Reality Check from Mr. Jeremiah Burroughs

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Joshua

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Jeremiah Burroughs (An Exposition of the Prophecy of Hosea, p. 20):

The adversaries of the church are never satisfied, yield to them, gratify them in what you will: this is the first temptation. What! will you be so strict and rugged, and yield to them in nothing? say some: but if they prevail with you to begin to yield, they will encroach upon you. Hezekiah yielded to Sennacherib, even to take away the gold of the temple doors, yet a little while after he comes again with a great host, so that Hezekiah said, it was “a day of trouble and rebuke,” chap. 19:3. Nothing will quiet them but the ruin of the church, they must needs have that; “Down with it, down with it, even to the ground!” nothing else will satisfy them.​
 

scottmaciver

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Jeremiah Burroughs (An Exposition of the Prophecy of Hosea, p. 20):

The adversaries of the church are never satisfied, yield to them, gratify them in what you will: this is the first temptation. What! will you be so strict and rugged, and yield to them in nothing? say some: but if they prevail with you to begin to yield, they will encroach upon you. Hezekiah yielded to Sennacherib, even to take away the gold of the temple doors, yet a little while after he comes again with a great host, so that Hezekiah said, it was “a day of trouble and rebuke,” chap. 19:3. Nothing will quiet them but the ruin of the church, they must needs have that; “Down with it, down with it, even to the ground!” nothing else will satisfy them.​

Thanks Josh. I need to read more Burroughs. Gospel Worship was a superb read! Do you have any favourites of Burroughs writings?
 

Stephen L Smith

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Do you have any favourites of Burroughs writings?
His biography "Life of gospel peace" is a must read
"Rare jewel of Christian contentment" Baner of Truth Classic
"Christ inviting sinners to come to him for rest" Must read. Puritan publications
"Excellency of holy courage in evil times." Very relevant for the times in which we live. Puritan publications.
"Moses- self denial" Soli Deo Gloria Publications
 

scottmaciver

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His biography "Life of gospel peace" is a must read
"Rare jewel of Christian contentment" Baner of Truth Classic
"Christ inviting sinners to come to him for rest" Must read. Puritan publications
"Excellency of holy courage in evil times." Very relevant for the times in which we live. Puritan publications.
"Moses- self denial" Soli Deo Gloria Publications

Much appreciated Stephen!
 

Joshua

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Thanks Josh. I need to read more Burroughs. Gospel Worship was a superb read! Do you have any favourites of Burroughs writings?
The Difference Between the Spots of the Godly and of the Wicked, but -really- I'd say all of his works, though I disagree with his understanding of church polity.
 

Pilgrim

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Who wrote/published this book?

A layman named Phillip Simpson. He had set up the Jeremiah Burroughs Homepage several years prior to that. The book is published by Reformation Heritage Books. Here's the information about the author from RHB:

Phillip L. Simpson and his wife Sara live in Huntington, WV, along with their two children, Zack and Molly. Phillip developed and maintains the Jeremiah Burroughs Homepage website, a site dedicated to collecting resources by and about Jeremiah Burroughs. He is a lay teacher and member of Crew Church in Huntington. Simpson graduated from Marshall University and Eastern Kentucky University, and is employed as an occupational therapist, helping people with dizziness and balance disorders. He also serves on the West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy.
 

Pilgrim

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I actually just picked up a few Burroughs titles today:

Irenicum
Gospel Fear
Hope
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
 

Stephen L Smith

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Much appreciated Stephen!
My pleasure
Who wrote/published this book?
I see Chris has answered your question. I thought I would give this quote from the preface of the biography as I think it wonderfully summarises why Burroughs writings have been loved and cherished through the centuries. The author of the biography writes:
".. Burroughs showed me a view of the Almighty that relieved, refreshed, and revitalised me. Burroughs showed me how Christ could satisfy my every need saying "A Christian should be satisfied with what God has made the object of his faith [ie, Christ]. The object of his faith is high enough to satisfy his soul .... since God is contented with Himself alone, if you have Him you may be contented with Him alone, and it may be, that is the reason why your natural comforts are taken away from you, that God may be all in all to you." "

The Jeremiah Burroughs homepage mentioned above also has some helpful sermons on Burroughs classic and loved book "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment". I found it helpful listening to them when reading the book. http://jeremiahburroughsonsite.blogspot.com/2007/08/audio-resources.html
 

Stephen L Smith

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A few days ago, I posted this on the 'Moses Choice' (Jeremiah Burroughs) page:
Puritan readers might be interested to know that according to the official biography of Burroughs, he preached three sermon series together. Now, all these are in print.
  • Moses Self Denial (Soli Deo Gloria)
  • Moses Choice (Northampton Press)
  • The Excellency of Holy Courage in Evil Times (Puritan Publications)
I also added this re the book 'Moses Choice'
Some good news. Reformation Heritage Books is now selling this for $15 (a saving of $30). This is particularly helpful for those of us outside the USA who have to pay extra costs (International postage and exchange rate costs).
 

KMK

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The adversaries of the church are never satisfied, yield to them, gratify them in what you will: this is the first temptation. What! will you be so strict and rugged, and yield to them in nothing? say some: but if they prevail with you to begin to yield, they will encroach upon you.

In other words,, the adversaries of the church are like my elementary classroom.
 

Pilgrim

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Several of his books continue to be on sale at RHB. If you want them in Hardcover, this is a good time to do that. While I have no inside information, I've noticed that several of the SDG titles that were formerly Hardcover have been reprinted recently in Paperback. So there could be a chance that it will happen with these as well.

Another book that has been out of print for a while but which is now back in print (in paperback) is The Evil of Evils.
 
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