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One More Update!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have added a library to my website. This library will contain the works of the Reformers, Puritans and men who were gifted by God to write on the deep things of God.

The name of the library is ‘Sola Gratia Library.’ So far it contains all the writings of Arthur Pink, some partial works of John Gill, and some miscellaneous writings of others. Arthur Pink and John Gill have their own page. The miscellaneous works are linked to the main page of the ‘Sola Gratia Library.’ The link to this library can be found in the introductory portion of the home page of my site or you can access the library with the links below.

This will be my last update for a few weeks, as I have other things that I need to get done. I hope you enjoy the library.

Hershel L Harvell Jr.

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Churches, Get a Calvinist Pastor!

March 28, 2017 2 comments

Tom Nettles

Southern Baptists inherited the most compelling aspects of all the Baptist Calvinists that preceded them. James P. Boyce summarized this well. He encouraged every preacher to get theological education in some way, even if it could not be at the Seminary in Greenville, South Carolina. If no other means were available, he advised, “work at it yourself.” The fathers of the convention did this, Boyce claimed; “They familiarized themselves with the Bible, and Gill and Andrew Fuller, and they made good and effective preachers. God is able to raise up others like them.”1 The irony of Boyce’s appeal to the grassroots for support of theological education was this: the seminary would not interrupt, but would perpetuate, the work of pastoral ministry, preaching and theology consistent with the Gill/Fuller tradition.

But this is the very difficulty that we face at this moment in Southern Baptist history. God indeed is raising up others like them, that is,….

 

 

 

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John Gill

John Gill was born in 1697 and died in 1771. In 74 years he was able to acquire a scope of Biblical knowledge and enjoy a degree of usefulness seldom attained by any man. Gill was called to pastor the Strict Baptist Church in 1720, which he continued to pastor for 51 years. Eventually the Strict Baptist Church would evolve into the Metropolitan Tabernacle which would be pastored by Charles Spurgeon for ever 35 years.

“In some respects, he has no superior. For good, sound, massive, sober sense in commenting who can excel Gill?” – C.H. Spurgeon, Autobiography Vol. 1.

1697 — Born, 23 November, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

1709 — Conversion through preaching of William Wallis.

1716 — First public confession of Christ; baptism; becomes church member and occasional preacher.

1717 — Assists John Davis at Higham-Ferrers.

1718 — Marriage to Elizabeth Negus Nominated by John Noble for a grant from the Particular Baptist Fund.

1719 — Supplies at Goat Yard Chapel, Horselydown, Southwark. Called to pastor the Horselydown church. Received into membership 15 November.

1720 — Inducted as pastor on 22 March.

1721 — Reorganizes pastoral and evangelistic outreach of the church.

1724 — Begins preaching series on the Song of Solomon First publication.

1728 — Exposition of the Song of Solomon published with a translation of the Chaldee Targum.

1731 — Treatise on the Doctrine of the Trinity against Sabellianism in the Baptist churches.

1732 — Lime Street lectures published.

1735-38 — The Cause of God and Truth published in installments.

1737-39 — Various pamphlets on the baptism controversy published as a result of the anti-Baptist writings of Samuel Bourne, a Presbyterian minister.

1738 — Death of Elizabeth, John Gill’s daughter, aged 13, on 30 May Gill preaches her funeral sermon on 1 Thess 4:13-14.

1740 — A Vindication of the Cause of God and Truth against Heywood’s Arminian objections to the Cause of God and Truth.

1746-48 — Exposition of the whole New Testament in three folio volumes.

1748 — Receives the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Marischal College, Aberdeen University, for his knowledge of the Scriptures, oriental languages and Jewish antiquity.

1749 — The Divine Right of Infant-Baptism Examined and Disproved against the New England writer, Jonathan Dickinson.

1752 — Writes The Doctrine of the Saints’ Final Perseverance against John Wesley’s Serious Thoughts Upon the Perseverance of the Saints. This was followed by Wesley’s Predestination Calmly Considered which Gill refuted with The Doctrine of Predestination, Stated and Set in the Scripture Light.

1755 — Publishes Dr. Crisp’s Works in two volumes, adding a Memoir and explanatory notes.

1757 — Moves to new chapel in Carter Lane, St. Olave’s Street, Southwark.

1763-66 — Exposition of the Old Testament published in four volumes.

1764 — 10 October, Elizabeth Gill dies aged 67 being married to Gill 46 years.

1769 — Body of Doctrinal Divinity published in two volumes.

1770 — Body of Practical Divinity in two volumes published including a Dissertation concerning the Baptism of Jewish Proselytes.

1771 — Dies 14 October at his home in Camberwell, aged 73 years 10 months.

 

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Baptist Quotes and Articles

I wanted to let everyone know that in a few weeks this blog will begin to focus more on Reformed or Particular Baptist quotes, articles, and books. Right now I am reading through some of the earliest writers of the particular Baptist persuasion.

This does not mean that I am not going to quote Paedobaptist writers or refer you to their works, but seeing that this blog is aimed at Reformed Baptist doctrines, then I wanted to provide my readers with quotes, articles, and books that will show them what the earlier fathers of Baptist doctrines taught.

I hope you enjoy.

God bless,

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.

Imputed Righteousness without Works

This article is a little lengthy, but if someone really wanted to understand this doctrine of imputed righteousness, then he will take the time to read this.

I leave you with this article:

The Doctrine of Imputed Righteousness without Works Asserted and Proved by John Gill

This Epistle is written on purpose to state, explain, and vindicate, the doctrine of a sinner’s justification before God, by the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. In order to which, the Apostle takes up his two first chapters, and part of the third, in proving, that both Jews and Gentiles are under sin, that they have by sinning broke the law of God, and so are become liable to its curses and condemnation, and therefore cannot be justified in the sight of God, by their obedience to it; and then strongly and justly concludes, that a man is justified by faith, in the imputed righteousness of Christ, without the deeds of the law. This doctrine he confirms in the beginning of this chapter, by instances of two of the greatest men, for religion and godliness, that ever were in the Jewish nation. The one is Abraham, who was the friend of God, and the father of the faithful, and yet he was not justified before God by his works; for what saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness, in verse 3. The other is David, a man after God’s own heart, raised up by the Lord to fulfill all his will. Who yet was so far from trusting to, or depending upon his own righteousness, for justification, that he wholly places the happiness of men, and so unquestionably his own, in a righteousness imputed to him by God, without works, as in the words I have read unto you. In speaking to which, I shall,

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