The Other 5 Points of Calvinism

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

A Good, Brief Article on Calvin and the Servetus Affair

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

Churches, Get a Calvinist Pastor! by Tom Nettles

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

Patrick’s Life and Missionary Labors by Michael Haykin

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

Some Books on the History of Reformed Baptists

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

Carl Trueman on Celebrity, Authority, and Authenticity in the Church

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

Free Online Puritan Library

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

A Journey in Baptist History is Now Available

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