In the year 1610, Jan Uytenbogaert and forty-one other followers of Jacob Arminius crafted a remonstrance (a formal protest) consisting of five articles of opposition to the Belgic Confession and the Reformed faith. These five articles of the of the followers of Arminius, who became known as the Remonstrants, were officially reviewed and condemned by … Continue reading The Other 5 Points of Calvinism
Jeffrey Stivason, the pastor of Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, has written an excellent article entitled Calvin's Life: The Servetus Affair, in which he counters the common argument accusing Calvin of complicity in the death of Servetus. As he writes in his conclusion: ... how the death of Michael Servetus can be laid … Continue reading A Good, Brief Article on Calvin and the Servetus Affair
Earlier today the Founders Ministries blog posted an article by Tom Nettles entitled Churches, Get a Calvinist Pastor! Here are the reasons Tom listed that churches should seek Calvinist pastors: 1. A Calvinist firmly believes in the divine inspiration of Scriptures. 2. A Calvinist firmly believes the biblical doctrine of the Trinity. 3. A Calvinist … Continue reading Churches, Get a Calvinist Pastor! by Tom Nettles
https://player.vimeo.com/video/159386497 This video is presented at the Reformed Baptist Seminary website. Here is the description: For many St. Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is mainly about food and alcohol consumption. One would think Ireland’s patron saint was a monk who partied a lot and got drunk. But behind the legend and myth, … Continue reading Patrick’s Life and Missionary Labors by Michael Haykin
Most Evangelicals who celebrate Reformation Day do so on October 31, which is the day that Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenburg in 1517. The debate that ensued led to a full outbreak of reformation and to Luther's trial at the Diet of Worms in 1521. So, … Continue reading Happy Reformation Day!
For interested blog readers, here is a preliminary list of books recounting the history of our Reformed Baptist heritage. I welcome your own suggestions for further reading. Perhaps the best pace to start would be Tom Nettles' excellent book entitled By His Grace and for His Glory: A Historical, Theological, and Practical Study of the Doctrines … Continue reading Some Books on the History of Reformed Baptists
I saw this video interview with Dr. Carl Trueman over at the Reformed Baptist Fellowship blog and just had to post it here as well. Dr. Trueman has a lot of very insightful and helpful things to say about the dangers of celebrity in the Church. But the interview is actually a wide-ranging discussion of many issues facing the … Continue reading Carl Trueman on Celebrity, Authority, and Authenticity in the Church
In this video Dr. Trueman, Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, does an excellent job of briefly describing why John Owen was such an important theologian in the Reformed tradition and why reading Owen's works today can be so valuable and helpful.
If you want to read many Puritan authors, there is a free online Puritan Library that contains a large selection of Puritan writings, along with links to sites devoted to Puritan authors and writings. The list of authors includes: Richard Sibbes, John Owen, Thomas Watson, Thomas Brooks, Thomas Boston, John Bunyan, John Flavel, Jonathan Edwards, … Continue reading Free Online Puritan Library
I am happy to announce that the latest book in Dr. Richard Belcher's Journey series of theological novels has been published. The book is entitled A Journey in Baptist History and may be purchased at the Richbarry Press website. Here is a description of the book from the website: Many today, who call themselves Baptists, … Continue reading A Journey in Baptist History is Now Available