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John Gill, Samuel E. Pierce, C.H. Spurgeon, James Haldane, Samuel Stennett
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(1) COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF GENESIS by John Gill
This volume is presented for the first time in two hundred years in a new easy-to-read format, complete and unabridged from the pen of one of the leading Bible expositors of the eighteenth century. Making skillful use of an extensive acquaintance with Jewish rabbinical literature and other ancient historical writings, John Gill brings before the reader a narrative of uncommon interest, woven within a substantial, reliable exposition of this important book. First published in 1763. Bound in grade B black cloth vellum with gold stamping and colored dustjacket. 836 pages.
(2) AN EXPOSITION OF DEUTERONOMY 33: The Blessings of Moses on the Children of Israel by William Parkinson
The author of this unique Exposition of Deuteronomy 33, was pastor of the First Baptist Church, New York, for over thirty-five years and it was there that the essence of these sermons was first presented, beginning in 1828. In these two volumes (originally published separately, but now combined into one volume), Parkinson not only expounds the text itself, which has to do with the blessings pronounced by Moses upon each of the tribes of Israel, but brings to bear other related subjects in the Word of God which will aid in illuminating oneís overall understanding of biblical things. Interesting topics, ranging from the salvation of those dying in infancy to a discussion of what constituted the Urim and Thummim, are capably dealt with along the way. The exposition is presented as it should be?both literal and typical. Moses is herein portrayed as a type of Christ, who bestows blessings and appropriate admonitions upon His people for their good and His glory. Parkinsonís expressed desire was that these sermons 'in the hand of the Holy Spirit,' might 'be instrumental, in comforting believers?in awakening sinners?and in directing inquiring souls to Christ.'
First published in 1831 and 1839, our facsimile reprint includes a new nine-page biographical introduction and four illustrations (including two different portraits of Parkinson). We have corrected the original ďerrataĒ listed at the back of these books, as well as other typographical errors we discovered while cleaning up the pages for publication. This instructive and long awaited volume is the latest to appear in our Newport Commentary Series. 1134 pages, including a very helpful topical index. Clothbound hard-cover.
(3) EXPOSITION OF THE BOOK OF PSALMS: Set Forth as Prophetic of Christ and His Church by Samuel E. Pierce (2 vols.)
This two-volume set on the Psalms by Samuel Eyles Pierce (1746-1829) was formerly one of the scarcest of the full-length Scripture expositions to be found by this early nineteenth-century Baptist minister and author.
When we set out to publish this work, not a single library in the US or Canada listed it among their collections! And in Great Britain, only two libraries were shown to have the volumes. Over a century ago, C. H. Spurgeon in his well-known book Commenting and Commentaries (1885), stated that even in his day this set was "very scarce," while commending Pierce as one who "writes to comfort and edification" on the Psalms. We are therefore honored to make this work available once more to the present generation of Christians.
What makes Pierce's exposition unique among others on the Psalms is that he views the whole book (not just the "messianic" Psalms), as prophetic of Christ and His Church and expounds each chapter in accordance with this central theme. The result is a spiritually rich, Christ-centered treatise on this favorite Old Testament book. Pierce was a Christian very much in the mold of John Bunyan, and readers are sure to profit from a careful study of these books.
(4) COMMENTARY ON MATTHEW: The Gospel of the Kingdom by Charles H. Spurgeon
First published posthumously in 1893, the year following his death, this volume represents the only New Testament commentary written by Spurgeon and is reproduced here in a facsimile reprint of the original edition published by Passmore and Alabaster, Spurgeonís publishers. To this 263-page work we have added portraits and other illustrations, but most importantly, a collection of selected unpublished letters to and from Spurgeon, as well as some of his manuscript book reviews and sermon outlines. Transcriptions of each of these has been provided, along with interesting information on the persons and subjects addressed in the correspondence. A glossy insert of color reproductions of some of the more significant letters is included and a previously unpublished work, ďLetters on the Down-Grade Controversy, with Notes by Dr. Eric Hayden,Ē with additional Spurgeon letters, completes this volume. These important additions to our reprint of this fine commentary should make this a highly collectible book. Black cloth hardcover, with gold stamping and color dust-jacket. 70 illustrations. 384 pages.
(5) EXPOSITION OF THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER IN MATTHEW 13 by Samuel Stennett
This new edition of Samuel Stennett's Discourses on the Parable of the Sower, first published in 1785, has been completely re-typeset and includes the memoir of Stennett by Joseph Jenkins originally published in John Rippon's Baptist Annual Register in 1796.
In these six discourses, Stennett first gives a concise overview of parables in general and rules to assist in their interpretation. He then proceeds to cautions regarding the use and abuse of allegory, which can be wisely applied to other portions of Scripture as well. After discussing the leading ideas of this parable in particular, he carefully examines the four "soils" or kinds of hearers the Gospel comes to, which he designates as the inattentive, the enthusiastic, the worldly-minded and the sincere. In addition Stennett provides much sound counsel to those who sow the seed, or "Word of the Kingdom" and those who attend on the ministry of that Word.
A careful reading of these exceptional discourses will enrich one's understanding a great deal not only on this key New Testament passage but on the Lord's parables in general.
Samuel Stennett (1728-1795) was among the last of a long line of outstanding ministers produced by the remarkable Stennett family in England. His pastoral ministry extended over a period of 47 years at the Little Wild Street Baptist Chapel in London, first as assistant to his father Joseph Stennett and the last 37 years as sole minister to the congregation. His influence through both his preaching ministry and his books was widely significant.
(6) AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS by William Pattison
Robert E. Pattison (1800-1874) brought years of pastoral experience as well as theological teaching to bear in writing this, 'his only literary monument.' First published in Boston in 1859, C. H. Spurgeon counted this work among the very best on this epistle, stating in his Commenting and Commentaries that it was 'A book to instruct intelligent, experienced believers,' and 'a model for a class-book, plain yet profound.' Includes a biographical essay on the author, an appendix containing Pattison's address to the Warren Baptist Association in which he contends that it is not the outward miracles that would now commend the gospel to others for consideration, but the inward miracle of the transformed life, which then outwardly through a commitment to piety may be effectually used of the Lord in the conversion of others, and a second appendix of a sermon by Hanserd Knollys on Ephesians 1:4. 264 pages.
(7) EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS by James A. Haldane
This heretofore scarce volume by the esteemed Scottish Baptist James Alexander Haldane (1768-1851) deserves a place among the finest commentaries on this New Testament epistle. Haldane had originally penned this work with a view towards writing a fuller exposition, but died before he could complete the task. Nonetheless these 'notes of an intended exposition' alone comprise a full and rich name of Biblical instruction.
Haldane's correspondence from his latter years revealed 'how much his mind was interested in the work' and 'had cost him so much thought and pleasant labor.' In the book of Hebrews, Haldane reminds us, 'the consideration of the surpassing dignity of the Son of God, by whom God had spoken in these last days' (p. 44), is the focal point of this entire epistle. 'Believers ought diligently to attend to whatever the Lord Jesus has said in His Word. The Gospel itself is the great truth, the belief of which is salvation, however great men's ignorance in other respects may be; yet nothing which God has said is to be over-looked, but everything is to be attended to as far as it is understood' (p. 45). Haldane, in faithfulness to the text, sets forth Christ as the one true Deliverer from sin as the Savior of His People.
C.H. Spurgeon's classic 'Commenting and Commentaries' was originally 'compiled for the use of ministers' as an aid in guiding his pastoral students in purchasing the best Bible commentaries for their libraries. Spurgeon was very well-read and well-qualified for such an appraisal. In his introductory 'Remarks upon the Catalog of Commentaries,' Spurgeon noted that the books 'most heartily recommended are listed with *** after the book.' In this select category was James A. Haldane's Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews (1860), to which Spurgeon appended the following comments: "a posthumous work issued not as a finished exposition, but as 'notes of an intended exposition.' Very valuable for all that."
Out of print since the first edition of 1860, this quality facsimile reprint is produced from Spurgeon's own personal copy, to which we've added Haldane's work on "The Duty of Self-Examination." This hardcover volume is 424 pages.
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|COMMENTARY ON GENESIS & JOHN'S GOSPEL|
(1) COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF GENESIS by John Gill
This volume is presented for the first time in two hundred years in a new easy-to-read format, complete and unabridged from the pen of one of the leading Bible expositors of the eighteenth century. Making skillful use of an extensive acquaintance with Jewish rabbinical literature and other ancient historical writings, John Gill brings before the reader a narrative of uncommon interest, woven within a substantial, reliable exposition of this important book. First published in 1763. Bound in grade B black cloth vellum with gold stamping and colored dust-Jacket. 836 pages.
(2) EXPOSITORY COMMENTARY ON JOHN'S GOSPEL
This Exposition of the Gospel According to John was originally presented in the form of sermons delivered by John Gill to his London congregation, and then published in Volumes One and Two of the three - volume set entitled An Exposition of the New Testament (London: Aaron Ward, 1746-1748).
Gillís Exposition of the Old and New Testaments has long been esteemed by all who love faithful exposition of Godís Word. In this first separate printing on the Gospel of John, the truths of Godís Word are set forth in a richly edifying manner. Drawing on a wealth of Rabbinical literature with which to illustrate the text, Gill presents the reader with a solid and sensible commentary while at the same time not losing sight of the spirituality of the Word, nor of its chief subject, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Dr. Greg Wills writes:
"John Gillís commentaries are among the best in the history of the Christian church. They are helpful like few others. Gill explains the text with unusually sound judgment and sensitivity to the entire canonical context. With spiritual wisdom he is attentive also to the textís application to Christian living. His knowledge of Jewish backgrounds and of the rabbinic tradition was probably unsurpassed in his generation. This knowledge affords him additional helpful insight into the scriptures. His commentary on the Gospel of John is greatly enriched by the unique perspective this expertise provides.
Baptists and other evangelicals in Gillís day admired him for his learning and orthodoxy as well as for his spirituality. Evangelicals in London appreciated his uncommon wisdom in the scriptures and endowed a Wednesday lectureship for him. For two decades they sat attentively to hear his expositions of the Bible.
It is needless to remark that we will not agree with Gill at every point, but that does not detract in the least from the immense value of this commentary. Evangelicals of former generations, especially Baptists in England and America, deeply prized Gillís commentaries. Those of our generation would do well to prize them again."
As in our previous commentary on Romans, Gillís references to the Apocrypha have been cited in full. This, along with another valuable suggestion Ė to include Gillís numerous references to his notes in the earlier Gospels and elsewhere as end notes, have greatly aided in making this present commentary a self-contained work. We trust that under Godís blessing, this new edition of John Gillís Exposition of the Gospel According to John will prove to be, as it was to our forefathers in the faith, a wellspring of truth to all those actively engaged in the spread of the gospel.
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|AN EXPOSITION OF THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT|
Each volume is a 6 x 9 Hardback. The set contains - 7,515 pages
Original Publisher: Mathews & Leigh - London
Original Pub. Date: 1810
THIS NEW PRINTING IS NOT SMYTH-SEWN AS THE PREVIOUS EDITION WAS, BUT IS PRINT-ON-DEMAND.
"To Reformed Baptist families I recommend Gill first and foremost, before Calvin and before Henry. The reason is simple, the commentary is comprehensive virtually covering every verse in the Bible and the Doctrines of Graces are accurately riddled throughout for the benefit of you and your children. If you have been wanting a comprehensive commentary on Scripture, but have been baffled, don't fully know what is good and what is bad you will not go wrong with Gill. To those who are avid readers and collectors of good books (like myself) if you don't own Gill or fallaciously consider him to be below your level, a waste of money or surpassed by modern commentaries, how wrong you are. Originally, I made the mistake of taking Gill for granted, but I tell you (a man of many books) there is so much theology in the commentaries of Gill, one would do well to get half of it in a life time- deep theological veins run there. Take another look, consult him on a verse, and tell me you found nothing there. Perhaps my early neglect of Gill was due to the fact that I didn't really know how to look and that is why I could get nothing or see nothing in Gill, or maybe I didn't look because I didn't take Gill serious, but whatever the reason it matters not. So much has changed, now he is one of my favorite commentators and his set my most valued comprehensive set on the Bible. To be without him is to remain ignorant. Recommended chief among commentaries!" B. K. Campbell
In the history of the Christian church, there has only been one comprehensive, verse-by-verse commentary of the entire Bible. Thank God that the author of this commentary was a model of biblical orthodoxy and sound scholarship, Dr. John Gill (1697-1771). Of Dr. Gill, the prince of preachers, Charles Spurgeon, wrote: 'In some respects, he has no superior. For good, sound, massive, sober sense in commenting, who can excel Gill?'
The Philadelphia Baptist Association, in its official minutes of October 1807 recommended, "that each member church of the Association subscribe for a copy of Dr. Gill's incomparable Exposition of the Old and New Testaments for the use of their ministers, and urge all sister associations to aid in the accomplishment of this desirable object." Minutes of the Philadelphia Baptist Association 1707-1807. (Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1851) page 439.
The Baptist historian David Benedict noted that the Charleston Baptist Association "recommended to the churches and the public to encourage, by subscription, the undertaking . . . To republish Dr. Gill's Exposition and each church was advised to provide a copy for the use of its minister." A General History of the Baptist Denomination.
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|A Complete Body of DOCTRINAL & PRACTICAL Divinity deduced from the Sacred Scriptures|
"Having completed an Exposition of the whole Bible; I considered with myself what would be best next to engage in for the further instruction of the people under my care; and my thoughts led me to enter upon a Scheme of Doctrinal and Practical Divinity. Doctrine has an influence upon practise, especially evangelical doctrine, spiritually understood, affectionately embraced, and powerfully and feelingly experienced. Where there is not the doctrine of faith, the obedience of faith cannot be expected. " - from the Author's Preface
This majestic work was the last great writing of Dr. John Gill. Published in 1769 just two years prior to his death, it is arguably the most complete body of divinity ever written. Packed with biblical wisdom and unpolluted by worldly philosophy, this complete systematic theology represents some of the most vigorous, robust defenses of truth and clear statements of doctrine ever recorded in print.
Gill's 'Body of Divinity' is a work without which no theological library is complete. His grand old doctrines of grace, sweep all opposition before them. -Dr. William Cathcart
Included Essays on
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-Of the Internal Acts and Works of God
-Of the Covenant of Grace
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-Of Creation in General
-Providence of God
-Of the Sin and Fall of Man
-Of the Corruption of Human Nature
-Manifestations and Administration of the Covenant of Grace
-Of the Law
-of the Incarnation of Christ
-His State of Humiliation
-Of Redemption by Christ
-Propitiation, Atonement, and Reconciliation
-Of the Worship of God
-Of the Object of Worship
-Of the Fear of God
-Of Trust and Confidence in God
-Of Spiritual Joy
-Of Christian Fortitude
-Of Godly Sincerity
-Of the Nature of a Gospel Church
-Duties of Churches to their Pastors
-Of the Office of Deacons
-Of Public Prayer
-Of Singing Psalms
-Duties of Husband and wife
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|THE CAUSE OF GOD AND TRUTHIn Four Parts|
It should be known by the reader, that the following work was undertaken and begun about the year 1733 or 1734, at which time Dr. Whitby's Discourse on the Five Points was reprinted, judged to be a masterpiece on the subject, in the English tongue, and accounted an unanswerable one; and it was almost in the mouth of every one, as an objection to the Calvinists, Why do not ye answer Dr. Whitby? Induced hereby, I determined to give it another reading, and found myself inclined to answer it, and thought this was a very proper and seasonable time to engage in such a work.
In the year 1735, the First Part of this work was published, in which are considered the several passages of Scripture made us of by Dr. Whitby and others in favour of the Universal Scheme, and against the Calvinistic Scheme, in which their arguments and objections are answered, and the several passages set in a just and proper light. These, and what are contained in the following Part in favour of the Particular Scheme, are extracted from Sermons delivered in a Wednesday evening's lecture.
The Second Part was published in the year 1736, in which the several passages of Scripture in favour of special and distinguishing grace, and the arguments from them, are vindicated from the exceptions of the Arminians, and particularly from Dr. Whitby, and a reply made to answers and objections to them.
The Third Part was published in 1737, and is a confutation of the arguments from reason used by the Arminians, and particularly by Dr. Whitby, against the above doctrines; and a vindication of such as proceed on rational accounts in favour of them, in which it appears that they are no more disagreeable to right reason than to divine revelation; to the latter of which the greatest deference should be paid, though the Rationalists of our age too much neglect it, and have almost quitted it; but to the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is not light in them.
In this part of the work is considered the agreement of the sentiments of Mr. Hobbes and the Stoic philosophers with those of the Calvinists, in which the difference between them is observed, and the calumny removed; to which is added, a Defence of the Objections to the Universal Scheme, taken from the prescience and the providence of God, and the case of the Heathens.
The Fourth Part was published in 1738, in which the sense of the ancient writers of the Christian Church, before the times of Austin, is given; the importance and consequence of which is shown, and that the Arminians have very little reason to triumph on that account.
This work was published at a time when the nation was greatly alarmed with the growth of Popery, and several learned gentlemen were employed in preaching against some particular points of it; but the author of this work was of opinion, that the increase of Popery was greatly owing to the Pelagianism, Arminianism, and other supposed rational schemes men run into, contrary to divine revelation. This was the sense of our fathers in the last century, and therefore joined these and Popery together in their religious grievances they were desirous of having redressed; and indeed, instead of lopping off the branches of Popery, the axe should be laid to the root of the tree, Arminianism and Pelagianism, the very life and soul of Popery.
This new edition, with some alterations and improvements, is now published by request.
--John Gill, D.D.
When, in the tumultuous days of the beginning of the Downgrade Controversy, Charles Spurgeon faced the possibility of the loss of friends and finances, he recalled in a letter to his church a moment of poignancy in the ministry of John Gill.
"My eminent predecessor, Dr. Gill, was told, by a certain member of his congregation who ought to have known better, that if he published his book, The Cause of God and Truth , he would lose some of his best friends, and that his income would fall off. The doctor said, 'I can afford to be poor, but I cannot afford to injure my conscience;' and he has left his mantle as well as his chair in our vestry." [C. H. Spurgeon, Autobiography , 2 vols. (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1973) 2:477].
This Spurgeonic remark carries within it the legacy of John Gill to evangelical Christianity, in general, and Baptists, in particular. It is especially appropriate that the remark was made concerning the book now being reprinted by the Baptist Standard Bearer. Alternately applauded and derided, celebrated and lamented, appreciated and opprobriated, Gill remains a significant testimony to the faithfulness of God in giving spiritual gifts for His peoples' benefit.
--From the Introduction by Tom J. Nettles
The Cause of God and Truth, in Four Parts. Being an Examination of the principal passages of Scripture made use of by the Arminians, with the judgment of the ancient Christian Church concerning them. With a Vindication of Part IV. (Paperback)
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