Selected Writings of Benjamin Morgan Palmer

Selected Writings of Benjamin Morgan Palmer

Benjamin Morgan Palmer (1818-1902) was on the leading theologians of the Southern Presbyterian Church. Palmer was not only a great theologian and a powerful preacher but also a wise physician of souls. In 2014 the Banner of Truth published a selection of articles Palmer wrote for The Southern Presbyterian in the years 1869-1870. The articles are [...]

The King in His Beauty

The King in His Beauty

Gerald Hamstra (1927-2018) pastored congregations in Canada, the United States and the Nether-lands. To mark the anniversary of the fact he was fifty years in the sacred ministry, a book was published that brought together meditations Gerald Hamstra wrote during decades of his ministry. Many of them were originally published either in The Messenger, the [...]

John Owen as a Guide to Theology

John Owen as a Guide to Theology

John Owen (1613-1683) is rightly regarded as one of the greatest theologians Britain ever produced. A.F Mitchell said that he was a genius and learning only se­cond to Cal­vin’s. In him we see the not atypical combination of fervent puritan piety and reformed orthodoxy that uses scholastic termino-logy to clarify the message of the gospel. [...]

Devoted to God

Devoted to God

In a series of chapters full of Biblical teaching and then especially the teaching of the New Testament Sinclair B. Ferguson, former professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theo-logical Seminary and former minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, unfolds what he calls blueprints for sanctification. He emphasizes the primary meaning of to be [...]

Cracking the Foundation of the New Perspective on Paul (Robert J. Cara)

Cracking the Foundation of the New Perspective on Paul (Robert J. Cara)

The New Perspective on Paul states that the real issue of Paul’s message of justification is not soterio-logy but ecclesiology and salvation-history. No longer are the boundaries of the people of God defined by circumcision, keeping of the sabbath and of food laws but by believing that Jesus is Lord. The New Perspective posits that [...]

The Content of Biblical and Reformed Preaching

The Content of Biblical and Reformed Preaching

Exposition and explanation of the Scriptures Essential for Biblical Reformed preaching is that the Scriptures are explained. The Bible as the infallible Word of God is the only rule of our faith and practice. One of the aims of preaching is to inform the hearers of the content of the Scriptures. For that reason sermon [...]

Systematic Theology grounded in Holy Scripture and understood in the light of the Church

Systematic Theology grounded in Holy Scripture and understood in the light of the Church

Douglas F. Kelly is an American theologian. He was brought up in the Presbyterian Church in the United States (the old Southern Presbyterian Church. When the Presbyterian Church in America in 1975 was formed, he joined this denomination. The invading of liberalism in the Southern Presby-terian Church, of which the acceptation of women in office [...]

Introducing William Tyndale (1490-1536)

Introducing William Tyndale (1490-1536)

English-speaking Christians owe a great debt of gratitude to William Tyndale (1490-1536). He was the first one who started to translate the Bible in English from the original languages. He translated the whole New Testament and several books of the Old Testament, A great deal of his translation survives in the King James Version. The [...]

God has spoken in his Son. A biblical theology of Hebrews

God has spoken in his Son. A biblical theology of Hebrews

The series New Studies in Biblical Theology is a series I can heartily recommend. Key issues in the discipline of biblical theology are addressed to learn Christians to understand the Bible better. In this series Peter T. O’Brien, formerly Vice-Prin-cipal of and Senior Research Fello0w in New Testament at Moore College, Sydney has written a [...]

The Glory of Grace: An Introduction to the Puritans

The Glory of Grace: An Introduction to the Puritans

Who were the Puritans? What did they seek to achieve? The Puritans were British preachers living in the second part of the sixteenth century and in the seventeenth century whose desire was to promote a God glorifying piety; a piety of the heart that sets us in flame for God and his glory; a practical [...]