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The Five Points of Calvinism

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

calvin-6aaa-darrin-brookerLooking for a great book on Calvinism? There have been enough of them written to fill several shelves in a library, and only a few of them are really needed. My favorite is one first published in 1957 by Sovereign Grace Publishers. The Five Points of Calvinism edited by Jay Green is an excellent addition and I’ll tell you why. The Points are presented as a series of letters by some of the giants of the faith. The book begins with a lengthy introduction by Jay Green which covers a whole host of issues as they relate to Calvinism: Missions, Evangelism, Worship, Society, Freedom, Family, etc. After that, we get into the meat of the book which are the doctrines explained using extracts from the writings of some of the church’s greatest examples of vibrant Calvinism. – Darrin Brooker

The Introduction is by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889) and consists of much of his book Truth & Error, the heart of which is the essay he wrote entitled God’s Will and Man’s Will which is readily available all over the internet.

TTotal Depravity is then handled by Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) and comes from his Works as a series of dialogues between two characters named Crispus and Gaius.

UUnconditional Election consists of several excerpts from the writings of John Calvin (1509-1564) on the subject. Calvin also covers various aspects of election and the practical outworking of the doctrine.

LLimited Atonement is from the writings of John Gill (1697-1771). It is not stated explicitly but it appears as if the majority of it is taken from his volume The Cause of God and Truth; his excellent volume against Arminianism.

IIrresistible Grace comes from the pen of the puritan Thomas Goodwin (1600-1679). It is a methodical treatment of the doctrine that traverses through much of the Bible to adduce proofs as the Puritans so often did.

PPerseverance of the Saints is then left in the more than capable hands of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758).

Five Points, and five men worth reading! Hardly anything else need be said.

With permission from Darrin Brooker

Misc – Sermons by John Calvin

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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All The Principles Of Piety Subverted By Fanatics, Who Substitute Revelations For Scriptures.

Calvin’s Calvinism Index “The Secret Providence Of God”.

Difficulties In Scripture”

Instrumental Music In Public Worship: The Views Of John Calvin By John Calvin And John Girardeau

“Meekness And Mercy”

Meekness and Mercy - Matt 1:5-7, Lk 6:20-21a

Pure Preaching of the Word - 2Timothy 2:16-18

“Ravening Wolves Who Wreak Havoc” (Gal 6:12-13)

Repentance: According To 2 Corinthians 7:11

Short Treatise On The Lord’s Supper By

The Call to Witness - 2Timothy 1:8, 9
The Doctrine of Election - 2Timothy 1:9, 10

The Mystery of Godliness - 1Timothy 3:16

The Salvation of All Men - 1Timothy 2:4

The Title: “The Church”

The Knowledge Of God And Of Ourselves Mutually Connected. —Nature Of The Connection.

The Necessity Of Reforming The Church (1543) Concerning Scandals – “The Lord’s Supper” -

The Title: “The Church”

The Word Our Only Rule - Titus 1:15, 16

With permission from The Highway

Sermons on Ephesians – John Calvin

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

 

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Sermons on Ephesians –  Eph. 1:1-3

Sermons on Ephesians –  Eph. 1:3, 4

Sermons on Ephesians –  Eph. 1:4-6

Sermons on Ephesians –  Eph. 1:7-10

Sermons on Ephesians – Eph. 1:13, 14

Sermons on Ephesians –  Eph. 1:15-18

Sermons on Ephesians –  Eph. 1:17-18

Sermons on Ephesians – John Calvin – Eph. 1:19-23

With permission from The Highway

Sermons on Galatians – John Calvin

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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Galatians 1:6–8 – On Perverting the Gospel of Christ
Galatians 2:15–16 – Justification is by Grace Alone
Galatians 3:11–12 – We All Stand Condemned by the Law
Galatians 3:13–18 – When Curse Becomes Blessing
Galatians 3:19–20 – The Many Functions of God’s Timeless Law

Galatians 3:21–25 – Assessing the Degrees of Faith
Galatians 4:21–26 – Freedom From the Bondage of the Law
 Galatians 4:26–31 – On Discerning on Who Belongs to the True Church
Galatians 5:1–3 – Absolved Only Through the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ
Galatians 5:19–23 – The Spirituality of the Law

“The Spirituality of the Law” (Gal 5:19-23)

Galatians 6:12–13 – Ravening Wolves Who Wreak Havoc
Galatians 6:14–18 – On Glorying Only in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Prayer by John Calvin

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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The prayer John Calvin used at the beginning of his lectures:

May the Lord grant, that we may engage in contemplating the mysteries of His heavenly wisdom with really increasing devotion, to his glory and to our edification. Amen.PWith Permission from The Highway

Humble Calvinism – John Calvin

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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Humble Calvinism (2): Why John Calvin?

Click here to access previous posts in the Humble Calvinism index.

Why John Calvin?

1. Because Calvinism is biblical.

2. Because Calvinism is tested.

3. Because Calvinism is a relevant worldview.

4. Because Calvinism brings reverence and trust in God.

5. Because Calvinism protects the church.

6. Because Calvinism brings comfort.

7. Because Calvinism is high. 

 

By: Tony Reinke from his blog “Miscellanies

Books – John Calvin

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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Trinity Foundation on John Calvin 

What Calvin Says: An Introduction to the Theology of John Calvin

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Institutes of the Christian Religion – John Calvin – Audio

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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Institutes of the Christian Religion #1 (The Knowledge of God the Creator &… • 65 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #2 (The Need of Scripture, as a Guide and… • 68 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #3 (All the Principles of Piety Subverted… • 68 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #4 (The Unity of the Divine Essence in… • 63 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #5 (The True God Distinguished by Certain… • 64 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #6 (State in Which Man Was Created) • 64 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #7 (The World, Created by God, Still…  • 60 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #8 (Use to Be Made of the Doctrine of… • 64 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #9 (Through the Fall and Revolt of Adam,… • 56 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #10 (Man Now Deprived of Freedom of Will,… • 63 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #11 (Everything Proceeding From the… • 63 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #12 (Free Will Refuted & How God Works in… • 62 min. Books

Institutes of the Christian Religion #13 (Free Will Refuted, Redemption For…  64 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #14 (The Law Given, Not to Retain a People… • 66 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #15 (Exposition of the Moral Law) • 63 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #16 (The Resemblance Between the Old… • 66 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #17 (The Difference Between the Two… • 70 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #18 (Christ Clothed With The True… • 59 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #19 (Christ As Redeemer, Mediator, Savior,… • 69 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #20, Salvation, Grace & Redemption In… • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #21 (What is Faith? Obtaining the Grace of… • 59 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #22 (Of Faith. The Definition of It. Its… • 70 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #23 (Mode, Benefits & Effects of Grace by… • 64 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #24 (Regeneration by Faith. Of Repentance…. • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #25 (Grace of Christ: Benefits and… • 69 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #26 (The Life of a Christian Man…. • 63 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #27 How to Use the Present Life, Comforts… • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #28 (Of Justification by Faith Alone by… • 63 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #29 (Justification, Free Grace, & The… • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #30 (Boasted Merit of Works Subversive of… • 69 min. Books

Institutes of the Christian Religion #31 (The Promises of the Law and the… • 69 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #32 (Grace & Of Prayer – A Perpetual… • 66 min. Books

Institutes of the Christian Religion #33 (The Mode of Obtaining the Grace of… • 64 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #34 (Of Prayer -A Perpetual Exercise of… • 62 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #35 (Of the Eternal Election, by Which God… • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #36 (The Free Grace of Christ: The… • 66 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #37 (The Reprobate Bring Upon Themselves… • 69 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #38 (Of the Last Resurrection, Of the Holy… • 64 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #39 (Of the True Church. Duty of…  • 68 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #40 (Comparison Between the False Church &… • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #41 (Of the State of the Primitive Church,… • 69 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #42 The Ancient Form of Goverment Utterly… • 70 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #43 (The Unbridled Licence of the Papal… • 69 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #44 (The Cruelty of the Pope & His… • 70 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #45 (Of the Jurisdiction of the Church,… • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #46 (Of the Discipline of the Church, and… • 64 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #47 (The Church, Sacraments And Vows. The… • 70 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion 48 by the Reformer John Calvin (Of the… • 68 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #49 (Paedobaptism. Its Accordance With the… • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #50 (Of the Lord’s Supper, And the… • 66 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #51 Transubstantiation, the Presence of… • 69 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #52 (Of the Popish Mass. How It Not Only… • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #53 (Of the Five Sacraments, Falsely So… • 70 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #54 (Of the Five Sacraments, Falsely So… • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #55 (Of Civil Government) • 67 min.

Institutes of the Christian Religion #56 (One Hundread Aphorisms) • 40 min.

With permission from Sermon Audio StillwaterGrace Gems

The Secret Providence of God – John Calvin – Audio

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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The Secret Providence of God 1 of 7 (Calvin’s Calvinism) • 55

The Secret Providence of God 2 of 7 (Calvin’s Calvinism) • 44 min.

The Secret Providence of God 3 of 7 (Calvin’s Calvinism) • 47 min.

The Secret Providence of God 4 of 7 (Calvin’s Calvinism) • 39 min.

The Secret Providence of God 5 of 7 (Calvin’s Calvinism) • 39 min.

The Secret Providence of God 6 of 7 (Calvin’s Calvinism) • 35

The Secret Providence of God 7 of 7 (Calvin’s Calvinism) • 26

With permission from Sermon Audio StillwaterGrace Gems

Election and Reprobation – John Calvin – Audio

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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Election and Reprobation #1 Concerning Jacob and Esau by the Reformer John… • 49 min.

Election and Reprobation #2 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 61 min.

Election and Reprobation #3 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 60 min.

Election and Reprobation #4 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 51 min.

Election and Reprobation #5 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 60 min.

Election and Reprobation #6 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 63 min.

Election and Reprobation #7 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 54 min.

Election and Reprobation #8 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 55 min.

Election and Reprobation #9 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 56 min.

Election and Reprobation #10 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 56 min.

Election and Reprobation #11 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 63 min.

Election and Reprobation #12 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 57 min.

Election and Reprobation #13 Concerning Jacob and Esau • 65 min.

With permission from Sermon Audio StillwaterGrace Gems

Philippians – John Calvin

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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Philippians 2:1-4 • 9 min.

Philippians 2:5-8 • 14 min.

Philippians 2:9-11 • 13 min.

With permission from Sermon Audio StillwaterGrace Gems

Life of a Christian Man – John Calvin – Audio

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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.Life of a Christian Man 1 of 2 • 50 min.

Life of a Christian Man 2 of 2 • 48 min.

With permission from Sermon Audio StillwaterGrace Gems

The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons – John Calvin – Audio

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons 1 of 10 • 47 min.

The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons 2 of 10 • 46

The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons 3 of 10 • 47 min.

The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons 4 of 10 • 47 min.

The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons 5 of 10 • 47 min.

The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons 6 of 10 • 47 min.

The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons 7 of 10 • 47 min.

The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons 8 of 10 • 46 min.

The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons 9 of 10 • 47 min.

The Mystery of Godliness and Other Sermons 10 of 10 • 34 W

With permission from Sermon Audio StillwaterGrace Gems

Patience in Affliction – John Calvin – Audio

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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 Patience in Affliction (Hope, Contentment, Joy & God’s Love in the Midst of… • 43 min.

With permission from Sermon Audio – Stillwater – Grace Gems

Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations – John Calvin – Audio

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations #1 • 65 min.
Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations #2 • 39 min.
Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations #3 • 39 min.
Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations #4 • 35 min.
Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations #5 • 44 min.
Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations #6 • 46 min.
Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations #7 • 37 min.
Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations #8 • 39 min.
Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations #14 • 35 min.
Commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations #15 • 37 min.  

With permission from Sermon Audio StillwaterGrace Gems