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John Bunyan – Jesus Is The Virgin’s Son

4 Dec


14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. – Isaiah 7:14 ESV.

This woman must be a virgin (Isa 7:14) where it is said, ‘A virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Imanuel.’ And Jesus is he that was the fulfilling of this scripture (Matt 1:22, 23), ‘Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call his name Imanuel.’

~John Bunyan~

The Works of John Bunyan Vol. 2: Some Gospel Truths Opened (Edinburgh, London; Banner of Truth, 2009) p. 144

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The Old Guys Book Giveaway!

6 Mar

Starting today and ending this Friday, March 9th any who wish will have the opportunity to win a copy of a book written by one of the old guys! We hope to have these giveaways from time to time and our desire is that this will help someone have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific work by one of our beloved old guys.

The Author:
John Bunyan

The Book:
Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ

“Of all John Bunyan’s writings, this book most fully expresses his delight and joy in the free and gracious welcome given to sinners by Jesus Christ.” – Publisher

WTS Books describes the book this way:

“It is a thorough exposition of John 6:37: All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. Bunyan not only explains the meaning of the terms used in the text, but also labours to remove the doubts and difficulties of sinners and backsliders in their approach to Christ.

This work could be said to have given rise indirectly to the modern missionary movement, since it strongly influenced Andrew Fuller, the first secretary of the pioneering Baptist Missionary Society, and helped him to set his denomination free from the grip of hyper-Calvinism. It is a Christian classic that deserves a wide modern readership. ”

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John Bunyan – God to the Christian

20 Feb

Sinner, thou thinkest that because of thy sins and infirmities I cannot save thy soul, but behold my Son is by me, and upon him I look; and not on thee, and will deal with thee according as I am pleased with him.

~John Bunyan~

The Works of John Bunyan Vol. 1: Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (Edinburgh, Scotland; Banner of Truth Trust, 1991) No. 258

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John Bunyan – Whose Righteousness Allows Us to Stand Before God?

9 Feb

That this righteousness [the imputed righteousness of Christ] still resides in and with the person of Christ, even then when we stand just before God thereby, is clear, for that we are said, when justified, to be justified ‘in him.’ ‘In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified.’ And again, ‘Surely, shall one say, In the Lord have I righteousness,’ &c. (Isa 45:24,25). And again, ‘But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us – righteousness’ (1 Cor 1:30). Mark, the righteousness is still ‘in him,’ not ‘in us,’ even then when we are made partakers of the benefit of it; even as the wing and feathers still abide in the hen when the chickens are covered, kept, and warmed thereby. For as my doings, though my children are fed and clothed thereby, are still my doings, not theirs; so the righteousness wherewith we stand just before God from the curse, still resides in Christ, not in us. Our sins, when laid upon Christ, were yet personally ours, not his; so his righteousness, when put upon us, is yet personally his, not ours. What is it, then? Why, ‘he was made to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of 3 God in him’ (2 Cor 5:21).

~John Bunyan~

The Works of John Bunyan Vol. 1: Justification by An Imputed Righteousness (Edinburgh, Scotland; Banner of Truth Trust, 1991)

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Book of the Week – The Pilgrim’s Progress

16 Jan

John Bunyan’s: The Pilgrim’s Progress

“This classic has refreshed my spirit time and again when my soul has longed for Christ-centered guidance through a maze of modern detours and diversions.” – Joni Eareckson Tada

Here is a brief review of the book by Elise Fitzpatrick:

“The longer I journey through our dear Immanuel’s land, the more grateful I am for John Bunyan’s ‘dream’ and the cruel imprisonment that occasioned it. What a gift weary travelers have been given in this precious, timeless classic-and what beauty, insight, and encouragement was borne out of his suffering! Unafraid to challenge the outward trials of moralism, materialism, and persecution, humble enough to confess his own doubts and despair, Bunyan leads us on our way to the Celestial City we long to see.”

Here is what the publisher has to say:

“For more than three centuries both Christians and non-Christians, young and old, have been fascinated by the characters and story of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World to That Which Is to Come-regarded as one of the most significant works of English literature. While keeping the dignity and beauty of Bunyan’s language, editor C. J. Lovik has updated words and phrases for today’s readers.

This deluxe edition of Pilgrim’s Progress, brought to life in forty all-new, full-page, color illustrations by award-winning illustrator Mike Wimmer, takes readers on a visually stunning journey with protagonist Christian as he seeks the Celestial City. Along the way, readers encounter Evangelist, Mr. Worldly Wisdom, the Interpreter, Hypocrisy, Watchful, Faithful, Talkative, Hopeful, Ignorance, and others. Through word and picture, readers will better understand the obstacles and encouragements they will face as they live out the Christian life this side of heaven.”

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