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REFORMATION BOOKSHELF CD(Volume Seventeen)
The Reformation Against Antichrist (3/4)
Against the Papacy (Roman Catholicism), the Jesuits, Islam, etc. -- Along With Other Reformation Resources
John Calvin, John Knox, John Owen, Matthew Henry, William Hetherington, J.H. Thornwell, Robert Baillie, William Cunningham, David Clarkson, E.B. Elliott, Dr. Francis Nigel Lee, Christopher Ness, Archibald Hall, Robert Demaus, John Herkless, Benjamin Needler, James Harper, the Reformed Presbytery (RPNA), J.A. Wylie, the Westminster Divines, the Covenanted Church of Scotland (General Assembly), the famous Synod of Dort (1618-1619), Thomas Manton, George Gillespie,Samuel Rutherford, C.H. Spurgeon,Jonathan Edwards, John Brown (of Wamphray), John Brown (of Haddington), Francis Turretin,James Durham, John Howie,David Steele, Samuel Miller,John Girardeau,Edward Fisher, Robert Shaw, A.W. Pink, Loraine Boettner, Augustus Toplady, Andrew Symington, Patrick Fairbairn, William Roberts, Richard Baxter, John Anderson,Andrew Clarkson, David Scott, John Cunningham, George Smeaton, Larry Birger, Francis Rouse, Bill Mencarow, James Douglas, Michael Wagner, the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton (Session), Greg Price, Lyndon Dohms (on PRCE session), Greg Barrow, Reg Barrow, et al.
This CD contains:
Defending the Reformation: John Calvin Debates the Romanist Sadolet
The Doctrine of Justification is Dangerously Corrupted in the Roman Church (1675, reprinted 1845)
ELLIOTT, E.B. (Alexander M'Leod, David Steele, George Faber, Thomas Newton)
Islam in Revelation: An Historic Look at Protestant Eschatological Thought on the Rise and Fall of Islam
A Counterblast to the Organ; Or, The Lawfulness of Using Instrumental Music in Worship During the Present Dispensation, Discussed and Denied (1881)
Includes easy-reading summaries of the Protestant refutation of Popish and sub-Protestant arguments (in favor of a Christ-denying innovation) promoting the use of musical instruments in public worship. Three chapters deal with the synagogue. Harper was professor of theology in the United Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Xenia, Ohio. 101 pages.
An Admonition to Flee Idolatry, Romanism and All False Worship(1554)
Formerly titled "A Godly Letter of Warning, or Admonition to the Faithful in London, Newcastle, and Berwick, 1554," this letter is written asa warning against defection from the Reformed religion and against giving countenance to the idolatrous worship then being practised, in England, by public authority.
Driven from England by Romanist persecution, Knox argues,
that a nation, because of the covenant obligation to live by God's laws, incurred corporate guilt for tolerating evil (i.e. 'idolatrous' Catholicism). Knox prophesiedthat if the people permitted Catholicism to remain in England, the nation would be subject to divine judgement, namely plagues.Knox cited the example of God's punishing the entire tribe of Benjamin, not because all were adulterers but because some were tolerated (Christian History"John Knox: The Thundering Scot," Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 19).
The Mass was especially odious in Knox's sight and he "calls his people to separate from compromising associations with idolaters; the Lord's people must never condone false religion, or give the impression that corrupt worship is a matter of indifference" (notes Kevin Reed in his editor's note to this letter found in theSelected Writings of John Knox, p. 146).
The editor of Knox's Works notes that "[t]his letter of Knox's is written in a very impressive and eloquent manner, highly characteristic of the author." Reed says it "breathes with a prophetic and apostolic spirit." Knox speaks to our day as if he were standing right in front of us. Listen to the Reformer,
my admonition is, that even as you purpose and intend to avoid God's vengeance, both in this life and in the life to come;that so you avoid and flee, as well in body as in spirit, all fellowship and society with idolaters in their idolatry...For it is plain that the soul has neither life nor comfort, but by God alone, with whom idolaters have no other fellowship nor participation than the devils have" (cited in Kevin Reed,John Knox the Forgotten Reformer.
Romish idolatry still runs rampant today in many nations, not to mention numerous other devilish systems of deceit and false worship (e.g. secular Humanism, Socialism, pluralism, Fascism, godless democracy, independency, etc.). Most of these idolatrous manifestations of false gods are even countenanced and protected by civil authority. The plagues of God (spiritual ignorance, moral relativism, AIDS/homosexuality, debt, godless public education, feminism, etc.) are also evident everywhere -- even in many so-called "churches."
In the letter appended to this work, Bullinger, in answering "[w]hether obedience is to be rendered to a Magistrate who enforces idolatry and condemns true religion..." states, "death itself is far preferable to the admission of idolatry." These powerful convictions, granted by the Holy Spirit to men such as Knox and Bullinger shook the nations.Read Knox and the other old Reformers and see if "zeal for the Lord's house does not consume you." Anything less will not give the results that these men attained -- which included nations bowing to the Lordship of Christ, the overthrow of idolatry and superstition, and the sound of Psalmody echoing throughout the land!
LEE, FRANCIS NIGEL
Calvin on Islam (2000)
God is Not to Be Worshipped as Represented By an Image (1675, reprinted 1845)
A Protestant Antidote Against the Poison of Popery
The Chamber of Imagery in the Church of Rome Laid Open; or, An Antidote Against Popery
W. L. S. G.
The Trial of Antichrist, Otherwise, The Man of Sin, for High Treason Against the Son of God... (1853)
The Papacy is the Antichrist (1888)
This book is included among the many other FREE books in the "FREE bonus books" file on the CD.
OTHER REFORMATION RESOURCES
Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie(3 volumes, 1841 edition)
David Laing, ed. (three large volumes, 1841 ed.).Baillie was one of the Scottish delegates to the Westminster Assembly and these volumes cover the period from 1637 to 1662 -- some of the most momentous days in the history of the Reformed faith. These letters contain anintimate insider's lookat these days of international religious drama, national covenants, and the writing of the greatest religious Confession ever given to men, theWestminster Confession of Faith($C29.98 hardcover; $C24.98 softcover).A major source for 17th century Church history and a totally unique compilation -- peering into the very heart of Reformation!
Leaders of the Reformation (1860)
"The Reformation from Popery in the sixteenth century was the greatest event, or series of events, that has occurred since the close of the Canon of Scripture; and the men who are really entitled to be called the 'Leaders of the Reformation' have a claim to more respect and gratitude than any other body of uninspired men that have ever influenced or adorned the church," says Cunningham.
DEMAUS, ROBERT (Edited by Richard Lovett)
William Tyndale: A Biography (1904)
Robert Demaus' biography of this great Reformer was done so well that "it was but natural that the book should at once become the standard authority on the subject, which it is now admitted on all hands to be(p. 5)." The England that Tyndale was born into was spiritually dark due to the religious dominance of the Romish Antichrist. At that time the Bible "was practically unknown, either to clergy or to people. The Convocation of the province of Canterbury had expressly forbidden any man to translate any part of Scripture into the English tongue, or to read such translation without the authority of the bishop, an authority not very likely to be granted (p. 32)." But this was to be expected. "If the Pope was in very deed the antichrist foretold by the apostles, then it was not surprising that he should use every effort to keep the people in ignorance of that Divine rule which would so completely expose the baselessness of his pretensions; it was only natural that the Holy Scriptures should be buried in unknown tongues, and that the meaning of the passages which occurred in the services of the Church should be obscured by whimsical, allegorical interpretations(pp. 82-83)." Thus Tyndale decided to undertake "the translation of the New Testament into the English tongue, as the noblest service that he could render to his country, and an indispensable preliminary to any possible reformation of the abuses which abounded in the Church (p. 83)."This book, then, recounts Tyndale's heroic efforts to produce an English-language Bible.
Gospel Worship: Being An Attempt to Exhibit the Scriptural View of the Nature, Obligations, Manner, and Ordinances, of the Worship of God, In the New Testament (2 volumes, 1770)
Hall writes, "I am not ashamed to declare myself a warm conscientious friend ofthe reformation-system of doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, which is publicly professed in the church of Scotland, anddelineated in the Confession of faith and Catechisms, in the Directory for the worship of God, and in the Form of Presbyterial church-government,--all composed by the Assembly convened at Westminster (1643-1647). But my attachment to this system arises, neither from the authority of that assembly, nor from a devoted regard to my connections, whom I honour and esteem in the Lord; but from the conviction, upon enquiry,that this system, for which our ancestors so nobly contended, is founded upon, and agreeable to the oracles of God" (preface. iv-v). Chapters cover: Reading the Scripture; Preaching; Hearing the Word Preached; Singing of Praises; Prayer; Public Blessing of the Congregation; the Sacraments in General; Baptism; the Lordís Supper; Observation of the Lordís Day; Times of Thanksgiving; Religious Fasts; Ministerial Visitations of the Flock; Ministerial Visitation of the Sick; Of Catechizing; Of Social Religious Meetings; Of Family Religion; Of Personal Religion; Of Liberality to the Poor; Of Swearing by the Name of God; Of Vowing to the Lord; Of Casting of Lots. Appendices cover: Love-feasts; the Holy Kiss; Washing the Disciples Feet; and Abstaining from Blood. 868 pages.
The Psalter in the Early Church (1891)
Demonstrates from early church history that the post-apostolic church held "the view that the true and proper psalmody of the New Testament Church, no less than of the Old Testament Church, is the inspired Psalter, or Book of Psalms... Not otherwise can the attitude of the Church in the second, third and fourth centuries in relation to praise be accounted for satisfactorily," notes the author.
Part of the famous Scots series, this book (of 152 pages) chronicles the life of the Presbyterian Pastor know as the"Lion of the Covenant."
The Communicant's Companion
Instructions for the right receiving of the Lord's Supper (128 pages). Extensive, searching, and full of spiritual vigor -- in short, a real eye opener!
History of the Church of Scotland From the Introduction of Christianity to the Period of the Disruption in 1834 (1881)
HURST, JOHN F.
Short History of the Reformation (1884)
Scottish Confession of Faith (1560)
"After the death of the regent Mary of Guise, Knox and five others drew up the Scots Confession, which parliament approved. The authority of the pope was abolished and celebration of the Mass became illegal" (Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith, p. 208).
The Forgiveness of Sin
The Nature and Beauty of Gospel Worship
Purity of worship always becomes a primary concern during times of real Reformation, as Owen persuasively points out.
THORNWELL, JAMES HENLY
Election and Reprobation (1870)
The Declaration of Repudiation: A Public Testimony Against Modern North American Evangelicalism (1996)
Wagner shows how modern Evangelicals have been swallowed up by the beast (civilly and ecclesiastically -- and especially in regard to doctrine) in that they now deny the most important biblical attainments of the Protestant Reformation. Arminianism (the decisionalistic free-will heresy) and man-made innovations in worship are rampant. If the Reformers were around today they would testify, as Wagner does, against modern evangelicalism -- in that the modern evangelicals have adopted more of the basic tenets of Rome than of the Reformation. "(T)he Scriptural theological attainments of the Reformation have been abandoned by modern North American Evangelicalism; and to make matters worse, an unscriptural disdain for doctrine has immunized many evangelicals from a recovery of Reformation truth," states Wagner. This book seeks to repudiate and remedy the deformation of evangelicalism.
WYLIE, JAMES A.
The Scottish Reformation
Contains papers read at the Ter-Centenary Scottish Reformation commemoration in August of 1860 by Cunningham, Begg, Symington, Hetherington, M'Crie, Wylie, Binnie and others. Notes that "Next to the advent of our blessed Saviour, the Reformation from Popery is the most remarkable and glorious event recorded in modern history." Shows how the Reformation affected every area of life in Scotland.
Also freeon this CD are the following audio (MP3) tracks:
Francis Nigel Lee - Islam in the Bible (1/3)
Francis Nigel Lee - Islam in the Bible (2/3)
Francis Nigel Lee - Islam in the Bible (3/3)
Francis Nigel Lee - Eschatology of Victory in the Theology of Calvin (Eschatology of Victory Series 8/14)
Francis Nigel Lee -Eschatology of Victory in the Ethics of John Calvin (Eschatology of Victory Series9/14)
Francis Nigel Lee -Eschatology of Victory From John Knox to Synod of Dordt (Eschatology of Victory Series11/14)(Great comments from the Dort/Dutch Bible Annotations supporting the restoration of the Jews from Romans 11.)
Alexander M'Leod - Who is Antichrist (666 or, Lectures Upon the Principal Prophecies of the Revelation 6/10(1814) From the book:Lectures on Revelation.
Greg Price- Christmass Condemned By Christ 1/3
Greg Price- Christmass Condemned By Christ 2/3
Greg Price- Christmass Condemned By Christ 3/3
John Howie - Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (10/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781)
John Howie - Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (11/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781)
John Howie - Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (12/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781)(Contains the life of John Brown [of Wamphray], Richard Cameron,et al.)
J.A. Wylie - The Papacy is the Antichrist (1/3)
J.A. Wylie - The Papacy is the Antichrist (2/3)
J.A. Wylie - The Papacy is the Antichrist (3/3)