calvinism

  1. C. Matthew McMahon

    John Kettlewell (1653–1695) Explains the Nature of Being Obedient to Jesus Christ

    The Christian’s Deliverance by Christ and the Nature of Practical Religion by John Kettlewell (1653–1695) John Kettlewell (1653–1695) was an English Divine and powerful preacher of Christ’s Gospel. It was said of him that he was as “saint-like a man” as one ever knew. His voluminous works...
  2. C. Matthew McMahon

    Directions for Improvement in Grace and Practical Godliness in Times of Extraordinary Danger by Richard Alleine (1611-1681)

    Directions for Improvement in Grace and Practical Godliness in Times of Extraordinary Danger by Richard Alleine (1611-1681) Richard Alleine (1611-1681) was a powerful puritan preacher and godly minister of the Gospel. He was a pious man, filled with meekness and moderation. In all the biblical...
  3. C. Matthew McMahon

    5 Marks of Devotion to God - Spiritually Charge Your Quiet Time

    5 Marks of Devotion to God by C. Matthew McMahon Do you long for a closer relationship to the Savior Jesus Christ? Do you desire a more intimate communion with God each day? Every true Christian does. The purpose of this volume in the “5 Marks Series” is to cover the spiritual disciplines...
  4. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Main Points of Church Government and Discipline by Christopher Love (1618-1651)

    The Main Points of Church Government and Discipline by Christopher Love (1618-1651) Love's Question 13 on tithing in support of the church and minister is worth the whole study by itself. But, the whole work is very profitable and helpful in a number of ways. Christopher Love (1618-1651)...
  5. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Glorious Name of God the Lord of Hosts by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)

    The Glorious Name of God the Lord of Hosts 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. This...
  6. C. Matthew McMahon

    Primitive Baptism by Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708)

    Primitive Baptism and Therein Infant’s and Parent’s Rights by Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708) Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708) was a nonconformist divine, a meek and spirited Reformed preacher, and scholarly linguist. This wonderful work by Matthew Sylvester is an exegetical triumph of proper...
  7. C. Matthew McMahon

    Christ's Directives on the Nature of True Worship by Arthur Hildersham (1563-1631)

    Christ's Directives on the Nature of True Worship by Arthur Hildersham (1563-1631) Arthur Hildersham (1563-1631) was a shining light in the puritan party, and celebrated for his exemplary learning and piety as a minister of Jesus Christ. This work is an abridged version of Arthur Hildersham’s...
  8. C. Matthew McMahon

    5 Marks of Biblical Reformation by C. Matthew McMahon (Book 4 in the Series)

    5 Marks of Biblical Reformation by C. Matthew McMahon Everybody loves to claim the magisterial reformation for their own! Everyone wants to be a reformer in that way. But take God’s principles of a Biblical Reformation and apply them to the church in practical daily living, then that’s a...
  9. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Art of Divine Meditation by Edmund Calamy (1600-1666)

    The Art of Divine Meditation by Edmund Calamy (1600-1666) Edmund Calamy (1600-1666) was a Reformed Presbyterian preacher of the Gospel and one of the distinguished members of the Westminster Assembly. He was active to promote Reformed Theology in his day and was an eminent scholar of the Bible...
  10. Matthew G. Bianco

    Understanding the Mindset of IFBs

    Independent Fundamentalist Baptists (IFBs) are fond of saying Calvinism is a “doctrine of devils” because it teaches strongly on repentance. Being once an IFB myself holding that same position, I can tell you exactly what is wrong with their thinking. It has to do with not allowing for proper...
  11. SebastianClinciuJJ

    The difference between permitting and doing

    It is a well know fact that Calvin rejected the language that "something took place by the permission of God, but not also by the will of God." (Institutes, I. XVIII. I) It’s intersting that, after rejecting the language of permission, he cites Augustine using language of permission and takes...
  12. Roger D Duke

    Resurgence of Particular Redemption and Reformed Leaning Theology in the SBC

    To all who are Presbyterian or Reformed: What are some observations you may have anecdotally concerning the reemergence of Particular Redemption and Reformed leaning doctrines amongst Baptists in general and the SBC in particular. No pun intended. This should give me some good food for...
  13. Matthew G. Bianco

    Did Jesus drink a cup of wrath or suffering?

    I was listening this video by an Arminian who tried to “refute” the doctrine of penal substitution. One of his arguments is that the “cup” Jesus mentioned in Luke 22:42 is not a cup of God’s wrath poured out against sin, but merely the physical suffering He would endure at his crucifixion...
  14. Unworthy_Servant

    A Question in regards to Edward's Freedom of the Will

    Recently I've been going through Edward's Freedom of the Will with a friend, and the other day we read through part 2 sect. 1 where he gives his Infinite Regress Argument against Arminianism. My understanding is that our Wills are contingent upon previous acts of the Will, and each act is never...
  15. J

    Arminian Argument

    The following site makes some serious arguments against the Doctrines of Grace: http://www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/openhse/calvinism.html#Introduction I would really like to hear some good counters to what Steve Jones says.
  16. J

    Solus Spiritus Sanctus: The forgotten Sola.

    This question is directed at ministers, and those proficient in Latin: is "Solus" the correct word to use here? And why was this idea of the Holy Spirit alone never formally developed as were the other Solas? "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as...
  17. P

    Leighton Flowers & Soteriology101

    Has anyone heard of Leighton Flowers his website soteriology101?
  18. Alexander

    Hyper-Calvinism & Ephesians 2:8

    I saw another puritan board member who would be considered a hyper-Calvinist because he believes we are saved by Christ alone. He does not believe our faith saves us but that we simply experience salvation in time upon faith. It's simply experimental. He posted this... "1. Salvation is by grace...
  19. BlackCalvinist

    Calvinism From Non-reformed To Reformed: Opening Perspectives

    New article series I'm running on my site at blackcalvinist.com. This is the first installment. I’ve literally been working on this article for about seventeen years. That’s roughly the amount of time I’ve been reformed. Back then, attending a solid-ish independent baptist church and directing...
  20. Alexander

    Regeneration Precedes Faith Temporally (In Time)?

    So, I am not a Primitive Baptist. I am a Particular Baptist and hold to the London Baptist Confession. Nevertheless, I still get confused over multiple things I see in the Bible. It seems as if certain people were born again/regenerated/quickened long before they even heard the Gospel and...
  21. Christian Teegardin

    My View of the Limited Atonement (Controversial)

    (The text in italics is from an article I'll give a reference to at the end of the post.) Warning: This post contains (a) controversial viewpoint(s). This post might seem a bit amateurish. I am no professional theologian. I was researching Scriptural support for the limited atonement and...
  22. Matthew G. Bianco

    Controversial John Calvin quote

    I have seen people quote this from John Calvin to "prove" he taught that God is the author of sin. Perhaps the context of this quote would clear it up, or perhaps Calvin meant something anti-Calvinists won't allow him to mean. What do you guys think? "From this it is easy to conclude how...
  23. Christian Teegardin

    My Life as a Calvinist Christian (With the Struggles of Faith)

    There was a time when I was 'holier than thou.' I used to think that I was so Godly. I used to think that knowing the truth of the Gospel (which Calvinism entails) and all the fine details about the Gospel were all I needed for salvation. I would always be obsessed with a girl. Always. If it...
  24. Matthew G. Bianco

    What Reformed Flavor am I?

    I know there are different kinds of reformed, though we all agree on the core reformed (confessional) standards. I wanted to know for a long time, what kind (or flavor) of reformed am I based on my beliefs? Or, what group of people who were considered reformed would my views best fit into...
  25. Matthew G. Bianco

    Open Theism and 2 Chronicles 6:5

    I had an open theist today on Facebook quote 2 Chronicles 6:5 to try to "prove" to me God doesn't have a foreknowledge or doesn't predestine anything. Here is the discussion between me and the open theist (OT). I may have not answered it too well because I was a bit fired up at his heresy. OT...
  26. Matthew G. Bianco

    James White Refutes Pastor's Anti-Calvinism

    A must see! James White made this podcast (or whatever it was) at the end of 2010 (I think). I found it on YouTube on a random channel (not Alpha and Omega Ministry's Channel) and downloaded it to upload it for myself on my channel. I believe James White here gets at some very essential points...
  27. Darlene N. Böcek

    Suffering (Writing on the Wall I) (for parents) Beta readers needed

    I need some beta readers for my manuscript (Writing on the Wall Series I) Suffering: A Parent's Blueprint 
to Answering the Big Questions of Life-with Christian Apologetics Activities for Kids-. The document will be about 140 lettersize pages, including the activity guide. I'm looking for...
  28. Matthew G. Bianco

    Anti-Trinitarianism in early Calvinists?

    I watched this video by a Lutheran Pastor who claims that 2nd and 3rd generation Calvinism had a lot of anti-trinitarianism due to the supposed "logic with Scripture" he supposes we try to hold onto dogmatically. Watch this video starting from 8:50 to hear his argument. What do you guys think...
  29. Matthew G. Bianco

    Free Grace, Much Forgotten in Modern Evangelicalism

    This is an article I submitted to The Record, which is Wheaton College's student-run newspaper (I am a student there). They put it on and it was published and distributed on March 23, 2017: "I write this article with concern and with love for my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ here at...
  30. J

    Is intelligent design compatible with calvinism?

    Hi, As christian I believe all the things we do, must be done to glorify God. So studying nature is not the exception. If we are going to study nature we must do so applying the tenets we have learnt from the bible Intelligent design movement is not compromised to lead to the God of the bible...
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