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Positive Aspects of Reformed Theology
Positive Aspects of Reformed Theology - In general it has been a God–honoring movement which has preached Christ, detested sin, acknowledged that God rules on His sovereign throne and proclaimed the glorious doctrine of justification by grace through faith according to the Scriptures.  There is much to commend in Reformed Theology.

Overview of the Problems of Reformed Theology
The Dangers of Reformed Theology [PDF Format]  [PDF Cover]- Deals with 14 important issues
A Brief Survey of Some of the Problems of Reformed Theology - Deals with Six Key Issues
Should We Go Back to the Reformation? Or is it Better to Go Back to the Bible?
Do I Interpret the Bible Literally?  Six Tests To See if I Truly Do
Consistent Literal Interpretation--A Study Showing the Inconsistencies of Non-Dispensationalists - Ten Examples of Incredible Inconsistencies on the Part of Those who are not Dispensational

Issues Relating to the Extent of the Atonement
For Whom Did Christ Die? - A Defense of Unlimited Atonement
The Cross-Work of Christ - Is It Limited or Unlimited?

The Saviour of All Men (1 Timothy 4:10) [PDF Format]
John MacArthur's Position on the Extent of the Atonement
The MacArthur Study Bible and The MacArthur Bible Commentary--[PDF Format Only]

Issues Relating to God's Sovereignty and Man's Responsibility
God's Sovereignty and Man's Responsibility
God's Willingness and Man's Unwillingness [PDF Format] -A Problem For Extreme Calvinists

Issues Relating to Saving Faith
Does Regeneration Precede Faith? [PDF Format] -What does the Bible really teach?
What is the "Gift of God"? - A Study of Ephesians 2:8-9
Arthur Pink's Teaching on Saving Faith - An Analysis
The Terms of Salvation - What Must a Person Do to be Saved? (Index)

Issues Relating to Regeneration
Does Regeneration Precede Faith? [PDF Format] -What does the Bible really teach?
Reformed Theology and Regeneration by David Dunlap

Issues Relating to the Cross
Did the Saviour Pay the Penalty for our Sins Prior to the Cross? -An Examination of a Serious Error Held by Some Reformed Men

Issues Relating to Justification
Vicarious Law-Keeping (Christ's Active Righteousness) - Is this Reformed Doctrine Biblical?

Issues Relating to Lordship Salvation
Saved By Grace Alone-A Biblical Analysis of Lordship Salvation - eleven chapters showing that Lordship sanctification is essential but that Lordship salvation is unbiblical
Lordship Salvation Requirements - What do Lordship Salvation advocates say a person must do to be saved?  How does this line up with Scripture?
John MacArthur's Position on Lordship Salvation
- Documenting Some Inconsistencies
A Comparison and Contrast Between Salvation and Discipleship [PDF Format]
The Glorious Gospel of the Blessed God - What is the True Gospel?
Charles Spurgeon's Salvation Testimony - Was Spurgeon Saved by Hearing a Lordship Salvation Message?
The Rich Young Ruler - Did Jesus present this man with a "Lordship gospel"?
Can a Young Child Be Saved?  - MacArthur says that salvation according to Lordship Theology is an "adult experience" and an "adult decision"

Issues Relating to the Creation
An Open Letter to Reformed Creationists [PDF Format]

Issues Relating to the Church
When Did The Church Begin? [PDF format]  - A wrong understanding of the origin of the church will affect many areas of doctrine
The Sermon On The Mount - Is it for the church today? [PDF Format]
Spirit Baptism and 1 Corinthians 12:13 - including important grammatical considerations

Issues Relating to the Israel and the Church

"I think we do not attach sufficient importance to the restoration of the Jews.  We do not think enough of it. But certainly, if there is anything promised in the Bible it is this.  I imagine that you cannot read the Bible without seeing clearly that there is to be an actual restoration of the children of Israel...May that happy day soon come!"
                      --Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)  
 
[C. H. Spurgeon, The C. H. Spurgeon Collection, Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, I, no. 28, 1855 (Albany, Oregon: Ages Software, 1998), 382.]

The Use of the Term "Israel" in the N.T. -with special focus on Galatians 6:16, "the Israel of God."   [PDF Format]
A Comparison and Contrast Between Israel and the Church
J. C. Ryle and the Future of Israel
Is R. C. Sproul Jr. Really a Jew?
Can the Jews Be Destroyed?--A Message For All Who Believe Israel Has No Future
One of the Purposes of The Church: To Provoke Israel To Jealousy (Envy)

Romans Chapter 9--Israel's Past
Romans Chapter 10--Israel's Present
Romans Chapter 11--Israel's Future

A Compilation of Bible Prophecies Demonstrating that Israel Has a Glorious Future in the Plan and Purpose of God -An Antidote for Preterism, Amillennialism, Replacement Theology and any other teaching which denies the literal fulfillment of hundreds of very specific prophecies.
Replacement Theology [PDF Format Only] - A Transcribed Message Given by Dr. Renald Showers at the New England Bible Conference
Spurgeon and the Future of Israel [PDF Format Only] - Spurgeon taught that the Jews would be restored to their land with Christ ruling on the earth from Jerusalem

Issues Relating to Sabbath Keeping
The Sabbath and The Lord's Day [PDF Format]

Issues Relating to Law and Grace and Sanctification
What is the Believer's Rule of Life? The Reformed View and the Dispensational View Contrasted
Jay Adams’ Teaching on Sanctification (a Reformed approach) - A Biblical Analysis
The Rich Young Ruler - What the Law Can Do and What the Law Cannot Do
God's Working And The Believer's Working - Seeing the balance
The Believer's Two Natures - (Sunday School Lesson) Does God Transform the Old Nature?  Is the Old Nature Eradicated?
John MacArthur's One Nature Position

Issues Relating to Prophecy and Preterism
[Preterism is the belief of non-dispensationalists that most or all of prophecy has already been fulfilled in 70 A.D.]
The Errors of Preterism
The Destruction of Jerusalem Compared and Contrasted with the Tribulation at the End of the Age (Luke 21:20-24)
Did the Lord's "Coming In His Kingdom" Take Place in 70 A.D.? (Matthew 16:28)
Preterism Answered by the Scriptures--a thorough analysis (10 Chapters in length) of all of the favorite "time texts" used by the Preterists
A Problem for Preterists--Romans 16:20
Consistent Literal Interpretation--A Study Showing the Inconsistencies of Non-Dispensationalists - Ten Examples of Incredible Inconsistencies on the Part of Those who are not Dispensational

The Postponement of the Kingdom - and other Biblical examples of postponement
The Great Tribulation - Future or Fulfilled?
[PDF Format]
J.C. Ryle and Preterism

Do I Interpret the Bible Literally?  Six Tests To See if I Truly Do
Spurgeon and the Literal Interpretation of Prophecy [PDF Format Only] - Spurgeon taught that the Jews would be restored to their land with Christ ruling on the earth from Jerusalem
Henry Alford on the Millennium and First Resurrection (Revelation 20)
A Compilation of Bible Prophecies Demonstrating that Israel Has a Glorious Future in the Plan and Purpose of God -An Antidote for Preterism, Amillennialism, Replacement Theology and any other teaching which denies the literal fulfillment of hundreds of very specific prophecies.

J. C. Ryle and the Literal Interpretation of Prophecies

“…the literal sense of the Old Testament prophecies has been far too much neglected by the Churches, and is far too much neglected at the present day, and that under the mistaken system of spiritualizing and accommodating Bible language, Christians have too often completely missed its meaning.”   

J. C. Ryle, Are you Ready for the End of Time, p. 9.


Reformed Statements Evaluated

The Reformation Study Bible (formerly called the New Geneva Study Bible) - The "Scofield Bible" of Reformed Theology
The Westminster Confession of Faith - Where and How Does this Differ from Dispensationalism?
False Charges Against Dispensationalism
Consistent Literal Interpretation--A Study Showing the Inconsistencies of Non-Dispensationalists [Audio Version] - Ten Examples of Incredible Inconsistencies on the Part of Those who are not Dispensational
Is R. C. Sproul Jr. Really a Jew?

John MacArthur's Response to a Question on Dispensationalism - And Our Answer
John MacArthur's Position on the Extent of the Atonement - In Light of the IFCA Doctrinal Statement. Is There a Conflict?
John MacArthur's One Nature Position

John MacArthur and Rock Music
The MacArthur Study Bible and The MacArthur Bible Commentary--[PDF Format Only]

The Antidote for Reformed Theology
Dispensationalism (Various Studies)


 

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