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The Puritan Hard-Drive emails come like clock work

Many here have probably read of the ordeal that I went through with the Puritan Hard-drive from SWRB. Many here probably are aware that SWRB has an entire page up against my critique of the Puritan-Hard. This page makes false accusations against me and does not tell the truth concerning what transpired concerning my purchase of the drive.

With all that aside, I would like to ask SWRB why I now get emails which advertise this drive? I mean, once I called and had them go ahead and charge my credit card with the remaining amount I owed, the emails stopped. I did not receive anymore emails about the progress of this drive. (I was set up on a payment plan and paid so much a month. I called and had them go ahead and charge me for the remaining balance).

Beginning a few weeks ago, the emails started coming regularly into my inbox concerning the supposedly so-called super-sale which SWRB has going on concerning this drive. I get at least one, sometimes more, emails a day concerning this so-called super-sale.

Did my name make it back to the email list because SWRB is now struggling trying to get someone to purchase this drive? Who knows? Maybe they have had a down fall in sales.

I would not be surprised if this is the case. I mean who wants to buy a drive which contains pdf’s that are hard to read? (These are scanned files of old books, which they now claim can be searched) Who wants to buy a drive which contains only a little over 2000 pdf’s and 10,000 plus mp3’s? (A lot of the mp3’s are by the same so-called minsters, who are biased against any other viewpoint, except The Covenanter way of interpretating the scriptures).

If anyone is interested in seeing what is on this drive or interested in viewing the poor quality of pdf’s on it, then just check out the links below.

Purtian Hard-drive Critque Pt 1 (A pdf explaining what went on with my purchase of the drive)

Purtian Hard-drive Critque Pt 2 (A pdf explaining what went on with my purchase of the drive)

Sample page (A Pdf sample page which shows the poor quality of books which you will receive if you purchase this drive)

Puritan Hard-drive Critique (A webpage listing all the Pdf’s on the drive and proving that there are absolutely no books on this drive that are particularly Reformed Baptist and certainly there are not 2300 plus Reformed Baptist files on this drive)

Updated Links: Reformed Baptist and Particular Baptist Links

Over the past year, I have been away from my home and thus, away from my blog. During that time I have received countless emails, from those who follow my blog and website, of which have notified me that many links were broken on my sites. I am putting this post out today to let everyone know that all links, except for the Free Ebooks Page (1), have been fixed or deleted. Those links that were deleted will be discussed below.

Sometimes in life a man must make a decision that will cause him to leave the comforts of his home, in order to better provide for his family. When a job plays out, a job which a man has been used to doing for many years, a man must seek out a job that will make him valuable in other fields of industry. That being said, I chose to go back to driving a big rig or tractor trailer for a year. Now mind you, I had not driven a big rig in 17 years however, I knew that a shortage in this industry would readily provide me with a job and after a year would make me valuable as a local driver. I have driven all over the United States in the last year. I have been in California, Washington, Massachusetts, and Florida; from one corner of the US to another. I have endured: driving in extreme weather conditions, loneliness, being away from family, missing birthdays and holidays, and being away from what I enjoy most; namely: studying theology and updating my blog and website. I have missed interacting with those, with whom I have had discussions concerning theology on the internet. So that being said, I am now back at home and seeking that local driving position. I am asking everyone to be in prayer for me that I will find a local driving job that will provide for my family and allow me to get back to studying the things of God.

Deleted Links

When I left a year ago Reformed Baptists were making strides in recovering a covenantal heritage which had been obscured or lost over time. Articles were being written, sermons preached, and Ebooks made available online, which defended what we believe, concerning faith and practice of that faith within the local Church. Articles which defended believers-only-baptism and that showed infant baptism to be an erroneous position not supported by scripture were only a click away. Sadly, this is not now the case.

I have links on my website from Reformed paedobaptists. Also on my Apologetics page I have links from Catholic Apologists(2) that defend God’s existence. These links, for the most part, were still working and have not been deleted. However, among my Particular Baptists brethren, things have changed quite a bit within a year.

Reformed Baptist, Particular Baptist, Sovereign Grace Baptist (5 Point Baptist those called Calvinistic Baptist) and Primitive Baptist links no longer work. (From now on I will just use the term Particular Baptist because all these branches, of what is known as Baptist, have this doctrine in common; although not all adhere to covenant theology). Articles that argued from a covenantal Baptist position or articles which proved infant baptism to be an erroneous position, not supported by scripture, have disappeared. Some articles which can be found with a search of the internet are no longer free, but one must buy some book in order to gain access to these materials. I am not saying that just articles have disappeared, whole websites which have been up and running for years, of which had free Ebooks from Spurgeon, Pink, Gill, etc… have completely shut down. Blogs that I followed which supported and defended the Particular Baptist position have been deleted. So you will notice, on my sidebar to the right, that my Blog Roll has decreased drastically.

What caused these blogs and websites to completely shut down or what caused articles to be taken down and concealed inside books that require a reader to purchase them? I do not know. Did someone at the top of the ladder fall into sin and have to be disciplined? Did a huge controversy over doctrine breakout in the Particular Baptist movement? At the present time, I have no answers.

The large majority of books or articles, which I thought defended our positions concerning doctrine, I possess within my own personal library. Even though I have much space within my own website to upload these materials, nevertheless to keep from infringing on copyrights, I had no choice but to remove the broken links and just allow what remains on my sites to suffice any student of theology.

So to close, I welcome everyone back to my sites, as the links have been restored or deleted.

God bless,

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.

(1) The Free Ebooks page links will be fixed within the next few weeks. I appreciate your patience.

(2) I can hear the critics now. You mean you provide links to Roman Catholic Apologists? Yes, I most certainly do. Most of them defend a Christian worldview from a Classical Apologetics position and have some good articles against: moral relativism, the problem of evil, atheism and the defense of God’s existence, etc… Someone might say, “Well Classical Apologetics is not a good or true apologetic methodology for defending the Christian worldview.” However, this is an in-house debate, even among Protestants themselves. There is not a mutual agreement among Protestant theologians concerning epistemology.

As a disclaimer: Every link on my site is not there because I agree with every position that the writer of the article holds, but is there to provide a student of theology access to topics which will increase his knowledge in all areas of theology. For instance: On my Baptismal Debates Page, I have articles linked which defend a credo-Baptist position. I also have articles linked which either critic the credo-Baptist position or that defend a paedo-baptist position. The reason being, is that a student of theology can read both sides of the argument and decide for himself which position he will take. About 6 months after I came to the knowledge of Calvinism, I made an appointment with a PCA Pastor and questioned him concerning what I was learning. I wanted to make sure that I had a right understanding of the doctrines of grace. This Pastor did not rail on me and tell me that his position was the correct one concerning all that he believed, but instead encouraged me to keep studying and told me that I needed to study baptism and church government and decide whether or not I was going to hold to credo-baptism and congregationalism or whether I was going to hold to paedo-baptism and a Presbyterian form of church government.(a) So I studied both sides of the doctrinal positions and came to a point where I decided that the Reformed Baptist position was the correct one.

(a) The advise of this PCA Pastor was unlike that of the Pentecostal Pastor I sat under after I first got saved. The Pentecostal Pastor I sat under, after I first got saved, was adamant in stating that if I did not hold to every doctrine he does or if I did not interpret every scripture as he does, then I was a heretic. This is brainwashing and was not the signs of a true Pastor of a Church, but instead was the signs of a cult. I have come to realize, through study, that he was holding heretical positions. He even thinks that Martin Luther was wrong concerning being saved by faith alone. He believes, as Roman Catholics do, that salvation is through faith plus works. That was straight out of his mouth.

Baptist Covenant Theology – Study Day

walker_smallAs part of our ongoing programme of lectures in the field of ecclesiology, we’re delighted to welcome Jeremy Walker to lead a Study Day on Baptist views of covenant. Jeremy is co-pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church and author of a number of books on pastoral ministry and the Christian life.

The Study Day will take place on Monday 23rd November, at LTS, from 10am to 4pm. It is aimed primarily at men in ministry or training for ministry, from a Baptistic perspective. Some prior reading (from a list provided on booking) is advisable to get the most out of the day.

Prior booking is essential – please email registrar@ltslondon.org. The cost for the day is £5, payable on the day. Please bring your own lunch.

 

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The 1689 Baptist Confession: Its Purpose and Theology

October 15, 2015 2 comments

by Bob Gonzales

The confessional standard of the seminary I serve is the Second London Baptist Confession, a.k.a., the 1689 Baptist Confession. In the two lectures below, Dr. Michael Haykin, one of our seminary lecturers and the Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, looks at purpose and theology of the Confession. What were some of the historical factors that motivated 17th century Particular Baptists to draft and, later, adopt the Confession in 1689? And what are some of the unique theological contributions that distinguish the 2LCF? Watch the videos or download the audios and learn. Also note that these lectures form part of the curriculum for the seminary’s course HT 501 Creeds & Confessions, which you may audit here.

 

 

 

 

 

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2015 Founders Conference Now Online

The Distinctives of Baptist Covenant Theology

SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2015

2015 Founders Conference on SermonAudio.com


Psalm 32 Devotional by Jarrett Downs

What Does it Mean to be Baptist and Reformed? by Rev. Fred Malone

The Relationship of the Covenant of Grace to the Old Covenant by Pascal Denault

Hebrews 8 and the New Covenant by Jeffrey D. Johnson

The Relationship of the Covenant of Grace to the New Covenant by Pascal Denault

Contemporary Challenges by Jeffrey D. Johnson

Q and A by Various Speakers

Implications of Covenant Theology by Jeffrey D. Johnson

Galatians 4:21-31 by Pascal Denault

Hosted by: Heritage Baptist Church, Mansfield, Texas

Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastor’s Conference 2013 & 2014

February 2, 2015 5 comments

Conference Audio

SCRBPC 2013 on SermonAudio

1.Lecture 1: Christology and the Letter to Laodicea Dr. Gregory Beale
2.Lecture 2: Christology and the Doctrine of Inerrancy Dr. Gregory Beale
3.Lecture 3: Symbolism and Interpretation in Revelation Dr. Gregory Beale
4.Lecture 4: A Test Case in Symbolic Interpretation Dr. Gregory Beale
5.Lecture 5: Theology on Target: The Scope of the Whole James M. Renihan
6.Lecture 6: Christ as the Scope of Scripture Richard Barcellos

SCRBPC 2014 on SermonAudio

1.Lecture 1: The Importance of Scripture Dr Carl R. Trueman
2.Lecture 2: The Inspiration of Scripture Dr Carl R. Trueman
3. From the Garden to the Covenant of Works Richard Barcellos
4.Lecture 3: The Clarity of Scripture Dr Carl R. Trueman
5.Lecture 4: A Reformation Theology of Preaching Dr Carl R. Trueman
6.Sufficient, Certain, and Infallible James M. Renihan

Are You a True Jew?

November 25, 2014 1 comment

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