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Boettner, Orrick, Nichols, Barrett, Boice

(1) THE REFORMED DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION by Loraine Boettner

One of the most thorough and convincing statements on predestination to have appeared in any language. The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination has been regarded as the authoritative work in this field. A contemporary classic.

"Not only a clear and cogent presentation of the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination but of all the great distinctive doctrines of the Reformed Faith. . . . The practical importance of Calvinism is stressed. The chapter on Calvinism in History will prove illuminating to many."—Christianity Today

"A book that will live for years as one of the most scholarly, helpful and interesting discussions of a difficult subject."—The Sunday School Times

"The mantle of Dr. Warfield, Calvinism's most distinguished expositor and defender of the last generations, seems to have fallen on Dr. Boettner's shoulders."—The Expositor

(2) THE CHRISTIAN ATTITUDE TOWARD WAR by Loraine Boettner

Sometimes we hear it said that all war is wrong-wrong for the defenders as well as for the aggressors-and that even when waged with sincere purpose of restraining evil, it tends to produce greater evils than those against which it is directed. It was in response to that view that Loraine Boettner wrote this compelling volume, first published in 1940. Now in an updated, third edition, Dr. Boettner brings biblical and historical data to bear upon issues of mounting concern, such as: What causes war; the relationship between military and police force; can there be a just war; the premises of pacifism; the consequences of war; the limits of obedience to the government; war as judgment on nations; nuclear weapons. Boettner's crisp analysis of these and other issues makes this book a valuable and enduring statement on the ever-crucial matters of war and peace.

(3) MERE CALVINISM: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CALVINISM? by Jim Orrick

There are so many misconceptions about Calvinism that it is safe to say that even most Christians do not truly know what it teaches. You may have grown up in a Reformed church, or you may have heard about Calvinism mostly in arguments. Either way, it may surprise you to know that this belief has huge, and very positive, implications for a believer’s daily life!

Jim Orrick clears up misinformation about Calvinism and explains its basic yet profound ideas and teachings—using the Bible as the basis for everything he says.

“Has characteristics that stand out beyond . . . other worthy expositions. . . . Reads like a good story, incorporating a literary artfulness that is rare in this subject matter.” —Thomas J. Nettles

(4) ASSURED BY GOD: Living in the Fullness of God's Grace, ed. by Buck Parsons (2nd edition w/ Study Questions)

"The key to fruitfulness...is to have a life that is founded solidly on the assurance of one's salvation in Christ. The unsure Christian is the Christian who lacks stability in his or her faith. The unsure Christian is tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine. The unsure Christian is easy prey for the assault of Satan, who does everything in his power to undermine the Christian's confidence of salvation in Christ. A Christian who lacks such confidence can easily become trapped in insecurity and may lack the boldness to venture out into the domain of a fallen world, armed with the whole armor of God...It is my prayer that those who read this volume will have those vacillating doubts that weaken their profession removed once and for all, so that they may be fully equipped to be fruit bearers in the vineyard of Christ."- R. C. Sproul, from the Foreword

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R.C. Sproul

Burk Parsons

Joel R. Beeke

Jerry Bridges

John MacArthur

Keith A. Mathison

Richard D. Phillips

Philip Graham Ryken

R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Sinclair B. Ferguson

(5) SALVATION BY GRACE: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration by Matthew Barrett

In Salvation by Grace, Matthew Barrett comprehensively defends the doctrine of monergism (the teaching that regeneration is exclusively the work of God) primarily by looking at Scripture but also by examining Reformed theologians and confessions. Barrett also provides a helpful evaluation of both the Arminian position and contemporary attempts to chart a middle course between Calvinistic and Arminian systems.

“ ‘Salvation is of the Lord.’ All Christians would affirm this good news. Yet only monergism carries it through to the end, without equivocation. In this winsome and well-researched defense, Matthew Barrett clears away the brush—caricatures and distortions on both sides of the debate—to expose the wonder of God’s amazing grace.”—Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

“Matthew Barrett’s work on regeneration represents scholarship at its best. His book is exegetically convincing and theologically profound, with significant pastoral consequences.”—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“Matthew Barrett lays out the historical, theological, and biblical material, and presents a compelling case for classic anti-Pelagian theology. Very helpful.”— Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

(6) SOLID GROUND: The Inerrant Word of God in an Errant World by Boice, Clowney, Dever, Duncan, Packer, Phillips, Ryken & Sproul

This is a book about the Book. Not just a book, but the Book—the Word of God written, the only infallible rule of truth and practice for our lives.

Sadly that distinction is necessary, because there are many who question whether the Bible deserves to be called the Book, or whether it is just a book—a very special book, to be sure, but not the Book that perfectly illumines all things. And the more they chip away at the full confidence that believers must have in the trustworthiness of Scripture, the more they rob its Author of the glory that his Word displays and demands.

What's worse is that these attacks, more and more, are coming from those who claim to be believers themselves.

Here the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology explores the Author’s glory by unfolding the richness and perfection of the Bible. In essays collected from the best addresses on the subject, eight of the top pastor-scholars of the past thirty years share their insight and answers on:

J. I. Packer—On Knowing God: The Word and the World

J. Ligon Duncan III—The Sufficient Word of God

R. C. Sproul—The Truth of God

James M. Boice—Scripture Alone

Richard D. Phillips—God’s Mighty Word

Mark Dever—The Word in the Church

Philip Graham Ryken—The Accessible Word

Edmund P. Clowney—Preaching: The Means of Revival

Together they issue a clarion call for the church to return to its central, long-standing, and vital conviction that the Bible is the Book—the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God.

(7) PERSPECTIVES ON PENTECOST: New Testament Teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Richard Gaffin

With exegetical depth, objectivity, and clarity Richard B. Gaffin examines prophecy and tongues and makes a case for the cessation of both gifts at the close of the apostolic era.

Pentecost is presented as integral to the once-for-all work of Christ and decisive for the life of the whole church. Dr. Gaffin's biblical-theological perspective is thorough: he defines all the spiritual gifts generally; he clarifies the nature of prophecy and tongues and the question of their continuance in the church today; and he indicates how these exegetical studies bear on contemporary interest in charismatic gifts.

'Perspectives on Pentecost' dispels the emotionalism and confusion now surrounding the charismatic movement. It is a reliable study for all Bible students and an especially helpful handbook for those either associated with the charismatic movement or who must deal with friends or family members involved in tongues-speaking experiences.

(8) THE HOLY SPIRIT: His Person & Ministry by Edwin H. Palmer

Because of the importance of the subject, its comparative neglect, and the lack of popular up-to-date scriptural study of the Holy Spirit with an emphasis beyond the Christian life, Edwin H. Palmer wrote The Holy Spirit more than forty years ago. The publisher is returning this important book to print so that a new generation may benefit from it.

"A fine, comprehensive modern study of the work of the Spirit. This fresh treatment takes up such questions as how the Spirit guides us." W.J. Grier

(9) THESE LAST DAYS: A Christian View of History ed. by Richard Phillips & Gabriel N.E. Fluher

Reformed Christians have often avoided the field of eschatology—but it was this doctrine of history that thrilled the first disciples. They realized that with the coming of the “last days” they had entered the time of the kingdom, and this understanding will strengthen our faith too.

Here the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology addresses this important topic and presents the following speakers’ insights on:

Sinclair Ferguson—The Christ of History

D. A. Carson—This Present Evil Age

Alistair Begg—The Age of the Spirit

Michael S. Horton—The Resurrection Hope

J. Ligon Duncan III—The Eternal Glory

D. A. Carson—Partakers of the Age to Come

Cornelis P. Venema—The Four Main Millennial Views

Richard D. Phillips—A Pastoral Guide to Life After Death

Jeffrey K. Jue—Evangelical Eschatology, American Style

Paul David Tripp—The Radical Implications of Eternity

(10) WHY JOHNNY CAN'T PREACH: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers by T. David Gordon

An analysis of shifts in dominant media forms and their effects on the sensibilities of the culture as a whole. Many of those shifts have profound, and unfortunate, effects on preaching.

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(1) THE REFORMED DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION by Loraine Boettner
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(7) PERSPECTIVES ON PENTECOST: New Testament Teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Richard Gaffin
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(8) THE HOLY SPIRIT: His Person & Ministry by Edwin H. Palmer
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(9) THESE LAST DAYS: A Christian View of History ed. by Richard Phillips & Gabriel N.E. Fluher
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Together some of the most gifted communicators of God’s Word explain the Christian’s view on life, death, and the hereafter.

(10) WHY JOHNNY CAN'T PREACH: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers by T. David Gordon
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BEYOND THE 95 THESES: Martin Luther's Life, Thought and Lasting Legacy
STEPHEN J NICHOLS

Does your knowledge of Martin Luther's writings start and end with the hymn 'A Mighty Fortress Is Our God'?

As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation he put into motion, we discover a Martin Luther who was one of history's most colorful and influential figures. His story is well known, but his powerful writing is often unfamiliar to us.á

This illustrated introductory guide to Luther's life, theology, and works introduces and summarizes his major writings, such asáThe Bondage of the WilláandáOn the Councils and the Church, and includes, with annotations, the completeáNinety-Five Theses. Stephen Nichols also gives encouragement and guidance for studying Luther's ethical writings, 'table talk,' hymns, and sermons. Includes a select guide for further reading.

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Table of Contents:

Part One: Luther, a Life

1. The Early Years: 1483-1521

2. The Later Years: 1522-1546

Part Two: Luther, the Reformer

3. The Meat of the Nut: Understanding Luther's Theology

4. Silent No More: The Three Treatises

5. The Centerpiece of the Reformation: The Bondage of the Will

6. This Is My Body: Confession Concerning Christ's Supper

7. Plagues, Princes, and Peasants: Ethical Writings

Part Three: Luther, the Pastor

8. The Next Generation: The Small Catechism

9. Dinner with Luther: 'Table Talk'

10. A New Song Begun: The Hymns

11. The Marks of a True Church: On the Councils and the Church

12. The Reluctant Pastor: The Sermons

Part Four: Luther's Ninety-Five Theses

13. The Annotated Ninety-Five Theses: Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences

A Brief Guide to Book by and about Martin Lutherá

Endorsements

'As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, may we not only appreciate the profound ways God used Martin Luther, but may we learn from him. Dr. Nichols gives us a front-row seat on Luther's life. As we watch, may we have the same boldness and the same lifelong commitment to the gospel.'á- R.C. Sproul,áFounder, Ligonier Ministries

'A marvelous mixture of biography, history, theology, and anecdote. If you don't feel the heartbeat of the Reformation in these pages, check your pulse!'á- Sinclair Ferguson,áCoauthor,áChurch History 101

'Rarely do we find the rich combination of theological precision and historical passion so accessibly written as we do here in Dr. Nichols' entertaining treatment of Martin Luther. A marvelous introduction.'á- Derek W. H. Thomas,áProfessor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta

Author: Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries.

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DOGMATIC THEOLOGY
William G.T. Shedd

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Shedd's discussion of some topics is, writes Gomes, "unequaled by anything produced by modern evangelicals." For example:

- The Trinity

- The two natures of Christ

- The nature of divine justice and atonement

- The rational argument for hell

Shedd wrote Dogmatic Theology with the prayer that it would help "to strengthen the believer's confidence in [divine] revelation and to incline the unbeliever to exercise faith in it."

"Dogmatic Theology can serve as a powerful floodlight to lay bare some of the theological blind spots plaguing today's evangelical church," writes Gomes. "Modern evangelical systems tend to be weaker precisely at those points were Shedd's is most robust."

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Francis Turretin, Cornelius Van Til, Geerhardus Vos

(1) JUSTIFICATION: A Classic Treatment of The Centerpiece of the Reformation by Francis Turretin (1623-1687)

Does faith alone justify? This and nine other questions are answered in this classic, seventeenth-century analysis of the doctrine of justification.

Francis Turretin (1623-1687) was pastor of the church of Geneva for nearly forty years and was professor of theology.

(2) THE DEFENSE OF THE FAITH: 4th edition by Cornelius Van Til with Scott Oliphant

“This work has a cumulatively delightful effect in exposing the pretensions of human autonomy and the grandeur of God's sovereign grace. In his careful, thorough, and sympathetic notes, Professor Oliphint has done us all a tremendous service: turning down the frustration and turning up the delight!” -Michael Horton

(3) THE ESCHATOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT by Geerhardus Vos

What do Abraham, Moses and David have to do with End Times? Using the redemptive historical approach, Vos demonstrates how the Old Testament points to Christ’s earthly ministry and beyond to his eventual return. Edited and arranged by James Dennison, these previously unpublished manuscripts are a valuable addition to a reformed understanding of the last days.

In this previously unpublished material, a pioneer in reformed biblical theology examines the hopes, expectations, and understanding of Old Testament saints regarding the future. Compiled from several manuscripts relating to Geerhardus Vos's course on Old Testament eschatology, this volume weaves together the most complete text of his study on the subject. Vos addresses a wide range of questions surrounding both individual and collective eschatology from key passages throughout the Old Testament. Whether he is discussing the intermediate state or the meaning of Sheol, Messaniac expectations or the Day of the Lord, Vos's supernaturalism contrasts with the hopelessness of naturalistic views.

(4) THE SELF-DISCLOSURE OF JESUS: The Modern Debate About the Messianic Consciousness of Jesus by Geerhardus Vos

Did Jesus claim to be the Messiah? What Vos discerned in his day applies equally to ours: "a certain class of writers" regards with "disfavor ... the Messianic element in the Gospels." His comprehensive, detailed refutation of such writers has helped evangelicals answer these questions affirmatively for more than seventy five years (First released in 1926).

In this recently reprinted work, Vos challenges classic Liberalism’s rejection of Jesus’ self-conscious messianic awareness. As Vos sees it, this anti-supernaturalistic assessment of the Gospel witness evidences itself in three key assumptions: (1) whatever occurs in history can never be absolutely true or authoritative; (2) all historical events are fundamentally similar and explainable in terms of natural phenomena, and (3) all historical events exist in an interrelated chain of cause and effect so that all events are part of a closed naturalistic system. While the material is somewhat dated, similar arguments put forward on the contemporary scene have already been tried and found wanting by Vos’ keen exegetical and theological insight. - Jeff Waddington - Westminster Bookstore Staff

(5) LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE: The History of a Puritan Idea by L. John Van Til

Hardly a day passes in which we don't hear a news story involving freedom of expression or freedom of religion. The meaning of the First Amendment is as hotly debated as ever, and often the central issue is liberty of conscience. What limits, if any, should there be on actions flowing from personal convictions? And who should set those limits? Is the conscience answerable to the state? to a national church? to God alone?

In this volume the author traces the development of liberty of conscience from the English Puritan William Perkins to the First Amendment two hundred years later. He gives special attention to Perkins himself, Roger Williams, the Westminster Assembly, the colonial charters, and state and federal constitutions. In so doing the author shows how liberty of conscience became a fundamental idea in the American mind and why it remains such an important issue today.

(6) HERMAN BAVINCK: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman, and Theologian by Ron Gleason

Highlighting the breadth of Herman Bavinck's experience in theology and politics, Ronald N. Gleason offers the English-speaking world a vivid picture of the Dutch theologian's life. Gleason, a leading authority on Bavinck's life and ideas, brings to light Bavinck's rich family heritage and contends that his family background played a crucial role in the development of the man who wrote the magisterial Reformed Dogmatics.

This is a thought-provoking portrait of an influential man whose "vigorous and winsome integrated Calvinism," as Roger Nicole describes it in the Introduction, continues to influence scholars and pastors today.

"This is a superb, even definitive biography, introducing the reader to one of the greatest thinkers in the life of the Church." —David F. Wells

"It is surprising that we've waited so long for a thorough and well-written account of the life and work of such a towering Reformed theologian, but it was well worth the wait!" —Michael Horton

"Gleason's contribution in these pages is nothing short of astounding. This is more than a biography; it is a theological and cultural analysis that aids us in grasping the significant contours of the past century. A magnificent achievement." —Derek W. H. Thomas

(7) THE GENESIS FLOOD: The Biblical Record and its Scientific Implications by John Whitcomb & Henry Morris

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"The publishing of The Genesis Flood fifty years ago is the recognized birthdate of a movement blessed by God, and this classic work is also now recognized as a monumental milestone in the fight against compromise in the church and for biblical inerrancy in general during our skeptical modern era." —Ken Ham

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WHY JOHNNY CAN'T PREACH
David Gordon

Description: T. David Gordon has identified a problem, one that affects us all and needs fixing. Our preaching is just not communicating properly anymore. Fortunately, Gordon not only explains the causes of this failure but also shows us how to make things better.

"No, it's not just you. There's a lot of disappointing preaching today and it's not entirely due to departures from sound principles. It's also affected by the media culture in which we live. While there are helpful studies of popular culture and important books on proper biblical interpretation and theology, this book does both. I couldn't help but wince as I recognized myself in Gordon's descriptions, but he writes so clearly and convincingly that I couldn't help but be grateful." --Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary California

"An insightful diagnosis of a serious problem in the life of the church. For this we should be grateful as we should for the way out of the crisis to which this book ably points." --David F. Wells, Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor Of Historical and Systematic Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

About the Author

T. David Gordon has been Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College since 1999. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for 14 years and Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church (Nashua, NH) for 9 years.


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BENJAMIN B. WARFIELD: SELECTED SHORTER WRITINGS: Two Volume Hardcover Set
Edited by John Meeter

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This anthology of Warfield's most valuable shorter writings is being reprinted by popular demand. In these two volumes, the editor brings together over 100 articles, including, book introductions, book reviews, encyclopedia articles, sermons, and a small book "The Right of Systematic Theology". Many selections are less weighty and more practical than those in the larger sets and none of them appear in the five- or ten-volume set of Warfield's works.

"I have read some of the articles in this set a dozen times or more, and I never tire of going back to read them again. Warfield always drives me back to my Bible and to my knees in prayer and praise, as he always exalts the majesty of God in deep and profound ways." - Michael Gaydosh, Solid Ground

Selected Shorter Writings vol. 1

Contents

Part I

1. The Bible the Book of Mankind

2. Christianity and Revelation

3. Inspiration

4. Agnosticism

5. Atheism

6. God and Human Religion and Morals

7. Christianity and Our Times

8. How to Get Rid of Christianity

9. Great Babylon the Mother of Us All

Part II

10. God

11. Godhead

12. The God of Israel

13. Antitrinitarianism

14. The Significance of the Confessional Doctrine of the Decree

15. Some Thoughts on Predestination

16. God's Providence Over All

17. Hosea vi. 7: Adam or Man?

18. The Bible's "Summum Bonum"

Part III

19. The Principle of the Incarnation

20. John's First Word

21. The Deity of Christ

22. The Human Development of Jesus

23. Jesus Christ the Propitiation for the Whole World

24. The Resurrection of Christ a Historical Fact

25. The Resurrection of Christ a Fundamental Doctrine

26. On the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Part IV

27. Children

28. Christ's 'Little Ones'

29. The Angels of Christ's 'Little Ones'

30. New Testament Terms Descriptive of the Great Change

31. Repentance and Original Sin

32. 'Justification by Faith, Out of Date'

33. Election

34. True Church Unity: What It Is

35. The Foundations of the Sabbath in the Word of God

36. Christian Baptism

37. The Fundamental Significance of the Lord's Supper

38. The Old Testament and Immortality

39. The Gospel and the Second Coming

40. Antichrist

Part V

41. Faith and Life

42. Our Seminary Curriculum

43. The Purpose of the Seminary

44. Singing and Believing

45. Is the Shorter Catechism Worth While?

46. In Behalf of Evangelical Religion

47. What Is Calvinism?

48. What Fatalism Is

49. Calvin and the Bible

50. Calvin and the Reformation

51. A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith

52. The Religious Life of Theological Students

Part VI

53. Arthur Lincoln Frothingham

54. Frederic Godet the Commentator

55. Dr. Charles Hodge as a Teacher of Exegesis

56. Dr. Charles Augustus Aiken

57. Dr. Abraham Kuyper

58. Dr. George Tybout Purves

59. Dr. William Miller Paxton

Selected Shorter Writings vol. 2

Contents

Part I

1. The Century's Progress in Biblical Knowledge

2. Introductory Note to John H. Kerr's Introduction to the Study of the Books of the New Testament

3. Some Characteristics of the Book of Acts

4. The Canonicity of Second Peter

5. The Book of Revelation

Part II

6. Introduction to Francis R. Beattie's Apologetics

7. A Review of Herman Bavinck's De Zekerheid des Geloofs

8. Christian Evidences: How Affected by Recent Criticisms

9. Darwin's Arguments Against Christianity and Against Religion

10. St. Paul's Use of the Argument from Experience

11. Dream

12. The Question of Miracles

Part III

13. Theology a Science

14. Christianity the Truth

15. The Right of Systematic Theology

16. The Indispensableness of Systematic Theology to the Preacher

17. Recent Reconstructions of Theology

18. A Review of James Denney's Studies in Theology

19. A Review of John Miley's Systematic Theology

20. Regeneration

21. Sanctification

22. How Shall We Baptize?

23. The Posture of the Recipients at the Lord's Supper

24. The Confession of Faith as Revised in 1903

25. Calvinism

26. The Ritschlian School

Part IV

27. Incarnate Truth

28. Spiritual Culture in the Theological Seminary

29. Some Perils of Missionary Life

30. Africa and the Beginnings of Christian Latin Literature

Part V

31. The Authority and Inspiration of the Scriptures

32. The Divine and Human in the Bible

33. The New Testament Use of the Septuagint, and Inspiration

34. The Westminster Doctrine of Holy Scriptures

35. The Westminster Doctrine of Inspiration

36. The Inerrancy of the Original Autographs

37. The Westminster Confession and the Original Autographs

38. The Rights of Criticism and of the Church

39. A Review of Three Books on Inspiration

40. Inspiration

Part VI

41. Why Four Gospels?

42. The Gospel of John

43. John's Gospel of Eternal Life

44. The Apocalypse

45. Doubt

46. The Significance of the Westminster Standards as a Creed

47. The Dogmatic Spirit

48. Authority, Intellect, Heart

49. Heresy and Concession

50. Evading the Supernatural

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INCARNATION IN THE GOSPELS by Richard D Phillips, Daniel Doriani, & Philip G Ryken

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This new collection of Reformed thinkers' writings from the Reformation to today brings together key documents on the inerrancy of Scripture in one readable volume.

One of the hallmarks of Westminster Theological Seminary since its beginning in 1929 has been a high view of Scripture that reflects the historic Reformed theological and confessional tradition. Thy Word Is Still Truth confirms that Westminster still holds this high view.

The book's title builds on the important influence of E. J. Young's classic book on inerrancy, 'Thy Word is Truth.' This current anthology unapologetically borrows that title, emphasizing an abiding commitment to the entire truthfulness of the Holy Scriptures as well as a deep indebtedness to Reformed thinkers from the past to the present.

In addition to including all the major confessions and catechisms, 'Thy Word Is Still Truth' includes seminal articles on the doctrine of Scripture from the following authors:

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Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments xiii

Permissions xv

Introduction xix

Abbreviations xxvii

Notes on the Introductions and Bibliographies xxxi

Part One: Sola Scriptura: The Reformers' Rediscovery of the Written Word of God

1. The Bondage of the Will 3 Martin Luther

2. The First Zurich Disputation 10 Ulrich Zwingli

3. The First Decade of Sermons 50 Henry Bullinger

The First Sermon: Of the Word of God; The Cause of It; And How, and by Whom, It Was Revealed to the World 51

The Second Sermon: Of the Word of God; To Whom, and to What End, It Was Revealed; Also in What Manner It Is to Be Heard; And That It Doth Fully Teach the Whole Doctrine of Godliness 65

4. Institutes of the Christian Religion (BookáI) 74 John Calvin

Chapter VI: Scripture Is Needed as Guide and Teacher for Anyone Who Would Come to God the Creator 75

Chapter VII: Scripture Must Be Confirmed by the Witness of the Spirit. Thus May Its Authority Be Established as Certain; and It Is a Wicked Falsehood That Its Credibility Depends on the Judgment of the Church 78

Part Two: The Reformed Confessions

5. The Sixty-seven Articles (1523) 87 Ulrich Zwingli

6. The Ten Conclusions of Berne (1528) 98

7. The First Helvetic Confession (1536) 102

8. The French Confession of Faith (1559) 106

9. The Scots Confession of Faith (1560) 117

10. The Belgic Confession of Faith (1561) 123

11. The Heidelberg Catechism 129

The Heidelberg Catechism (1563) 130

The Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism 143 Zacharias Ursinus

12. The Second Helvetic Confession (1566) 155

13. The Thirty-nine Articles of Religion of the Church of England (1571) 170

14. The Second Scots Confession (1581) 183

15. The Irish Articles of Religion (1615) 189

16. The Canons of the Synod of Dort (1618-19) 193

17. The Westminster Standards 216

The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) 216

The Westminster Larger Catechism (1648) 223

The Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647) 234

18. The Confession of the Waldenses (1655) 238

Part Three: Early Reformed Interpretation

19. Of the One & Eternal Testament or Covenant of God: A Brief Exposition 245 Henry Bullinger

20. Christ the End of the Law 271 John Calvin

21. The Edwardian Homilies (1547) 283 A Fruitful Exhortation to the Reading and Knowledge of Holy Scripture 284

22. John Knox and the Church in Scotland 290 The Scots Confession 290 The First Book of Discipline 301

23. The Church's Marriage to Her Sons, and to Her God 307 Jonathan Edwards

Part Four: The Doctrine of Scripture in Reformed Orthodoxy

24. William Ames's The Marrow of Sacred Divinity 331 Of the Holy Scripture 332

25. The Divine Original of the Scripture 336 John Owen

26. Francis Turretin's Institutes of Elenctic Theology 345 Second Topic: The Holy Scriptures 346

First Question: The Word of God 346

Second Question: The Necessity of Scripture 348

Third Question 351

Fourth Question: The Authority of the Holy Scriptures 353

Fifth Question 361

Sixth Question 376

Seventh Question: The Canon 385

Eighth Question 388

Ninth Question: The Apocryphal Books 392

Tenth Question: The Purity of the Sources 396

Eleventh Question: The Authentic Version 402

Twelfth Question 406

Thirteenth Question: Versions 412

Fourteenth Question: The Septuagint 416

Fifteenth Question: The Vulgate 420

Sixteenth Question: The Perfection of the Scriptures 424

Seventeenth Question: The Perspicuity of the Scriptures 432

Eighteenth Question: The Reading of the Scriptures 436

Nineteenth Question: The Sense of the Scriptures 438

Twentieth Question: The Supreme Judge of Controversies and Interpreter of the Scriptures 443

Twenty-first Question: The Authority of the Fathers 451

27. The Helvetic Consensus Formula (1675) 457

28. Jonathan Edwards 478 Man's Natural Blindness in the Things of Religion (Psalm 94:8-11) 479 Observations on the Scriptures; Their Authority; And Necessity 483

Part Five: The Doctrine of Scripture in the Scottish and Dutch Legacy

29. The Truth of the Christian Religion in Particular 499 John Witherspoon

30. William Cunningham's Theological Lectures 505

Lecture XXI: Divine Origin and Authority of the Books of Scripture: External Evidence 506

Lecture XXII: Internal Evidence, in Commentary upon Confession, Chapterá1, Sectioná5 514

Lecture XXIII: Different Doctrines as to the Divine Origin of the Scriptures, Or the Amount of Divine Agency in the Production of Them: Principal Authors 521

Lecture XXIV: Difficulties in General: Rational and Spiritual Evidence; Testimony of the Spirit; Romish Scepticism 529

Lecture XXV: Testimony of the Spirit, Following the Confession of Faith 537

31. Richard B. Gaffin Jr. on Old Amsterdam (Abraham Kuyper) 544

32. Herman Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics, Volumeá1, Prolegomena 569

Chapter 13: The Inspiration of Scripture 571

Chapter 14: Attributes of Scripture 619

33. Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology: The Principia of Dogmatics 656

I. Principia in General 657

II. Religion 661

III. The Principium Cognoscendi Externum (Revelation) 677

IV. The Inspiration of Scripture 700

V. The Principium Cognoscendi Internum 722

Part Six: Other Nineteenth- Century European Contributions

34. Louis Gaussen's Theopneustia 739 Brief Didactic Abstract of the Doctrine of the Divine Inspiration 739

35. Adolphe Monod's Farewell to His Friends and the Church 760 Measureless Word, Measureless God (Everything in Scripture Is Ideal) 761 Scripture's Rewards (Reading the Bible) 763 Feeding on God's Word (A Dying Man's Regrets: 2.á The Study of God's Word) 765 The Two Voices of Scripture (Scripture) 767

36. Importance of the Messianic Prophecies 772 Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg

37. How to Read the Bible 782 Charles H. Spurgeon

Part Seven: The Doctrine of Scripture in the Theology of Old Princeton

38. Charles Hodge's Systematic Theology 795 The Protestant Rule of Faith 795

39. Archibald Alexander Hodge's Outlines of Theology 823

Chapter IV: The Inspiration of the Bible 824

Chapter V: The Rule of Faith and Practice 836

40. The Real Problem of Inspiration 847 Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield

41. Old Princeton, Westminster, and Inerrancy 882 MoisTs Silva

Part Eight: The Theology of Scripture of the Founding Fathers of Westminster

42. J. Gresham Machen's Last Words on the Word of God 895 The Living and True God 895 43. Robert Dick Wilson 902 The Study and Defense of the Bible in Westminster Seminary 903 Robert Dick Wilson Groundless Attacks in the Field of Oriental Scholarship 907 Robert Dick Wilson Robert Dick WilsonùDefender of GodÆs Word 912 Oswald T. Allis Tributes to Dr. Wilson 917 44. Nature and Scripture 921 Cornelius Van Til 45. John Murray 942 The Attestation of Scripture 944 Collected Writings of John Murray 967 The Infallibility of Scripture 967 The Finality and Sufficiency of Scripture 971 The Unity of the Old and New Testaments 976 The Importance and Relevance of the Westminster Confession 978

Part Nine: The Birth of Biblical Theology

46. Geerhardus Vos 985 The Idea of Biblical Theology as a Science and as a Theological Discipline 986 The Nature and Method of Biblical Theology from his Biblical Theology 1003 47. The Authority of the Old Testament and the Authority of Christ 1015 Ned B. Stonehouse 48. Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures 1034 Edmund P. Clowney 49. Vern S. Poythress 1052 Divine Meaning of Scripture 1053 The Purpose of the Bible from his God-Centered Biblical Interpretation 1076 50. MoisTs SilvaÆs Has the Church Misread the Bible? 1084 Obstacles in the Study of the History of Interpretation 1085 Clear or Obscure? 1095 51. Contemporary Hermeneutics and the Study of the New Testament 1108 Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

Part Ten: The Authority of the Old Testament and New Testament Canon of Scripture

52. The Authority of the Old Testament 1121 Edward J. Young

53. The Authority of the New Testament 1139 Ned B. Stonehouse 54. The New Testament as Canon 1163 Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

Part Eleven: Challenges to the Reformed Doctrine of Scripture 55. Edward J. YoungÆs Thy Word Is Truth 1179 Chapter 2: The Extent of Inspiration 1180 Chapter 3: The Human Writers of the Scriptures 1195 56. How Does the Bible Look at Itself? 1207 Sinclair B. Ferguson 57. John M. Frame 1223 Scripture Speaks for Itself 1224 God and Biblical Language: Transcendence and Immanence 1241 58. Harmonization: A Help and a Hindrance 1254 Raymond B. Dillard 59. Oral Tradition 1266 Bruce K. Waltke 60. ôThe Infallible Rule of Interpretation of Scriptureö: The Hermeneutical Crisis and the Westminster Standards 1279 Peter A. Lillback

Part Twelve: The Westminster Controversy

61. Statement from the Board of Trustees, Westminster Theological Seminary (September 24, 2008) 1321 62. Affirmations and Denials Regarding Recent Issues 1323

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Adopted by the Board of Trustees, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Decemberá3, 2008) 1323

Part Thirteen: Conclusion

63. Peter A. LillbackÆs Introduction to GaffinÆs GodÆs Word in Servant-Form 1337

64. Conclusion and Postscript to GaffinÆs GodÆs Word in Servant-Form 1344

List of Contributors 1349 Index of Scripture and Deuterocanonical Books 1350 Index of Themes and Names 1379

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