calvinism

  1. pgwolv

    An Arminian interpretation of passages in John on Christ's sheep, given to Him by the Father - please help me see how to critique it

    The passages in the Gospel of John in which Christ states that only His sheep/those who the Father gives to Him believe in Him have always been, to me, some of the strongest texts in support of regeneration preceding faith and the doctrine of unconditional election. However, I was made aware of...
  2. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: TRUTH, the Great Business of Our Times by John Maynard (1600-1665)

    Truth, the Great Business of Our Times by John Maynard (1600-1665) John Maynard (1600-1665) was a faithful member of the Westminster Assembly, and a courageous preacher of Christ’s Gospel. The truth of God is the foundation of all true religion. This is why the first commandment in Exodus 20...
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    The charge against Calvin - God and evil

    This is not something new. It’s the charge that John Calvin taught that God commands or controls evil in Satan, demons and the wicked, and therefore blasphemously calls God as the author of evil. I was in debate with someone regarding the interpretation of Calvin on this matter, namely in his...
  4. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Reasonableness of the Christian Religion by Jonathan Dickinson (1688–1747)

    The Reasonableness of the Christian Religion by Jonathan Dickinson (1688–1747) Jonathan Dickinson (1688–1747), was an American Presbyterian minister of the Gospel, and founder and first president of the College of New Jersey. Dickinson’s work before you is one of fundamentals. He has chosen...
  5. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Ten Commandments in the Life of the Christian by C. Matthew McMahon

    The Ten Commandments in the Life of the Christian by C. Matthew McMahon (357 pages) In the contemporary church biblical teaching revolving around the Ten Commandments is inconsistent at best. Paul’s statement, misunderstood, is often what Christians will run to, “for ye are not under the law...
  6. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: Sparks of Divine Glory: A Practical Study of the Attributes of God by C. Matthew McMahon (725 Pages)

    Sparks of Divine Glory: A Practical Study of the Attributes of God by C. Matthew McMahon (725 Pages, Linen Hardcover) Is there a good reason to study the doctrine of God? Knowing God, or not knowing God, has eternal consequences to it. The Savior came to explain the Father (John 1:18) and he...
  7. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: A Devotional on Our Savior’s Death and Passion by Charles Herle (1598-1659)

    A Devotional on Our Savior’s Death and Passion by Charles Herle (1598-1659) Charles Herle (1598-1659) was an active member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, and, in 1646, was chosen to preside over the assembly; he was known as a deep divine, a great scholar and eminently pastoral. Every...
  8. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW PUBLICATION: The Wonders of Jesus by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)

    The Wonders of Jesus by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646), was a brilliant Reformed preacher of the Gospel, and an astute theologian. He ministered with pastoral sensitivity and a zealous desire to glorify God in his preaching and writing. One of the more "exciting"...
  9. pgwolv

    Does Calvinism make God "impersonal"?

    I was talking with a Provisionist who said that Calvinism equals fatalism. I referred him to pieces written by BB Warfield and HM Curry, discussing the difference between the two concepts. He keeps on claiming that Calvinism makes God impersonal. Specifically, he said, " God is personal when he...
  10. C. Matthew McMahon

    Just in time for Reformation Month! Reformation of the Heart, Soul and Mind by McMahon

    Reformation of the Heart, Soul and Mind by C. Matthew McMahon (142 pages) In this study, McMahon considers the universal and perpetual teaching of loving God and loving one’s neighbor, as it pertains to the heart, soul and mind of a Christian. His main text is taken from Christ’s words in Matt...
  11. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Great Mystery of God’s Providence by George Gifford (1547-1620)

    The Great Mystery of God’s Providence, and Other Works by George Gifford (1547-1620) George Gifford (1547-1620) was known as a fiery preacher of the Gospel, a thorough exegete of God’s word, one who filled his sermons and works with practical exactness, while being eminently simple to...
  12. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: A Watchman Over Christ's Church by McMahon

    A Watchman Over Christ’s Church by C. Matthew McMahon (105 pages) The watchman’s life is a life of consecration; a life on the wall dividing the world and church, to watch and take heed, to sound the alarm, and bring God’s message to his people boldly, faithfully and plainly. The watchman acts...
  13. pgwolv

    Countering Provisionism

    Dear Puritan Board I have been discussing Calvinism with a self-proclaimed anti-Calvinist. I found out that he is a Provisionist, a term with which I was unfamiliar. I searched the Puritan Board for related discussions and found very little information. What I know is that Leighton Flowers is...
  14. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW PURITAN COMPILATION: A Biblical Guide to Hearing and Studying the Word

    A Biblical Guide to Hearing and Studying the Word by Nathaniel Ranew (1602-1678), John Philips (1585-1663), Henry Smith (1560-1601), Richard Greenham (1531-1594), William Ames (1576-1633), Thomas Senior (n.d.), David Clarkson (1622-1686), Daniel Burgess (1645-1713), Thomas Manton (1620-1677) and...
  15. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: I Am for You: God’s Power in Supporting His People by C. Matthew McMahon

    I Am for You: God’s Power in Supporting His People by C. Matthew McMahon This volume is a spiritual journey through five important Scriptures: Jeremiah 3:1, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 16:4, 1 Samuel 17:34-35, and Ezekiel 36:9. It demonstrates the cultivation of true assurance that Christians can...
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    Hear vs Listen in John 10:27

    NASB 2020 changed John 10:27 from -to- They’re not the only ones to do this and it seems pretty well split among popular translations. Is there a theologically significant difference here or is to hear also to listen? I guess my knee jerk reaction was to attribute hearing to election and...
  17. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Kingdom of Heaven is Upon You by C. Matthew McMahon

    The Kingdom of Heaven is Upon You by C. Matthew McMahon Jesus preached, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” (Matthew 4:17). This is the Gospel. But what did Jesus mean by preaching in this way? Is Christ’s gospel the gospel we know and love as Paul preached, and many ministers...
  18. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK and "NEW" PURITAN: Discovering the Glorious Love of Christ by John Durant (1620-1686)

    When you have finished reading this work by Durant, if you soak in even a measure of what he explains, you will come away with being lovesick for the Savior. Discovering the Glorious Love of Christ by John Durant (1620-1686) John Durant (1620-1686) was a popular independent puritan minister...
  19. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Excellent Name of God by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)

    The Excellent Name of God by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) was a brilliant Reformed preacher of the Gospel, and a member of the Westminster Assembly. He ministered with pastoral sensitivity and a zealous desire to glorify God in his preaching and writing...
  20. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEWLY PUBLISHED: The Blessed God by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713)

    The Blessed God by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) was a popular Reformed, Presbyterian minister, and fiery preacher in his day. To intimately know God is the substance of this work by Burgess. It is not only to know God as God has revealed his essence, but Burgess, as...
  21. C. Matthew McMahon

    God is Our Refuge and Our Strength by George Gipps, Westminster Divine

    God is Our Refuge and Our Strength by George Gipps (n.d.) George Gipps (n.d.) was a member of the Westminster Assembly, is noted as a strong Christian of personal piety, and was a faithful minister of the Gospel in Aylstone, Leicester-shire England. In this work, Gipps deals particularly with...
  22. C. Matthew McMahon

    A Special Book for the New Year by Matthew Mead (1630-1699)

    Remembering Your Creator by Matthew Mead (Meade) (1630-1699) Matthew Mead (Meade) (1630-1699) was an independent puritan divine, and popular reformed preacher and morning lecturer at Stepney Church (London). In this work, Mead sets down the sincere choosing of God which should result in...
  23. C. Matthew McMahon

    Glorifying Jesus Christ in the New Year - 5 Marks of Christian Resolve

    5 Marks of Christian Resolve by C. Matthew McMahon There is no real commendability in a mere resolve. If Christians resolve to do something, and never actually get around to doing it, what good is that? A weak and wobbling resolution in this way, holds in it nothing of real value. But if...
  24. Travis Fentiman

    New Translation of Rollock on Predestination

    There is a short tract in Latin on God’s decree of predestination by Robert Rollock, the early and formative Scottish theologian, which was left untranslated in his two volume Select Works. It has now been translated and made publicly available for the first time. Rollock here treats of the...
  25. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW: A Treatise of the Loves of Christ to His Spouse by Westminster Divine Samuel Bolton (1606-1654)

    "A top-notch, soul-encouraging, biblically-rich and God-glorifying work on Christ's ravishing love for his spouse on Song of Songs 4:9." - McMahon A Treatise of the Loves of Christ to His Spouse by Samuel Bolton, D.D. (1606-1654) Samuel Bolton, D.D. (1606-1654) was a Westminster divine and...
  26. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW: Westminster Divine John Jackson's (1600-1648) The Doctrine of Man’s Future Eternity

    The Doctrine of Man’s Future Eternity by John Jackson (1600-1648) John Jackson (1600-1648) was a Westminster Puritan divine with a hearty theological intellect, and tender pastoral understanding. In this work, Jackson lays down biblically the doctrine of eternity, and the importance of man’s...
  27. C. Matthew McMahon

    Zeal for God’s House Quickened by Oliver Bowles B.D. (1574-1664?)

    Mr. Bowles, in this excellent and stirring treatise, fights diligently against false and hypocritical, zeal. He, instead, in this famous address, sets down the biblical zeal of a true reformer. Zeal for God’s House Quickened by Oliver Bowles B.D. (1574-1664?) Oliver Bowles B.D. (1574-1664?)...
  28. C. Matthew McMahon

    Discerning the Signs of the Times and the Church’s Reformation by Samuel Willard (1640-1707)

    Discerning the Signs of the Times and the Church’s Reformation by Samuel Willard (1640-1707) Samuel Willard (1640-1707) was a reformed preacher of the Gospel in the old South Boston Church in New England, president of Harvard University, and one of the great Protestant ministers of his day...
  29. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Believer’s Marriage with Christ by Michael Harrison (1640-1729) - NEW!

    The Believer’s Marriage with Christ by Michael Harrison (1640-1729) Michael Harrison (1640-1729) was a faithful puritan minister of the Gospel and a powerful Reformed Presbyterian preacher. Everything we have published from Harrison is top notch. We have one final work to publish by him on the...
  30. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Victorious Christian Soldier in Christ’s Army – by Urian Oakes (1631–1681)

    The Victorious Christian Soldier in Christ’s Army by Urian Oakes (1631–1681) Urian Oakes (1631–1681) was a New England divine, and president of Harvard College. Edmund Calamy states that Oakes was noted for the uncommon sweetness of his temper as a minister of the Gospel, greatly beloved by his...
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