perkinsThe Works of William Perkins, Volume 1

William Perkins

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The Works of William Perkins fills a major gap in Reformed and Puritan theology. Though Perkins is best known today for his writings on predestination, he also wrote prolifically on many subjects. His works filled over two thousand large pages of small print in three folio volumes and were reprinted several times in the decades after his death. However, his complete works have not been in print since the mid-seventeenth century. This modern typeset edition of the Works includes four volumes of Perkins’s expositions of Scripture, three volumes of his doctrinal and polemical treatises, and three volumes of his practical writings.

The present volume contains three of Perkins’s treatises. The first is A Digest or Harmony of the Books of the Old and New Testament, which offers a synopsis of the Bible that relates sacred history to the chronology of the world. The second treatise is The Combat between Christ and the Devil Displayed. The third and most significant treatise is A Godly and Learned Exposition upon Christ’s Sermon in the Mount.

Venture“Venture All for God”: The Piety of John Bunyan

Roger Duke and Phil Newton

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Many Christians are familiar with The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan’s (1628–1688) famous book written from a prison cell, which portrays the Christian life as one traveling from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. During Bunyan’s life, however, he produced nearly sixty books and tracts. Roger Duke and Phil Newton, with Drew Harris, trace the significant events that shaped Bunyan’s life and thought in a biographical introduction and, in thirty-one excerpts from a variety of this great man of faith’s writings, give us a glimpse of his piety, which flowed from his desire to “venture all for God.”

saxtonGod’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation

David W. Saxton

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During the seventeenth century, English Puritan pastors often encouraged their congregations in the spiritual discipline of meditating on God and His Word. Today, however, much of evangelicalism is either ignorant of or turned off to the idea of meditation. In God’s Battle Plan for the Mind, pastor David Saxton seeks to convince God’s people of the absolute necessity for personal meditation and motivate them to begin this work themselves. But he has not done this alone. Rather, he has labored through numerous Puritan works in order to bring together the best of their insights on meditation. Standing on the shoulders of these giants, Saxton teaches us how to meditate on divine truth and gives valuable guidance about how to rightly pattern our thinking throughout the day. With the rich experiential theology of the Puritans, this book lays out a course for enjoying true meditation on God’s Word.

 

 

(Taken From God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation)

PART 1

Meditation Is a Necessity for Every Growing, Healthy Believer

While American Christians have access to more Bible study material and biblical preaching than ever before, they struggle to know what to do with all this knowledge. Thankfully, the Lord designed the practice of meditation to unite biblical knowledge to actual living. Unless a believer spends regular time thinking personally and deeply about the things of God, he will not be growing in the grace that the Lord desires in his life. Watson beautifully explained this necessity: “Without meditation the truth of God will not stay with us; the heart is hard, and the memory slippery, and without meditation all is lost; meditation imprints and fastens a truth in the mind.... As a hammer drives a nail to the head, so meditation drives a truth to the heart. Without meditation the word preached may increase notion, not affection.” Baxter considered a Christian without meditation as a house that had no light because its windows remained shut:

Now you read over whole chapters, and hear sermon after sermon, either they never stir you, or at least, it is but a little for fit, like a man that hath warmed himself at the fire in the winter, and when he goes from it, is colder than before; but if you would but set yourselves to consider of what you hear or read, one line of a chapter, or one sentence of a sermon, would lay you in tears, or make you groan, or at least do more than now is done. Satan hath garrisoned the heart of every carnal man; and consideration is the principal means to cast him out.

But must Christians really practice meditation? Are there not some who have “arrived” at a point of growth where this isn’t really important for them anymore? When John Ball considered who should apply himself to meditation, he answered that no one can “exempt himself from this duty, unless he purpose to live unprofitably to others, uncomfortably in himself, and disobedient against God.” The Puritans set forth Joshua, Moses’ successor, to demonstrate the necessity of meditation. The Lord appeared to Joshua to encourage him for the task of conquering the Promised Land. They did not discuss military strategies or battle plans at this rare meeting. Rather, the Lord told Joshua that his greatest need was to live by meditating upon God’s word (Josh. 1:6–8). Henry Scudder argued that if a person did not meditate on truth in his free time, he would inevitably be tempted and fall into sin. Satan goes after idle minds. Scudder counseled: “When you are alone, be sure that you are well and fully exercised about something that is good...in holy meditation or prayer. For whensoever Satan does find you idle...he will take that as an opportunity to use you for himself, and to employ you in some of his works (Matt. 12:44).”

When some implied that meditation was not essential for every believer, Thomas Manton countered that meditation was “a necessary duty, with­ out which all graces would languish and wither. Faith is lean and ready to starve unless it be fed with continual meditation on the promises (Ps. 119:92).” Manton continued to show the necessity of biblical meditation by urging: “Those Christians that are backwards to the duty of meditation, find none of those impulses and meltings of love that are in others.... Affections always follow the rate of our thoughts, if they are ponderous and serious.... Thus, you see, it is a necessary duty.” Without meditation, our faith and understanding will remain simple and underdeveloped—like unripened fruit. But meditating deeply on God can inspire rich, loving fellowship with Him. Watson agreed: “Grace breeds delight in God, and delight breeds meditation. Meditation is a duty wherein consists the essentials of religion, and that nourishes the very life­blood of it.... A godly Christian is a meditating Christian.” Later, Watson specified the necessity of meditation in four principles:

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Review of James M. Garretson (Banner of Truth – Book Reviews)

puritanIn this massive and erudite study introducing and summarizing the substance of Puritan theological thought, Beeke and Jones have provided students of the theology of English Puritanism with what may well be its most thorough introductory overview to date.

Following a traditional pattern common to many systematic theologies, the respective categories address matters relevant to theological introduction, the study of theology proper, the doctrine of man, covenant theology, Christ, the Christian life, the church, the last things, and theology in practice. In the space of sixty chapters, the authors provide extensive discussion and primary source documentation from Puritan writings on god, Christ, the Spirit, and everything related to the work of redemption and the living of the Christian life.

Detailed studies on the covenants, the law and gospel, life in Christ, preaching, and matters of practical godliness are among just a few of the many individual chapters.

Clear and comprehensive in its treatment, A Puritan Theology breaths the spiritual atmosphere of the Puritans’ pastoral emphases and practical, devotional treatment of the Christian life found in their writings. More than a mere survey, this volume provides readers with the kind of applicatory approach to the study of theology, which marked the heartbeat of Puritan spirituality.

A most valuable work that will be helpful to anyone interested in learning more about the rich spiritual heritage found in Puritan theological writings.

Recently we asked the editors of The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible about the project in general and their personal involvement in the publication of a KJV Study Bible .

study1. How have you personally grown in this Study Bible process?

Dr. Michael Barrett: It is my prayer that it will be a means of generating a spiritual excitement about the reading and studying of Scripture by helping people to see “what they can get out of it.”

Dr. Joel Beeke: I would like to think that tens of thousands of families would buy copies for everyone of reading age, and would do family worship from this Bible. I would also like to think that hundreds of thousands of people will use it every day in their private devotions.

Rev. Paul Smalley: I am already using it in my personal devotions and family worship, and hope others would do the same.

2. Were you every tempted to give up? If so, what kept you going?

Dr. Barrett: Yes, as the task so often seemed daunting, indeed overwhelming. But the thought of being able as it were to sit beside a prospective reader of the Bible serving as a teacher and even a pastor kept the mission objective in view.

Dr. Beeke: No, the conviction that the first Study Bible ever produced in the KJV that has Reformed notes and the first Study Bible in any Bible version that has included a section with each chapter for personal and family worship kept me eager and excited throughout the entire project. I am convinced that the worship section alone is worth the price of the Bible, no matter what translation a reader uses.

Paul Smalley: One thing that kept me motivated was the thought of individuals and families using this Bible in their devotions, and being blessed through it.

3. Is there any Bible character or portion of scripture that you now see in an entirely different light? 

Dr. Beeke: I think I have gained some new insights about King Saul in the OT and Martha in the NT—those are the first two that come to mind, but there would be many more.

Paul Smalley: I learned as never before how the symbolic images of Revelation are rooted in the Old Testament, thus affirming the need to interpret Scripture by Scripture.

4. In what ways is this Bible applicable to any audience? (Examples: women, children, men, elderly, students, laymen, or pastors)

Dr. Barrett: I don’t think we had any particular age, gender, or occupational group in mind. It is not intended to be a “scholarly” resource, but our desire was to provide a guide to help open up the message and application of the Scripture to any who read. Though not directed to pastors directly, I think pastors will find seed thoughts for sermons throughout.

Dr. Beeke: We targeted all audiences with this Study Bible, ranging from the early teens upward. We believe that it will be particularly useful for educated church members.

Paul Smalley: This Bible does not do your thinking for you, but it helps you to think through the meaning and application of each portion of Holy Scripture. It is doctrinal and practical, and so useful for people of all ages, including pastors doing sermon preparation.

5. What one word would you use to describe this Study Bible?

Dr. Beeke: Thoroughly Reformed and warmly experiential and practical.

Paul Smalley: Faithful.

6. How do you imagine the Bible being used by individuals in their daily life?

Dr. Barrett: It is my prayer that it will be a means of generating a spiritual excitement about the reading and studying of Scripture by helping people to see “what they can get out of it.”

Dr. Beeke: I would like to think that tens of thousands of families would buy copies for everyone of reading age, and would do family worship from this Bible. I would also like to think that hundreds of thousands of people will use it every day in their private devotions.

Paul Smalley: I am already using it in my personal devotions and family worship, and hope others would do the same.

7. Were there any surprises that arose in the making of the Study Bible? If so, what were they and how did they affect the finished product?

Dr. Beeke: The biggest surprise was that it was a far larger undertaking than I originally envisioned.

Paul Smalley: I had no idea how much work this would be!

8. What is your next big project (if any) now that the Study Bible is complete? 

Dr. Barrett: Currently working on a manuscript summarizing the message of the post-exilic prophets: The Next to the Last Word is the working title.

Dr. Beeke: A 10-volume, edited, contemporary printing of the Complete Works of William Perkins, the “father of Puritanism.”

Paul Smalley: I am editing volume two of the Works of William Perkins, which consists of an exposition of Galatians by one of the patriarchs of Puritanism.

Seven editions of The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible are available for purchase at heritagebooks.org

(Taken from God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation)

God's battle“It has become thoughtless, superficial, and self ­absorbed.” That was my answer to the question, What has gone wrong with modern Christian­ity? When this question has come up in subsequent conversations, no one has ever disagreed with my charge that modern Christianity has devolved to a superficial religion. Believers usually disagree when they discuss the antidote for this shallow spirituality. There are really only two answers to the basic problem of weak, meaningless religion. A believer could adapt and concede to the reality of anemic Christianity; many Christians follow this approach. They construct their churches to be user ­friendly in their worship, shallow in their preaching, and casual in their view of Christian commitment. They believe that Christianity’s problem has been organizing churches that are too focused on Christian duties rather than creating a “relaxed” atmosphere. Jeremiah 6:16 outlines the second approach to deal with superficial Christianity: “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

This latter approach advocates for the church’s return to true biblical spirituality—a serious focus on putting God’s Word to practice in one’s own experience. We must wholeheartedly integrate doctrine with living. This necessary wedding of doctrine and practice destroys superficial Christianity, but it only comes through a careful and serious consideration of God’s Word. This brings us to the topic of this study—the practice of biblical meditation, or, the doctrine of Christian thinking. This is God’s battle plan for the believer’s mind.

Do you remember the first sermon that truly gripped your heart? I first experienced this joy when I was a sixteen­year­old new believer. An elderly gentleman came as a guest speaker to my church. His text was Psalm 1 on the marks of a godly, blessed person. In that sermon, the Lord drove home this primary point: a healthy, growing relationship to the Word of God is central to a person’s blessed condition. A godly person does not just snack occasionally on God’s truth; rather, the Word is his heart’s delight and hourly consideration. Psalm 1 beautifully demonstrates the practice of biblical meditation. What does it mean to meditate? It means to think personally, practically, seriously, and earnestly on how the truth of God’s Word should look in life. Edmund Calamy described it as “dwelling upon the mercies we receive, the chewing upon the promises.” When he meditates, the believer fills his mind with truth so that his life becomes governed by the attitude of the Savior.

Unfortunately, over the last century believers have lost a regular focus on Christian meditation. The Reformers and Puritans regularly wrote, taught, and exhorted God’s people to a life of meditation. Now, this emphasis has largely diminished. Christians rarely write major works on this subject in modern times. Sadly, in recent years many associate meditation with false religion of the Far East. They view meditation as a process of emptying the mind rather than, as Scripture commands, filling the mind with divinely revealed truth. Noting the ongoing battle for the minds and hearts of the current generation, this is especially alarming. Without a return to the delightful duty of biblical meditation, the believer will continue to handle God’s Word merely intellectually. He will fail to digest the Scriptures to make them his daily walk and practice.

The goal of this book is to convince God’s people of the absolute necessity of personal meditation. This book will motivate the believer to begin this work; teach practically how to meditate on divine truth; and guide in right patterns of thinking throughout the day. Two sources will aid us: biblical teaching and the rich spiritual experience of Puritans who were committed to practicing spiritual meditation. Thus, I desire to encourage God’s people to see the necessity of this extremely practical subject and to enjoy true meditation on God’s Word.

Meditation Heals a Believer’s Heart and Settles His Mind

Why have the past few generations of believers not focused on biblical meditation? Although we could answer this question in different ways, the primary reason is a lack of confidence in God’s Word to sufficiently deal with the issues, problems, and temptations that believers face. We are bombarded with difficulties, enticements, and anxieties that leave us feeling stressed and inwardly troubled. How has God designed for us to find comfort and relief for our hurting hearts? Is God pleased that His people use the world’s escape mechanisms: entertainment, alcohol, hobbies, worldly amusements, mind-numbing pop music, constant shopping, and sports? While we recognize God has freely given His people certain upright enjoyments in this world, God has chosen primarily to help us deal with discouragements and sin by applying divine truth to our minds. Meditation ties people’s fluttering minds to their true spiritual anchor of stability. William Bates wrote, “There is great inconsistency in the thoughts of men; but meditation doth chain and fasten them to a spiritual object.” Introducing some Puritan meditations, Edmond Smith commented, “Meditation will lead to a calmness of disposition, a serenity of mind and a certainty about the ways of God.” Smith reflected that former generations viewed meditation as a godly per­ son’s greatest need, especially during times of trials and pain.

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Reviewed by Andrew Roycroft (Banner of Truth – Book Reviews)

China_front__43442.1400532889.1280.1280This volume, edited by Bruce P. Baugus grew out of a conference hosted to review Presbyterian and Reformed ministry and mission in China. Papers presented at the Conference have been considerably revised, and are now presented in a format (and in terminology) readily accessible to the non-specialist. The reader is provided with an honest picture of the history of Chinese mission, policy, and ministry, by means of tracing the historical contours and future prospects of Presbyterianism among both house and official churches. Contributors helpfully correct many of the misconceptions that Western Christians can harbor about mission and ministry in china, as well as providing some analysis of what the future of the work there might hold.

China’s Reforming Churches succeeds admirably in combining credible academic analysis of missiology, history, and ecclesiology with an appeal to the heart about how Western Christians can pray and contribute meaningfully to the future of God’s work in China. The content of the chapters and the academic background of contributors vary widely, but the book has a strong sense of cohesion and focus, proving an excellent ‘aerial view’ of Reformed Chinese Christianity. Attention is given to lesser known aspects of Chinese Christianity, including the growing capacity to legally publish Reformed literature as well as the challenges of formal theological education within a political culture which is notoriously resistant to outside interference.

This book will hold particular appeal for those worshipping or ministering in a Presbyterian context but there are abiding causes for praise and prayer to God for the past growth and future development of Reformed witness in China, regardless of the reader’s denominational loyalty. Bruce Baugus and his fellow contributors have done a great service to the Chinese church by supplying such up-to-date and culturally-informed detail about ministry in China. But they have also done a great favor to those who want to lean about what God is doing in the most populous country on earth. 

Available for purchase at Reformation Heritage Books 

God's battleDuring the seventeenth century, English Puritan pastors often encouraged their congregations in the spiritual discipline of meditating on God and His Word. Today, however, much of evangelicalism is either ignorant of or turned off to the idea of meditation. In God’s Battle Plan for the Mind, pastor David Saxton seeks to convince God’s people of the absolute necessity for personal meditation and motivate them to begin this work themselves. But he has not done this alone. Rather, he has labored through numerous Puritan works in order to bring together the best of their insights on meditation. Standing on the shoulders of these giants, Saxton teaches us how to meditate on divine truth and gives valuable guidance about how to rightly pattern our thinking throughout the day. With the rich experiential theology of the Puritans, this book lays out a course for enjoying true meditation on God’s Word.

Endorsement  “The popular conception of meditation has become so badly misshapen by mysticism, New Age influences, and Eastern religious notions that some otherwise sound Christians today seem to recoil from any mention of meditation as a necessary spiritual exercise. But nothing is more vital or more beneficial for understanding the truth and growing in sanctification than quiet, careful, focused reflection on the words and the meaning of Scripture. That’s what the word meditation means in the Bible. No less than six times in Psalm 119 alone, the psalmist says ‘I will meditate’ on the precepts, promises, and principles of God’s Word. The Puritans had much to say about biblical meditation and the important role it plays in a sanctified thought life. Dave Saxton has written an extremely helpful and encouraging digest of some of the best Puritan teaching on the subject. You need to get a copy, read it, put its principles into practice, and ‘be transformed by the renewal of your mind.’” — John MacArthur, pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California, and president of the Master’s College and Seminary

God's Battle Plan for Life (Paperback, 160 pages) is available for $14.00!

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The strength of Puritan character and life lay in prayer and meditation. In this practice the spirit of prayer was regarded as of first importance and the best form of prayer, for living prayer is the characteristic of genuine spirituality. Yet prayer is also vocal and may therefore on occasions be written. Consequently in the Puritan tradition there are many written prayers and meditations which constitute an important corpus of inspiring devotional literature.

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1. Journible The 17:18 SeriesJohn

Why the 17:18 series?

In Deuteronomy 17, Moses is leaving final instructions concerning the future of Israel. As a prophet of God, Moses foretells of when Israel will place a king over the nation (v. 14). In verse 18, the king is commanded to not simply acquire a copy of the law (the entire book of Deuteronomy) from the “scroll publishing house,” but to hand write his own copy of the law. Thirty-four hundred years later, educators are “discovering” that students that physically write out their notes by hand have a much greater retention rate than simply hearing or visually reading the information. Apparently, God knew this to be true of the kings of Israel also. From such understanding came the conception of this series of books.

How to Use These Books

Each book is organized so that you can write out your very own copy of Scripture. You will be writing the Bible text only on the right hand page of the book. This should make for easier writing and also allows ample space on the left page to write your own notes and comments. From time to time a question or word will be lightly printed on the left page; these questions are to aid in further study, but should not interfere with your own notes and comments.

Endorsement   "There is an old proverb that says ‘Thoughts disentangle themselves when passing over the lips and through the finger tips.’ The 17:18 Series which encourages us to actually write out the words of Scripture will be a tremendous tool in putting that proverb into action in our daily lives. I am happy to commend this project." - Jerry Bridges