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REFORMATION BOOKSHELF CD (Volume Eight)
Reformation Authors (6/10)
John Brown of Wamphray, Hugh Binning, John Calvin, Alexander Henderson, John Howie, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland & Sundry Ministers of Perth and Fife, Paul Baynes, the Reformed Presbytery (RPNA), the Westminster Divines, the famous Synod of Dort (1618-1619), Thomas Manton, George Gillespie,Samuel Rutherford, Matthew Henry, C.H. Spurgeon,Jonathan Edwards, John Owen, John Brown (of Haddington),Francis Turretin,James Durham, William Hetherington,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,William Cunningham, John Anderson, Andrew Clarkson, David Scott, John Cunningham, George Smeaton, Larry Birger, Francis Rouse, Dr. F. Nigel Lee, Bill Mencarow, J.A. Wylie, 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:
JOHN BROWN (of Wamphray)
BROWN (of Wamphray), JOHN
An Apologetical Relation of the Particular Sufferings of the Faithful Ministers and Professors of the Church of Scotland Since 1660, Wherein Several Questions, Useful for the Time, Are Discussed, etc., etc.
Brown was ejected in the "great ejection" of 1662 and thereafter imprisoned for speaking out against acknowledging the newly-appointed Archbishop of Glasgow. Later released from prison, upon condition of banishment, he left for the Netherlands in 1663. During these years he devoted himself to writing. "Early in the year 1666 the Council was staggered by the dissemination of a little epoch-making book entitled 'An Apologetical Relation'... It was printed abroad in 1665... This treatise in twenty-three sections deals trenchantly with every aspect of the dispute, and powerfully maintains the righteousness of the principles and actions of the Covenanters, even to justifying their resistance to their unconstitutional governors. Acknowledging its dangerous import the Council at once proclaimed it seditious, ordered the hangman to burn it at the Cross, and attached a fine of 2000 pounds Scots to any possessor of it," notes Hewison (The Covenanters, vol. 2, p.189 [$C29.99 P; $C59.00 HP]). Furthermore, "His (Brown's) Apologetical Relation, or historic defence of the Church, and exposition and vindication of its principles, was much disliked by the Prelatic party in Scotland, and found a place in their Index Espurgatorius" (Carslaw, Exiles of the Covenant, p. 106 [$C8.73 P; $C22.00 HP]), The Reformed Presbytery adds further historical context to this famous work when they write, "new measures were again fallen upon for the oppression, suppression and extirpation of the true reformed religion, and the professors of it. The council being very diligent and careful to deprive the Lord's people of every thing which might contribute to their establishment and confirmation in the righteousness and equity of the cause and covenant of God for which they suffered, and which tended to expose their tyranny and treason against God, ordered the famous Mr. Brown's Apologetical Relation to be burnt in the high street of Edinburgh, on February 14th, 1666... such was their hellish enmity and spite against our covenanted reformation, and every thing written in defense thereof, and in vindication of those that suffered for their adherence to it" (Act, Declaration and Testimony for the Whole of Our Covenanted Reformation, p. 28 [$C5.99 P; $C19.00 HP]). It has been further noted (by A.N.) regarding Brown (and this book in particular) that "his singular judiciousness and honesty, in being a faithful witness and wrestler for the purity of Reformation, appears very obvious in his piece entitledAn Apologetical Relation, wherein he holds forth the dreadful and heinous nature of national perjury and covenant-breaking, and convincingly discovers that it is not in the power of the nations to shake themselves loose of their sacred obligations, either as to the matter or the manner of them; tho' to the great shame and unspeakable loss of these nations, the bulk and body of them have not only once or twice discovered their contempt in an open course of backsliding upwards of these hundred years past (See Apologetical Relation pages 328, 343. History of the Indulgence, page 132)" (cited in the preface to Brown'sExposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, p. v [$C24.99 P; $C34.00 HP]). To understand the nature of the conflagration emanating from the pits of hell, to suppress the knowledge of the battle for Christ's Crown and Covenant, the history of this fight (which included the sufferings of many faithful martyrs), and why a new and similar struggle is ensuing, some 331 years after the initial writing of this book, pick up this indispensable weapon (extracted from thePresbyterian Armoury, vol. 3), and "ride to the sound of the gun."Brown deals with "the lawfulness of defensive wars," the divine right of church government, the divine right of kings (and related political questions), the "Supreme Magistrate's Power in Church Matters," "the Rise, Reign and Ruin of the Former Prelates in Scotland," and much, much more! 212 pages.
BROWN (of Wamphray), JOHN
Christ: the Way the Truth and the Life(1839 edition)
"John Brown of Wamphray (1610-1679) has been rightly called the most important Scottish theologian of his day. He was especially gifted at merging profound doctrinal truth with warm Christ-centered zeal and godly piety. Samuel Rutherford wrote of him, 'I always [had]... a great love to dear Mr. John Brown because I thought I saw Christ in him more than in his brethren.' Brown's blending of doctrinal truth and Christ-centered piety is most clearly displayed in hisChrist: the Way the Truth and the Life.This is biblical, Reformed, Puritan spirituality at its best.Would you learn the art of continually fleeing to Christ by faith for your justification and sanctification?Read and reread this precious volume, filled with experimental truth about how to go to Christ continually for every spiritual need.Use it as a devotional gem, and pray for the Holy Spirit to grant you a growing, daily 'making use' of Christ by faith" (Joel Beeke).
This book was written during Brown's time of banishment in Holland. Among its 29 chapters we find Brown dealing with justification, but especially focusing on sanctification.Chapters are given to "crucifying the old man," "How to make use of Christ, as Truth, for comfort, when truth is oppressed and bornedown," "for steadfastness," "for encouragement," and much more. A classic on practical godliness if there ever was one.
BROWN (of Wamphray), JOHN
An Exposition of the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, With Large Practical Observations; Delivered in Several Lectures (1766 edition)
This commentary has been called, "perhaps the best exposition of the Epistle yet to be found" (J.W.C., cited in the Johnston's Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 341).John Brown of Wamphray was one of Samuel Rutherford's favorite students.He was ejected in 1662, imprisoned and cruelly treated until he suffered exile to the Netherlands -- all for steadfastly maintaining the principles of the Covenanted Reformation.Brown "has been regarded the most important theologian of the second period of Scottish Presbyterianism" (Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 339).
BROWN, JOHN (of Wamphray), Hugh Binning, John Howie, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland & Sundry Ministers of Perth and Fife
Faithful Witness-Bearing Exemplified (1783 edition)
A collection containing:
1. An Useful Case of Conscience, concerning Associations with Idolaters, Infidels, Heretics, Malignants, or any other known Enemies of Truth and Godliness by Hugh Binning.
2. A Solemn Testimony Against Toleration, and the present proceeding of Sectaries and their Abettors, in England, in reference to Religion and Government by the Commissioners of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland (With the Answer, of Parliament, to the said Testimony) and also aTestimony to the Truth of Jesus Christ; or, To the Doctrine, Worship, Discipline and Government of the Kirk of Scotland; and to the National Covenants, Against the prevailing Errors, Heresies Blasphemies, etc. (with a specific testimony against Cromwell's Toleration) by the Ministers of Perth and Fife.
3. The History of the Indulgence. Showing Its Rise, Conveyance, Progress, and Acceptance. Together with a Demonstration of the Unlawfulness Thereof, and an Answer to Contrary Objection. Also a Vindication of Such as Scruple to Hear the Indulged by John Brown of Wamphray.
4. To which is prefixed, a Preface Concerning Association, Toleration, and what is now called Liberty of Conscience by John Howie (author of Scots Worthies).
BROWN, JOHN (of Wamphray)
The Life of Justification Opened; Or, a Treatise grounded upon Gal. 2.11. Wherein the Orthodox Doctrine of Justification by Faith, & Imputation of Christ's Righteousness, is clearly expounded, solidly confirmed, & learnedly vindicated from the various Objections of its Adversaries. Whereunto are subjoined some Arguments against Universal Redemption.(1695)
In 1828 Dr. Burns wrote, "Mr. John Brown was unquestionably one of the most eminent divines Scotland has yet produced, as his numerous writings, still carefully sought after by solid and judicious Christians, fully envince" (Johnston,Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 339). Regarding this book Dr. Walker noted, "By far our most thorough exposition and discussion of the doctrine it handles; and all the more to be prized because of the particular bearing it has on the new views which Baxter and others had begun to propagate, and which in some shape are ever returning upon ourselves" (Ibid., p. 341). Interestingly, Brown, in the preface, after warning against Arminianism "as the immediate way to introduce Popery" states, "Yea even those who were purer in appearance, pressing the moral duties and practical doctrine of piety (I mean the followers of that famous Minister Mr. Richard Baxter) did corrupt the true doctrine of justification, because they adopted universal grace and redemption."One of the best, if not the best, books ever written on the topic of justification! 563 pages.
BROWN, JOHN (of Wamphray)
A Pious and Elaborate Treatise Concerning Prayer; & the Answer of Prayer (1745 edition)
BROWN, JOHN (of Wamphray)
Quakerisme the Path-way to Paganisme(1678)
The Works of Hugh Binning (1858, 1992)
This volume (of 715 pages--RB) consists of a series of magisterial addresses on the Common Principles of the Christian religion, a series of 40 sermons on Romans 8 entitled "The Sinner's Sanctuary", a series on I John, and miscellaneous other addresses, amongst them a delightful "Treatise on Christian Love." Binning is both stimulation for the mind and food for the soul. It is a great benefit to the entire Christian Church that this volume is being made available again, and I warmly commend it (Eric Alexander, from the Introduction to the out of print SDG edition).
Of Binning, Lachman writes,
Binning's more simple and natural preaching, coupled with considerable eloquence, a warm practical piety and skillful application to his hearers' hearts, made him a most popular preacher. James Durham commented: 'There is no speaking after Mr Binning.' Binning's preaching was warmly evangelical, urging sinners to come to Christ without previous preparations, which he described as a form of establishing our own righteousness and being ignorant of Christ's... He took the side of the Protesters in the division in the (Scottish-RB) Church, but in that controversy as well as in that with the Independents maintained a conciliatory spirit; in that context he wrote hisTreatise of Christian Love (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 77).
Predestination and Providence
Excerpted from the 1858 edition of Binning's Works.
Worshipping God in Spirit and Truth
Excerpted from the 1858 edition of Binning's Works.
A Useful Case of Conscience, Learnedly and Accurately Discussed and Resolved, Concerning Associations and Confederacies with Idolaters, Infidels, Heretics, Malignants, or Any Other Known Enemies of Truth and Godliness
Dr. McCrie said of Binning, "few writers please me more." Binning was appointed Regent and Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow in his nineteenth year. An extremely popular preacher, his works continue to be highly esteemed to this day. He died in 1654 at the age of 29. Here he warns against joining oneself with any known enemies of truth and upholds the Biblical injunction, concerning secondary separation, to abstain from even the appearance of evil. Specifically, "written to expose and counteract the purpose and proceeding of the Resolutioners. Binning was one of the band of Covenanters (i.e. a Protester-RB) who deemed they would not be justified in fighting for Charles, without additional security being provided for the maintenance of their religious privileges, and unless some adequate restraint were imposed upon the exercise of the royal authority" (Johnston,Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 328). Excerpted from the 1858 edition of Binning's Works.
The Diocesans Tryall (1621)
Baynes, a Puritan divine, succeeded William Perkins "in the lecture at St. Andrews, Cambridge" (Darling,Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, p. 216). Here he answers three major questions concerning church government. First, Whether Christ did institute or the Apostles frame any Diocesan form of Churches, or parishional only? Second, Whether Christ ordained by himself, or by the Apostles, any ordinary Pastors, as our Bishops, having both precedence of order, and majority of power above others? Third, Whether Christ did immediately commit ordinary power ecclesiastical, and the exercise of it, to any one singular person, or to a united multitude of Presbyters?
Also contains the 101 FREE bonus books and articleslisted in the summary for Reformation Bookshelf CD #1
Also freeon this CD are the following audio (MP3) tracks:
John Howie- Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and
Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (6/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781) (Contains the life of George Gillespie, Alexander Henderson, et al.)
John Howie - Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (7/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781) (Contains the life of Samuel Rutherford, Hugh Binning, James Durham, et al.)
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.)
John Calvin - Seeking the Lord's Face (from Come Out From Among Them, Psalm 27)
Alexander Henderson - Preparing for Covenant Renewal (from Henderson's Sermons)
Greg Price - Nation Shaking Reformation Promoted
Greg Price - Christian Love is Intolerant (Rev. 2)
Greg Price - Fanning the Flame of Your First Love (Rev. 2:4)
Greg Price - Courage, Martyrdom and the Triumph of Truth (Matthew 10)
Greg Price - Bringing Our Children to Christ (Mark #46, Mark10:13-16)
Greg Price - Christian Diligence (Proverbs 26:13-16)
This CD contains approximately 9,483 pages of material.