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THEOLOGY

TWO DISCOURSES on the Common Objections to the Doctrine of Election
Henry Augustus Boardman

In the day and age we are living in, the subject of election in many church circles stirs up much controversy. Indeed, it is loathed by many, or it is explained in a way that puts human will into the mix. There are, as it were, a “garden variety” of objections to this doctrine that one could raise.

This book addresses the most common, and does so in a way that is both gracious, yet powerful. This work originally appeared in 1849, but is just as fresh and relevant today as it was back then; and the same objections that were raised back then, are still being raised in a host of Evangelical churches today.

Two Discourses is a tonic for our age; an age where the “free will” of men and women is exalted above the absolute sovereignty of God. Drink deep from the truth of this little book.

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TO BE CONTINUED Tongues! Signs! Wonders!
by Samuel E. Waldron

Are they operative in the church of Jesus Christ today? Perhaps no subject is more debated in the church today than whether or not the “miraculous sign” gifts are for today’s believers. When someone says that they “speak in tongues,” do they have biblical warrant to do so? Are they really speaking a divine language, or a mocking counterfeit? When someone claims that they can perform miracles because they are “an apostle,” should we ask for proof, or simply tell them that it cannot be so since there are no apostles today? What about prophets? Are there any true prophets in the churches today?

Samuel E. Waldron builds systematic case for the complete cessation of the miraculous gifts as well as the office of Apostle and prophet. Building an insurmountable argument step by step, he shows that the Bible is quite clear on this issue.

If you are struggling to come to grips with what the Bible says on this most important and oftentimes confusing topic, then this book is essential reading!!!

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON
by Thomas Manton

This 22 Volume Hardcover Set is smyth-sewn, shrink-wrapped on acid free paper and boxed as a complete set in a double wall container for special protection.

Read what these great men have to say about this commentary set:

"The renowned Thomas Manton (1620-1677), whose writings have long been prized by thousands, was known first and foremost as a great preacher. In a day when good preaching is sorely lacking, we need the reprint of his Complete Works, in which twenty of his twenty-two volumes are sermons. These sermons are the legacy of a powerful preacher devoted to the systematic teaching and application of God's Word. Whether he is expounding the Lord's Prayer, Psalm 119, Isaiah 53, James, or Jude, Manton presents us with the best that English Puritans had to offer in careful, solid, warmhearted exposition of the Scriptures." - Dr. Joel R. Beeke, author of MEET THE PURITANS "

This valuable set of Puritan writings only becomes available once every few decades when an adventuresome publisher decides to invest a great deal of time and money to offer this gift to Christ's church. It has only been reprinted twice in the last 150 years, not counting the current edition. Do not fail to obtain a copy of this set, and think of giving one to your pastor as an act of gratitude for his faithfulness. And then be a reader of these wonderful books, not a collector only." - Dr. Don Kistler, The Northampton Press

"While less theological than Owen or Goodwin, and less thematic than Flavel or Watson, Manton excels in exposition. One never fails to find him dealing with the text. His homiletical divisions are both enlightening and entertaining. One finds himself saying, 'Of course, why didn't I think of that?' Among the Puritans he is the best confluence of sense and sententiousness. While not modern, his comments, unlike the moderns, are a happy mix of bones, muscles, and heart." - Pastor Tom Lyon, Providence Reformed Baptist Church, University Place, WA

"Thomas Manton led his family in Bible reading, memorization and explanation. If we learn anything from Manton's preaching it is that he preached with clarity. Certainly this was his approach to family worship as well. For Manton and the Puritans the important thing was to be clear concerning the gospel of our Lord. Manton was a "Pastor-Theologian" who demonstrated courage of life, precision in preaching and faithfulness in ministry. From a godly home, to the University, to prison, to a lifetime of ministry and devotion to family--Manton was a giant whose light still shines through his writings. Solid Ground Christian Books is bringing to Pastors, churches, and families a theological feast that will be a family treasure to be passed on to future generations. I encourage your strong consideration of the "Works of Thomas Manton". - Ray Rhodes, Jr. is President of Nourished in the Word Ministries and Author of "Family Worship for the Christmas Season"

C.H. Spurgeon wrote, "While commenting upon the One Hundred and Nineteenth Psalm, I was brought into most intimate communion with Thomas Manton, who has discoursed upon that marvelous portion of Scripture with great fullness and power. I have come to know him so well that I could choose him out from among a thousand divines if he were again to put on his portly form, and display among modern men that countenance wherein was a 'great mixture of majesty and meekness.' His works occupy twenty-two volumes in the modern reprint: a mighty mountain of sound theology. They mostly consist of sermons; but what sermons! For solid, sensible instruction forcibly delivered, they cannot be surpassed. Manton is not brilliant, but he is always clear; he is not oratorical, but he is powerful; he is not striking, but he is deep. There is not a poor discourse in the whole collection: he is evenly good, constantly excellent. Ministers who do not know Manton need not wonder if they are themselves unknown." J.C. Ryle wrote a lengthy Introduction to the edition printed in the 19th century. He concluded with these words:

"It only remains for me to express my earnest hope that this new edition of Manton's works may prove acceptable to the public, and meet with many purchasers and readers. If any one wants to buy a good specimen of a Puritan divine, my advice unhesitatingly is, ' Let him buy Manton.' We have fallen upon evil days both for thinking and reading. Sermons which contain thought and matter are increasingly rare. The inexpressible shallowness, thinness, and superficiality of many popular sermons in this day is something lamentable and appalling. Readers of real books appear to become fewer and fewer every year. Newspapers, and magazines, and periodicals seem to absorb the whole reading powers of the rising generation. What it will all end in God only knows. The prospect before us is sorrowful and humiliating.

In days like these, I am thankful that the publishers of Manton's Works have boldly come forward to offer some real literary gold to the reading public. I earnestly trust that they will meet with the success which they deserve. If any recommendation of mine can help them in bringing out the writings of this admirable Puritan in a new form, I give it cheerfully and with all my heart."

BEAUTIFUL HARDCOVER: $449.95

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TRAPP'S CLASSIC COMMENTARY ON THE NEW TESTAMENT
by John Trapp

In his opening lecture to "Commenting & Commentaries" Charles Haddon Spurgeon wrote the following about this set of Commentaries: "Would it be possible to eulogize too much the incomparably sententious and suggestive folios of JOHN TRAPP? Trapp will be most valuable to men of discernment, to thoughtful men, to men who only want a start in a line of thought, and are then able to run alone.

Trapp excels in witty stories on the one hand, and learned allusions on the other. You will not thoroughly enjoy him unless you can turn to the original, and yet a mere dunce at classics will prize him. His writings remind me of himself: he was a pastor, hence his holy practical remarks; he was the head of a public school, and everywhere we see his profound scholarship; he was for some time amid the guns and drums of a parliamentary garrison, and he gossips and tells queer anecdotes like a man used to a soldier's life; yet withal, he comments as if he had been nothing else but a commentator all his days. Trapp is my especial companion and treasure; I can read him when I am too weary for anything else.

Trapp is salt, pepper, mustard, vinegar, and all the other condiments. Put him on the table when you study, and when you have your dish ready, use him by way of spicing the whole thing. Yes, gentlemen, read Trapp certainly, and if you catch the infection of his consecrated humor, so much the better for your hearers." "John Trapp's (1601-1669) New Testament commentary is an old Puritan classic, often reprinted, and packed with colorful paraphrases and captivating illustrations. It is soundly Reformed and always worth consulting in conjunction with other commentaries." - Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

This is an 800 Page Hardcover Volume: $69.99

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WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT BEING BORN AGAIN
by Gary Brady

In many parts of the world today you will meet people who say they are ‘born again Christians’. Numerous individuals claim to be ‘reborn’ or ‘regenerate’. Every so often, the media report that some celebrity or other has been ‘born again’. Pollsters suggest that as many as 80-90 million Americans claim to be born again. This book is written with the intention of helping those who want to study the subject from a biblical point of view. If, as we believe, the new birth is entering ‘a new world, a new state of existence’, with ‘a new capacity for action’ — then it is something we all need to know about and something we all need to understand clearly, whether we have experienced it or not.

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ATONEMENT MATTERS
by Tom Barnes

Atonement Matters is first and foremost a book that calls teachers, preachers, counsellors, parents, and authors to follow Paul’s admonition to Titus and to declare unashamedly the full and rich biblical teaching on the atonement. This doctrine states that Christ came not merely to make all mankind savable. Instead, he came to save effectively and fully his chosen, his church, his bride. In other words, God truly saves sinners!

To accomplish this goal within the book, four main reasons will be offered. First, we must declare this view of the atonement because it is what the Bible teaches. Evidence will be offered by means of an examination of the salvific terminology used in the scriptures, an overview of how atonement was approached in the Old Testament — along with the bearing this has on our understanding of the New Testament teaching.

Second, we will see that we must declare this view of the atonement because it is theologically sound. We will gain an understanding of how other doctrines impact this issue, and then a look at both those passages that are traditionally used by the advocates of general atonement to support their position.

Third, we will see that we ought to declare definite atonement with confidence because it has a long and rich history in the church.

Finally, it will be demonstrated that definite atonement needs to be declared because of the strength it affords for the life and ministry of the church as she serves and glorifies her great Savior.

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THE END TIMES MADE SIMPLE
How Could Everybody Be So Wrong About Biblical Prophecy?

by Samuel E. Waldron

Rapture? Pre-Trib? Post-Trib? Millennium? Confused? You should be! In today’s Evangelical Christian world, eschatology—or the study of the “Last Things”—has been turned into a sort of pseudo-science with a plethora of authors claiming to know exactly the scenario of events that are to take place just prior to the Lord Jesus Christ’s return. On one hand, believers are told they must follow the unbiblical, complex and bizarre scheme of Dispensationalism, with its “Secret Rapture,” political Anti-Christ and worldly Millennium. On the other, those in the “full preterist” camp tell them that all biblical prophecy has been fulfilled in the past and that they should not look for the sky to break open and Our Lord to descend in judgment and triumph. But the author of this work claims that both are wrong and that eschatology, despite what many will tell you, is really a rather simple and straight forward affair. His thesis is that there is This Age, and The Age to Come…we will be, or are, in either one or the other. Any “End Times” system that forms a hybrid of these two, or contradicts this simple formula, is unbiblical, and should be rejected! Piece by piece, Waldron strips away years of false teaching and faulty exegesis thrust upon the church to reveal what the Bible, in its own simple but profound way, says about what will happen at the end of this present age.

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MORE of the END TIMES MADE SIMPLE

by Samuel E. Waldron

This book is the second installment to Dr. Waldron’s ground-breaking work, The End Times Made Simple, in which he deftly dismantled the interpretive view that dispensationalists have of prophecy in general.

This book will go one step further, arguing that there are consequences to our eschatological (i.e., End Times) views.

Inside you will find powerful and cogent arguments for a strictly biblical hermeneutic, free from forced interpretations and presuppositions that have little to do with the actual Word of God.

Some of the topics covered are:

How important is eschatology?

How are we to approach biblical interpretation in general and prophetic interpretation in particular?

How are we to view the great End Times passages of the Bible?

Is there a distinction between Israel and the church…or is the church the “Israel of God”?

Is the temple of Ezekiel 40-48 literal or figurative?

What are we to make of Romans 11 that states that “all Israel will be saved”? Does this refer to a future mass conversion of ethnic Jews…or something else?

This book will forever change the way you approach the great prophecies of the Bible, and give you a renewed appreciation for the Lord Jesus Christ and His plan for His church.

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GOD CHOSE TO SAVE: Why Man Cannot and Will Not Be Saved
Apart From Election

By Joseph M. Bianchi

“RECEIVE JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR.”
“Jesus has done His part, now you have to do yours!”
“Jesus loves and died for everybody!”
“Making Jesus your Savior is a free will choice.”
“Walk the aisle and take the gift that God is offering”

What do all theses statements have in common?: They are all FALSE!

But what, then, does the Bible teach?
Have you ever wondered about the doctrine of election? Are you confused by it? Are you hostile to it?

In God Chose to Save, God’s wonderful plan of election is explained in a clear and readable fashion. Rather than stacking a dizzying array of verses together to “prove a point,” the author explains various texts as they pertain to the overall themes of the Bible.

“In God Chose To Save , author Joseph M. Bianchi presents a irenic, easy-to-follow discussion of the nature of the gospel and the necessity of God's gracious act of divine election. By raising thematic issues (rather than lists of texts), Bianchi invites the reader to consider well the consistency of their own view of the gospel. This work will find its place among those books we offer to others who have sincere questions about what it means to be Reformed.”
- James R. White
Director, Alpha and Omega Ministries
Author of The Potter’s Freedom and The Roman Catholic Controversy


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WHO IS MY MOTHER? The Role And Status Of The Mother Jesus In The New Testament And Roman Catholicism
By Eric D. Svendsen

For most of the Protestant world, Mary, the mother of Jesus, remains an enigma. Who is this woman of whom the Scriptures tell us little? Is she the model of the ideal disciple of Christ, or simply a vessel from which the Savior took His humanity? For the Catholic, there is no equivocation: She is the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven—the Divine Meditrix. What is the correct view, and how are we to approach this most intriguing New Testament figure? In this exhaustively thorough book, scholar Eric D Svendsen combs the depths of this question. His findings will enlighten, surprise—or even anger you! One thing is for sure, you will never be able to read about the interaction between Jesus and Mary again without, in some way, drawing from the studies of this book. Pastors, teachers and advanced students of the Word will find it required reading. An instant classic, Who Is My Mother? will be referenced and discussed again and again in years to come.

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THE POTTER'S FREEDOM
By James R. White

A Defense of the Reformation and a Rebuttal of Norman Geisler's Chosen But Free - by James White

This landmark book by James White was written as a reply to Dr. Norman Geisler’s recent attack on the doctrines of grace, but it is much more—it is a defense of the Protestant Reformation and the very gospel itself! "Firmly, pointedly, and charitably written."–Douglas Wilson. Foreword by R.C. Sproul, Jr.

Large Softcover: $21.99

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