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Amazing Free Grace Protestant Christian Resources! Specially chosen to help bring JEHOVAH’s Gospel Message of Free Grace & Salvation from Sin, and Death, and the Coming Judicial Condemnation of Eternity in Hell… to YOU… and to all other newcomers to the Calvinist Protestant Christian faith … while intellectually strengthening and spiritually enlightening the hearts and minds of God’s New Testament Israel… made possible by the grace of Predestination and Eternal Election by the Father, the Atoning Blood Sacrifice of the Son, and the Effectual Calling of the Holy Spirit. (As you can see, all three Persons of the Trinity and Godhead are active in the saving of a man’s soul from the eternal condemnation of his sins in Hell. For more in-depth insights into the Trinitarian Being of our great Triune JEHOVAH, click the link above.)
RESOURCE #1: As soon as you can swing it, go online and buy yourself a GIANT PRINT King James Bible (preferably with book tabs). A GIANT PRINT edition of the King James Version is the best way for you to see … and feel … the sharp, quick, jack hammer-like jabs and blows of God’s pure, inerrant, infallible Word — coming straight at your face like a cannon ball. It also has the advantage of being the most faithful and accurate English translation.
“When we come to the King James Bible, we are blessed to discover God’s message preserved as clearly as ever. If a critic of the Authorized Version complains to you about the archaic, Elizabethan English, just ask him to read 1st John 5:12 — ‘He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son hath not life.’ The eternal destiny of all mankind will one day be determined by those nineteen, one-syllable words. How much plainer can you get?”
– William P. Grady From his book, Final Authority
RESOURCE #2: http://www.trinityfoundation.org — A near endless GOLD MINE of accurate Calvinist Protestant Bible doctrine. Want to get a true, comprehensive definition of biblical Christianity? Well, you should, for two simple reasons. First, because, from Genesis to Revelation, THE WHOLE BIBLE IS CHRISTIANITY. Second, for the sake of the salvation of your own immortal soul (as well as the eternal destiny of the souls of your friends and loved ones).
Here’s how: Click open the tab listed “MP3 Download Lectures”, scroll down to Collection 10, “Christian Theology.” Then … download Dr. Gordon Clark’s audio book, What Do Presbyterians Believe? A FREE 12-hour exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith, the greatest of all Protestant Christian creeds! Here you will find a rock-solid, intellectually satisfying (and fascinating) exposition of ALL the major doctrines of JEHOVAH’s pure, infallible Word, the 66 Books of the Bible (King James Version best) — by the late great Dr. Gordon Clark, a man whom Dr. John Robbins said had perhaps the greatest Christian mind since the great Protestant Reformer, John Calvin.
In addition, you will want to explore their FREE lectures exposing the soul-damning “teachings” and lies of Roman Catholicism (the Bible calls them doctrines of demons – see 1st Timothy 3: 1-4), not to mention their extremely insightful lectures on logic, Christian apologetics, Biblical economics (i.e., free market CAPITALISM), and much, Much MORE!
Finally … you’ll want to check out the free audio lectures and writings of the late Dr. John Robbins himself, the founder of Trinity Foundation and the man I think of as being the William F. Buckley of Protestantism!
This site ALONE will provide you with more valuable information (far more valuable) than anything you could ever learn at secular humanist Harvard University… or a thousand and one other so-called institutions of “higher learning.”
(My friend, if you doubt me on this, just read … and think about… the amazing — yes, the ASTOUNDING words of the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternally begotten Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, and Israel’s long-awaited Messiah, to your right. Let’s face it. Logically, these words are either 100% true — in fact, Gospel truth — or 100% B.S. Now, if we DO indeed come to decide that these words of Christ ARE true (which, of course, they are), then we’d better start applying them to our lives. Fast! Don’t you think? And no, I am NOT denigrating the value of educating yourself. In fact, we should all work and strive to learn something new, each and every day. However, ALL human knowledge… science … wisdom… and philosophy MUST be subservient to (and therefore often be rejected outright) Holy Spirit-inspired, SUPERNATURALLY REVEALED HOLY WRIT — the 66 Books of the King James Bible.)
“And when he had called the people unto him, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will shall save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
Mark 8: 34-38
RESOURCE #3: http://www.spurgeongems.org — Thousands of free, beautifully formatted PDF sermons (and books) by the Calvinist Baptist “Prince of Preachers” … that Shakespeare of Protestantism … that spiritual GIANT and staunch defender of the doctrines of grace (i.e., Calvinism) … the late great Charles Spurgeon! (This site ALONE will provide you with better and far more valuable intellectual insights and useful knowledge than the curriculum contents of ANY college or university in the world, bar none.)
“You do not love the Lord at all unless you love the souls of others.”
“Free will carried many a soul to Hell, but never a soul to Heaven.”
“If you are eager for real joy, I am persuaded that no joy of growing wealthy, no joy of increasing knowledge, no joy of influence over your fellow creatures, no joy of any other sort, can ever compare of saving a soul from Death.”
“Calvinism is the Gospel and nothing else.”
“Men may change their churches and only change their refuge of lies. But if they come to Christ, whatever church they are in, if they have found him and are trusting in Him alone, their peace will be like a river and their righteousness as the waves of the sea.”
“It is better to preach five words of God’s Word than five million words of man’s wisdom.”
– Charles Spurgeon
“Somebody believes in free will. Many dream of free will. Free will. Where is that to be found? Once there was free will in the garden of Eden, and a terrible mess free will made there. It spoiled all Paradise and turned Adam out of the garden. Free will was once in Heaven, but it turned the glorious archangel out, and a third part of of the stars of Heaven fell into the abyss. Yet, some boast of free will. I wonder whether those who believe in it have any more power over peoples’ wills than I have. I know that I have none. I find the old proverb very true, “One man can bring a horse to water, but a hundred cannot make him drink.” I do not think any man has power over his fellow creature’s will; I know only the Spirit of God does.”
– Charles Spurgeon
“The Holy Spirit is our faithful Comforter. Love sometimes proves unfaithful. Far more bitter than the gall of bitterness is to have a friend turn from me in my distress. Oh, woe of woes to have one who loves me in my prosperity forsake me in the dark day of my trouble. God’s Spirit is not like this. He ever loves, and He loves to the end. Trust Him. Maybe a little while ago you found the sweet, loving Comforter, and you obtained relief from Him. When others failed you, He sheltered you in His bosom and carried you in His arms. Oh, why distrust Him now? Away with your fears. He is your faithful Comforter. You may say, “But I have sinned.” So you have, but sin cannot sever you from His love; He still loves you. Do not think that the scars of your old sins have marred your beauty or that He loves you less because of that blemish. He loved you when He foreknew your sin, and He does not love you any less now. Come to Him in all boldness of faith, and tell Him that you are sorry that you grieved Him. He will forget your wandering and will receive you again. The kisses of His love will be bestowed on you, and the arms of His grace will embrace you. He is faithful, so trust Him. He will never deceive you. He will never leave you. How wise a comforter is the Holy Spirit. Job had comforters, and I think he spoke the truth when he said, “Miserable comforters are ye all.” (Job 16:2) Did people not comprehend his grief and sorrow? They thought that he was not really a child of God. They thought that he was self-righteous, and they gave him the wrong treatment. Remember, you never have to send for Him. Your Comforter is always near you, and when you need comfort in your distress, the Word is near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart. (see Romans 10:8) He is an ever-present help in times of trouble.” (See Psalm 46:1) – Charles Spurgeon
“It must have been sweet to have lived with Christ. Sorrows were masked joys because they presented an opportunity to go to Jesus to have them removed. Oh, if only we could have placed our weary heads upon Jesus’ chest and our births had been in that happy era when we might have heard his kind voice and seen His kind look as He said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) When He was about to die, great prophecies and great purposes were to be fulfilled. Jesus had to go. He had to suffer so that He could be our redemption from sin. He had to slumber in the dust awhile so that He might perfume the chamber of the grave. His resurrection took place so that one day, we, the dead in Christ, might rise first and stand in glorious bodies upon the earth. “He ascended up on high” so that He might make “captivity captive.” (Psalm 68:18; Ephesians 4:8) He chained the fiends of Hell, lashing them to His chariot wheels and dragging them upon Heaven’s hill. This was to make them feel a second overthrow from his right arm when He dashed them from the pinnacles of Heaven down to deeper depths beneath.” – Charles Spurgeon
RESOURCE #4: http://www.sermonaudio.com — Absolutely your best source for FREE, biblical, downloadable MP3 sermons. Highly recommended cream of the cream Reformed Protestant (i.e., Calvinist) preachers are: Edward Donnelly, Brian Schwertley, Maurice Roberts, John Greer, David Silversides, Joel Beeke, W.J. Mencarow, Stephen Hamilton, G.I. Williamson, William Macleod, James White, Ken Ham (who does a good job debunking the myths and lies of “evolution”, and takes on all comers to boot), Richard Goswiller, Lloyd Sterrett, Matt Truhella, Louis Berkof, John Greer, Kevin McLeod, John MacArthur, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon … and … that courageous, tenacious, unyielding Pitbull of Apostolic Biblical Christianity (i.e., the doctrines of grace held by God’s New Covenant Israel, which can ONLY be found in the teachings of classic, biblical, Calvinistic Protestantism) … Ian Paisley!
A VALUABLE BONUS TOOL
Listed on Sermonaudio’s landing page, on the left hand side just below the header, is a church finder search bar. True, odds will be 100-to-1 (maybe more) against your finding a faithful Reformed (i.e., Calvinist and Confessional), Psalm-singing church (in other words, a church that worships JEHOVAH His way), but, it is a good place to start.
Also, keep something in mind: there really is no such thing as the perfect church, as Christ’s blood-bought-and-paid-for-church is made up of fallen sinners — men, women and covenant children who have been saved by Grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ… ALONE.
(Though, in truth, that is still no excuse for pastors and elders to lead their congregations in corrupt, unwarranted, non-Biblical, kumbaya-style “worship” rituals and practices — i.e., rock bands, female “pastors”, uninspired hymns, Romish priestly garbs, Lent, Popish “holidays”, slide projectors, choirs, puppet shows, skits, speaking in tongues, and all other such kinds of man-made, non-Biblical trash.)
One more thing. Though Sermonaudio.com gives you free and immediate access to the best preachers and sermons the world over (once again, see above listed names), still, there’s no place for lone rangers in God’s kingdom. If you have put your faith in the blood atonement of Israel’s Messiah the Lord Jesus Christ, then you need to unite yourself with a Bible-believing Christian church (preferably Reformed and Confessional) … as soon as you can find a good one. My friend, DO NOT dilly-dally. To remain apart from membership in Christ’s visible church is a very bad place to be. No, church membership won’t save you. But, it is a vital means of grace for the salvation of your immortal soul, and it is the place where we are commanded to publicly worship our Triune JEHOVAH — in Spirit and in Truth (see John 4:23), i.e., HIS way! — on His ordained Sunday Lord’s Day Sabbath.
Just type in your zip code or town and state.
“Who his own self bare in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” 1st Peter 2: 24
“And almost all things by the law are purged with blood; AND WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION.” Hebrews 9: 22
“The most significant and appalling demonstration of God’s holiness that the universe ever beheld, infinitely distancing and transcending every other — is the sufferings and death of His only and beloved Son! The cross of Calvary exhibits God’s hatred and punishment of sin in a way and to an extent which the annihilation of millions of worlds, swept from the universe by the broom of His wrath, could never have done!”
– Octavius Winslow
“For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: AND WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD, I WILL PASS OVER YOU, and the plague shall not be upon you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” Exodus 12:12-13
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: FOR IT IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKETH AN ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL.” Leviticus 17:11
“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ… This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST CLEANSETH US FROM ALL SIN.”
1st John 1:3-7
“But we are not of them that draw back to perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
– Hebrews 10:39
RESOURCE #5: http://www.reformedonline.com — This is the web site of Pastor Brian Schwertley, the man I call the Jack Dempsey (a.k.a. The Manassa Mauler) of Reformed Protestant preachers. Like most of the cream of the cream preachers listed at sermonaudio.com, Pastor Schwertley strictly holds to Exclusive Psalmody and the Regulative Principle of Worship and therefore should be seen (and he actually is) as an influential leader in intellectual thought governing the faithful remnant of JEHOVAH’s New Testament Israel. In fact, ALL New Testament churches should govern their worship practices in strict observance of God’s clearly revealed Regulative (or Puritan) Principle of Worship. Logically, they should therefore also tenaciously hold to Exclusive Psalmody. (Or, at the very least, sing some of JEHOVAH’s Holy Spirit-inspired Psalms during weekly Sunday Sabbath worship services. The fact that 99% of so-called “Christian” churches throughout America do not, is but one of several reasons why much of Christ’s church has become completely feminized and ineffectual. The salt has indeed lost its savor and is therefore good for nothing but to be trodden under foot of men (Matthew 5:13). Is it any wonder why most men would rather watch football or play golf on JEHOVAH’s New Testament Sunday Sabbath? Can you really blame them? Is it any wonder why over 50 million babies have been butchered in the womb in what was once previously a God-fearing Protestant nation? … or that the “American” people are now embracing the false god of statist socialism … or that homosexuals now have the “right” to get “married”, in clear and perilous defiance of JEHOVAH’s holy, universal and unalterable laws? To most people’s way of thinking (justifiably), what’s the point, after all, of wasting valuable time attending a fake, man-centered, kumbaya-style “worship” service? God’s Regulative Principle put into effect would give no man ANY excuse for not showing up to church on Sundays … to thoughtfully and reverently and joyfully worship Jehovah … HIS WAY! This site ALONE will give you more amazing and soul-thrilling insights into God’s universe and the meaning of life than any four-year curriculum at any college or university in the country. WARNING: Pastor Schwertley does NOT pull punches. You’ll find nothing politically correct in any of his hundreds of valuable and insightful sermons on God’s pure Word, which is exactly how it should be.
“The men of Israel wanted Gideon to be king and establish a dynasty because of the great victories that occurred under his judgeship. They did not focus on the fact that Jehovah, not Gideon, is the one who destroyed their enemies. They were placing their faith in state power instead of God’s power. This revealed they held to a humanistic concept of politics and were turning from a biblical theocracy toward humanistic statism. Gideon had the good sense to reject their offer. This passage, by way of application, teaches us that the biblical concept of theocracy unites Jehovah’s role as Savior and as King. The Lord delivers and the Lord rules those He delivers. He expects those whom He delivers to live happily and contently under His rule. Israel was delivered from Egypt in order to receive God’s law-word as the rule for personal, family and national behavior. The salvation and rule of God come together in the covenant. Salvation is for the purpose of the establishment of godly rule on planet earth. Just as one cannot separate Christ as Savior from Christ as Lord on a personal level, one cannot separate Jesus as deliverer and as ruler on a national level. To reject theocracy on a national level is to reject both the Lordship of Christ and His redemptive role as well. It is an invitation to national catastrophe and destruction.”
– Pastor Brian Schwertley
RESOURCE #6: http://www.gracegems.org — Daily quick sermon audio clips and choice snippets from the writings of such Puritan giants as Octavius Winslow, John Newton (the former slave runner turned Calvinist Protestant preacher and composer of the classic Christian hymn, Amazing Grace), J.C. Ryle, James Smith, Thomas Brooks, A.W. Pink, J.R. Miller, Charles Spurgeon, and many, Many MORE!
“The field of Christianity is the world. The Christian cannot be satisfied so long as any human activity is either opposed to Christianity of out of all connection with Christianity. Christianity must pervade not merely all nations, but also all of human thought… The Kingdom must be advanced not merely extensively, but also intensively. The Church must seek to conquer not merely every man for Christ, but also the whole man.”
– J. Gresham Machen
RESOURCE #7: http://www.chapellibrary.org This is the web site for Chapel Library, probably THE BEST source on the entire planet for faithful Reformed (i.e. Calvinist) literature, tracts and booklets. The good folks at Chapel Library are dead SERIOUS about taking Christ’s Great Commission to heart, and they prove it in a number of ways. Take, for example, their Prison Ministry. Each and every month, these faithful servants of JEHOVAH mail out good Reformed literature to hundreds of men and women whose lives have been destroyed by sin, but who now have new HOPE and life in Christ because they have come to believe in God’s Gospel of Grace for fallen, sin-cursed mankind. But, aside from that, there are tons of OTHER resources that every evangelical church worth its salt should covet having.
For example, FAITHFUL (to Christ’s Great Commission) evangelical Protestant churches will want to stock their evangelical tract racks with tracts, booklets and literature from Chapel Library. And every God-fearing father and mother will want to order J.C. Ryle’s MASTERPIECE, Thoughts For Young Men, for the boys and young men in their families … and that little pink red gem of a tract, Young Women and Discretion, for their little girls and young ladies. (Heck. This little tract is GREAT for ALL women of every age, for it offers a Biblical view of how women can achieve a happy and satisfying and meaningful life… while avoiding the pitfalls of sin … in direct contradiction to America’s satanic, corrupt, Vanity Fair “culture”.) And because your soul is priceless, the EDUCATION you will get from the material this site provides will far surpass in practical value (for both you and your family) any amount of secular humanist knowledge you could ever get at Harvard … or even all the Ivy’s combined! Now, because this site is meant primarily for Jewish people in search of their Messiah, I can’t recommend too highly one tract and one booklet published by Chapel Library. The tract is called “The Blood of Jesus – Our Only Ground of Peace With God”. It was written by Puritan William Reid (1814-1896), and it thoroughly proves that the blood sprinkled upon the doorposts at the central event in Jewish history — the Passover, when the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt — typified, and was symbolic of, the blood atonement of Christ at Calvary’s cross.
My next recommendation for my beloved Jewish friends would be the booklet entitled “Charlie Coulson – The Drummer Boy”, written by Dr. Max L. Rossvally. This is the amazing, soul-stirring story and biography of how Dr. Max Rossvally — previously a Christ-despising Jewish man — came to saving faith in Jesus his Messiah through the witness of a young dying Union Army drummer boy he had operated on during America’s Civil War. Listen, my beloved Jewish friend. You can read Dr. Rossvally’s powerful testimony TODAY! Simply type the title into their search bar and click the “read” format … or simply download the PDF file to your computer. Once you’ve done that, you might want to order both the tract and the booklet, in paper format, for you and your friends and your loved ones. (Truth be told, although I am not a particularly emotional man, every time I read this story it still brings tears to my eyes. So… you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this fascinating true story of a patriotic Jewish American’s long journey to saving faith in the One, true, Triune God of Scripture!)
Other evangelical tracts I would highly recommend are 7 Keys For Finding God And Escaping Eternity In Hell … and… Are You Born Again? Ask the nice people at Chapel Library to mail you their extensive tract and booklet catalog. And if you can swing it, please send these faithful servants of Christ a generous donation so that their great work of evangelism to poor lost souls can continue on an even larger scale!
P.S. Here’s a terrific, FREE spiritual BONUS you can find at this Reformed site: Up in the header section (top of the page), you’ll find an Audio/Video tab. Click that and scroll down toward the bottom of the page. What you’ll find listed are MP3 audio sermons by the late great Charles Spurgeon (the man I think of as being the Shakespeare of Protestantism – he was truly a genius). Three C.H. Spurgeon sermons I would recommend for you right off the bat are: (1. The Blood, (2. A Blow At Self Righteousness, and (3. The Call of Abraham.
RESOURCE #8: Here’s a basic lesson on “home economics” that ought to be taught to every member of the U.S. Congress. And maybe it needs to be taught to you too. My recommendation is simple: read this for yourself… and then… print out a copy of Not Yours To Give and mail it to your U.S. Congressman, along with a note urging him to read it. (It would also be a good thing if the JEHOVAH-hating, socialist members of America’s so-called U.S. “Supreme” Court read this too.) One of the underlying themes of this site (fully warranted from God’s pure and perfect Word, the 66 books of the King James Bible) is that liberalism… basically… is mind-blighting, soul-damning insanity. (A plain and simple, self-evident fact but one all liberals are too blind to see.) One diabolical form of liberalism is socialism, which is a sinful form of government and totally contrary to God’s Word and the U.S. Constitution. (Socialism is Satan’s instituted system and form of government because it fashions governments into totalitarian, Christ-hating gods; all of its advocates and adherents, unless they repent, will follow Satan down into Hell.) As of the time of this writing (January, 2020), America is now over $23 TRILLION in debt and counting. (Actually, when you add in all the unfunded liabilities, it’s much, MUCH higher.) But, if every U.S. congressman, in years gone by, had the integrity and wisdom of Davy Crockett (which, of course, few, if any today, do), America wouldn’t be the rotting, debt-laden sinking ship it has now become. Yes, had America not departed from its Protestant roots… had Christ the Son of God and Israel’s Messiah been rightly recognized as our nation’s Ruler and King… had JEHOVAH’s Ten Commandments remained prominently displayed in every city and country classroom (and courtroom) in the country, America would have remained the manufacturing capital of the world, and it wouldn’t cost a young couple an arm and a leg to buy a house. We’d still be on the gold standard, young people wouldn’t be committing suicide in such high numbers, and murderers and rapists (if found guilty) would all be quickly executed. America’s prison population would likely only be 1/50th the size it now is, if that. (The horrific, life-destroying crimes they did would never have been committed. And think of all the children and wives who’d have had hard-working fathers and husbands at home, instead of being away doing hard time.) And… with the full realization that the Tree of Liberty only takes root and grows in PROTESTANT SOIL, the American people could have avoided sacrificing its sons, in combat, on the alter of the false god of “Democracy”. But liberals, infected as they are with the soul-damning insanity of liberalism (in varying depths and degrees), all mistakenly (and foolishly) think they’re smarter and wiser than our great Lord JEHOVAH — the Creator of the universe — Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Simplistic, you say? True; these are simple truths. Truths, in fact, no more complex than JEHOVAH’s Ten Commandments — the holy, inflexible standard by which you will be judged on Judgment Day. (Better make sure your sins have been covered by the blood of Jesus, your ONLY ground and hope of having peace with God (including peace of mind). Here’s the link to this timeless excerpt from a book by none other than America’s legendary frontiersman, Davy Crockett. It’s called Not Yours To Give.
RESOURCE #9: Voicesforchrist.org offers you a huge selection of thousands of sermons from hundreds of different Christian ministers and preachers, most of whom I have never heard of before. I found this site while searching for the sermons of the late great Donald Grey Barnhouse, whose Christian radio broadcasts I would highly recommend to your hearing. Here’s a “sampler” of Dr. Barnhouse’s truly outstanding radio sermons. It’s entitled A Call To Holy Living. I would also recommend A Reprobate Mind.
“So completely was Jesus bent upon saving sinners by the sacrifice of Himself, He created the tree upon which He was to die, and nurtured from infancy the men who were to nail Him to the accursed wood.”