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
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?
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?
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
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.
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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."
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 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