Summum Bonum

God, and God alone, is mans highest good.  

The highest good is that God should be known.

Only God is the highest good for the whole human being,

let alone a very great reward in all the humanic life.

The perfection of blessedness consists in the knowledge of God.

The first step towards serving Christ is to lose sight of ourselves,

and think only of the Lords glory and the salvation of men.


For what is more consonant with faith than to recognize that

we are naked of all virtue, in order to be clothed by God?

That we are empty of all good, to be filled by him?

That we are slaves of sin, to be freed by him?

Blind, to be illumined by him? Lame, to be made straight by him?

Weak, to be sustained by him? To take away from us all occasion for glorying,

that he alone may stand forth gloriously and we glory in him.

Besides, what is better and closer to faith than to feel assured that

God will be a propitious Father where Christ is recognized as brother and propitiator?

Than confidently to look for all happy and prosperous things from Him whose unspeakable

love toward us went so far that "he did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all"

But as we ought to presume nothing of ourselves,

so ought we to presume all things of God;

nor are we stripped of vainglory for any other reason than to learn to glory in the Lord.


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Systematic Theology


Lesson 1: The Regulative Principle.


Lesson 2: The Object of Worship.


Lesson 3: How Shall We Pray?


Lesson 4: The Elements of Worship.


                        The Medium as the Message


Lesson 5: The Attitude of Worship.

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    Soli Deo Gloria - To God Alone Be Glory  

     Sola Scriptura - Scripture Alone

     Sola Gratia - Grace Alone  

     Sola Fide - Faith Alone    

    Solo Christo - Christ Alone

    Systematic Theology

New Testament Survey

This course is a basic study of the background and message of each of the books of the New Testament.

Relating to Your World

This class will help us to understand non-Christian worldviews in an effort to help us communicate and relate better to the diversity of beliefs in the world.

Old Testament Prophets

This survey class studies each book of the Old Testament from Isaiah through Micah.

Survey Of Bible Doctrine

The major doctrine of the Bible are studied, including the attributes of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, Man, and Salvation. This class will next be offered in the spring 2003 semester.


Election (C.H. Spurgeon)

Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God (Jonathan Edwards)

God's Sovereignty In Salvation (Jonathan Edwards)

Of Man's Chief End And Happiness (Thomas Boston)

 Confession Statements

The Westminster Confession of Faith

The Westminster Larger Catechism

The Westminster Shorter Catechism

The Cambridge Declaration (Alliance Of Confessing Evangelicals)

The Gospel Of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration


Institutes of the Christian Religion (John Calvin)

The Eternal Predestination Of God / The Secret Providence of God (John Calvin)

The Reformed Pastor (Richard Baxter)

The Christian in Complete Armour (William Gurnall)

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination (Loraine Boettner)

God's Way of Peace (Horatius Bonar)

All Of Grace (C.H. Spurgeon)

The Sovereignty of God (A.W. Pink)

Spiritual Growth (A.W. Pink)

The Divine Inspiration Of The Bible (A.W. Pink)

The Attributes Of God (A.W. Pink)

Desiring God (John Piper)

Reprobation Asserted (John Bunyan)

Bryn's Essays

by Rev. Bryn MacPhail

What Does The Bible Teach About The End Times?

John Calvin and the Doctrine of Election

John Calvin and the Sacrament of Baptism

In Search Of The Truth: A Christian Response To Postmodernity

Should Christians Observe A Sabbath?

The Purpose And Nature Of Church Ministry

God's Nature

The Trinity (Jonathan Edwards)

The End For Which God Created The World - Chapter 1 (Jonathan Edwards)

The End For Which God Created The World - Chapter 2 (Jonathan Edwards)

Our Promise Keeping God (James Boice)

How is it that Jesus was both human and divine? (R.C. Sproul)

Is God For Us Or For Himself? (John Piper)

Are There Two Wills In God? (John Piper)

Is the Glory of God at Stake in God's Foreknowledge of Human Choices? (John Piper)

Is God Less Glorious Because He Ordained that Evil Be? (John Piper)

God's Sovereignty In All Things (Darrin Brooker)

Salvation / Calvinism

Adam's Fall and Mine (R.C. Sproul)

God's Sovereignty and the Human Will (A.W. Pink)

Did Christ Die For Us Or For God? (John Piper)

The Altar of God's Mercy (Begg, Boice, Horton, Armstrong)

A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith (B.B. Warfield)

A Defence Of Calvinism (C.H. Spurgeon)

The Reformed Doctrine Of Justification (J.I. Packer)

Does James contradict Paul regarding justification? (Bryn MacPhail)

Who Are You Calling A Calvinist? (Mike Wilkins)

Atonement: Both Limited and Otherwise (Mike Wilkins)

Who Saves Whom? (Michael Horton)

Quest For Joy - The Gospel (John Piper)

TULIP: The 5 Points Of Calvinism (John Piper)

The Argument Of Romans 9:14-16 (John Piper)

The Pleasure Of God In Election (John Piper)

Some Thoughts On Predestination (B.B. Warfield)

God's Purpose According To Election (Steven M. Baugh)

"Double" Predestination (R.C. Sproul)

Holy Spirit Baptism? (Donald MacLeod)

How Can Jesus Be The ONLY Way? (Philip Ryken)

The Very Idea Of It (Hell) (Michael Horton)


What Does The Bible Teach About The End Times?
(Bryn MacPhail)

A Comparison of Historic Covenant and Historic Dispensational Theology

Why The Early Church Rejected Premillennialism (Charles Hill)

The Church & Israel (Michael Horton)

(Reformed) Amillennialism (David J. Engelsma)

A Present or Future Millennium? (Kim Riddlebarger)

The Church

An Interview with R.C. Sproul (Modern Reformation)

The Bible: How Will You Slice It? (Bryn MacPhail)

The Purpose And Nature Of Church Ministry (Bryn MacPhail)

Reflections on McWorship (Bryn MacPhail)

The Place Of Preaching In Worship (John Piper)

The Marginalization of Preaching (Robert Spinney)

Charles Spurgeon: Preaching Through Adversity (John Piper)

The Marks Of A Church (Rick Ritchie)

Distinguishing Between Confessing Evangelicals and Generic Evangelicals (round table discussion)

What About Bob? The Meaning of Ministry in the Reformed Tradition (Michael Horton)

Is Style Neutral? (Michael Horton)

Are Your Hymns Too Spiritual? (Michael Horton)

Reforming Church Music (Michael Horton)

Why Christians Should Attend Church (Dale Robbins)

The T.V. Church (W. Robert Godfrey)

What Ever Happened To Singing? (James Boice)

Recovering Our Lost Confidence (James Boice)

Salad Bar Sanctuaries (James Montgomery Boice)

It Takes Time (James Montgomery Boice)

Spiritual Gifts (John Piper)

Infant Baptism and Sovereign Grace (Ronald Hanko)

Why We Baptize Infants (John Murray)

The Basis & Significance Of Infant Baptism

Christian Living

A Sober Assessment of Reformational Drinking (Jim West)

Our All-To-Easy Conscience (James Montgomery Boice)

Wanted: Thinking Christians (James Montgomery Boice)

Throw Away Lines (James Montgomery Boice)

Repenting Always (James Montgomery Boice)

Reformation In Doctrine, Worship, & Life (James Montgomery Boice)

Are You Tolerant? (Should You Be?) (Daniel Taylor)

The Sovereignty Of God And Prayer (John Piper)

Why We Can Rejoice In Suffering (John Piper)

How To Spend A Day With God (Richard Baxter)

Directions Against Sinful Desires (Richard Baxter)

Directions For Hating Sin (Richard Baxter)

Physical Healing: Is It Guaranteed In Christ's Atonement? (Ron Rhodes)

Suffering and Consolation (C.H. Spurgeon)

Death is Loss . . . But Oh, What Gain! (C.H. Spurgeon)

Worship: In Spirit and in Truth (Alistair Begg)

What Is An Evangelical? (Michael Horton)

Freedom And Authority (J.I. Packer)

The Resolutions Of Jonathan Edwards

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              By Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
articleThe Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinners
              By Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
articleOn The Christian Life!
              By John Calvin (1509-1564)
articleExposition of The 10 Commandments!
              by Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
ArticleGospel Grounds and Evidences of the Faith of God's Elect
              By John Owen (1616-1683)
articleThe Pilgrim's Progress!
              By John Bunyan (1628-1688)
articleNeither Cast Ye Your Pearls Before Swine
              By Gilbert Beebe (1800-1881)

articleThe Self Existence of Jesus Christ
              By William Romaine (1714-1795)
articleThe Bondage of the Will
              By Martin Luther (1483-1546)
articleThe Seed of the Woman, and the Seed of the Serpent
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articleHow To Know if you are a Real Christian
              By Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
articleAbsolute Predestination
              By Gilbert Beebe (1800-1881)
articleGrace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
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articleA Defense of Calvinism
              By Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

articleThe Holy War
              By John Bunyan (1628-1688)
articleThe Necessity of Reforming the Church
              By John Calvin (1509-1564)
articleNever A Man Spake Like This Man!
              By Philip Mauro (1859-1952)
ArticleTill He Come!
              By Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
articleInvitation of the Gospel
              By Gilbert Beebe (1800-1881)
articleCan These Bones Live?
              By Edward D. Griffin (1770-1837)
articleThe Change of the Sabbath
              By Thomas Shepard (-)

articleThe Abominable Nature of Sin
              By Edward D. Griffin (1770-1837)
articleA Woman Which Was a Sinner!
              By Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
articleChristian Behaviour
              By John Bunyan (1628-1688)
articleThe Daily Exercise of God's Most Holy & Sacred Word!
              By John Knox (1505-1572)
articleThe Nature of Tongues!
              By Charles Hodge (1797-1878)
articleGod's Way of Peace
              By Horatius Bonar, D.D. (1808-1880)
articleSinners in the hands of an Angry God
              By Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

articleThe Strait Gate
              By John Bunyan (1628-1688)
articleThey That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword
              By Gilbert Beebe (1800-1881)
articleEncouragement for the Depressed!
              By Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
articleThe Works of Jesus Christ as an Advocate
              By John Bunyan (1628-1688)
articleThe Rejection of Christ by His Own!
              By Charles Haddon Spurgon (1834-1892)
ArticleThe Cessation of Miracles
              By Benjamin B. Warfield (1851-1921)
ArticleChildren in the Administration of the Covenant of Grace
              By Thomas Shepard (-)

articleAn inquiry into the integrity of the Greek Vulgate
              By Rev Frederick Nolan (1784-1864)
articleA Few Sighs From Hell
              By John Bunyan (1628-1688)
articleAn Earnest Warning About Lukewarmness
              By Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
articleNeither Cast Ye Your Pearls Before Swine
              By Gilbert Beebe (1800-1881)
articleBy What Means May Ministers Best Win Souls
              By Robert Traill (1642-1716)
articleProcrastination: Part I
              By Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
articleProcrastination: Part II
              By Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

articleAbsent From the Body is to be Present With the Lord
              By Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
articleThe Doctrines of Grace do not lead to Sin
              By Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
article 95 Thesis of Martin Luther
              By Martin Luther (1483-1546)
articleThe Duty of Parents
              By JC Ryle (1816-1900)
articleSeasonable Counsel: or, Advice to Sufferers
              By John Bunyan (1628-1688)
articleRemember Lot's Wife
              By JC Ryle (1816-1900)
articleThe Westminster Confession of Faith!
              Historical Document

articleThe Apostles' Creed
              Historical Document (circa 300 a.d.)
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"The Eternal Predestination of God"


"The Secret Providence of God"

?by John Calvin

Treatise - (Part I) "The Eternal Predestination of God"

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  3. Dedicatory Preface
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Treatise - (Part II) "A Defence of the Secret Providence of God"

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Introduction to the Christian Faith


God the Creator, by J. Gresham Machen
The Triune God, by J. Gresham Machen

The Bible

The Authority and Inspiration of the Scriptures, by Benjamin B. Warfield

Estrangement from God

The Fear of God, by J. Gresham Machen
Sin's Wages and God's Gift, by J. Gresham Machen
The Fall of Man, by J. Gresham Machen
What Is Sin?, by J. Gresham Machen
Is Mankind Lost in Sin?, by J. Gresham Machen
The Consequences of the Fall of Man, by J. Gresham Machen


The Atonement, by J. Gresham Machen
Forgiveness, by J. C. Ryle
How Shall Man Be Right With God?, by Horatius Bonar


Faith in God, by J. Gresham Machen
Faith Born of Need, by J. Gresham Machen
Sinners Welcome to Come to Jesus Christ: Part I, by Archibald Alexander
Sinners Welcome to Come to Jesus Christ: Part II, by Archibald Alexander

The Day of Judgment

Day of Judgment: Part I, by Archibald Alexander
Day of Judgment: Part II, by Archibald Alexander

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Christianity & Liberalism

by J. Gresham Machen

Originally published in 1923 (NY: Macmillan), this book is now in the public domain (original pagination and footnotes have been kept intact for purposes of reference). The electronic edition of this book was scanned and edited by Shane Rosenthal for Reformation Ink. It may be copied and distributed without restriction. In a few cases the spelling has been modernized.

Table of Contents
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Doctrine
Chapter Three: God and Man
Chapter Four: The Bible
Chapter Five: Christ
Chapter Six: Salvation
Chapter Seven: The Church
What This Book Is About (in Machen's own words). "In my little book, Christianity and Liberalism, 1923, I tried to show that the issue in the Church of the present day is not between two varieties of the same religion, but, at bottom, between two essentially different types of thought and life. There is much interlocking of the branches, but the two tendencies, Modernism and supernaturalism, or (otherwise designated) non-doctrinal religion and historic Christianity, spring from different roots. In particular, I tried to show that Christianity is not a "life," as distinguished from a doctrine, and not a life that has doctrine as its changing symbolic expression, but that—exactly the other way around—it is a life founded on a doctrine." (From "Christianity in Conflict," an autobiographical essay on Machen's life and works). To order a hard copy of this book for yourself or a friend, click here.

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