To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.  
Isaiah 8:20
 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 
John 3:14

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Theology comes from a Greek word which means "study of God" ...
The Scripture is the sole, supernatural self-revelation of God, the source of all true knowledge. We believe that the Bible contains God's progressive self-revelation. Biblical theology is concerned with how the Bible reveals God; in His creation, in His covenant, in His redemption, in His judgment, etc. The Bible has its own method of revealing God, and that revelation is historical and thus progressive. Read more

Introduction to Christian Theology

Covenant Theology

Lectures on Theology, Gordon H. Clark (5 lectures) MP3 Format
1. How Does Man Know God?
2. Time and Eternity
3. The Puritans and Situation Ethics
4. The Decline of Theology in America
5. Questions and Answers

The Labyrinth Part I. Part II, Part III by Steve Hays
A study of four key theological/ecclesiastical questions in Christendom: Almost all of the Vast Variety Within Christendom Can be Reduced to How You Answer these Basic Questions. (1) Is Sola Scriptura the Only Rule of Faith? (2) Does Man Have Freewill? (3) Is the New Covenant Continuous With The Old?

 The Rights of the Ecclesia
 "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of   
  religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..."
First 
  Amendment to the Bill of Rights.
  Find out your legal rights.

  The Rutherford Institute
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Key United States Supreme Court 
  Religion Decisions, with summaries of over 50 important Supreme 
  Court cases.

St. Augustine's City of God and Christian Doctrine

The Reformation

John Calvin: Writings on Pastoral Piety

Series on The Doctrines of Grace by Jay Wegter

Introduction, The Fall (total depravity), Effectual Grace (Regeneration), Unconditional Election, Particular Redemption Part I (Propitiation), Part II (Purpose of the Cross), Part III (Session of Christ)., Part IV Efficacious Redemption), Perseverance of the Saints Part I (Why security is joined to diligence, 2 Peter 1), Part II (Our Response to the Spirit’s Sanctifying Work, (2 Thess. 2:13-15).

By Grace Alone - a doctrinal study by Jim McClarty - A study in the fundamental reformation doctrines, commonly called the Doctrines of Grace. (.pdf)

A Three-legged Stool: All Sides of God’s Salvation Process By Jim Elliff
Election by a sovereign God was one of the mainstay doctrines in the preaching used by God during great days of Awakening. Will it be preached today? Should it be preached today?

Chosen by God? Beginners' Explanation of the Five Points by Pat Enrico
"Sovereign Grace" Hated by the Modern Religionist! by C. H. Spurgeon
More Than a "Calvinist" by John Newton
Calvinism 101 by Unknown
God's Astounding Grace: The Doctrines of Grace Simply Explained from the Scriptures
by D. Scott Meadows
The Perfect Balance of God's Truth by Geoff Thomas
Sovereign Grace New Testament by Dr. Stanford E. Murrell
Select verses from the New Testament (KJV) setting forth the doctrines of grace
The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended and Documented Afterward
by John MacArthur
John MacArthur Gets Booted Off the Bible Broadcasting Network for Preaching the the Biblical Doctrine of Election
 

The Regulative Principle of the Church
                                                                                       How should we worship God?

John Calvin

(1509 - 1564) Sermons

Commentary on Galatians and Ephesians

(1) The Salvation of All Men - 1Timothy 2:4


(2) The Mystery of Godliness - 1Timothy 3:16


(3) The Call to Witness - 2Timothy 1:8, 9


(4) The Doctrine of Election - 2Timothy 1:9, 10


(5) Pure Preaching of the Word - 2Timothy 2:16 – 18


(6) The Word Our Only Rule - Titus 1: 15, 16

The Piety of John Calvin  
Ford Lewis Battles

Estimate of Calvin's Character
William Wileman

Estimate of Calvin's Work
 William Wileman

Prayers of John Calvin
From Calvin's Lectures on Hosea

Free Will Refuted Calvin

Institutes of the Christian Religion

Calvin's Commentaries on the Whole Bible

The Theology of the Ancient Creeds Part 1: Creedal Christianity by Greg Uttinger
The Theology of the Ancient Creeds Part 2: The Apostles' Creed by Greg Uttinger
The Theology of the Ancient Creeds Part 3: The Formula of Chalcedon by Greg Uttinger
The Theology of the Ancient Creeds Part 4: The Athanasian Creed by Greg Uttinger
The Theology of the Ancient Creeds Part 5: Christology after Chalcedon
The Theology of the Ancient Creeds Part 7: The Forgiveness of Sins by Greg Uttinger
The Theology of the Ancient Creeds: Part 8: The Forgotten Articles by Greg Uttinger

Theonomy and Christian Ethics
What it is - What it is Not.
by Rev Paul Michael Raymond with additional commentary by William O. Einwechter of the Christian Statesman. Article


The Dominion Covenant 
Covenant Vision, Conquest and Dominion  
by Rev. Paul Michael Raymond    
The entire Bible is a Covenant book dedicated to a clear and precise Covenant Mandate. This months article gives a 6 point plan for Christian Cultural Dominion. Read  Archives 

Leadership
Defining and Developing Godly Leaders for the Coming Age   by Rev. Paul Michael Raymond
Leadership is achieved through ethical obedience to God's Law. This article defines, and details, practical strategies for developing leaders for the coming age.
Read  Archives

Conservatism or Christ by Rev Paul Michael Raymond
Is the Conservative movement a Christian movement? What should the Christian posture be politically.
Find out in this revealing article.

 The Beauties of Thomas Boston

A Pastoral Quiz  A little Quiz for the Pastor who studies

KJV On Audio CD  Read by Alexander Scourby

Officer Training Workbook

Richard Baxter: Shepherd of Souls  Vance Salisbury

Are Votes on Third Parties Wasted?  Timothy D. Terrell 

 The Failure of Secular Economics  John W. Robbins

"Politics and Religion"  Stephen Perks

What Is Monergism?  John Hendryx

 Pastoral Resources  

The Necessity of Reforming the Church   by John Calvin 

The Title: The Church  by John Calvin

What Is Legalism?  by John W. Robbins

What are the Marks of a Biblical Church?    A Puritan's Mind

The True Church   by J.C. Ryle 

Christ, Muhammad, and the Culture of Beheading Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Th.D. 

Particular Redemption & Discriminating Grace Samuel Rutherford

Atheism  Gordon H. Clark

Five Points G. A. Chan

Math and the Bible   J. C. Keister 

Christianity & Society Stephen Perks

Theonomic Ethics Mark Duncan

On the Incarnation by Athanasius

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The Mutual Duties Of Husbands And Wives Towards Each Other

Richard Baxter


The Reformed Pastor

Richard Baxter


 The Saints Everlasting Rest

Richard Baxter


 Directions for a Peaceful Death

Richard Baxter

Directions for Grief at the Death of Friends

Richard Baxter


Directions for Hating Sin

Richard Baxter


Ministers of Love

Richard Baxter

New Testament Commentary

by Hendricksen and Kistemaker

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The Edinburgh Inn
MP3 Theological Discussions

Volume I

01 - The Light Of Nature
02 - The Necessity Of Scripture
03 - The Necessity Of The Old Testament
04 - Why Do I Believe The Bible?
05 - The Bible: What Is It?
06 - Which Books Are In The Bible?
07 - The Significance Of Scripture

08 - Connecting The Dots
09 - What's Scripture Got To Do With It?
10 - The Secular Lie

11 - Is The Bible Sufficient For The 21st Century?
12 - Is All The Bible Necessary?

Volume II

01 - Can The Bible Be Understood?
02 - Bible Translations
03 - How Should I Interpret The Bible?
04 - The Bible Trumps All
05 - Can You Know God?
06 - The Perfections Of God, Part 1
07 - The Perfections Of God, Part 2
08 - Three Be One
09 - God In Human History
10 - God's Decree And Man's Will
11 - God's Decree And Election
12 - Elections Particularity

 

Advanced Historical Theology

The Patristic Period
(c. 100-450)

The Middle Ages and the Renaissance
(c. 500-1500)

The Reformation and Post-Reformation Periods (c. 1500-1750)

The Modern Period
(c. 1750-Present Day)

Man Now Deprived of Freedom of Will, and Miserably Enslaved
by John Calvin

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A.W. Pink Archives

John Calvin on "The Necessity of Reforming the Church

The Christian and the Social Agenda  Rev. Mark R. Rushdoony

The Names of GOD : INDEX

Counted Righteous in Christ by John Piper Online Book
Should We Abandon the Imputation of Christ's Righteousness? (pdf)
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"[If Jesus died for all men]...why then, are not all freed from the punishment of all their sins? You will say, "Because of their unbelief; they will not believe." But his unbelief, it is sin, or not? If not, why should they be punished for it? If it be, then Christ underwent the punishment due to it. If so, then why must than hinder them more than their other sins for which he died from partaking of the fruit of his death? If he did not, then he did not die for all their sins."

John Owen

Jonathan Edwards - Theological Writings

Original Sin: Originally written as a rebuttal to a work by Dr. John Taylor and entitled, The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin defended; Evidences of it's Truth produced, and Arguments to the Contrary answered. Containing, in particular, A Reply to the Objections and Arguings of Dr. John Taylor, in his book, Entitled, "The Scripture-Doctrine of Original Sin proposed to free and candid Examination, &c." The doctrine of Original Sin and the Federal headship of Adam has been an accepted doctrine of Christian Orthodoxy for 2,000 years. It was attacked in Edwards day by professing Christians and Deists alike. This heterodoxy has its roots in Modern American Evangelicalism from the teaching and revivalism of Charles G. Finney. This timeless treatise is needed today just as it was in 1754.

The Religious Affections: 
Written as both a defense of the Revivals in colonial New England, and a warning of false profession and religion, The Religious Affections ranks as one of the most powerful works ever written. It has been said that, "if one can read Religious Affections, and still be convinced they belong to Christ, they most assuredly must be". Edwards objective is to distinguish between true and false religion by showing the marks of a saving work of the Holy Spirit in men. In his preface, Edwards stresses the importance of using, "our utmost endeavours clearly to discern ... wherein true religion does consist". For "till this be done, it may be expected that great revivings of religion will be but of short continuance".

Freedom of the Will: 
Originally Entitled, A Careful and Strict Enquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions of that Freedom of Will which is supposed to be essential to Moral Agency, Virtue and Vice, Reward and Punishment, Praise and Blame, Freedom of the Will was originally published in 1754, near the midpoint of Edwards pastorate of the Indian missionary church in Stockbridge, MA. This treatise was written to destroy not only the Arminian argument of the Free Will of Man, but attacks the anti-evangelistic determinism of Hyper-Calvinism as well. In Allen C. Guelzo's superb book, Edwards on the Will, A Century of American Theological Debate, Guelzo writes in the introduction, ""Edwards on the Will" - No single title in American literature has ever had quite the ring of finality, of unquestioned settlement of dispute, as this...." Amen -

History of the Work of Redemption: 
Enclosed is just the outlines of what was to be Jonathan Edwards' greatest work. In his Preface Jonathan Edwards Jr. says this about the work, "Mr. Edwards had planned a body of divinity, in a new method, and in the form of a history, in which he was to first show, how the most remarkable events, in all ages from the fall to the present (1773) times, recorded in sacred and profane history, were adapted to promote the the work of redemption, and then to trace, by the light of scripture prophecy, how the same work should be yet further carried on even to the end of the world." This series of outlines were first preached as a series of sermons in Northampton, MA in 1739.


                                       Other Edwards' Theological Writings

Treatise On Grace:
This Manuscript was found by itself, carefully placed within folds of thick paper, and tied up with a silk ribbon. It proved to be arranged into chapters and sections, all page; and, in short, precisely as presented here. Edwards most likely kept it this way for future publication. It can be said to be a "sister" treatise to Religious Affections, and Freedom of the Will, as arguments in both are presented again here only from a slightly different perspective. Originally unpublished, this treatise was part of Selections From The Unpublished Writings of Jonathan Edwards, Edited and printed for private circulation by Rev. Alexander B. Grosart in 1865, reprinted by Soli Deo Gloria Publications in 1992.

The Qualifications For Communion: Formally titled, "An Humble Inquiry Into The Rules Of The Word Of God Concerning The Qualifications Requisite To A Complete Standing And Full Communion in the visible Christian Church" This is the treatise that cost Jonathan Edwards his pulpit in Northampton, MA. Edwards writes against the "Half Way" covenant taught by his Grandfather Solomon Stoddard. It is Edwards conviction that only true believers in Christ are qualified to partake of the Lord's Supper.

Unpublished Treatise on the Trinity: This excellent defense of the Orthodox doctrine of the Trinity was never presented publicly nor published.

Directions For Judging of Person' Experiences: Also from, Selections From The Unpublished Writings of Jonathan Edwards, this short work is evidently Edwards guide for testing conversions with questions during the Great Awakening.

Edwards "Two Dissertations:"

Intended by Edwards to be published together, here are two of his greatest masterpieces. The one can be considered to be the mirror of the other. In Edwards view the "End" for which God created the world must be the "End" of True Virtue. Therefore the "Truly Virtuous" life is the reason God created us.

I. Concerning the End for Which God Created the World: 

Preface, Chapter 1, Chapter 2
This Manuscript is presented in 2 Parts. Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. for the sake of the size of the files. Chapter 1 includes the Preface written by Samuel Hopkins and Edwards Introduction.

II. The Nature of True Virtue: One of Edwards most reproduced, read, and loved works..


EVIDENCE & ANSWERS

Evidence and Answers is where Christians can go to get the information on the Bible's inspiration, archaeological evidence, reasons to believe, answers to tough questions, and much more.

Introduction
   Introduction to Evidence and Answers
   What does it mean that the Bible is inspired and inerrant?
   The Miracles of Jesus

Evidence supporting the Bible
   Manuscript evidence for superior New Testament reliability
   Illustration of Bible text manuscript tree and variant readings
   Non-biblical accounts of New Testament events and/or people
   Archaeological Evidence verifying biblical cities
   The writings of Josephus mention many biblical people and places
   When were the gospels written and by whom?
   Evidence of biblical inspiration

Answers to Questions about the Bible
   Can we trust the New Testament as a historical document?
   Wasn't the New Testament written hundreds of years after Christ?
   Hasn't the Bible been rewritten so many times it can't be trusted?
   Since the NT writers were biased, can we trust what they wrote?
   What is the gospel of Q and does it prove the Gospels are false?
   Why isn't there other evidence of the massacre of the babies?
   Why isn't there any record of millions of Jews wandering in the desert?
   Do the lost books of the Bible prove that the Bible has been altered?
   Is there non-biblical evidence of a day of darkness at the crucifixion?

Evidence supporting biblical manuscripts
   Papyri, p1 through p76; 200 AD to 700 AD copies
   Letter Uncials; 4th to 10th century copies
   Numbered Uncials, 046 through 0250; 2nd to 14th century copies
   Numbered Minuscules, 1 through 1985; 9th to 16th century copies
   Minuscules, 2 through 399; 9th to 16th century copies
   Minuscules, 404 through 999; 8th to 16th century copies
   Minuscules, 1012 through 2768; 9th to 16th century copies

Evidence supporting Jesus' existence
   Regarding the quotes from the historian Josephus about Jesus
   1 Cor. 15:3-4 demonstrates a creed too early for legend to corrupt

Answers to objections concerning Jesus' miracles and resurrection
   Extraordinary claims require extraordinary ev