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Three Helps to Endure in the Hour of Temptation

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Here we reprint a brief piece from our Particular Baptist Heritage–perhaps it has never been reprinted before. It was written by Abraham Cheare (1626-1668), who was the pastor of the Particular Baptist church in Plymouth, Devon, from about 1650 until his death in prison in 1668.  He spent most of the years 1661-1668 in various […]

Carl Trueman on John Owen

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Carl Trueman has done some really great work on John Owen, and it is available to us in several forms, including two books, articles, and lectures. Steve Clevenger posted on the Reformed Baptist Fellowship blog, pointing to five of Dr. Trueman’s lectures on Owen available on the internet. Thanks for this pointer Steve. These lectures […]

Summer Internships

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Summertime is approaching, and so is internship season. We are reprinting here an article from the ARBCA Update, first  published in 2007. The Gospel ministry is all about bringing the Word of God to people; the Lord has appointed men to proclaim His truth far and wide. At the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, we […]

Google Books

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Have you explored the amazing resources available on Google Books? It is an astounding growing collection of books–some very rare and hard to find in hard copy. You will find treasures such as:

Isaac Watts: The law and gospel distinguished

Monday, February 11th, 2008

This is a little known but beautiful hymn by Isaac Watts. The law and gospel distinguished. 1 The law commands, and makes us know What duties to our God we owe; But ’tis the gospel must reveal Where lies our strength to do his will.

Abuse of Authority in the Church

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Pastor Steve Martin of Heritage Church, Fayetteville, Georgia, is a trustee of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. This article was originally published in Founders Journal and Reformation Africa South Authoritarian Shepherds and Idol-Worshipping Sheep Pastor Steven Martin I. THE PROBLEM: Troubled Times and Reactionary Leadership Modern churches are over-reacting to sinful patterns in our […]

From Luther on Galatians

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

I warn each one of you, and especially such as are to be directors of the conscience, that you exercise yourselves in study, reading, meditation and prayer, so as you may be able to instruct and comfort both your own and others’ consciences in the time of temptation, and to bring them back from the […]

Spurgeon on Preaching Christ

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

C. H. Spurgeon expressed his conviction of the centrality of preaching Christ in these words, taken from the first sermon he delivered at the opening of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, March 25, 1861. The entire sermon may be read here. “I would propose (and O may the Lord grant us grace to carry out […]

Calvin on Creation and Providence

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

From Institutes of the Christian Religion I:16:1 It were cold and lifeless to represent God as a momentary Creator, who completed his work once for all, and then left it.

On Being Reformed

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

On Being Reformed Or, Why I am neither Evangelical nor Emerging Stefan T. Lindblad Pastor, Trinity Reformed Baptist Church (Kirkland, WA); 2002 Graduate of WSC/IRBS The landscape of twenty-first century Christianity becomes more complex by the day, or so it would seem. One of the major reasons for such complexity (or, better, confusion) is the […]

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