Flee Also the Lusts of Youth, Take Heed to Your Youth, That You Be Not Carried Away By Sexual Sins by Robert Bruce (Free MP3)
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. - 2 Timothy 2:22 (KJV)
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. - Romans 6:12 (KJV)
The Sexual Revolution is a Fraud (Lust, Free Love/Sex, AIDS, Adultery, Pornography, etc.) by Dr. Michael Wagner, Dr. F.N. Lee, Greg Price, Scott Brown, Dr. Dilday, Dr. Reg Barrow, et al. (Free MP3s, Books, Blogs, etc.)
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. - Proverbs 6:32 (KJV)
The Battle For Your Mind and the Soul of Your Children By Kevin Swanson (Free MP3), IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity In America (Free Videos) & More
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. - Romans 13:14 (KJV)
Killing Remaining Sin, Mortification, Holiness & Hell By Dr. Joel Beeke, John Owen, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards and Others (Free MP3s)
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. - 1 John 2:15-17 (KJV)
Blasting the Devil's Lies About Sex, Lust and Marriage by Greg Price (Free MP3)
But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. - Ephesians 4:20-24 (JKV)
Lust: How To Have Zero Tolerance For This Sin By Dr. Joel Beeke, Paul Washer, John Calvin, Matthew Henry, Arthur Pink, Greg Price, Dr. Michael Wagner, Dr. Matthew McMahon, Dr. F.N. Lee, W.J. Mencarow, Jeff Pollard, Josh Harris (Free MP3s)
Lust: How To Have Zero Tolerance For This Sin by Dr. Joel Beeke (Free MP3)
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. - Matthew 5:28 (KJV)
The Christian View Of Sex, Overcoming Lust, Etc. (Free Christian Resources)
"Whoever shall look upon a woman. The design of Christ was to condemn generally the lust of the flesh. He says, that not only those who have seduced their neighbors' wives, but those who have polluted their eyes by an immodest look, are adulterers before God. This is a synecdoche (a way of speaking called Synecdoche, when a part is taken for the whole - ed.): for not only the eyes, but even the concealed flames of the heart, render men guilty of adultery. Accordingly, Paul makes chastity (1 Corinthians 7:34) to consist both in body and in mind. But Christ reckoned it enough to refute the gross mistake which was prevalent: for they thought that it was only necessary to guard against outward adultery. As it is generally by the wantonness of the eyes that temptations are presented to the mind, and as lust enters, as it were, by that door, Christ used this mode of speaking, when he wished to condemn lust: which is evident from the expression, to lust after her. This teaches us also, that not only those who form a deliberate purpose of fornication, but those who admit any polluted thoughts, are reckoned adulterers before God. The hypocrisy of the Papists, therefore, is too gross and stupid, when they affirm that lust is not a sin, until it gain the full consent of the heart. But we need not wonder, that they make sin to be so small a matter: for those who ascribe righteousness to the merit of works must be very dull and stupid in judging of their sins." - John Calvin (on the Puritan Hard Drive), emphases added
What fools are they who, for a drop of pleasure, drink a sea of wrath. - Thomas Watson (on the Puritan Hard Drive)
Blasting the Devil's Lies About Sex, Lust and Marriage By Covenanter Pastor Greg Price (Free Video)
To mortify the lusts of the flesh, to be crucified unto the world, to overcome the Devil, to die daily unto sin and live unto righteousness, to be meek and lowly in heart, trustful and obedient, pious and patient, loving and gentle is a task far, far beyond the poor resources of fallen human nature. - A.W. Pink (on the Puritan Hard Drive)
Nakedness, Sexuality, Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America With Free Reformation MP3s, Books and Quotes by John Calvin, Jeff Pollard, Paul Washer, Matthew Henry, Greg Price, Josh Harris, W.J. Mencarow, Dr. C. Matthew McMahon, et al.
"Labor to know your own frame and temper; what spirit you are of; what associates in your heart Satan has; where corruption is strong, where grace is weak; what stronghold lust has in your natural constitution, and the like." - John Owen (on the Puritan Hard Drive)
Sexual Purity, Lust, Pornography, Sexual Duties in Marriage, Divorce, Kinsey & More On Sex from the Bible (The Seventh Commandment) (Best of Dr. Francis Nigel Lee 8 of 10)
Clear Scriptural teaching on sex, lust, etc., as based on the seventh commandment and various other Scriptures related to sex. Also touches on the biblical teaching related to chastity, modesty in apparel (clothing), Roman Catholic errors and heresies related to sex, prostitution, vows, conjugal love and its frequency, premarital relations, God's restorative grace, various forms of perversity and perversions (denounced), the use of eyes and hands in Christ's teaching related to this topic (Matthew 5:27-30), the duties of the civil government and the individual Christian concerning the sex trade (R, X and XXX rated movies, books, magazines, prostitution, etc.) and homosexuality, whoremongers, the gift of sex within marriage, celibacy, commitment in marriage, sexual temptations, various forms of adultery, many useful comments to husbands and wives of a very practical nature and more.
Question 138: What are the duties required in the seventh commandment?
Answer 138: The duties required in the seventh commandment are, chastity in body, mind, affections, words, and behavior; and the preservation of it in ourselves and others; watchfulness over the eyes and all the senses; temperance, keeping of chaste company, modesty in apparel; marriage by those that have not the gift of continency, conjugal love, and cohabitation; diligent labor in our callings; shunning all occasions of uncleanness, and resisting temptations thereunto.
Question 139: What are the sins forbidden in the seventh commandment?
Answer 139: The sins forbidden in the seventh commandment, besides the neglect of the duties required, are, adultery, fornication, rape, incest, sodomy, and all unnatural lusts; all unclean imaginations, thoughts, purposes, and affections; all corrupt or filthy communications, or listening thereunto; wanton looks, impudent or light behavior, immodest apparel; prohibiting of lawful, and dispensing with unlawful marriages; allowing, tolerating, keeping of stews, and resorting to them; entangling vows of single life, undue delay of marriage; having more wives or husbands than one at the same time; unjust divorce, or desertion; idleness, gluttony, drunkenness, unchaste company; lascivious songs, books, pictures, dancings, stage plays; and all other provocations to, or acts of uncleanness, either in ourselves or others.
And remember the Lord Jesus Christ said: "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart" (Matt. 5:27-28, KJV). And: "If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15, KJV)Why Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the Democrat Party Are Satanic Serial Killers (Original Title: Pro-Life Leaders Say Biden-Harris 'Most Pro-Abortion Presidential Ticket in History') The Hidden History Of Americans, Answers in Genesis (Free Video: The New History of the Human Race, Part 10, With Ken Ham and Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson) Black Lives Don't Matter To Planned Parenthood, Democrats and Leftists; Planned Parenthood Is Still Influenced By Its Racist Founder (Margaret Sanger) Black Lives Matter Activists Burn Bibles in Portland Fauci Is a Deep State Fraud: The Pandemic's Guru, Unfortunately, Behaves As An Ordinary Creature of the Washington Swamp The Corruption of the Quran (Koran, Qur'an, Coran), by Jay Smith and David Wood (Free Video) Hindus in India kill young Christian mother after she refused to hand over her daughter to be raped COVID-19 Cure? See the Censored Viral Video of Doctors' Capitol Hill Coronavirus Press Conference Biden Quotes Muhammad, Urges US Schools To Teach Islam, Chats With Linda Sarsour To Reach Muslims Abortion and the Black Genocide, by Dr. Voddie Baucham (Free Video) Banned Article: Former Climate Alarmist Refutes Climate Alarmism (Here Is the Story Forbes Censored, Exploding Myth Of Climate Crisis Alarmism) Joe Biden Quotes Mao Zedong; Senior Adviser Called Mao 'Favorite Political Philosopher' Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dr. R.C. Sproul and Other Ministers On Racism, Social Justice, Black Lives Matter, Cultural Marxism, Marxism, Godless Politics, Godless Ideologies, Godless Media, Godless Universities (Seminaries and Other Schools), Etc., and More How Satan Uses "Social Justice", Dr. Voddie Baucham (Free Video) Two-tone Twins (Free Biblical and Anti-Racist Video on YouTube) Evolution Is Inherently Racist, by Tas Walker (Free Online Article) Tucker Exposes the Democrat Mob (Video) FNC's Carlson: "The Mob Is an Arm of the Democratic Establishment" One Blood, One Race: The Origin of "Races" (People Groups), by Ken Ham (Free Video Against Racism, Also Demonstrating How Evolution Fuels Racism) Recent creation is a vital doctrine, by Henry M. Morris - Young Earth Universe Fourth Commandment Report: Vatican Is Moving 'Full-Steam' in Courtship of Beijing Under Oath! Planned Parenthood Officials Admit Selling Baby Body Parts (New Video) Harmonizing Science and Scripture? (and How the Big Bang Theory Contradicts Scripture) 'Islamic Duty': Iran's Khamenei Calls Israel 'Cancerous Tumor' that Must Be Eliminated Refuting William Lane Craig and Hugh Ross (Creation and Bible Compromisers) Joy's Eternal Increase: Edwards on the Beauty of Heaven United Nations' Murderous Lies Exposed: UN Refuses To Send Coronavirus Funds To Pro-Life Nation Unless It Legalizes Abortions The Law of God Versus the Law of Man and An Introduction to the Ten Commandments (God's Law Is Full of Grace), by Dr. F.N. Lee Modern science and the Bible do not agree! Craven Duplicity Among DemonRats (Democrats): The Cabal of Liars of Top Obama Officials Need to be Held Accountable Pope Encourages Muslims to Pray to Allah During Universal Day of Prayer Leftists & DemonRats (Democrats): Hypocrisy Exposed The Full-Orbed Biblical View Of Revival & Reformation, The Puritans & Revival. & More, by David Silversides (Free MP3) The Pope's Pagan Environmentalism How the Joggins Polystrate Fossils Falsify Long Ages More Good News About A Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cure, Leftist Pundits In Denial About Hydroxychloroquine, and Why Vaccines (In the Near Future) Are A False Hope God's Wrath: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemics, Disease, War, Earthquakes, Floods, Etc., by Samuel Davies (Free SWRB MP3)
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Thomas Watson (Puritan Extraordinaire) On God's Law, Sin, Repentance, Faith, the Way of Salvation (the Gospel) and Assurance (Free Christian MP3s, Books, etc.)
The First Commandment: Exposing the Idolatry of Arminianism, Roman Catholicism, Cults, Judaism, Islam, Humanism, Materialism, Evolutionism, Mysticism, etc. by Greg Price (Free MP3)
O how love I thy law! (Ps. 119), Many Free Christian Resources
The Ten Commandments (Westminster Larger Catechism, 1648) God's Law: Duties & Sins by the Westminster Assembly (Free MP3)
The Ten Commandments by Thomas Watson (Free Online Book)
To Love Christ Is To Love God's Law (1 John Series 11/27) by Greg Price (Free MP3)
Antinomianism Refuted, Free & Sovereign Grace,Christian Liberty & God's Law Defended by the John Flavel, Samuel Rutherford, Greg Price, Charles Spurgeon, Dr. Reg Barrow, Burgess, Thornwell, Dabney, et al. (Free MP3s, Books, etc.)
The Law of God Versus the Law of Man and An Introduction to the Ten Commandments (God's Law Is Full of Grace) by Dr. F.N. Lee (Free MP3)
God's Law & the Church (Why & How the Ten Commandments Apply To the Church, the Nations, the Family and Individuals) by Dr. F.N. Lee (Free MP3)
Seventh Commandment: A Commandment For Purity in Heart and Home by Scott Brown (Free MP3)
Pornography, the Anabaptists, and Doug Wilson's Civil Antinomianism (1997) by Dr. Reg Barrow (Free Online Book)
Pornography, the Anabaptists, and Doug Wilson's Civil Antinomianism (1997) by Dr. Reg Barrow (Digital Download, SWRB PDF Book)
God's Law & the Family (the Place of the Ten Commandments in the Family and Family Worship) by Dr. F.N. Lee (Free MP3)
God's Law, The Ten Commandments, etc. (Books and Quotes at PuritanDownloads.com)
The Law of God and Personal Devotion by Dr. F.N. Lee (Free MP3)
Civil Government, Civil Resistance, God's Law, etc. (Free Reformed Books, MP3s and Videos)
Full-Orbed, Iconoclastic, Biblical, National, Covenanted Reformation by Brian Schwertley (Free MP3)
Biblical Civil Government Versus the Beast; and, the Basis for Christian Resistance by Greg Price (Free Online Book)
Biblical Civil Government Versus the Beast and the Basis for Christian Civil Resistance by Greg Price (FREE MP3, shorter version, as an audio sermon, of the book above)
CHRISTIANS AND CIVIL GOVERNMENT (Free Online Books at Covenanter.org)
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CIVIL GOVERNMENT (Free Online Books at TrueCovenanter.com)
On the Seventh Commandment: Sexual Purity, Lust, Pornography, Sexual Duties in Marriage, Divorce, Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Kinsey & More by Dr. F.N. Lee (FREE MP3)
What Is A Christian Nation: Christ's Kingship and Lordship Over the Nations by Greg Price (17 Free MP3s)
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"If ye love me, keep my commandments."
- The Lord Jesus Christ, John 14:15 (KJV)
O how love I thy law! (Psalm 119), Faith, Salvation, Assurance & God's Law by Thomas Watson (Many Free MP3s, Video, etc.)
To Love Christ Is To Love God's Law (1 John Series 11/27) by Covenanter Pastor Greg Price (Free MP3)
The Extent of God's Law, Antichrist, Beastly Civil Governments, the Family, Christian Education, etc. by Pastor Greg Price (Free MP3)
An amazing unfolding of the eighth commandment, as well as the rest of the Decalogue, which includes numerous specific applications to various areas of thought and life (most relevant to the contemporary Christian). Price explains how to avoid the extremes of legalism and antinomianism, while expounding the classic Reformed view of the law as it applies to the individual, family, church and state.
"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous."
- 1 John 5:3 (KJV)
Pornography, the Anabaptists, and Doug Wilson's Civil Antinomianism by Dr. Reg Barrow (Free Online)
"Alexander Karelin was one of the most devastating wrestlers to ever live. His most impressive display of power was when he would lift 300+ pound opponents from flat off the the ground and reintroduce their necks and collar bones to the mat with crushing force. The move was nicknamed "The Karelin Lift". With parallel might, Reg Barrow's writings, which IMO are the best available writings anywhere representing true historical Presbyterian Principles regarding issues of authority, the church, and the state, have ripped the Americanist Pseudo-Reformed systems of Theology to shreds. In his work Pornography, The Anabaptists And Doug Wilson's Civil Antinomianism he clearly shows the primary fallacy of the Modern Theonomist movement and in so doing gives an exposition of the historical Puritan Theonomy which is nothing short of the ancient Patriarchal Establishmentarianism so common with human societies in the history of the world.
Barrow places his finger on the primary error of this system,
To begin with, on the pornography question Wilson (and other modern Theonomists) apply a form of "regulativism" (really "hyper-regulativism"; see below) where it does not belong - i.e. in the case of negative civil sanctions. Ironically, many of these same people also deny (if only by their practice; James 1:22; Titus 1:16) the true regulativism where Scripture teaches it does belong - i.e. in the public worship of God.
The rest of his work is an exposition of this very mistake and at the end of his work he lists some devastating questions that the Modern Theonomist cannot answer:"
- From "Reg Barrow Gives Modern Theonomy The Karelin Lift" by "olivianus"
Pornography, the Anabaptists, and Doug Wilson's Civil Antinomianism by Dr. Reg Barrow (Digital Download, Enhanced SWRB PDF)
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
- The Lord Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:18-19 (KJV)
Vindiciae Legis: or, A Vindication of the Moral Law and the Covenants, from the Errors of Papists, Arminians, Socinians, and more especially, Antinomians (1647) by Anthony Burgess (Digital Download, SWRB PDF)
"A nonconformist clergyman," Anthony Burgess "was a member of the (Westminster) Assembly of Divines. Ejected at the Restoration... his works are much valued and have become very scarce" (James Darling, Cyclopedia Bibliographica, p. 439). This book contains 30 lectures preached at London "against the antinomian errours of the times." It is the second edition corrected and augmented.
The Moral Effects of a Free Justification by Robert Lewis Dabney (Digital Download, Enhanced SWRB PDF)
Again, because we need not only teaching but also exhortation, the servant of God will also avail himself of this benefit of the law: by frequent meditation upon it to be aroused to obedience, be strengthened in it, and be drawn back from the slippery path of transgression. In this way the saints must press on; for, however eagerly they may in accordance with the Spirit strive toward God's righteousness, the listless flesh always so burdens them that they do not proceed with due readiness. The Law is to the flesh like a whip to an idle and balky ass (donkey - ed.), to arouse it to work. ... But here the prophet proclaims the great usefulness of the law: the Lord instructs by their reading of it those whom he inwardly instills with a readiness to obey. He lays hold not only of the precepts, but the accompanying promise of grace, which alone sweetens what is bitter. For what would be less lovable than the law if, with importuning and threatening alone, it troubled souls through fear, and distressed them through fright? David especially shows that in the law he apprehended the Mediator, without whom there is no delight or sweetness. ... Whoever wants to do away with the law entirely for the faithful, understands it falsely.
- John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2.7.12, emphases added
Antinomianism by James Henley Thornwell (Digital Download, Enhanced SWRB PDF)
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
- The Lord Jesus Christ, John 14:21 (KJV)
A Survey of the Spiritual Antichrist Opening the Secrets of Familisme and Antinomianism in the Antichristian Doctrine of John Saltmarth, and William Del, the present Preachers of the Army (headed by Oliver Cromwell--RB) now in England, and of Robert Town, Tobiah Crisp, H. Denne, Eaton and others. In which is revealed the rise and spring of Antinomianism, Familists, Libertines, Swench-feldians, Enthysiasts, etc. The minde of Luther a most professed opposer of Antinomianism, is cleared, and diverse considerable points of the Law and the Gospel, of the Spirit and the Letter, of the two Covenants, of the nature of free grace, exercise under temptations, mortification, justification, sanctification, are discovered. In Two parts (1648) by Samuel Rutherford (Digital Download, SWRB PDF)
The Antinomians were a major sect in the 1640's. They denounced as 'Legalists' the Christians who, like Paul, 'serve the law of God' (Rom. 7:25). They asserted that grace removes the Law out of the Christian's life, as absolutely as it does out of his salvation. This dangerous heresy, which is still popular, makes it no fault to disobey God's Moral Law, and turn grace into wantonness. Rutherford mentioned this heresy in several of his works before publishing in 1648 his SURVEY OF THE SPIRITUAL ANTICHRIST, written specifically against the Antinomians. The subtlety of Antinomians is that they oppose the use of the Law as a positive standard for holy living in the name of the Gospel! The Apostle Paul repudiated this error in Rom. 3:31; 6:1,2; Gal. 5:13" (p. 52).
Christ Dying, and Drawing Sinners to Himself, Or, A Survey of our Saviour in His Soul-Suffering, His Loveliness in his Death, and the Efficacy thereof. In Which Some Cases of Soul-trouble in weak Believers, Grounds of Submission under the Absence of Christ, with the Flowings and Heightenings of free Grace, are opened. Delivered in Sermons on the Gospel according to John, Chap. xii. ver. 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33. Where are also interjected some necessary Digressions, for the Times, touching divers Errors of Antinomians; and a short Vindication of the Doctrine of Protestants, from the Arminian pretended Universality of Christ's Dying for All and every One of Mankind; the moral and feigned Way of irresistible Conversion of Sinners; and what Faith is required of all within the visible Church, for the Want whereof, many are condemned (1647, 1727 edition) (Digital Download, SWRB PDF)
The Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology says of this work, "Samuel Rutherford's writings during the London years provide a significant commentary of the theology of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms. In Christ Dying and Drawing Sinners to Himsel Rutherford elaborately scrutinizes the Antinomian notion that the law has no obligation for the Christian" (p. 736). This book contains an extensive index, is 764 pages in length and is an excellent example of sound and faithful Covenanter preaching, balancing both faith (doctrine) and manners (practice).
If we love our PLEASURE more than God, we make a god (idol - ed.) of it. "Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God." 2 Tim 3:4. Many let loose the reins, and give themselves up to all manner of sensual delights; they idolize pleasure. "They take the timbrel, and the harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. They spend their days in mirth." Job 21:12, 13. I have read of a place in Africa, where the people spend all their time in dancing and making merry; and have not we many who make a god of pleasure, who spend their time in going to plays and visiting ball-rooms, as if God had made them like the leviathan, to play in the water? Psalm 104:26. In the country of Sardinia there is a certain herb, that if any one eats too much of it, he will die laughing: such a herb is pleasure, if anyone feeds immoderately on it, he will go laughing to hell. Let such as make a god of pleasure read but these two Scriptures. "The heart of fools is in the house of mirth." Eccl 7:4. "She has lived in luxury and pleasure, so match it now with torments and sorrows." Rev 18:7. Sugar laid in a damp place turns to water; so all the sugared joys and pleasures of sinners will turn to the water of tears at last.
If we love our BELLY more than God, we make a god (idol - ed.) of it. "Whose god is their belly." Phil 3:19. Clemens Alexandrinus writes of a fish that had its heart in its belly; an emblem of epicures, whose heart is in their belly; their belly is their god, and to this god they pour drink offerings. The Lord allows what is fitting for the recruiting of nature. "I will send grass, that you may eat and be full." Deut 11:15. But to mind nothing but the indulging of the appetite, is idolatry."Whose god is their belly." What pity is it, that the soul, that princely part, which sways the scepter of reason and is akin to angels, should be enslaved to the brutish part!
If we love a CHILD more than God, we make a god (idol - ed.) of it. How many are guilty in this kind? They think more of their children, and delight more in them than in God; they grieve more for the loss of their first-born, than for the loss of their first love. This is to make an idol of a child, and to set it in God's place. Thus God is often provoked to take away our children. If we love the jewel more than him who gave it, God will take away the jewel, that our love may return to him again.
- Thomas Watson on the first commandment, from the book The Ten Commandments (emphases added).
Sanctification & Holiness In Reformed Theology
By J.C. Ryle, John Calvin, Greg Price, John Owen, Dr. R.C. Sproul, William Perkins, Dr. Steven Dilday, Stephen Charnock, Paul Washer, A.W. Pink, Christopher Love, Al Martin, Wilhelmus a Brakel, Henry Scougal, et al. (Many Free MP3s, Videos, etc.)
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Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties and Roots by J.C. Ryle (23 Free MP3s)
Does Not God Count My Steps? Practical Holiness, Experimental Calvinism by John Calvin (Free MP3)
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Let mortification be especially directed to strike at those sins that act your master sins -- that are most prevalent and predominant in your heart, that yet you have most prayed against and are least able to resist, that strongly assault you and most easily beset you and are masters over you.
- Christopher Love, emphases added
Sinful Lusting, Sex, Sanctification, Eyes, Mind, Thoughts, Body, Actions & Heart by Greg Price (Free MP3)
On The Mortification of Sin in Believers by John Owen (6 Free MP3)
Let our hearts admit, 'I am poor and weak. Satan is too subtle, too cunning, too powerful; he watches constantly for advantages over my soul. The world presses in upon me with all sorts of pressures, pleas, and pretences. My own corruption is violent, tumultuous, enticing, and entangling. As it conceives sin, it wars within me and against me. Occasions and opportunities for temptation are innumerable. No wonder I do not know how deeply involved I have been with sin. Therefore, on God alone will I rely for my keeping. I will continually look to Him.'
- John Owen, emphases added
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The Grace and Duty of Being Spiritually Minded by John Owen (Free Puritan MP3 Audio Book)
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. - 1 Corinthians 10:31, KJV
Holiness (1 of 4) Its Necessity In Relationship to the Human Predicament by Al Martin (Free MP3)
Holiness (2 of 4) Its Nature, Part 1: What Is The Precise Nature of Sanctification? by Al Martin (Free MP3)
Holiness (3 of 4) Its Nature, Part 2: The Agents in the Sanctification Process by Al Martin (Free MP3)
Holiness (4 of 4) It's Nature, Part 3: Mortifying - Putting to Death Deeds of the Flesh by Al Martin (Free MP3)
Becoming A Spiritual Man #1 (1653) The Mortified Christian by Christopher Love (Free MP3)
That God justifies he sanctifies, if you are not being sanctified you are not saved. How much are we living in prayer and communion with the God we will be spending eternity with, is sin keeping us from this reality? If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven, heaven would be hell to him; for he who loves not grace upon earth will never love it in heaven.
- Christopher Love, emphases added
Hating Lust & Sexual Sin That You Might Love God & His Righteousness by Scott Brown (Free MP3)
Sexual Purity, Lust, Pornography, Sexual Duties in Marriage, Divorce, Kinsey's Lies, etc. by Dr. Francis N. Lee (Free MP3)
A Summary of the Christian Life. Of Self-denial; A Believer Is To Be Living Sacrifice by John Calvin (Free MP3)
Self-Denial Defined: Suppressing the Intellect, Will, and Inclinations Opposed to God by Wilhelmus a Brakel (Free MP3)
Pray much for self-denial. Prayer sets God to work, Psalm 10:17. Some pray for assurance but lack self-denial, as if God would set seal to a blank. Let this be your grand request, a self-denying frame of heart. Self-denial does not grow in nature, it is a fruit of the Spirit. Beg God that he will plant this heavenly flower in your soul.
Say 'Lord, whatever Thou deniest me, deny me not self-denial. Let me rather lack great parts, nay, let me rather lack the comforts of the Spirit than self-denial.'
There may be going to heaven without comfort, but there is no going there without self-denial.
- Thomas Watson, The Duty of Self-Denial and Ten Other Sermons, pp. 36-37, emphases added
Cases of Conscience, Knowing & Loving God's Will, Assurance, Affliction, Faith, Grace, Law, Sin, Salvation, Holiness, Joy In Puritan Thought, etc. by William Perkins (14 Free MP3s)
How the Lord Jesus Christ Cleanses the Temple of Your Heart by Dr. Steven Dilday, With Other Free Reformed Resources On Salvation & Sanctification (Free Reformation Resources)
I. They, who are once effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a new spirit created in them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection, by His Word and Spirit dwelling in them: the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified; and they more and more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces, to the practice of true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
II. This sanctification is throughout, in the whole man; yet imperfect in this life, there abiding still some remnants of corruption in every part; whence arises a continual and irreconcilable war, the flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.
III. In which war, although the remaining corruption, for a time, may much prevail; yet, through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part does overcome; and so, the saints grow in grace, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
- Westminster Confession of Faith, "Of Sanctification", Chapter 13, Original Edition, emphases added
The Holiness of God by Dr. R.C. Sproul, Paul Washer, Stephen Charnock, A.W. Pink, et al. (Free Reformation Videos, MP3s, etc.)
Sin is cosmic treason. Sin is the treason against a perfectly pure Sovereign. It is an act of supreme ingratitude toward the One to whom we owe everything, to the One who has given us life itself.
Overcoming Lust, Sexual Perversion, Pornography and Other 7th Commandment Violations -- The Remedy for Unlawful Sexual Desires In Proverbs by Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
The Life of God in the Soul of Man: Sanctification, Mortification, Holiness, Assurance, and Rejoicing in the Lord by Henry Scougal (4 Free MP3)
Sanctification, Prayer and Holiness (at PuritanDownloads.com)
Attributes and Holiness of God (at PuritanDownloads.com)
From Facets of Grace
Free Videos & MP3s: Fanning the Flame of Your First Love by Greg Price, Charles Spurgeon, Richard Sibbes, Jeff Pollard & John Flavel
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
- Revelation 2:4 (KJV)
Fanning the Flame of Your First Love by Greg Price (Free MP3 and Video on Sermonaudio)
Christ is the very essence of all delights and pleasures, the very soul and substance of them. As all the rivers are gathered into the ocean, which is the meeting-place of all the waters in the world, so Christ is that ocean in which all true delights and pleasures meet.
- John Flavel (on the Puritan Hard Drive)
Fanning the Flame of Your First Love by Greg Price (Free Video on YouTube)
If believers decay in their first love, or in some other grace, yet another grace may grow and increase, such as humility, their brokenheartedness; they sometimes seem not to grow in the branches when they may grow at the root; upon a check grace breaks out more; as we say, after a hard winter there usually follows a glorious spring.
- Richard Sibbes (on the Puritan Hard Drive)
Letters To The Seven Churches: 'Thou Hast Left Thy First Love' (12 of 15) by Jeff Pollard (Free MP3)
Are you content to follow Jesus from a distance? O, let me affectionately warn you for it is a grievous thing when we can live contentedly without the present enjoyment of the Savior's face. Let us work to feel what an evil thing this is -- little love to our own dying Savior, little joy in our precious Jesus, little fellowship with the Beloved! Hold a true Lent in your souls, while you sorrow over your hardness of heart. Don't stop at sorrow. Remember where you first received salvation. Go at once to the cross. There, and there only can you get your spirit aroused. No matter how hard, how insensible, how dead we may have become, let's go again in all the rags and poverty, and defilement of our natural condition. Let's clasp that cross, let's look into those languid eyes, let's bathe in that fountain filled with blood -- this will bring us back to our first love; this will restore the simplicity of our faith, and the tenderness of our hearts. The more we dwell where the cries of Calvary can be heard the more noble our lives become. Nothing puts life into men like a dying Savior.
- To Lovers Of Jesus, An Example By Charles Spurgeon (on the Puritan Hard Drive)
Letters To The Seven Churches: 'Thy First Love' (13 of 15) by Jeff Pollard (Free MP3)
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