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"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

Meet Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

After my years of theological training, when I entered into Christian ministry back in 1987, my father made a significant investment in my future ministry by buying me many books containing the sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. He was my father's favorite preacher, but more than that, he is regarded by many as the greatest preacher of the 20th Century. His series on Romans and Ephesians are timeless, classic works. I hope you get time to enjoy this video (lasting just over 10 minutes) outlining the life story and ministry of a man named affectionately as "the Doctor." - JS

September 07, 2010  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

J.I. Packer - Newly Inducted into the Hall of Contemporary Reformers



illustration by Steve Hesselman

Yes, I know, some will think that due to ECT this choice controversial, but God has used Packer as an instrument to produce so much good and help so many people grow in grace and Christian piety, that I thought it was a no-brainer. Please take the time to check out the enormous amount of available online resources from Packer near the bottom of his page... Click Here to Enter

April 18, 2007  |  Comments (5)   |  Permalink

Dr. Meredith G. Kline & B.B. Warfield

Here is a great resource for anyone doing research into Meredith G. Kline. (or Covenant theology) Dr. Meredith G. Kline Online - Website dedicated to his Books, articles and essays

For over half a century, Dr. Meredith G. Kline, an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, served as a professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary (in Philadelphia), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Seminary California. He received his B.D. and Th.M. degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and his Ph.D. degree in Assyriology and Egyptology from Dropsie College.

Here is another resource Website recently posted by Covenant OPC

Warfield's Apologetics
This website seeks to promote the apologetical approach of Charles Hodge, A. A. Hodge, B. B. Warfield, and J. Gresham Machen typically referred to as the "tradition of Old Princeton," or as "Old School Presbyterianism." many articles, links, and papers that promote Warfield's apologetical approach as time permits. Not all the links or articles will be from Warfield's rigorous Calvinism, which we equally share, but they will attempt to give a reasonable argument for the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3).

July 04, 2006  |  Comments (3)   |  Permalink

Jonathan Edwards' Letter to his son

I recently came across this letter from Jonathan Edwards to his son, (found at Sean Higgin's blog at http://seankhiggins.blogspot.com).

It speaks of the uncertainty of life, the solemn reality of eternal things and the heartfelt passion of a father to see his child find his eternal comfort in the one true Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. His son, Jonathan Edwards Jr., was away on a missionary trip among the Indians at the time, being the tender age of 9.

Stockbridge, May 27, 1755

Dear Child:

Though you are a great way off from us, yet you are not out of our minds: I am full of concern for you, often think of you, and often pray for you. Though you are at so great a distance from us, and from your all your relations, yet this is a comfort to us, that the same God that is here as also at Onohoquaha and that though you are out of our sight, and out of our reach, you are always in God's hands, who is infinitely gracious; and we can go to Him, and commit you to His care and mercy. Take heed that you don't forget or neglect Him. Always set God before your eyes, and live in His fear, and seek Him every day with all diligence: for He, and He only can make you happy or miserable as He pleases; and your Life and Health, and the eternal salvation of your soul and your all in this life and that which is to come depends on His will and pleasure.

The week before last, on Thursday, David died; whom you knew and used to play with, and who used to live at our house. His soul is gone into the eternal world. Whether he was prepared for death, we don't know. This is a loud call of God to you to prepare for death. You see that they that are young die, as well as those that are old; David was not very much older than you. Remember what Christ said, that you must be born again, or you never can see the Kingdom of God. Never give yourself any rest unless you have good evidence that you are converted and become a new creature.

We hope that God will preserve your life and health, and return you to Stockbridge again in safety; but always remember that life is uncertain; you know not how soon you must die, and therefore had need to be always ready. We have very lately heard from your brothers and sisters at Northhampton and at Newark, that they are well. Your aged grandfather and grandmother, when I was at Windsor gave their love to you. We here all do the same.

I am, your tender and affectionate father,
Jonathan Edwards

Posted by John Samson

January 09, 2006  |  Comments (7)   |  Permalink

Mark Dever: Newest Inductee into the Hall of Contemporary Reformers

November 20, 2005: Today Mark Dever is the newest member inducted into The Hall of Contemporary Reformers. Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, a reforming congregation, with emphasis on God-centered services, expositional preaching, evangelism & missions and community life. Take the time to click into his profile and scroll down to the bottom of his page to find essays, sermons, and a pastor's toolbox. There is a cornucopia of material that will be helpful to your ministry and discipleship. Dever has an expertise in Ecclesiology and has written a few excellent books on the subject. Apart from his pulpit, he has a ministry called 9Marks which gives superb material related to the Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. There are answers to many of your practical questions about church. Be sure to do an in-depth exploration of his profile. If you are unfamiliar with his ministry you need to get familiar with it. The Lord is using this ministry to make a profound difference.

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November 20, 2005  |  Comments (2)   |  Permalink

Hall of Contemporary Reformers

Today is the unveiling of a project (under construction) that we are currently working on at Monergism.com. These are the faces of pastors and theologians whom we think God has raised up to faithfully proclaim the gospel in our time, and whom the Lord is now using to preserve that silver thread of orthodoxy that has existed through the ages. A few of the links do not yet work, and we still need to add some biographical information to the faces already up there but there is plenty to read as is.

For each person listed we show illustration (mugshot), biographical information, a bibliography, theological stance, calling, online essays/audio etc. I would especially like to thank a friend of mine, Steve Hesselman who is the illustrator and has been a tremendous help to me in getting this project off the ground. Over the next few months we would like to continue growing this section to this and will hopefully add on new face/person every week or two. We hope you find this helpful. Click here to enter - SDG

November 12, 2005  |  Comments (9)   |  Permalink