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THOUGHTS ON PREACHING
James W. Alexander

Few things are more helpful to preachers than the thoughts of a great preacher. In this volume we have such 'THOUGHTS ON PREACHING' from the illustrious pen of Dr. James W. Alexander. First published in 1864, a few years after his death, it contains sections from his private writings with their illuminating comments on the work of the ministry. In addition to his 166 paragraphs on preaching and pastoral ministry, this priceless volume includes his masterful Letters to Young Ministers which covers such subjects as:

DEVOTION TO THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY

THE CULTIVATION OF PERSONAL PIETY

THE HAPPINESS OF CHRIST'S MINISTRY

CLERICAL STUDIES

HOW TO FIND TIME FOR LEARNING

LEARNED PASTORS

EXTEMPORE PREACHING

DILIGENCE IN STUDY

and much more

In addtion Dr. Alexander concludes this classic volume with five lengthy essays on the following topics:

STUDIES AND DISCIPLINE OF THE PREACHER

THE MATTER OF PREACHING

EXPOSITORY PREACHING

THE PULPIT IN ANCIENT AND MODERN TIMES

ELOQUENCE OF THE FRENCH PULPIT

Of all the books that the publisher has read on the subject of preaching, there is none that has meant more than this one. It is much to be regretted that it has been out of print, and it is an honor to be able to bring it back once again with enlarged print for easier reading.

"Dr. J.W. Alexander's 'Thoughts on Preaching' is the best daily devotional on preaching ever written. To read a section or two of his poignant and savory thoughts contained in 'Homiletical Paragraphs' every day would greatly instruct, convict, encourage, and re-energize any true minister of the gospel. And his 'Letters to Young Ministers' is a masterpiece in itself; particularly the sections on maintaining devotion and happiness in the ministry." - Dr. Joel R. Beeke

"'Thoughts on Preaching' has impacted my verbal ministry, not only because Alexander relates proclamation so well to experiential Christianity, but especially because of his insistence upon preaching without notes. He encourages a more liberated, and apostolic style which I find most engaging. This is a work I have recommended numerous times. It is among my top picks for texts on preaching." - Jim Elliff, Christian Communicators Worldwide

" I am SO thankful that you are re-publishing this. I read it when I was first ordained to the ministry in 1979, and the sage advice that Alexander gives throughout still sticks with me. I still value his emphasis on preaching on the big themes. That advice and so much like it makes this book a jewel box of treasures for preachers and also for men preparing for the ministry." - Pastor Bill Shishko, OPC Franklin Square, NY

"There are very few books full of wholesome devotional thoughts for expository preachers. Alexander is one of them. Buy, read, meditate upon and use these precious gems. " - Dr. Mike Renihan, Pastor, Heritage Baptist Church, Worcester, MA

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THE LORD OF GLORY
A Study of the Designations of our Lord in the New Testament with Especial Reference to His Deity
Benjamin B. Warfield

"B.B. Warfield's 'The Lord of Glory' is one of the most compelling presentations of the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ I have ever encountered. Warfield had a special gift of explaining issues related to the Trinity and the Deity of Christ, and 'The Lord of Glory' is simply one of his best works. I cannot recommend this work more highly, especially when it addresses those evidences of the deity of Christ that are not as often addressed, those places where the words of Scripture used of Christ simply could not be used with propriety of any creature, no matter how exalted. Every believer should read and absorb this work!" -- James White

"Warfield was above all else, a Christologian, and of all his many, many titles in which he treats the Person of Christ, 'The Lord of Glory' is his most thorough and best. As the subtitle suggests, Warfield surveys the entire NT, scouring its pages for evidence of the deity of Christ in the thinking of the primitive church. It is the only work like it that I know of, and it is a most valuable work both for a study in Christology and for the formation of the Christological background to each of the books of the NT individually. Very highly recommended." -- Fred Zaspel

"Benjamin Warfield was a prince among theologians. His Christ-centered, Christ-glorifying work on the Person of Christ is his most thorough and best. Here you will find meat for the mind and food for the soul. No other book deals so extensively with Christology in the primitive church. Bravo, SGCB!" -- Randall J. Pederson

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PRINCETON SERMONS
Chapel Addresses from 1891-1892
Princeton Professors, ie. B.B. Warfield, W.H. Green, C.W. Hodge, John D. Davis and More

"Princeton Sermons is a treasure-trove of practical Christianity delivered by some of the greatest preachers and seminary teachers America has ever known. Here is Princeton in its glory days still reaching out to us today in biblical, doctrinal, experiential truth that is angels' food for those who want to live contagious Christian lives of holiness." --Dr. Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids

"This volume of sermons will stir your heart, inform your mind, and elevate your love for our Triune God. The very first sermon makes you want to be with Jesus. Another sermon makes you want to walk in the Spirit until you are with Jesus. Death...want to know how to preach about death? Warfield does it right. What a delightful deposit of sermons from old Princeton. " --C. N. Willborn, PhD, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Sixteen powerful sermons preached in the chapel at Princeton Theological Seminary during the academic year of 1891-92. One needs only to read these addresses to understand why Princeton had a worldwide influence for the Gospel of Chrrist during these years. This volume was especially prized because two of the beloved professors, Caspar W. Hodge and Charles A. Aiken, were removed by death in the midst of that year.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1- Christ's Desire for His People (John 17:14) by Dr. William Henry Green

2- The Promise of the Spirit (John 16:12-15) by Dr. Caspar Wistar Hodge

3- Valiant for the Truth (Jeremiah 9:3) by Dr. Charles A. Aiken

4- Salvation as a Work (Philippians 1:6) by Dr. William M. Paxton

5- Incarnate Truth (John 1:14) by Dr. Benjamin B. Warfield

6- First Interview with the Christ (John 1:37-42) by Dr. John D. Davis

7- Religion in College (1 John 2:13) by Dr. Francis L. Patton, President

8- The Letter and the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:6) by Dr. Francis L. Patton, President

9- Christ as a Man of Prayer (Luke 6:12) by Dr. James O. Murray

10- The Transfiguration of Life by Christ (Luke 9:29) by Dr. James O. Murray

11- Christian Manliness (1 Cor. 16:13) by Dr. William Henry Green

12- The Power of Christ's Resurrection (Philippians 3:10) by Dr. Caspar Wistar Hodge

13- Drifting (Hebrews 2:1) by Dr. Charles A. Aiken

14- How We Spend Our Years (Psalm 90:9) by Dr. William M. Paxton

15- The Christian's Attitude Toward Death (2 Corinthians 5:1-10) Dr. Benjamin B. Warfield

16- The Vision of the King in His Holiness (Isaiah 6:5-7) by Dr. John D. Davis

REVIEW FROM The Presbyterian and Reformed Review Vol. IV, No. 15 (July 1893):

"This publication, valuable in itself, has an additional interest from the insight it gives into Princeton Seminary training on its more practical side. The Princeton Sermons are not, like the posthumous volume by Dr. Charles Hodge, a collection of mere outlines, but sixteen complete discourses by Profs. Green, C.W. Hodge, Aiken, Paxton, Warfield, Davis, Patton and Murray, each of whom has contributed two to the series. With the exception of President Patton's, which are distinctively college sermons; one of them full of wise, manly, sympathetic counsels to the undergraduates, the other an admirable charge to a graduating class, abounding in high thinking and clear speaking, with sentences sharp as the crack of a whip, which will stick to the memory like epigrams; they were delivered in the Seminary Chapel, and for the most part in the ordinary course of a single term (1891-92).

The reader will naturally open such a book with high expectations; nor will he be disappointed. It may go without saying, that the sermons are sound, spiritual and strong. But though solid, they are not heavy; and, though addressed in the first instance to an academic audience, they will be found full of instruction and of religious stimulus by thoughtful readers anywhere. The subjects are as happily varied as though their selection had been the fruit of premeditation; and, while the teaching rings harmoniously true to Scripture throughout, the variety in the literary and dialectical style of treatment is one of the charms of the volume. To an old Princetonian, indeed, this new anthology affords among other things an attractive psychological study, such as used to be inevitably suggested in the old Oratory, on a Sunday afternoon, by the 'remarks' successively made by the professors on some Bible text or practical theme selected and announced the week before. It may be somewhat invidious to particularize, but we cannot withhold a special word of admiration for the two sermons by Prof. Green, especially the first of them (which heads the volume) on 'Christ's Desire for His People.' (Jno. Xvii. 24). This is a discourse not more distinguished by its expository skill and its rich spirituality than by the remarkable beauty and devotion of its language. All who know its author are prepared for the very fresh and comprehensive treatment given to 'Christian Manliness' (1 Cor. Xvi. 13) by one well entitled to commend the ideal his second discourse presents. But through this first sermon there runs a strain of poetic feeling not always suspected in the scrupulously exact Hebraist. One passage in particular (in which the stunted vegetation of the polar snows, in contrast with the beauty and variety and boundless range of the vegetation of the tropics, furnishes a comparison for the life of grace on earth in contrast with the life of glory on high) is worthy of Ruskin as a piece of word painting, or of a place among Jeremy Taylor's choicest similes.

Altogether this book is a refreshing evidence of how worthily the best traditions of Princeton are still maintained. It is a great thing for young aspirants to the ministry to sit at the feet of men with a religion as vital as their theological scholarship is profound, and to have weekly illustration in the concrete of how to handle Bible truth so as to make the acquisitions of the intellect, by the divine blessing, the true property also of the heart. And it would be well for some older men 'many preachers on both sides of the Atlantic' to observe and to emulate the frank, courageous spirit in which, with large knowledge of present-day tendencies, these Princeton divines are prepared, on Bible ground, to meet the special problems of our times.

From The Methodist Review, November 1894, pages 988-989:

"These sermons were not in the first instance written for publication. They were prepared for the weekly Sunday services held in the chapel of the Theological Seminary at Princeton. The series also includes two sermons each by President Patton and Dean Murray, of the college, who are officers of the seminary and frequently preach in its pulpit. The circumstances that led to the composition of these discourses have doubtless given to them a special character. They were addressed to young men preparing for the ministry by those who occupied the position of their daily instructors; they are not sermons for the masses, but designed solely for believers. They are adapted to the needs of young men at the critical period of life, to young men who are destined to be leaders in the world of thought and action. The life of a great university is a world by itself. The door of matriculation opens before the youth a new world, rich in opportunities and advantages, yet presenting peculiar temptations and perils. At this transition stage in his career, when the student finds that the faiths of his childhood are attacked on every side and there is danger of schism between his reason and his heart, how opportune it is for him to be furnished with the light and guidance of such discourses as these! The professors take up those questions of the day that agitate theological circles in both hemispheres and deal with them in a masterly way. In the sermons on the 'Promise of the Spirit' and 'Incarnate Truth' we are presented with a clear statement of the Princeton position concerning the inerrancy of the Scriptures. Such statements as we find set forth in some other theological seminaries find no sympathy with the Princeton professors; not only so, but they are shown to be utterly without foundation. . . For devotional reading we commend especially the sermons by Professor Murray---'Christ as a Man of Prayer,' and 'The Transfiguration of Life by Christ.' We have not for many a day read their equal."

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THE GLORIOUS HISTORY OF REDEMPTION
A Compact Survey of the Old and New Testaments
by James Oscar Boyd and J. Gresham Machen

"Did you ever want to read a short book that unveils in an informative, sound, edifying, Reformed way the entire narrative of redemptive history from Genesis through Revelation? The OT scholar James Boyd and his NT counterpart, J. Gresham Machen, composed this book for you nearly a century ago, and I am grateful that Solid Ground Christian Books is unearthing and reprinting it. With helpful questions appended to each of its thirty-eight lessons, this little book makes an ideal tool for family worship so that you can lead your children quickly through the main redemptive thoughts of Bible history." --Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"This book surveys the history of God's redeeming grace. It reviews Old Testament history, disclosing the stream of God's redeeming purposes flowing down through older times. It also reviews New Testament history, disclosing the broadening and deepening of that purpose for us men and for mankind in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his Church." - Harold McA. Robinson

First published in 1922, this volume is one of the most precise and concise books I have ever seen that covers the entire narrative of redemptive history from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. James Boyd, the Old Testament scholar, and J. Gresham Machen, the New Testament scholar, join their efforts to reach the simple and the learned in one book. This book would be perfect as a tool in the family and the church, as it concludes each of the 38 chapters with a series of Questions on the Lesson.

THIS IS THE PERFECT BOOK TO GIVE TO A NEW BELEIVER.

James O. Boyd introduces the earliest chapters of the Bible immediately following man's Fall with these words: "God's tender love for his foolish, rebellious creatures 'will not let them go.' At the gates of the garden from which their sin has forever banished them, God already declares his purpose to 'bruise' the head of that serpent, Rom. 16:20, who had brought 'sin into the world and death by sin,' Gen. 3:15. Through the 'seed of the woman'---a 'Son of Man' of some future day---sinful man can escape the death he has brought on himself. And from Seth, the child 'appointed instead of' murdered Abel, a line of men descends, who believe this promise of God. Ch. 5. In Enoch we find them 'walking with God,' v. 24, in a fellowship that seemed lost when paradise was lost."

J. Gresham Machen opens Lesson II of his material entitled "The Coming of the Lord" with these powerful words: "When the Son of God came to earth for our salvation, the world was ready for his coming. The whole course of history had been made to lead up to him. And he was well worthy of being thus the goal of history. For the One who came was none other than the eternal Son of God, the Word who was with God and who was God. He had existed from all eternity; he had been the instrument in creating the world. He was himself truly God, the same in substance with the Father, and equal in power and glory. Yet the One who was so great humbled himself to be born as a man and finally to suffer and die. His coming was a voluntary act, an act of the Father in giving him for the sins of the world, and his own act which he performed because he loved us. It was an act of infinite condescension. The Son of God humbled himself to lead a true human life; he took upon himself our nature. He was born, he grew in wisdom and stature, he suffered, he died. He was always God, but he became also man. Who can measure the depth of such condescending love?"

SECTION I: The Development of the Church in Old Testament Times

By James Oscar Boyd, Ph.D., D.D.

Chapter 1: Before Abraham - Genesis, Chapters 1 to 11

Chapter 2: The Patriarchs

Chapter 3 : Egyptian Bondage and Deliverance

Chapter 4 : Moses as Leader and Lawgiver

Chapter 5 : The Conquest and Settlement of Canaan

Chapter 6 : The Period of the Judges

Chapter 7 : Samuel and Saul: Prophecy and Monarchy

Chapter 8: David and Solomon: Psalms and Wisdom

Chapter 10 : The Kingdom of Judah, to Hezekiah

Chapter 12 : The Exile and the Restoration

Chapter 13 : The Jewish State Under Persia

Chapter 14 : Israel's Religious Life

Chapter 15 : "The Coming One"

SECTION II: The Life of Christ and the Development of the Church in New Testament Times

By John Gresham Machen, D.D.

Chapter 1: The Preparation.

Chapter 2: The Coming of the Lord.

Chapter 3: The Baptism.

Chapter 4: The Early Judean Ministry

Chapter 5: The Beginning of the Galilaean Ministry

Chapter 6: The Period of Popularity

Chapter 7: The Turning Point

Chapter 8: Jesus as Messiah

Chapter 9: The Prediction of the Cross

Chapter 10 : The Last Journeys

Chapter 11: Teaching in the Temple

Chapter 12: The Crucifixion

Chapter 13: The Resurrection

Chapter 14: The Beginnings of the Christian Church

Chapter 15: The First Persecution

Chapter 16: The Conversion of Paul

Chapter 17 : The Gospel Given to the Gentiles

Chapter 18 : The First Missionary Journey and the Apostolic Council

Chapter 19 : The Second Missionary Journey

Chapter 20 : The Third Missionary Journey

Chapter 21 : The Third Missionary Journey

Chapter 22 : The First Imprisonment of Paul

Chapter 23 : The Close of the Apostolic Age

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WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY?
A Selection of Notable Addresses by a Noble Defender of the Faith
J. Gresham Machen, edited by Ned B. Stonehouse

THIS REPRINT IS DEDICATED TO REV. FRANK BARKER, FOUNDING PASTOR OF BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. OVER 65 YEARS AGO REV. BARKER DISCOVERED MACHEN AND HIS LIFE AND FUTURE MINISTRY WERE UTTERLY TRANSFORMED. SOLID GROUND LEARNED OF THIS BOOK OF MACHEN BY SEEING AND READING A FIRST EDITION COPY (FULLY MARKED UP) GIVEN ON LOAN BY REV. BARKER.

The original dust-jacket in 1951 began with these words: "The publication of a new collection of addresses by J. Gresham Machen is always an event. For this new volume the publishers have chosen twenty-seven addresses, papers and messages which are among Dr. Machen's very best apologetic efforts, and which will prove to be of enduring value in the defense of historic Christianity in any modern age. The addresses herein represent the most notable delivered by Dr. Machen during the last twenty years of his life; and now published together under the title of the opening address, 'What is Christianity?', are designed as a companion volume to his book of sermons, 'God Transcendant.'

It is always said of Machen's books that they are worth re-reading; that they can be consulted with profit over and over again. This is no less true of 'What is Christianity?' than it is of any of Dr. Machen's writings; for the threat from modernistic adversaries is ever the same, and the always cool, salient defense by Dr. Machen gives him an advantage that is, as H.L. Mencken put it, 'immense and obvious.'"

"People have asked me whether Machen taught me. I have to tell them that he died 18 months before I was born. They ask that not only because they know him to be a 20th century American but because they have read some of his books and his writings are utterly up to date, vital, lucid and convicting.. He was the acknowledged champion of historic Christianity and so his books are timeless and even recently a book of his family letters from his service in Europe in the First World War have appeared. Appreciation for him has never been higher and in 'What is Christianity?' you will find the best introduction to his convictions. I love the man and I love this book. Thank God for J. Gresham Machen." - Geoff Thomas

Ned B. Stonehouse, in his helpful Introduction, said, ""Machen was a singularly effective spokesman for Christianity for more than a score of years before his death on New Year's Day, 1937. Though his own books constitute the most significant record of what he had to say, they do not tell the complete story. Especially the public phases of his career as preacher, teacher, educator and citizen are illumined by the contents of the two volumes of sermons and addresses which are now made available to the general reader (the other volume being God Transcendant ). The present volume particularly discloses the rich diversity of his interests and activities as a Christian man and minister. . . May the publication of this volume serve, at least in a small way, to stimulate men to be concerned with the greatest questions, to mark the line where the truth lies, and to kindle love of the truth that they may be saved."

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. What is Christianity?

2. What the Bible Teaches about Jesus

3. The Witness of Paul

4. The Witness of the Gospels

5. The Virgin Birth of Christ

6. The Resurrection of Christ

7. Relations Between Jews and Christians

8. Christian Scholarship and Evangelism

9. Christian Scholarship and the Defense of the Gospel

10. Christian Scholarship and the Building Up of the Church

11. The Christian View of Missions

12. Christianity and Culture

13. History and Faith

14. The Modern Use of the Bible

15. The Christian and Human Relationships

16. The Church in the War

17. Facing the Facts Before God

18. Westminster Theological Seminary: Its Purpose and Plan

19. Consolations in the Midst of Battle

20. Servants of God or Servants of Men

21. Does Fundamentalism Obstruct Social Progress?

22. What Fundamentalism Stands for Now

23. Christianity and Liberty

24. The Responsibility of the Church in Our New Age

25. The Necessity of the Christian School

26. Mountains and Why We Love Them

27. The Benefits of Walking

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The Power of God Unto Salvation
B.B. Warfield

In 1903 the Presbyterian Board of Publications sent forth a volume containing Eight Sermons by Dr. Benjamin B. Warfield. The title given to the volume summed up the theme of the entire book: The Power of God unto Salvation. This is the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of that first volume of Warfield's sermons, and Solid Ground Christian Books is preparing to commemorate this with an Special Aniversary Edition of this book.

In addition to the eight sermons, we are also excited to announce that we will have an Appendix containing a little-known work of Warfield's entitled Four Hymns and Some Religious Verses by Benjamin B. Warfield. Many years ago I was shown this work by Dr. William Harris at the Princeton Seminary Library, and believe it will be a fitting addition to this new edition of The Power of God unto Salvation.

All the Sermons included in this volume were preached in the chapel of the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Benjamin B. Warfield with Introduction by Sinclair B. Ferguson

This precious book contains all the sermons, articles and book reviews on this vital subject by one of the most brilliant theologians America has ever produced. Sinclair Ferguson, author and pastor, said, "I commend these pages, as one who has continually been helped by their contents. It is a treasure to be enjoyed again and again."

"These sermons, articles, and book reviews, collected from Warfield's writings, show the genuine stamp of Reformed experiential piety that rested on the great 19th-century Princeton theologians. The sermons on the leading and sealing of the Spirit are themselves worth the price of the book. Would you like guidance in learning how to live more closely to Christ, how to walk more by faith through the Spirit, and how to wrestle at the throne of grace? Read this book prayerfully, both for clarity of mind and warmth of soul with regard to the person and ministry of the blessed Spirit. Let Warfield be your spiritual mentor in the great things of God." - Joel Beeke

SERMONS

1. Old Testament Religion - Psalm 51:12

2. The Conviction of the Spirit - John 16:8-11

3. The Outpouring of the Spirit - Acts 2:16,17

4. The Leading of the Spirit - Romans 8:14

5. The Spirit's Testimony to our Sonship - Romans 8:16

6. The Spirit's Help in our Praying - Romans 8:26,27

7. The Spirit of Faith - 2 Corinthians 4:13

8. New Testament Puritanism - 2 Corinthians 6:11 - 7:1

9. Spiritual Strengthening - Ephesians 3:16

10. The Sealing of the Holy Spirit - Ephesians 4:30

11. The Way of Life - Titus 3:4-9

12. The Love of the Holy Spirit - James 4:5

ARTICLES

13. The Spirit of God in the Old Testament (shorter)

14. The Spirit of God in the Old Testament (longer)

15. On the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

16. The 1903 Revision of the Westminster Confession of Faith: Of the Holy Spirit

17. The Holy Spirit (written with A.A. Hodge)

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THEOLOGY ON FIRE: Volume One
Sermons from the Heart of J.A. Alexander
Joseph Addison Alexander

Twenty-one complete sermons from Joseph Addison Alexander (1809-1860), the brilliant and godly giant from Old Princeton, are here published for the first time in more than a century. These sermons are hissing hot!

Charles Hodge said of his colleague, "In the death of Joseph Addison Alexander we have lost our great glory and defense. Permit me to express my own individual convictions. I regard Dr. Joseph Addison Alexander as incomparably the greatest man I ever knew--as incomparably the greatest man our church has ever produced. His thorough orthodoxy, his fervent piety, humility, faithfulness in the discharge of his duties, and reverence for the Word of God, consecrated all his other gifts. He glorified the Word of God in the sight of his pupils beyond what any man I ever saw had the power of doing."

This is the perfect companion volume of his brother's book, which we are also reprinting: "A SHEPHERD'S HEART: Sermons from the Pastoral Ministry of J.W. Alexander"

Introduction by Dr. David B. Calhoun

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A SHEPHERD'S HEART:
Sermons from the Pastoral Ministry of J.W. Alexander
James Waddel Alexander

James Waddel Alexander (1804-1859) was the eldest son of Archibald Alexander and brother of Joseph Addison Alexander. This volume of his sermons gives a glimpse into the heart of a true shepherd. The LORD promised through the Prophet Jeremiah that He would raise up shepherds after His own heart who would feed His people with knowledge and understanding. Such a shepherd was J.W. Alexander.

Charles Hodge said of him, "No minister in our Church was a more accomplished scholar. (But) the pulpit was his appropriate sphere. While he was not the first of all orators to hear on rare occasions, he was the first of preachers to sit under, month after month and year after year."

This volume of his sermons has long been unavailable. It is a fitting companion volume to our new title by his brother Joseph Addison, "THEOLOGY ON FIRE: Sermons from the Heart of J.A. Alexander."

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EVANGELICAL TRUTH: Practical Sermons for the Christian Family
Archibald Alexander

Archibald Alexander (1772-1851) was a godly and gifted man whom the Lord raised up to lay the foundation of Princeton Theological Seminary in 1812. Years later, toward the end of his fruitful life, he was asked to produce a volume of sermons that could be read within the Christian family that would set forth the basics of the Evangelical Faith, After wrestling with this proposition for some time, and having sought to fulfill the publishers wishes, he finally decided to gather together sermons he had preached over his ministry and place them in the simplest terms possible.

Hear his own words:

"These sermons contain what the author believes to be evangelical truth, in the exhibition of which, his aim has been to render the gospel perspicuous to persons of common understanding. He has, therefore, adopted a style as plain and simple as he could. The sermons are short, and on an average, may be read in fifteen or twenty minutes. And as this is probably the author's last literary work, it is his earnest desire and prayer, that it may be useful in promoting evangelical and experimental religion when his head shall lie beneath the clods of the valley! He invites other Christians to unite with him in this prayer, for the success of the volume now given to the Christian community."

Of American divines, the names of Jonathan Edwards and Archibald Alexander take the first place. Dr. Theodore Woolsey called him, "The Shakespeare of the Christian heart."

"I solemnly believe that Dr. Archibald Alexander is the greatest man who walks the earth." - Samuel Miller, fellow professor at Princeton

This volume contains 37 complete sermons

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NOTES ON GALATIANS
J. Gresham Machen, Edited by John H. Skilton

The chief feature of this volume is that it makes available in convenient form the "Notes on Biblical Exposition" which Dr. J. Gresham Machen published in the earlier 'Christianity Today' from January 1931 to February 1933. Students at Westminster Seminary have made profitable use of these Notes on Galatians 1:1 - 3:14 by following them, with minor inconveience, through bound periodical volumes; but for many others who might greatly benefit from them, they have long been inaccessible.

Here you will find a master exegete opening up important and essential meterial to help undertsand the import of the great Apoostle on this vital portion of Scripture.

"Notes on Galatians is one of the hidden jewels of J Gresham Machen's outstanding contributions to Christian literature. As Galatians has again become a battleground for theological controversy over the nature of the gospel, Dr Machen's exegetical insight and theological sturdiness provide wise and careful guidance for a new generation of Bible students. Written for a previous generation it continues to speak to the contemporary one." - Dr. Sinclair Ferguson

"Dr. Machen was a master at crystal clear teaching and his work on Galatians is a good model of this gift. In a day of confused and confusing teaching on this Book, Dr. Machen reminds us of the dynamic power of this Gospel of justification by faith alone in Christ alone that is opened so richly by the Apostle Paul." - Pastor Bill Shishko

"Machen wrote on Galatians to inform his students and to help Sunday School teachers. It is written with delightful clarity and incidentally introduces us to what Machen did very well, teach the New Testament to students at Princeton and Westminster Seminaries. It is wonderfully lucid; a pleasure to read; a model for anyone who preaches the Bible." - Geoff Thomas

"This is Machen at his best, and surely begs to be re-printed. Especially the introductory chapters are needed nowadays." - Pastor Tom Lyon

"J. Gresham Machen is perhaps best known for his defense of Christianity and especially for his articulate advocacy of confessional Reformed theology. By training, however, he was a New Testament scholar and by practice he was a biblical exegete of the first order. This little work on Galatians is still useful as a witness to Machen's clear-headed insight into the nature and message of Paul's letter to the Galatians. This witness seems particularly relevant in the midst of the current confusion surrounding Paul and the doctrine of justification." - Dr. R. Scott Clark

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THE LOG COLLEGE
Biographical Sketches of William Tennent and his Students, Together with an Account of the Revivals under their Ministries
Archibald Alexander with New Introduction by David Calhoun

"Alexander's LOG COLLEGE was a labor of love as well as a work of history. The Princeton professor provides us with a balanced and sympathetic look at the founder and students of the school that established a model for the College of New Jersey (Princeton College), Princeton Seminary, and a host of other colleges and seminaries. Pastors, seminary students, and lovers of church history should read this book." - David B. Calhoun, Professor of Church History, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

"The Log College is biographical writing at is best. William Tennent's efforts to train young men (including his four sons) for Presbyterian ministry, which eventuated in building a simple log building in 1735 that became known as the Log College, makes for a fascinating read. The fact that this book is written by Archibald Alexander, first professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder of the Princeton Theology, only enhances the historical value and pietistic flavor of this long-treasured work. Like no other, this book presents us with the authentic roots and birth pangs of the Great Awakening." - -Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"For years I have encouraged students to read the Log College because it changed my life. Established in 1727 by William Tennent at Neshaminy, Pennsylvania, during America's First Great Awakening, the Log College, even in its demise in 1745, inspired the establishment of the College of New Jersey, later becoming Princeton College, which continued the life of the tiny acorn planted in a Colonial forest. A bronze monument at the site where the Log College once stood lists numerous colleges whose origins found inspiration from this pioneer school. Eminently qualified to recount this soul-stirring story, Archibald Alexander served as the first president of Princeton Theological Seminary, which he helped to establish at the college in 1812 during the height of American's Second Great Awakening. Charles Hodge, a student of Alexander, named one of his own sons A. A. Hodge in honor his teacher. This book, The Log College, vividly illustrates how true revival is based upon the biblical doctrines of GodÆs holiness and sovereignty." - David Beale, Ph.D., Professor of Church History, Seminary and Graduate School of Religion at Bob Jones University

"It is remarkable that over 260 years after its closing, a little one-room, one-teacher school that produced only twenty or twenty-one 'graduates' should still be remembered. William Tennent Sr. and his school are described in a recent dissertation as 'a common man and an uncommon legacy.' The words 'the Log College' (first spoken in contempt) have become an honored expression for the type of ministerial preparation that combines solid learning, deep piety, pastoral skills, and a missionary heart." - from the New Introduction by Dr. David Calhoun

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GRACE AND GLORY
Sermons Preached in the Chapel of Princeton Theological Seminary
Geerhardus Vos with Introduction by R. Scott Clark

Geerhardus Vos (1862-1949) was an American, Reformed theologian and one of the most distinguished representatives of the Princeton Theology. He is sometimes called the father of Reformed Biblical Theology. Vos moved and joined the faculty of the Princeton Theological Seminary, where he became its first Professor of Biblical Theology. At Princeton, he taught alongside J. Gresham Machen and B. B. Warfield and authored his most famous works, including: Pauline Eschatology (1930) and Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments (1948).

These sermons were preached at the chapel of Princeton Seminary and first published in 1922. These are not mere outlines or sketches of sermons, but are full manuscripts of the addresses delivered by the revered professor before his students and fellow faculty members.

John Murray said of him, "Dr. Vos is, in my judgment, the most penetrating exegete it has been my privilege to know, and I believe, the most incisive exegete that has appeared in the English-speaking world in this century."

"If there is one volume (by Vos) that deserves to be read by laity and clergy alike it is this little collection of chapel messages - Read these sermons as illustrations of how Vos read Scripture. Let him take you by the hand, as it were, to the text and through the text of Scripture, to the Word incarnate." - R. Scott Clark, from the New Introduction

"Often more respected than understood, Vos continues to fascinate and enthrall. These sermons reveal the penetrating exegetical insights of some of the most fascinating and powerful sermons ever preached. A century later, they continue to make us gasp in wonder and admiration, driving to read and then re-read these lines to behold the treasure that lies beneath the surface." - Derek W. H. Thomas

"In the words of F. F. Bruce on the cover of The Pauline Eschatology, these sermons, too, are '... indeed outstandingly great ... a rare exegetical feast.' They also remain a source of deep edification for the church today as they will for still future generations." - Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Charles Krahe Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

The uniqueness of Vos's emphasis on the centrality of the covenantal work of Jesus Christ in history and our possession of that work through His mediation draws us back time and again to his powerful and passionate sermons. Translated to the realm of glory itself through the proclamation of the accomplished work of our covenant Lord, and by the gift of His Spirit, we partake of unparalleled communion with God and possess Him as our highest treasure presently in Christ as our covenant God. Short of the consummation we have made His glory and joy in His people our chief end in this pilgrim life.

In his first sermon, "The Wonderful Tree," Vos sets the theme of his entire collection of sermons, the gift of Jehovah to His creatures to be their delight and personal possession through the covenant. In "Heavenly-Mindedness," Vos explicates the nature of true faith as that which lays hold of God Himself in glory, living in the hope of the eternal life of God in the city of God by resurrection.

"In an age rife with practical theology and anti-doctrinal Christianity, Vos calls us back to the Word to allow it to speak for itself. While Vos is perhaps lesser known as a preacher, here in 'Grace and Glory' we get a taste of what one dear saintly lady described as spiritual 'blueberry cheesecake.' Enjoy!!" - R. Daniel Knox, Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, PA

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The New York City Prayer Revival of 1858 and Its Lessons
J.W. Alexander

"The valuable description of the revival of 1858 in this gem of a book is fol1owed by expositions saturated with the Spirit of revival. Here are some notable features: There is fervent prayer in the Spirit which culminates in motivation and effort to reach the lost. Vast harvests require enormous effort and industry. There is a profound sense of sinfulness and the reality of being lost for all eternity together with free grace and a free justification. When revival comes then the gates of iron are penetrated and the very worst of sinners are saved. 'My rule' said John Wesley, 'is to go not only to those who need me but to those who need me most'.

Through these sermons our hope, vision and confidence are enlarged, 'The genius of Christianity is not simply that of conservation, but of aggression. Christianity must not merely live but increase and cover the earth' (p.179). The revival hymns are a bonus including all nine verses of 'O sacred Head, now wounded' (p. 100). - Erroll Hulse, Reformation Today magazine and Leeds Reformed Baptist Church (U.K.)

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FORTY YEARS FAMILIAR LETTERS:
The Life & Letters of J.W. Alexander
John Hall

"Eldest son of Archibald Alexander (the first professor of Princeton Theological Seminary), James Waddel Alexander became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, New Jersey and was the translator of the widely-known hymn, 'O Sacred Head Now Wounded.' These letters between two close friends provide valuable theological and pastoral insights from the mid-nineteenth century. A fascinating book! " Derek Thomas, John E Richards Professor of Theology, RTS Jackson; Minister of Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson; and Editorial Director, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

"During his second year at Princeton University, James W. Alexander, son of Archibald Alexander (Princeton Theological Seminary's first professor), began a correspondence with John Hall, a Philadelphia friend, which continued for forty years (1819-1859). After Alexander's death on July 31, 1859, Charles Hodge urged John Hall to publish the almost 800 letters, saying that it 'would be a unique work. It would be a literary, theological, religious and conversational history of the past forty years.' " David Calhoun, Professor Emeritus of Church History, Covenant Theological Seminary


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The Life of J.A.Alexander
Henry Carrington Alexander

As professor of Oriental and biblical literature at Princeton, succeeding Dr. Charles Hodge, Joseph Addison Alexander's life and contribution to theology is of enormous interest. For a long time, this biography could only be found on rare book lists. Its republication is gladly welcomed! - Derek Thomas, John E Richards Professor of Theology, RTS Jackson; Minister of Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson; and Editorial Director, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

When J.A. Alexander died on January 28, 1860, Charles Hodge said, 'We have lost the greatest and one of the best men I ever knew.' The brilliant 'and somewhat eccentric' scholar taught almost every subject at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a gifted preacher who moved congregations with the power and wisdom of his sermons. His Biblical commentaries remain in print as examples of careful and accurate exegesis and exposition. A life-long bachelor, he loved little children and created books and games for them. This biography was first published in 1870. Its author was Alexander's nephew, Henry Carrington Alexander, the son of J.W. Alexander (the subjectÆs older brother). The author was also pastured the same church his father and grandfather served at Charlotte Court House, Virginia. He later became professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. - David Calhoun, Professor Emeritus of Church History, Covenant Theological Seminary

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THE VIRGIN BIRTH OF CHRIST
A Classic Defense of the Supernatural Birth of our Lord
J. Gresham Machen

In a Review written by Samuel Craig shortly after this book appeared in 1930 we read:

"This volume sustains, and more than sustains, Dr. Machen's reputation as not only one of the world's foremost New Testament scholars but as one of the ablest defenders of historic Christianity. His former books, 'The Origin of Paul's Religion' (1921), 'Christianity and Liberalism' (1923) and 'What is Faith?' (1925), have so whetted the appetites of their thousands of readers that the announcement of a new book by Dr. Machen fills them with eager expectancy---whatever may be their theological position. It will be recalled that Mr. Walter Lippmann, whose theological position is about as far removed as possible from that of Dr. Machen's, in his widely read book, 'A Preface to Morals', not only speaks of Dr. Machen as 'both a scholar and a gentleman' but says of his book, 'Christianity and Liberalism':

'It is an admirable book. For its acumen, for its saliency, and for its wit, this cool and stringent defense of orthodox Protestantism is, I think, the best popular argument produced by either side in the current controversy. We shall do well to listen to Dr. Machen.'

Dr. Machen's latest book, it is true, like 'The Origin of Paul's Religion', moves throughout in the field of exact scholarship. It would be difficult to point to a book anywhere that is more thorough-going in its recital and examination of all that bears upon the subject with which it deals. But while this is the case, Dr. Machen writes so simply and lucidly that men and women of intelligence everywhere, whatever their standing as technical scholars, will be able to read it with understanding and profit. Certainly no minister or Bible teacher of adults can afford to ignore this book. To the reviewer at least it is a source of much satisfaction to know that what is confessedly the most exhaustive and most scholarly book on the problem of the Virgin Birth of Christ ever published, at least in English, has been written by a man who after having acquainted himself with everything of importance that has been written on the subject since the first century, no matter in what language, holds to the historic belief of the Christian Church that its founder was born without human father, being conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary."

CONTENTS

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Virgin Birth in the Second Century

Chapter 2. The Birth Narrative an Original part of the Third Gospel

Chapter 3. Characteristics of the Lucan Narrative

Chapter 4. The Hymns of the First Chapter of Luke

Chapter 5. The Origin and Transmission Of the Lucan Narrative

Chapter 6. The Integrity of the Lucan Narrative

Chapter 7. The Narrative in Matthew

Chapter 8. The Relation Between the Narratives

Chapter 9. The Inherent Credibility of the Narratives

Chapter 10. The Birth Narratives and Secular History

Chapter 11. The Birth Narratives and the Rest of the New Testament

Chapter 12. Alternative Theories: Preliminary Considerations

Chapter 13. The Theory of Jewish Derivation

Chapter 14. The Theory of Pagan Derivation

Chapter 15. Conclusion and Consequences

"Years ago I was tasked with a paper on the incarnation of the Son of God. My professor suggested some books that either approached the topic from a naturalistic standpoint or exalted Mary in the whole process. As I browsed the card catalog topically (yes, before computer cataloging!), I came across a book from the 1930s. It hadn't been checked out for several years. It was Machen. My soul was excited, revived, and my mind expanded. In an age where many books become dated, quickly, it is not so with Machen. Not so especially with 'The Virgin Birth.' Read it for the first time or read again. Just read it! Then pass it on." - Dr. C.N. Willborn

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BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL STUDIES:
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Princeton Theological Seminary
The Faculty of Princeton Seminary

This rare volume was compiled to celebrate the completion of 100 years of faithful service to the Church of Jesus Christ in May of 1912. The faculty submitted essays that demonstrated the spiritual atmosphere that permeated that beloved and blessed institution that trained men for gospel ministry from the world over.

New Introduction and Biographical Summaries by David B. Calhoun

"Here is scholarship at its best, written with a passion for the truth and a deep concern to instruct, nourish and guard the church of Christ. A 'must-have' addition to the bookshelves of thoughtful 21st century Christians!" -Sinclair Ferguson

"Biblical & Theological Studies is an overlooked gem in the world of reprints. I'm grateful it is finally being brought back into circulation. The chapters on seminary training and homiletics are timeless, as is Warfield's moving testimony on Christ's emotional life. This is a must read for seminary students and ministers, and will be of great value to thoughtful believers."- Joel R. Beeke

"Throughout its first century, Princeton Theological Seminary was the only American seminary which any significant number of students from outside the United States attended. The care in biblical exegesis, intellectual engagement, and theological argumentation displayed by the articles in this book demonstrates how that high reputation was won." -Mark Noll

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THE ORIGIN OF PAUL'S RELIGION
J. Gresham Machen

His first book, The Origin of Paul's Religion (1921) was a masterful and forthright defense of the historical truthfulness and supernaturalism of the New Testament. This volume is taken from the James Sprunt Lectures delivered at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.

Machen is absolutely masterful in dealing with the anti-supernaturalism that was beginning to dominate the church in the early decades of the twentieth century. Although written 85 years ago it remains a model of biblical scholarship and warm piety.

"In an age when the nature and content of Paul's message are once again under scrutiny, evangelical and Reformed readers will benefit immensely from a close reading of Machen's masterwork. This book is an outstanding example of careful, patient scholarship that received high praise when it was first published and continues today to demand attention." - R. Scott Clark

"J. Gresham Machen not only believed, practised, and proclaimed Paul's gospel, he was also able to defend its authenticity at the highest scholarly level. Because 'The Origin of Paul's Religion' penetrates to the heart of the matter it continues to speak to contemporary controversies over the nature of the gospel and the Christian faith." - Sinclair Ferguson

"This is a most important book for our day. The Origin of Paul's Religion is a masterpiece in the defense of epistemological Foundationalism-the belief that there are basic and foundational beliefs upon which man's knowledge should be rightly based. In today's academic circles, this sort of animal is almost extinct. Postmodern Theological Relativists are watching over the zoo. They have no proper foundations.

To have a right understanding of the origin of Paul's Christianity is to have a right understanding of the origins of Christianity and the Church herself and her gospel to be proclaimed int he world. Like a beautiful perfume, if the essence is lost, so is the usefulness. The true origin of Christianity must be revived and taught again. There are foundations with the Lord Jesus Christ as He is revealed in the Word of God being the sure and steady cornerstone. Solid Ground is to be commended for their foresight." - Mike Renihan

"Today questions abound concerning Paul and his relationship to Judaism. Additionally, questions are being raised about the inspiration of Scripture and a non-descript (flash back a hundred years) 'evangelical doctrine of Scripture' is being peddled. In many ways, the current trendy questions reflect the old trends of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, to which Machen was forced to relate (for the welfare of the Church). It is good for us recollect the past and learn from the past and, for both recollection and learning, Machen offers much good to pastors and scholars alike." -C.N. Willborn

The Table of Contents is as follows:

1- Introduction of the Subject on the Origins of the Christian Religion (pp. 1-40)

2- The Early Years (pp. 43-68)

3- The Triumph of Gentile Freedom (pp. 71-113)

4- Paul and Jesus (pp. 117-169)

5- The Jewish Environment (pp. 173-207)

6- The Religion of the Hellenistic Age (pp. 211-251)

7- Redemption in Pagan Religion and in Paul (pp. 255-290)

8- The Lordship of Jesus (pp. 293-317)

INDEX (pp. 319-326)

BIBLICAL PASSAGES (pp. 327-329)

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A SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
Robert Dick Wilson and Edward J. Young

"Occasionally God gives to His Church a man of unusual gifts, deep piety, and true insight. Such a man was the late Robert Dick Wilson (1856-1930). Dr. Wilson lived at a time when the Old Testament was being subjected to some of the severest attacks and criticisms that it had ever received. He himself was a devout Christian and grieved over these attacks. He also had an insight into their nature and into the need for refuting them. And he had the God-given ability for standing up to the challenge which these attacks constituted, accepting it and seeking to give an answer." -from Introduction by E.J. Young

"Robert Dick Wilson was a tireless advocate of the authority, integrity, and accuracy of the Old Testament. Teachers and students alike find in his pious and scholarly life a model to emulate. In a time of unprecedented attacks on the Word of God, he was truly valiant for the truth. God help the generation in which the church does not have such a champion of Scripture." Dr. William D. Barrick, Professor of Old Testament, The Master's Seminary

"A Scientific Investigation of the Old Testament is a work in which the results of Dr. Wilson's studies are presented. Almost every statement in the book is based upon long and patient research. For this reason the book may be a bit difficult to read. Its reading, however, will be amply rewarding to the man who wishes to understand how strong is that evidence which corroborates the Old Testament. Only one who has done similar work himself can appreciate the tremendous amount of toil which the following pages represent. But anyone who will read these pages carefully will soon come to see that the Old Testament is capable of scholarly defense and that Robert Dick Wilson was one of its most scholarly defenders. Because of his painstaking research many have been strengthened in their faith and many ministers have preached with greater earnestness and devotion than would otherwise have been the case. May the triune God be praised for having given to His people so great a warrior as Robert Dick Wilson." - E.J. Young

"Build solidly. Prepare thoroughly. Never be satisfied with superficial answers. God's Word can stand the most thorough investigation. Do not shirk the difficult problems but seek to bring the facts to light, for God's Word and God's world will never contradict one another." - Oswald T. Allis, describing Robert Dick Wilson's approach to the study of the Bible


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ESSAYS ON THE OLD TESTAMENT & PENTATEUCH
Robert Dick Wilson

These articles all originally appeared in the Princeton Theological Review, except the first one which appeared in The Presbyterian and Reformed Review.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. THE DATE OF GENESIS 10 (30pp)

2. THE TITLE "KING OF PERSIA" IN THE SCRIPTURES (56pp)

3. WHAT DOES "THE SUN STOOD STILL" MEAN? (9pp)

4. THE NAMES OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT (33pp)

5. ARAMAISMS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT (33pp)

6. THE HEADINGS OF THE PSALMS [in 2 parts] (30pp)

7. JESUS AND THE OLD TESTAMENT (30pp)

8. THE NAMES OF GOD IN THE PSALMS (39pp)

9. ON THE HEBREW OF DANIEL (23pp)

10. EVIDENCE IN HEBREW DICTION FOR THE DATES OF DOCUMENTS (30pp)

11. FOREIGN WORDS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AS AN EVIDENCE OF HISTORICITY (71pp)

12. THE RULE OF FAITH AND LIFE (28pp)

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"Occasionally God gives to His Church a man of unusual gifts, deep piety, and true insight. Such a man was the late Robert Dick Wilson (1856-1930). Dr. Wilson lived at a time when the Old Testament was being subjected to some of the severest attacks and criticisms that it had ever received. He himself was a devout Christian and grieved over these attacks. He also had an insight into their nature and into the need for refuting them. And he had the God-given ability for standing up to the challenge which these attacks constituted, accepting it and seeking to give an answer." -from Introduction by E.J. Young


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BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS
An Introduction to the Classic Writings of a Master Theologian
Benjamin B. Warfield, with an Introduction by Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote the following in his outstanding Introduction, "While there were many who fought valiantly to refute the errors being propogated, it can be said without fear of contradiction that B.B. Warfield stood out pre-eminently and incomparably the greatest of all. He was peculiarly fitted for such a task. He had a mathematical mind and had at one time considered the possibility of a career as a mathematician. His precision and logical thinking appear everywhere. Added to this he was a first class New Testament scholar and a superb exegete and expositor. Furthermore he had received the best training that was available at the time, and not only in his own country. He thus could meet liberal scholarship on its own grounds and did so."

Lloyd-Jones went on to say, "No theological writings are so intellectually satisfying and so strengthening to faith as those of Warfield. He shirks no issue and evades no problems and never stoops to the use of subterfuge. One is impressed by his honesty and integrity as much as by his profound scholarship and learning. The result is that there is a finality and authority about all he wrote."

Samuel Craig, a contemporary of Warfield, said, "What most impresses the student of Warfield's writings, apart from his deeply religious spirit, his sense of complete dependence on God for all things, including especially his sense of indebtedness as a lost sinner to His free grace, is the breadth of his learning and the exactness of his scholarship. John DeWitt, long the professor of Church History in Princeton Seminary and himself a man of no mean scholarship, once told the writer that he had known intimately the three great Reformed theologians of America of the preceding generation - Charles Hodge, W.G.T. Shedd and Henry B. Smith - and that he was not only certain that Warfield knew a great deal more than any one of them but that he was disposed to think that he knew more than all three of them put together."

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"B B Warfield was a master theologian yet his writings outside of the area of scriptural authority are not as well-known or as well-read as they deserve to be. His contributions to theology in general and to our understanding of Christ and salvation in particular were outstanding. All Christians, from preachers to new believers, can benefit from reading this giant of the Christian faith." - Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, WTS Philadelphia

"To read Warfield is like taking a tour of a cave full of crystalline rock formations while guided by an expert geologist - it produces both learning and wonder. Warfield's theology drew from thorough and careful studies of the Scriptures. Yet in the details he never lost his sense of awe at the God of redemption. This collection of essays sparkles with Warfield's insights into great truths of the faith. Reading it will store up treasure in your mind, and warm your heart." - Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"The essays gathered under this title provide an excellent introduction to the theological depth and insights of this most learned Princetonian giant. They represent well the marvelously equipped, gospel-loving, Christ-adoring theologian that Warfield was, marked as they are by the exegetical precision and theological richness that have made him so appreciated and beloved from his day to our own. Reading these selections your mind and heart will be enlarged in joyful worship." - Fred Zaspel, author of "The Theology of B.B. Warfield, A Systematic Summary"

"B. B. Warfield's works have been a wonderful help to me personally and in my ministry to others. He is a true scholar who yet held a personal love of Christ which came out in His scholarly writings. His essay on 'The Emotional Life of our Lord' is a classic to help us understand the complexity and simplicity of how our Lord Jesus Christ thought and felt as fully God and man in one Person. I have used it with interns and pastors to help them gain a greater understanding of how Christ thinks and feels about His people, yet have given it to laymen who wanted to know how Christ thinks about themselves. It has been a help to all. So, I commend this attempt to expose one of our greatest lights to a new generation." - Fred Malone, author of "Baptism of Disciples Alone"

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1- The Biblical Idea of Revelation

2- The Biblical Idea of Inspiration

3- The Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity

4- The Supernatural Birth of Jesus

5- The Person of Christ According to the New Testament

6- The Emotional Life of our Lord

7- Christ Our Sacrifice

8- The New Testament Terminology of Redemption

9- The Biblical Doctrine of Predestination

10- The Historical and Biblical Conception of Faith

11- New Testament Terms Descriptive of the Great Change

12- Are They Few That Be Saved?

APPENDIX 1- A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith

APPENDIX 2 - The Paradox of Omnipotence, a Sermon on Mark 10:27

APPENDIX 3 - Book Review of "He That is Spiritual" by Lewis Sperry Chafer

APPENDIX 4 - The Hymns and Poems of Warfield

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MOURNING A BELOVED SHEPHERD
Memorial Sermons for James W. Alexander
Charles Hodge and John Hall

October 9, 1859 thousands gathered in the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in NY City for the memorial service for their beloved pastor James Waddel Alexander (1804-1859). Charles Hodge, famed professor from Princeton Seminary, and John Hall, life-long friend of Alexander, and his successor at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, were asked to speak to the mourners who gathered. Both sermons exalt the Lord Jesus Christ as they seek to honor a choice servant of the Savior of sinners.

Charles Hodge selected Acts 9:20 as his text and fixed his attention upon three words: "He preached Christ." He began his memorial address with these words: "Nothing higher than this can be said of any man. Angels stand uncovered round the humblest tomb on which these words are inscribed. And so do we. The feeling which has gathered this audience; which now fills every breast, bows every head, and moistens every eye, is reverential love for him who in this desk preached Christ."

John Hall selected 2 Peter 1:15 as his text with these words: "Moreover, I will endeavor that ye may be able, after my decease, to have these things always in remembrance." Having carried on a correspondence with Alexander for forty years there was no one better suited to the task than Hall, and he did not disappoint. Reading this sermon will stir up the soul of every true child of God, but will especially challenge minister's of the Gospel to spend and be spent in the service of their Master.

David Calhoun, professor at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO has written a helpful Preface adding to the value of this priceless little gem.

"I have greatly profited from the writings of JW Alexander for many years, but this valuable reprint of his funeral sermons has given me access to the man behind the pen. In these two powerful biographical sermons, by his professor Charles Hodge and best friend John Hall, we learn why a return to the warm theology of Old Princeton is needed now more than ever. May your spiritual life and ministry flourish for having well-spent your precious time in this priceless jewel." - Pastor Jerry Marcellino

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THEOLOGY ON FIRE: Volume Two
More Sermons from J.A. Alexander
Joseph Addison Alexander

Twenty-two more complete sermons from Joseph Addison Alexander (1809-1860), the brilliant and godly giant from Old Princeton, are here published for the first time in more than a century.

Charles Hodge said of his colleague, "In the death of Joseph Addison Alexander we have lost our great glory and defense. Permit me to express my own individual convictions. I regard Dr. Joseph Addison Alexander as incomparably the greatest man I ever knew--as incomparably the greatest man our church has ever produced. His thorough orthodoxy, his fervent piety, humility, faithfulness in the discharge of his duties, and reverence for the Word of God, consecrated all his other gifts. He glorified the Word of God in the sight of his pupils beyond what any man I ever saw had the power of doing."

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