THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS HALYBURTON (FOUR VOLUME HARDCOVER SET)
THOMAS HALYBURTON (1674-1712)
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VOLUME ONE- FAITH & JUSTIFICATION
In a day of 'conveyer-belt' converts the question may be asked, What is that faith that saves? In this volume Thomas Halyburton examines with masterly accuracy and powerful reasoning exactly what a biblical Christian is. In a feast of truth he exegetes, analyses and unveils the miracle of saving faith. Halyburton is a classic example of edifying Scottish theology and warm, passionate preaching.
If you wish to understand how the Lord saves the sinner and where that life-changing event of justification occurs, then Halyburton on Faith and Justification is for you.
Prof. H.M. Cartwright said the following about the importance of Thomas Halyburton: "Although Halyburton lived three hundred years ago and his public ministry occupied only twelve years in total, mostly in comparative obscurity, he has been regarded as one of the most distinguished Scottish theologians. Hugh Martin described Halyburton and Cunningham as "the two greatest theologians that Scotland has ever produced". John Duncan regarded him as "a minor John Owen", in the same category as Hermann Witsius, and classed his Memoirs with Augustine's Confessions and Bunyan's Grace Abounding. Among those outside Scotland who benefited from and highly recommended the Memoirs and other published works of Halyburton are such varied and significant figures as George Whitefield and John Wesley, John Newton and Isaac Watts, and Archibald Alexander of Princeton."
VOLUME TWO: FAITH & SALVATION
"What is the state of my soul before God?" In a day when life is lived for the moment and eternity is rarely considered, many never give serious thought to such a vital question. Here to help you reflect is a godly minister with a true concern for souls. He will sober you. He will challenge you. He will spur you as a sinner to seek salvation by faith in Jesus Christ and as a saint to walk in the way of joyful, obedient service. For your lasting benefit read Halyburton on Faith and Salvation.
This volume contains Halyburton's work, "The Great Concern of Salvation."
Prof. F.S. Leahy said the following about this Second Volume: "Thomas Halyburton one of Scotlandís greatest theologians, was first and foremost a preacher of the gospel and as a theologian he spoke from the heart. In this second volume of his Works we meet Halyburton, preacher and theologian. It consists of a series of sermons under the title, The Great Concern of Salvation.
Considering that Halyburton lived some three hundred years ago, it is striking to see how directly and plainly he speaks to us today. Even allowing for his divisions and sub-divisions, his style is lucid and cogent. There is a warmth and passion and intense earnestness in every sentence. His use of Scripture is impressive and effective. He is exhaustive in his treatment of Scripture, but never tiring; faithful in application, but never offensive. Indeed his concern for the spiritual well-being of his hearers is evident in his every word."
VOLUME THREE: FAITH & REVELATION
Halyburton's book on the "Insufficiency of Natural Religion, and the Necessity of Revelation" (republished as this volume) was occasioned by the publication of certain treatises written by Lord Herbert of Cherbury with the avowed object of setting aside the pretensions of all "particular religions," as he termed them; and resting the claims of religion at large on the basis of nature alone. In his reply to this scheme, Halyburton sets himself largely and distinctly to show that the light of nature is extremely defective, even with respect to the discoveries of a Deity, and the worship that is to be rendered to him; with respect to the question of man's true happiness, the rule of duty, and the motives to obedience; and that it is unable to discover the means of obtaining pardon for sin, or to eradicate inclinations to sin, and subdue its power. He appeals to reason, to testimony, to matter of fact, and to the general experience of the world.
Joel Beeke writes: "Christians like Thomas Halyburton, who love the truths of God's Word and have experienced the gospel of Christ as "the power of God unto salvation" (Rom. 1:16), have a twofold duty toward those who now sit in the darkness of latter-day deism. First, we must weep for their sad condition and pray for their salvation, as Christ viewed the people of His time: "He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd" (Matt. 9:36). Second, we, like Halyburton, and as Machen said, must believe that "the Christian faith is capable of scholarly defense," and be willing to do the hard work needed to present such a defense. We must seize our task as evangelists to set forth the truth "in clear opposition" to the errors of men and whatever else may exalt itself against the knowledge of God (2 Cor. 10:3-6)."
VOLUME FOUR: FAITH & EXPERIENCE
Have we believed in Jesus Christ to the saving of our souls? The grace of God in the lives of His people may have a secret beginning, but its progress ought to be known by its fruits. While ultimately Scripture must validate our profession, we may learn from the pilgrimage of noted Christians. The rise of spiritual concern, the deepening of conviction, the liberty of the gospel, the conflict with Satan, the persuit of holiness and a blessed eternity, all these vital subjects and more are to be found in this volume.
This volume contains: Halyburton's Memoirs; Two sermons*; The Obligation of Oaths to Posterity*; A Short Account of Lady Anne Elcho's Death*.
(* Not previously published in a volume of Halyburton's Works.)
Prof. Allan M. Harman said the following about this final volume that primarily consists in the Memoir of Halyburton: "What point has this republication of Halyburton's Memoirs in particular for Christians in the 21st century? They show us a form of spirituality different from that prevailing in our time. What Halyburton was doing in private is what puritan preaching did from the pulpit. It encouraged people to search and know their own hearts before God, and moved them to trust in Gospel promises. Self-examination prompted believers to acknowledge and confess their sins, with renewed thankfulness for the pardoning mercy of God. This we see exemplified in Halyburton's spiritual diary. The need is for Christians to apply their renewed minds to their spirituality and to learn from the giants of the past how to live consciously in the presence of God (coram deo), seeking to set sin aside and to follow after holiness, without which none of us shall see God."
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