Historical Theology I.: Early Church History
Dr. Samuel Waldron (academy lectures)
What did the Christians believe immediately following the Apostles, during the years 100 A.D. thru 400 A.D., on issues such as The Lord's Day, Church government, eschatology, baptism, the deity of Christ, the tri-unity of God, the sovereignty of grace, ongoing prophesy, and other important issues? What was the process by which the New Testament canon was recognized, and how can we be sure they got it right? How much weight should we place on the beliefs of these early generations? These and many other issues are addressed in Dr. Sam Waldron's excellent 32 part academy lecture series, Historical Theology: Early Church History.
Historical Theology II.: Medieval/Reformation Church History
Dr. Samuel Waldron (academy lectures)
This course deals with Church History from Augustine, through the Dark Ages, to Luther and Calvin. Dr. Waldron delivers his lectures from the perspective of the Church's growing ability to articulate key doctrinal issues with ever-increasing clarity and balance. Included are good biographical/historical overviews of Augustine, Gregory the Great, Gottschalk (imprisoned by the Roman Catholics until his death because he confessed the Biblical, Augustinian teaching of double-predestination), the Waldensians, the Albigensians, Dunce Scotus (from whom we get our modern word ?dunce?), William of Ockham, Wycliffe, Huss, the Amyraldians, Melanchthon, the Arminians, Luther and Calvin.
The Prayer/Benediction of Hebrews 13:20-21
Infant Baptism: Is It Biblical?
Pastor Donnelly opens up and applies the beautiful prayer which closes the Epistle to the Hebrews: "Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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Greg Nichols / Albert N. Martin
The Christian and Civil Authority
The truths graciously and clearly set forth in this epic series have been used by The Spirit of Truth over the past 31 years to convince many an "unconvincible" pedopabtist -- including the writer of these words. All 32 messages have recently been recaptured to MP3 format at a higher bitrate, using a set of donated original Trinity Pulpit tapes.
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Samuel E. Waldron
With such alarming increases of unrest and unrighteousness amongst the nations, we do well to ask ourselves afresh: "what are the proper attitudes and actions of a Christan towards his civil government?" Pastor Waldron does a masterful job of openeing up and applying the longest passage in the New Testament addressing this issue: Romans 13:1-7 (or, as he argues: the last verses of Chapter 12 through Chapter 13 verse 8).
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Spiritually Enriching Book
Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Strengthen your relationship with God simply by enjoying Him and His creation. In Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (revised edition), John Piper compellingly reveals why your deepest and most enduring happiness can only be found in God. Laying biblical foundations for a life of celebration, he describes how to glorify the Lord by truly desiring and enjoying Him. Includes a discussion guide. 368 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
Down Life's Path
The poem "Down Life's Path" depicts the vanity and consequences of seeking happiness in the things of the world and gives the only solution which is faith in Christ. It is printed on beautiful design paper suitable for framing and can be a source of encouragement as it serves as a reminder of the happiness believers have in Christ which is often needed in a world filled with sorrow. The poem can also be used as a witnessing tool to reach unbelievers who come into your home. Preview here.
Full Color Tract
How to Be Sure
We live in a day when multitudes have been assured they are saved because they have walked an aisle, said "the sinner's prayer" or signed a decision card; yet they show none of the signs of being born again which are given in God's Word. However, Christ said, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). Therefore, it is essential to have assurance of regeneration in order to have assurance of salvation. The tract "How to Be Sure" shows from God's Word what changes will take place in our life when we are born again so that we can have this assurance. Up to 100 copies can be ordered per month. Preview here.
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