The 1647 Westminster Confession of Faith is the most precise and theologically rich confession produced by the Christian Church. Though the Christian Church takes the whole Word of God alone as her only rule of faith, she must also frame and promote a statement of what she understands the Word of God to teach. Thus, the church of Jesus Christ, in contending for the faith once delivered to the saints, should rely on the BEST confession available. This is it!
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C. Matthew McMahon is an American Calvinist Reformed theologian and adjunct professor at Whitefield Theological Seminary. He is the founder and chairman of A Puritan's Mind where the ministry started as an internet hub and center for students of the Bible concerning Reformed Theology and Covenant Theology. He also started "The Puritanboard" as a chat room that is exclusively for those holding to Reformed Creeds and Confessions and members in good standing in reformed churches. A Puritan's Mind (www.apuritansmind.com) is home to Covenant Theology, Reformed Theology and Reformation and Puritan writings, articles and books. He is also the founder of Puritan Publications which publishes Reformed and Puritan works from the 17th century.
More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:Updated language for better readabilityScripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book—without the numbersA new authors’ prefaceRedesigned and updated diagramsUpdated list of recommended commentaries and resources
Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.
This book is a lesson to help children understand the bible’s teaching of justification, and the work that Jesus Christ accomplished on behalf of his people (in theology this is called Christ’s imputation to believers). Most adults have a difficult time understanding justification and imputation. In this easy to understand story, both parents and children alike will see what it means to be justified by God through the blood of Jesus Christ through the eyes of a little girl. “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Rom. 5:9). “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7).
It also has listed at the end of the story a study aid to help parents teach their children the major themes found in the book.
The reading of Puritan works has brought great benefit to the people of God across barriers of culture and time. Christians owe a great debt of gratitude to those faithful theologians, pastors and preachers who continue to speak through their writings even though they have long since entered into their heavenly rest in Christ. In these pages, the reader will find that the Puritans knew how to teach and apply God’s Word in the power of the Holy Spirit, and for the glorification of Jesus Christ, while maintaining a solid biblical orthodoxy needed in our day and age.
The purpose of this book is to open a door to the vast stores of biblical treasure and wisdom to be found in the writings of the Puritans and that it will stimulate further reading from our Reformed and spiritual heritage.
Authors cited include: Nathaniel Vincent, George Walker, Francis Whiddon, William Perkins, Christopher Love, Thomas Hooker, Jeremiah Burroughs, Thomas Case, Jonathan Edwards, Matthew Mead, John Owen, Richard Sibbes, Samuel Ward, Thomas Watson, Thomas Mocket, Ephraim Pagitt, Edmund Calamy, John Arrowsmith, Cuthbert Sydenham, John Beart, Richard Rawlin, Nicholas Byfield, and dozens more.
This work is not a scan or facsimile, has been carefully transcribed by hand being made easy to read in modern English, and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.
This new version brings some of the antiquated language of the catechism up to date for younger children, and has been carefully translated for accuracy (it is not a scan or facsimile).
Harrison felt the critical need for his congregation to understand that the righteousness, by and for which, we are esteemed righteous at God’s judgment seat is only available through Jesus Christ. He biblically proves that it is the active and passive obedience of Jesus Christ, performed by him in our stead, imputed to us, and received only by faith, that gives us the privilege of the doctrine of justification.
Harrison’s work is a breath of theological fresh air, and it should be to every true believer who ponders the biblical nature of this most important doctrine. If you stand, on the Day of Judgment, before the judgment seat of God, in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, you will have wrapped around you the saint’s surest and only plea for pardon and eternal life.
This is not a scan or facsimile, has been updated in modern English for easy reading and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.