejected the Arminian and Popish doctrine of free-will."
The Transcendent Excellence and Perfection of God
(MP3) by Dr. Bruce Ware
Prayer & The Glorious Advance Of The Kingdom Of God In History Before Christ's Second by Jonathan Edwards (Free MP3s)
Institutes of the Christian Religion #34 (Of Prayer - A Perpetual Exercise of Faith. The Daily Benefits Derived From It, & Grace) by John Calvin (Free MP3)
The Reformed Faith: An Exposition Of The Westminster Confession Of Faith by Robert Shaw (With An Introductory Essay By WM. M. Hetherington) See especially the chapters on "Chapter III. Of God's Eternal Decree," "Chapter V. Of Providence," "Chapter IX. Of Free Will," "Chapter X. Of Effectual Calling," "Chapter XIV. Of Saving Faith," "Chapter XV. Of Repentance unto Life," "Chapter XVII. Of the Perseverance of the Saints," and "Chapter XVIII. Of Assurance of Grace and Salvation."
ARMINIAN PERSECUTION OF CALVINISTS, COVENANTERS AND
PURITANS: EXAMPLES IN
HISTORY OF HOW ARMINIANISM'S (JESUIT, ROMAN CATHOLIC, EPISCOPAL, PAPAL
ANTICHRIST) RAGE AGAINST CALVINISM LED TO THE IMPRISONMENT, TORTURE, EXILE, AND
MARTYRDOM OF FAITHFUL CHRISTIANS
Free at http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=13362
JOHN WESLEY'S SHAMEFUL PERSECUTION OF AUGUSTUS
TOPLADY - ANOTHER EXAMPLE
OF ARMINIAN HATRED FOR THE TRUTH AND THOSE PREACHING THE TRUTH -- WHICH IS
COMMONLY NICKNAMED CALVINISM
Free at http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=13367
JOHN WESLEY TAUGHT BAPTISMAL REGENERATION AND
PRAYER FOR THE DEAD (ALONG
WITH OTHER ANTI-BIBLICAL HERESIES/POPERY/SACRAMENTALISM)
Free at http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=13317
JOHN WESLEY WROTE 'I do not love God. I
never did. Therefore I never believed,' Wesley attributed Calvinistic theology to
Satan, Wesley's ecumenical approach toward Romanism, Wesley's favourable
disposition toward women preachers, Wesley's blasphemous view of justification,
Wesley defended prayer for the dead, Wesley taugh that unconverted Moslems and
other heathen will be accepted by God on the basis of their good works,
Wesley's attack on the the Psalms, etc.
Free at http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=13559
ARMINIANISM: THE SPAWN OF POPERY, THE LAST AND GREATEST MONSTER OF THE MAN OF
SIN, THE MYSTERY OF THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY, THE VERY QUINTESSENCE OF
EQUIVOCATION, THE POPE'S CABINET, THE VERY ESSENCE OF POPERY.
Free at http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=13364
The Sovereignty of God by Elisha Coles (The complete book online.)
The Perseverance of the Saints
The Gospel Offer
Law & Gospel
Assurance of Salvation
FREE ONLINE SWRB PURITAN VIDEOS
The Five Points of Calvinism, Arminian Theory of
Redemption, Predestination, Repentance, The Gospel Idea of Preaching and more
by R.L. Dabney.
Free books at: http://www.tracts.ukgo.com/robert_lewis_dabney.htm
A short Survey of the ninth Chapter to the Romans, so farre as it treateth of the Doctrine Of Predestination Or, An Examination of Mr. Cotton's Analysis of The Ninth Chapter of Romans by William Twisse, DD.
THE ARMINIAN HERESIE NIPT IN THE BUD: A Discussion of Arminianism In the General Assembly
of the Church of Scotland, 1638.
By Alexander Henderson, David Dickson, & Andrew Ramsay.
- [Excerpted from Alexander Peterkin's Records of the Kirk of Scotland, 156:A to 159:B.]
Free book at http://www.truecovenanter.com/gospel/arminianism_nipped_in_the_bud.html
Three more must listen MP3s by Dr. Beeke on God's amazing providence are listed on sermonaudio at http://tinyurl.com/32bzjj or http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakerWithinSource=&subsetCat=&subsetItem=&mediatype=&keyword=Dr.%5EJoel%5EBeeke&keyworddesc=Dr.+Joel+Beeke&currsection=sermonsspeaker&AudioOnly=false&SpeakerOnly=true&keywordwithin=providence&x=19&y=16
History and Theology of Calvinism #48: The
Hardening of the Reprobate - Dr. Curt D. Daniel (Offsite)
Free MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=83004135852
History and Theology of Calvinism #49: The Destiny of the Reprobate - Dr. Curt D. Daniel (Offsite)
Free MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=83004135945
Election and Reprobation #1 Concerning Jacob and
Esau by John Calvin
Free MP3 at: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonid=1030054213 (Complete John Calvin book, Election and Reprobation, here on 12 free MP3s, plus over 200 more free MP3s about Calvinism and its implications.)
Sovereignty of God in Salvation (Part 1 of 4) - Hal Brunson
Free MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=31404164223
is Terrible Majesty by Paco Orozco
Free MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=10220014577
Death of Death in the Death of Christ by John Owen
Free MP3s at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sid=47081639571
Free book at http://www.ccel.org/ccel/owen/deathofdeath.html
The Death of Death in the Death of Christ is John Owen's definitive work on the extent of the atonement, defending limited atonement. It is a polemical work, designed to show among other things that the doctrine of universal redemption is unscriptural and destructive of the gospel. It was called forth by the progress in England of Arminianism and the half-way house of Amyraldianism adopted by Baxter, Davenant and Usher.
The Doctrine of UNIVERSAL ATONEMENT Proven FALSE and ANTI-SCRIPTURAL. Excerpted from Christ Dying, & Drawing Sinners to Himself, By Samuel Rutherford
Eleven (11) Reasons to Reject Libertarian Free Will by John Hendryx (by John Hendryx - A critique of libertarian free will as explained in "Why I am not a Calvinist" by Jerry Walls and Joseph Dongell).
The Scriptures, therefore, in the most explicit terms teach that the external call of the gospel is addressed to all men. The command of Christ to his Church was to preach the gospel to every creature. Not to irrational creatures, and not to fallen angels; these two classes are excluded by the nature and design of the gospel. Further than this there is no limitation, so far as the present state of existence is concerned. We are commanded to make the offer of salvation through Jesus to every human being on the face of the earth... The Apostles, therefore, when they went forth in the execution of the commission which they had received, preached the gospel to every class of men, and assured every man whom they addressed, that if he would repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ he should be saved. If, therefore, any one holds any view of the decrees of God, or of the satisfaction of Christ, or of any other Scriptural doctrine, which hampers him in making this general offer of the gospel, he may be sure that his views or his logical processes are wrong. The Apostles were not thus hampered, and we act under the commission given to them. - Charles Hodge
ALL PURITAN HARD DRIVE VIDEOS (FREE VIDEOS)
Coordinated Hands of God and Men: Providence in the Reformed Tradition (MP3 & PDF) by Dr. Bruce Ware (Part 3 of 3 including the two MP3s listed below. Best listened to in reverse order, as this is the best message in this series. Balanced biblical teaching on the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man, as revealed in the Bible. Dr. Ware, however, falls short, from a Calvinist perspective, in his rejection of limited atonement. See John Owen's Death of Death in the Death of Christ for the faithful biblical position on the atonement.).
Independent Hands of God and Men: Providence in Classic Arminianism (MP3) by Dr. Bruce Ware (Part 2 of 3 in the series, including the two MP3s listed directly above and below. Includes some irrefutable questions for Arminians and some very good thoughts on the impossibility of Arminianism. One drawback in this message is that Dr. Ware is far too ecumenical when talking about the heresy of Arminianism in general).
Uncertain Hands of God and Men: Providence in Process Thought and Open Theism (MP3) by Dr. Bruce Ware (Part 1 of 3 in the series, including the two MP3s listed above. This is the least important message in this series for evangelicals, but helps fill out the field).
Purpose - Paul Washer
Free MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=720074155
God's Will and Man's Will by C. H. Spurgeon
Free MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=540716945
Is Arminianism a Damnable heresy? By Stephen Pribble ("Having been condemned by the Synod of Dordrecht (Dort) in 1618-1619, Arminianism is indeed a heresy, a serious departure from the historic faith of the Christian church... Since the teachings of Arminianism are contrary to Scripture, they are manifestly false. They are serious perversions of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is only one gospel, not two. Anyone who preaches any other gospel is preaching a false gospel and is accursed. "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed" (Gal. 1:8-9)... Is Arminianism a damnable heresy? Yes. The false doctrines of conditional election, universal atonement, partial depravity, resistible grace, and the possibility of a lapse from grace originate in the pit of hell with the father of lies (Jn. 8:44). - From " Is Arminianism a Damnable heresy?").
The Spur by C. H. Spurgeon
Free MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=121205143651
An important message balancing the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man. Also a fine encouragement to work for the things that remain to all eternity -- and to shun the trifles and vanities of this world. "Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain" (Rev. 3:2).
Freedom of the Will by Jonathan Edwards (OFFSITE)
Free MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sid=425081155310
Free book at http://www.ccel.org/e/edwards/will/
The Believer's Perseverance in the
Faith Guaranteed by His Security in Christ by Dr. Alan Cairns
Free MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=62906155549
Thomas Watson On Perseverance of the
Saints by Michael Phillips
Free MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=917031363
How Jesus Matures Our Faith by Dr. Joel Beeke (A Spectacular Message On God's Absolute Sovereignty! In this sermon you will learn why God brings hardships, trials, sickness, suffering, poverty, and pain into your life. It also explains how faith and prayer intersects with everything God brings into your life, especially God's most perplexing acts of providence and sovereignty. - Dr. Reg Barrow, President, Still Waters Revival Books.)
Knowing, Loving and Living Our Reformation Heritage by Dr. Joel Beeke (This is a "must listen" sermon! Very moving! Make sure to listen to the very end. - Dr. Reg Barrow, President, Still Waters Revival Books.)
Biblical Worship by Kevin Reed (Written with a clear view of upholding the biblical tradition of Reformation or Calvinistic worship [against Arminianism in worship] -- with the life and death struggle that was a backdrop to the Reformers war against the idols clearly in mind. Touches on a number of controversial issues that have arisen as human innovations in worship have become commonplace in contemporary church life -- even among those that still fancy being known as Reformed." - Dr. Reg Barrow, President, Still Waters Revival Books.)
Here is great quote from John Calvin on the importance of the sovereignty of God in worship (or what today is call the regulative principle of worship [RPW]),
"If it be asked, then, by what things chiefly the Christian religion has a standing amongst us, and maintains its truth, it will be found that the following two not only occupy the principal place, but comprehend under them all the other parts, and consequently the whole substance of Christianity, viz., a knowledge first, of the right way to worship God; and secondly of the source from which salvation is to be sought. When these are kept out of view, though we may glory in the name of Christians, our profession is empty and vain."
- John Calvin, On the Necessity of Reforming the Church, which is FREE ONLINE at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/NRC_ch00.htm.
The Canterburians Self-Conviction: Chapter 2: Their Avowed Arminianism by Robert Baillie (excerpted from Baillie's The Canterburians Self-Conviction: or an evident demonstration of the avowed Arminianisme, Poperie, and tyrannie of that faction, by their owne confessions; With a postscript for the Personat Jesuite Lysimachus Nicanor, a prime Canterburian. (1641) at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/b.htm. The two predominant heresies addressed by Baillie in this book still cover much of the professing Christian world today; these being: (1.) false, man-centered views of salvation (Arminianism and Pelagianism) and (2.) false man-centered views of worship (Liturgical innovationism: either high church or Charismatic).
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Many free books and articles on justification by faith alone, predestination, etc., are at http://www.truecovenanter.com/gospel.html (see the sections titled "Of Justification," "Of Predestination & Election," etc.)
Three Sermons on the Invitation of the Gospel by Hugh Binning
Canons of Dort (1618-19)
Potter's Freedom (New Revised Edition) James R. White (Author) A Defense of the Reformation and a
Rebuttal to Norman Geisler's Chosen But
Free (book on sale)
This book is written as a reply to Dr. Geisler, but is much more; it is a defense of the very principles upon which the Protestant Reformation was founded. Indeed, it is a defense of the very gospel itself! In a style that both scholars and layman can appreciate, James White masterfully counters the evidence against so-called "extreme Calvinism", defines what the Reformed Faith actually is, and concludes that the gospel preached by the Reformers is the very one taught in the pages of Scripture.
ARMINIANISM VERSUS CALVINISM (THE BIBLICAL TRUTH ABOUT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD AND
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MAN; GOD'S WILL, FREE WILL AND MAN'S WILL; ARMINIAN
PERSECUTION OF CALVINISTS; AND MORE)
Richard Baxter - 4 sermons
John Calvin - 25 sermons
Stephen Charnock - 3 sermons
Jonathan Edwards - 43 sermons
John Flavel - 19 sermons
Thomas Goodwin - 7 sermons
William Guthrie - 17 sermons
Christopher Love - 5 sermons
Martin Luther - 26 sermons
John Owen - 30 sermons
J.C. Ryle - 47 sermons
Charles Spurgeon - 32 sermons
Thomas Watson - 7 sermons
George Whitefield - 38 sermons
"[T]he work of our conversion is a creation, resurrection, regeneration and the production of a new heart by which God not only gently persuades but powerfully effects in us to will and to do. As, however, man can contribute nothing to his creation, resurrection and regeneration, so neither can the sinner contribute anything to his conversion. He ought rather to ascribe it wholly to the grace of God."
The Sovereignty of God (Baker Book House edition)
This is the best contemporary book explaining the foundations of Calvinism. This book is like a key that, by God's grace, opens the door of understanding to some of the most blessed truths in Scripture. From the myriad of testimonies that we have heard concerning how God has used this book, we think that we can safely say that this is also the best book to pass on to those that you want to introduce to Calvinism. This is the full, unedited Baker Book House edition. Indexed.
(Softcover) $14.95 (US funds)
The Sovereignty of God (Banner of Truth edition)
This is the edited Banner of Truth edition of Pink's book.It leaves out the three following chapters: "The Sovereignty of God in Reprobation;" "God's Sovereignty and Human Responsibility;" "Difficulties and Objections." It also does not contain the four following appendices: "The Will of God;" "The Case of Adam;" The Meaning of "Kosmos" in John 3:16;""I John 2:2." However, it does contain some very helpful editorial footnotes that the Baker edition does not contain.
(Softcover) $11.95 (US funds)
Also on 8 Cassettes for $39.95 (US funds)
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!).
NOW available on eight FREE AUDIO MP3 files beginning at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonid=122503205557 -- thanks to Shirley Cole of At What Price Truth? Please visit her web page at http://www.atwhatpricetruth.com/ for many other Puritan and Reformed books on cassette.
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"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.
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.)
Many more comments on the new Reformation Bookshelf CD set of 30 CDs can be found at the end of the page at: http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/reformation-bookshelf-CDs.htm.
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