Drummond, Henry – The Programme of Christianity

CONTENTS:

THE PROGRAMME OF CHRISTIANITY
THE FOUNDING OF THE SOCIETY
THE PROGRAMME OF THE SOCIETY
THE MACHINERY OF THE SOCIETY

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Drummond, Henry – Stones rolled away and other addresses

STONES ROLLED AWAY and other addresses
by Henry Drummond
INTRODUCTION
STONES ROLLED AWAY
THE MAN WHO IS DOWN
ONE WAY TO HELP BOYS
AN APPEAL TO THE OUTSIDER: OR, THE CLAIMS OF CHRISTIANITY
LIFE ON THE TOP FLOOR
THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND YOUR PART IN IT
THE THREE ELEMENTS OF A COMPLETE LIFE

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Drummond, Henry – The New Evangelism and other Papers

INDEX

The New Evangelism: and its Relation to Cardinal Doctrines
The Method of the New Theology, and some of its Applications
Survival of the Fittest
The Third Kingdom
The Problem of Foreign Missions
The Contribution of Science to Christianity
Spiritual Diagnosis

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Drummond, Henry – The Ideal Man and Other Unpublished Addresses

Contents
A Memorial Sketch by W. Robertson Nicoll
A Memorial Sketch by John Watson (Ian Maclaren)
Ill-Temper
Why Christ Must Depart
Going to the Father
The Eccentricity of Religion
“To Me to Live Is Christ”
Clairvoyance
The Three Facts of Sin
The Three Facts of Salvation
Marvel Not
Penitence
The Man After God’s Own Heart
“What is Your Life?”
What is God’s Will?
The Relation of the Will of God to Sanctification
How to Know the Will of God

 

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Drummond, Henry – The Ascent of Man

Contents

Title Page

Preface

Introduction
I. Evolution in General

II. The Missing Factor in Current Theories

III. Why Was Evolution the Method Chosen?

IV. Evolution and Sociology

Chapter I. The Ascent of the Body

Chapter II. The Scaffolding Left in the Body

Chapter III. The Arrest of the Body

Chapter IV. The Dawn of Mind

Chapter V. The Evolution of Language

Chapter VI. The Struggle for Life

Chapter VII. The Struggle for the Life of Others

Chapter VIII. The Evolution of a Mother

Chapter IX. The Evolution of a Father

Chapter X. Involution

 

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Drummond, Henry – Natural Law in the Spiritual World

INDEX

PREFACE
ANALYSIS OF INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION.
PART II
BIOGENESIS
DEGENERATION
GROWTH
DEATH
MORTIFICATION
ETERNAL LIFE.
ENVIRONMENT.
CONFORMITY TO TYPE
SEMI-PARASITISM.
PARASITISM.
CLASSIFICATION.

 

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Reade, Thomas – Christian Retirement

SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF THE HEART
or CHRISTIAN RETIREMENT by Thomas Reade, 1837

1. CHRISTIAN RETIREMENT
2. ON INSENSIBILITY TO ETERNAL THINGS
3. ON THE FALL
4. ON THE PROHIBITION IN PARADISE
5. ON UNBELIEF
6. ON THE TOTAL DEPRAVITY OF THE HEART
7. ON THE DECEITFULNESS OF THE HEART
8. ON KEEPING THE HEART
9. ON THE BLESSEDNESS OF A NEW HEART
10. ON THE IMMENSITY OF GOD
11. ON THE DIVINE SOVEREIGNTY
12. ON THE TWO COVENANTS
13. ON THE LOVE OF GOD
14. ON THE GIFT OF A SAVIOR
15. ON THE DESIGN OF THE GOSPEL
16. ON PERVERTED VIEWS OF THE GOSPEL
17. ON THE NATURE OF CHRISTIANITY
18. ON NEGLECTING THE GOSPEL
19. ON INADEQUATE VIEWS OF HUMAN NATURE
20. ON TWO COMMON ERRORS
21. ON THE CAUSE OF SKEPTICISM
22. THE ALMOST CHRISTIAN
23. ON CONVERSION
24. ON THE NEW CREATURE
25. ON CHRISTIAN UNITY
26. ON FOLLOWING THE LORD FULLY
27. ON THE TWO GREAT INSTRUMENTS IN THE CONVERSION OF SINNERS
28. THE TWO SOURCES
29. THE TWO PILLARS
30. ON THE TWO WAYS
31. MERCY REJOICING AGAINST JUDGMENT
32. ON INTELLECTUAL AND SPIRITUAL LIGHT
33. ON KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM
34. ON PASSIVE IMPRESSIONS AND ACTIVE HABITS
35. ON UNION TO CHRIST
36. ON THE CHRISTIAN CHARACTER
37. ON CHRISTIAN MOTIVES
38. ON CHRISTIAN CONVERSATION
39. ON CHRISTIAN PRIVILEGE
40. AGREEMENT NECESSARY TO COMMUNION
41. ON SEPARATION FROM THE WORLD
42. ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE
43. ON THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER
44. ON THE CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS OF SCRIPTURE
45. ON SELF-DECEPTION
46. ON LUKEWARMNESS
47. ON FORGETFULNESS OF GOD
48. ON WATCHFULNESS
49. ON THE DANGER OF RICHES
50. ON THE THORNS IN THE PARABLE
51. ON THE PARABLE OF THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS
52. ON THE THREE ENEMIES
53. ON INDWELLING SIN
54. ON TRIALS
55. ON AFFLICTION
56. ON THE CHARACTER OF MARTHA AND MARY
57. ON THE CHARACTER OF THE BEREANS
58. ON THE LIVING WATER
59. ON THE BURNING BUSH
60. ON ADOPTION
61. ON FAITH
62. ON HOPE
63. ON LOVE
64. ON JOY
65. ON PEACE
66. ON HUMILITY
67. ON MEEKNESS
68. ON PURITY
69. ON GODLY FEAR
70. ON THE BELIEVER’S AIM AND HOPE
71. ON TRUE HAPPINESS
72. ON TRUE RELIGION
73. ON ELECTION
74. ON SPIRITUAL VISION
75. ON HEAVEN
76. ON THE BLESSEDNESS OF THE SAINTS
77. ON CHRISTIAN OBEDIENCE
78. ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT

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Reade, Thomas – Christian Meditations

CHRISTIAN MEDITATIONS or
THE BELIEVER’S COMPANION IN SOLITUDE

by Thomas Reade 1841

Preface

1. Communion with God

2. The Beauty of Holiness

3. Aspirations after Holiness

4. The Saving Knowledge of the Scriptures

5. The Promises of God

6. The Fall of Man, and His Recovery by Grace

7. Thoughts on the Mystery of Redemption

8. Salvation by Grace

9. The Sufficiency of Divine Grace

10. The Dying Love of Christ

11. The Willingness of Christ to Receive Sinners

12. Earnest Desires for Christ

13. The Power of Grace

14. The Pearl of Great Price

15. Conversion of the Heart to God

16. Faith Working by Love

17. Walking with God

18. The Privileges of the Believer

19. The Superiority of Graces to Gifts

20. The Blessedness of a Childlike Spirit

21. The Harmony of Christian Graces

22. The Blessing of Peace

23. The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

24. An Evil Heart of Unbelief

25. The Evil of Pride

26. Deadness to the World

27. Human Corruption and Abounding Grace

28. Indwelling Sin

29. The Inward Conflict

30. Mourning over Sin and Hatred of it

31. The Burden of Sin Deplored

32. True Wisdom the Source of Happiness

33. The Preciousness of Christ

34. The Life of Faith

35. Seeking after God

36. The Blessedness of the Righteous

37. The Believer’s Path to Glory

38. The Believer’s Portion

39. Christian Fellowship

40. Christian Perseverance

41. The Character and the Promise

42. Men’s Estimate of Human Nature

43. The Scripture View of the Present State of Man

44. Blessings Flowing from the Covenant of Grace

45. A Christian Indeed

46. The Testimony of Conscience

47. The Christian’s Rest

48. The Sovereignty of God

49. The Sovereignty of Divine Grace

50. The Unsatisfying Nature of Earthly Things

51. God the Refuge for His People

52. The Religion of the Heart

53. Realizing the Divine Presence

54. Desires for Pardoning and Sanctifying Grace

57. Experimental Religion

58. External Religion, No Substitute for Godliness

61. On the Approach of Death

62. Prophetic Views of the Messiah’s Kingdom

63. The Importance of Self Knowledge

64. The Desire for More

65. On the Birth of Christ

66. A Sabbath Meditation

67. Christ’s Intercessory Prayer

68. Reflections on the New Year

69. The Believer’s Review of His Christian State

70. A Grateful Retrospect of Undeserved Mercies

 

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Bonar, Andrew – Development of the Antichrist

Development of Antichrist
by Andrew Bonar

Table of Contents

Foreword
Biographical
Preface
Chapter 1. The Personality of Antichrist
Chapter 2. The Time of His Appearing
Chapter 3. His Characteristics and Duration
Chapter 4. His Destruction and Its Consequences

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Manton, Thomas – A Treatise of Self-Denial

A TREATISE OF SELF-DENIAL

by Thomas Manton D.D.

Contents

Introduction

1. The Extent of Self-denial

2. The Reasons for Self-denial

3. Notes and Signs of Self-denial

4. Means of Self-denial

5. God the First Cause – Denying Self-dependence

6. God the Highest Lord – Denying Self-will

7. God the Chiefest Good – Denying Self-love

8. God the Last End – Denying Self-seekin

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Gurnall, William – The Christian in Complete Armour

The Christian in Complete Armor
Choice Extracts!
by William Gurnall

Contents
1. Sin and Guilt
2. Profession and Hypocrisy
3. Pride and Worldliness
4. Glad Tidings and Joy
5. Faith and Holiness
6. Wiles and Temptations
7. Suffering and Shame
8. Strife and Contention
9. Preaching
10. Reading and Meditation
11. Prayer and Thanksgiving
12. Patience and Hope

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Mylne, George – The Day of Bereavement

The Day of Bereavement, its
Lessons and its Consolations
George W. Mylne, 1871

Bereavement
The First Break in the Family
The Death of Parents
The Death of a Father
The Death of a Mother
The Death of Children
The Death of a Son
The Death of a Daughter
The Death of Brothers and Sisters
Widowhood
The Death of Distant Relatives
The Death of Intimate Friends
On Sudden Death
Man is Born to Trouble!
The World, a Sorry Comforter
No Solid Comfort in Mere Religion
Teach Me What I Do Not See

 

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Nee, Watchman – Love Not The World

LOVE NOT THE WORLD by Watchman Nee Contents Preface 1. The Mind Behind the System 2. The Trend Away from God 3. A World Under Water 4. Crucified Unto Me 5. Distinctiveness 6. Lights in the World 7. Detachment 8. Mutual Refreshing 9. My Laws in Their Hearts 10. The Powers of the Age to Come 11. Robbing the Usurper    

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Berkhof, Louis – Sanctification

Sanctification
by Louis Berkhof
Part I: The Scriptural Terms for Sanctification and Holiness
Part II: The Doctrine of Sanctification in History
Part III: The Biblical Idea of Holiness and Sanctification
Part IV: The Nature of Sanctification
Part V: The Characteristics of Sanctification
Part VI: The Author and Means of Sanctification
Part VII: Relation of Sanctification to Other Stages in the Ordo Salutis
Part VIII: The Imperfect Character of Sanctification in This Life
Part IX: Sanctification and Good Works

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Bennett, Travis – Post-Tribulation Questions for Our Post-Tribulation Questions for Our Pre-Tribulation Brethen*

Travis Bennett will begin a series of articles that will present scriptural evidence supporting an eschatological view that the Church will go through the Great Tribulation prior to our Lord’s glorious return. Each forthcoming article will build on the previous article so that a logical and complete understanding will be developed concerning this most important subject. It is important also to note that Travis has the complete support of The Baptist Trumpeter, the editors and contributors of this paper. Ed.

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Spurgeon, C.H. – Salt Cellars, the

THE SALT-CELLARS A COLLECTION OF PROVERBS & QUAINT SAYINGS
A COLLECTION OF PROVERBS & QUAINT SAYINGS
THE SALT-CELLARS.

BEING A COLLECTION OF PROVERBS TOGETHER WITH HOMELY NOTES THEREON.
BY C. H. SPURGEON. THESE THREE THINGS GO TO THE MAKING OF A PROVERB: SHORTNESS,SENSE,AND SALT.
VOLUME 1. — A TO L.
VOLUME 2: M-Z

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Manton, Thomas – A Practical Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer

A Practical Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer
These sermons are from Volume 1 of Manton’s works.

Preface by William Bates
Sermon 1 – An Introduction – Part 1 – Mat_6:6-8
Sermon 2 – An Introduction – Part 2 – Mat_7:1-8
Sermon 3 – Our Father
Sermon 4 – Which art in Heaven
Sermon 5 – Hallowed Be Thy Name
Sermon 6 – Thy Kingdom Come

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Sermon 7 – Thy Will Be Done in Earth, as it is in Heaven.
Sermon 8 – Give Us This Day our Daily Bread
Sermon 9 – And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors
Sermon 10 – As we forgive our debtors
Sermon 11 – And lead us not into temptation
Sermon 12 – But deliver us from evil
Sermon 13 – For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

 

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Manton, Thomas – Christ’s Temptation

Christ’s Temptation
practically explained and improved in several sermons
These sermons are taken from Volume 1 of Manton’s works.
Sermon 1 – Matthew 4:1
Sermon 2 – Matthew 4:2-4
Sermon 3 – Matthew 4:5-6
Sermon 4 – Matthew 4:7
Sermon 5 – Matthew 4:8-9
Sermon 6 – Matthew 4:10
Sermon 7 – Matthew 4:11

 

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Manton, Thomas – Christ’s Redemption and Eternal Existence

Christ’s eternal existence and the Dignity of
his person asserted and proved

in opposition to the doctrine of the Socinians

8 sermons on Col_1:14-20, taken from Volume 1 of Manton’s works.

To the Christian Reader

Sermon 1 – Col_1:14

Sermon 2 – Col_1:15

Sermon 3 – Col_1:16

Sermon 4 – Col_1:17

Sermon 5 – Col_1:18

Sermon 6 – Col_1:18

Sermon 7 – Col_1:19; Col_2:9

Sermon 8 – Col_1:20

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Warfield, Benjamin B. – Different Approaches to Salvation

Different Approaches to Salvationby Benjamin B. Warfield
The Differing Conceptions
CHAPTER 1 APPROACHES TO SALVATION
CHAPTER 2 SELF-SALVATION (AUTOSOTERISM)
CHAPTER 3. SACERDOTALISM
CHAPTER 4 UNIVERSALISM. (of opportunity for salvation)
CHAPTER 5 CALVINISM

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Warfield, Benjamin B. – Counterfeit Miracles

Table of Contents (cm-contents)
The Ceasing of the Charismata (Charismatic Gifts) (cm-charisma)
Patristic and Mediaeval Marvels (cm-marvels)
Roman Catholic Miracles (cm-rcmiracles)
Irvingite Gifts (cm-irving)
Faith Healing (cm-faith)
Mind Cure (cm-mlndcure)
Dedication and other information below.

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Godolphin, Mary – Pilgrim Progress in Words of One Syllable

AUTHOR’S PREFACE

PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

PART I.

PART II.

A shortened version of Pilgrim Progress

AUTHOR’S PREFACE

In offering to the public another volume on my plan of reducing popular tales into words of One Syllable exclusively, I wish it to be clearly understood that it is intended for Adult Beginners, no less than for Children. There is a large class of persons who do not begin to acquire the art of reading till somewhat late in life, and it is for such that I think a book of this Character is peculiarly applicable.

It may be objected that my system involves the use of words which, though short, are difficult to understand and might be made more intelligible in polysyllabic language. But I have endeavored as far as possible to avoid hard and technical expressions, and I cannot but think that the mere fact of the brevity of the words must be a great attraction to beginners of all ages. By this method the labor of dividing and accentuating words is avoided: a difficulty which pupils who have only attained to the knowledge of monosyllables cannot conquer by independent effort.

I take this opportunity of acknowledging the great favor with which my previous books of the same character have been received, and I am glad to hear that they have been found useful as Prizes in Schools.

I have thought it necessary to retain all the names of Persons and Places in their original form, but this is the only exception to my general rule.

 

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Bunyan, John – Pilgrim’s Progress

CONTENTS Author’s Apology for his Book PART I.

The First Stage. -Christian’s deplorable condition-Evangelist directs him-Obstinate and Pliable-Slough of Despond-Worldly Wiseman-Mount Sinai-Conversation with Evangelist
The Second Stage. -The Gate-conversation with Good-Will-the Interpreter’s House-Christian entertained-the sights there shown him
The Third Stage. -Loses his burden at the Cross-Simple, Sloth, Presumption, Formalist, Hypocrisy-hill Difficulty-the Arbor-misses his roll-the palace Beautiful-the lions-talk with Discretion, Piety, Prudence, and Charity-wonders shown to Christian-he is armed
The Fourth Stage. -Valley of Humiliation-conflict with Apollyon-Valley of the Shadow of Death-Giants Pope and Pagan
The Fifth Stage. -Discourse with Faithful-Talkative and Faithful-Talkative’s character
The Sixth Stage. -Evangelist overtakes Christian and Faithful-Vanity Fair-the Pilgrims brought to trial-Faithful’s martyrdom
The Seventh Stage. -Christian and Hopeful-By-ends and his companions-plain of Ease-Lucre-hill-Demas-the River of Life-Vain-Confidence-Giant Despair-the Pilgrims beaten-the Dungeon-the Key of Promise
The Eighth Stage. -The Delectable Mountains-entertained by the Shepherds-a by-way to Hell
The Ninth Stage. -Christian and Hopeful meet Ignorance-Turn-away-Little-Faith-the Flatterer-the net-chastised by a Shining One-Atheist-Enchanted Ground-Hopeful’s account of his conversion-discourse of Christian and Ignorance
The Tenth Stage. -Talk of Christian and Hopeful-Temporary-the backslider-the land of Beulah-Christian and Hopeful pass the River-welcome to the Celestial city, Conclusion of First Part .

PART II.
Author’s Apology for the Second Part: Pilgrimage of Christiana and her children

The First Stage. -Christiana and Mercy-Slough of Despond-knocking at the gate-the Dog-talk between the Pilgrims
The Second Stage. -The Devil’s garden-two ill-favored ones assault them-the Reliever-entertainment at the Interpreter’s house-the Significant Rooms-Christiana and Mercy’s experience
The Third Stage. -Accompanied by Great-Heart-the Cross-justified by Christ-Sloth and his companions hung-the hill Difficulty-the Arbor
The Fourth Stage. -The Lions-Giant Grim slain by Great-Heart-the Pilgrims entertained-the children catechized by Prudence-Mr. Brisk-Matthew sick-the remedy-sights shown the Pilgrims
The Fifth Stage. -Valley of Humiliation-Valley of the Shadow of Death-Giant Maul slain
The Sixth Stage. -Discourse with Old Honest-character and history of Mr. Fearing-Mr. Self-will and some professors-Gaius’ house-conversation-the supper-Old Honest and Great-Heart’s riddles and discourse-Giant Slay-good killed-Mr. Feeble-mind’s history-Mr. Ready-to-halt-Vanity Fair-Mr. Mnason’s house-cheering entertainment and converse-a Monster
The Seventh Stage. -Hill Lucre-River of Life-Giant Despair killed-the Delectable Mountains-entertainment by the Shepherds
The Eighth Stage. -Valiant-for-Truth’s-Victory-his talk with Great-Heart-the Enchanted Ground-Heedless and Too-bold-Mr. Stand-fast-Madam Bubble’s temptations-the land of Beulah-Christiana summoned-her parting addresses-she passes the River-she is followed by Ready-to-halt, Feeble-mind, Despondency and his daughter, Honest, Valiant, Steadfast Author’s Farewell

 

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Schaff, Philip – History of the Christian Church

History of the Christian Church, Volume I: Apostolic Christianity. A.D. 1-100.

History of the Christian Church, Volume II: Ante-Nicene Christianity. A.D. 100-325.

History of the Christian Church, Volume III: Nicene and Post-Nicene Christianity. A.D. 311-600.

History of the Christian Church, Volume IV: Mediaeval Christianity. A.D. 590-1073.

History of the Christian Church, Volume V: The Middle Ages. A.D. 1049-1294.

History of the Christian Church, Volume VI: The Middle Ages. A.D. 1294-1517.

History of the Christian Church, Volume VII. Modern Christianity. The German Reformation.

History of the Christian Church, Volume VIII: Modern Christianity. The Swiss Reformation.

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Watson, Thomas – Body of Practical Divinity

Body of Practical Divinity

By Thomas Watson

Contained in sermons upon
the Westminster Catechism

Introduction

Catechizing

Man’s Chief End

The Scriptures

God and His Creation

Part 1

The Being of God

The Omnipresence of God

The Omniscience of God

Part 2

The Eternity of God

The Immutability of God

The Wisdom of God

The Omnipotence of God

Part 3

The Holiness of God

The Justice of God

The Mercy of God

The Truth of God

Part 4

The Unity of God

The Trinity

The Creation

The Providence of God

The Fall

The Covenant of Works

Adam’s Sin

Original Sin

Man’s Misery By The Fall

The Covenant of Grace and its Mediator

The Covenant of Grace

Christ, the Mediator of the Covenant

Christ’s Prophetic Office

Christ’s Priestly Office

Christ’s Kingly Office

Christ’s Humiliation in His Incarnation

Christ’s Exaltation

Christ the Redeemer

The Application of Redemption

Part 1

Faith

Effectual Calling

Justification

Adoption

Part 2

Sanctification

Assurance

Part 3

Peace

Joy

Growth in Grace

Perseverance

Death and the last day

Part 1

The Death of the Righteous

A Believer’s Privilege at Death

Part 2

The Resurrection

 

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Nee, Watchman – The Spiritual Man, Volumes 1-3

This book, which will contain three volumes, is not written in sermonic or expositive form. Differences occur in the length of treatment of various subjects and this the readers should notice. Although all volumes deal with spiritual life and warfare, some sections may lay more stress on spiritual life while others may lay more on spiritual warfare. The book as a whole is prepared to serve as a guide; hence its emphasis is principally a matter of how to walk in this way rather than that of persuading people initially to take this walk. – Preface.
Description from google books

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Pink, Arthur W. – Life of David – Vol I & II

1. David as a Youth (1 Samuel 16, 17) 2. His Anointing (1 Samuel 16, 17) 3. Enter Saul’s Service (1 Samuel 16, 17) 4. Slaying Goliath (1 Samuel 17) 5. His Earlier Experiences (1 Samuel 18) 6. His Earlier Experiences, Continued (1 Samuel 18) 7. Fleeing From Saul (1 Samuel 19) 8. His Wanderings (1 Samuel 20) 9. His Flight to Ziklag (1 Samuel 21) 10. In the Cave of Adullam (1 Samuel 22) 11. His Return to Judea (1 Samuel 22 and 23) 12. Delivering Keilah (1 Samuel 23) 13. His Sojourn at Ziph (1 Samuel 23) 14. Sparing Saul (1 Samuel 24) 15. His Address to Saul (1 Samuel 24) 16. His Victory Over Saul (1 Samuel 24) 17. His Affront From Nabal (1 Samuel 25) 18. His Check From Abigail (1 Samuel 25) 19. His Marriage to Abigail (1 Samuel 25) 20. His Chastening (1 Samuel 26) 21. His Final Words With Saul (1 Samuel 26) 22. His Unbelief (1 Samuel 27) 23. His Stay at Ziklag (1 Samuel 27) 24. His Sore Dilemma (1 Samuel 28) 25. His Sorrow at Ziklag (1 Samuel 29 and 30) 26. His Recourse in Sorrow (1 Samuel 30) 27. His Pursuit of the Amalekites (1 Samuel 30) 28. His Recovery of His Wives (1 Samuel 30) 29. His Lamentations for Saul (1 Samuel 31 and 2 Samuel 1) 30. His Sojourn at Hebron (2 Samuel 2) 31. His Testing (2 Samuel 2) 32. His Failure (2 Samuel 3 and 4) 33. His Coronation (2 Samuel 5) 34. His Coronation (Continued) (2 Samuel 5) 35. His Victory Over The Philistines (2 Samuel 5) 36. His Victory Over The Philistines (2 Samuel 5) 37. Bringing Up the Ark (2 Samuel 5 and 6) 38. Bringing Up the Ark (Continued) (2 Samuel 6) 39. Bringing Up the Ark (Continued) (2 Samuel 6) 40. Bringing Up the Ark (Continued) (2 Samuel 6) 41. His Condemnation by Michal (2 Samuel 6) 42. His Concern for God’s House (2 Samuel 7) 43. His Deep Humility (2 Samuel 7) 44. His Exemplary Prayer (2 Samuel 7) 45. His Conquests (2 Samuel 8) 46. His Conquests (Continued) (2 Samuel 8) 47. His Kindness to Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9) 48. His Kindness to Mephibosheth (Continued) (2 Samuel 9) 49. His Servants Insulted (2 Samuel 10)

The Life of David, Vol. II.

50. His Kindness Repulsed (2 Samuel 10) 51. His Fearful Fall (2 Samuel 11) 52. His Terrible Sin (2 Samuel 11) 53. His Terrible Sin (Continued) (2 Samuel 11) 54. His Conviction (2 Samuel 12) 55. His Repentance (2 Samuel 12) 56. His Forgiveness (2 Samuel 12) 57. His Chastenings (2 Samuel 12) 58. His Son Absalom (2 Samuel 13) 59. His Son Absalom (Continued) (2 Samuel 13) 60. His Son Absalom (Continued) (2 Samuel 14) 61. His Son Absalom (Continued) (2 Samuel 15) 62. His Flight (2 Samuel 15) 63. Crossing Kidron (2 Samuel 15) 64. Ascending Olivet (2 Samuel 15) 65. Misjudging Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 16) 66. Cursed (2 Samuel 16) 67. Befriended (2 Samuel 16) 68. Befriended (Continued) (2 Samuel 16 and 17) 69. His Stay at Mahanaim (2 Samuel 17) 70. His Son’s Death (2 Samuel 18) 71. His Son’s Death (Continued) (2 Samuel 18) 72. His Inordinate Grief (2 Samuel 18) 73. His Inordinate Grief (Continued) (2 Samuel 19) 74. His Return to Jordan (2 Samuel 19) 75. His Restoration (2 Samuel 19) 76. His Restoration (Continued) (2 Samuel 20) 77. His Purpose Thwarted (2 Samuel 20) 78. His Honorable Conduct (2 Samuel 21) 79. His Honorable Conduct (Continued) (2 Samuel 21) 80. His Sacred Song (2 Samuel 22) 81. His Sacred Song (Continued) (2 Samuel 22) 82. His Sacred Song (Continued) (2 Samuel 22) 83. His Sacred Song (Continued) (2 Samuel 22) 84. His Sacred Song (Continued) (2 Samuel 22) 85. His Last Words (2 Samuel 23) 86. His Mighty Men (2 Samuel 23) 87. His Mighty Men (Continued) (2 Samuel 23) 88. His Final Folly (2 Samuel 24) 89. His Final Folly (Continued) (2 Samuel 24) 90. His Wise Decision (2 Samuel 24) 91. His Wise Decision (Continued) (2 Samuel 24) 92. His Prevailing Intercession (2 Samuel 24) 93. His Grand Reward (2 Samuel 24) 94. His Fervent Praise (2 Samuel 24) 95. His Closing days (1 Kings 1) 96. His Closing days (Continued) (1 Chronicles 22)

 

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Morison, Frank – Who Moved the Stone

Contents

1. THE BOOK THAT REFUSED TO BE WRITTEN

2. THE REAL CASE AGAINST THE PRISONER

3. WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY

4. A PSYCHOLOGICAL PARALLELOGRAM OF FORCES

5. THE SITUATION ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

6. THIRTY-SIX HOURS LATER

7. ON THE BEHAVIOR OF TWO SISTERS AND THE MEN WHO FLED IN THE NIGHT

8. BETWEEN SUNSET AND DAWN

9. THE HISTORIC CRUX OF THE PROBLEM

10. THE EVIDENCE OF THE PRINCIPAL FISHERMAN

11. THE EVIDENCE OF THE PRISONER’S BROTHER

12. THE EVIDENCE OF THE MAN FROM TARSUS

13. THE WITNESS OF THE GREAT STONE

14. SOME REALITIES OF THAT FAR-OFF MORNING

15. THE SERVANT OF THE PRIEST

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Nee, Watchman – Normal Christian Life

The Normal Christian Life

by Watchman Nee

Chapter 1: The Blood of Christ

Chapter 2: The Cross of Christ

Chapter 3: The Path of Progress: Knowing

Chapter 4: The Path of Progress: Reckoning

Chapter 5: The Divide of the Cross

Chapter 6: The Path of Progress: Presenting Ourselves to God

Chapter 7: The Eternal Purpose

Chapter 8: The Holy Spirit

Chapter 9: The Meaning and Value of Romans Seven

Chapter 10: The Path of Progress: Walking In The Spirit

Chapter 11: One Body in Christ

Chapter 12: The Cross and the Soul Life

Chapter 13: The Path of Progress: Bearing the Cross

Chapter 14: The Goal of the Gospel

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Pink, Arthur – The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross

by Arthur Pink

Introduction

1. The Word of Forgiveness

2. The Word of Salvation

3. The Word of Affection

4. The Word of Anguish

5. The Word of Suffering

6. The Word of Victory

7. The Word of Contentment

 

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Knapp, C. – Life and Times of Samuel the Prophet

Chapter 1. — His Parentage.

Chapter 2. — His Birth

Chapter 3. — His Mother’s song

Chapter 4. — His Childhood

Chapter 5. — His Predecessor

Chapter 6. — His Call

Chapter 7. — His Early Ministry

Chapter 8. — His Twenty Years’ Silence

Chapter 9. — His Ministry Resumed

Chapter 10. — His Rejection

Chapter 11. — His Successor

Chapter 12. — His Resignation

Chapter 13. — His Farewell Address

Chapter 14. — His Last Activities

Chapter 15. — His Crowning Act

Chapter 16. — His Death and After

 

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Spurgeon, C.H. – Art of Illustration

CONTENTS.

LECTURE I. Illustrations in Preaching

LECTURE II. Anecdotes from the Pulpit

LECTURE III. The Uses of Anecdotes and Illustrations

LECTURE IV. Where can We Find Anecdotes and Illustrations?

LECTURE V. The Sciences as Sources of Illustration—Astronomy

 

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Spurgeon, C.H. – John Ploughman’s Talk

Preface

Chapter 1: To the Idle

Chapter 2: On Religious Grumblers

Chapter 3: On the Preacher’s Appearance

Chapter 4: On Good Nature and Firmness

Chapter 5: On Patience

Chapter 6: On Gossips

Chapter 7: On Seizing Opportunities

Chapter 8: On Keeping One’s Eyes Open

Chapter 9: Thoughts about Thought

Chapter 10: Faults

Chapter 11: Things Not Worth Trying

Chapter 12: Debt

Chapter 13: Home

Chapter 14: Men Who Are Down

Chapter 15: Hope

Chapter 16: Spending

Chapter 17: A Good Word for Wives

Chapter 18: Men with Two Faces

Chapter 19: Hints as to Thriving

Chapter 20: Tall Talk

Chapter 21: Things I Would Not Choose

Chapter 22: Try

Chapter 23: Monuments

Chapter 24: Very Ignorant People

 

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Spurgeon, C.H. – Words of Cheer for Daily Life

Contents

“SONS OF JACOB
FAITH VERSUS FEAR
LIBERTY FROM THE FEAR OF DEATH
SUFFERING AND CONSOLATION
THE SAINTS ARE KINGS
THE HOLY SPIRIT A COMFORTER
THE BRUISED REED AND SMOKING FLAX
AGAINST THE WORLD
THE DIVINE REFUGE
THE USE OF CHASTISEMENT
MINISTERS AND SUCCESS
SEASONS OF DARKNESS
LACKING JOY AND PEACE;
MR. READY-TO-HALT AND HIS COMPANIONS JOY IN LIFES HARD TIMES
CURE FOR HEART-ACHE
A WORD TO THE TROUBLED
THINGS WORKING TOGETHER FOR GOOD
CONSOLATION
DIFFICULTIES IN FRONT: ENEMIES BEHIND A HARPS SWEET NOTES

 

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Spurgeon, C.H. – Pastoral Soulwinning

CONTENT

Chapter 01 – What is it to win a soul?

Chapter 02 – Qualifications for Soul-winning – Godward

Chapter 03 – Qualifications for Soul-winning – Manward

Chapter 04 – Sermons Likely to Win Souls

Chapter 05 – Obstacles to Soul-Winning

Chapter 06 – How to Induce our People to Win Souls

Chapter 07 – How to Raise the Dead

Chapter 08 – How to Win Souls for Christ

Chapter 09 – The Cost of Being a Soul-Winner

Chapter 10 – The Soul-Winner’s Reward

Chapter 11 – The Soul-Winner’s Life and Work

Chapter 12 – Soul-Winning Explained

Chapter 13 – Soul-Saving our One Business

Chapter 14 – Instruction in Soul-Winning

Chapter 15 – Encouragement to Soul-Winners

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Ryle, J.C. – Practical Religion

Practical Religion

by J. C. Ryle

1. Self-Inquiry

2. Self-Exertion

3. Authentic Religion

4. A Call to Prayer

5. Bible Reading

6. The Lord’s Supper

7. Love

8. Zeal

9. Freedom

10. Happiness

11. Formalism

12. The World

13. Riches and Poverty

14. The Best Friend

15. Sickness

16. The Family of God

17. Our Home

18. Heirs of God

19. The Great Gathering

20. The Great Separation

21. Eternity

 

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Bonar, Horatius – Kelso Tracts

These tracts were originally designed solely for the benefit of the Author’s congregation, and for his own use in general distribution. He had no idea of the extent which their circulation was to reach. He sought merely to teach his own people by them; nor had he any ambitious aim of writing for a wider circle. He thought of them only as helps to his own pastoral work, and commenced them as such. He meant them but as words of instruction to his flock, words which should speak when his voice was silent, words which should tell the infinite tale of grace in the quiet dwellings of his people, perpetuating, not superseding, the public ministry of the Word, carrying on at home the work of the pulpit, or the prayer-meeting, or the class, both in the closet and in the family. God has been pleased to own them in many ways, and to give them a much wider circle to traverse than was reckoned on, or aimed at. To Him be the glory and the blessing throughout eternity!

 

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Ryle, J.C. – Holiness- Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots

Holiness


ITS NATURE, HINDRANCES,DIFFICULTIES, AND ROOTS

by J. C. Ryle

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

I. SIN

II. SANCTIFICATION

III. HOLINESS

IV . THE FIGHT

V. THE COST

VI. GROWTH

VII. ASSURANCE

VIII. MOSES — AN EXAMPLE

IX. LOT — A BEACON

X. A WOMAN TO BE REMEMBERED

XI. CHRIST’S GREATEST TROPHY

XII. THE RULER OF THE WAVES

XIII. THE CHURCH WHICH CHRIST BUILDS

XIV. VISIBLE CHURCHES WARNED

XV. “LOVEST THOU ME?”

XVI. WITHOUT CHRIST

XVII. THIRST RELIEVED

XVIII. “UNSEARCHABLE RICHES”

XIX. WANTS OF THE TIMES

XX. “CHRIST IS ALL”

XXI. EXTRACTS FROM OLD WRITERS

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary (ATSBD)

Containing 2,286 entries cross-referenced and cross-linked to other resources on StudyLight.org, this resource can be classified as a required reference book for any good study library.

This bastion of knowledge, written by Matthew George Easton, was published in 1897, three years after his death.  Using the most recent information in that day, Easton presented a concise volume that has aided both layman and scholar in their study of God’s word. Description from studylight.org

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Rossier, H.L. – Simon Peter

Simon Peter.

H. Rossier.  Translated from the French.  Christian Friend vol. 17, 1890, p. 1 etc.

1 “I am a sinful man.” Luke 5:1-11.   2 Peter going to Jesus on the water. Matthew 14:22-33.   3 Personal Acquaintance with Christ. Matthew 16:13-23.   4 “Come after me.” Matthew 16:24-28.   5 Beholding Christ in Glory. Matthew 17:1-8; Luke 9:28-34; 2 Peter 1:16-19.   6 The Father’s House. Luke 9:34-36.   7 Relationship with the Son. Matthew 17:24-27.   8 Washing of the Feet and Communion. John 13.   9 Peter enters into Temptation. Luke 22:31-62.  10 The Sepulchre. John 20:1-18.  11 Service and Food. John 21:1-14.  12 The Soul Restored. John 21:15-19.  13 “Follow me.” John 21:18, 19.

 

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Rossier, H.L. – John the Baptist

John the Baptist.

by

H. Rossier.
Christian Friend vol. 14, 1887, p. 15 etc.
(This instructive little work is translated from the French.)

Chapter 1. The Nation and the Remnants. Luke 1-3.

Chapter 2. His Birth. Luk_1:15.

Chapter 3. John the Baptist in the Wilderness. Luk_1:80; Matthew 3.

Chapter 4. John the Baptist as Prophet. Matthew 3.

Chapter 5. John the Baptist as a Man and a Witness. John 1; Joh_3:28-31.

Chapter 6. Failure of John the Baptist. Matthew 11.

Chapter 7. John the Baptist’s Death. Mat_14:1-12; Mar_6:14-29.

 

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Winslow, Octavius – No Condemnation in Christ Jesus

NO CONDEMNATION IN CHRIST JESUS
by Octavius Winslow, 1852

Preface

No Condemnation

Freedom from the Law of Sin and Death

The Impotence of the Law, and God’s Method of Meeting It

The Unregenerate and the Regenerate Contrasted

Spiritual-mindedness

The Enmity of the Carnal Mind

Pleasing God

The Indwelling of the Spirit in the Regenerate

The Body Dead, but the Spirit Life

The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of the Christian

The Believer’s Obligation to Mortify Sin

The Guidance of the Spirit

The Spirit of Adoption

The Spirit Testifying to the Believer’s Adoption

The Christian’s Joint Heirship

Present Suffering Weighed with Future Glory

The Earnest Expectation of the Renewed Creature

A Suffering World in Sympathy with Suffering Man

The First-fruits of the Spirit

Saved by Hope

The Sympathy of the Spirit with the Infirmity of Prayer

The Intercession of the Spirit in the Saints

All Things Working for Good

Divine Predestination

Effectual Calling

Free Justification

Eternal Glorification

God Is for Us

The Gift of God’s Son, the Guarantee of All Other Blessing

The Believer’s Challenge

The Believers Triumph

More than Conquerors

No Separation from Christ Jesus

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Winslow, Octavius – Consider Jesus (31 days)

Contents:

Preface
Consider Jesus– in Lowliness of Birth
Consider Jesus– in the Elevation of Rank
Consider Jesus– in the Possession of Wealth
Consider Jesus– in the Straitness of Poverty
Consider Jesus– in the Exercise of Influence
Consider Jesus– in Filial Subjection
Consider Jesus– in Obedience to Divine Law
Consider Jesus– in Obedience to Human Law
Consider Jesus– the Object of Popular Favor
Consider Jesus– the Object of Popular Hate
Consider Jesus– as Without Deceit
Consider Jesus– as Tempted by Satan
Consider Jesus– as Afflicted
Consider Jesus– Our Paymaster
Consider Jesus– as Forsaken by Man
Consider Jesus– as Forsaken by God
Consider Jesus– in Loneliness
Consider Jesus– as Not Alone
Consider Jesus– in Soul-trouble
Consider Jesus– in Communion with God
Consider Jesus– in the Forgiveness of Injury
Consider Jesus– in the Exercise of Praise
Consider Jesus– in the Avoidance of Offence
Consider Jesus– in Sickness
Consider Jesus– in the Anticipation of Death
Consider Jesus– in Intercessory Prayer
Consider Jesus– in Bereavement
Consider Jesus– as Receiving Sinners
Consider Jesus– in His Atoning Blood
Consider Jesus– in the Power of His Resurrection
Consider Jesus– in His Second Appearing

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Eusebuis – Early Church History Vol. 1-10

 

Eusebius (/juːˈsbiəs/; ca. 260/265 – 339/340) (also called Eusebius of Caesarea and Eusebius Pamphili) was a Roman historian, exegete and Christian polemicist. He became the Bishop of Early centers of Caesarea about the year 314 A.D. Together with Pamphilus, he was a scholar of the Biblical canon and is regarded as an extremely well learned Christian of his time.[1] He wrote Demonstrations of the Gospel, Preparations for the Gospel, and On Discrepancies between the Gospels, studies of the Biblical text. As “Father of Church History” he produced the Ecclesiastical History, On the Life of Pamphilus, the Chronicle and On the Martyrs. from Wikipedia

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Thayer’s Greek Definitions

For over a century, Thayer’s has been lauded as one of the best New Testament lexicons available for any student of New Testament Greek. This lexicon provides dictionary definitions for each word and relates each word to its New Testament usage and categorizes its nuances of meaning. It also offers exhaustive coverage of New Testament Greek words, as well as extensive quotation of extra-biblical word usage and background sources consulted and quoted. This lexicon is coded to Strong’s for those with little or no Greek knowledge. description from Amazon

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Webster’s Dictionary of American English

This 1828 facsimile reprint of the first American Dictionary documents the quality of Biblical education which raised up American statesmen capable of forming our Constitutional Republic. Webster traced roots in twenty-six languages, and gives examples from classical literature and the Bible. Comprehensive introductions are presented for language and grammar. It has been described by one Christian scholar as “the greatest reprint of the twentieth century.” The added biography by Rosalie Slater, “Noah Webster, Founding Father of American Scholarship and Education,” describes his contribution to many fields and records his conversion to Christ. description from Amazon

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Strong’s Bible dictionary

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, generally known as Strong’s Concordance, is a concordance of the King James Bible (KJV) that was constructed under the direction of Dr. James Strong (1822–1894) and first published in 1890. Dr. Strong was Professor of exegetical theology at Drew Theological Seminary at the time. It is an exhaustive cross-reference of every word in the KJV back to the word in the original text.

Unlike other Biblical reference books, the purpose of Strong’s Concordance is not to provide content or commentary about the Bible, but to provide an index to the Bible. This allows the reader to find words where they appear in the Bible. This index allows a student of the Bible to re-find a phrase or passage previously studied. It also lets the reader directly compare how the same word may be used elsewhere in the Bible. In this way Strong’s Notes provides an independent check against translations, and offers an opportunity for greater, and more technically accurate understanding of text. wikipedia

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Hitchcock’s Bible Names

 

This dictionary lists the meanings of most of the Hebrew names that appear in the Bible  (over 2,500). Though first published in 1869, Hitchcock’s scholarship of the Hebrew  language still measures up to contemporary standards. In fact, biblical linguists to this  day are undecided about the meaning of the few words Hitchcock did not include. This  work can prove an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to study Scripture or the  Hebrew language more deeply.  Kathleen O’Bannon
CCEL Staff

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Brown-Driver-Briggs’s Hebrew Definitions

A trio of eminent Old Testament scholars—Francis Brown, R. Driver, and Charles Briggs—spent over twenty years researching, writing, and preparing The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon. Since it first appeared in the early part of the twentieth century, BDB has been considered the finest and most comprehensive Hebrew lexicon available to the English-speaking student. Based upon  the classic work of Wilhelm Gesenius, the “father of modern Hebrew lexicography,” BDB gives not only dictionary definitions for each word, but relates each word to its Old Testament usage and categorizes its nuances of meaning. BDB’s exhaustive coverage of Old Testament Hebrew words, as well as its unparalleled usage of cognate languages and the wealth of background sources consulted and quoted, render BDB and invaluable resource for all students of the Bible.

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Fausset’s Bible Dictionary

From the co-author of the classic Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Commentary, Fausset’s Bible Dictionary stands as one of the best single-volume Bible encyclopedias ever written for general use. The author’s writing style is always clear and concise, and he tackles issues important to the average student of the Bible, not just the Biblical scholars. This makes Fausset’s an excellent tool for both everyday Bible study and in-depth lesson or sermon preparation. description from studylight.org.

 

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Miller, J.R. – Paul’s Message for Today (wlue777)

 Paul’s Message for Today

 J. R. Miller, 1904

The Power of the Gospel (Rom_1:8-17)
Redemption in Christ (Rom_3:19-26)
Christian Living (Rom_12:1-15)
Paul on Self-Denial (Rom_14:10-21)
Paul’s Preaching (1Co_1:17-31)
Christian Self-Restraint (1Co_9:19-27)
Abounding Grace (2Co_9:1-11)
Paul’s Own Story of His Life (2Co_11:22 to 2Co_12:10)
Christian Liberty (Gal_4:1-6)
Saved by Grace (Eph_2:1-10)
Cheerful Counsel for Christians (Php_4:1-13)
Working and Waiting for Christ (1Th_4:9 to 1Th_5:2)
Christian Essentials (1Th_5:12-24)
Paul’s Advice to Timothy (2Ti_1:1-7; 2Ti_3:14-17)
Paul’s Last Words (2Ti_4:1-18)

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Miller, J.R. – Practical Lessons from the Story of Joseph

Practical Lessons from the Story of Joseph

by J. R. Miller, 1901

There are many ways of reading the Bible. One of the most helpful, is to read it to learn from it how to live so as to please God, attain the highest beauty of character, and leave the largest blessing in the world.

There have been many lives of Joseph written. Some of these are very valuable because of the knowledge of ancient Egypt and the Egyptians which they impart in the telling of the story. Nothing of this is attempted in the present chapters, the author’s desire being only to find and interpret some of the lessons in life which the narrative has for its earnest readers.

Joseph and His Dreams

Joseph as a Slave and in Prison

From Prison to Palace

An Interpreter for God

Joseph and His Brothers

Joseph and His Father

Joseph in Old Age and Death

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Miller, J.R. – Life’s Byways and Waysides

PREFACE     These chapters are at the best only fragments of teaching. They have     no close connection, except as they all touch life at some point, and have     as their aim–the giving of uplift, cheer, encouragement, and hope. The     first thing in true Christian living, is to get acquainted with the Lord     Jesus Christ, and to enter into close relations of love, faith, and     obedience with Him. Possibly there may be some words in these pages which     will give to an earnest reader fresh glimpses of Christ, and make a little     plainer the way of duty and the possibilities of elevated     Christian living. To help even one soul–out of the shadows into the     light, out of sorrow into joy, out of weakness into strength, out of doubt     into faith–will make the publication of this little book worth while!

1. Life’s Byways and Waysides

2. Unto His Nest Again

3. The Silent Christ

4. Tempted Like as We Are

5. The Greatest Love

6. Spices for Christ‘s Grave

7. The Everlasting Arms

8. The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

9. Great in God‘s Sight

10. Possibilities of Friendship

11. Praying for our Friends

12. Transforming Power of Prayer

13. Serving Our Generation

14. The Ministry of Suffering

15. Refuge from Strife of Tongues

16. Faithfulness

17. The Law of Use and Disuse

18. Prayer for Divine Searching

19. Remembering Christ’s Words

20. The Manliness of Jesus

21. The Living Christ

22. Friendships in Heaven

23. The Duty of Forgetting

24. Night, and Jesus Absent

25. Numbering Our Days

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Orr, James – International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE)

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE) was edited by James Orr, John Nuelsen, Edgar Mullins, Morris Evans, and Melvin Grove Kyle and was published complete in 1939. This web site includes the complete text.

The ISBE is a classic Bible reference compiled from nearly 10,000 entries written by over 200 different Bible scholars and teachers. In addition to the encyclopedia articles, all of the major words of the Bible are represented and defined.

The historical, cultural, and linguistic information in the ISBE can be of great value in Bible study and research.

But as with any writings of men, the careful student of the Bible must always compare them with Scripture. As you use this helpful study resource, remember that only God’s word is pure.

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Torrey, R.A. – Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

No serious Bible student should ever be without a thorough, well-chosen set of cross references. As R. A. Torrey states in his introduction to The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, or TSK: “There is no other commentary on the Bible so helpful as the Bible itself.” Using cross references allows the Bible to speak for itself, to be its own interpreter. This is the surest and most accurate method of Bible study. Torrey’s statement echoes the apostle Peter, who said, “No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came from the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20). To have a rich, detailed, and perceptively compiled set of cross references is to have a treasure indeed, for it makes the revelation contained in the Bible come alive.

The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge is the best known and most widely used collection of Bible cross-references. Compiled by several authors, the work includes 500,000 Scripture references and parallel passages. It has been incorporated with most electronic Bible collections as a highly useful means of Bible interpretation -excerpt from OliveTree.com

 

 

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Evans, Williams – The Great Doctrines of the Bible

The Great Doctrines of the Bible by William Evans (1912)

Major Sections: 01 The Doctrine of God. 02 The Doctrine of Jesus Christ. 03 The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. 04 The Doctrine of Man. 05 The Doctrines of Salvation. 06 The Doctrine of the Church. 07 The Doctrine of the Scriptures. 08 The Doctrine of Angels. 09 The Doctrine of Satan. 10 The Doctrine of Last Things.

 

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Benedetto, Don – The Benefit of Christ Crucified

CHAPTER I

Of original sin, and of the misery of man.

CHAPTER II

That the law was given of God to the intent that we might first know our sin; and then that distrusting to be justified by our own works, we might run unto the mercy of God, and the righteousness of faith.

CHAPTER III

That the forgiveness of our sins, our justification, and all our salvation dependeth on Christ.

CHAPTER IV

Of the effects of the lively faith, and of the unity or agreement of the soul with Christ.

CHAPTER V

How the Christian man apparelleth or clotheth himself with Christ.

CHAPTER VI

Certain remedies against incredulity or unbelief.

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Guthrie, William – Christians Great Interest

The Christian’s Great Interest

by the late Rev. William Guthrie,

Minister of the Gospel, Fenwick with a Memoir of the Author

Contents:

Preface

To the Reader

Memoir of the Author

PART I. The Trial of a Saving Interest in Christ

Quest. I. – How shall a man know if he has a true and special interest in Christ, and whether he has, or may lay claim justly to, God’s favour and salvation?

Chapter I. – Things premised for the better understanding of the trial itself

I. – A man’s interest in Christ may be known

II. – Importance of having an interest in Christ

III. – We must allow our condition to be determined by Scripture

IV. – Causes why so few attain to a distinct knowledge of their state

V. – Some mistakes concerning an interest in Christ removed

Chapter II. – Marks of a Saving Change A preparatory law work

I. – Some called from the womb

II. – Some called in a sovereign gospel-way

III. – Some graciously called at the hour of death

IV. – God’s more ordinary way of calling sinners to Himself

V. – Objections and difficulties considered

Chapter III. – Evidences of a Believing State

I. – Mistakes as to what faith is

II. – True saving faith described

III. – Farther explanatory remarks concerning saving faith

IV. – Difficulties as to what seems to be faith removed

Chapter IV. – Evidences of a Renewed State

I. – The whole man must be to some extent renewed

II. – He must be, to some extent, renewed in all his ways

III. – The supposed unattainableness of such evidences considered

IV. – The special attainments of hypocrites considered

V. – Doubts because of prevailing sin considered

VI. – Doubts arising out of a want of Christian experience considered

PART II. – How to Attain a Saving Interest in Christ

Quest. II. What shall they do who want the marks of a true and saving interest in Christ, already spoken of, and neither can nor dare pretend unto them?

Chapter I. – Some Things Premised for the Information of the Ignorant

Chapter II. – The Duty of Closing with God’s Plan of Saving Sinners by Christ Jesus

I. – What it is to accept of, and close with, the gospel offer

II. – This the duty of those who would be saved

III. – What is required of those who would believe on Christ Jesus and be saved

IV. – Some of the properties and native consequences of true believing

V. – Some of the effects of saving faith

Chapter III. – Objections and Difficulties Answered and Explained

I. – The sinner’s baseness rendering it presumption to come to Christ

II. – The singularity of his sin barring the way

III. – Special aggravations a hindrance

IV. – Sins not named a barrier

V. – The sin against the Holy Ghost alleged

I. – What it is not

II. – What the sin against the Holy Ghost is

III. – Conclusions bearing on the objections

VI. – Objections from the want of power to believe answered

VII. – Objection arising from the complaints of believers as to unfruitfulness

VIII. – Objection from ignorance regarding covenanting with God,–The nature of that duty unfolded

IX. – Doubts as to the inquirer’s being savingly in covenant with God answered Certain things premised concerning personal covenanting

I. – The thing itself is warrantable

II. – The preparation needed

III. – How the duty of covenanting is to be performed

IV. – What should follow this solemn act

X. – A want of proper feeling considered as an obstacle in the way of covenanting

XI. – The fear of backsliding a hindrance

XII. – Objection arising from past fruitlessness considered

Conclusion – The whole Treatise resumed in a Few Questions and Answers

 

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Mechancial Translation Modules of the Hebrew Bible

The Mechanical Translation of the Hebrew Bible  project began in 2005 with the publication of Mr. Benner’s Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible. This lexicon laid the foundation for a translation of the Hebrew Bible where each word would be translated faithfully according to its original linguistic and cultural perspective. Mr. Benner’s vision of this translation included a translation that;

  1. eliminates personal and religious bias on the part of the translator,
  2. translates each Hebrew word, prefix and suffix, exactly the same way, every time it occurred in the text,
  3. could be read and understood by the average person who does not have any prior knowledge of the Hebrew language,
  4. includes a dictionary of each word used in the translation as well as a concordance, and
  5. could be used as a tool by those who are learning to read Biblical Hebrew. from http://www.mechanical-translation.org/1-what.html

Modules include:

> Mechanical Translation

> Revised Mechanical Translation

> Dictionary

> Images-maps

 

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a Brakel, Wilhelmus – Christian Reasonable Service

First published in 1700, The Christian’s Reasonable Service (De Redelijke Godsdienst) ran through twenty Dutch editions in the eighteenth century alone! The title is derived from Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” It expresses what God requires from man, and particularly from the Christian, that he serve Him in Spirit and in truth—intelligently, rationally, and in harmony with and response to God’s revelation of Himself, His Word. With a decidedly Puritan flavor and representing  Reformed experiential religion at its best, Wilhelmus à Brakel systematically moves through the major doctrines of the Bible in hopes of seeing the minds of God’s people renewed for the purpose of promoting godliness. Throughout his work, but particularly in the practical application of each doctrine, à Brakel strives unceasingly to exalt the name of Jesus as the name that the Father has given above every other name—there being no other name given under heaven among men whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12). excerpt from HeritageBooks.org

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Davison, G. – Lectures On The Offerings

Lectures On The Offerings

Notes of a series of addresses on Leviticus 1-7

by G.Davison

1.The Burnt Offering

2.The Meal Offering

3.The Sin Offering

4.The Peace Offering

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Kingscote, Robert F. – Christ as seen in the Offerings

Contents

Biographical Note

Lecture 1. The Burnt Offering — Leviticus 1; Lev_6:8-13.

Lecture 2. The Meat Offering — Leviticus 2; Lev_6:14-18.

Lecture 3. The Peace Offering — Lev_3:1-5; Lev_3:16-17; Lev_7:11-18; Lev_7:31-34.

Lecture 4. The Sin and Trespass Offerings — Leviticus 4, Leviticus 5, Lev_6:1-7; Lev_6:24-30; Lev_7:1-7.

Lecture 5. The Red Heifer — Numbers 19.

 

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Kleiser, Grenville – The World’s Great Sermons, 10 volumes

GENERAL INDEX

INDEX TO PREACHERS AND SERMONS

Abbott, Lyman, The Divinity in Humanity
Abraham’s Imitators; or The Activity of Faith. By Thomas Hooker
Affection, The Expulsive Power of a New. By Thomas Chalmers
Argument, The, from Experience. By Robert William Dale
Arnold, Thomas, Alive in God
Ascension, The, of Christ. By Girolamo Savonarola
Assurance in God. By George Adam Smith
Atonement, Eternal. By Roswell Dwight Hitchcock
Atonement, The Prominence of the. By Edwards Amasa Park
Augustine, St., The Recovery of Sight by the Blind

Bacon, Leonard Woolsey, God Indwelling
Basil “The Great,” The Creation of the World
Baxter, Richard, Making Light of Christ and Salvation
Beecher, H.W., Immortality
Beecher, Lyman, The Government of God Desirable
Bible, The, vs. Infidelity. By Frank Wakely Gunsaulus
Blair, Hugh, The Hour and the Event of All Time
Blind, The Recovery of Sight by the. By St. Augustine
Bones, The Valley of Dry. By Frederick Denison Maurice
Bossuet, Jacques Benigne, The Death of the Grande Condé
Bounty, The Royal. By Alexander McKenzie
Bourdaloue, Louis, The Passion of Christ
Broadus, John A., Let us Have Peace with God
Brooks, Memorial Discourse on Phillips. By Henry Codman Potter
Brooks, Phillips, The Pride of Life
Bunyan, John, The Heavenly Footman
Burrell, David James, How to Become a Christian
Bushnell, Horace, Unconscious Influence

Cadman, S. Parkes, A New Day for Missions
Caird, John, Religion in Common Life
Calvin, John, Enduring Persecution for Christ
Campbell, Alexander, The Missionary Cause
Carlyle, Thomas,—In Memoriam. By Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
Carpenter, William Boyd, The Age of Progress
Chalmers, Thomas, The Expulsive Power of a New Affection
Charming, William Ellery, The Character of Christ
Chapin, Edwin Hubbell Nicodemus: The Seeker after Religion
Character, The, of Christ. By William Ellery Charming
Christ and Salvation, Making Light of. By Richard Baxter
Christ Among the Common Things of Life. By William James Dawson
Christ Before Pilate—Pilate Before Christ. By William Mackergo Taylor
Christ, Enduring Persecution for. By John Calvin
Christ, The Ascension of. By Girolamo Savonarola
Christ, The Character of. By William Ellery Channing
Christ, The First Temptation of. By John Knox
Christ, The Loneliness of. By Frederick William Robertson
Christ, The Passion of. By Louis Bourdaloue
Christ—The Question of the Centuries. By Robert Stuart
MacArthur
Christ, The Spirit of. By Charles H. Fowler
Christ, What Think ye of. By Dwight Lyman Moody
Christ, Zeal in the Cause of. By William Morley Punshon
Christ’s Advent to Judgment. By Jeremy Taylor
Christ’s Real Body not in the Eucharist. By John Wyclif
Christ’s Resurrection an Image of our New Life. By Frederich Ernst
Schleiermacher
Christian, How to Become a. By David James Burrell
Christian Victory. By Christopher Newman Hall
Christianity, The Mysteries of. By Alexander Vinet
Christianity, The Transient and Permanent in. By Theodore Parker
Chrysostom, Excessive Grief at the Death of Friends
Church, The Mother. By Ernest Roland Wilberforce
Church, The Triumph of the. By Henry Edward Manning
Clifford, John, The Forgiveness of Sins
Colonization, The, of the Desert. By Edward Everett Hale
Common Life, Religion in. By John Caird
Common Things of Life, Christ Among the. By William James Dawson
Condé, The Funeral Sermon on the Death of the Grande. By Jacques
Benigne Bossuet
Creation, The, of the World. By Basil
Creation, Work in the Groaning. By Frederick William Farrar
Crosby, Howard, The Prepared Worm
Cuyler, Theodore Ledyard, The Value of Life

Dale, Robert William, The Argument from Experience
Day, A, in the Life of Jesus of Nazareth, By Francis Wayland
Dawson, William James, Christ Among the Common Things of Life
Death, Glorification Through. By Francis Landey Patton
Desert, The Colonization of the. By Edward Everett Hale
Divinity, The, in Humanity. By Lyman Abbott
Drummond, Henry, The Greatest Thing in the World
Dwight, Timothy, The Sovereignty of God

Earth, The Shaking of the Heavens and the. By Charles Kingsley
Education and the Future of Religion. By John Lancaster Spalding
Edwards, Jonathan, Spiritual light
Elect, The Small Number of the. By Jean Baptiste Massillon
Eternal Atonement. By Roswell Dwight Hitchcock
Eucharist, Christ’s Real Body not in the. By John Wyclif
Evans, Christmas, The Fall and Recovery of Man
Event, The Hour and the, of all Time. By Hugh Blair
Experience. By Alexander Whyte
Experience, The Argument from. By Robert William Dale
Expulsive Power, The, of a New Affection. By Thomas Chalmers

Faith, Constructive. By Charles Henry Parkhurst
Faith, The Activity of; or, Abraham’s Imitators. By Thomas Hooker
Faith, The Story of a Disciple’s. By Henry Scott Holland
Fall, The, and Recovery of Man. By Christmas Evans
Farrar, Frederick William, Work in the Groaning Creation
Fénelon, Francois de Salignac de la Mothe, The Saints Converse with God
Footman, The Heavenly. By John Bunyan
Forgiveness, The, of Sins. By John Clifford.
Fowler, Charles H., The Spirit of Christ
Funeral Sermon, The, on the Death of the Grande Condé, by Jacques
Benigne Bossuet

Gethsemane, The Rose Garden of God. By William Robertson Nicoll
Gladden, Washington, The Prince of Life
Glorification Through Death. By Francis Landey Patton
God, Alive in. By Thomas Arnold
God Calling to Man. By Charles John Vaughan
God Indwelling. By Leonard Woolsey Bacon.
God, Marks of Love to. By Robert Hall
God, Preparation for Consulting the Oracles of. By Edward Irving
God, The Government of, Desirable. By Lyman Beecher
God, The Image of, in Man. By Robert South
God, The Saints Converse with. By Francois Fénelon
God, The Sovereignty of. By Timothy Dwight
God the Unwearied Guide. By Newell Dwight Hillis
God’s Love to Fallen Man. By John Wesley
God’s Will the End of Life. By John Henry Newman
Gordon, George Angier, Man in the Image of God
Government, The, of God Desirable. By Lyman Beecher
Grace, The Method of. By George Whitefield
Greatest Thing, The, in the World. By Henry Drummond
Grief, Excessive, at the Death of Friends. By Chrysostom
Guide, God the Unwearied. By Newell Dwight Hillis
Gunsaulus, Frank Wakely, The Bible vs. Infidelity
Guthrie, Thomas, The New Heart

Hale, Edward Everett, The Colonization of the Desert
Hall, Christopher Newman, Christian Victory
Hall, John, Liberty only in Truth
Hall, Robert, Marks of Love to God
Heart, The New. By Thomas Guthrie
Heavens, The Shaking of the, and the Earth. By Charles Kingsley
Hillis, Newell Dwight, God the Unwearied Guide
Hitchcock, Roswell Dwight, The Eternal Atonement
Holland, Henry Scott, The Story of a Disciple’s Faith
Holy Spirit, Influence of the. By Henry Parry Liddon
Hooker, Thomas, The Activity of Faith; or Abraham’s Imitators
Hour, The, and the Event of all Time. By Hugh Blair
Howe, John, The Redeemer’s Tears over Lost Souls
Humanity, The Divinity in. By Lyman Abbott

Ideal of Life, The Perfect. By George Campbell Morgan
Immortality. By H.W. Beecher
Infidelity, The Bible vs. By Frank Wakely Gunsaulus
Influence, Unconscious. By Horace Bushnell
Influences of the Holy Spirit. By Henry Parry Liddon
Inheritance, The Heavenly. By John Summerfield
Irving, Edward, Preparation for Consulting the Oracles of God

Jefferson, Charles Edward, The Reconciliation
Jesus of Nazareth, A Day in the Life of. By Francis Wayland
Jowett, John Henry, Apostolic Optimism
Judgment, Christ’s Advent to. By Jeremy Taylor
Judgment, The Reversal of Human. By James B. Mozley
Justification, The Method and Fruits of. By Martin Luther

Kingsley, Charles, The Shaking of the Heavens and the Earth
Knox, John, The First Temptation of Christ
Knox-Little, William John, Thirst Satisfied
Latimer, Hugh, Christian Love
Life, Christ’s Resurrection an Image of our New By Frederich Ernst
Schleiermacher
Life, God’s Will the End of. By John Henry Newman
Life, The Perfect Ideal of. By George Campbell Morgan
Life, The Pride of. By Phillips Brooks
Life, The Prince of. By Washington Gladden
Life, The Value of. By Theodore Ledyard Cuyler
Liberty only in Truth. By John Hall
Liddon, Henry Parry, Influences of the Holy Spirit
Light, Spiritual. By Jonathan Edwards
Loneliness, The, of Christ. By Frederick William Robertson
Lord, The Resurrection of Our. By Matthew Simpson
Lorimer, George C. The Fall of Satan
Love, Christian. By Hugh Latimer
Love, Marks of, to God. By Robert Hall
Luther, Martin, The Method and Fruits of Justification
MacArthur, Robert Stuart, Christ—The Question of the Centuries
McKenzie, Alexander, The Royal Bounty
Maclaren, Alexander, The Pattern of Service
Macleod, Norman, The True Christian Ministry
Magee, William Connor, The Miraculous Stilling of the Storm
Man, God Calling to. By Charles John Vaughan
Man, God’s Love to Fallen. By John Wesley
Man in the Image of God. By George Angier Gordon
Man, The Fall and Recovery of. By Christmas Evans
Man, The Image of God in. By Robert South
Manhood, The Meaning of. By Henry Van Dyke
Manning, Henry Edward, The Triumph of the Church
Martineau, James, Parting Words
Mason, John Mitchell, Messiah’s Throne
Massillon, Jean Baptiste, The Small Number of the Elect
Maurice, Frederick Denison, The Valley of Dry Bones
Melanchthon, Philip, The Safety of the Virtuous
Memorial Discourse on Phillips Brooks. By Henry Codman Potter
Messiah’s Throne. By John Mitchell Mason
Ministry, The True Christian. By Norman Macleod
Missions, A New Day for. By. S. Parkes Cadman
Missionary Cause, The. By Alexander Campbell
Missionary Work, The Permanent Motive in. By Richard S. Storrs
Monster, A Bloody. By Thomas DeWitt Talmage
Moody, Dwight Lyman, What Think ye of Christ?
Morgan, George Campbell, The Perfect Ideal of Life
Motive, The Permanent, in Missionary Work. By Richard S. Storrs
Mozley, James B., The Reversal of Human Judgment
Mysteries. The, of Christianity. By Alexander Vinet

Newman, John Henry, God’s Will the End of Life
Nicodemus: The Seeker after Religion. By Edwin Hubbell Chapin
Nicoll, William Robertson, Gethsemane, The Rose Garden of God

Optimism, Apostolic. By John Henry Jowett
Optimism. By John Watson
Oracles, Preparation for Consulting the, of God. By Edward Irving

Park, Edwards Amasa, The Prominence of the Atonement
Parker, Joseph, A Word to the Weary
Parker, Theodore, The Transient and Permanent in Christianity
Parkhurst, Charles Henry, Constructive Faith
Passion, The, of Christ. By Louis Bourdaloue
Patton, Francis Landey, Glorification Through Death
Paul Before Felix and Drusilla. By Jacques Saurin
Peace with God, Let us Have. By John A. Broadus
Permanent, The Transient and the, in Christianity. By Theodore Parker
Persecution for Christ, Enduring, John Calvin
Pilate Before Christ—Christ Before Pilate. By William Mackergo
Taylor
Potter, Henry Codman, Memorial Discourse on Phillips Brooks
Pride, The, of Life. By Phillips Brooks
Prince, The, of Life. By Washington Gladden
Progress, The Age of. By William Boyd Carpenter
Punshon, William Morley, Zeal in the Cause of Christ

Reconciliation, The. By Charles E. Jefferson
Recovery, The Fall and, of Man. By Christmas Evans
Redeemer’s Tears, The, over Lost Souls. By John Howe
Religion, Education and the Future of. By John Lancaster Spaldin
Religion in Common Life. By John Caird
Religion, Nicodemus: The Seeker after. By Edwin Hubbell Chapin
Resurrection, Christ’s, an Image of our New-Life. By Frederick Ernst
Schleiermacher
Resurrection, The, of Our Lord. By Matthew Simpson
Resurrection, The Reasonableness of a. By John Tillotson
Reversal, The, of Human Judgment. By James B. Mozley
Robertson, Frederick William, The Loneliness of Christ
Royal Bounty, the. By Alexander McKenzie

Sackcloth, The Transfigured. By William L. Watkinson
Saints Converse with God, The. By Francis Fénelon
Salvation, Making Light of Christ and. By Richard Baxter
Satan, The Fall of. By George C. Lorimer
Saurin, Jacques, Paul Before Felix and Drusilla
Savonarola, Girolamo, The Ascension of Christ
Schleiermacher, Frederick Ernst, Christ’s Resurrection an Image of our
New Life
Seiss, Joseph A., The Wonderful Testimonies
Service, The Pattern of. By Alexander Maclaren
Shaking, The, of the Heavens and the Earth. By Charles Kingsley
Sight, The Recovery of, by the Blind By St Augustine
Simpson, Matthew, The Resurrection of Our Lord.
Sins, The Forgiveness of By John Clifford
Smith, George Adam Assurance in God
Songs in the Night By Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Souls, The Redeemer’s Tears Over Lost By John Howe
South, Robert, The Image of God in Man
Sovereignty, The of God By Timothy Dwight
Spalding, John Lancaster, Education and the Future of Religion
Spiritual Light By Jonathan Edwards
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon Songs in the Night
Stalker, James Temptation
Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn, In Memoriam—Thomas Carlyle
Stilling of the Storm, The Miraculous By William Connor Magee
Storm, The Miraculous Stilling of the By William Connor Magee
Storrs, Richard S. The Permanent Motive in Missionary Work
Summerfield, John The Heavenly Inheritance

Talmage, Thomas DeWitt A Bloody Monster
Taylor, Jeremy Christ’s Advent to Judgment
Taylor, William Mackergo Christ Before Pilate—Pilate Before Christ
Temptation By James Stalker
Temptation, The First, of Christ By John Knox
Testimonies The Wonderful By Joseph A Seiss
Thirst Satisfied By William John Knox Little
Time, The Hour and the Event of all By Hugh Blair
Tillotson, John, The Reasonableness of a Resurrection
Transfigured Sackcloth, The By William L. Watkinson
Transient, The, and Permanent in Christianity. By Theodore Parker
Triumph, The, of the Church. By Henry Edward Manning
Truth, Liberty Only in. By John Hall
Valley, The, of Dry Bones By Frederick Derrison Maurice
Van Dyke, Henry, The Meaning of Manhood
Vaughan, Charles John, God Calling to Man
Victory, Christian By Christopher Newman Hall
Vinet, Alexander, The Mysteries of Christianity
Virtuous, The Safety of the. By Philip Melanchthon
Voice, I am a. By Charles Wagner

Wagner, Charles, I am a Voice
Watkinson, William L, The Transfigured Sackcloth
Watson, John, Optimism
Wayland, Francis, A Day in the Life of Jesus of Nazareth
Weary, A Word to the. By Joseph Parker
Wesley, John, God’s Love to Fallen Man.
Whitefield, George, The Method of Grace
Whyte, Alexander, Experience
Wilberforce, Ernest Roland, The Mother Church
Words, Parting By James Martineau
Work in the Groaning Creation. By Frederick William Farrar
World, The Greatest Thing in the. By Henry Drummond
Worm, The Prepared. By Howard Crosby

 

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Anderson, R. – Works of Robert Anderson

Books by  Sir Robert Anderson

Daniel in the Critic’s Den
The Coming Prince
The Gospel and It’s Ministry
The Lord From Heaven
Misunderstood Texts of the Bible
The Silence of God
The Way
Unfulfilled Prophecy
Redemption Truths
Human Destiny
A Doubter’s Doubts about Science and Religion
Forgotten Truths
The Honour of His Name
The Bible or the Church
Entail of the Covenant or  “The Saviour’s little Ones”
Types in Hebrews

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Schaff, Philip – Ante-Nicene Fathers

The Ante-Nicene Fathers,  subtitled “The Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325″, is a collection of books in 10 volumes (one volume is indexes) containing English translations of the majority of Early Christian writings. The period covers the beginning of Christianity until before the promulgation of the Nicene Creed at the First Council of Nicaea. The translations are very faithful, but sometimes rather old-fashioned.

 

 

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Meikle, James – A Periodic Interview with the King of Terrors

A Periodic Interview with the King of Terrors

by James Meikle, 1730-1799

1764 – 1770

1771 – 1778

1779 – 1785

1786 – 1799

Excerpt:

To him (Meikle) death was surrounded with no terrors! The future world captivated his imagination, and filled him, as frequently as he contemplated it—with most exquisite joy. He maintained his reputation for piety, and his unshaken faith in God, to the end. And the God whom he served, honored him with continued usefulness in his station, almost to his last hour. On the first of December, he officiated as an elder in the dispensation of the Lord’s supper. On the second, he wrote a short article in his Monthly Memorial. On the sixth, he was still serving medicines to his patients. On the seventh he was with God!

“I will be your God throughout your lifetime—until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you!” Isa_46:4.

“I know that my Redeemer lives!” Job_19:25.

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Miller, A. – Short Papers on Church History

Miller’s Church History By Andrew Miller

Description: Miller’s Church History. This history begins with the Lord’s revealed purpose concerning His church in Matthew 16. Other parts of the New Testament have been carefully examined as to the early history of the church, but its actual history beyond the time period covered in the Acts has been traced in the light of the prophetic history of the church given in the addresses to the seven churched in Revelation 2-3.

To aid in learning about a specific period in church history, the chapter headings show the time period covered by the chapter.

 

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Bonar, Horatius – The Works of the Holy Spirit

The Works of the Holy Spirit

Horatius Bonar

(1808-1889)

Contents

1. The Works of the Holy Spirit as Recorded in the Old Testament ……………………………. 1

2. The Works of the Holy Spirit as Recorded in the New Testament…………………………… 8

3. The Love of the Spirit ……………………………………………………………………………………… 15

4. Night, Daybreak, and Clear Day……………………………………………………………………….. 22

5. The Lord’s Supper …………………………………………………………………………………………… 26

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Meikle, J. – Solitude Sweetened

SOLITUDE SWEETENED

by James Meikle, 1730-1799

“My meditation of Him shall be sweet.” Psa_104:34

1. On meditation

2. Christ the Rock in a weary land

3. If God gives Christ, what can he withhold

4. Submission

5. Comfortable conclusions

6. Resignation

7. Feeble nature

8, Worldly losses and misfortunes universal

9. Providence

10. True greatness

11. Disappointments

12. Experience

13. Contentment

14. Death

15. Communion with God, what it is

16. The disposal of Providence always best

17. Love in its fourfold extension

18. Slander

19. Fear and other passions

20. Universal improvement

21. The soul’s enlargement on high

22. Affliction the lot of saints below

23. Private experience

24. All plenitude in Christ, to answer

all the needs of his people

25. Prayer and praise

26. On a blind beggar

27. Love in saints

28. Love in God

29. Death

30. The death of the wicked

31. The Traveler

32. Grace in the blush, sin not ashamed

33. Going to a fair

34. After sickness

35. Frames of soul variable

36. The unconcerned spectators

37. Death a blessing to godly men

38. Mercy going before God, makes meeting him a mercy

39. The necessity of afflictions

40. Saints unknown, stars unseen

41. The excellent happiness of the blessed

42. Only a rumor heard of the triumphant state

43. Science

44. A wicked thing to depart from God in the least

45. Who the great man is

46. We should sleep no longer than to refresh the body

47. Our only joy in the world to come

48. On the scriptures

49. True joy

50. One fruit of affliction

51. From the depth of afflictions we see stupendous things

52. Prayer

53. Little known of the bliss above

54. The divine lover

55. Eternity

56. On loving God

57. Wrath

58. Sensible communion with God sometimes enjoyed

59. Brevity of life

60. On the last day of the year

61. Saints have the greatest reason to rejoice

62. Indwelling sin

63. Events of providence

64. More of God seen in Christ than in all the creation

65. Christ, the study above

66. The world asleep

67. Still ignorant of God below

68. Nothing can purchase Christ from the soul

69. Torment

70. The soul’s growth

71. This life a valley of tears

72. The madness of the world in their choice

73. The approaching happiness of the saints

74. What we should expect and wait for

75. The spiritual miser

76. Contradictions

77. The confusion of the wicked at the general judgment

78. Mercies abused

79. The forgiveness of injuries

80. The excellency of religion

81. Christ, and none but he, satisfies desires

82. The aggrandizing visit

83. Causes of humility

84. Harmony in God’s procedure with the church

85. A pleasant consideration

86. Crucifixion

87. All God’s ways equal

88. Self-flatterers

89. The heavenly vision assimilating

90. Still descriptions fall short of glory

91. Saints honorable

92. Mercies, though apparently delayed, come at the appointed time

93. The world deeply rooted in the affections

94. True riches

95. The casting of the scales or balances

96. Affliction the common lot of the saints

97. The glorious fruits of sanctified affliction

98. God his people’s inheritance

99. Distance diminishes views

100. Jubilee

101. God’s knowledge

103. Elijah and Elisha, a dialogue

104. The company of the wicked corrupts

105. To escape wrath should silence under all afflictions

106. Adoption

107. Connections

108. Degrees of nearness to God

109. Unbelief

110. Our short life should not give much concern

111. Faith

112. The three-fold state

113. Corruption

114. Grace

115. Love and immortality

116. Extremities

117. The astonishing portions

118. Noah’s ark

119. Acquaintances

120. An argument

121. On being ill-used

122. The Bible a store-house of instruction

123. Assurance

124. Our meditations cramped, unless stretched beyond death

125. How to be rich in heaven

126. Revenge rejected

127. The coming judgment

128. Against murmuring at misfortunes

129. A caution against excess of joy in any earthly good

130. The joy of salvation

131. On visits

132. The anguish of damnation

133. Sovereignty

134. The victory of faith

135. The necessity of afflictions while we live

136. Gibeon making peace with Israel

137. On the author’s first using glasses

138. On casting our care on God

139. The affection of a parent

140. On being made a noble

141. The singular advantages of poverty

142. A journey along the sea-shore

143. The British state lottery

144. On the works of creation

145. A prospect of death

146. A state after death

147. A glance into heavenly bliss

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Miller, Andrew – Letter from an Old Disciple to a Young Sister in the Lord.

Excerpt:

The flesh ever seeks to intrude itself, and if allowed to get in and show what it can say and do, the fair work of the Spirit will be marred. Hence the need, my dear young sister, of constant watchfulness and prayer.

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Meikle, J. – Converse with the Unseen World

Meikle, J. – Converse with the Unseen World

Excerpt from this one chapter work:

How happy are all the multitudes around the throne! How content those who have been often disappointed! How cheerful the mourners, and how happy all the sons of sorrow! Glory is such a weight, and God is such a portion—that every power of soul is ravished and blessed above conception! In the fullness of the heavenly bliss there is neither want nor woe, vanity nor vexation—preying on any soul! But God, in his divine perfections—fills and overflows all!

 

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Bonar, Horatius – The White Robes

The White Robes

by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

Summary

A collection of evangelistic tracts by one of the clearest pastoral evangelists of the nineteenth century. This module is simply 6 tracts from Bonar. White Robes, Salvation to the Uttermost, City of Refuge, Power of the Gospel, Grace and Glory, Tribulation

Chapter Content

1. The White Robes 2. Salvation to the Uttermost 3. The City of Refuge 4. The Power of the Gospel 5. Grace and Glory 6. Tribulation

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Bonar, Horatius – Practical Religion

Practical Religion

by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

Summary

In this module Bonar examines “practical religion”. His chapters run Words of Warning, Luther’s Conversion, Sin our Enemy and God our Friend, anchor of the Soul, Do you go to the prayer meeting?, Behond he cometh with clouds, who shall dwell with the devouring fire? True Heart, without God, last, time, and false peace and the true.

Chapter Content

1. Words of Warning 2. Luther’s Conversion 3. Sin Our Enemy and God Our Friend 4. The Anchor of the Soul 5. Do You Go to the Prayer Meeting? 6. Behold He Cometh with Clouds 7. Who Shall Dwell with the Devouring Fire? 8. The True Heart 9. Without God 10. The Last Time 11. The False Peace and the True

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Bonar, Horatius – How Shall I go to God

How Shall I Go To God? and other readings

By

Horatius Bonar, D.D.

Religious Tract Society 1881

CHAPTER  1 How Shall I Go To God?

CHAPTER  2 What Is My Hope?

CHAPTER  3 Instead Of Me?

CHAPTER  4 The Long Time

CHAPTER  5 I Can’t Let Go

CHAPTER  6 Whither? Whither?

CHAPTER  7 The World Passeth Away

CHAPTER  8 What If It All Be True?

CHAPTER  9 The Ages To Come

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Bonar, Horatius – Rent Veil, the

Published in 1875, Rent Veil was written by  Scottish  theologian and poet Horatius Bonar. Bonar’s Rent Veil treats a  variety  of topics, most directly the atonement. The title refers to Christ and  Christ’s body. Bonar claims that without the broken (“rent”) body of  Christ, there would still be a barrier (“veil”) between persons and God.  With Christ’s death, there is the possibility of the forgiveness of  sins. In Bonar’s interesting treatment of the atonement, he also makes  some intriguing points regarding the relationship of the Old Testament  to the New Testament. Throughout, Bonar supports his points with liberal  quotations from Scripture. The final third of his book provides an  instructive call for believers. In it, Bonar extols believers to, and  describes for them, the kinds of people God desires–worshipers,  temples, priests, and kings. Despite being published over a hundred  years ago, Bonar’s prose is surprisingly up-to-date and easy to follow.  For an interesting treatment of the atonement, one can do no better than  Bonar’s Rent Veil.

Tim Perrine CCEL Staff  Writer

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Gill, John – A Body of Practical Divinity, Book 5

A Body of Practical Divinity, Book 5

by John Gill

BOOK V: A Dissertation Concerning the Baptism of Jewish Proselytes.

1. Of the Various Sorts of Proselytes.

2. The Occasion of the Dissertation.

3. The Proof of the Baptism of Jewish Proselytes inquired into.

4. The Proof of this Custom only from the Talmuds.

5. Christian Baptism not founded on Proselyte Baptism.

 

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Gill, John – A Body of Practical Divinity, Book 4

A Body of Practical Divinity, Book 4

by John Gill

BOOK IV: Of Private Worship, or Various Duties, Domestic. Civil, and Moral.

1. Of the Duties of Husband and Wife.

2. Of the Duties of Parents and Children.

3. Of the Duties of Masters and Servants.

4. Of the Duties of Magistrates and Subjects.

5. Of Good Works in General.

6. A Compendium of the Ten Commands.

 

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Gill, John – A Body of Practical Divinity, Book 2

A Body of Practical Divinity, Book 2 by John Gill

BOOK II: On External Worship, as Public 1. Of a Gospel church, the Seat of Public Worship. 2. Of the Duties of Church-members to Each Other. 3. Of Church-officers, Particularly Pastors. 4. Of the Duties of Members to their Pastors. 5. Of the Office of Deacons. 6. Of Church Discipline.

 

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Gill, John – A Body of Practical Divinity, Book 1

A Body of Practical Divinity, Book 1

by John Gill

BOOK I:  On the Worship of God.

1. Of the Object of Worship.

2. Of Internal Worship, or Godliness.

3. Of the Knowledge of God.

4. Of Repentance Towards God.

5. Of the Fear of God.

6. Of Faith in God.

7. Of Trust and Confidence in God.

8. Of the Grace of Hope.

9. Of the Grace of Love.

10. Of Spiritual Joy.

11. Of Peace and Tranquility of Mind.

12. Of Contentment of Mind.

13. Of Thankfulness to God.

14. Of Humility.

15. Of Self-denial

16. Of Resignation to the Will of God.

17. Of Patience.

18. Of Christian Fortitude.

19. Of Zeal.

20. Of Wisdom and Prudence.

21. Of Godly Sincerity.

22. Of Spiritual Mindedness.

23. Of a Good Conscience.

24. Of Communion with God.

 

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Gill, John – A Body of Practical Divinity, Book 3

A Body of Practical Divinity, Book 3

by John Gill

BOOK III: Of the Public Ordinances of Divine Worship.

1. Of Baptism.

2. Of the Lord’s Supper.

3. Of the Public Ministry of the Word.

4. Of Public Hearings of the Word.

5. Of Public Prayer.

6. Of the Lord’s Prayer.

7. Of Singing Psalms.

8. Of the Place and Time of Public Worship.

 

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MacDonald, George – A Hidden Life and other Poems

CONTENTS.

A HIDDEN LIFE THE HOMELESS GHOST ABU MIDJAN AN OLD STORY A BOOK OP DREAMS TO AURELIO SAFFI SONNET A MEMORIAL OF AFRICA A GIFT THE MAN OF SONGS BETTER THINGS THE JOURNEY PRAYER REST TO A.J. SCOTT LIGHT TO A.J. SCOTT WERE I A SKILFUL PAINTER IF I WERE A MONK, AND THOU WERT A NUN BLESSED ARE THE MEEK, FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH THE HILLS I KNOW WHAT BEAUTY IS I WOULD I WERE A CHILD THE LOST SOUL A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM AFTER AN OLD LEGEND THE TREE’S PRAYER A STORY OF THE SEA SHORE MY HEART O DO NOT LEAVE ME THE HOLY SNOWDROPS TO MY SISTER O THOU OF LITTLE FAITH LONGING A BOY’S GRIEF THE CHILD-MOTHER LOVE’S ORDEAL A PRAYER FOR THE PAST FAR AND NEAR MY ROOM SYMPATHY LITTLE ELFIE THE THANK OFFERING THE BURNT OFFERING FOUR SONNETS SONNET EIGHTEEN SONNETS DEATH AND BIRTH

EARLY POEMS.

LONGING MY EYES MAKE PICTURES DEATH LESSONS FOR A CHILD HOPE DEFERRED THE DEATH OF THE OLD YEAR A SONG IN A DREAM A THANKSGIVING

THE GOSPEL WOMEN.

THE MOTHER MARY THE WOMAN THAT CRIED IN THE CROWD THE MOTHER OF ZEBEDEE’S CHILDREN THE SYROPHENICIAN WOMAN THE WIDOW OF NAIN THE WOMAN WHOM SATAN HAD BOUND THE WOMAN WHO CAME BEHIND HIM IN THE CROWD THE WIDOW WITH THE TWO MITES THE WOMEN WHO MINISTERED UNTO HIM PILATE’S WIFE THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA MART MAGDALENE THE WOMAN IN THE TEMPLE MARTHA MARY THE WOMAN THAT WAS A SINNER

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MacDonald, George – Princess and the Goblin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Princess and the Goblin
Princess and the Goblin.jpg

Cover of the edition published by Blackie & Son c. 1911
Author George MacDonald
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children’s Fantasy novel
Publisher Strahan & Co
Publication date
1872
Media type Print
ISBN NA
Followed by The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and the Goblin is a children’s fantasy novel by George MacDonald. It was published in 1872 by Strahan & Co.

The sequel to this book is The Princess and Curdie.

Anne Thaxter Eaton writes in A Critical History of Children’s Literature that The Princess and the Goblin and its sequel “quietly suggest in every incident ideas of courage and honor.” [1] Jeffrey Holdaway writing in New Zealand Art Monthly said that both books start out as “normal fairytales but slowly become stranger”, and that they contain layers of symbolism similar to that of Lewis Carroll’s work.[2]

 

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MacDonald, George – Princess and the Curdie

The Princess and Curdie is a children’s classic fantasy novel by George MacDonald from late 1883.

The book is the sequel to The Princess and the Goblin. The adventure continues with Princess Irene and Curdie a year or two older. They must overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are poisoning Irene’s father, the king. Irene’s grandmother also reappears and gives Curdie a strange gift. A monster called Lina aids his quest. from Wikipedia

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MacDonald, George – Lilith

Lilith is considered among the darkest of MacDonald’s works, and among the most profound. It is a story concerning the nature of life, death, and salvation. In the story, MacDonald mentions a cosmic sleep that heals tortured souls, preceding the salvation of all. MacDonald was a Christian universalist, believing that all will eventually be saved. However, in this story, divine punishment is not taken lightly, and salvation is hard-won – from Wikipedia

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Macdonald, George – Adela Cathcart Volume 1-3

Adela Cathcart

Adela Cathcart

Adelia Cathcart has an illness of the spirit — perhaps an illness of the soul. No one can scry the secret of her malady. Until someone notices Adelia seems for a moment to come back to life as someone tells a story.  We should read her stories, he says. Beautiful, beautiful stories.  And these are the stories that bring Adelia back from her deathbed: stories like the tale o…more Adelia Cathcart has an illness of the spirit — perhaps an illness of the soul. No one can diagnose the secret of her malady. Until someone notices Adelia seems for a moment to come back to life as someone tells a story.  We should read her stories, he says. Beautiful, beautiful stories.  And these are the stories that bring Adelia back from her deathbed: stories like the tale of the Light Princess, the tale of a cursed girl like Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty who weighs no more than a breeze. She has an illness of the spirit, too — an illness both like and unlike Adelia’s.

.– review from goodreads.com

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MacDonald, George – Phantastes

A Faerie Romance for Men and Women by George MacDonald.

Excerpt from Review of George MacDonald’s Phantastes by Rachel Bomberger :

Lewis had a high regard for this forefather of modern fantasy and, what’s more, he credited one of MacDonald’s books, Phantastes, as a major factor in his eventual religious conversion. In Lewis’s 1946 preface to George MacDonald: An Anthology, he wrote:

It must be more than thirty years ago that I bought—almost unwillingly, for I had looked at the volume on that bookstall and rejected it on a dozen previous occasions—the Everyman edition of Phantastes. A few hours later I knew that I had crossed a great frontier. . . . The whole book had about it a sort of cool, morning innocence, and also, quite unmistakably, a certain quality of Death, good Death. What it actually did to me was to convert, even to baptize (that was where the death came in) my imagination. It did nothing to my intellect nor (at that time) to my conscience. Their turn came far later and with the help of many other books and men. But when the process was complete—by which, of course, I mean “when it had really begun”—I found that I was still with MacDonald and that he had accompanied me all the way and that I was now at last ready to hear from him much that he could not have told me at that first meeting.

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James, John Angell – Christian Progress

CHRISTIAN PROGRESS

John Angell James, 1853

Contents:

Introduction

NECESSITY of Christian Progress

NATURE of Christian Progress

MEANS of Christian Progress

MISTAKES concerning Christian Progress

HINDRANCES to Christian Progress

MOTIVES to Christian Progress

ENCOURAGEMENTS to Christian Progress

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James, John Angell – Christian Fellowship

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

 

The Church Member’s Guide

By John Angell James, 1822

Contents:

Nature of a Christian Church

Nature and Design of Christian Fellowship

Privileges of Membership

General Duties of Church Members

Duties of Church Members to Their Pastors

Duties of Church Members to Each Other

Duties of Church Members to Other Christian Churches

The Pastor’s WIFE

DEACONS

Christian PARENTS

YOUNG Christians

RICH Christians

POOR Christians

Christian TRADESMEN

The True Nature of Church Power

Mode of Conducting Church Meetings

Admission of Members to the Church

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James, John Angell – Christian Hope

CHRISTIAN HOPE

By John Angell James, 1859

Preface

On Hope, Considered Generally

On the Nature of Christian Hope, and

its Distinction from Faith and Love

The Foundation of Hope

The Object of Hope

Salvation by Hope

The Assurance of Hope

The Author of Hope

Hope as an Anchor

Hope Considered as a Helmet

A Good Hope Through Grace

A Living Hope

A Patient Hope

A Purifying Hope

A Hope That Makes Not Ashamed

The Harmony Between Hope and Fear

Hope Only in this Life

The Hope of the Hypocrite

Hope in Death

The Necessity and Means of Strengthening Hope

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James, John Angell – Christian Love

CHRISTIAN LOVE,

or the Influence of Religion upon Temper

By John Angell James, 1828

Contents

Preface

DESCRIPTION and Enforcement of Love

The NATURE of Love

The MISAPPLICATION of Love

The Indispensable NECESSITY of Love

The PROPERTIES of Christian Love

The MEEKNESS of Love

The KINDNESS of Love

The CONTENTMENT of Love

The HUMILITY of Love

The DECORUM of Love

The UNSELFISHNESS of Love

The TRUSTFULNESS of Love

The JOY of Love

The TOLERATION of Love

The SELF-DENIAL of Love

The PERMANENCE of Love

The PRE-EMINENCE of Love

Instruction

Examination & Humiliation

Exhortation

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Josephus, Flavius – Wars of the Jews

The Wars Of The Jews Or The History Of The Destruction Of Jerusalem By Flavius Josephus Translated By William Whiston

This is a work on Jewish history around the time frame of the years leading up to the birth and life of Jesus Christ. There are 7 books included in this “book”, and there is a total of 110 chapters in this “book”.

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Newberry, Thomas – Types of Tabernacle-Temple

Thomas Newberry

 

(1881-1901)

Books

01 Types of the Tabernacle

02 Types of the Temple

00.01 Biography of Thomas Newberry

 

Types of the Tabernacle

 

by Thomas Newberry

01.01 Introduction: Materials: Metals, Colours, Coverings.

01.02 Oil for the Light: Spices, Sweet Incense

01.03 God’s Holy Dwelling Place: Ark of Covenant

01.04 Propitiatory and the Cherubim: Table of Shewbread

01.05 The Lampstand

01.06 The Curtains of the Tabernacle

01.07 The Boards

01.08 The Bars

01.09 The Vail

01.10 The Brazen Altar

01.11 The Court of the Tabernacle

01.12 The Hangings of the Court

01.13 The Golden Altar of Incense

01.14 The Laver and its Foot

01.15 Directions for setting up the Tabernacle

01.16 The Tabernacle set up (The Overshadowing Cloud and the Indwelling Glory)

http://www.newblehome.co.uk/newberry/tabernacle.html

 

Types of the Temple

by Thomas Newberry

02.01 Introduction, God’s earthly dwelling-places

02.02 The temples of scripture

02.03 Preparations for the temple

02.04 The foundation platform

02.05 The measurements and structure

02.06 The stones of the temple

02.07 The woodwork and carvings; The overlaying and garnishing

02.08 The doors and vail; The cherubim; The ark of the covenant

02.09 Plate of the holy place and holiest of all

The altar of incense; The tables of showbread; The golden lampstands

The golden and silver vessels; The two pillars

02.10 The brazen sea and lavers; The brazen altar and the sacrifices

The courts and gates; The holy portion of the land; The temple of Solomon filled with glory

02.11 Answers to questions

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Newberry, Thomas – Types of Levitical Offerings

Types of the Levitical Offerings

by Thomas Newberry

1. Introduction

2. The Meat or Gift Offering

3. The Peace Offering (Leviticus 2)

4. The Trespass Offering

5. The Eighth Day Consecration

6. The Day of Atonement

7. The Ashes of the Red Hiefer

8. Shadows of the Cross

9. Questions and Answers

 

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Hodge, Charles – Systematic Theology – Volume 3 of 3

Systematic Theology Volume 3

By Charles Hodge

In this 10 part of the set, Hodge (Presbyterian) presents us with Regeneration, Faith, Jusification, Sanctification, the Law, the Means of Grace, Eschatology, the state of the Soul after Death, the Resurrection, the Second Advent, Concomitants on Second Advent.

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CONTENTS OF THE THIRD VOLUME.

PART III. (Continued,

CHAPTER XV. REGENERATION.

§ 1. Usage of the word Regeneration 3

§ 2. Nature of Regeneration 5

Not a Change in the Substance of the Soul. — Not an Act of the Soul. — Doctor Emmon’s Doctrine. — Professor Finney’s Doc-trine. — Doctor Nathaniel Taylor’s View. — Not a Change in any one Faculty. — Not merely Illumination. — Not a Change of the Higher Powers of the Soul exclusively. — Modern Speculative Views. — I’:brard’s Doctrine. — Delitzsch’s Doctrine 25

Doctrine of the Latin Church 27

Doctrine of the Church of England 28

§ 3. The Evangelical Doctrine 29

Exposition of the Doctrine 30

An Act of Divine Power 31

In the Subjective Sense of the Word not an Act 32

It is a New Principle of Life. — A New Birth. — A New Heart. — The whole Soul the Subject of it 36

§ 4. Objections to the Evangelical Doctrine 37

CHAPTER XVI. FAITH.

§ 1. Preliminary Remarks 41

§ 2. Psychological Nature of Faith 42

Primary Idea of Faith is Trust. — More limited Sense of the Word Definitions of Faith founded on its Subjective Nature, —

First, a Degree of Conviction less than Knowledge, but stronger than Opinion 46

Second, a Conviction determined by the Will 49

Definition founded on the Objects of Faith. — Conviction of the Truth of Things not seen 53

Definitions founded on the Kind of Evidence on which the Conviction rests, —

First, a Conviction founded on Feeling 52

Second, a Conviction founded on Testimony 60

iv§ 3. Different Kinds of Faith 67

§ 4. Relation of Faith and Knowledge 75

§ 5. Relation of Faith and Feeling 88

§ 6. Relation of Faith and Love 93

§ 7. Object of Saving Faith 95

§ 8. Effects of Faith 104

Assurance 106

Certainty of Salvation 110

CHAPTER XVII. JUSTIFICATION.

§ 1. Symbolical Statement of the Doctrine 114

§ 2. Justification a forensic Act 118

Proof of the Doctrine 120

Calvin’s Doctrine 133

§ 3. Works not the Ground of Justification 134

Romish Doctrine. — Remonstrant Doctrine. — Protestant Doctrine 137

§ 4. The Righteousness of Christ the Ground of Justification 141

§ 5. Imputation of Righteousness 144

§ 6. Proof of the Doctrine of Imputation 150

§ 7. Consequences of the Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness 161

§ 8. Relation of Faith to Justification 165

Romish Doctrine. — Remonstrant Doctrine. — Protestant Doctrine 170

§ 9. Objections to the Protestant Doctrine of Justification 171

§ 10. Departures from the Protestant Doctrine 179

Osiander. — Stancarus. — Piscator. — Arminian Doctrine 185

§ 11. Modern Views on Justification 195

Rationalistic Theories. — Philosophical Theories. — Speculative Theologians 199

CHAPTER XVIII. SANCTIFICATION.

§ 1. Its Nature 213

Supernatural 213

§ 2. Wherein it consists 220

§ 3. Method of 226

§ 4. Fruits of 231

Nature of Good Works. — Romish Doctrine. — Works of Supererogation. — Precepts and Counsels 235

§ 5. Necessity of Good Works 238

Antinomianism 241

§ 6. Relation of Good Works to Reward 241

§ 7. Perfectionism 245

§ 8. Theories of Perfectionism 256

Pelagian. — Romish. — Arminian. — Oberlin 251

CHAPTER XIX. THE LAW.

§ 1 Preliminary Principles 259

Theism the Foundation of the Moral Law. — Christian Liberty in Matters of Indifference. — Scriptural Use of the Word “Law.” — Different Kinds of Laws. — Perfection of the Law. — The Decalogue. — Rules of Interpretation 272

§ 2. Division of the Contents of the Decalogue 272

§ 3. The Preface to the Ten Commandments 275

§ 4. The First Commandment 277

§ 5. Invocation of Saints 281

Mariolatry 285

§ 6. The Second Commandment 290

Worship of Images forbidden. — Doctrine and Usage of the Romish Church 296

Relics 300

§ 7. The Third Commandment 305

Import of the Command. — Oaths. — Romish Doctrine. — Vows. — Monastic Vows 319

§ 8. The Fourth Commandment 321

Its Design. — Origin and Perpetual Obligation of the Sabbath 323

How it is to be sanctified 336

Sunday Laws 340

§ 9. The Fifth Commandment.— Its Design 348

Filial Relation. — Parental Duties. — The Obedience due to Civil Magistrates 356

Obedience to the Church 360

§ 10. The Sixth Commandment. — Its Design 362

Capital Punishment 363

Self-defence. — War. — Suicide. — Duelling 368

§ 11. The Seventh Commandment 368

Celibacy. — Marriage a Divine Institution 376

As a Civil Institution 377

Monogamy 389

Converted Polygamists 387

Divorce 391

Doctrine of the Church of Rome. — In what Sense Marriage is a Sacrament 398

Laws of Protestant Countries 401

The Social Evil 406

Prohibited Marriages 407

vi § 12. The Eighth Commandment 421

Foundation of the Right of Property. — Community of Goods. –Communism and Socialism. — International Society — Violations of the Eighth Commandment 434

§ 13. The Ninth Commandment 437

Importance of Truth. — Detraction.— Falsehood. — Mental Reservation. — Pious Frauds. — False Miracles 452

§ 14. The Tenth Commandment 463

CHAPTER XX. THE MEANS OF GRACE.

§ 1. The Word of God 466

Office of the Word as a Means of Grace. — Lutheran Doctrine 479

§ 2. The Sacraments 485

Their Nature. — Usage of the Word. — Theological Definition. — Lutheran Doctrine. — Romish Doctrine. — Remonstrant Doctrine 490

§ 3. Number of the Sacraments 492

§ 4. Efficacy of the Sacraments 49S

Zwinglian and Remonstrant Doctrine. — Reformed Doctrine. — Lutheran Doctrine. — Romish Doctrine. — The “Ex Opere Operato” Doctrine 509

§ 5. The Necessity of the Sacraments 516

§ 6. The Validity of the Sacraments 523

§ 7. Baptism 526

Its Mode. — Use of the Word 526

§ 8. The Formula of Baptism 539

§ 9. The Subjects of Baptism. — Qualifications for Adult Baptism 541

§ 10. Infant Baptism 548

Visible Church is a Divine Institution. — It does not consist exclusively of the Regenerate. — The Commonwealth of Israel was the Church. — The Church under the Christian Dispensation Identical with that of the Old. — The Terms of Admission into the Church the Same under both Dispensations. — Infants were Members of the Church under the Old Testament Economy. — They are still Members of the Church. — They need and are capable of receiving the Benefits of Redemption 55S

§ 11. Whose Children are entitled to Baptism? 558

Usage of the Church of Rome. — Theories adopted by many Protestants. — President Edwards’s Doctrine. — The Half-Way Covenant 567

Puritan Doctrine. — Usage of the Reformed Churches 573

§ 12. Efficacy of Baptism 579

Doctrine of the Reformed Churches. — Baptismal Regeneration 591

vii§ 13. Lutheran Doctrine of Baptism 604

§ 14. Doctrine of the Church of Rome 605

§ 15. The Lord’s Supper 511

Of Perpetual Obligation 511

Elements to be Used. — Sacramental Actions. — Its Design. — Qualifications for the Lord’s Supper 629

§ 16. Doctrine of the Reformed Churches 626

Zwinglian View. — Calvin’s Doctrine. — The Form of Statement in which the Zwinglians and Calvinists Agree 631

The Sense in which Christ is Present in the Sacrament 637

Manducation 643

What is Received in the Lord’s Supper 645

The Efficacy of the Lord’s Supper 647

§ 17. Modern Views on this Sacrament 650

§ 18. The Lutheran Doctrine 661

§ 19. Doctrine of the Church of Rome 677

Transubstantiation. — Withholding the Cup from the Laity 685

The Lord’s Supper as a Sacrifice 685

§ 20. Prayer 692

The Object of Prayer 700

Requisites for Acceptable Prayer 701

Different Kinds of Prayer 705

Public Prayer 707

Power of Prayer 708

PART IV. ESCHATOLOGY.

CHAPTER I. STATE OF THE SOUL AFTER DEATH.

§ 1. Protestant Doctrine 718

The Old Testament Doctrine on the Future State 716

Intermediate State 724

§ 2. Sleep of the Soul 730

§ 3. Patristic Doctrine of the Intermediate State 733

§ 4. Doctrine of the Church of Rome 743

Purgatory 749

CHAPTER II. RESURRECTION.

§ 1. Scriptural Doctrine 771

§ 2. History of the Doctrine 781

viiiCHAPTER III. SECOND ADVENT.

§ 1. Preliminary Remarks 790

§ 2. The Church Doctrine 792

§ 3. Personal Advent of Christ 792

§ 4. Calling of the Gentiles 800

§ 5. Conversion of the Jews 805

Are the Jews to be Restored to their Own Land? 807

§ 6. Antichrist 812

The Papacy the Antichrist of St. Paul.— The Antichrist of Daniel 823

The Antichrist of the Apocalypse 825

Roman Catholic Doctrine of Antichrist 831

CHAPTER IV. CONCOMITANTS OF THE SECOND ADVENT.

§ 1. The General Resurrection 837

§ 2. The Final Judgment 844

§ 3. The End of the World 851

§ 4. The Kingdom of Heaven 855

§ 5. Theory of the Premillennial Advent 861

Did the Apostles expect the Second Advent in their Day? 867

§ 6. Future Punishment 868

Duration of Future Punishment.— Objections to the Scriptural Doctrine 878

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Hodge, Charles – Systematic Theology – Volume 1 of 3

Systematic Theology – Volume I By Charles Hodge

In this 19 chapter work, Hodge (Presbyterian) presents use with chapters on the Method of theology, Theology, Rationalism. Mysticism, the Roman Catholic Rule of Faith, Protestant Rule of Faith, Theology Proper, Origin of the idea of God, Theism, Anti-Theistic Theories, the Knowledge of God, the Nature and Attributes of God, the Trinity, the Divinity of Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Decrees of God, Creation, Providence, miracles, and Angels.

Table of Contents

About This Book. p ii

Title p 1

Prefatory p 2

Introduction p 20

 

Chapter I. On Method p 20

1. Theology a Science p 20

2. Theological Method p 21

3. The Speculative Method p 22

4. The Mystical Method p 24

5. The Inductive Method p 26

6. The Scriptures contain all the Facts of Theology p 30

 

Chapter II. Theology p 31

1. Its Nature p 31

2. The Facts of Nature Reveal God p 34

3. Insufficiency of Natural Theology p 37

4. Christian Theology p 41

 

Chapter III. Rationalism p 42

1. Meaning and Usage of the Word p 42

3. Deistical Rationalism p 43

3. The Second Form of Rationalism p 47

4. Dogmatism, or the Third Form of Rationalism p 50

5. Proper Office of Reason in Matters of Religion p 54

6. Relation of Philosophy and Revelation p 58

7. Office of the Senses in Matters of Faith

 

Chapter IV. Mysticism p 62

1. Meaning of the Words Enthusiasm and Mysticism p 62

2. Mysticism in the Early Church p 68

3. Mysticism during the Middle Ages .p. 71

4. Mysticism at, and after the Reformation p 75

5. Quietism p 79

6. The Quakers or Friends p 81

7. Objections to the Mystical Theory p 88

 

Chapter V. Roman Catholic Doctrine Concerning the Rule of Faith p 93

1. Statement of the Doctrine p 93

2. Roman Catholic Doctrine concerning the Scriptures p 93

3. Tradition p 96

4. The Office of the Church as Teacher p 98

5. Examination of the Romish Doctrine p 100

6. Examination of the Doctrine of the Church of Rome on Tradition p 100

7. Office of the Church as a Teacher p 112

 

Chapter VI. Roman Catholic Doctrine Concerning the Rule of Faith p 127

1. Statement of the Doctrine p 127

2. The Scriptures are Infallible, i. e., given by Inspiration of God p 129

3. Adverse Theories p 142

4. The Completeness of the Scriptures p 150

5. Prespicuity of the Scriptures.

6. Rules of interpretation p 153

 

Part I. Theology Proper p 155

 

Chapter I. Origin of the Idea of God p 155

1. The Knowledge of God is Innate p 155

2. The Knowledge of God is not due to a Process of Reasoning p 161

3. Knowledge of God not due exclusively to Tradition p 162

4. Can the Existence of God be proved? p 163

 

Chapter II. Theism p 164

1. The Ontological Argument p 164

2. The Cosmological Argument

3. The TEleological Argument

4. Objections to the Argument from Design.

5. The Moral, or Anthropological Argument p 185

 

Chapter III. Anti-Theistic Theories p 190

1. What is meant by Anti-Theism p 190

2. Polytheism .p. 192

3. Hylozoism p 193

4A-B-C. Materialism p 194

5A-B. Pantheism p 233

 

Chapter IV. The Knowledge of God p 258

1. God can be known p 259

2. God cannot be fully known p 266

3. Hamilton’s Doctrine p 269

 

Chapter V. Nature and Attributes of God p 281

1. Definitions of God p 281

2. Divine Attributes p 283

3. Classification of the Divine Attributes p 287

4. Spirituality of God p 289

5. Infinity p 292

6. Eternity p 295

7. Immutability p 298

8. Knowledge .p. 301

9. The Will of God p 307

10. The Power of God .p. 311

11. Holiness of God .p. 315

12. Justice p 317

13. The Goodness of God p 325

14. The Truth of God p 332

15. Sovereignty p 335

 

Chapter VI. The Trinity p 336

1. Preliminary Remarks p 336

2. Biblical Form of the Doctrine p 337

3. The Transition Period

4. Doctrine as Presented by Council of Nice

5. Points decided by these Councils

6. Examination of the Nicene Doctrine.

7. Philosophical Form of the Doctrine of the Trinity p 362

 

Chapter VII. The Divinity of Christ . p 365

1. Testimony of the Old Testament p 365

2. General Characteristics of the New Testament Teaching concerning Christ p 373

3. articular Passages which Teach the Divinity of Christ p 380

 

Chapter VIII. The Holy Spirit p 391

1. His Nature p 391

2. The Office of the Holy Spirit p 396

3. History of the Doctrine concerning the Holy Spirit. p 399

 

Chapter IX. The Decrees pf God p 400

1. The Nature of the Decrees p 400

2. Objections to the Doctrine of Divine Decrees p 407

 

Chapter X. Creation p 410

1. Different Theories concerning the Origin of the Universe p 410

2. Mediate and Immediate Creation p 415

3. Proof of the Doctrine p 416

4. Objections to the Doctrine p 419

5. Design of the Creation p 422

6. The Mosaic Account of the Creation p 424

 

Chapter XI. Providence p 428

1. Preservation p 428

2. Government p 433

3. Different Theories of the Divine Government p 439

4. Principles involved in the Scriptural Doctrine of Providence p 450

 

Chapter XII. Miracles p 458

1. Their Nature. Meaning and Usage of the Word p 458

2. The Possibility of Miracles p 465

3. Can a Miracle be known as such? p 466

4. The Value of Miracles as a Proof of a Divine Revelation p 471

 

Chapter XIII. Angels p 472

1. Their Nature p 472

2. Their State p 473

3. Their Employments p 474

4. Evil Angels p 476

 

Indexes p 481

Index of Scripture References p 481

Greek Words and Phrases p 484

Hebrew Words and Phrases p 489

Latin Words and Phrases p 490

German Words and Phrases p 507

French Words and Phrases p 509

Index of Pages of the Print Edition p 509

 

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Hodge, Charles – Systematic Theology – Volume 2 of 3

Systematic Theology Volume 2 By Charles Hodge

In this volume of the set by Hodge (Presbyterian), he examines Anthopology, and begins Soteriology. Origin of Man, Nature of Man, the Origin of the Soul, the Unity of the Human Race, the Original State of Man, the Covenant of Works the Fall, sin, Free Agency, and Soteriology (Plan of Salvation, Covenant of Grace, Person of Christ, Mediatorial work of Christ, Prophetic Office, Priestly Office, Satsifaction of Christ, For whom did Christ Die, Theories of the Atonement, Intercession of Christ, Kingly office of Christ, Humiliation of Christ, the Exalation of Christ, Vocation.)

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CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.

PART II.

ANTHROPOLOGY.

CHAPTER I. ORIGIN OF MAN.

§ 1. Scriptural Doctrine 3

§ 2. Anti-Scriptural Theories 4

Heathen Doctrine of Spontaneous Generation. – Modern Doctrine of Spontaneous Generation 5

Theories of Development. – Lamarck. – Vestiges of Creation. -Darwin. – Remarks on the Darwinian Theory. – Atheistic. – Mere Hypothesis 19

Theories of the Universe. -Darwin. – J. J. Murphy. – Owen. – Common Doctrine. – Admitted Difficulties in the way of the Darwinian Theory. – Sterility of Hybrids. – Geographical Distribution 29

Pangenesis 32

§ 3. Antiquity of Man 33

Lake Dwellings. – Fossil Human Remains.- Human Bones found with those of Extinct Animals. – Flint Instruments. – Races of Men. – Ancient Monuments 39

CHAPTER II. NATURE OF MAN.

§ 1. Scriptural Doctrine 42

Truths assumed in Scriptures. – Relation of the Soul and Body. – Realistic Dualism 46

§ 2. Trichotomy 47

Anti-Scriptural. – Doubtful Passages 48

§ 3. Realism 51

Its General Character.-Generic Humanity.- Objections to Realism. – From Consciousness. – Contrary to Scriptures. – Inconsistent with Doctrine of the Trinity, and of the Person of Christ 60

§ 4. Another Form of the Realistic Theory 61

CHAPTER III. ORIGIN OF THE SOUL.

§ 1. Theory of Preëxistence 65

§ 2. Traducianism 68

§ 3. Creationism 70

Arguments from the Nature of the Soul 71

§ 4. Concluding Remarks 72

CHAPTER IV. UNITY OF THE HUMAN RACE.

§ 1. Idea of Species 78

General Characteristics. – Definitions 79

§ 2. Evidences of the Identity of Species 82

Organic Structure. – Physiology. -Psychology 85

§ 3. Application of these Criteria to Man 86

The Evidence Cumulative 88

§ 4. Philological and Moral Argument 88

Brotherhood of Man 90

CHAPTER V. ORIGINAL STATE OF MAN.

§ 1. Scriptural Doctrine 92

§ 2. Man created in the Image of God 96

§ 3. Original Righteousness 99

§ 4. Dominion over the Creatures 102

§ 5. Doctrine of Romanists 103

§ 6. Pelagian and Rationalistic Doctrine 106

Immanent Dispositions may have Moral Character. – General Judgment of Men on this Point.- Argument from Scripture, and from the Faith of the Church. – The Character of Dispositions depends on their Nature.- Objections considered. – Pelagians teach that Man was created Mortal 115

CHAPTER VI. COVENANT OF WORKS.

§ 1. God made a Covenant with Adam 117

§ 2. The Promise 118

§ 3. The Condition 119

§ 4. The Penalty 120

§ 5. The Parties 121

§ 6. The Perpetuity of the Covenant 122

CHAPTER VII. THE FALL.

§ 1. Scriptural Account. – The Tree of Life. – The Tree of Knowledge – The Serpent.-The Temptation.- Effects of the First Sin 123

CHAPTER VIII. SIN.

§ 1. Nature of the Question 130

§ 2. Philosophical Theories 132

Limitation of Being. – Leibnitz’s Theory. – Antagonism. – Schleiermacher’s Theory. – The Sensuous Theory. – Selfishness 144

Theological Theories.

§ 3. Doctrine of the Early Church 150

§ 4. Pelagian Theory 152

Arguments against it 155

§ 5. Augustine’s Doctrine 157

Philosophical Element of his Doctrine. – Why he made Sin a Negation. – The Moral Element of his Doctrine 159

§ 6. Doctrine of the Church of Rome 164

Diversity of Doctrine in the Latin Church. – Semi-Pelagian. – Anselm. – Abelard. – Thomas Aquinas. – The Scotists 173

Tridentine Doctrine on Original Sin 174

The true Doctrine of the Church of Rome 177

§ 7. Protestant Doctrine of Sin 180

Sin a specific Evil. – Has relation to Law. – That Law the Law of God. – Extent of the Law’s Demands. – Sin not confined to Acts of the Will. – Consists in want of Conformity to the Law of God. – Includes Guilt and Pollution 188

§ 8. Effects of Adam’s Sin on his Posterity 192

§ 9. Immediate Imputation 192

Statement of the Doctrine. – Ground of the Imputation of Adam’s Sin. – Adam the Federal Head of his Race. – The Representative Principle in the Scriptures. – This Principle involved in other Doctrines. – Argument from Romans v. 12-21. – From General Consent. – Objections 204

§ 10. Mediate Imputation 205

Origin of the Doctrine in the French Church . – Held by Theologians in other Churches. – Objections. – Theory of Propagation 214

§ 11. Preëxistence 214

§ 12 Realistic Theory 216

President Edwards’ Theory. – Proper Realistic Theory. – Objections 219

§ 13. Original Sin 227

Its Nature. – Proof of the Doctrine. – From the Universality of Sin. – From the entire Sinfulness of Man. – From the incorrigible Nature of Sin. – From its early Manifestations. – Evasions of the foregoing Arguments. – Declarations of Scripture. – Argument from the necessity of Redemption. – From the necessity of Regeneration. – From Infant Baptism.- From the Universality of Death. -From the common Consent of Christians 241

Objections. -Men responsible only for Voluntary Acts. – Inconsistent viwith the justice of God. – Makes God the Author of Sin. – Inconsistent with Free Agency 254

§ 14. Seat of Original Sin 254

The whole Soul its Seat 255

§ 15. Inability 257

Doctrine as stated in the Protestant Symbols. – The Nature of the Sinner’s Inability 260

Inability not mere Disinclination.- Arises from the want of Spiritual Discernment. – Asserted only in reference to “Things of the Spirit.” – In what sense Natural. – In what sense Moral. – Objections to the popular Distinction between Natural and Moral Ability 265

Proof of the Doctrine 267

The Negative Argument. – Involved in the Doctrine of Original Sin. – Argument from the Necessity of the Spirit’s Influence.-From Experience. – Objections. -Inconsistent with Moral Obligation. – Destroys the Motives to Exertion. – Encourages Delay 276

CHAPTER IX. FREE AGENCY.

§ 1. Different Theories of the Will 280

Necessity. – Contingency. – Certainty 284

§ 2. Definition of Terms 288

Will. – Motive. – Cause. – Liberty. – Liberty and Ability.- Se1fdetermination and Self-determination of the Will 294

§ 3. Certainty consistent with Liberty 295

Points of Agreement. – Arguments for the Doctrine of Certainty. – From the Foreknowledge of God. – From Foreordination. – From Providence. – From the Doctrines of Grace. – From Consciousness. – From the Moral Character of Volitions. – From the Rational Nature of Man. – From the Doctrine of Sufficient Cause 306

PART III. SOTERIOLOGY.

CHAPTER I. PLAN OF SALVATION.

§ 1. God has such a Plan 313

Importance of knowing it. – Means of knowing it 315

§ 2. Supralapsarianism 316

§ 3. Infralapsarianism 319

§ 4. Hypothetical Redemption 321

Objections to that Scheme 323

§ 5. The Lutheran Doctrine as to the Plan of Salvation 324

§ 6. The Remonstrant Doctrine 327

vii§ 7. The Wesleyan Doctrine 329

§ 8. The Augustinian Doctrine 331

Preliminary Remarks. – Statement of the Doctrine. – Proof of the Doctrine 334

Argument from the Facts of Providence. – From the Facts of Scripture 339

The Relation of God to his Rational Creatures. – Man a Fallen Race. – Work of the Spirit. – Election is to Holiness. – Gratuitous Nature of Salvation. – Paul’s Argument in the Ninth Chapter of Romans. – Argument from Experience 344

Express Declarations of Scripture. – The Words of Jesus 346

§ 9. Objections to the Augustinian Doctrine 349

The Objections shown to bear against the Providence of God. – Founded on our Ignorance. – Same Objections urged against the Teachings of the Apostles 352

CHAPTER II. COVENANT OF GRACE.

§ 1. The Plan of Salvation is a Covenant 354

§ 2. Different Views of the Nature of that Covenant 355

Pelagian View. – Remonstrant View. – Wesleyan Arminian View. – Lutheran View. – Augustinian Doctrine 356

§ 3. Parties to the Covenant 357

Distinction between the Covenant of Redemption and the Covenant of Grace 358

§ 4. Covenant of Redemption 359

§ 5. Covenant of Grace 362

§ 6. Identity of the Covenant under all Dispensations 366

Promise of Eternal Life made before the Advent of Christ. – Christ the Redeemer under all Dispensations. – Faith the Condition of Salvation from the Beginning 371

§ 7. Different Dispensations 373

From Adam to Abraham. – Abraham to Moses.-Moses to Christ. – The Gospel Dispensation 378

CHAPTER III. THE PERSON OF CHRIST.

§ 1. Preliminary Remarks 378

§ 2. Scriptural Facts concerning the Person of Christ 380

He is truly Man. – He is truly God. – He is one Person Proof of the Doctrine. – Proof’ of the several Points separately. – From the current Representations of Scripture. – From particular Passages of Scripture. – St. John’s Gospel i. 1-14 – 1 John i. 1-3. – Romans i. 2-5. – 1 Timothy iii. 16. – Philippians ii. 6-11. – Hebrews ii. 14 384

§ 3. The Hypostatical Union 387

Two Natures in Christ. – Meaning of the Word Nature. – Two Natures united but not confounded. – The Attributes of one viiiNature not transferred to the other. – The Union is a Personal Union 390

§ 4. Consequences of the Hypostatical Union 392

Communion of Attributes. – The Acts of Christ. – The Man Christ Jesus the Object of Worship. – Christ can sympathize with his People. – The Incarnate Logos the Source of Life. – The Exaltation of the Human Nature of Christ 397

§ 5. Erroneous Doctrines on the Person of Christ. – Ebionites. – Gnostics. – Apollinarian Doctrine. – Nestcrianism. – Eutychianism. – Monothelite Controversy 404

§ 6. Doctrine of the Reformed Churches 405

§ 7. Lutheran Doctrine 407

Different Views among the Lutherans. – Remarks on the Lutheran Doctrine 418

§ 8. Later Forms of the Doctrine 418

Socinianism. – Swedenborg. – Dr. Isaac Watts. – Objections to Dr. Watts’ Theory 427

§ 9. Modern Forms of the Doctrine 428

Pantheistical Christology. – Theistical Christology. – The Doctrine of Kenosis. – Ebrard 434

Gess 435

Remarks on the Doctrine of Kenosis 437

Schleiermacher’s Christology 441

Objections to Schleiermacher’s Theory. – Founded on Pantheistical Principles. – Involves Rejection of the Doctrine of the Trinity. – False Anthropology. – Perverts the Plan of Salvation 450

CHAPTER IV. THE MEDIATORIAL WORK OF CHRIST.

§ 1. Christ the only Mediator 455

§ 2. Qualifications for the Work 456

§ 3. Threefold Office of Christ 459

CHAPTER V. PROPHETIC OFFICE.

§ 1. Its Nature 462

§ 2. How Christ executes the Office of a Prophet 463

CHAPTER VI. PRIESTLY OFFICE.

§ 1. Christ is truly a Priest 464

§ 2„ Christ is our only Priest 466

§ 3. Definition of Terms 468

Atonement. – Satisfaction. – Penalty. – Vicarious. – Guilt. – Redemption. – Expiation. – Propitiation 478

ixCHAPTER VII. SATISFACTION OF CHRIST.

§ 1. Statement of the Doctrine 480

§ 2. The Sense in which the Work of Christ was a Satisfaction 482

§ 3. The Doctrine of the Scotists and Remonstrants 485

§ 4. Christ’s Satisfaction rendered to Justice 489

§ 5. Christ’s Work a Satisfaction to Law 493

§ 6. Proof of the Doctrine as above stated 495

Argument from Christ’s Priestly Office. – From the Sacrificial Character of His Death. – Proof of the Expiatory Character of the Sacrifices for Sin. – Argument from the Fifty-third Chapter of Isaiah. – Passages in the New Testament in which Christ’s Work is set forth as a Sacrifice, Romans iii. 25; Hebrews x. 10; 1 John ii. 2; 1 Peter ii. 24 512

Argument from the Nature of Redemption 516

Redemption from the Penalty of the Law. – From the Law itself. – From the Power of Sin. – From the Power of Satan. – Final Redemption from all Evil. – Argument from Related Doctrines 520

Argument from Religious Experience of Believers 523

§ 7. Objections 527

Philosophical Objections. – Objections drawn from the Feelings. – Moral Objections. – Objections urged by the Modern German Theologians 532

Answer to the Theory of these Writers 535

Popular Objections 539

CHAPTER VIII. FOR WHOM DID CHRIST DIE?

§ 1. State of the Question 544

§ 2. Proof of the Augustinian Doctrine 546

1. From the Nature of the Covenant of Redemption. – 2. Election. – 3. Express Declaration of the Scriptures. – 4. From the Special Love of God. – 5. From the Believer’s Union with Christ. – 6. From the Intercession of Christ. – 7. Church Doctrine embraces all the Facts of the Case 553

Objections. – From the Universal Offer of the Gospel. – From certain Passages of Scripture 558

CHAPTER IX. THEORIES OF THE ATONEMENT.

§ 1. The Orthodox View 563

§ 2. Doctrine of some of the Early Fathers 564

§ 3. Moral Theory 566

Objections to that Theory 571

§ 4. Governmental Theory 573

Remonstrant Doctrine 575

x Supernaturalists 576

Objections to Governmental Theory 578

§ 5. Mystical Theory 581

Early Mystics. – Mystics of the Time of the Reformation. – Osiander. – Schwenkfeld. – Oetinger. – The Modern Views 58S

§ 6. Concluding Remarks 589

CHAPTER X. INTERCESSION OF CHRIST.

§ 1. Christ our Intercessor 592

§ 2. Nature of his Intercession 593

§ 3. Its Objects 594

§ 4. The Intercession of Saints 594

CHAPTER XI. KINGLY OFFICE OF CHRIST.

§ 1. The Church the Kingdom of God 596

§ 2. Christ truly a King 597

§ 3. Nature of the Kingdom of Christ 599

His Dominion over the Universe. – His Spiritual Kingdom. – His Visible Kingdom. – Nature of that Kingdom 604

§ 4. The Kingdom of Glory 608

CHAPTER XII. THE HUMILIATION OF CHRIST.

§ 1. Includes his Incarnation 610

§ 2. His Being made under the Law 612

§ 3. His Sufferings and Death 614

§ 4. His Enduring the Wrath of God 614

§ 5. His Death and Burial 615

The “Descensus ad Inferos.” – The Lutheran and Modern Doctrines of the Humiliation of Christ 621

CHAPTER XIII. THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST.

§ 1. His Resurrection 626

§ 2. His Ascension 630

§ 3. His Session at the Right Hand of God 635

CHAPTER XIV. VOCATION. 

§ 1. Scriptural Usage of the Word 639

§ 2. External Call 641

§ 3. Common Grace 654

Lutheran Doctrine. – Rationalistic Doctrine 657

Proof of the Inward Call of the Spirit as distinct from the Truth 660

xiThis Influence may be without the Word. – The Work of the Spirit distinct from Providential Efficiency 665

An Influence of the Spirit Common to all Men. – Effects of Common Grace 670

§ 4. Efficacious Grace 675

Why Efficacious. – Not simply ab eventu. – Not from its Congruity 677

The Augustinian Doctrine 680

Statement of the Doctrine. – The Main Principle involved 682

It is the Almighty Power of God. – Hence 1. It is Mysterious and Peculiar. 2. Distinct from Common Grace. 3. Distinct from Moral Suasion. 4. Acts immediately. In what Sense Physical. 5. It is Irresistible. 6. The Soul is Passive in Regeneration. 7. Regeneration Instantaneous. 8. It is an Act of Sovereign Grace 688

§ 5. Proof of the Doctrine 689

1. Common Consent. 2. Analogy. 3. Ephesians iii. 17, 19. 4. General Teachings of Scripture. 5. Nature of Regeneration. 6. Argument from related Doctrines. 7. From Experience 706

§ 6. Objections 709

§ 7. History of the Doctrine of Grace 710

Doctrine of the Early Church. – Pelagian Doctrine. – Semi-Pelagian. – Scholastic Period. – Synergistic Controversy. – Controversies in the Reformed Church. – Hypothetical Universalism. – Supernaturalism and Rationalism 721

 

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Augustine – On Christian Doctrine

INTRODUCTORY NOTE
BY THE EDITOR

 

The four books of St. Augustin On Christian Doctrine (De Doctrina Christiana, iv libri) are a compend of exegetical theology to guide the reader in the understanding and interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures, according to the analogy of faith.The first three books were written A. D. 397; the fourth was added 426.

He speaks of it in his Retractations, Bk. ii., chap. 4, as follows:

“Finding that the books on Christian Doctrine were not finished, I thought it better to complete them before passing on to the revision of others. Accordingly, I completed the third book, which had been written as far as the place where a quotation is made from the Gospel about the woman who took leaven and hid it in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened.(1) I added also the last book, and finished the whole work in four books [in the year 426]: the first three affording aids to the interpretation of Scripture, the last giving directions as to the mode of making known our interpretation. In the second book,(2) I made a mistake as to the authorship of the book commonly called the Wisdom of Solomon. For I have since learnt that it is not a well-established fact, as I said it was, that Jesus the son of Sirach, who wrote the book of Ecclesiasticus, wrote this book also: on the contrary, I have ascertained that it is altogether more probable that he was not the author of this book. Again, when I said, ‘The authority of the Old Testament is contained within the limits of these forty-four books,’(3) I used the phrase ‘Old Testament’ in accordance with ecclesiastical usage. But the apostle seems to restrict the application of the name ‘Old Testament’ to the law which was given on Mount Sinai.(4) And in what I said as to St. Ambrose having, by his knowledge of chronology, solved a great difficulty, when he showed that Plato and Jeremiah were contemporaries,(5) my memory betrayed me. What that great bishop really did say upon this subject may be seen in the book which he wrote, ‘On Sacraments or Philosophy.’”(6)

In Four Books:

Book one: Fundamentals of Christian doctrine: things and signs

Argument of Book I

Book 2: Interpretation required by ignorance of the meaning of signs

Argument of Book II

Book III: Interpretation required by the ambiguity of signs

Argument of Book III

Book IV: The Christian Orator

Argument of Book IV

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Spurgeon, C.H. – Faith’s Checkbook

Faith’s Checkbook

By Charles Haddon Spurgeon

This is a devotional work by Spurgeon, using the image of a checkbook which stands in the place of money until some future time when the “check is cashed” likewise our faith is like that checkbook.

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Turretin – 21 Questions on Doctrine of Scripture

21 Questions on The Doctrine of Scripture

by Francis Turretin (1623-1687)

00.1 Introduction by Paul Rittman 01 The Necessity of Verbal Revelation 02 The Necessity of Scripture 03 The Divine Imperative of Written Revelation 04 The Authority of Scripture 05 Apparent Contradictions in Scripture 06 The Knowledge of Scriptural Authority 07 The Preservation of the Canon 08 The Canonicity of the Old Testament 09 The Canonicity of the Apocrypha 10 The Purity of the Original Text 11 The Authentic Version of Scripture 12 The Authenticity of the Hebrew Text 13 The Need of Translations 14 The Authenticity of the Septuagint 15 The Authenticity of the Vulgate 16 The Perfection of Scripture 17 The Perspicuity of Scripture 18 The Reading of Scripture 19 The Meaning of Scripture 20 The Supreme Judge of Controversies and the Interpreter of Scripture 21 The Authority of the Fathers

The following article has been extracted from Turrettin’s Institutio Theologiae Elencticae. The title of this section is 21 “questions” about Scripture Locus II of Institutio of Theologiae Elencticae, Beardslee, J.(ed. & trans.), (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1981) scanned by Paul Rittman

Taken from http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/turr_scripture.html reformatted for e-Sword by David Cox.

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Dabney, R.L. – Systematic Theology

Robert L. Dabney

Syllabus and Notes of the Course of Systematic and Polemic Theology Taught In Union Theological Seminary, Virginia.

BY R. L. DABNEY, D. D., LL. D.

Table of Contents:

Note To The Reader

Preface to the Second Edition

Section One—Defending the Faith

Chapter 1: The Existence of God

What is Theology? Its Divisions. Is Natural Theology a Science? Two Arguments for God’s Existence. Argument of S. Clarke, of J. Howe, of Breckinridge. Teleological Argument. Teleological Argument applied in instances. Ethical Argument Consensus Popularum Universe a Singular effect. Atheistic theory of Infinite Series. Pantheism. [Lectures 1 & 2]

Chapter 2: Evolution

Theory stated. Tendency Atheistic. Theory not proved. Does not weaken Teleological Argument. [Lecture 3]

Chapter 3: Divine Attributes of God

How many does Reason infer? Eternity. Unity. Spirituality. Simplicity. Immensity. Infinitude. Immutability. Reason infers also Omnipotence, Omniscience, Rectitude, Goodness. Optimism. Man’s Duties to God. [Lectures 4 & 5]

Chapter 4: Materialism

Attempted Use of Doctrine of “Correlation of Forces.” Theory of Physical Basis of Life. Connection between Materialism and Atheism. Moral Results of the latter. [Lecture 6]

Chapter 5: Immortality of the Soul and Defects of Natural Religion

Testimony of Consciousness, of Reason, of Conscience, of Natural Theology. Natural Analogies for Pardon doubtful. Natural Theology Deficient for Warrant and Guarantee. Necessity of a Revelation. [Lecture 7]

Chapter 6: Sources of Our Thinking

Important Theological Question of Innate Ideas. Primitive Ideas must be Granted. Metaphysical Skepticism. Tests of a Primary Truth. Axioms are Such. Spirituality, Identity, Reality of the Objective, Cause for every Effect are Intuitively seen. Belief not Derived from Association, or Experience. True Doctrine of Causation. The Final Cause. All Judgments Intuitive and Necessary, if Valid. Origin of our Moral Judgments. Selfish System of Hobbes. Utilitarian Ethics. Selfish System of Paley. Sentimental Theory of Dr. A. Smith. Ethical Theories. True Theory of Moral Distinction and Obligation. Moral Judgments are Rational. The Moral Emotion. Schemes of Hutcheson, Jouffroy and Brown. Supremacy and Authority of Conscience. Essentials to Moral Responsibility. [Lectures 8 & 9 & 10]

Chapter 7: Free Agency and the Will

Man’s Free Agency denied by Theological Fatalists and Sensualistic Necessitarians. Freedom and Necessity defied. Theory of Indifferency of the Will Theory of Certainty, and Efficiency of Motives. Motives Defined. True Doctrine Sustained and Objections Answered. [Lecture 11]

Chapter 8: Responsibility and Province of Reason

Moral Character of Dispositions and Desires. Responsibility for Beliefs. Province of Reason in Revealed Theology of Protestant System. Rationalism. Prelatic System. [Lecture 12]

Chapter 9: Arminian Theory of Redemption—Part 1

Five Points of the Remonstrants. Wesleyan View of Original Sin. Doctrine of Common Sufficient Grace Refuted. Grace in Regeneration Invincible. The Soul Passive in its Quickening. No Salvation for the Heathen without Scripture Instrumentality. [Lecture 48]

Chapter 10: Arminian Theory of Redemption—Part 2

Conditional Decrees Implied in Synergism. The Result Conditioned and not the Decree. Argument of True Nature of the Will Stated, Calvinistic View Agreeable, Arminian Inconsistent thereto. Motive and Disposition Defined. Free–Agency of the Natural Will, though decisively Determined to Carnality. Inability does not Supersede Responsibility. Regeneration Perfects Free–Agency. Hence Responsibility in both States. [Lecture 49]

Chapter 11: Faith

Kinds of Faith. Temporary and Saving, Different. Christ the Special Object of Saving Faith. Implicit or Intelligent? View of Romanists refuted, of Protestants sustained. Elements in Saving Faith. Sin of Unbelief. Historical Faith Distinguished. Faith the Fruit of Regeneration Objections and Answers. Fides Formata of Rome, Distinction. Assurance ’,’ of faith Distinguished. The Suitable Organ of Justification. [Lecture 50]

Section Two—Basic Doctrines of the Faith

Chapter 12: Revealed Theology: God and His Attributes

Names and Titles applied to God. God’s Attributes, Defined, Classified. Scriptural evidences of God’s Unity, Spirituality, Simplicity, Immensity, Eternity and Immutability. Scriptural account of Knowledge and Wisdom. Meaning of His Simple, His Free, and His Mediate Knowledge. Free Knowledge of the Future Acts of Free Agents. Scriptural Evidence of His Will and Power. Omnipotent over Free Agents. Distinction between Decretive and Preceptive Will. Antecedent and Consequent Will. His Will Absolute. Is God’s Will the sole source of Moral Distinctions God’s Moral Attributes. Absolute and Relative, Distributive and Punitive Justice Defined and Proved from Scripture. God’s goodness. Its Relations to His Love, His Grace and His Mercy. Scriptural Proofs. Truth and Faithfulness Defined and Established. God’s Holiness. Defined and Proved. God’s Infinitude. Proofs. [Lectures 13 & 14 & 15]

Chapter 13: The Trinity

The Terms, Trinity, Essence, Substance, Subsistence, Person, Derived and Defined. Three Tendencies of Opinion on Trinity; the Patripassian, Sabellian and Arian Schemes Stated and Refuted. Orthodox Doctrine of the Trinity Stated and Defended. Rationalistic Explanations of the Greek Scholastics, of Thomas Aquinas. Proof of Trinity from Revelation. [Lecture 16]

Chapter 14: The Divinity of Christ

Argued from His Pre-existence. In the Old Test. Theophanies, and Angel of the Covenant. Augustine’s Difficulty answered. Divine Names, Attributes, Works and Worship given to Christ. [Lecture 17]

Chapter 15: The Divinity of the Holy Spirit and of the Son

History of the Doctrine of Holy Spirit. The Orthodox Doctrine. Personality of the Holy Spirit, and the Divinity of the Holy Spirit argued from Scripture. Objections answered. Controversy on the Procession of Holy Spirit examined. Divinity of second and third Persons proved by offices in Redemption. [Lecture 18]

Chapter 16: Personal Distinctions in the Trinity

Son’s Generation and Filiation; Orthodox, Arian, and Socinian Views of. Ante–Nicene Greek Speculations on. Eternal Generation Proved. Procession of Holy Spirit. [Lecture 19]

Chapter 17: The Decrees of God

His Acts Classified. Decree Proved by God’s Intelligence, His Power. Different from Fate. Distinction between permissive and efficacious. Properties of the Decree, Unity, Eternity, Universality (including creatures’ acts), Efficiency Unconditionality, Freedom and Wisdom. Objections answered. [Lecture 20]

Chapter 18: Predestination

Definition. Proposition, a Definite Election of Individual Men to Salvation, Proved, from Decree from Original Sin, from Scripture Testimonies by Providence Evasions Considered. Predestination Eternal, Efficacious, unchangeable, etc. Objections. Predestination of Angels, Different from that of Man. Schemes of the Sublapsarian and Supralapsarian Examined. Hypothetic Scheme Examined. Arminian Scheme Stated and Refuted. God’s Decree of reterition. Its Grounds. Proved. Predestination Consistent with Justice with Holiness, and with Benevolence of God. Practical Effects of the Doctrine. [Lectures 21 & 22]

Chapter 19: Creation

Terms Defined. Creation out of Nothing. The Atomic, Pantheistic and Platonic Schemes Refuted. Proofs from Scripture, from Reason, and Objections to the Eternity of the Universe and Matter. No Creature can be Enabled to Create. The Creative Week. Theories of Modern Geologists concerning the Age of the Earth. Their Grounds and modes of Reconciling them with Mosaic History. [Lecture 23]

Chapter 20: Angels

Existence and Personality of Angels. Their Qualities. Their First Estate Probation and Issue thereof. Offices of the Good Angels. Personality and Headship of Satan. Powers of Bad Angels. Witchcraft. Demoniacal Possessions. Temptations. Personal Christian Duties Resulting. [Lecture 24]

Chapter 21: Providence

Definitions. Theory of Epicurean, of General Providence. Of Pantheist. Concern of Providence in Phys. Causes and Laws. A Special argued from a General Providence. Doctrine Proved, from God’s Perfections, Man’s Moral Intuitions Course of Nature and Human History, Dependence of Creatures, from Scriptures. Objections Answered. Relation of Providence to Rational Acts of Free Agents. God’s Agency in Man’s Spiritual Acts; in Man’s Sins. Doctrine of an Immediate Concursus. The True Doctrine Sustained. [Lecture 25]

Chapter 22: Effectual Calling

Application of Redemption by Holy Spirit. Sin Necessitates the Call. Common and Effectual Calling. Designs of God in Common Call; His Sincerity therein. Scripture Argument Objections considered. Agent and Instrument of Regeneration. Pelagian and Semi–Pelagian View of Regeneration. Correct View Sustained. Is the Operation of the Spirit Mediate? Dick’s View. Definition of Doctrine. Argument. How Moral Opinions Arise. [Lectures 46.& 47]

Chapter 23: Justification

Importance of correct views of the doctrine. Scripture idea of. Roman Catholic view Justification not by inherent grace and its works. Both pardon and adoption. Both Christ’s active and passive obedience is the ground of it. What is adoption? Works cannot justify. James reconciled to Paul. Christ’s work was not to lower the Law. Faith not our Imputed Righteousness. But Justification only on account of Christ’s merit. Imputation. Justification an Act. How related to the Judgment Day? Faith only instrument of Justification. How related to Sanctification? To good works? Antinomian result rejected. [Lectures 52 & 53 & 54]

Chapter 24: Repentance

Repentance of two kinds. Legal and Evangelical Repentance. Author of True Repentance. It follows new birth. How related to Faith. Yet no Satisfaction for Guilt. Fruits meet for Repentance. [Lecture 55]

Chapter 25: Sanctification and Good Works

Sanctification Defined. How related to New Birth and Justification. Agent and Means. Never Perfect in this life. Wesleyan view. Sanctification is of the whole man: and progressive. Evangelical good work what? Merit what? Congruous and Condign. None in Believer’s works. Nor Natural Man’s. Concilia Perfectionis rejected. Supererogation refuted. Standards of Sanctification. Value of Christ’s Example. [Lectures 56 & 57]

Chapter 26: Perseverance of the Saints

Differing views of. Perseverance Defined and Proved. Objections to reconciled. Tendency of the Doctrine. [Lecture 58]

Chapter 27: Assurance of Grace and Salvation

Distinguished by Confession from Faith. Doctrine of Rome, and of first Reformers, touching. Not of the Essence of Saving Faith. The Grace attainable. Means: Self–examination, asserted. Objections: as, e. g., Fostering carnal security. The Witness. [Lecture 59]

Section Three—The Condition of Man

Chapter 28: Man’s Estate of Holiness and the Covenant of Works

Man’s Origin. Man’s Person, Body and Spirit. In the “Image of God.” Man’s Original Righteousness. Concreated. Views of Pelagians and Socinians, and of Romanists Refuted. The True View Established. Natural Relation of Man to God’s Will. Covenant of Works, Proof of its Institution and Extent to Posterity. The Condition and Seal of the Covenant. Probation Temporary. [Lecture 26]

Chapter 29: The Fall and Original Sin

Sin and Guilt Defined. Adam’s First Sin. Effects of Sin in Adam. The Tempter. Sentence on Him. Effects of Adam’s Fall on His Posterity, According to Pelagian; Lower Arminian; Wesleyan; and Calvinistic Theory. Origin of Souls. History of Opinions. Args. of Traducianists and Creationists examined. Defined. Depravity Total. Its Existence in the Race proved, from Experience; from Scripture. Imputation of the Guilt to Posterity, Defined and Proved. Objections to Args. for Native Depravity Considered. Objections to Imputation, from Scriptures; from Absence of consent to Adam’s Representation; from its Supposed Injustice from God’s Goodness, Answered. Theories of Mediate and Immediate Imputation Examined and Correct View Sustained. Importance of the Doctrine from its Connection with other Doctrines of Redemption. [Lectures 27 & 28 & 19]

Section Four—God’s Law

Chapter 30: The Decalogue, or Ten Commandments

Definitions. Moral Distinction Intrinsic and Eternal. Of Moral Obligation. Uses of Law under the Covenant of Grace. Origin and Divisions. Rules of Interpretation. The Law Perfect. [Lecture 30]

Chapter 31: The First Table of the Law—Commandments 1-4

Scope of the 1st Commandment. Roman Catholic Idolatry. Args. against Saint, Angel and Relic Worship. Scope of 2nd Commandment. Image Worship. Excuses of Rome Examined. Scope of 3rd Commandment. Lawful Oaths and Vows. Diversity in the Observance. Opinion of Papists, Lutherans, Socinians the Anglican Church, Calvin, and the Arminians each Examined. True Doctrine Westminster Assembly. Sabbath Command Moral and Perpetual, Proved by Decalogue, by Tradition. New Test. Argument Anti–Sabbatarian View. The Lord’s Day the Christian Sabbath. Practical Argument [Lectures 31 & 32]

Chapter 32: The Second Table of the Law—Commandments 5-10

Scope of 5th Commandment. Parents represent all Superiors. Extent of the Promise. Scope of 6th Commandment. Animal Life, Capital Punishment, Defensive War, Moral Character of Dueling. Scope of 7th Commandment. Adultery and its Punishment. Divorce. Polygamy. Limits of Consanguinity. Celibacy. Scope of 8th Commandment. Origin of Right of Private Property. Usury. Buying and Selling under the Law of Charity. Scope of 9th Commandment. Grounds of Duty of Veracity. Its practical importance. Evil Speaking. Are all Deceptions Lies? Scope of 10th Commandment. Roman Catholic Division of it. The Decalogue only from God. What does every Sin deserve? [Lectures 33 & 34 & 35]

Section Five—God’s Relationship with His People

Chapter 33: The Covenant of Grace

God’s Remedy. Terms defined. Covenant of Redemption, Proof of. How related to the Covenant of Grace. The Original Parties to the Covenant. Motives of God to the Covenant. Conditions Pledged, by Christ, by the Father. Instrumental Condition required of Men. Faith the only condition. One in all Ages. Opinion of Socinians, of Anabaptists, of Remonstrants thereon. Two Dispensations, why? The Gospel Preached to Adam. The Development of Grace. A Mediator. Sacrificial Types. Additional Revelations to Patriarchs, Eternal Life Promised. Covenant of Sinai, not a Covenant of Works. True Nature of this Covenant. Difference of Old Dispensation from New. No Limbus Patrum. Old Testament Saints Redeemed at Death. [Lectures 36 & 37 & 38]

Chapter 34: Mediator of the Covenant of Grace

Mediator what? Why Needed in the Covenant of Grace. Jesus the Mediator of Old Testament. Hypostatic Union, Views of Gnostics, Eutychians, Nestorians and Orthodox thereon; the Ground of Efficacy of Christ’s Work. Impeccability of Christ. Does Christ Mediate in both Natures? Necessity of each. Necessity of Christ’s Prophetic Work, Socinian view of. Christ the Only Mediator. Argument of Rome refuted. Angelic Mediation. Christ’s Anointing. Christ’s Offices Three, Why? His Prophetic Work, its Modes and Periods. Christ the True Priest. Functions of the Priesthood. Its Peculiarities. Necessity of Satisfaction Proved against Socinians, etc. God’s Motive Satisfying His own Justice. False Theories of Penalty Refuted. Title to Penalty Correlative to Title to Reward. [Lectures 39 & 40 & 41]

Section Six—Christ, Man’s Hope

Chapter 35: The Nature of Christ’s Sacrifice

Redemption Foreshadowed in Providence. Intervention Costs a Penalty. Substitution Unusual among Men, Why? Terms Defined. The very Penalty. Theory of Christ’s Death as held by Socinians, Theory of Moral Influence, and Theory of Governmental Influence Stated and Refuted. Christ’s Proper Substitution and Vicarious Sacrifice Proved. Conditions of Efficacy of this Atonement. Socinian and Semi–Pelagian Objections to Doctrine of Vicarious Satisfaction considered. Design of God therein and Extent of that Design. Theories of Pelagians, Wesleyans, Hypothetic Universalists (Amyrant), Calvinists. Proofs of latter and former refuted. Difficulties of the Subject. Christ’s Satisfaction not Commercial. The Design and Result Co–extensive. God’s Volitions from a Complex Motive. Objections Solved. [Lectures 42 & 43]

Chapter 36: Results of Christ’s Sacrifice

Penance and Purgatory. History of. Roman Catholic Doctrines Stated, with their Args. and Replies. [Lecture 44]

Chapter 37: Christ’s Humiliation and Exultation

Did He Descend into Hell? Calvin’s View. Exaltation, Session at Father’s Right–hand. Resurrection of Christ Proved. Its Importance. Christ’s Priestly Intercession, its Grounds, Objects, Mode, Duration. Christ’s Kingdom, the Extent of His Powers, its Duration. [Lecture 45]

Chapter 38: Union to Christ

By what similitudes described? Its results to believers. Its instrumental and essential bond. How it resembles and differs from the union of the Father and the Son—and that of the divinity and humanity of the Son. It is not merely that of a Leader and his followers. It is not a partaking of the substance of the Godhead. Indwelling of the Holy Spirit in this union. The union indissoluble. [Lecture 51]

Section Seven—The Practices of the Church

Chapter 39: Prayer

Definition and Parts. Proper Objects. Grounds of Duty. Objections to, from God’s Perfections, and Stability of Natural Law. Rule of Prayer. Extent of warrant for. Secret, Social, etc. Model of. Physical Prayer. Test. [Lecture 60]

Chapter 40: The Sacraments

Definition. Sacraments are Seals. Parts of Sacraments. Qualities of Elements. Sacramental Union what? Sacraments only Two: Under each Dispensation. Spurious Roman Catholic Sacraments. Doctrine of Intention. Opus Operatum. Are they Necessary to Salvation? By whom Administered? The Indelible Character Rejected. [Lectures 61 & 62]

Chapter 41: Baptism

A Permanent Ordinance. Signification of Baptismal Regeneration. Formulary. John’s Baptism. Baptism of Christ, for what? Mode of Baptism and Meaning of Words. Mode of for all Ages and Climates. Mode best Suited to Significance. Analogy of Figurative Baptisms. Mode of New Testament Cases. Ecclesiastical Results of Immersionists’ Dogma. Primitive Mode. Proper Subjects, Who? Baptism of Infants not Unreasonable. Argued from Infant Membership and Abrahamic Covenant. Argued from Unlikelihood of their Exclusion. From Great Commission. Proselyte Baptism Implies Infant Baptism. Baptism of Houses. Infants Addressed as in the Church. Historical Argument. Infant Baptism does not Corrupt Church. Relation of Baptized to Church. [Lectures 63 & 64 & 65 & 66]

Chapter 42: The Lord’s Supper

Definition, Names and History. Elements and Sacramental Acts. Doctrine of Real Presence. Transubstantiation. Consubstantiation. Doctrine of Calvin as to Real Presence compared with that of Zwinglius and Westminster. Supper not a Sacrifice. Private Communions Disapproved. Laity should have the Cup. Proper Administerer. Sacramental Efficiency, what? [Lectures 67 & 68]

Section Eight—Life After Death for Believers

Chapter 43: Death of Believers

Why Death befalls the Justified. Souls Immortal. Benefits received by Justified at Death. Sanctification then complete. No Intermediate Place. Sleep of Souls rejected. [Lecture 69]

Chapter 44: The Resurrection

Speculations on. Doctrine Defined. Qualities and Identity of Resurrection bodies. Objections dissolved. Doctrine proved from Scripture. How Dated to Christ’s. Two Resurrections and Pre–Adventism. [Lecture 70]

Chapter 45: General Judgment and Eternal Life

Purposes of such Judgment. Proofs of Time, Place, etc. The Judge Christ. Saints Assessors. Who Judged? Rule? Sentences. Nature of Saints Blessedness. Place of. [Lecture 71]

Chapter 46: Nature and Duration of Hell Torments

The Punishment of Wicked, what? Speculations as to Duration. Universalism. Objections of to Scripture Doctrine. Meaning of Bible Words. Everlasting punishments proved. [Lecture 72]

Section Nine—The Church and the World Around It

Chapter 47: The Civil Magistrate

True theory of Civil Government. Social Contract Theory. Civil and Natural Liberty, what? Equality. Objects and Limits of civil Powers. Higher Law and Private Judgment. Passive Obedience. Right of Revolution. [Lecture 73]

Chapter 48: Religious Liberty and Church and State

Religious Liberty and Private Judgment Established. Persecutions for opinions rejected. High Theory of Church Establishments rejected. Chalmers’ Theory considered. Proper Relations of Church and State. Civil Powers over. [Lecture 74]

Appendices

Appendix A:

Geologic Theories and Chronology. Must concern Theologian. Flow to be treated by him. Burden of Proof against Revealed Facts lies on the Geologist. His, a posteriori Argument Circumstantial. Hence Invalid against Credible “Parole” Evidence. When pushed to extreme, Atheistic.

Appendix B:

Apostolic Succession and Sacramental Grace Shown to be a Blunder.

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Calvin, John – Institutes of the Christian Religion

Institutes of the Christian Religion By John Calvin (1559)

This work by Calvin is presented in 4 “books”. Book 1 has 18 chapters and is on the knowledge of God as Creator.  Book 2 has 17 chapters on Christ the Redeemer. Book 3 has 25 chapters on the mode of obtaining the grace of Christ, and the benefits and effects it confers. Book 4 has 20 chapters on the external means which God uses to allure us into fellowship with Christ, and keeps us in it.

Table of Contents

Book 1

Of the Knowledge of God the Creator.

Eighteen Chapters

1. Connection between the Knowledge of God and the Knowledge of Ourselves. Nature of the connection.

2. What it is to Know God. Tendency of this Knowledge.

3. The Human Mind naturally imbued with the Knowledge of God.

4. This Knowledge stifled or corrupted, ignorantly or maliciously.

5. The Knowledge of God displayed in the fabric and constant Government of the Universe.

6. The need of Scripture as a Guide and Teacher in coming to God as a Creator.

7. The Testimony of the Spirit necessary to give full authority to Scripture. The impiety of pretending that the Credibility of Scripture depends on the judgement of the Church.

8. The Credibility of Scripture sufficiently proved, in so far as Natural Reason admits.

9. All the principles of piety subverted by fanatics who substitute revelations for Scripture.

10. In Scripture, the true God opposed, exclusively, to all the gods of the Heathen.

11. Impiety of attributing a visible form to God. The setting up of Idols a revolt against the True God.

12. God distinguished from Idols, that He may be the exclusive object of Worship.

13. The Unity of the Divine Essence in Three Persons taught in Scripture, from the foundation of the World.

14. In the Creation of the World, and all things in it, the True God distinguished by certain marks from fictitious gods.

15. State in which man was created. The Faculties of the Soul – The Image of God – Free Will – Original Righteousness.

16. The World, created by God, still cherished and protected by Him. Each and all of its parts governed by His Providence.

17. Use to be made of this Doctrine.

18. The instrumentality of the wicked employed by God, while He continues free from every taint.

Book 2

Of the knowledge of God the Redeemer, in Christ, as first manifested to the fathers under the law, and thereafter to us under the Gospel.

Seventeen Chapters

1. Through the Fall and revolt of Adam the whole Human race made accursed and degenerate. Of Original Sin.

2. Man now deprived of Freedom of Will, and miserably enslaved.

3. Every thing proceeding from the corrupt Nature of Man damnable.

4. How God works in the hearts of men.

5. The Arguments usually alleged in support of Free Will refuted.

6. Redemption for lost man to be sought in Christ.

7. The Law given, not to retain a people for itself, but to keep alive the Hope of Salvation in Christ until his Advent.

8. Exposition of the Moral Law.

9. Christ, though known to the Jews under the Law, yet only manifested under the Gospel.

10. The resemblance between the Old Testament and the New.

11. The difference between the two Testaments.

12. Christ, to perform the Office of Mediator, behaved to become man.

13. Christ clothed with the true substance of Human Nature.

14. How two natures constitute the Person of the Mediator.

15. Three things chiefly to be regarded in Christ; viz., his Offices of Prophet, King, and Priest.

16. How Christ performed the Office of Redeemer in procuring our salvation. The Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ.

17. Christ rightly and properly said to have merited Grace and Salvation for us.

Book 3

The mode of obtaining the grace of Christ. The benefits it confers, and the effects resulting from it.

Twenty-Five Chapters

1. The Benefits of Christ made available to us by the Secret Operation of the Spirit.

2. Of Faith. The Definition of it. Its peculiar properties.

3. Regeneration by Faith. Of Repentance.

4. Penitence, as explained in the sophistical jargon of the Schoolmen, widely different from the purity required by the Gospel. Of Confession and Satisfactions.

5. Of the modes of Supplementing Satisfactions, viz., Indulgences and Purgatory.

6. The Life of a Christian Man. Scriptural Arguments exhorting to it.

7. A Summary of the Christian Life. Of Self-Denial.

8. Of Bearing the Cross – one branch of Self-Denial.

9. Of Meditating on the Future Life.

10. How to use the Present Life, and the comforts of it.

11. Of Justification by Faith. Both the name and the reality defined.

12. Necessity of contemplating the Judgement-seat of God, in order to be seriously convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.

13. Two things to be observed in Gratuitous Justification.

14. The beginning of Justification. In what sense progressive.

15. The boasted merit of Works subversive both of the Glory of God, in bestowing Righteousness, and of the certainty of Salvation.

16. Refutation of the Calumnies by which it is attempted to throw odium on this doctrine.

17. The Promises of the Law and the Gospel reconciled.

18. The Righteousness of Works improperly inferred from Rewards.

19. Of Christian Liberty.

20. Of Prayer – a perpetual exercise of Faith. The daily benefits derived from it.

21. Of the Eternal Election, by which God has predestinated some to Salvation and others to Destruction.

22. This Doctrine confirmed by Proofs from Scripture.

23. Refutation of the Calumnies by which this Doctrine is always unjustly assailed.

24. Election confirmed by the Calling of God. The Reprobate bring upon themselves the righteous destruction to which they are doomed.

25. Of the Last Resurrection.

Book 4

Of the external means or helps by which God allures us into fellowship with Christ, and keeps us in it.

Twenty Chapters

1. Of the True Church. Duty of cultivating Unity with her, as the mother of all the godly.

2. Comparison between the False Church and the True.

3. Of the Teachers and Ministers of the Church. Their Election and Office.

4. Of the State of the Primitive Church, and the Mode of Government in use before the Papacy.

5. The Ancient Form of Government utterly corrupted by the tyranny of the Papacy.

6. Of the Primacy of the Romish See.

7. Of the Beginning and Rise of the Romish Papacy, till it attained a height by which the Liberty of the Church was destroyed, and all true Rule overthrown.

8. Of the Power of the Church in Articles of Faith. The unbridled license of the Papal Church in destroying Purity of Doctrine.

9. Of Councils and their Authority.

10. Of the Power of making Laws. The cruelty of the Pope and his adherents, in this respect, in tyrannically oppressing and destroying Souls.

11. Of the Jurisdiction of the Church and the Abuses of it, as exemplified in the Papacy.

12. Of the Discipline of the Church, and its principal use in Censures and Excommunication.

13. Of Vows. The miserable entanglements caused by Vowing rashly.

14. Of the Sacraments.

15. Of Baptism.

16. Paedobaptism. Its accordance with the Institution of Christ, and the nature of the sign.

17. Of the Lord’s Supper, and the benefits conferred by it.

18. Of the Popish Mass. How it not only profanes, but annihilates the Lord’s Supper.

19. Of the Five Sacraments, falsely so called. Their spuriousness proved, and their true character explained.

20. Of Civil Government.

 

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Clarke, Adam – Christian Theology

THEOLOGY by Adam Clarke (1760-1852)

CONTENTS TO CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY. [1] These marks are endnote marks, which can be found in chapter 37. 00.01 Life of the Author (part 1) 00.02 Life of the Author (part 2) 01 The Scriptures 02 God 03 The Attributes of God 04 The Trinity 05 Man 06 Christ 07 Repentance 08 Faith 09 Justification 10 Regeneration 11 The Holy Spirit 12 Entire Sanctification 13 The Moral Law 14 Public Worship 15 Prayer 16 Praise 17 The Christian Church 18 Baptism 19 The Lord’s Supper 20 Husband and Wife 21 Parents and Children 22 Masters and Servants 23 Rulers and Subjects 24 Rich and Poor 25 Ministers and People 26 Good and Bad Angels 27 Temptations 28 Afflictions 29 Providence 30 Apostacy 31 Death 32 Judgment 33 Hell 34 Heaven 35 General Principles 36 MISCELLANEOUS. Knowledge, Happiness, Communion of Saints, Fasting, Conscience, Dancing, Dress, Dreams, Ghosts, Tobacco, Wesley, Methodism, Shetland Isles, Sunday Schools, Schism, Lust of Power, Political Party-spirit, Friendship, Flattery, Self- interest, Going to Law, Suretyship, Usury, Slavery, Parable, Miracle, Millennium, Time.

 

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Davidson, A.B. – Theology of the Old Testament

THE THEOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT by Andrew Bruce Davidson D.D., LL.D., LiTT.D. Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis New College, Edinburgh New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons (1904) Published May, 1904

In this large work (76 chapters), Davidson (a Hebrew Professor) divides the theology of the OT into 11 divisions: The Science of Old Testament Theology; The Doctrine of God the Divine Nature; The Doctrine of God the Spirit; The Doctrine of God the Divine Attributes; The Doctrine of Man; The Doctrine of Man Sin; The Doctrine of Redemption; Doctrine of Redemption Suprahuman Good and Evil; Doctrine of Redemption-Priesthood and Atonement; The Doctrine of the Last Things the Messianic Idea; Doctrine of the Last Things Immortality.

Contents

PREFACE. 3

I. THE SCIENCE OF OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY 9

1. The Idea of Old Testament Theology. 9

2. Studies preliminary to Old Testament Theology. 11

3. Definitions and Characteristics of Old Testament Theology. 12

4. The Relation of Old Testament Ideas to the Old Testament History. 16

5. Divisions of the Subject. 17

6. The great Historical Periods. 19

7. General Course and Drift of the History. 24

8. Literary and Historical Criticism in relation to Old Testament Theoloyy. 28

 

II. THE DOCTRINE OF GOD THE DIVINE NATURE. 30

1. The Knowledge of God. 31

2. The Essence and the Attributes of God. 37

3. The Unity of God. 47

4. The Doctrine of the sole Godhead of Jehovah in later Prophecy. 50

5. The Personality and Spirituality of God. 55

 

III. THE DOCTRINE OF GOD THE SPIRIT. 61

1. The Spirit of God. 62

2. The Spirit of God within God Himself. 63

3. The Activities of the Spirit. 65

4. What the Spirit is. 70

 

IV. THE DOCTRINE OF GOD THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTES. 72

1. The Righteousness of God. 73

2. The Holiness of God. 83

3. The Natural Attributes. 95

4. The Eedemptive Attributes. 102

5. God’s Relations to Nature and to Men. 106

 

V. THE DOCTRINE OF MAN. 111

1. Human Nature and its Constitution. 112

3. The term ‘Spirit? 119

4. The term ‘ Soul! 124

 

VI. THE DOCTRINE OF MAN SIN. 127

1. Sin its Nature and Extent. 127

2. The Consciousness of Sin. 145

 

VII. THE DOCTRINE OF REDEMPTION. 151

1. The Covenant. 151

2. Why the Covenant with Israel and not another? 161

3. The Terms descriptive of the Covenant Eelation. 164

4. The Second Side of the Covenant the People a righteous People. 169

5. Righteousness in the People. 178

6. Righteousness, Grace, and Faith. 182

7. Suffering and Imputation. 185

 

VIII. DOCTRINE OF REDEMPTION SUPRAHUMAN GOOD AND EVIL. 190

I. Angels. 191

2. The Angel of the Lord. 196

3. Satan. 199

 

IX. DOCTRINE OF REDEMPTION-PRIESTHOOD AND ATONEMENT. 203

1. The Priest. 204

2. Sacrifice. 207

3. Atonement and forgiveness 210

4. Atonement ly Priest and High Priest. 217

5. The term ‘Atone! 219

6. Ritual use of the Term. 227

7. The Principle of Atonement. 237

 

X. THE DOCTRINE OF THE LAST THINGSTHE MESSIANIC IDEA. 241

1. Distinctive Contributions to the Doctrine. 241

2. The Consummation of the Kingdom. 247

3. The Day of the Lord. 254

4. The Day of the Lord in Deutero- Isaiah. 261

5. Redemptive Righteousness in Deutero-Isaiah. 269

6. General Considerations on the Eschatalogy of the Old Testament. 272

 

XI. DOCTRINE OF THE LAST THINGS IMMORTALITY. 274

1. Differences in Modes of Thought. 275

2. Fellowship with God the Fundamental Idea. 284

3. Preliminary Questions as to Man’s Nature. 286

4. Conception of Sheol. 291

5. Conception of Death. 296

6. Life and its Issues. 300

7. Problems of Righteousness and their Solution. 312

9. The Idea of an After-Life in Job. 321

10. The Hope of an After-Life in relation to the ideas of Life and Death. 343

11. The Moral Meaning of Death. 354

12. Further on the Reconciliation between the Idea of Death and the Idea of Life. 362

NOTES OF LITERATURE. 370

 

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Smith, Hamilton – Abraham

Contents

Foreword

On the Other Side of the River

The Call of God

Faith and Unbelief

Refusing and Choosing

Victory and Defeat

Sonship and Inheritance

The Flesh and the Law

The Almighty God and the Everlasting Covenant

Blessings and Privileges

Friendship With the World

The Works of the Flesh

The Birth of the Heir

The Offering Up of Isaac

The Death of Sarah

The Call of Rebekah

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Chafer – Major BibleThemes

Major Bible Themes BY LEWIS SPERRY CHAFER 1871-1952 (This book is in the public domain)

This is a doctrines survey book with the following topics: Bible, God, Trinity, Dispensations, Covenants, Angels, Satan, Man, Sin, law and Grace, Sanctification, Righteousness, Security, Assurance, Church, Sabbath, Love, Prayer, Service, Thanksgiving, Stewardship, Prophecy, Judgment, eternal state.

CONTENTS

Author’s Introduction 1. The Bible: The Word of God 2. The Bible: Inspired of God 3. The Bible: Its Subject and Purpose 4. God the Trinity: His Person and Deity 5. God the Father 6. God the Son: His Pre-existence 7. God the Son: His Incarnation 8. God the Son: His Substitutionary Death 9. God the Son: His Resurrection and Ascension 10 God the Son: His Priestly Ministry 11 God the Son: His Coming for His Saints 12 God the Son: His Coming with His Saints 13 God the Holy Spirit: His Personality 14 God the Holy Spirit: His Advent 15 God the Holy Spirit: His Anointing 16 God the Holy Spirit: His Ministry 17 God the Holy Spirit: His Baptism 18 The Dispensations 19 The Covenants 20 The Angels 21 Satan: His Personality and Power 22 Satan: His Work and Destiny 23 Man: His Creation 24 Man: His Fall 25 Sin: Its Character and Universality 26 Sin: God’s Remedy for It 27 Law and Grace 28 Salvation from the Guilt and Penalty of Sin 29 Salvation from the Power of Sin 30 Four Aspects of Righteousness 31 Sanctification I 32 Sanctification II 33 Security 34 Assurance 35 The Church: Her Membership 36 The Church: Her Mission 37 The Sabbath 38 The Lord’s Day and the New Creation 39 Love 40 Prayer 41 Service 42 Thanksgiving 43 Stewardship 44 Prophecy in the Old Testament 45 Prophecy in the New Testament 46 Judgment of the Believer’s Works 47 Judgment of the Nations 48 Judgment of the Wicked 49 The Eternal Estate of the Redeemed

THIS BOOK IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED TO

George C. Stebbins whose intimate companionship has for thirty years been to me an abiding inspiration and whose imcomparable gospel music like celestial wings has carried to multitudes of souls in every land the great truths of God’s word.

Taken from http://thegems.shellworld.net/major bible themes.html

 

 

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Berkhof, Louis – Summary of Christian Doctrine

Summary of Christian Doctrine by Louis Berkhof

This is a standard Doctrines book (in summary format, so the chapters are short. Topics include: Doctrine of God and Creation; Doctrine of Man in Relation to God; Doctrine of the Person and Work of Christ; Application of the Work of Redemption;

Table of Contents:

Part I: Introduction:

Chapter 1: Religion Chapter 2: Revelation Chapter 3: Scripture

Part II: The Doctrine of God and Creation

Chapter 4: The Essential Nature of God Chapter 5: The Names of God Chapter 6: The Attributes of God Chapter 7: The Trinity Chapter 8: The Divine Decrees Chapter 9: Creation Chapter 10: Providence

Part III: The Doctrine of Man in Relation to God

Chapter 11: Man in His Original State Chapter 12: Man in the State of Sin Chapter 13: Man in the Covenant of Grace

Part IV: The Doctrine of the Person and Work of Christ

Chapter 14: The Names and Nature of Christ Chapter 15: The States of Christ Chapter 16: The Offices of Christ Chapter 17: The Atonement Through Christ

Part V: The Application of the Work of Redemption

Chapter 18: The Common Operation of the Holy Spirit: Common Grace Chapter 19: Calling and Regeneration Chapter 20: Conversion: Repentance and Faith Chapter 21: Justification Chapter 22: Sanctification and Perseverance

The copyright on this book is 1939. On the title page we are told: “This volume is a companion volume to the author’s “Systematic Theology” and contains the historical material to be used with that work.” In a preface dated 1949, Berkhof says that this book was the “Historical Volume of what was originally called “Reformed Dogmatics”.” So it sounds like “Reformed Dogmatics” was repackaged into the two books “The History of Christian Doctrines” and “Systematic Theology”. ( from http://www.amazon.com/History-Christian-Doctrines-Louis-Berkhof/dp/0851510051)

This book was first published in 1938. It’s copyright has expired and is in the public domain according to The Christian Digital Library Foundation, Inc.” (from google search.)

 

 

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Cole, C.D. – Definitions of Doctrine (3 Volumes)

The Definitions of Doctrine By C.D. Cole This is a basic doctrines book in three volumes. Vol 1 has 26 chapters dealing with the doctrine of God. Vol. 2 has 27 chapters on Sin, Salvation, and Service. Volume three has 27 chapters on the Church. CONTENTS DEFINITIONS OF DOCTRINE Vol 1. by Claude Duval Cole ———————————- TABLE OF C O N T E N T S INTRODUCTION Preface Authors Forward 1. The Being of God 2. God’ Mode of Being 3. The Names of God 4. The Decrees of God 5. The Word of God 6. The Attributes of God (Introductory) 7. The Infinity of God 8. The Independency of God 9. The Immutability of God 10. The Knowledge of God 11. The Foreknowledge of God 12. The Power of God 13. The Grace of God 14. The Grace of God (Continued) 15. The Grace of God (Concluded) 16. The Mercy of God 17. The Faithfulness of God 18. The Wisdom of God 19. The Love of God 20. The Will of God 21. The Sovereighty of God 22. The Longsuffering of God 23. The Holiness of God 24. The Providence of God 25. THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD (Concluded) 26. The Silence of God DEFINITIONS OF DOCTRINE Vol 2. Sin Salvation and Service CLAUDE DUVAL COLE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLICATION OF BRO. COLE’S WRITINGS The Bryan Station Baptist Church has begun the task of printing the writings of Claude Duvall Cole. His first volume of “Definitions of Doctrine” was a great book and was printed about 1944. It has been out of print for many years. This book is a great doctrinal work which exalts our Lord as very few books do. It will be a blessing to all who read it. I have used it in Bible study courses and it has been a great blessing to many others. We are printing this book and also other writings by Bro. Cole. Every one of his writings has a great spiritual depth which is not found in modern writers. We hope that these publications will be a help to all who will read them. It is for this purpose that we have undertaken this work as a part of the missionary work of our church. The Bryan Station Baptist Church was organized in 1786. It has stood for the truths taught in these books all of these years and still stands on these truths today. The cost of these books is based on the bare cost of materials. We will supply these books in any amount to all for the cost of publication. Alfred M. Gormley, Pastor PUBLISHED BY: Bryan Station Baptist Church 3175 Briar Hill Road Lexington, Kentucky 40516 TABLE OF CONTENTS PART I: THE BIBLE DOCTRINE OF SIN CHAPTER I. The Nature of Sin………………………………………………………….1 II. The Origin of Sin ………………………………………………………..10 III. Depravity–Total, Universal, Inherent ……………………………..17 IV. The Unpardonable Sin…………………………………………………..26 V. Unable to Sin ……………………………………………………………..33 VI. Punishment of Sin No. 1……………………………………………….40 VII. Punishment of Sin No. 2………………………………………………..45 VIII. Punishment of Sin No. 3……………………………………………….51 IX. Punishment of Sin No. 4………………………………………………..56 PART II: THE BIBLE DOCTRINE OF SALVATION CHAPTER I. The Nature of Salvation ……………………………………………….62 II. The Gospel of Salvation ……………………………………………….69 III. Election……………………………………………………………………..78 IV. The Effectual Call ………………………………………………………88 V. Regeneration………………………………………………………………95 VI. Justification ……………………………………………………………..104 VII. Adoption…………………………………………………………………..113 VIII. Sanctification…………………………………………………………….120 IX. Repentance unto Life …………………………………………………128 X. Saving Faith……………………………………………………………..137 XI. The Security of the Saints …………………………………………..147 XII. Conversion.. Which Comes First, Life or Faith ………………158 XIII. Righteousness for the Unrighteous ……………………………….164 XIV. Predestination–Prophecy–Providence ………………………… 174 XV. “Whosoever Will” …………………………………………………….182 PART III: THE BIBLE DOCTRINE OF SERVICE CHAPTER I. Good Works ……………………………………………………………191 II. Manual for Godly Living (Exposition of Romans Chapter Twelve ) …………………………………………………….198 III. Adorning the Doctrine of God our Saviour …………………….206 APPENDIX: SERMON BY:D.F. SEBASTIAN (Now in Glory) “GOD IS FOR US” ………………………………………211 DEFINITIONS OF DOCTRINE Vol 3. Volume III- THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH By CLAUDE DUVAL COLE —————————– CONTENTS FORWARD 1. The Definition of the Church 2. The Organization of the Church 3. The Name of the Church 4. The Government of the Church 5. Church History 6. The Doctrine of Baptism 7. Footwashing Not a Church Ordinance 8. The Lord’s Supper 9. The Mission of the Church 10. The Church’s Pentecost 11. Tested in Fellowship of the Church 12. The Early Church 13. The First Persecution of the Church 14. Despise Ye the Church of God? 15. The Church as the Body of Christ 16. God’s Spiritual House 17. The Ideal Church 18. The Purpose of Church Membership 19. The Importance of Church Attendance 20. Church Loyalty 21. Church Discipline 22. Salvation and Rewards 23. Rewards Possible for Every Saint 24. The Responsibilities of a Teacher 25. The Office of Deacon 26. The Meaning of Baptism 27. Sacramentalism and Baptism 28. Baptism 29. The Baptism That Saves 30. The Lord’s Supper 31. The Ministry 32. Feed My Sheep  

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Finney, Charles Grandison – Systematic Theology

The Rev. CHARLES G. FINNEY’S SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (1851)

LECTURE 1.

Various classes of truths, and how the mind attains to a knowledge of them

LECTURE 2. — Moral Government.

Definition of the term law . . Distinction between physical and moral law . . The essential attributes of moral law . . Subjectivity . . Objectivity . . Liberty, as opposed to necessity . . Fitness . . Universality . . Impartiality . . Justice . . Practicability . . Independence . . Immutability . . Unity . . Equity . . Expediency . . Exclusiveness

LECTURE 3. — Moral Government–Continued.

Definition of the term government . . Distinction between moral and physical government . . The fundamental reason of moral government . . Whose right it is to govern . . What is implied in the right to govern . . Point out the limits of this right . . What is implied in moral government . . Moral obligation . . The conditions of moral obligation . . Remarks

LECTURE 4. — Moral Government–Continued.

Man a subject of moral obligation . . Extent of moral obligation . . Shown by an appeal to reason, or to natural theology, to what acts and states of mind moral obligation cannot directly extend . . Shown to what acts and states of mind moral obligation must directly extend . . To what acts and mental states moral obligation indirectly extends

LECTURE 5. — Foundation of Moral Obligation.

What is intended by the foundation of moral obligation . . The extent of moral obligation . . Remind you of the distinction between the ground and conditions of obligation . . Points of agreement among the principal parties in this discussion . . Wherein they disagree . . That the sovereign will of God is not the foundation of moral obligation . . The theory of Paley . . The utilitarian philosophy

LECTURE 6. — Foundation of Moral Obligation. False Theories.

The theory that regards right as the foundation of moral obligation

LECTURE 7. — Foundation of Moral Obligation. False Theories.

The theory that the goodness or moral excellence of God is the foundation of moral obligation

LECTURE 8. — Foundation of Moral Obligation. False Theories.

The philosophy which teaches that moral order is the foundation of moral obligation . . The theory that maintains that the nature and relations of moral beings is the true foundation of moral obligation . . The theory that teaches that moral obligation is founded in the idea of duty . . That philosophy which teaches the complexity of the foundation of moral obligation

LECTURE 9. — Foundation of Obligation.

Another form of the theory that affirms the complexity of the foundation of moral obligation; complex however only in a certain sense

LECTURE 10. — Foundation of Obligation.

The intrinsic absurdity of various theories

LECTURE 11.

Summing up

LECTURE 12. — Foundation of Moral Obligation. Practical Bearings of the Different Theories.

The theory that regards the sovereign will of God as the foundation of moral obligation . . The theory of the selfish school . . The natural and necessary results of utilitarianism

LECTURE 13. — Practical Bearings and Tendency of Rightarianism.

The philosophy which teaches that the divine goodness or moral excellence is the foundation of moral obligation . . The theory which teaches that moral order is the foundation of moral obligation . . The practical bearings of the theory that moral obligation is founded in the nature and relations of moral agents . . The theory which teaches that the idea of duty is the foundation of moral obligation . . The complexity of the foundation of moral obligation . . The practical bearings of what is regarded as the true theory of the foundation of moral obligation, viz. that the highest well-being of God and of the universe is the sole foundation of moral obligation

LECTURE 14. — Moral Government–Continued.

What constitutes obedience to moral law . . Obedience cannot be partial in the sense that the subject ever does or can partly obey and partly disobey at the same time . . Can the will at the same time make opposite choices? . . The choice of an ultimate end is, and must be, the supreme preference of the mind . . An intelligent choice must respect ends or means . . No choice whatever can be made inconsistent with the present choice of an ultimate end . . Inquiry respecting the strength or intensity of the choice . . The law does not require the constant and most intense action of the will . . An intention cannot be right and honest in kind, and deficient in the degree of intensity . . Examination of the philosophy of the question, whether sin and holiness consist in supreme, ultimate, and opposite choices or intentions . . Objections to the foregoing philosophy considered . . This philosophy examined in the light of the scriptures

LECTURE 15. — Moral Government–Continued.

In what sense we have seen that obedience to moral law cannot be partial . . In what sense obedience to moral law can be partial . . The government of God accepts nothing as virtue but obedience to the law of God . . There can be no rule of duty but moral law . . Nothing can be virtue or true religion but obedience to the moral law . . Nothing can be virtue that is not just what the moral law demands. That is, nothing short of what it requires can be in any sense virtue . . Uses of the term justification . . Fundamentally important inquiries respecting this subject . . Remarks

LECTURE 16. — Moral Government–Continued.

What constitutes obedience to moral law . . Just rules of legal interpretation . . That actual knowledge is indispensable to moral obligation shown from scripture . . In the light of the above rules, inquire what is not implied in entire obedience to the law of God

LECTURE 17. — Moral Government–Continued.

What is implied in obedience to the moral law . . Call attention to certain facts in mental philosophy, as they are revealed in consciousness . . Point out the attributes of that love which constitutes obedience to the law of God . . Voluntariness . . Liberty . . Intelligence . . Virtuousness . . Disinterestedness . . Impartiality . . Universality

LECTURE 18. — Attributes of Love.

Efficiency . . Penitence . . Faith . . Complacency

LECTURE 19. — Attributes of Love–Continued.

Opposition to Sin . . Compassion

LECTURE 20. — Attributes of Love–Continued.

Mercy . . Justice . . Veracity

LECTURE 21. — Attributes of Love–Continued.

Patience . . Meekness . . Long-suffering . . Humility

LECTURE 22. — Attributes of Love–Continued.

Self-denial . . Condescension . . Candour . . Stability . . Kindness . . Severity

LECTURE 23. — Attributes of Love–Continued.

Holiness, or Purity . . Modesty . . Sobriety . . Sincerity . . Zeal . . Unity . . Simplicity

LECTURE 24. — Attributes of Love–Continued.

Gratitude . . Wisdom . . Grace . . Economy

LECTURE 25. — Moral Government.

Revert to some points that have been settled . . Show what disobedience to moral law cannot consist in . . What disobedience to moral law must consist in

LECTURE 26. — Moral Government.

What constitutes disobedience . . What is not implied in disobedience to the law of God

LECTURE 27. — Attributes of Selfishness.

What constitutes disobedience to moral law . . What is implied in disobedience to moral law . . Attributes of Selfishness. Voluntariness . . Liberty . . Intelligence . . Unreasonableness . . Interestedness . . Partiality . . Impenitence . . Unbelief

LECTURE 28. — Attributes of Selfishness–Continued.

Efficiency . . Opposition to benevolence or to virtue . . Cruelty . . Injustice

LECTURE 29. — Attributes of Selfishness–Continued.

Oppression . . Hostility . . Unmercifulness . . Falsehood, or lying . . Pride

LECTURE 30. — Attributes of Selfishness–Continued.

Enmity . . Madness . . Impatience . . Intemperance . . Moral recklessness . . Unity

LECTURE 31. — Attributes of Selfishness–Continued.

Egotism . . Simplicity . . Total moral depravity implied in selfishness as one of its attributes . . The scriptures assume and affirm it . . Remarks

LECTURE 32. — Moral Government–Continued.

A return to obedience to moral law is and must be, under every dispensation of the divine government, the unalterable condition of salvation . . Under a gracious dispensation, a return to full obedience to moral law is not dispensed with as a condition of salvation, but this obedience is secured by the indwelling spirit of Christ received by faith to reign in the heart

LECTURE 33. — Moral Government–Continued.

What constitutes the sanctions of law . . There can be no law without sanctions . . In what light sanctions are to be regarded . . The end to be secured by law, and the execution of penal sanctions . . By what rule sanctions ought to be graduated . . God’s law has sanctions . . What constitutes the remuneratory sanctions of the law of God . . The perfection and duration of the remuneratory sanctions of the law of God . . What constitutes the vindicatory sanctions of the law of God . . Duration of the penal sanctions of the law of God . . Inquire into the meaning of the term infinite . . Infinites may differ indefinitely in amount . . I must remind you of the rule by which degrees of guilt are to be estimated . . That all and every sin must from its very nature involve infinite guilt in the sense of deserving endless punishment . . Notwithstanding all sin deserves endless punishment, yet the guilt of different persons may vary indefinitely, and punishment, although always endless in duration, may and ought to vary in degree, according to the guilt of each individual . . That penal inflictions under the government of God must be endless . . Examine this question in the light of revelation

LECTURE 34. — Atonement.

I will call attention to several well established governmental principles . . Define the term atonement . . I am to inquire into the teachings of natural theology, or into the à priori affirmations of reason upon this subject . . The fact of atonement . . The design of the atonement . . Christ’s obedience to the moral law as a covenant of works, did not constitute the atonement . . The atonement was not a commercial transaction . . The atonement of Christ was intended as a satisfaction of public justice . . His taking human nature, and obeying unto death, under such circumstances, constituted a good reason for our being treated as righteous

LECTURE 35. — Extent of Atonement.

For whose benefit the atonement was intended . . Objections answered . . Remarks on the atonement

LECTURE 36. — Human Government.

The ultimate end of God in creation . . Providential and moral governments are indispensable means of securing the highest good of the universe . . Civil and family governments are indispensable to the securing of this end, and are therefore really a part of the providential and moral government of God . . Human governments are a necessity of human nature . . This necessity will continue as long as human beings exist in this world . . Human governments are plainly recognized in the Bible as a part of the moral government of God . . It is the duty of all men to aid in the establishment and support of human government . . It is absurd to suppose that human governments can ever be dispensed with in the present world . . Objections answered . . Inquire into the foundation of the right of human governments . . Point out the limits or boundary of this right

LECTURE 37. — Human Governments–Continued.

The reasons why God has made no form of civil government universally obligatory . . The particular forms of state government must and will depend upon the virtue and intelligence of the people . . That form of government is obligatory, that is best suited to meet the necessities of the people . . Revolutions become necessary and obligatory, when the virtue and intelligence or the vice and ignorance of the people demand them . . In what cases human legislation is valid, and in what cases it is null and void . . In what cases we are bound to disobey human governments . . Apply the foregoing principles to the rights and duties of governments and subjects in relation to the execution of the necessary penalties of law

LECTURE 38. — Moral Depravity.

Definition of the term depravity . . Point out the distinction between physical and moral depravity . . Of what physical depravity can be predicated . . Of what moral depravity can be predicated . . Mankind are both physically and morally depraved . . Subsequent to the commencement of moral agency and previous to regeneration the moral depravity of mankind is universal . . The moral depravity of the unregenerate moral agents of our race, is total

LECTURE 39. — Moral Depravity–Continued.

Proper method of accounting for the universal and total moral depravity of the unregenerate moral agents of our race . . Moral depravity consists in selfishness, or in the choice of self-interest, self-gratification, or self-indulgence, as an end . . Dr. Wood’s view of physical and moral depravity examined . . Standards of the Presbyterian Church examined

LECTURE 40. — Moral Depravity–Continued.

Further examination of the arguments adduced in support of the position that human nature is in itself sinful

LECTURE 41. — Moral Depravity–Continued.

The proper method of accounting for moral depravity . . Pres. Edwards’s views examined . . Summary of the truth on this subject . . Remarks

LECTURE 42. — Regeneration.

The common distinction between regeneration and conversion . . I am to state the assigned reasons for this distinction . . I am to state the objections to this distinction . . What regeneration is not . . What regeneration is . . The universal necessity of regeneration . . Agencies employed in regeneration . . Instrumentalities employed in the work . . In regeneration the subject is both passive and active . . What is implied in regeneration

LECTURE 43. — Regeneration–Continued.

Philosophical theories of regeneration . . The different theories of regeneration examined . . Objections to the taste scheme . . The divine efficiency scheme . . Objections to the divine efficiency . . The susceptibility scheme . . Theory of a divine moral suasion . . Objections to this theory . . Remarks

LECTURE 44. — Regeneration–Continued.

Evidences of regeneration . . Introductory remarks . . Wherein the experience and outward life of saints and sinners may agree . . Remarks

LECTURE 45. — Regeneration–Continued.

Wherein saints and sinners or deceived professors must differ

LECTURE 46. — Regeneration–Continued.

In what saints and sinners differ . . What is it to overcome the world? . . Who are those that overcome the world? . . Why do believers overcome the world?

LECTURE 47. — Regeneration–Continued.

Wherein saints and sinners differ

LECTURE 48. — Natural Ability.

Show what is the Edwardean notion of ability . . This natural ability is no ability at all . . What, according to this school, constitutes natural inability . . This natural inability is no inability at all . . Natural ability is identical with freedom or liberty of will . . The human will is free, therefore men have ability to do all their duty

LECTURE 49. — Moral Ability.

What constitutes moral inability according to the Edwardean school . . Their moral inability consists in real disobedience, and a natural inability to obey . . This pretended distinction between natural and moral inability is nonsensical . . What constitutes moral ability according to this school . . Their moral ability to obey God is nothing else than real obedience, and a natural inability to disobey

LECTURE 50. — Inability.

What is thought to be the fundamental error of the Edwardean school on the subject of ability . . State the philosophy of the scheme of inability about to be considered . . The claims of this philosophy

LECTURE 51. — Gracious Ability.

What is intended by the term . . This doctrine as held is an absurdity . . In what sense a gracious ability is possible

LECTURE 52. — The Notion of Inability.

Proper mode of accounting for it

LECTURE 53.

[There is no Lecture LIII in the printed book. The lectures are incorrectly numbered.]

LECTURE 54. — Repentance and Impenitence.

What repentance is not, and what it is . . What is implied in it . . What impenitence is not . . What it is . . Some things that are implied in it . . Some evidences of it

LECTURE 55. — Faith and Unbelief.

What evangelical faith is not . . What it is . . What is implied in it . . What unbelief is not . . What it is,–What is implied in it . . Conditions of both faith and unbelief . . The guilt and desert of unbelief . . Natural and governmental consequences of both faith and unbelief

LECTURE 56. — Justification.

What justification is not . . What it is . . Conditions of gospel justification

LECTURE 57. — Sanctification.

An account of the recent discussions that have been had on this subject

LECTURE 58. — Sanctification.

Remind you of some points that have been settled in this course of study . . Definition of the principal terms to be used in this discussion

LECTURE 59. — Sanctification.

Entire sanctification is attainable in this life

LECTURE 60. — Sanctification.

Bible argument

LECTURE 61. — Sanctification.

Paul entirely sanctified

LECTURE 62. — Sanctification.

Condition of its attainment

LECTURE 63. — Sanctification.

Condition of its attainment–continued . . Relations of Christ to the believer

LECTURE 64. — Sanctification.

Relations of Christ to the believer–continued

LECTURE 65. — Sanctification.

Relations of Christ to the believer–continued

LECTURE 66. — Sanctification.

Relations of Christ to the believer–continued

LECTURE 67. — Sanctification.

Relations of Christ to the believer–continued

LECTURE 68. — Sanctification.

Objections answered

LECTURE 69. — Sanctification.

Tendency of the denial that Christians have valid grounds of hope that they should obtain a victory over sin in this life

LECTURE 70. — Sanctification.

Objections–continued

LECTURE 71. — Sanctification.

Objections–continued

LECTURE 72. — Sanctification.

Objections–continued

LECTURE 73. — Sanctification.

Remarks

LECTURE 74.

Election

LECTURE 75.

Reprobation

LECTURE 76.

Divine Sovereignty

LECTURE 77.

Purposes of God

LECTURE 78. — Perseverance of Saints.

Notice the different kinds of certainty . . What is not intended by the perseverance of the saints

LECTURE 79.

Perseverance of Saints proved

LECTURE 80. — Perseverance of Saints.

Further objections considered

LECTURE 81. — Perseverance of Saints.

Consideration of principal arguments in support of the doctrine

LECTURE 82. — Perseverance of Saints.

Perseverance proved

LECTURE 83. — Perseverance of Saints.

Further objections answered

 

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Boston, Thomas – The Crook in the Lot

The Crook in the Lot

Thomas Boston

“Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight which He has made crooked? “—Eccles. 7:13.

This is a short work by Thomas Boston on correcting our lives.

(In three parts or chapters).

 

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Colwell, John – Little Foxes

Little Foxes! 

The Little Sins That Mar the  Christian Character

John Colwell, 1882

“Catch the foxes — the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes!” Song of Songs 2:15

There are seven chapters discussing little sins in our lives if we nourish them will affect our Christian Life.

CHAPTER 1.  INTRODUCTION. THE IMPORTANCE OF LITTE THINGS.’

CHAPTER 2. FRETTING.

CHAPTER 3. GRUMBLING AND SCOLDING.

CHAPTER 4. TRIFLING.

CHAPTER 5. OVER-SENSITIVENESS.

CHAPTER 6. OVERDOING.

CHAPTER 7. DON’T-CARE.

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Baier, Johann W. – Compendium of Positive Theology

Compendium of Positive Theology by Johann Wilhelm Baier (1647-1695) (1877)

Edited by C. F. W. Walther, St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House, 1877 (Abridged).

The Baier/Walther Compendium served as the systematic theology textbook for the first few generations of Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod pastors. Written in Latin, it is a revised edition of a classic work by the Seventeenth Century Lutheran dogmatian Johannes Baier. This edition contains an english translation of the theses at the head of each chapter. Later editions will offer the full text of the work.

 Prolegomena

Chap. 1: On the nature and definition of theology Chap. 2: On the principle of revealed theology, or on Sacred Scripture

Part 1 Chap. 1: On God Chap. 2: On Creation Chap. 3: On Angels Chap. 4: On the image of God collected in the first creation of humans Chap. 5: On the providence of God Chap. 6: On eternal blessedness Chap. 7: On death or eternal damnation Chap. 8: On temporal death Chap. 9: On the resurrection of the dead Chap. 10: On the last judgment and the end of the world

Part 2 Chap. 1: On sin in general Chap. 2: On original sin Chap. 3: On actual sins

Part 3 Chap. 1: On the grace of God towards fallen humans, the first principle of our salvation Chap. 2: On Christ, the principal and foundation of our salvation Chap. 3: On faith in Christ Chap. 4: On regeneration and conversion Chap. 5: On justification Chap. 6: On renewal and good works Chap. 7: On the word of law and gospel Chap. 8: On the sacraments in general Chap. 9: On the sacraments of the Old Testament Chap.10: On baptism Chap.11: On the holy supper Chap.12: On predestination and reprobation

Appendix

Chap.13: On the church Chap.14: On the ecclesiastical ministry Chap.15: On the political magistrates Chap.16: About the domestic state and society, and especially the state of marriage, parents, and masters

This text was translated by Rev. Theodore Mayes and is copyrighted material, (c)1996, but is free for non-commercial use or distribution, and especially for use on Project Wittenberg. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: [email protected]
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Spurgeon, C.H. – According to the Promise

According to the Promise

by Charles H. Spurgeon

A Sieve Needed

The Two Seeds

The Two Lives

Differing Hopes

Persecution Consequent On The Promise

The Parting

Whose Are The Promises?

The Promise A Free Gift

The Promise Of God A Reality

The Peculiar Treasure Of Believers

The Valuation Of The Promises

The Lord’s Promise — The Rule Of His Giving

The  Rule Without Exception

Taking Possession Of The Promise

Endorsing The Promise

The Promise Used For This Life

Searching Out The Promise

The Time Of The Promise

The  Promises In Possession Through The Spirit

Jesus And The Promises

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Alexander, Archibald – Handbook of Christian Ethics

Handbook of Ethics.

by Archibald Alexander
(1914)
This is a book on Christian ethics. Some of the topics in this book are Ethic, aesthetics, Socrates, Determinism, Spontaneity, Optimism, Pragmatism, Activism, and Vitalism.
CHAPTER I
THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF ETHICS…………… 9
I. General Definition. II. Distinctive Features–1. Ideal; 2. Norm; 3. Will. III. Is Ethics a Science? IV. Relation to–1. Logic; 2. Aesthetics; 3. Politics. V. Dependence upon–1. Metaphysics; 2. Psychology.
CHAPTER II
THE POSTULATES OF CHRISTIAN ETHICS…………. 22
I. Philosophical Ethics. II. Dogmatics. III. Theological Presuppositions– 1. Christian Idea of God. 2. Christian Doctrine of Sin. 3. Human Responsibility. IV. Authority and Method.
CHAPTER III
ETHICAL THOUGHT BEFORE CHRIST…………… 36
I. In Greece and Rome–Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Stoics. Stoicism and St. Paul. II. In Israel–1. Law; 2. Prophecy; 3. Poetry. Preparatory Character of pre-Christian Morality.
SECTION B–PERSONALITY
CHAPTER IV
THE ESTIMATE OF MAN……………….. 55
I. Conflicting Views of Human Nature– 1. Man by nature Morally Good. 2. Man by nature Totally Depraved. 3. The Christian View. II. Examination of Man’s Psychical Nature– 1. The Unity of the Soul. 2. The Divine in Man. 3. The Physical and Mental Life. III. Appeal of Christianity to the Mind.
CHAPTER V
THE WITNESS OF CONSCIENCE…………….. 68
I. Treatment of Conscience– 1. In Greek Poetry and Philosophy. 2. In Old Testament. 3. In New Testament. II. Nature and Origin of Conscience– 1. Intuitionalism. 2. Evolutionalism. III. Validity of Conscience– 1. The Christian View. 2. The Moral Imperatives. 3. The Permanence of Conscience
CHAPTER VI
‘THE MIRACLE OF THE WILL‘…………….. 82
Is Man free to choose the Good? Creative Power of Volition. Aspects of Problem raised. I. Scientific– Man and Physical Necessity. II. Psychological– Determinism and Indeterminism. Criticism of James and Bergson. Spontaneity and Necessity. III. Theological– Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom. Jesus and Paul–Challenge to the Will. Freedom–a Gift and a Task.
SECTION C–CHARACTER
CHAPTER VII
MODERN THEORIES OF LIFE……………… 99
I. Naturalistic Tendency– 1. Materialistic– (1) Idyllic or Poetic–Rousseau. (2) Philosophic–Feuerbach. (3) Scientific–Haeckel. 2. Utilitarian–Hobbes, Bentham, Mill. 3. Evolutionary–Spencer. 4. Socialistic–Marx, Engels. 5. Individualistic– (1) Aestheticism–Goethe, Schiller. (2) Subjectivism– (a) Pessimism–Schopenhauer. (b) Optimism–Nietzsche. II. Idealistic Tendency– 1. Kant–Categorical Imperative. 2. Fichte and Hegel–Idea of Personality. 3. James–Pragmatism. 4. Bergson–Vitalism. 5. Eucken–Activism.
CHAPTER VIII
THE CHRISTIAN IDEAL………………. 127
Life, as the highest Good. I. Life, in its Individual Aspect– 1. Its Intensity. 2. Its Expansion. 3. ‘Eternal Life.’ II. Life, in its Social Aspect– 1. ‘The Kingdom of God’– Eschatological Interpretation. Untenableness of Interimsethik. 2. Christ’s View of Kingdom– (1) A Present Reality–a Gift. (2) A Gradual Development–a Task. (3) A Future Consummation–a Hope. III. Life, in its Godward Aspect– 1. Holiness. 2. Righteousness. 3. Love.
CHAPTER IX
STANDARD AND MOTIVE……………….. 146
I. Christ as Example– 1. Portrayal by Synoptists– (1) Artlessness of Disciples. (2) Naturalness of Jesus, 2. Impression of Power– (1) Power of Loyalty to Calling. (2) Power of Holiness. (3) Power of Sympathy. 3. Value of Jesus’ Example for Present Life– Misconception of Phrase ‘Imitation of Christ.’ II. The Christian Motive– 1. Analysis of Springs of Conduct– (1) Divine Forgiveness. (2) Fatherhood of God. (3) Sense of Vocation. (4) Brevity of Life. (5) Idea of Immortality. 2. Question as to Purity of Motive– (1) Charge of Asceticism. (2) Charge of Hedonism. 3. Doctrine of Rewards– (1) In Philosophy. (2) In Christianity–(a) Jesus; (b) Paul.
CHAPTER X
THE DYNAMIC OF THE NEW LIFE……………. 164
I. Divine Power– Operative through Christ’s 1. Incarnation and Life. 2. Death and Sacrifice. 3. Resurrection and Indwelling Presence. II. Human Response– 1. Repentance– (1) Contrition–Confession–Resolution. (2) Question of ‘Sudden Conversion.’ (3) ‘Twice Born’ or ‘Once Born.’ 2. Faith– (1) In Ordinary Life. (2) In Teaching of Jesus. (3) The Pauline Doctrine. 3. Obedience– (1) Active Appropriation of Grace. (2) Determination of Whole Personality. (3) Gradual Assimilation.
SECTION D–CONDUCT
CHAPTER XI
VIRTUES AND VIRTUE………………… 183
Definition of Virtue. I. The Natural Basis of the Virtues– ‘The Cardinal Virtues.’ II. The Christian Transformation of the Virtues– 1. The New Testament Account. 2. Cardinal Virtues, Elements of Christian Character. 3. Place of Passive Virtues in Life. III. The Unification of the Virtues– 1. Unity in Relation to God. 2. Love, Spring of all Virtues, 3. ‘Theological Virtues,’ Aspects of Love.
CHAPTER XII
THE REALM OF DUTY………………… 199
I. Aspects of Duty– 1. Duty and Vocation. 2. Conflict of Duties– (1) Competing Obligations. (2) ‘Counsels of Perfection.’ (3) Indifferent Acts. 3. Rights and Duties– (1) Claim of ‘Natural Rights.’ (2) Based on Worth of Individual. (3) Christian Idea of Liberty. II. Spheres of Duty– 1. Duties in Relation to Self– (1) Self-Respect. (2) Self-Preservation. (3) Self-Development– Self-regarding Duties not prominent in Scripture. Self-Realisation through Self-Sacrifice. 2. Duties in Relation to Others– (1) Regard for Man: Brotherly Love– (a) Justice. (b) Veracity. (c) Judgment. (2) Service– (a) Sympathy. (b) Beneficence. (c) Forgiveness. (3) Example and Influence. 3. Duties in Relation to God– (1) Recognition. (2) Obedience–Passive and Active. (3) Worship–Reverence, Prayer, Thanksgiving.
CHAPTER XIII
SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS………………. 230
I. The Family– 1. Origin and Evolution of Family. 2. Christian view– (1) Christ’s Teaching on Marriage. (2) State Regulation and Eugenics. (3) Tendencies to Disparagement. 3. Family Relationships– (1) Parents and Children. (2) Woman’s Place and Rights. (3) Child Life and Education. II. The State– 1. Basis of Authority– Tolstoy and Anarchism. ‘Social Contract.’ 2. State, in New Testament. 3. Modern Conceptions– Views of Augustine and Hegel. (1) Duty of State to Citizens. (2) Duty of Citizens to State. (3) The Democratic Movement– Reciprocity of Service and Sense of Brotherhood. III. The Church– 1. Relation of Church and State. 2. Purpose and Ideal of Church– (1) Worship and Edification. (2) Witness to Christ. (3) Evangelisation of Mankind. 3. The Church and the Social Problem– (1) Christ’s Teaching as to Industry and Wealth. (2) Attitude of Early Church to Society. (3) Of Roman and Reformed Churches. 4. Duty of Christianity to the World– The Missionary Imperative and Opportunity.
CHAPTER XIV
CONCLUSION–THE PERMANENCE OF CHRISTIAN ETHICS……. 245
BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………… 248
INDEX……………………… 263

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Alexander, Archibald – Evidences of the Christian Religion

The Evidences of the Christian Religion By Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851) (1832)

—Ti de kai aph’ heautōn ou krinete to dikaion; LUKE, XII. 57.
CONTENTS.
Chapter 1. The right use of Reason in Religion. 5
Chapter 2. It is impossible to banish all religion from the world; and if it were possible, it would be the greatest calamity which could befall the human race. 15
Chapter 3. If Christianity be rejected, there is no other religion which can be substituted it its place; at least no other which will at all answer the purpose for which Religion is desirable. 23
Chapter 4. Revelation necessary to teach us how to worship God acceptably—the nature and certainty of a future state—and especially, the method by which sinners may obtain salvation. 37
Chapter 5. There is nothing improbable or unreasonable in the idea of a Revelation from God; and consequently, nothing improbable or unreasonable in such a manifest divine interposition, as may be necessary to establish a revelation. 68
Chapter 6. Miracles are capable of proof from testimony. 74
Chapter 7. The Miracles of the Gospel are credible. 89
Chapter 8. The Bible contains predictions of events, which no human sagacity could have foreseen, and which have been exactly and remarkably accomplished. 130
Chapter 9. No other Religion possesses the same kind and degree of evidence, as Christianity; and no other miracles are as well attested, as those recorded in the Bible. 154
Chapter 10. The Bible contains Internal evidence that its origin is divine. 173
Chapter 11. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, were written by the inspiration of God; and this inspiration, however it may be distinguished, was plenary; that is, the writers were under an infallible guidance, both as it relates to the ideas and words: and yet, the acquired knowledge, habits, and peculiar dispositions of the writers, were not superseded. 216
NOTES.
Note A. 243 Note B. 253 Note C. 255

 

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Alexander, Archibald – Thoughts on Religious Experience

by Archibald Alexander, 1844

In this work Alexander deals with different topics in our religious experience, and makes comments on these topics. Topics among others: piety, Christian education, new birth, temperaments, sympathy, regeneration, backsliding, deathbed, death, and prayer.

CONTENTS
Preface
Chapter 1. Early religious impressions—Different results—Classes of people least impressed—Examples of ineffectual impressions
Chapter 2. Piety in children—Comparatively few renewed in childhood—Soul awakened in different ways—Legal conviction not a necessary part of true religion—Progress of conviction
Chapter 3. The new birth an event of great importance—The evidences of the new birth—Diversities of experience in converts—Examples—Causes of diversity
Chapter 4. Causes of diversity in experience continued—Effect of temperament—Melancholy—Advice to the friends of people thus affected—Illustrative cases—Causes of melancholy and insanity
Chapter 5. Effect of sympathy illustrated—Cautions in relation to this subject—A singular case in illustration
Chapter 6. Erroneous views of regeneration—The correct view—The operation of faith—Exercises of mind, as illustrated in Jonathan Edwards’s Narrative—The operations of faith still further explained
Chapter 7. Considerations on dreams, visions, etc. Remarkable conversion of a blind infidel from hearing the Bible read
Chapter 8. Religious Conversation—Stress laid by some on the knowledge of the time and place of conversion—Religious experience of Halyburton
Chapter 9. Christian experience of R__ C__. Narrative of Sir Richard Hill’s experience
Chapter 10. Imperfect sanctification—The spiritual warfare
Chapter 11. The spiritual conflict—Various exhibitions of it—Evil thoughts
Chapter 12. Growth in grace—Signs of it—Practical directions how to grow in grace—Hindrances to it
Chapter 13. Backsliding—The backslider restored
Chapter 14. The rich and the poor—The various trials of believers
Chapter 15. Deathbed of the believer
Chapter 16. Remarks on deathbed exercises
Chapter 17. Preparation for death—The state of the soul after death
Chapter 18. A prayer for one who feels that he is approaching the borders of another world.

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Bridges, Charles – Exposition of Psalm 119

Exposition of Psalm 119. by Charles Bridges 1827.

Editor’s note: Psalm 119 is arranged in sections in the Hebrew with each phrase/verse beginning with a single letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The first letter is Aleph, and all the verses begin with Aleph. Therefore this commentary deals with the chapter according to this arrangement. — David Cox –editor.

 

Table of Contents

1. Aleph (Psa. 119:1-8) 2. Beth (Psa. 119:9-16) 3. Gimel (Psa. 119:17-24) 4. Daleth (Psa. 119:25-32) 5. He (Psa. 119:33-40) 6. Vav (Psa. 119:41-48) 7. Zayin (Psa. 119:49-56) 8. Heth (Psa. 119:57-64) 9. Teth (Psa. 119:65-72) 10. Yodh (Psa. 119:73-80) 11. Kaph (Psa. 119:81-88) 12. Lamedh (Psa. 119:89-96) 13. Mem (Psa. 119:97-104) 14. Nun (Psa. 119:105-112) 15. Samekh (Psa. 119:113-120) 16. Ayin (Psa. 119:121-128) 17. Pe (Psa. 119:129-136) 18. Tsadhe (Psa. 119:137-144) 19. Qoph (Psa. 119:145-152) 20. Resh (Psa. 119:153-160) 21. Shin (Psa. 119:161-168) 22. Tav (Psa. 119:169-176)

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Alexander, James – My Brothers Keeper

Alexander, J. – My Brothers Keeper

by James Alexander (1838)

Letters from James Alexander (1804—1859) to his younger brother, on the virtues and vices, the duties and dangers of youth.

CONTENTS

1 Reading the Scriptures 2 Gratitude to Parents 3 Life is Short 4 Vacations 5 Amusements 6 Bodily Exercise 7 Early Rising 8 The Habit of Diligence 9 Learning Something Every Hour 10 Three Self-taught Scotch Lads 11 Formation of Habits 12 Dangers of Evil Companions 13 Friendships 14 Good Example 15 Truth and Falsehood 16 Manly Independence 17 False Shame 18 Evil Speaking 19 Benevolence 20 Secret Prayer 21 The Great Concern

 

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Alexander, James – Consolation

CONSOLATION: Addresses to the Suffering of the People of God

(Discourses on Select Topics, Address to the Suffering People of God)by James W. Alexander (1852)

CONTENTS

1. Preface 2. The PROVIDENCE of God—a ground of consolation. 3. The PROVIDENCE of God—in its application to the whole path of life. 4. The OMNIPOTENCE of God—a ground of enlarged Christian expectation. 5. The GOODNESS of God—a refuge in time of trouble. 6. The soul sustained by hope rising to ASSURANCE. 7. Rest in God. 8. Christian joy expelling the distresses of the soul. 9. Consolation derived from the uses of chastisement. 10. Holy submission of Christ’s will—a source of consolation. 11. Consolation from God’s promise never to forsake His people. 12. The believer sustained by the strength of Christ. 13. The compassion of Christ to the weak, the sorrowing, and the sinful. 14. Consolation under the judgments of men. 15. Consolation derived from a review of Christian martyrdom. 16. The AGED believer consoled by God’s promise. 17. Consolation in regard to departed Christians. 18. All consolation traced up to its divine source.

 

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Ironside Expository Commentary

Expository Commentary on the Old and New Testament By Harry Allen Ironside

This is a combination of Ironside’s commentaries on individual books (some difference in his formatting between books) all combined into a single commentary on the Old and New Testaments with over 700+ entries of passages (mostly one chapter per entry).

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Arnot, William – Parables of our Lord(1874)

THE PARABLES OF OUR LORD. by William Arnot

T. NELSON AND SONS. LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND NEW YORK LONDON: T. NELSON AND SONS, PATERNOSTER ROW; EDINBURGH; AND NEW YORK. 1874.

www.archive.org (www.archive.org has a 1893 edition of this same book)

 

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION, 11

1. The Sower, 43 2. The Tares, 75 The Mustard Seed and Leaven 3. The Mustard Seed, 101 4. The Leaven, 111 5. The Hidden Treasure, 128 6. The Pearl, 144 7. The Draw-Net, 160 8. The Unmerciful Servant, 185 9. The Vineyard Labourers, 204 10. The Two Sons, 223 11. The Wicked Husbandmen, 237 12. The Royal Marriage Feast, 254 13. The Ten Virgins, 282 14. The Entrusted Talents, 299 15. The Seed Growing Secretly, 312 16. The Two Debtors, 326 17. The Good Samaritan, 341 18. The Friend at Midnight, 357 19. The Rich Fool, 369 20. The Barren Fig-Tree, 378 21. The Excuses, 387 22. The Lost Sheep, 402 23. The Lost Coin, 422 24. The Prodigal Son, 427 25. The Prudent Steward and Lazarus, 451 26. The Rich Man, 465 27. Unprofitable Servants, 483 28. The Importunate Widow, 497 29. The Pharisee and the Publican, 509 30. The Servants and the Pounds,

 

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Augustine – The City of God

City of God

By Saint Augustine
De Civitate Dei (full title: De Civitate Dei contra Paganos, translated in English as The City of God Against the Pagans) or The City of God is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD. It is one of Augustine’s major works, standing alongside The Confessions, The Enchiridion, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity. Augustine is considered the most influential Father of the Church in Western Christianity, and The City of God profoundly shaped Western civilization.De Civitate Dei or The City of God is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD. excerpt from Wikpedia

The work is divided into 22 books.

 

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Austin-Sparks, T. – Power with God

Power With God by T. Austin-Sparks

These writings are from the 1967 January-October “A Witness and a Testimony” magazines. 1932

In this 5 chapter work by Austin-Sparks (Deeper Life), he examines the lives of 5 men who had power with God: Noah, Daniel, Job, Moses, and Samuel

 

CONTENTS

Chapter 1 – Power With God Exemplified in Noah Chapter 2 – Power With God Exemplified in Daniel Chapter 3 – Power With God Exemplified in Job Chapter 4 – Power With God Exemplified in Moses Chapter 5 – Power With God Exemplified in Samuel

 

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Dagg, J.L. – Manual of Theology v. 1-2

Manual of Theology volumes 1 & 2 BY J. L. DAGG, D. D.

This is an extensive systematic theology by Baptist (reformed-Calvinist) Dagg.

Contents

Volume 1

Book 1 – The Obligation. Book 2 – Duty of Love to God Book 3 – Duty of Delighting in Will & Works of God Book 4 – Duty of Repentance Book 5 – Duty of Believing in Jesus Christ Book 6 – Duty of Living and Walking in the Holy Spirit Book 7 – Duty of Gratitude for Divine Grace Book 8 – Duty of Preparing for the Future World

Volume 2

Chapter 1  - Baptism: Perpetuity of Baptism Chapter 2 – Local Churches: Moral Characteristics Chapter 3 – Church Universal Chapter 4 – Infant Membership Chapter 5 – Communion Chapter 6 – Washing Feet Chapter 7 – Public Worship Chapter 8 – The Ministry.

 

 

 

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Boyce – Abstract of Systematic Theology

Abstract of Systematic Theology By James Petigru Boyce

Image of James P. Boyce

James Petigru Boyce

Author Biography: wikipedia.org:Boyce | tlogical.net:Boyce Read online: Founders.org

 

Abstract of Systematic Theology contains forty-two essays ranging in topic from the doctrines of God, the Trinity, and humanity, to creation, providence, and justification. Boyce also wrote extensively on the issues of election, atonement, and the immortality of the soul. Boyce’s theology was heavily influenced by Charles Hodge, and he used Hodge’s Systematic Theology text at the Southern Baptist Seminary.

The essays found in Abstract of Systematic Theology were originally intended to supplement the content of Boyce’s systematic theology classes at the seminary from 1859–1888. Boyce compiled and completed Abstract: “it is no mere logic chopping treatise but is vibrant with an experimental faith centered in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior… .” Published in 1887.

 

CONTENT

Chapter 1  The Science of Theology Chapter 2  The Being of God Chapter 3  Reason and Revelation Chapter 4  The Unity of God Chapter 5  Spirituality of God Chapter 6  Divine Attributes Chapter 7  The Immutability of God Chapter 8  The Power of God Chapter 9  The Knowledge of God Chapter 10 Holiness, Goodness, Love, and Truth Chapter 11 Justice of God Chapter 12 The Will of God Chapter 13 The Decrees of God Chapter 14 The Trinity Chapter 15 Personal Relations in the Trinity Chapter 16 Outward Relations of the Trinity Chapter 17 Creation Chapter 18 Creation of Angels Chapter 19 Fallen Angels Chapter 20 Creation of Man Chapter 21 Providence Chapter 22 The Fall of Man Chapter 23 The Effects of the Sin of Adam Chapter 24 The Headship of Adam Chapter 25 Christ in the Old Testament Chapter 26 The Person of Christ Chapter 27 The Offices of Christ Chapter 28 The Atonement of Christ Chapter 29 Election Chapter 30 Reprobation Chapter 31 Outward and Effectual Calling Chapter 32 Regeneration and Conversion Chapter 33 Repentance Chapter 34 Faith Chapter 35 Justification Chapter 36 Adoption Chapter 37 Sanctification Chapter 38 Final Perseverance of the Saints Chapter 39 Death and the Soul’s Immortality Chapter 40 Christ’s Second Coming and the Resurrection Chapter 41 The Final Judgement Chapter 42 The Final States of the Righteous and the Wicked

 

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Brooks, Thomas – The Transcendent Excellency of a Believer’s Portion above All Earthly Portions

An Ark for All God’s Noahs in a  Gloomy Stormy Day or,

The Best Wine Lord  Reserved Until Last or,

The Transcendent Excellency of a  Believer’s Portion above All Earthly Portions

by Thomas Brooks, 1662

“The Lord is my portion, says my soul; therefore I will hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:24

CHOICE QUOTES

Introduction

What a portion God is

Grounds of title unto God as a portion

Practical application

How shall we know whether God is our  portion?

Incitements to see that God is our  portion

Objections

Concluding principles

 

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Penn-Lewis, Jessie – Soul and Spirit

SOUL AND SPIRIT By Jessie Penn-Lewis

In this work by Jesse Penn-Lewis she discusses the constitution of man, examining the difference between soul and spirit, the “carnal” Christian, the division of soul and spirit, the “spiritual” Christian, a few other issues.

CONTENTS

1. Soul and Spirit 2. The “Carnal” Christian 3. The “Man of Soul” 4. How “Soul” and “Spirit” are divided 5. The “Spiritual” (Pneumatikos) Christian 6. Some Light upon the Perils of the Last Days 7. The World Issues of To-day 8. The Psychic Discoveries in the Last Days 9. “The Son can do nothing of Himself” 10. Calling the Psychical “Spiritual”. 11. The Distinction between Soul and Spirit

 

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Bunyan, John – A Caution to Stir up to Watch against Sin

A poem that Bunyan wrote to guard our hearts against sin.

excerpt:

Sin will at first, just like a beggar, crave One penny or one half-penny to have; And if you grant its first suit, ’twill aspire, From pence to pounds, and so will still mount higher To the whole soul: but if it makes its moan, Then say, here is not for you, get you gone. For if you give it entrance at the door, It will come in, and may go out no more.

 

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Penn-Lewis, Jessie – Awakening in Wales

THE AWAKENING IN WALES AND SOME

OF ITS HIDDEN SPRINGS

by Jessie Penn-Lewis

Jessie penn LewisThe name of Jessie Penn-Lewis often occurs in works related to the Welsh revival   of 1904, not surprisingly as she was a major chronicler of the movement. She   wrote an article each week in the “The Life of Faith,” tracing the course of the   spiritual movement first throughout Wales, and then through many lands and by   many individuals.

She contributed to a number of periodicals and produced her   own history of the revival called ‘The Awakening in Wales – and Some of its   Hidden Springs,’ which is being prepared for the library.

She is most well known   for her excessive caution against supposed demonic intrusions through the developing   Pentecostal work of her day, and her later involvement with Evan Roberts. Both   are mentioned in this chapter.

from http://www.revival-library.org/catalogues/1904ff/pennlewis.html

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Brooks, Thomas – Glorious Day of the Saints Appearance

Glorious Day of the Saints Appearance Delivered in a sermon by Thomas Brooks,

at the interment of that renowned Commander, Colonel Thomas Rainsborough, who was treacherously murdered on October 29, 1648.

“But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.” Isaiah 26:19

“So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.” 2 Peter 3:14

 

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Pink, Arthur – The Doctrine of Sanctification

The Doctrine of Sanctification

by Arthur Pink

 

1. Introduction

2. Its Meaning

3. Its Necessity

4. Its Necessity (completed)

5. Its Problems

6. Its Solution

7. Its Solution (completed)

8. Its Nature

9. Its Nature (continued)

10. Its Nature (completed)

11. Its Author

12. Its Procurer

13. Its Procurer (continued)

14. Its Procurer (completed)

15. It Securer

16. Its Securer (completed)

17. Its Rule

18. Its Rule (continued)

19. Its Rule (continued)

20. Its Rule (completed)

21. Its Instrument

22. Its Instrument (completed)

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Torrey, R.A. – Anecdotes and Illustrations

Anecdotes and Illustrations BY R. A. TORREY Author of “How to Bring Men to Christ” and “How to Pray,” etc. Copyright, 1907, by FLEMING H. REVELL COMPANY

The value of an apt illustration can hardly be over-estimated. It is oftentimes the entering wedge or the clinching conclusion for the more serious argument. At times it is both. Mr. D. L. Moody used to say that a sermon without illustrations was like a house without windows. To one of his ablest associates, one second to none as a Bible expositor, he would frequently say, “You don’t put enough windows in your sermons. No one can do it better, but you get so interested in your subject you go on and on with argument and proof texts until the audience is weary. You want to wake them up: let them see out and in through a window –use pointed illustrations.”

One does not need to say the preacher referred to was not Dr. Torrey, for his use of apt stories largely drawn from his own wide and varied experience, add largely to the effective ministry of his powerful addresses.

The collection of stories and illustrations here gathered has had Dr. Torrey’s careful revision, but for the form of publication and especially for the addition of illustrations and portraits, the publisher alone is responsible.

 

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Penn-Lewis, Jessie – The Centrality Of The Cross

THE CENTRALITY OF THE CROSS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BY JESSIE PENN-LEWIS

1. THE CENTRALITY OF THE CROSS

2. THE CHANGED CENTRE THROUGH THE CROSS

3. THE CHANGED OUTLOOK THROUGH THE CROSS

4. THE PATHWAY OF THE CROSS

5. THE LIFE-SIDE OF THE CROSS

6. THE CROSS AND LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

7. THE CROSS AND POWER FOR SERVICE .

8. THE CROSS AND THE TONGUE

9. THE CROSS AND REVIVAL

10. THE CROSS AS A PROCLAMATION

 

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Pink, Arthur – The Doctrine of Revelation

The Doctrine of Revelation

by Arthur Pink

Introduction

Part One-The Existence of God

1. As Manifest in Creation

2. As Revealed in Man

3. As Seen in Human History

4. As Unveiled in the Lord Jesus Christ

Part Two-The Holy Bible

5. God’s Written Communication

6. Addressed to Reason and Conscience

7. Fills Man’s Need for Divine Revelation

8. Declares It Comes from God Himself

9. Is Unique

10. Teaches the Way of Salvation

11. Its Fulfilled Prophecies

12. More Unique Characteristics – 1

13. More Unique Characteristics – 2

Part Three-God’s Subjective Revelation

14. In the Soul

15. Is Essential

16. The Holy Spirit Must Quicken

Part Four-Revelation in Glory

17. This Life and Life Hereafter

18. The Joy of Death and Heaven

19. The State of Saints in Glory

20. Conclusion

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Brooks, Thomas – Touchstone of Sincerity

The Touchstone of Sincerity

by Thomas Brooks

The first great work which men are to attend to in this world—is the eternal safety and security of their souls. Their next great work is to know, to be assured—that it shall go well with their souls forever.

In this single chapter work by Brooks, he discusses sincerity and hypocrisy within the Christian’s life.

 

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Brooks, Thomas – Legacies of Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks farewell address to his people is peculiarly adapted for usefulness. Brooks ends with giving his people some hints of advice, which he calls legacies, hoping they might be of use to them in the perusal when he had not the advantage of speaking to them in  public. from Gracegems.org

 

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Pink, Arthur – The Doctrine of Reconciliation

The Doctrine of Reconciliation

by Arthur Pink

Introduction

1. Its Distinctions

2. Its Need

3. Its Need-Continued

4. Its Need-Continued

5. Its Need-Concluded

6. Its Arrangement

7. Its Arrangement-Continued

8. Its Arrangement-Continued

9. Its Arrangement-Concluded

10. Its Effectuation

11. Its Effectuation-Continued

12. Its Effectuation-Continued

13. Its Effectuation-Concluded

14. Its Meaning

15. Its Meaning-Continued

16. Its Meaning-Continued

17. Its Meaning-Concluded

18. Its Scope

19. Its Scope-Continued

20. Its Scope-Continued

21. Its Scope-Concluded

22. Its Reception

23. Its Reception-Continued

24. Its Reception-Continued

25. Its Reception-Concluded

26. Its Need

27. Its Need Revisited-Continued

28. Its Need Revisited-Continued

29. Its Need Revisited-Continued

30. Its Need Revisited-Continued

31. Its Need Revisited-Concluded

Conclusion

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Penn-Lewis, Jessie – War On The Saints

War On The Saints Home Page    by Jessie Penn-Lewis, with Evan Roberts   Table of Contents

Chapter 1. A Biblical survey of Satanic deception. Chapter 2.  The Satanic confederacy of wicked spirits. Chapter 3.  Deception by evil spirits in modern times. Chapter 4.  Passivity the chief basis of possession. Chapter 5.  Deception and possession. Chapter 6.  Counterfeits of the Divine. Chapter 7.  Ground and symptoms of possession. Chapter 8.  The Path to Freedom. Chapter 9.  The Volition and Spirit of Man. Chapter 10.  Victory in Conflict. Chapter 11.  War upon the Powers of Darkness. Chapter 12.  Revival Dawn. Summary of “Ground” Seeking radical cause in ground” Brief Notes The true workings of God, and the Counterfeits of Satan APPENDIX

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Pink, Arthur – The Doctrine of Man’s Impotence

THE DOCTRINE OF MAN’ IMPOTENCE

by Arthur Pink

Content

1. Introduction

2. Reality

3. Nature

4. Root

5. Extent

6. Problem

7. Complement

8. Elucidation

9. Affirmation

10. Opposition

11. Exposition

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Brooks, Thomas – Choice Excerpts from Thomas Brook’s Works

Choice excerpts from Thomas Brooks

The Mute Christian Under the Smarting Rod

The Necessity, Excellency, Rarity, and Beauty of Holiness

Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices

A Word in Season to Suffering Saints

A Cabinet of Choice Jewels

The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

The Transcendent Excellency of a Believer’s Portion

The Privy Key of Heaven

Heaven on Earth

Apples of Gold

The Golden Key to Open Hidden Treasures

Paradise Opened

A String of Pearls

London’s Lamentations

Miscellaneous quotes

 

Remember that it is not hasty reading—but serious

meditation on holy and heavenly truths, which makes

them prove sweet and profitable to the soul.

It is not the mere touching of the flower by the

bee which gathers honey—but her abiding for a

time on the flower which draws out the sweet.

It is not he who reads most, but he who meditates

most—who will prove to be the choicest,

sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian

. from Gracegems.org

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Anderson, T.M. – Prayer Availeth Much

PRAYER AVAILETH MUCH

by

Tony Marshall Anderson

1. The Fellowship of Prayer

2. Our Requests Made Known unto God

3. God’s Peace Obtained in Answer to Prayer

4. The Praying that Glorifies God

5. Praying without Doubting

6. Praying with Desire

7. A Manifestation of God in Answer to Prayer

8. The Intercessory Prayers of Christians

9. The Three Essentials of Prayer

10. Asking and Receiving

11. Seeking and Finding

12. The Immortal Prayers of Saints

13. Christ Pleads His Will

The brief messages on prayer contained in this little book have been written for the purpose of stimulating a greater interest in the importance of praying without ceasing. I am convinced that the people of God have not explored the boundless possibilities of prayer. We evidently believe that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much, but we are often aware of the fact that very little has been accomplished by our own prayers. It has not been possible to present a complete study of the subject of prayer revealed in the Holy Scriptures. For one to undertake such a task would be like an attempt to measure eternity by a span. It is my sincere desire to encourage God’s people to pray without ceasing. When once they understand the fundamental principles of prayer, they will not find it difficult to accomplish some amazing results through effectual fervent intercession. — T.M. Anderson

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Pink, Arthur – The Doctrine of Justification

The Doctrine of Justification by Arthur Pink

1. Introduction 2. It Meaning 3. Its Problem 4. Its Basis 5. Its Nature 6. Its Source 7. Its Objects 8. Its Instruments 9. Its Evidence 10. Its Results

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Edersheim, Alfred – Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Sketches of Jewish Social Life by Alfred Edersheim, D. D., Ph. D.

In this work Edersheim investigates normal life for a Jewish in the time of Christ. As in all of his works, Edersheim presents us with many details and information, and in this work, on the Jewish Culture.

Contents

Chapter 1 Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago

Chapter 2 Jews and Gentiles in “The Land”

Chapter 3 In Galilee at the time of our Lord

Chapter 4 Travelling in Palestine–Roads, Inns, Hospitality, Custom-House Officers, Taxation, Publicans

Chapter 5 In Judaea

Chapter 6 Jewish Homes

Chapter 7 The Upbringing of Jewish Children

Chapter 8 Subjects of Study – Home Education in Israel; Female Education – Elementary Schools, Schoolmasters, and School Arrangements.

Chapter 9 Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel

Chapter 10 In Death and After Death

Chapter 11 Jewish Views on Trade, Tradesmen, and Trades’ Guilds

Chapter 12 Commerce

Chapter 13 Among the People, and with the Pharisees

Chapter 14 The “Fraternity” of Pharisees

Chapter 15 Relation of the Pharisees to the Sadducees and Essenes, and to the Gospel of Christ

Chapter 16 Synagogues: Their Origin, Structure and Outward Arrangements

Chapter 17 The Worship of the Synagogue

Chapter 18 Brief Outline of Ancient Jewish Theological Literature

 

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Wallace, Lew – Ben-Hur, A Tale of the Christ

CONTENTS
BOOK FIRST – I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV
BOOK SECOND – I II III IV V VI VII
BOOK THIRD – I II III IV V VI
BOOK FOURTH – I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII
BOOK FIFTH – I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI
BOOK SIXTH – I II III IV V VI
BOOK SEVENTH – I II III IV V
BOOK EIGHTH – I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X

 

 

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Harsha, David – Christ, and Him Crucified

CHRIST, AND HIM CRUCIFIED

by David Harsha, 1856

1. The Excellency of the Subject

2. The Person of Christ

3. The Glory of Christ

4. Christ Crucified

5. Christ Crucified (continued)

6. Redemption by Christ

7. The New Song in Glory

8. Christ Crucified, the Sum and Substance of the Gospel

9. Christ Crucified, the only Hope of the Sinner

10. The Cross of Christ, the Glory of the Christian

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Pink, Arthur – The Doctrine of Election

The Doctrine of Election from Arthur Pink

1. Introduction 2. Its Source 3. Its Grand Original 4. Its Verity 5. Its Justice 6. Its Nature 7. Its Design 8. Its Manifestation 9. Its Perception 10. Its Blessedness 11. Its Opposition 12. Its Publication

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Edersheim, Alfred – Temple: Its Ministry and Service

The Temple: Its Ministry and Service By Alfred Edersheim

Alfred Edersheim is a Jewish Christian writer that has some tremendous works that give us insight and understanding to the Old Testament because he writes from both perspectives. In this work he explores the Temple describing and explaining the arrangement of things in the Jewish Temple. This work is arranged in short paragraphs about each item of the Temple. Edersheim’s point of view and presentation is to relate the O.T. temple to the New Testament. This is an excellent reference work every serious Bible student should have.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Temple – Its Ministry and Service by Alfred Edersheim, D. D., Ph. D.

Contents

Chapter 1 A First View of Jerusalem, and of the Temple Chapter 2 Within the Holy Place Chapter 3 Temple Order, Revenues, and Music Chapter 4 The Officiating Priesthood Chapter 5 Sacrifices: Their Order and Their Meaning Chapter 6 The Burnt-Offering, the Sin- and Trespass-Offering, and the Peace-Offering Chapter 7 At Night in the Temple Chapter 8 The Morning and the Evening Sacrifice Chapter 9 Sabbath in the Temple Chapter 10 Festive Cycles and Arrangement of the Calendar Chapter 11 The Passover Chapter 12 The Paschal Feast and the Lord’s Supper Chapter 13 The Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Day of Pentecost Chapter 14 The Feast of Tabernacles Chapter 15 The New Moons Chapter 16 The Day of Atonement Chapter 17 Post-Mosaic Festivals Chapter 18 On Purifications Chapter 19 On Vows

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Harsha, David – Wanderings of a Pilgrim

WANDERINGS OF A PILGRIM

By David Harsha, 1856.

This World a Wilderness, and the Christian a Pilgrim

Commencement of the Christian’s Journey- Difficulties in the Way

Encouragements- Provision by the Way

The Christian Pilgrim in the Valley of Baca

The Christian on Pisgah’s Mount

The Posture of the Christian Pilgrim in Coming up from the Wilderness of this World

Passage over the Jordan of Death

 

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MacDuff, John – A New Testament Chapter in Providence and Grace

NOONTIDE AT SYCHAR

(The story of Jacob’s well)

A CHAPTER IN PROVIDENCE AND GRACE

by John MacDuff, 1877

THE NEEDS BE

THE WEARY PILGRIM

THE DRAWER OF WATER

THE CONFERENCE

THE CONFERENCE, (continued)

RIVAL RACES

THE GIFT OF GOD, AND THE LIVING WATER

THE WELL IS DEEP

THE CONTRAST

FIRST EVASION AND REPLY

SECOND EVASION AND REPLY

MOMENTS OF SILENCE

THE HOME MISSIONARY

THE HEAVENLY FOOD AND THE FIELD OF HARVEST

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Murray, Andrew – The Power of Preserving Prayer

Excerpt from this one chapter work:

Of all the mysteries of the prayer world the need of persevering prayer is one of the greatest. That the Lord, who is so loving and longing to bless, should have to be asked, time after time, sometimes year after year, before the answer comes, we cannot easily understand. It is also one of the greatest practical difficulties in the exercise of believing prayer.

 

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Edersheim, Alfred – The Bible History, Old Testament

The Bible History, Old Testament by Alfred Edersheim

This is a mamoth OT Survey book (7 Volumes, and some 133 chapters). This is an extensive Old Testament History Survey.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Volume I The World Before the Flood, and The History of the Patriarchs

PREFACE DATES OF EVENTS

INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1

Creation – Man in the garden of Eden – The Fall

CHAPTER 2

Cain and Abel – The Two Ways and the Two Races

CHAPTER 3

Seth and his Descendants – The Race of Cain

CHAPTER 4

Genealogy of the Believing Race, through Seth

CHAPTER 5

The Universal Corruption of Man – Preparation for the Flood

CHAPTER 6

The Flood – History of the Patriarchs

CHAPTER 7

After the Flood – Noah’s Sacrifice – Noah’s Sin – Noah’s Descendants

CHAPTER 8

Genealogy of Nations – Babel – Confusion of tongues

CHAPTER 9

The Nations and their Religion – Job

CHAPTER 10

The Chronology of the early History of the Bible – Commencement of the History of God’s Dealings with Abraham and his Seed

CHAPTER 11

The Calling of Abram – His Arrival in Canaan, and Temporary Removal to Egypt

CHAPTER 12

The Separation of Abram and Lot – Abram at Hebron – Sodom plundered -Lot rescued – The Meeting with Melchizedek

CHAPTER 13

The Twofold Promise of “a Seed” to Abraham – Ishmael – Jehovah visits Abraham – The Destruction of Sodom – Abraham’s Sojourn at Gerar – His Covenant with Abimelech

CHAPTER 14

Birth Of Isaac – Ishmael Sent Away – Trial Of Abraham’s Faith In The Command To Sacrifice Isaac – Death Of Sarah – Death Of Abraham

CHAPTER 15

The Marriage Of Isaac – Birth Of Esau And Jacob – Esau Sells His Birthright – Isaac At Gerar – Esau’s Marriage

CHAPTER 16

Isaac’s Blessing Obtained By Jacob Deceitfully – Esau’s Sorrow – Evil Consequences Of Their Error To All The Members Of The Patriarchal Family – Jacob Is Sent To Laban – Isaac Renews And Fully Gives Him The Blessing Of Abraham

CHAPTER 17

Jacob’s Vision At Bethel – His Arrival At The House Of Laban – Jacob’s Double Marriage And Servitude – His Flight From Haran – Pursuit Of Laban, And Reconciliation With Jacob

CHAPTER 18

Jacob At Mahanaim – The Night Of Wrestling – Reconciliation Between Jacob And Esau – Jacob Settles At Shechem – Jacob Proceeds To Bethel To Pay His Vow -Death Of Rachel – Jacob Settles At Hebron

CHAPTER 19

Joseph’s Early Life – He Is Sold By His Brethren Into Slavery – Joseph In The House Of Potiphar – Joseph In Prison

CHAPTER 20

Joseph In Prison – The Dream Of Pharaoh’s Two Officers – The Dream Of Pharaoh – Joseph’s Exaltation – His Government Of Egypt

CHAPTER 21

The Sons Of Jacob Arrive In Egypt To Buy Corn – Joseph Recognizes His Brothers – Imprisonment Of Simeon – The Sons Of Jacob Come A Second Time, Bringing Benjamin With Them – Joseph Tries His Brethren – He Makes Himself Known To Them -Jacob And His Family Prepare To Descend Into Egypt

CHAPTER 22

Departure Of Jacob And His Family Into Egypt – Jacob’s Interview With Pharaoh – His Last Illness And Command To Be Buried In Canaan – Adoption Of Ephraim And Manasseh Among The Sons Of Israel

CHAPTER 23

The Last Blessing Of Jacob – Death Of Jacob – Death Of Joseph

Volume II The Exodus and The Wanderings in the Wilderness

PREFACE

The Exodus

CHAPTER 1 Egypt and its History during the Stay of the Children of Israel, as Illustrated by the Bible and Ancient Monuments.

CHAPTER 2

The Children of Israel in Egypt – Their Residences, Occupations, Social Arrangements, Constitution, and Religion – A new King who knew not Joseph.

CHAPTER 3

The Birth and the Training of Moses, Both in Egypt and in Midian as Preparatory to his Calling.

CHAPTER 4

The Call of Moses – The Vision of the Burning Bush – The Commission to Pharaoh and to Israel – The three “Signs” and their Meaning.

CHAPTER 5

Moses Returns into Egypt – The Dismissal of Zipporah -Moses meets Aaron – Their Reception by the Children of Israel – Remarks on the Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart.

CHAPTER 6

Moses and Aaron deliver their Message to Pharaoh – Increased Oppression of Israel – Discouragement of Moses – Aaron shows a Sign – General View and Analysis of each of the Ten “Strokes” or Plagues.

CHAPTER 7

The Passover and its Ordinances – The Children of Israel leave EGYPT – Their First Resting-places – The Pillar of Cloud and of Fire – Pursuit of Pharaoh – Passage through the Red Sea -Destruction of Pharaoh and his Host – The Song “on the other side”.

The Wanderings in the Wilderness

CHAPTER 8

The Wilderness of Shur – The Sinaitic Peninsula – Its Scenery and Vegetation – Its Capabilities of Supporting a Population -The Wells of Moses – Three Days March to Marah – Elim -Road to the Wilderness of Sin – Israel’s Murmuring – The Miraculous Provision of the Quails – The Manna.

CHAPTER 9

Rephidim – The Defeat of Amalek and its meaning – The Visit of Jethro and its symbolical import.

CHAPTER 10

Israel at the foot of Mount Sinai – The Preparations for the Covenant – The “Ten Words?” and their meaning.

CHAPTER 11

Civil and Social Ordinances of Israel as the People of God – Their Religious Ordinances in their National Aspect – The “Covenant made by Sacrifice” and the Sacrificial Meal of Acceptance.

CHAPTER 12

The Pattern seen on the Mountain – The Tabernacle, the Priesthood, and the Services in their Arrangement and Typical Meaning – The Sin of the Golden Calf – The Divine Judgment – The Plea of Moses – God’s gracious Forgiveness – The Vision of the Glory of the Lord vouchsafed to Moses.

CHAPTER 13

Moses a Second Time on the Mount – On his Return his Face shineth – The Rearing of the Tabernacle – Its Consecration by the seen Presence of Jehovah.

CHAPTER 14

Analysis of the Book of Leviticus – The Sin of Nadab and Abihu – Judgment upon the Blasphemer.

CHAPTER 15

Analysis of the Book of Numbers – The Numbering of Israel – and that of the Levites – Arrangement of the Camp, and its Symbolical Import – The March.

CHAPTER 16

The Offerings of the – Princes – The setting apart of the Levites – Second Observance of the Passover.

CHAPTER 17

Departure from Sinai – March into the Wilderness of Paran – At Taberah and Kibroth-hattaavah.

CHAPTER 18

Murmuring of Miriam and Aaron – The Spies sent to Canaan -Their “Evil Report” – Rebellion of the People, and Judgment pronounced upon them – The defeat of Israel “unto Hormah”.

CHAPTER 19

The Thirty-eight Years in the Wilderness – The Sabbath-breaker – The Gainsaying of Korah and of his Associates – Murmuring of the People; The Plague, and how it was stayed – Aakon’s Rod budding, blossoming, and bearing Fruit.

CHAPTER 20

The Second Gathering of Israel in Kadesh – The Sin of Moses and Aaron – Embassy to Edom – Death of Aaron – Retreat of Israel from the borders of Edom – Attack by the Canaanitish King of Arad.

CHAPTER 21

Journey of the Children of Israel in “compassing” the land of Edom – The “Fiery Serpents” and the “Brazen Serpent” – Israel enters the land of the Amorites – Victories over Sihon and over Og, the kings of the Amorites and of Bashan – Israel camps in “the lowlands of Moab” close by the Jordan.

Volume III Israel in Canaan Under Joshua and the Judges

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1

Israel About To Take Possession Of The Land Of Promise -Decisive Contest Showing The Real Character Of Heathenism -Character And History Of Balaam.

CHAPTER 2

The “Prophecies” Of Balaam – The End Of Balaam – Parallel Between Balaam And Judas.

CHAPTER 3

The Second Census Of Israel – The “Daughters Of Zelophehad” -Appointment Of Moses’ Successor – Sacrificial Ordinances – The War Against Midian – Allocation Of Territory East Of The Jordan – Levitical And Cities Of Refuge.

CHAPTER 4

Death And Burial Of Moses.

CHAPTER 5

The Charge To Joshua – Despatch Of The Two Spies To Jericho -Rahab.

CHAPTER 6

The Miraculous Parting Of Jordan, And The Passage Of The Children Of Israel – Gilgal And Its Its Meaning – The First Passover On The Soil Of Palestine.

CHAPTER 7

The “Prince Of The Host Of Jehovah” Appears To Joshua – The Miraculous Fall Of Jericho Before The Ark Of Jehovah.

CHAPTER 8

Unsuccessful Attack Upon Ai – Achan’s Sin, And Judgment – Ai Attacked A Second Time And Taken.

CHAPTER 9

Solemn Dedication Of The Land And Of Israel On Mounts Ebal And Gerizim – The Deceit Of The Gibeonites.

CHAPTER 10

The Battle Of Gibeon – Conquest Of The South Of Canaan – The Battle Of Merom – Conquest Of The North Of Canaan – State Of The Land At The Close Of The Seven Years’ War.

CHAPTER 11

Distribution Of The Land – Unconquered Districts – Tribes East Of The Jordan – “The Lot” – Tribes West Of The Jordan – The Inheritance Of Caleb – Dissatisfaction Of The Sons Of Joseph -The Tabernacle At Shiloh – Final Division Of The Land.

CHAPTER 12

Return Of The Two And A Half Tribes To Their Homes – Building Of An Altar By Them – Embassy To Them – Joshua’s Farewell Addresses – Death Of Joshua – Review Of His Life And Work.

CHAPTER 13

Summary Of The Book Of Judges – Judah’s And Simeon’s Campaign -Spiritual And National Decay Of Israel – “From Gilgal To Bochim.”

CHAPTER 14

Othniel – Ehud – Shamgar.

CHAPTER 15

The Oppression Of Jabin And Sisera – Deborah And Barak – The Battle Of Taanach – The Song Of Deborah.

CHAPTER 16

Midianitish Oppression – The Calling Of Gideon – Judgment Begins At The House Of God – The Holy War – The Night-Battle Of Moreh.

CHAPTER 17

Farther Course Of Gideon – The Ephod At Ophrah – – Death Of Gideon – Conspiracy Of Abimelech – The Parable Of Jotham – Rule And End Of Abimelech.

CHAPTER 18

Successors Of Abimelech – Chronology Of The Period – Israel’s Renewed Apostacy And Their Humiliation Before Jehovah -Oppression By The Ammonites – – Jephthah – His History And Vow -The Successors Of Jephthah.

CHAPTER 19

Meaning Of The History Of Samson – His Annunciation And Early History – The Spirit Of Jehovah “Impels Him” – His Deeds Of Faith.

CHAPTER 20

The Sin And Fall Of Samson – Jehovah Departs From Him -Samson’s Repentance, Faith, And Death.

CHAPTER 21

Social And Religious Life In Bethlehem In The Days Of The Judges – The Story Of Ruth – King David’s Ancestors.

Volume IV The History of Israel Under Samuel, Saul, and David, to the Birth of Solomon

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1

Purport and Lessons of the Books of Samuel – Eli – Hannah’s Prayer and Vow – Birth of Samuel – Dedication of the Child -Hannah’s Song

CHAPTER 2

The Sin of Eli’s Sons – Eli’s Weakness – A Prophet’s Message -Samuel’s First Vision – His Call to the Prophetic Office

CHAPTER 3

Expedition Against the Philistines – The Two Battles of Ebenezer – Death of Eli’s Sons, and Taking of the Ark – Death of Eli – Judgment on the Philistine Cities – The Return of the Ark

CHAPTER 4

Samuel As Prophet – The Gathering at Mizpeh – Battle of Ebenezer; Its Consequences – Samuel’s Administration-The Demand for a King

CHAPTER 5

The Calling of Saul – Occasion of his Interview with Samuel -Samuel Communes with Saul – Saul is Anointed King – The Three “Signs” – Their Deeper Significance

CHAPTER 6

Saul Chosen King at Mizpeh – His Comparative Privacy -Incursion of Nahash – Relief of Jabesh-gilead – Popular Assembly at Gilgal – Address of Samuel

CHAPTER 7

Saul Marches against the Philistines – Position of the two Camps – Jonathan’s Feat of Arms – Saul Retreats to Gilgal -Terror among the People – Saul’s Disobedience to the Divine Command, and Rejection of his Kingdom

CHAPTER 8

Camps of Israel and of the Philistines – Jonathan and his Armor-bearer – Panic Among the Philistines, and Flight – Saul’s Rash Vow – The “Lot” cast at Ajalon – Cessation of the War

CHAPTER 9

The War Against Amalek – Saul’s Disobedience, and its Motives -Samuel Commissioned to announce Saul’s Rejection – Agag Hewn in Pieces

CHAPTER 10

Samuel Mourns for Saul – He is directed to the house of Jesse -Anointing of David – Preparation of David for the Royal Office -The “Evil Spirit from the Lord” upon Saul – David is sent to Court – War with the Philistines – Combat between David and Goliath – Friendship of David and Jonathan

CHAPTER 11

Saul’s Jealousy, and Attempts upon David’s Life – David marries Michal – Ripening of Saul’s Purpose of Murder – David’s Flight to Samuel – Saul among the Prophets – David Finally leaves the Court of Saul

CHAPTER 12

David at Nob – Observed by Doeg – Flight to Gath – David feigns Madness – The Cave of Adullam – Shelter in Moab – Return to the land of Israel – Jonathan’s Last Visit – Persecutions by Saul

CHAPTER 13

Saul in David’s Power at En-gedi – The Story of Nabal – Saul a second time in David’s power

CHAPTER 14

David’s Second Flight to Gath – Residence at Ziklag -Expedition of the Philistines Against Israel – Saul at Jezreel He resorts to the Witch at Endor – Apparition and Message of Samuel – David has to Leave the Army of the Philistines -Capture of Ziklag by the Amalekites – Pursuit and Victory of David

CHAPTER 15

The Battle on Mount Gilboa – Death of Saul – Rescue of the bodies by the men of Jabesh-gilead – David punishes the false Messenger of Saul’s Death – David king at Hebron -Ish-bosheth king at Mahanaim – Battle between the forces of Abner and Joab -Abner Deserts the cause of Ish-bosheth – Murder of Abner -Murder of Ish-bosheth

CHAPTER 16

David anointed King over all Israel – Taking of Fort Zion -Philistine Defeat – The Ark brought to Jerusalem – Liturgical Arrangements and Institutions

CHAPTER 17

David’s Purpose of Building the Temple, and its Postponement -The “Sure Mercies” of David in the Divine Promise – David’s Thanksgiving

CHAPTER 18

Wars of David Great Ammonite and Syrian Campaign against Israel – Auxiliaries in turn Defeated – The Capital of Moab is taken -Edom subdued – Record of David’s officers – His Kindness to Mephibosheth

CHAPTER 19

Siege of Rabbah – David’s great Sin – Death of Uriah – Taking of Rabbah – David’s seeming Prosperity – God’s Message through Nathan – David’s Repentance – The Child of Bathsheba dies -Birth of Solomon.

Volume V Birth Of Solomon To Reign Of Ahab

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1

Close Of David’s Reign Jewish View Of The History Of David – Amnon’s Crime – Absalom’s Vengeance – Flight Of Absalom – The Wise Woman Of Tekoah – Absalom Returns To Jerusalem – His Conspiracy – David’s Flight.

CHAPTER 2

Ahithophel’s twofold advice – Hushai prevents imminent danger – David is informed, and crosses the Jordan – the battle in the forest – death of Absalom – mourning of David – David’s measures – return to Gilgal – Barzillai and Joab as representative men of their period – federal republican rising under Sheba – murder of Amasa – death of Sheba.

CHAPTER 3

Appendix To The History Of David The Famine – The Pestilence – The Temple Arrangements – David’s Last Hymn And Prophetic Utterance.

CHAPTER 4

Reign Of Solomon Adonijah’s Attempt To Seize The Throne – Anointing Of Solomon – Great Assembly Of The Chiefs Of The People – Dying Charge Of David – Adonijah’s Second Attempt And Punishment – Execution Of Joab And Of Shimei.

CHAPTER 5

Solomon marries the daughter of Pharaoh – his sacrifice at Gibeon – his dream and prayer – Solomon’s wisdom – Solomon’s officers and court – prosperity of the country – understanding and knowledge of the king.

CHAPTER 6

The building of Solomon’s temple – preparations for it – plan and structure of the temple, internal fittings – history of the temple – Jewish traditions.

CHAPTER 7

Dedication of the temple – when it took place – connection with the feast of tabernacles – the consecration services – the king’s part in them – symbolical meaning of the great institutions in Israel – the prayer of consecration – analogy to the Lord’s prayer – the consecration – thanksgiving and offerings.

CHAPTER 8

The surroundings of the temple – description of Jerusalem at the time of solomon – the palace of solomon – Solomon’s fortified cities – external relations of the kingdom – internal state – trade – wealth – luxury – the visit of the queen of Sheba.

CHAPTER 9

Solomon’s court – his polygamy – spread of foreign ideas in the country – imitation of foreign manners – growing luxury – Solomon’s spiritual decline – judgment predicted – Solomon’s enemies: Hadad, Rezon, Jeroboam – causes of popular discontent – Ahijah’s prediction of the disruption – Jeroboam’s rebellion and flight into egypt – death of Solomon.

CHAPTER 10

Rehoboam First King Of Judah Family Of Solomon – Age Of Rehoboam – His Character – Religious History Of Israel And Judah – The Assembly At Shechem – Jeroboam’s Return From Egypt – Rehoboam’s Answer To The Deputies In Shechem – Revolt Of The Ten Tribes – The Reigns Of Rehoboam And Of Jeroboam – Invasion Of Judah By Shishak – Church And State In Israel – Rehoboam’s Attempt To Recover Rule Over The Ten Tribes – His Family History – Religious Decline In Israel, And Its Consequences.

CHAPTER 11

Jeroboam, First King Of Israel Political Measures Of Jeroboam – The Golden Calves – The New Priesthood And The New Festival – The Man Of Elohim From Judah – His Message And Sign – Jeroboam Struck By Jehovah And Miraculously Restored – Invitation To The Man Of Elohim – Heathen View Of Miracles – The Old Prophet – Return Of The Man Of Elohim To Bethel – Judgment On His Disobedience – Character Of The Old Prophet And Of The Man Of Elohim – Sickness Of The Pious Child Of Jeroboam – Mission Of His Mother To Ahijah – Predicted Judgment – Death Of The Child – Remaining Notices Of Jeroboam.

CHAPTER 12

Abijah And Asa, Kings Of Judah Accession Of Abijah – His Idolatry – War Between Judah And Israel – Abijah’s Address To Israel And Victory – Deaths Of Jeroboam And Of Abijah – Accession Of Asa – Religious Reformation In Judah – Invasion By Zerah The Ethiopian – Victory Of Zephathah – Azariah’s Message To The Army Of Asa – Great Sacrificial Feast At Jerusalem – Renewal Of The Covenant With Jehovah.

CHAPTER 13

Asa, King Of Judah – Hadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, Tibni, And Omri, Kings Of Israel Reign Of Nadab – His Murder By Baasha – War Between Judah And Israel – Baasha’s Alliance With Syria – Asa Gains Over Ben-Hadad – Prophetic Message To Asa – Resentment Of The King – Asa’s Religious Decline – Death Of Asa, Death Of Baasha, Reign Of Elah – His Murder By Zimri – Omri Dethrones Zimri – War Between Omri And Tibni – Rebuilding Of Samaria.

CHAPTER 14

Asa And Jehoshaphat, Kings Of Judah – Ahab, King Of Israel Accession Of Ahab – Further Religious Decline In Israel – Political Relations Between Israel And Judah – Accession Of Jehoshaphat – Ahab’s Marriage With Jezebel – The Worship Of Baal And Astarte Established In Israel – Character Of Ahab – Religious Reforms In Judah – Jehoshaphat Joins Affinity With Ahab – Marriage Of Jehoram With Athaliah, And Its Consequences.

CHAPTER 15

Ahab, King Of Israel Rebuilding Of Jericho – The Mission Of Elijah – His Character And Life – Elijah’s First Appearance – Parallelism With Noah, Moses, And John The Baptist – Elijah’s Message To King Ahab – Sojourn By The Brook Cherith – Elijah With The Widow Of Sarepta – The Barrel Of Meal Wastes Not, Nor Does The Cruse Of Oil Fail – Lessons Of His Sojourn – Sickness And Death Of The Widow’s Son – He Is Miraculously Restored To Life.

Volume VI The Reign of Ahab to the Decline of the Two Kingdoms

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1

Ahab, King Of Israel Three Years’ Famine In Israel — Elijah Meets Obadiah And Ahab — The Gathering On Mount Carmel — The Priests Of Baal – Description Of Their Rites — Elijah Prepares The Sacrifice — The Answer By Fire — Israel’s Decision — Slaughter Of The Priests Of Baal — The Cloud Not Bigger Than A Man’s Hand — Elijah Runs Before Ahab To Jezreel.

CHAPTER 2

Different Standpoint of the Old and the New Testament — analogy between Elijah and John the Baptist — Jezebel threatens Elijah’s Life — The Prophet’s Flight — His Miraculous Provision — Analogy between Moses and Elijah – Elijah at Mount Horeb — The Divine Message and Assurance to Elijah — Call of Elisha.

CHAPTER 3

General effect of Elijah’s Mission — The Two Expeditions of Syria and the Twofold Victory of Israel – Ahab releases Ben-hadad — The Prophet’s Denunciation.

CHAPTER 4

The Vineyard of Naboth — Murder of Naboth — The Divine Message by Elijah — Ahab’s Repentance.

CHAPTER 5

Ahab And Ahaziah, (Eighth And Ninth) Kings Of Israel. Jehoshaphat, (Fourth) King Of Judah. – The Visit Of Jehoshaphat To Ahab — The Projected Expedition Against Ramoth-Gilead — Flattering Predictions — Micaiah — The Battle Of Ramoth-Gilead — Death Of Ahab.

CHAPTER 6

Jehoshaphat, (Fourth) King Of Judah. – The Reproof And Prophecy Of Jehu — Resumption Of The Reformation In Judah — Institution Of Judges And Of A Supreme Court In Jerusalem — Incursion Of The Moabites And Their Confederates — National Fast And The Prayer Of The King — Prophecy Of Victory — The March To Tekoa — Destruction Of The Enemy — The Valley Of Berakhah — Return To Jerusalem.

CHAPTER 7

Jehoshaphat, (Fourth) King Of Judah, Ahaziah And (Jehoram) Joram, (Ninth And Tenth) King Of Israel – The Joint Maritime Expedition To Ophir — Ahaziah’s Reign And Illness — The Proposed Inquiry Of Baal-Zebub — The Divine Message By Elijah — Attempts To Capture The Prophet, And Their Result – Elijah Appears Before The King — Death Of Ahaziah — Accession Of Joram — The Ascent Of Elijah — Elisha Takes Up His Mantle

CHAPTER 8

Elisha The Prophet – Return To Jericho — Healing Of The Waters Of Jericho — Judgment On The Young Men At Bethel — Settlement In Samaria.

CHAPTER 9

Jehoshaphat, (Fourth) King Of Judah – Joram, (Tenth) King Of Israel – The Allied Expedition Against Moab — The Moabite Stone — Lessons Of Its Inscription — The March Through The Wilderness Of Edom – Want Of Water — Interview With Elisha — Divine Deliverance — Defeat Of Moab — The Siege Of Kir-Haraseth — Mesha Offers Up His Son — Withdrawal Of The Allies.

CHAPTER 10

The Ministry Of Elisha As The Personal Representative Of The Living God In Israel – The Prophet’s Widow And Her Miraculous Deliverance — The Shunammite And Elisha — The God-Given Child — His Death And Restoration To Life — Elisha At Gilgal — “Death In The Pot” — The Man From Baal-Shalisha — God’s Sufficient And Unfailing Provision For His Own.

CHAPTER 11

Illustration and Confirmation of Biblical History from the Assyrian Monuments — The Deliverance of Syria through Naaman — Naaman’s Leprosy and Journey to Samaria — Elisha’s Message to Joram and to Naaman — Naaman’s Healing and Twofold Request — Gehazi’s Deceit and Conviction.

CHAPTER 12

Two Wonderful Manifestations of God’s Presence with His Prophet: The Interposition on behalf of “the Sons of the Prophets” by the banks of Jordan, and that in the deliverance of Elisha at Dothan — Influence of Elisha’s Ministry — The Syrians led blinded into Samaria — The Conduct of the King and of the Prophet.

CHAPTER 13

Siege of Samaria by the Syrians — Terrible Straits and Tragedy in the City — The King sends to slay Elisha, but arrests his Messenger — Announced Deliverance, and Judgment on the Unbelieving “Lord” — The Discovery by the Four Lepers — Flight of the Syrians — Relief of Samaria — The Unbelieving trodden to Death in the Gate.

CHAPTER 14

Close Of Elisha’s Public Ministry: The Beginning Of Judgment – The Shunammite On Her Return From Philistia Restored To Her Property — Elisha’s Visit To Damascus — The Embassy Of Hazael — Prediction Of Future Judgment — The Murder Of Ben-Hadad And Accession Of Hazael.

CHAPTER 15

Jehoram And Ahaziah, (Fifth And Sixth) Kings Of Judah Joram, (Tenth) King Of Israel – Accession Of Jehoram — Murder Of The Royal Princes – Introduction Of The Service Of Baal In Judah — Revolt Of Edom — And Of Libnah — The Writing From Elijah – Incursion Of The Philistines And Arabs — Death Of Jehoram — State Of Public Feeling.

CHAPTER 16

Joram And Jehu, (Tenth And Eleventh) Kings Of Israel Ahaziah, (Sixth) King Of Judah – Accession Of Ahaziah — Character Of His Reign — Expedition Of Joram And Ahaziah Against Hazael, And Taking Of Ramoth-Gilead — Joram Returns Wounded To Jezreel — Visit Of Ahaziah — Jehu Anointed King — March On Jezreel — Joram Killed — Death Of Ahaziah — Jezebel Killed — Fulfillment Of The Divine Sentence By Elijah.

CHAPTER 17

Jehu, (Eleventh) King Of Israel Athaliah, (Seventh) Queen Of Judah – Murder Of The “Sons” Of Ahab And Joram — Destruction Of The Adherents Of Ahab In Jezreel — March On Samaria — Slaughter Of The “Brethren” Of Ahaziah — Jehonadab The Son Of Rechab — Meaning Of The Rechabite Movement — The Feast Of Baal At Samaria — Destruction Of The Worshippers — Character Of The Reign Of Jehu — Decline Of The Northern Kingdom — Commencing Decline Of The Southern Kingdom.

Appendix

Volume VII From The Decline Of The Two Kingdoms To The Assyrian And Babylonian Captivity

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1

Athaliah, (Seventh) Queen, and Jehoash, (Eighth) King of Judah.

CHAPTER 2

Jehoash, or Joash, (Eighth) King of Judah. Jehu, (Eleventh) King of Israel.

CHAPTER 3

Joash, (Eighth) King of Judah. Jehoahaz and Jehoash, (Twelfth and Thirteenth) Kings of Israel.

CHAPTER 4

Amaziah, (Ninth) King of Judah. Jehoash, (Thirteenth) King of Israel.

CHAPTER 5

Azariah or Uzziah, (Tenth) King of Judah. Jeroboam II., (Fourteenth) King of Israel.

CHAPTER 6

Azariah, or Uzziah, (Tenth) King of Judah.

CHAPTER 7

Uzziah (Tenth), Jotham (Eleventh), and Ahaz, (Twelfth) King of Judah. Zachariah (Fifteenth), Shallum (Sixteenth), Menahem (Seventeenth), Pekahiah (Eighteenth), Pekah, (Nineteenth) King of Israel.

CHAPTER 8

Ahaz, (Twelfth) King, of Judah. Pekah (Nineteenth), Hoshea, (Twentieth) King of Israel.

CHAPTER 9

Hoshea, (Twentieth) King of Israel.

CHAPTER 10

Hezekiah, (Thirteenth) King of Judah. (Twentieth) King of Israel.

CHAPTER 11

Hezekiah (Thirteenth) King of Judah.

CHAPTER 12

Hezekiah (Thirteenth) King of Judah.

CHAPTER 13

Hezekiah (Thirteenth) King of Judah.

CHAPTER 14

Manasseh (Fourteenth), Amon (Fifteenth) King of Judah.

CHAPTER 15

Josiah, (Sixteenth) King of Judah.

CHAPTER 16

Josiah (Sixteenth), Jehoahaz (Seventeenth), Jehoiakim (Eighteenth), King of Judah.

CHAPTER 17

Jehoiakim (Eighteenth), Jehoiachin (Nineteenth), Zedekiah, (Twentieth) King of Judah.

 

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MacDuff, John – An Old Testament Chapter in Providence and Grace

EVENTIDE AT BETHEL

 

; or,
The Night-dream of the Desert

(An Old Testament Chapter in Providence and Grace)

By John MacDuff, 1878

Dedicated to all on the journey of life–especially
to those just starting on their pilgrimage.

1. Preface

2. Outset from home

3. Home memories and their lessons

4. Home memories and their lessons (continued)

5. The certain place

6. Night shadows

7. The pillow of stones

8. The night-dream

9. The ministering angels

10. The God above the ladder

11. Jehovah’s name

12. The promise

13. The given presence

14. The waking, and waking exclamation

15. The morning consecration

16. The vow

17. The renewed journey

18. Bethel revisited

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Law, Henry – The Song of Solomon

The Song of Solomon

by Law, Henry

The aim of this volume is simple, yet sublime–lowly, yet rising above earth. Its desire is to promote and elevate and sanctify the communion of families with heaven; to give wings to piety, and warm     utterance to prayer. This exercise requires watchful care–the often recurrence militates against impression. An object always present to the     eyes scarcely arrests notice. The lull of one repeated note will wrap the senses in forgetfulness. Hence fruitless formality may creep in, and dull routine may slowly move where liveliness should burn. True worship is the heavenward elevation of the soul. To obtain this benefit is worth all  efforts.

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Spurgeon, C.H. – Till He Comes

Till He Comes

by Charles Spurgeon

CONTENTS

Mysterious Visits.

“Thou hast visited me in the night.”—Psa_17:3.

“Under His Shadow.”

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty “—Psa_91:1.

“The shadow of a great rock in a weary land.”—Isa_32:2.

“As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my Beloved among the sons. I sat down under His shadow with great delight, and His fruit was sweet to my taste:” Son_2:3.

“Because Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.”—Psa_63:7.

“And He hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand hath He hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in His quiver hath He hid me.”—Isa_49:2.

Under the Apple Tree.

“I sat down under His shadow with great delight, and His fruit was sweet to my taste.”—Son_2:3.

Over the Mountains.

“My Beloved is mine, and I am His: He feedeth among the lilies. Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my Beloved, and be Thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.”—Son_2:16-17.

Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh.

“Thou art all fair, My love; there is no spot in thee.”—Son_4:7.

The Well-beloved.

“Yea, He is altogether lovely.”—Son_5:16.

The Spiced Wine of my Pomegranate.

“I would cause Thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.”—Son_8:2.

“And of His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace,”—Joh_1:16.

The Well-beloved’s Vineyard.

“My Well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill.”—Isa_5:1.

Redeemed Souls Freed from Fear.

“Fear not: for I have redeemed thee.”—Isa_43:1.

Jesus, the Great Object of Astonishment.

“Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at Thee; His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men: so shall He sprinkle many nations, the kings shall shut their mouths at Him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.”—Isa_52:13-15.

Bands of Love; or, Union to Christ.

“I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them. “—Hos_11:4.

“I will Give you Rest.”

“I will give you rest.”—Mat_11:28.

The Memorable Hymn.

“And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.”—Mat_26:30.

Jesus Asleep on a Pillow.

“And He was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake Him, and say unto Him, Master, carest Thou not that we perish? And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.”—Mar_4:38-39.

Real Contact with Jesus.

“And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched Me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me.”—Luk_8:46.

Christ and His Table-companions.

“And when the hour was come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.”—Luk_22:14.

A Word from the Beloved’s Own Mouth.

“And ye are clean.”—Joh_13:10.

The Believer not an Orphan.

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”—Joh_14:18.

Communion with Christ and His People.

“The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.”—1Co_10:16-17.

The Sin-Bearer.

“Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”—1Pe_2:24-25.

Swooning and Reviving at Christ’s Feet.

“And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen: and have the keys of hell and of death.”—Rev_1:17-18.

C. H. Spurgeon’s Communion Hymn.

 

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Murray, Andrew – Why Do You Not Believe

This work discusses doubt vs faith in the Christian Life.

CONTENT

CHAPTER 1 – The Absolute Necessity of Faith

CHAPTER 2 — The Object of Faith

CHAPTER 3 — The Seed of Faith

CHAPTER 4 — The Language of Faith

CHAPTER 5 – The Beginning of Faith

CHAPTER 6 – The Spirit of Faith

CHAPTER 7 — The Repentance of Faith

CHAPTER 8 — The Humility of Faith

CHAPTER  9 –The Finding of Faith

CHAPTER 10 –The Simplicity of Faith

CHAPTER 11– The Sincerity of Faith

CHAPTER 12 – The Penitence of Faith

CHAPTER 13 — The Fear of Faith

CHAPTER 14 – The Certainty of Faith

CHAPTER 15 — The Glorifying of God by Faith

CHAPTER 16 — The Power of Faith

CHAPTER 17 – The Childship of Faith

CHAPTER 18 – The Surrender of Faith

CHAPTER 19 –The School of Faith

CHAPTER 20 — The Word of Faith

CHAPTER 21 — The Thanksgiving of Faith

CHAPTER 22 – The Offence of Faith

CHAPTER 23 — The Stability of Faith

CHAPTER 24 — The Justification of Faith

CHAPTER 25 — The Works of Faith

CHAPTER 26 — The Obedience of Faith

CHAPTER 27 — The Nutriment of Faith

CHAPTER 28 — The Tenderness of Faith

CHAPTER 29 — The Hand of Faith

CHAPTER 30 — The Hindering of Faith

CHAPTER 31 — The Gift of Faith

 

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Edersheim, Alfred – Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The

This is another mamoth work by Edersheim. This work on the times and life of Jesus Christ is in 6 books: Book 1 has 8 chapters, Book 2 has 12, Book 3 has 37, Book 23, Book 5 has 17, Book 6 has 19 Appendices.

Contents

Preface

Book 1. Introductory, The Preparation for the Gospel

Chapter 1. The Jewish World in the Days of Christ

Chapter 2. The Jewish Dispersion in the West

Chapter 3. The Old Faith Preparing for the New

Chapter 4. Philo of Alexandria, the Rabbis, and the Gospels

Chapter 5. Alexandria and Rome

Chapter 6. Political and Religious Life of the Jewish Dispersion in the West

Chapter 7. In Palestine – Jews and Gentiles in ‘the Land’

Chapter 8: Traditionalism, Its Origin, Character, and Literature

Book 2. From the Manger in Bethlehem to the Baptism in Jordan.

Chapter 1. In Jerusalem when Herod Reigned.

Chapter 2. The Personal History of Herod – The Two Worlds in Jerusalem.

Chapter 3. The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist.

Chapter 4. The Annunciation of Jesus the Messiah, and the Birth of His Forerunner.

Chapter 5. What Messiah Did the Jews Expect?

Chapter 6. The Nativity of Jesus the Messiah.

Chapter 7. The Purification of the Virgin and the Presentation in the Temple.

Chapter 8. The Visit and Homage of the Magi, and the Flight into Egypt.

Chapter 9. The Child-Life in Nazareth.

Chapter 10. In the House of His Heavenly, and in the Home of His Earthly Father

Chapter 11. In the Fifteenth Year of Tiberius Caesar – A Voice in the Wilderness.

Chapter 12. The Baptism of Jesus: Its Higher Meaning.

Book 3. The Ascent: From the River Jordan to the Mount of Transfiguration.

Chapter 1. The Temptation of Jesus.

Chapter 2. The Deputation from Jerusalem

Chapter 3. The Twofold Testimony of John – The First Sabbath of Jesus’s Ministry – The First Sunday – The First Disciples.

Chapter 4. The Marriage Feast in Cana of Galilee – The Miracle That Is ‘a Sign.’

Chapter 5. The Cleansing of the Temple – ‘The Sign,’ Which Is Not a Sign.

Chapter 6. The Teacher Come from God and the Teacher from Jerusalem – Jesus and Nicodemus.

Chapter 7. In Judaea and Through Samaria – A Sketch of Samaritan History and Theology – Jews and Samaritans.

Chapter 8. Jesus at the Well of Sychar.

Chapter 9. The Second Visit to Cana – Cure of the ‘Nobleman’s’ Son at Capernaum.

Chapter 10. The Synagogue at Nazareth – Synagogue-Worship and Arrangements.

Chapter 11. The First Galilean Ministry.

Chapter 12. At the ‘Unknown’ Feast in Jerusalem, and by the Pool of Bethesda.

Chapter 13. By the Sea of Galilee – The Final Call of the First Disciples, and the Miraculous Draught of Fishes.

Chapter 14. A Sabbath in Capernaum.

Chapter 15. Second Journey Through Galilee – The Healing of the Leper.

Chapter 16. The Return to Capernaum – Concerning the Forgiveness of Sins – The Healing of the Paralysed.

Chapter 17. The Call of Matthew – The Saviour’s Welcome to Sinners – The Call of the Twelve Apostles.

Chapter 18. The Sermon on the Mount – The Kingdom of Christ and Rabbinic Teaching.

Chapter 19. The Return to Capernaum – Healing of the Centurion’s Servant.

Chapter 20. The Raising of the Young Man of Nain – The Meeting of Life and Death.

Chapter 21. The Woman Which Was a Sinner.

Chapter 22. The Ministry of Love, the Blasphemy of Hatred, and the Mistakes of Earthly Affection

Chapter 23. New Teaching ‘in Parables’

Chapter 24. Christ Stills the Storm on the Lake of Galilee.

Chapter 25. At Gerasa – The Healing of the Demonised.

Chapter 26. The Healing of the Woman – Christ’s Personal Appearance – The Raising of Jairus’ Daughter.

Chapter 27. Second Visit to Nazareth – The Mission of the Twelve.

Chapter 28. The Story of John the Baptist, from His Last Testimony to Jesus to His Beheading in Prison.

Chapter 29. The Miraculous Feeding of the Five Thousand

Chapter 30. The Night of Miracles on the Lake of Gennesaret.

Chapter 31. The Cavils of the Pharisees

Chapter 32. The Great Crisis in Popular Feeling

Chapter 33. Jesus and the Syro-Phoenician Woman

Chapter 34. A Group of Miracles Among a Semi-Heathen Population

Chapter 35. The Two Sabbath-Controversies

Chapter 36. The Feeding of the Four Thousand

Chapter 37. The Great Confession – The Great Commission

Book 4. The Descent: From the Mount of Transfiguration into the Valley of Humiliation and Death

Chapter 1. The Transfiguration.

Chapter 2. On the Morrow of the Transfiguration.

Chapter 3. The Last Events in Galilee

Chapter 4. The Journey to Jerusalem

Chapter 5. Further Incidents of the Journey to Jerusalem

Chapter 6. At the Feast of Tabernacles – First Discourse in the Temple.

Chapter 7. In the Last, the Great Day of the Feast.

Chapter 8. Teaching in the Temple on the Octave of the Feast of Tabernacles.

Chapter 9. The Healing of the Man Born Blind.

Chapter 10. The ‘Good Shepherd’ and His ‘One Flock’ – Last Discourse at the Feast of Tabernacles.

Chapter 11. The First Peraean Discourses

Chapter 12. The Morning-Meal in the Pharisee’s House

Chapter 13. To the Disciples – Two Events and Their Moral.

Chapter 14. At the Feast of the Dedication of the Temple.

Chapter 15. The Second Series of Parables

Chapter 16. The Three Parables of Warning

Chapter 17. The Three Parables of the Gospel

Chapter 18. The Unjust Steward – Dives and Lazarus

Chapter 19. The Three Last Parables of the Peraean Series

Chapter 20. Christ’s Discourses in Peraea – Close of the Peraean Ministry.

Chapter 21. The Death and the Raising of Lazarus

Chapter 22. On the Journey to Jerusalem – Departure from Ephraim by Way of Samaria and Galilee

Chapter 23. The Last Incidents in Peraea – The Young Ruler Who Went Away Sorrowful

Chapter 24. In Jericho and at Bethany

Book 5. The Cross and the Crown.

Chapter 1. The First Day in Passion-Week – Palm Sunday

Chapter 2. The Second Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 3. The Third Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 4. The Third Day in Passion-Week – The Last Controversies and Discourses

Chapter 5. The Third Day in Passion-Week – The Last Series of Parables

Chapter 6. The Evening of the Third Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 7. Evening of the Third Day in Passion-Week – On the Mount of Olives – Last Parables

Chapter 8. The Fourth Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 9. The Fifth Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 10. The Paschal Supper – The Institution of the Lord’s Supper.

Chapter 11. The Last Discourses of Christ – The Prayer of Consecration.

Chapter 12. Gethsemane.

Chapter 13. Thursday Night – Before Annas and Caiaphas – Peter and Jesus.

Chapter 14. The Morning of Good Friday.

Chapter 15. ‘Crucified Dead and Buried.’

Chapter 16. On the Resurrection of Christ from the Dead.

Chapter 17. ‘On the Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead; He Ascended into Heaven.’

Book 6. Appendices

Appendix 1. Pseudepigraphic Writings

Appendix 2. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology

Appendix 3. Rabbinic Views as to the Lawfulness of Images, Pictorial Representations on Coins, etc.

Appendix 4. An Abstract of Jewish History from the Reign of Alexander the Great to the Accession of Herod

Appendix 5. Rabbinic Theology and Literature

Appendix 6. List of the Maccabees, of the Family of Herod, of the High Priests

Appendix 7. On the Date of the Nativity of Our Lord

Appendix 8. Rabbinic Traditions About Elijah, the Forerunner of the Messiah

Appendix 9. List of Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied in Ancient Rabbinic Writings

Appendix 10. On the Supposed Temple-Synagogue

Appendix 11. On the Prophecy, Isa 40:3

Appendix 12. On the Baptism of Proselytes

Appendix 13. Jewish Angelology and Demonology. The Fall of the Angels

Appendix 14. The Law in Messianic Times

Appendix 15. The Location of Sychar, and the Date of Our Lord’s Visit to Samaria

Appendix 16. On the Jewish Views About ‘Demons’ and ‘the Demonised’

Appendix 17. The Ordinances and Law of the Sabbath

Appendix 18. Haggadah About Simeon Kepha (Legend of Simon Peter.)

Appendix 19. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament

 

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Harsha, David – Thoughts on the Love of Christ

THOUGHTS ON THE LOVE OF CHRIST

by David Harsha, 1856

1. Preface and Introductory Essay

2. The Love of Christ in Coming into the World to Save Sinners

3. The Love of Christ, as Manifested in His Sufferings and Death

4. The Love of Christ Contemplated

5. The Love of Christ in the Bestowment of Grace

6. The Love of Christ in Afflictions

7. The Love of Christ, as Manifested to His People in the Hour of Death

8. The Love of Christ in the Hour of Death (continued); the Cloud of Witnesses

9. The Happy Home in View

10. The Happy Home Contemplated–Being with Christ in Glory

11. The Happy Home Contemplated–the Blessedness of the Saints

 

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Miller, J.R. – Living Without Worry

Living Without Worry

J. R. Miller

Contents

Section 1

Starting Right

Thinking and Turning

Sins of Omission

The Lesson of Gladness

Can We Learn to Be Contented?

Building Our Life on God’s Plan

Enlarge the Place of Your Tent

Help for the Common Days

The Beautifying of Imperfect Living

Are the Beautiful Things True?

Section 2

The New Kind of Love

“As I Have Loved You”

Divine Use of Human Cooperation

Converted Tongues

Speak it Out

The Summer Vacation

Launch Out Into the Deep

The Basis of Helpfulness

Helping by Not Hindering

Bearing One Another’s Burden

Section 3

The Ministry of Suffering

“Your Will be Done”

The Cost of Carelessness

Jesus Consecrating all Life

How to Get Help From Church Services

The Value of Devotional Reading

The Value of Communion with God

The Birthday of the New World

Christmas After Christmas Day

The Problem of Christian Old Age

 

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Miller, J.R. – A Life of Character

A Life of Character

J. R. Miller, 1894

The Building of Character    Unfinished Life-building

The Making of Character

The Influence of Companionship

Getting Help From Criticism

Our Undiscovered Faults

What is Consecration?   Making Life a Song

The Beauty of the Lord

Getting Christ’s Touch

The Blessing of Weakness

The Strength of Quietness

The Blessing of Patience

As it is in Heaven

The Shadows We Cast

On the Bearing of Our Burden

Judging Others

Other People

Loving Your Neighbor

The Cost of Being a Friend

The Sin of Being a Discourager

Summer Gathering for Winter’s Needs

Christs Reserve in Teaching

In Time of Loneliness

In the Everlasting Arms

I Am the Only One Left!

At the Proper Time We Will Reap

 

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Harsha, David – The Star of Bethlehem, a Guide to the Savior

 

THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM, A GUIDE TO THE SAVIOR

by David Harsha; Argyle, New York; Sept. 15, 1863.

THE SAVIOR THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR, THE

SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND LIGHT OF THE WORLD

THE SAVIOR IN HIS DIVINE NATURE

THE SAVIOR IN HIS INCARNATION

THE SAVIOR IN HIS PERSONAL MINISTRY ON EARTH

THE SAVIOR IN GETHSEMANE

THE SAVIOR IN HIS CRUCIFIXION

THE SAVIOR IN HIS DEATH

THE SAVIOR IN HIS RESURRECTION

THE SAVIOR IN HIS ASCENSION

THE SAVIOR IN HIS INTERCESSION

THE SAVIOR IN HIS SECOND COMING

THE SAVIOR’S INVITATION

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Abbott, Jacob – Gentle Child Training

Gentle Child Training

Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young
By Jacob Abbott, 1871

 

 Contents:

Section 1

1. Three Modes of Management

2. What Are Gentle Measures

3. There must Be Authority

4. Gentle Punishment of Disobedience

5. The Philosophy of Punishment

Section 2

6. Rewarding Obedience

7. The Art of Training

8. Methods Exemplified

9. Della and the Dolls

10. Sympathy—the Child with the Parent

11. Sympathy—the Parent with the Child

Section 3

12. Commendation and Encouragement

13. Page Faults of Immaturity

14. The Activity of Children

15. The Imagination in Children

16. Truth and Falsehood

17. Judgment and Reasoning

18. Wishes and Requests

Section 4

19. Children’s Questions

20. The Use of Money

21. Corporal Punishment

22. Gratitude in Children

23. Religious Training

24. Conclusion

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Henry, Matthew – A Discourse on Meekness and Quietness of Spirit

A Discourse on Meekness
and Quietness of Spirit
by Matthew Henry

“A meek and quiet spirit, which is in the
sight of God of great price.” 1 Peter 3:4

Content:

The Nature of Meekness and Quietness of Spirit

The Excellency of Meekness

Lack of Meekness Lamented

Encouragements to Meekness—Scripture Precepts

Scripture Patterns

When Meekness is Specially Required

Arguments for Meekness

Some Rules of Direction

 

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Baxter, Richard – Mere Christian

Mere Christian
by Richard Baxter

Preface
Introduction

01 “Good Mr. Baxter”
02 Disciple
03 Student
04 Teacher
05 Preacher
06 Shepherd
07 Peacemaker
08 Reformed Pastor
09 Reformer
10 Husband
11 Evangelist
12 Cross Bearer
13 Citizen of Heaven

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Tiptaft, William – Treasures from Tiptaft

Treasures from Tiptaft

A collection of quotes from his works

Excerpt:

I am a very dull scholar in Christ’s school

What trials, afflictions, and sorrows are
required to separate us from the world!

How hard, carnal, and selfish does a man
become, who has nothing to soften him!

We need daily crosses and daily trials to
keep us in any way alive to eternal things,
and to maintain a spirit of prayer and
watchfulness.

 

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Law, William-A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

A SERIOUS CALL TO A DEVOUT AND HOLY LIFE

ADAPTED TO THE STATE AND CONDITION OF ALL ORDERS OF CHRISTIANS

BY WILLIAM LAW, A.M. (1906 VERSION)

“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. St. Luke 8:8. “And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me.” Revelation 12:12.

A SERIOUS CALL TO A DEVOUT AND HOLY LIFE

LIST OF OTHER WORKS

CONTENTS

1 Concerning the nature and extent of Christian devotion.

2 An inquiry into the reason, WHY the generality of Christians fall so far short of the holiness and devotion of Christianity.

3 Of the great danger and folly, of not intending to be as eminent and exemplary as we can, in the practice of all Christian virtues.

4 We can please God in no state or employment of life, but by intending and devoting it all to His honor and glory.

5 People that are free from the necessity of labor and employments, are to consider themselves as devoted to God in a higher degree.

6 Containing the great obligations, and the great advantages of making a wise and religious use of our estates and fortunes.

7 How the imprudent use of an estate corrupts all the tempers of the mind, and fills the heart with empty and ridiculous passions, through the whole course of life; represented in the character of FLAVIA.

8 How the wise and pious use of an estate naturally carries us to great perfection in all the virtues of the Christian life; represented in the character of MIRANDA.

9 Containing some reflections upon the life of Miranda, and showing how it may, and ought to be imitated by all of her sex.

10 Showing how all orders and ranks of men and women, of all ages, are obliged to devote themselves unto God.

11 Showing how great devotion fills our lives with the greatest peace and happiness that can be enjoyed in this world.

12 The happiness of a life wholly devoted to God farther proved, from the vanity, the sensuality, and the ridiculous poor enjoyments, which they are forced to take up with who live according to their own pleasures. This represented in various characters.

13 That not only a life of vanity, or sensuality, but even the most regular kind of life, that is not governed by great devotion, sufficiently shows its miseries and emptiness, to the eyes of all the world. This represented in various characters.

14 Concerning that part of devotion which relates to times and hours of prayer. Of daily early prayer in the morning. How we are to improve our forms of prayer, and how to increase the spirit of devotion.

15 Of chanting, or singing of psalms in our private devotions. Of the excellency and benefit of this kind of devotion. Of the great effects it has upon our hearts. Of the means of performing it in the best manner.

16 Recommending devotions at nine o’clock in the morning, called in Scripture the third hour of the day. The subject of these prayers is HUMILITY.

17 SHOWING HOW DIFFICULT THE PRACTICE OF HUMILITY IS MADE, BY THE GENERAL SPIRIT AND TEMPER OF THE WORLD. HOW CHRISTIANITY REQUIRES US TO LIVE CONTRARY TO THE WORLD.

18 Showing how the education which men generally receive in their youth makes the doctrines of humility difficult to be practiced. The spirit of a better education represented in the character of Paternus.

19 Showing how the method of educating daughters makes it difficult for them to enter into the spirit of Christian humility. How miserably they are injured and abused by such an education. The spirit of a better education, represented in the character of Eusebia.

20 Recommending devotion at twelve o’clock, called in Scripture the sixth hour of the day. This frequency of devotion equally desirable by all orders of people. UNIVERSAL LOVE is here recommended to be the subject of prayer at this hour. Of intercession, as an act of universal love.

21 Of the necessity and benefit of INTERCESSION, considered as an exercise of universal love. How all orders of men are to pray and intercede with God for one another. How naturally such intercession amends and reforms the hearts of those that use it.

22 Recommending devotion at three o’clock, called in Scripture the ninth hour of the day. The subject of prayer at this hour is RESIGNATION TO THE DIVINE PLEASURE. The nature and duty of conformity to the will of God, in all our actions and designs.

23 Of evening prayer. Of the nature and necessity of examination. How we are to be particular in the CONFESSION of all our sins. How we are to fill our minds with a just horror and dread of all sin.

24 The Conclusion. Of the excellency and greatness of a devout spirit.

APPENDICES

OF THE PRESENT EDITION

OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM LAW

OF THE OPINIONS OF WILLIAM LAW

OF THE SERIOUS CALL

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Bonar, Horatius – Morning of Joy, a Sequel to the Night of Weeping, the

Morning of Joy: A Sequel to the Night of Weeping

by Horatius Bonar

Preface

CHAPTER  1 The Anticipations

CHAPTER  2 The Night-Watch

CHAPTER  3 The Earnests of the Morning

CHAPTER  4 The Use Of These Earnests

CHAPTER  5 The Morning-Star

CHAPTER  6 The Morning

CHAPTER  7 The Victory Over Death

CHAPTER  8 The Reunion

CHAPTER  9 The Presence Of The Lord

CHAPTER 10 The Kingdom

CHAPTER 11 The Grace

CHAPTER 12 The Glory

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Bayly, Lewis – The Practice of Piety

The Practice of Piety

by Lewis Bayly, 1611

A Puritan devotional manual,
directing a Christian how to live,
that he may please God

Contents:

Meditations on the miserable state of
those not reconciled to God in Christ

Meditations on the blessed state of
those reconciled to God in Christ

Meditations for the Sick

Consolations against impatience in sickness

Meditations for one who is likely to die

Consolations against the fear of death

Directions for comfortable walking with God

Seven hindrances to the practice of piety

How to begin the morning with pious meditations and prayer

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Harsha, David – Immanuel’s Land

IMMANUEL’S LAND by David Harsha, 1856.

PREFACE. (Excerpt)
The design of this essay is to afford a glimpse of Immanuel’s land; to exhibit some of the powerful attractions of that world of glory. To those who are asking the way to Zion, with their faces toward there, the author knows that his present theme will be at all times refreshing. Future felicity in Heaven is the most cheering subject that can be presented for the contemplation of the Christian in this valley of tears. What can be more delightful than for the weary pilgrim who is fast hastening to mansions in the skies, to meditate on the glories of his future home?

Contents
1. THE PLACE
2. THE BLESSEDNESS
3. THE JOY
4. THE GLORY
5. THE REST
6. THE EMPLOYMENT
7. THE SOCIETY
8. THE PERPETUITY OF BLISS
9. HEAVENLY MEDITATION

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Bonar, Horatius – Night of Weeping or words for the Suffering Family of God

Night of Weeping: or words for the suffering family of God

By

Horatius Bonar, D.D.

Messrs. James Nisbet & Co., London.

Contents

Preface

CHAPTER  1 The Family

CHAPTER  2 The Family Life

CHAPTER  3 The Family Badge

CHAPTER  4 The Family Discipline

CHAPTER  5 The Family Rods

CHAPTER  6 The Types

CHAPTER  7 The Proving

CHAPTER  8 The Rebuking

CHAPTER  9 The Purifying

CHAPTER 10 The Arousing

CHAPTER 11 The Solemnizing

CHAPTER 12 The Warning

CHAPTER 13 The Recollections

CHAPTER 14 The Consolation

Footnotes

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Bonar, Horatius – God’s Way of Holiness

God’s Way of Holiness

by Horatius Bonar

Preface

Chapter 1. The New Life

Chapter 2. Christ For Us, The Spirit In Us

Chapter 3. The Root And Soil Of Holiness

Chapter 4. Strength Against Sin

Chapter 5. The Cross And Its Power

Chapter 6. The Saint And The Law

Chapter 7. The Saint And The Seventh Chapter Of Romans

Chapter 8. The True Creed And The True Life

Chapter 9. Counsels And Warnings

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Murray, Andrew – Absolute Surrender

Absolute Surrender and other Addresses

by Murray, Andrew

CONTENTS

Absolute Surrender

“The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Love ”

Separated Unto The Holy Spirit

Peter’s Repentance

“Impossible With Man, Possible With God ”

“O Wretched Man That I Am! ”

“Having Begun In The Spirit ”

Kept By The Power Of God

“Ye Are The Branches ”

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Smith, James – Pastor’s Evening Visit, the

Pastor’s Evening Visit, the

by James Smith

 

Words of wisdom and comfort that James Smith would have given whe visiting his congregation.

Excerpt

Shall we soon wither and die? Then let us not be overly concerned by anything that occurs here below. Let us set our affections on things above, and lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven. Let us live by faith on Jesus, walk with God, and aim principally to please Him in all that we do. Let us also watch against a worldly spirit, and pass the time of our sojourning here on earth, in fear.

 

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Bunyan, John – Scriptural Poems

SCRIPTURAL POEMS; BEING SEVERAL PORTIONS OF SCRIPTURE DIGESTED INTO ENGLISH VERSE

BY JOHN BUNYAN

I. The Book of Ruth
II. The History of Samson
III. Christ’s Sermon on the Mount
IV. The Prophecy of Jonah
V. The Life of Joseph
VI. The Epistle of James

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Mason, William – Believers Pocket Companion

Believers Pocket Companion

by William Mason

The One Thing Needful to Make Poor Sinners
Rich—and Miserable Sinners Happy

Excerpt:

What do you think of Christ?

This is the most important question in the world. Happy for that sinner who can answer it from his heart and say, “Christ is precious to me!” For certainly, he is a pardoned, justified, sanctified, saved soul. But he is justified IN the Lord by his everlasting righteousness. He is saved IN the Lord with an everlasting salvation.

For such this little work is intended. To such it is humbly addressed. The design of it being to stir up and quicken such in the way of believing in Christ, looking to Christ, coming unto him, and abiding in him; or, in the apostle’s words, “to be putting on the Lord Jesus Christ”—so that they may enjoy more sweet fellowship with him, find more of the inestimable preciousness of him, and experience more of his wonderful love, which passes knowledge. By thus cleaving, in heart and affection, to our heavenly Bridegroom, we shall be more spiritual in our frame of mind, more humble in our hearts, more circumspect in our walk, more heavenly in our conversation, and more holy in our lives. Hence we shall become more dead to the world and its vanities, to sin and its miseries, and to self-righteousness and its deceits.

 

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Bounds, E.M. – Reality of Prayer

Reality of Prayer

by

E.M. Bounds

Table of Contents

FOREWARD

I. PRAYER—A PRIVILEGE, PRINCELY, SACRED

II. PRAYER—FILLS MAN’S POVERTY WITH GOD’S RICHES

III. PRAYER— THE ALL-IMPORTANT ESSENCE OF EARTHLY WORSHIP

IV. GOD HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH PRAYER

V. JESUS CHRIST, THE DIVINE TEACHER OF PRAYER

VI. JESUS CHRIST, THE DIVINE TEACHER OF PRAYER (Continued)

VII. JESUS CHRIST AN EXAMPLE OF PRAYER

VIII. PRAYER INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF OUR LORD

IX. PRAYER INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF OUR LORD (Continued)

X. OUR LORD’S MODEL PRAYER

XI. OUR LORD’S SACERDOTAL PRAYER

XII. THE GETHSEMANE PRAYER

XIII. THE HOLY SPIRIT AND PRAYER

XIV. THE HOLY SPIRIT OUR HELPER IN PRAYER

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Bounds, E.M. – Weapon of Prayer

Weapon of Prayer

by E.M. Bounds

Table of Contents

I. PRAYER ESSENTIAL TO GOD

II. PUTTING GOD TO WORK

III. THE NECESSITY FOR PRAYING MEN

IV. GOD’S NEED OF MEN WHO PRAY

V. PRAYERLESS CHRISTIANS

VI. PRAYING MEN AT A PREMIUM

VII. THE MINISTRY AND PRAYER

VIII. PRAYERLESSNESS IN THE PULPIT

IX. PRAYER-EQUIPMENT FOR PREACHERS

X. THE PREACHER’S CRY—PRAY FOR US!

XI. MODERN EXAMPLES OF PRAYER

XII. MODERN EXAMPLES OF PRAYER (Continued)

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Murray, Andrew – The Power of the Blood

The Power of the Blood

by Andrew Murray

Chapter 1 What the Scriptures Teach About the Blood

Chapter 2 Redemption by Blood

Chapter 3 Reconciliation Through the Blood

Chapter 4 Cleansing Through the Blood

Chapter 5 Sanctification Through the Blood

Chapter 6 Cleansed by the Blood to Serve the Living God

Chapter 7 Dwelling in “The Holiest” Through the Blood

Chapter 8 Life in the Blood

Chapter 9 Victory Through the Blood

Chapter 10 Heavenly Joy Through the Blood

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Berkhof, Louis – Introduction to the New Testament

Introduction to the New Testament

by Louis Berkhof (1915)

 

About Introduction to the New Testament by Louis Berkhof

 

00 Table of Contents

00.1

Preface

00.2

Prolegomena

01

The Gospels in General

02

Matthew

03

Mark

04 Luke

05 John

06 Acts

07 The Epistles in General

08The Epistles of Paul

09 The Epistle to the Romans

10 The First Epistle to the Corinthians

11 The Second Epistle to the Corinthians

12 The Epistle to the Galatians

13 The Epistle to the Ephesians

14 The Epistle to the Philippians

15 The Epistle to the Colossians

16 The First Epistle to the Thessalonians

17 The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians

18 The Pastoral Epistles

19 The First Epistle to Timothy

20 The Second Epistle to Timothy

21 The Epistle to Titus

22 The Epistle to Philemon

23 The Epistle to the Hebrews

24 The General Epistle of James

25 The First General Epistle of Peter

26 The Second General Epistle of Peter

27 The First General Epistle of John

28 The Second and Third General Epistles of John

29 The General Epistle of Jude

30 The Revelation of John

Indexes

31 Index of Scripture References

32 Index of Scripture Commentary


Title:

Introduction to the New Testament

URL:

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/berkhof/newtestament.html

Author(s):

Berkhof, Louis

Publisher:

Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Rights:

Public Domain

Date Created:

2004-04-02

Contributor(s):

Mike Randall (Digitizer)

CCEL Subjects:

All; Bible

Scanned and proofread by Mike Randall

Reformatted for e-Sword by David Cox

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Baxter, Richard – The Saints Everlasting Rest

THE SAINTS’ EVERLASTING REST

 

by Richard Baxter, 1652

(A paraphrase and abridgment by Robert E. Baxter)

“There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.”
Heb_4:9

The Nature of the Saints’ Rest

The Hallway to the Saints’ Rest

The Splendor of the Saints’ Rest

The People Who Receive the Saints’ Rest

The Misery of Those Who Lose the Saints’ Rest

The Necessity of Seeking the Saints’ Rest

The Title to the Saints’ Rest

The Duty of Helping Others to Seek the Saints’ Rest

The Possession of the Saints’ Rest is Not on Earth

The Suburbs of Heaven

Hindrances to a Heavenly Life on Earth

How to Seek the Saints’ Rest While on Earth

Directions for Heavenly Contemplation

Four Aids to Heavenly Contemplation

How to Persevere in Heavenly Contemplation

Heavenly Meditation

Concluding Encouragements

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Murray, Andrew – Humility

Humility

By Andrew Murray

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapters

1     The Glory of the Creature

2     The Secret of Redemption

3     In the Life of Jesus

4     In the Teaching of Jesus

5     In the Disciples of Jesus

6     In Daily Life

7     And Holiness

8     And Sin

9     And Faith

10    And Death to Self

11    And Happiness

12    And Exaltation

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Murray, Andrew – The School of Obedience

The School of Obedience

 by Andrew Murray

 

PREFACE

Chapter 1 – OBEDIENCE: ITS PLACE IN HOLY SCRIPTURES

Chapter 2 – THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST

Chapter 3 – THE SECRET OF TRUE OBEDIENCE

Chapter 4 – THE MORNING WATCH IN THE LIFE OF OBEDIENCE

Chapter 5 – THE ENTRANCE TO THE LIFE OF FULL OBEDIENCE

Chapter 6 – THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH

Chapter 7 – THE SCHOOL OF OBEDIENCE

Chapter 8 – OBEDIENCE TO THE LAST COMMAND

Chapter 9 – NOTES ON THE MORNING WATCH

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Sibbes, Richard – The Bruised Reed

To describe the process by which God convinces and enlightens sinners to have a right conceit of themselves, Sibbes uses the metaphor of bruising. For if his readers are rightly to apprehend and appreciate Christ, they must first see themselves as God sees them and judge themselves as they, in effect, truly are before a holy and righteous God. This is the bruising. And the end result is that we are reduced from the mighty oaks of our pride’s imagination to the frailty of bruised reeds, which is our true standing before our Creator:

This bruised reed is a man that for the most part is in some misery … and … by misery is brought to see sin the cause of it; for whatsoever pretences sin maketh, yet bruising or breaking is the end of it; … sensible of sin and misery… [he sees] no help in himself -from puritansemons.com

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Brooks, Thomas – A Believer’s Last Day, His Best Day

Brooks, Thomas – A Believer’s Last Day, His Best Day

In this one chapter, according to Rev. Brooks, knowing that we will all die will make us want to prepare for death, and look forward to our last day IF we are believers and even to warn others to prepare to meet God.

 

 

 

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Mason, John – John Mason’s Spiritual Sayings

John Mason’s Spiritual Sayings

Excerpt:

When God threatens, that’s a time to repent;
when He promises, that’s a time to believe;
when He commands, that’s a time to obey.

 

 

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Baxter, Richard – The Reformed Pastor

THE REFORMED PASTOR

By Richard Baxter, 1656

Dedication

The Oversight of OURSELVES

The Oversight of the FLOCK

The NATURE of This Oversight

The MANNER of This Oversight

The MOTIVES of This Oversight

Application    The Use of Humiliation

 

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Smith, James – Refreshment for the Savior’s Flock at Eventide!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Still Waters! or Refreshment for the Savior’s Flock at Eventide!

by James Smith

This one chapter work is from Psalm 23.2

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Excerpt:

PREFACE
It is a pleasant sight to see the flock at eventide follow the shepherd from the field to the fold — that there they may rest and ruminate in safety. And it is both pleasant and profitable for the Christ’s sheep, after the toils and trials of the day — to follow Him into private, and there meditate for a few moments on some portion of His precious Word. It . . .
calms the agitated bosom,
soothes the troubled spirit,
brings back the wandering mind,
and awakens praise and prayer.

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Bounds, E.M. – Prayer and Praying Men

Prayer and Praying Men

by

E.M. Bounds

 

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. PRAYING SAINTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENTS

II. PRAYING SAINTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENTS (Continued)

III. ABRAHAM, THE MAN OF PRAYER

IV. MOSES, THE MIGHTY INTERCESSOR

V. ELIJAH, THE PRAYING PROPHET

VI. HEZEKIAH, THE PRAYING KING

VII. EZRA, THE PRAYING REFORMER

VIII. NEHEMIAH, THE PRAYING BUILDER

IX. SAMUEL, THE CHILD OF PRAYER

X. DANIEL, THE PRAYING CAPTIVE

XI. FAITH OF SINNERS IN PRAYER

XII. PAUL, THE TEACHER OF PRAYER

XIII. PAUL AND HIS PRAYING

XIV. PAUL AND HIS PRAYING (Continued)

XV. PAUL AND HIS REQUESTS FOR PRAYER

XVI. PAUL AND HIS REQUESTS FOR PRAYER (Continued)

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Bonar, Horatius – Blood of the Cross

Blood of the Cross by Bonar, Horatius

We need the blood  of the cross of Jesus Christ for our salvation.
CHAPTER  1 The Accusation
CHAPTER  2  Israel Guilty
CHAPTER  3  The World Guilty
CHAPTER  4  God’s Controversy With The World
CHAPTER  5  What God Thinks Of This Blood
CHAPTER  6 Ways In Which God Proclaims Its Value
CHAPTER  7  The Careless Sinner’s Thoughts Concerning It
CHAPTER  8  The Thoughts Of The Awakened Sinner Concerning It
CHAPTER  9  The Thoughts Of The Saint Concerning It
CHAPTER 10  The Thoughts Of The Lost Soul Concerning It
CHAPTER 11  The Good News Concerning The Blood

 

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Henry, Matthew – Waiting on God

In this short article, Henry discussed Waiting on God.

Excerpt:

IT IS not enough for us to begin everyday with God, but on Him we must wait every day, and all the day long. What is it to wait on God? To wait on God is to live a life of desire towards Him, delight in Him, dependence on Him and devotedness to Him.

 

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Pink, Arthur – The Total Depravity of Man

The Total Depravity of Man

by Arthur Pink

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Origin

Chapter 3. Imputation

Chapter 4. Consequences

Chapter 5. Transmission

Chapter 6. Nature

Chapter 7. Impact

Chapter 8. Enormity

Chapter 9. Extent

Chapter 10. Ramifications

Chapter 11. Evidences

Chapter 12. Corollaries

Chapter 13. Remedy

Chapter 14. Summary

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Alleine, Joseph – Alarm to the Unconverted

Joseph Alleine (baptised 8 April 1634 – 17 November 1668) was an English  Nonconformist pastor and author of many religious works.

Joseph Alleine, 1671, discussed what true conversion is.

CHOICE EXCERPTS; Introduction; MISTAKES about Conversion; NATURE of Conversion; NECESSITY of Conversion; MARKS of the Unconverted; MISERIES of the Unconverted; DIRECTIONS to the Unconverted; MOTIVES to Conversion Conclusion

 

We need to examine ourselves to see if we are in Christ.

 

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Bonar, Horatius – 43 Poems

Here is a compilation of poems that Horatius Bonar wrote

01 A few more years shall roll
02 Abide In Him, Abide
03 Beloved, Let Us Love: Love Is Of God
04 Blessed Be God, Our God
05 Blessed Night, When First That Plain
06 Blessing and Honor and Glory and Power
07 By the Cross of Jesus Standing
08 Calm Me, My God
09 Come, Lord, and Tarry Not
10 Far Down the Ages Now
11 Fill Thou My Life, O Lord My God
12 Glory Be To God the Father
13 Glory Be to Him Who Loved Us
14 Go, Labor On: Spend, and Be Spent
15 He Has Come, the Christ of God
16 He Liveth Long Who Liveth Well
17 Help Me, My God, To Speak
18 Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face
19 Holy Father, Hear my Cry
20 I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
21 I Know Not When the Lord Will Come
22 I Lay My Sins On Jesus
23 I Said, My God, At Length
24 I Was A Wandering Sheep
25 In the Still Air the Music Lies Unheard
26 Light of the World! Forever, Ever Shining
27 Lord, Give Me Light To Do Thy Work
28 No, Not Despairingly Come I to Thee
29 Not What These Hands Have Done
30 O Everlasting Light
31 O Love of God, How Strong and True!
32 O Love That Casts Out Fear
33 Our Life Is Hid With Christ
34 Rejoice and Be Glad!
35 Soon Shall the Trump of God
36 The Church Has Waited Long
37 The Cross, It Standeth Fast
38 Through Good Report and Evil, Lord
39 Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord
40 Upward Where the Stars Are Burning
41 When the Weary, Seeking Rest
42 Yes, For Me, For Me He Careth
43 Yet There Is Room

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Shelton, L.R. Jr – Covetousness,The Root of All Evil

Covetousness,The Root of All Evil

by Shelton, L.R. Jr

Shelton pointed out that covetousness may be the commandment that we overlook and may be the cause for us to sin against our fellow man.

 

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Sheldon, Charles – In His Steps

In His Steps

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In His Steps
In His Steps (Front Cover).jpg
Author Charles Monroe Sheldon
Country United States
Language English
Genre Religious novel
Publisher Chicago Advance[1]
Publication date
1896
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
ISBN 0-8007-8608-4
OCLC 25602172

In His Steps is a best-selling book written by Charles Monroe Sheldon. First published in 1897, the book has sold more than 30,000,000 copies, and ranks as one of the best-selling books of all time. The full title of the book is In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do?.

Though variations of the subtitle “What would Jesus do” have been used by Christians for centuries as a form of imitatio dei, the imitation of God, it gained much greater currency following publication of the book.

 

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Bounds, E.M. – Possibilities of Prayer

Possibilities of Prayer

by E.M. Bounds

Forward

I. THE MINISTRY OF PRAYER

II. PRAYER AND THE PROMISES

III. PRAYER AND THE PROMISES (Continued)

IV. PRAYER — ITS POSSIBILITIES

V. PRAYER — ITS POSSIBILITIES (Continued)

VI. PRAYER — ITS POSSIBILITIES (Continued)

VII. PRAYER — ITS WIDE RANGE

VIII. PRAYER — FACTS AND HISTORY

IX. PRAYER — FACTS AND HISTORY (Continued)

X. ANSWERED PRAYER

XI. ANSWERED PRAYER (Continued)

XII. ANSWERED PRAYER (Continued)

XIII. PRAYER MIRACLES

XIV. WONDERS OF GOD THROUGH PRAYER

XV. PRAYER AND DIVINE PROVIDENCE

XVI. PRAYER AND DIVINE PROVIDENCE (Continued)

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Pink, Arthur – Profiting from the Word of God

Profiting from the Word of God

by A.W. Pink

1. The Scriptures and Sin

2. The Scriptures and God

3. The Scriptures and Christ

4. The Scriptures and Prayer

5. The Scriptures and Good Works

6. The Scriptures and Obedience

7. The Scriptures and the World

8. The Scriptures and the Promises

9. The Scriptures and Joy

10. The Scriptures and Love

 

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Bounds, E.M. – Power through Prayer

Power through Prayer

by E.M. Bounds

 

Table of Contents

1. Men of Prayer Needed

2. Our Sufficiency Is of God

3. The Letter Killeth

4. Tendencies to Be Avoided

5. Prayer, the Great Essential

6. A Praying Ministry Successful

7. Much Time Should Be Given to Prayer

8. Examples of Praying Men

9. Begin the Day with Prayer

10. Prayer and Devotion United

11. An Example of Devotion

12. Heart Preparation Necessary

13. Grace from the Heart Rather than the Head

14. Unction a Necessity

15. Unction, the Mark of True Gospel Preaching

16. Much Prayer the Price of Unction

17. Prayer Marks Spiritual Leadership

18. Preachers Need the Prayers of the People

19. Deliberation Necessary to Largest Results from Prayer

20. A Praying Pulpit Begets a Praying Pew

 

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MacDonald, George-Miracles of Our Lord

THE MIRACLES OF OUR LORD

BY

George MacDonald

1870

Source: Project Gutenberg’s Miracles of Our Lord, by George MacDonald

Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.
II. THE BEGINNING OF MIRACLES.
III. THE CURE OF SIMON’S WIFE’S MOTHER.
IV. MIRACLES OF HEALING UNSOLICITED.
V. MIRACLES OF HEALING SOLICITED BY THE SUFFERERS.
VI. MIRACLES GRANTED TO THE PRAYER OF FRIENDS.
VII. THE CASTING OUT OF DEVILS.
VIII. THE RAISING OF THE DEAD.
IX. THE GOVERNMENT OF NATURE.
X. MIRACLES OF DESTRUCTION.
XI. THE RESURRECTION.
XII. THE TRANSFIGURATION.

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MacDonald, George-Unspoken Sermons, Series 1-3

Unspoken Sermons

by George MacDonald

Table of Contents

First Series

The Child in the Midst

The Consuming Fire

The Higher Faith

It Shall Not Be Forgiven

The New Name

The Heart with the Treasure

The Temptation in the Wilderness

The Eloi

The Hands of the Father

Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thine Enemy

The God of the Living

Second Series

The Way

The Hardness of the Way

The Cause of Spiritual Stupidity

The Word of Jesus on Prayer

Man’s Difficulty Concerning Prayer

The Last Farthing

Abba, Father!

Life

The Fear of God

The Voice of Job

Self-Denial

The Truth in Jesus

Third Series

The Creation in Christ

The Knowing of the Son

The Mirrors of the Lord

The Truth

Freedom

Kingship

Justice

Light

The Displeasure of Jesus

Righteousness

The Final Unmasking

The Inheritance

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Pink, Arthur – Gleanings in Genesis

Gleaning in Genesis

by Arthur W. Pnk

1889-1952

Contents

Introduction.

1. Creation and Restoration.

2. Christ in Genesis 1.

3. Two Trees.

4. The Fall.

5. The Fall, continued.

6. The Fall, concluded.

7. Cain and Abel.

8. Cain and Abel, continued.

9. Enoch.

10. Noah.

11. The Flood.

12. Noah a Type of Christ.

13. The Typology of the Ark.

14. God’s Covenant with Noah.

15. Noah’s Fall and Noah’s Prophecy.

16. Nimrod and the Tower of Babel.

17. The Call of Abraham.

18. Abraham and Lot.

19. Abraham and Melchizedek.

20. Abraham’s Vision.

21. Abraham and Hagar.

22. Abraham at Ninety and Nine.

23. Abraham at Gerar.

24. Abraham “the Father of us all.”

25. The Birth of Isaac.

26. The Offering Up of Isaac.

27. The Man Isaac.

28. Isaac Blessing His Sons.

29. The Man Jacob.

30. Jacob at Padan-Aram.

31. Jacob at Padan-Aram, continued.

32. Jacob’s Departure from Haran.

33. Jacob at Mahanaim.

34. Jacob at Peniel.

35. Jacob Meeting Esau.

36. Jacob at Bethel Again.

37. The Sunset of Jacob’s Life.

38. Jacob’s Prophecy.

39. Jacob’s Prophecy, continued.

40. Joseph As a Youth.

41. Joseph Betrayed by His Brethren.

42. Joseph in Egypt.

43. Joseph’s Exaltation.

44. Joseph the Savior of the World.

45. Joseph and His Brethren, Dispensationally Considered.

46. Joseph and His Brethren, Evangelically Considered.

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Bounds, E.M. – Essentials of Prayer (wlue777)

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

I. PRAYER TAKES IN THE WHOLE MAN

II. PRAYER AND HUMILITY

III. PRAYER AND DEVOTION

IV. PRAYER, PRAISE, AND THANKSGIVING

V. PRAYER AND TROUBLE

VI. PRAYER AND TROUBLE (Continued)

VII. PRAYER AND GOD’S WORK

VIII. PRAYER AND CONSECRATION

IX. PRAYER AND A DEFINITE RELIGIOUS STANDARD

X. PRAYER BORN OF COMPASSION

XI. CONCERTED PRAYER

XII. THE UNIVERSALITY OF PRAYER

XIII. PRAYER AND MISSIONS

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Spurgeon, Charles Haddon – The Greatest Fight in the World

The Greatest Fight in the World

 

By C. H. Spurgeon

ALTHOUGH one of the smallest of the Spurgeon volumes, this is among the most notable of his publications. It consists of the inaugural address which he delivered at the Pastor’s College Conference in April 1891. Taking “the good fight of faith” as his theme, he exhorted his audience to do their very best “in our great Master’s service.”

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Our Armory

3. Our Army

4. Our Strength

5. Notes

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Oxenden, Ashton – A Happy Old Age

Oxenden, Ashton – A Happy Old Age

All of us sooner or later will become senior citizen. This is a pertinent book for some of us approaching this phase of our life.

Excerpt:

Life’s Journey

What is our life?
Life is a Journey, that is soon ended.
Life is a Tale, that is quickly told.
Life is a Day, whose hours roll by apace.
Life is a Vapor, which rises for a while, and then vanishes.
Life is a Flame, that burns for a moment or two, and then flickers, and shortly goes out.
Our little lifetime — oh, how short it is!

And what are your thoughts, my aged friend, about this journey of life? Once you looked upon it as a very different thing from what it appears to you now. Once it seemed to you as if the days of your childhood would never pass away. You longed for manhood or womanhood; but it came very slowly. The early stages of your journey seemed almost endless. And if it had been possible, you would willingly have taken a jump, and sprang into middle life in one bound. But now you look back, and wonder how quickly your life has passed. It seems but yesterday, that you were a child. Old age has crept on, almost without your knowing it.

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Bunyan, John – A Book for Boys and Girls; Temporal Things Spiritualized

Bunyan, John – A Book for Boys and Girls; Temporal Things Spiritualized

This is a single chapter sermon by Bunyan for young people. This work is composed of about 44 short poems for girls and boys.

 

 

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Knapp, C. – Staff and Sceptre

 

 

Staff and Sceptre Six Addresses on Some of the principal scenes in the life of David. by Christopher Knapp.

This is a 6 chapter work on some of the highlights in the life of King David. Chapters are David and… Goliath, Jonathan, 400 men, the young man of Egypt, Mephibosheth, and David and Ziba and Mephibosheth.

Contents 1. David and Goliath. 1 Samuel 17:1-29 2. David and Jonathan. 1 Samuel 17:38 — 18:4; 19:1-7; 20:41 42. 3. David and His Four Hundred Men. 1 Samuel 22. 4. David and the Young Man of Egypt. 1 Samuel 30:1-25. 5. David and Mephibosheth. 2 Samuel 9. 6. David, Ziba, and Mephibosheth. 2 Samuel 16:2-4; 19:24-30.

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Mylne, George – Fear Not

Fear Not

by Mylne, George -

An encouraging one chapter book to read when seeking comfort from a Christian book.

Excerpt:

What is more helpless than a child without its mother’s hand! Reader, what is more helpless than you without Christ! You can neither stand nor walk alone; but “God, who takes hold of your right hand, says to you: Do not fear; I will help you!”

He will help you . . .
against sin;
against Satan;
against the world;
against your own evil heart.

He will help you . . .
when you are weary;
when you are downcast;
in the time of trial; and
in the hour of temptation.

 

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Anderson, Sir Robert – Unfulfilled Prophecy

UNFULFILLED PROPHECY

Unfulfilled Prophecy and “The Hope of the Church” BY SIR ROBERT ANDERSON, K.C.B., LL.D.

This book is a refutation of the Jewish rabbis accusation that there is unfulfilled prophecy about the Messiah, and Jesus cannot be the Messiah. Anderson contends that Jesus is the Messiah, the hope of the Christian church.

 

 

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Whyte, Alexander – Lord Teach us to Pray(DCox)

Lord, Teach us to Pray

Sermons on Prayer

by Alexander Whyte, D.D., LL.D.

CONTENTS

PART I Introductory and General

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Preface (This page at bottom)

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The Magnificence of Prayer  Luk_11:1  1 Peter_2:9 02 The Geometry of Prayer   Luk_11:1Isaiah_57:15 03 The heart of man and the heart of God  Luk_11:1Psa_62:8

PART II – Some Bible Types of Prayer

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Jacob-Wresting Luk_11:1  Genesis_32:30 05Moses-Making haste  Luk_11:1Exodus_34:8 06 Elijah-Passionate in Prayer  Luk_11:1James_5:17 07 Job-Groping    Luk_11:1Job_23:3 08 The Psalmist-Setting the Lord always before him Luk_11:1.Psalms_16:8 09 Habakkuk-On his watch-Tower   Luk_11:1Habakkuk_2:1 10 Our Lord-Sanctifying Himself    Luk_11:1-54:1 John_7:19 11 Our Lord-In the Garden    Luk_11:1Matthew_26:36 12 One of Paul’s Prayers   Luk_11:1Eph_3:14-21 One of Paul’s Thanksgivings    Luk_11:1Col_1:12-29 The man who knocked at midnight    Luk_11:1Luk_11:5-8

PART III – Some aspects of the way of prayer

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Prayer to the most high    Luk_11:1Hosea_7:16 16 The costliness of prayer    Luk_11:1Jeremiah_29:13 17 Reverence in Prayer    Luk_11:1Malachi_1:8 18 The pleading Note in prayer    Luk_11:1Isaiah_43:26 19 Concentration in prayer Luk_11:1Matthew_6:6 20 Imagination in prayer Luk_11:1 . Revelation_4:8 21 The forgiving spirit in prayer Luk_11:1 .Mark_11:25 22 The secret burden  Luk_11:1Zechariah_12:12 23 The endless quest  Luk_11:1Heb_9:6

 

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Secker, William – The Consistent Christian

This is a Handbook of Christian Living

EDITOR’S NOTE

Without doubt, this is the richest book we have ever read. In order to   gain any spiritual profit from the book — it must be carefully perused. It is   much like the book of Proverbs, where each line must be contemplated.   Concerning the literary style of the author, Secker abounds in the use   of comparisons and contrasts — often using several analogies in the same   sentence. Similar to the Old Testament authors, at times Secker ‘purposely   exaggerates’ the wording, to make his point. This handbook for Christian   living will be a treasure to all serious Christians. Originally titled “The   Nonsuch Professor” this antiquated book has been carefully updated to   modern English.  (Editors, GraceGems.org)  

 

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