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John Owen on the Divinely Appointed Means of Grace

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

From John Owen on The Saints’ Perseverance, Vol. 11:611 But yet I say, in an inquiry after and dijudication of truth, whatever I have been or may be straitened between different persuasions, I have [chosen], and shall rather choose, in the practice of holiness, in prayer, faith, and waiting upon God, to search the Scripture, [...]

The Appendix to the Second London Confession (1689 Confession)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

When the Second London Confession was published in 1677 (2 editions in 1677) and again in 1688, it included an Appendix seeking to provide further reasons why the Baptists considered it important to form their own churches based on the practice of believer’s baptism. They had been stung by criticism implying that such actions were [...]

Preface to the Second London Confession (1689 Confession)

Monday, February 25th, 2008

While many who visit our site will be familiar with the Second London Confession (often called the 1689 Confession), usually they have only seen the text of the Confession itself. But when it was first published, it also included a letter to the reader as well as an appendix. Here, we present the Letter; very [...]

Spurgeon on Infant Baptism

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

An Excerpt from C.H. Spurgeon, CHILDREN BROUGHT TO CHRIST, AND NOT TO THE FONT DELIVERED ON SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 24TH, 1864 The font is a mockery and an imposition if it be put before Christ.

Success is Simple

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

By James M. Renihan This was originally posted on the Reformed Baptist Fellowship blog. Success is Simple In December 2006, I visited my daughter and son-in-law who live in Oklahoma City. On Saturday, Bradford asked me if I would like to visit Lifechurch.tv that evening. Lifechurch.tv (that is its common name) is a huge presence [...]

Harvest Workers

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

By James M. Renihan “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having [...]

A Brief Meditation for Presidents’ Day

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

From the First Apology of Justin Martyr (C. AD 150) Chapter LXVII.–Weekly worship of the Christians. And we afterwards continually remind each other of these things. And the wealthy among us help the needy; and we always keep together; and for all things wherewith we are supplied, we bless the Maker of all through His [...]

James Ussher on God’s Love

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Excerpts from James Ussher’s Body of Divinity (London: 1658), 64-67. A modern reprint is available from Solid Ground Books. What is the Love of God? It is an Essential Property in God, whereby he loveth himself above all, and others for himself, 1 John 4. 16. Rom. 5. 8. John 3. 16. Titus 3.4. Mal. [...]

The Unity of the Bible

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

This is an excerpt from Nehemiah Coxe’s A Discourse of the Covenants, first published in 1681, and reprinted as the first part of Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ (Palmdale: Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2005), 33-34. The great interest of man’s present peace and eternal happiness is most closely concerned in religion. And all true [...]

Crawford Gribben on True Confessions

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

IRBS Fellow Dr. Crawford Gribben has reviewed Dr. Renihan’s book True Confessions here.

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