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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A.W. Pink - The Divine Covenants

In The Divine Covenants by Arthur Walkington Pink (1886-1952), Pink offers a very thoughtful and learned consideration of the covenantal dealings of God with mankind, with the ultimate, redemptive purposes of God always at the center of the discussion. This work was first published in serial format in Studies in the Scriptures, between 1934 and 1938.

In his introductory statements, Pink hints at the value of an understanding of the Divine covenants:

"Salvation through Jesus Christ is according to 'the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God' (Acts 2:23), and He was pleased to make known His eternal purpose of mercy, unto the fathers, in the form of a series of covenants, which were of different characters and revealed at various times. These covenants enter into the very nature, and pervade with their peculiar qualities the whole system of Divine truth. They have an intimate connection with each other and a common relation to a single purpose, being, in fact, so many successive stages in the unfolding of the scheme of Divine Grace. They treat of the Divine side of things, disclosing the source from which all blessings come to men, and making known the Channel (Christ) through which they flow to them. Each one reveals some new and fundamental aspect of truth, and in considering them in their Scriptural order we may clearly perceive the progress of revelation which they respectively indicated. They set forth the great design of God which was to be accomplished by the Redeemer of His people."

Pink goes on to describe the great importance of this understanding, as it relates to evangelicalism:

"Sufficient should have already been said to impress us with the weightiness of our present theme, and the great importance of arriving at a right understanding of the Divine covenants. A true knowledge of the covenants is indispensable to a correct presentation of the Gospel, for he who is ignorant of the fundamental difference which obtains between the Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace is utterly incompetent for evangelism. But by whom among us are the different covenants clearly understood? Refer unto them to the average preacher, and you at once perceive you are speaking to him in an unknown tongue. Few today discern what the covenants are in themselves, their relations to each other, and their consequent bearings upon the design of God in the Redeemer. Since the covenants pertain unto the very 'rudiments of the doctrine of Christ,' ignorance of them must cause obscurity to rest upon the whole Gospel system."

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Horatius Bonar - God's Way of Holiness

In God's Way of Holiness, Horatius Bonar (1808-1889) carefully examines the relationship between the Christian and the Law.  The result of this examination is a strong, Biblically-supported call to personal holiness.  Dr. Bonar also considers the various bad theologies which have sought to weaken or sever the believer's responsibility to God-given moral law.  This e-book has an active table of contents for your e-reader device.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Horatius Bonar - The Everlasting Righteousness

Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), in The Everlasting Righteousness, provides adept Scriptural handling of the doctrine of justification and the role of faith in the believer's salvation.  In this, Dr. Bonar discusses the atonement and the matter of double-imputation, while giving broad mention to the errors of the papists and of certain protestant sects concerning justification.  Finally, Dr. Bonar concludes with a lesson on the implications of the believer's justification and personal holiness.  This e-book version is fully annotated and contains an active table of contents.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A.W. Pink - The Doctrine of Revelation

In The Doctrine of Revelation, Arthur Walkington Pink (1886-1952) treats the subject of Divine revelation along several lines of evidence:  The existence of God as manifested in the created world, in man, in human history, and in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ; God's revealed Word; in subjective revelation (i.e., the workings of the Holy Spirit).  He also includes a consideration of further revelation in glory.  This book has an active table of contents for your e-reader device.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How To Install E-books On Your Device

To ensure a good install to your e-reader device, follow these steps:

1.) Download and install the free Calibre e-book management software appropriate to your operating system.

2.) During the installation, select your e-reader device (manufacturer and model).  It is not important that you enter an email for your e-reader device, as these instructions cover the typical manual installation.

3.) Download the appropriate file format for your device.  Kindle devices will use the MOBI format, while most other devices will use the EPUB format.  If you are uncertain about your device, refer to the manual for supported file formats.  If you don't own an e-reader device, select the PDF version for viewing on your desktop or laptop computer.

4.) Connect your e-reader device to your desktop computer or laptop using the data cable that came with your device.  Run Calibre, and drag and drop the e-book file (MOBI or PDF) into the main window of Calibre.  Confirm that Calibre has recognized your connected device.  With the chosen book selected in the main Calibre window, select "Send to Device" from the tool-button menu at the top of the Calibre GUI.  If you have dropped multiple e-book files into the Calibre main window, you may select them all and send them to your device simultaneously.

5.) Once the file copy is complete, disconnect your device (you may use the "eject device" function from within Calibre).  The e-books should now be accessible on your device.

A.W. Pink - A Guide To Fervent Prayer

In A Guide to Fervent Prayer, Arthur Walkington Pink (1886-1952) examines the apostolic prayers of the New Testament, to expound upon the nature and the basis of our communion with God.  Considering passages in the books of Hebrews, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, Jude, and Revelation, Pink treats such topics as spiritual regeneration, sanctification, glorification, the resurrection of Christ, the suffering of the saints, faith and grace, restoring and preserving grace, the keeping of the saints and apostasy.  This e-book translation contains an active table of contents for your e-reader device.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Stick With Your Work

Stick with your work.
Do not flinch because the lion roars.
Do not stop to stone the devil’s dogs.
Do not fool away your time chasing the devil’s rabbits.

Do your work.

Let liars lie.
Let sectarians quarrel.
Let critics malign.
Let enemies accuse.
Let the devil do his worst.

But see to it nothing hinders you from fulfilling with joy the work God has given you.

He has not commanded you to be admired or esteemed.
He has never bidden you defend your character.
He has not set you at work to contradict falsehood (about yourself)
which Satan’s or God’s servants may start to peddle,
or to track down every rumor that threatens your reputation.
If you do these things, you will do nothing else.
You will be at work for yourself and not for the Lord.

Keep at your work.
Let your aim be as steady as a star.
You may be assaulted, wronged, insulted, slandered,
wounded and rejected, misunderstood, or assigned impure motives;
You may be abused by foes, forsaken by friends,
and despised and rejected of men.
But see to it with steadfast determination,
with unfaltering zeal,
that you pursue the great purpose of your life and object of your being
until at last you can say, “I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do.”

- Anonymous