“Assurance of Salvation” by Perkins and Zanchi

How do I know that I'm a Christian? How do I know that I'm truly saved? These are questions that every Christian wrestles with at one point or another, and various answers have been given - though not all of the same quality. But in this work, two of the most brilliant reformers, William Perkins … Continue reading “Assurance of Salvation” by Perkins and Zanchi

William Perkins, “Christian Economy”

William Perkins (1558–1602) was an influential English cleric and Cambridge theologian, receiving both a B.A. and M.A. from the university in 1581 and 1584 respectively, and also one of the foremost leaders of the Puritan movement in the Church of England during the Elizabethan era. Although not entirely accepting of the Church of England's ecclesiastical … Continue reading William Perkins, “Christian Economy”

George Swinnock, “The Incomparableness of God”

The doctrine of God is in shambles today in many (if not most) churches and too often its because we've viewed God as if He were a creature. We construct our doctrine of God as if He were just like us. George Swinnock sets the record straight - God is incomparable. Let's be honest, most … Continue reading George Swinnock, “The Incomparableness of God”

Herman Witsius, “Sacred Dissertations on the Apostles’ Creed”

Herman Witsius (1636 - 1708), was an influential Dutch theologian and biblical scholar and was known for his work on covenant theology (federalism). In this important work, he lays out twenty six dissertations on that most ancient confession of faith: The Apostles' Creed. Witsius shows that, far from being an innovation, the reformed faith is … Continue reading Herman Witsius, “Sacred Dissertations on the Apostles’ Creed”

Theodore Beza, “Chief Points of Christian Religion”

The Chief Points of Christian Religion by Theodore Beza contains a brief treatise on predestination as well as a short catechism for children to learn the fundamentals of the faith. Theodore Beza was John Calvin's successor at Geneva and this little work showcases both his pastoral heart and theological acumen. Get the PDF for Free! … Continue reading Theodore Beza, “Chief Points of Christian Religion”

Junius & Beza “Commentary on Revelation”

UPDATE: It's come to my attention that the comments in by Junius/Beza in this work are the same as those in the Geneva Study Bible. Revelation is perhaps the most difficult book in the entire Bible. John Calvin famously did not write a commentary on it and in the recent past it has been the … Continue reading Junius & Beza “Commentary on Revelation”

Peter Martyr Vermigli, “Commentary on Judges”

Peter Martyr Vermigli (1500-1562) was one of the most learned and influential reformers, not least of which for his commentaries on Scripture. In this commentary on Judges, Vermigli walks the reader through the text, verse by verse, addressing interpretive and theological issues along the way. There is no better way to recover the exegetical methods … Continue reading Peter Martyr Vermigli, “Commentary on Judges”

Amandus Polanus, “A Treatise on God’s Eternal Predestination”

Amandus Polanus was a giant of reformed theology. Robert Letham has said that "Amandus Polanus is one of the most significant dogmaticians of early Reformed orthodoxy." Now, for the first time in over 400 years, his treatise on God's eternal predestination is once again published in English. Get the PDF for Free! Buy on Amazon