Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Scots Worthies - John Howie (Project Gutenberg)

I enjoy reading the Puritans and books about them - e.g., Meet the Puritans - With a Guide to Modern Reprints. Another good source is John Howie's Scots Worthies. It is available to be read for free by The Project Gutenberg HERE

Sunday, November 24, 2019

New Creation Eschatology and the Land - Book Review

Dr. Paul Henebury wrote a brief review of Steven L. James' New Creation Eschatology and the Land. You can read it HERE. And thanks to Mike Vlach for the tip on the book.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dispensationalism, Social Justice & Race

Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics 2019 Conference papers available HERE

Share the Gospel with Atheists: Sye Ten Bruggencate

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Banner of Truth 2019 Christmas Specials

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Sovereignty of God

Some resources on God's Sovereignty provided by the Monergism Website.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Revival

In 1947, writing a foreword for his friend Philip Hughes, Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote, “There is no subject which is of greater importance to the Christian church at the present time than that of revival. It should be the theme of our constant meditation, preaching and prayers.”[1] He described his daily prayer for revival as “an unusual and single manifestation of God’s power through the Holy Spirit.”[2]

Throughout Lloyd-Jones’ life and ministry, his conviction regarding the crucial importance of revival––and of preaching about it––never wavered.[3] He recognized that the only source of authentic and enduring hope for the church, in experiencing the reality of revival, was deeply rooted in the model and method of the New Testament church...keep reading

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Freely By His Grace - Review by Gary Gilley

Freely By His Grace - Classical Free Grace Theology is one of my primary sources from the non-Lordship Salvation Camp. It's a 600 page book and monster of a subject, often over my head. I picked it up a few years ago and plodded along for a while. The problem with these Big Subjects is that you have to look at the other side as well. It takes an enormous amount of time to do the topic justice. It is very easy to drown in complexity of details and fact-checking accusations. I eventually ran out of steam and set the books aside.

However, I did come away with certain impressions which have since been vindicated in a review of FBHG by Gary Gilley. He singles out Bing, Lybrand and Stallard, and I agree with his comments. My impression is that Mike Stallard tried to bring some balance to FBHG.

My interest was re-ignited some time ago when friends began sharing anti-LS video presentations. So I posted an article HERE and updated it recently. Presentations like these are often the only source of information they access. I'm not convinced that videos and podcasts, on their own, are the best information resources. And I know that many people won't fact-check because they trust the source.

Of course there are always good points made by the non-LS people. There are also some canards. Anyway, I think Gary Gilley's review of FBHG is helpful. I find him balanced in his approach. Read it HERE.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Ryle and the Essentials of Dispensationalism

J. C. Ryle's "Are You Ready for the End of Time?" was one of the first books on prophecy I ever bought. I share the thoughts below re Banner of Truth. In a perfect world the Banner folk would include Ryle's prophetic books and reconsider their millennial eschatology, especially their supersessionism.

In the last few decades, there has been a resurgence of interest in the writings of Bishop J.C. Ryle. Particularly his book, Holiness is widely known and beloved by many Christians, and rightly so. Much of this renewed interest has been greatly advanced by Banner of Truth, the main publishing house that has made Ryle’s writings available to a new generation of believers. In fact, almost all the major works by Ryle have indeed been republished by Banner of Truth, except for one book, Coming Events and Present Duties: Being Plain Papers on Prophecy which is the only one dealing specifically with his views regarding eschatology. Ryle himself described this book as a compact manual on his views regarding future prophecy...keep reading

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Justin Peters - The Real Reason I Left Twitter

On the Kanye West controversy...