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Puritan Hard Drive Revisited or Puritan Drive Critique 3

Several years ago when the Puritan hard Drive was in Cd format, I decided to purchase them. It took over 2 years and $895.00 to finally receive what is now called the Puritan Hard Drive. The owner and manufacturer of this drive is Still Water Revival Books owned and operated by Reg Barrow.

Close to the end of this two year waiting period I contacted John Hendryx, of Monergism.com, to see if he might know when this drive would come out. John Hendryx was advertising for Reg Barrow and therefore I thought he might have some insight on when these drives would eventually start rolling off the production line. In my email I told John that I was beginning to wonder if I had gotten scammed. John’s exact words to me were: “I have been wondering that myself.”

Once the drive finally arrived I could not get it to work properly on my main computer and contacted SWRB and they hooked me up with their engineer. (I know, Right! Who hooks you to the engineer when you are having technical difficulties with a product) Through several emails we worked back and forth, but could not resolve the situation.

Due to not being able to use the drive on my main computer, that and several other factors, I wrote a critique of this drive. SWRB has a whole page devoted to critiquing my critique, however, Reg Barrows resulted to slander and ad hominem, instead of debating the issues. I had been accused of contacting his affiliates through email and by phone and harassing them. So I wrote another critique in response to that. At the time I used At&t cellular service as my primary phone service. My At&t bill would arrive with a full statement showing every call that had been made from my phone during that month. I still have all these billing statements and no phone call can be found to anyone regarding this matter. I also kept my emails from John Hendryx.

In the critique put up by SWRB, Reg Barrows claims that I harassed his affiliates through email and phone, yet the only testimony he has is the one by John Hendryx. John Hendryx supposedly said, “Seems mentally unstable or something insisting that the whole thing is my fault.” This statement does not trouble me. It just makes me wonder how anyone can run a Christian website and not have SWRB take that statement down while asking forgiveness of the one he is slandering, knowing that he was in agreement with me throughout this whole process. I don’t want to speculate, but advertising money will make individuals change positions on a whole lot of things. The Lord will judge those who slander others falsely.

Now on to the Puritan Hard Drive:

Reg Barrow, in his deceit filled sells pitches, makes the claim that this drive contains 2208 Reformed Baptist books, mp3’s, and videos. This is the main part of his deceitful sells pitches which I have challenged in both of my critiques. In my critiques I stated that there were indeed a few Baptists files on the drive, however there is nothing particularly Baptist about it. He challenged this by saying:

However, since there is no way for others to substantiate many of the errors, inconsistencies and even outright lies in your review, I will provide just one example below (from your review) about how grossly inaccurate your review of the Puritan Hard Drive actually is, on a point that others can easily verify…”

Reg Barrow stated that there was no way for others to substantiate my claims (he says errors), but we shall prove that what I stated was no error. There are 2123 pdf files on this drive. I took the file names and copied them and put them into a webpage. I have highlighted in blue all the files by Baptists authors (I only ended up with 99 and had to drop seven of those because Octavius Winslow seceded to the Anglican Church in the last decade of his life) and have listed them above the list of names on the webpage. I also highlighted in red every book that teaches infant baptism over and against the Baptist position, without him also including books which argue for the Baptist position. One file by Andrew Fuller was only added because it includes letters and an appendix which tries to show that Andrew Fuller taught a false doctrine concerning Christ’s atonement. All the files by Baptist authors were placed on the drive because they do not contradict covenanters doctrines. (I will eventually put the names of the files of the 10,323 Mp3’s on a web page and go through them also. It might take several webpages and a lot of work, but I will substantiate my claims)

My first and second critique were made into Pdf’s back when I wrote them and a link to them is on the webpage above the list of books on the drive.

So if you want to go through the list of names or download my critiques, then visit my page. The link below the ‘Puritan Hard Drive’ link entitled: ‘Sample Page,’ is to a pdf containing only one page. A lot of these Pdf’s are scanned copies of books and so I copied one page and put it in pdf, in order that you would know how hard it is to read some of these files.

Puritan Hard Drive Critique—web page with a list of all pdf files

Sample Page—–click here to see a sample of a page from one of SWRB’s scanned books

Once you go through the books that were included on a covenanters hard drive, you will even say:

“There is nothing particularly Baptist about that.”

  1. July 27, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I wonder if you have heard of any other people’s response to the product? (negative and positive). I know I said this before but I’m sadden to hear your experience with Puritan Hard Drive and it makes me cautious…

    • July 27, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      There are all kinds of positive reviews on the web about the drive. However, I can’t see a Reformed Baptist supporting it. I personally can’t see anyone supporting it, unless they like listening to mp3’s, because a lot of the books are hard to read.

      But, how a Reformed Baptist could support it baffles me. The only reason a few books by Baptists are on the drive is because those books agree with the covenanter’s doctrines. I have dealt with covenanters on Facebook and they literally rebuked me for quoting Protestants who were not Baptists. I was told that we ought to quote within our on camp. A lot of covenanters are sectarian and is why I have been told by many people who know Reg Barrow that he has split with many folks and can’t get along with people.

      But the main thing I can’t understand is how people who call themselves Christians could openly slander someone else. The only reason would be is that they care about sales and money more than God or I should say, money is their god.

      • July 27, 2018 at 1:35 pm

        Keep the good work you are doing.

      • July 27, 2018 at 1:44 pm

        I will try brother. I have been looking for a local job. I have jobs all over the country, if I want to stay gone for several weeks. But I don’t want to stay gone. So I am building on my website while looking.

      • July 27, 2018 at 2:01 pm

        Praying for you

      • July 27, 2018 at 2:26 pm

        Thank you brother

      • July 27, 2018 at 1:41 pm

        Even if I had been wrong about the drive, a true Christian response by Reg Barrow and John Hendryx would have been that its ok. Not everyone will like the product and we will be praying for you anyway.

        An honest businessman’s response would have been, If you are not satisfied with the product, we will give you a full refund. It is a shame when Walmart has more business integrity than a man calling himself Christian. If you are not satisfied with a product from Walmart they tell you to bring it back and they will give you a refund. Instead, Reg Barrow tried to justify why I spent $895.00 for it (while telling me that if I don’t it will cost twice that much once it starts shipping) when he now sells it for $297.00

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