The Batman Massacre, The Problem of Evil, God's Mercy, God's Judgment, Gun Control, etc. (Free Resources)
"Colorado suffers the worst mass shooting in America's history on Thursday night at the midnight showing of the Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises.' This one hits close to home. Christian friends, homeschool friends were in that theater that night. Others almost went to the theater, but decided not to at the last minute. What are the lessons to learn here? What are the connections between the murders and the movie? Why does the accused shooter keep referring to himself as 'The Joker?' When brilliant, intelligent men lose track between fantasy and reality, something terrible usually happens. . . Man turns to autonomy. He becomes a law to himself."
More guns, less crime? (Free Video)
Author John Lott looks at whether more guns work to prevent crimes as one Canadian judge is implying.
A Hind Let Loose by Alexander Shields (PD
F from SWRB)
This book includes an excellent section on the biblical doctrine of "Defensive Resistance".
A Hind Let Loose by Alexander Shields (Video on Youtube of the Reading of this Book)
A Hind Let Loose by Alexander Shields (Web versions: HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Plucker, Qioo Mobile, plain text, zip)
Do gun bans make us safer? (Free Video)
People need firearms to protect themselves from criminals like the Batman shooter
"Well this article here is not about news, it's about opinion. It is my opinion that had the people within the theater been men and women who were armed as they entered, one of three things would have happened: Holmes would have thought twice about pulling a stunt like this, he would have been killed within seconds of starting his shooting spree, or he would have never got off a shot as soon as he exposed his weapons. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out. People are made vulnerable by intrusive gun control laws. The only gun control that is necessary is to be able to hit your target. The Second Amendment is not to be messed with and yet state and federal government bureaucrats are constantly writing new laws against the rights and freedoms guaranteed by our Creator in the Second Amendment."
Myths of gun crime (Free Video)
Gun control expert, John Lott, debunks myths that banning handguns reduce crime. Lott is author of The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong and More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Studies in Law and Economics) (see below).
The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong [Hardcover] by John R. Lott Jr.
John Lott shows how liberals bury pro-gun facts out of sheer bias against the truth. With irrefutable evidence, Lott shoots gun critics down and provides the information needed to win arguments with those who want to ban guns. Lott shows: How Diane Sawyer, Dan Rather, Charlie Gibson, and other TV talking heads promote gun control in the guise of 'news'; The clever way reporters and the New York Times 'spike' pro-gun stories; The trick government statisticians use to 'cook' data for the anti-gun lobby; Why bicycles, buckets, and football games are more dangerous to children than guns; Why 'assault weapons bans' and 'gun show' regulations are counterproductive; Why Britain -- which recently banned handguns -- now has a violent crime rate double that of America's; The fallacy of 'safe storage' laws. Want the facts? John Lott has them. With this book, anyone can arm themselves against liberals who would rather confiscate guns than fight crime. - Amazon.com
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws [Paperback] by John R. Lott Jr.
Does allowing people to own or carry guns deter violent crime? Or does it simply cause more citizens to harm each other? Directly challenging common perceptions about gun control, legal scholar John Lott presents the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever done on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws. This timely and provocative work comes to the startling conclusion: more guns mean less crime. In this paperback edition, Lott has expanded the research through 1996, incorporating new data available from states that passed right-to-carry and other gun laws since the book's publication as well as new city-level statistics.
"Lott's pro-gun argument has to be examined on the merits, and its chief merit is lots of data. . . . If you still disagree with Lott, at least you will know what will be required to rebut a case that looks pretty near bulletproof." - Peter Coy,
"By providing strong empirical evidence that yet another liberal policy is a cause of the very evil it purports to cure, he has permanently changed the terms of debate on gun control. . . . Lott's book could hardly be more timely. . . . A model of the meticulous application of economics and statistics to law and policy."- John O. McGinnis,
"His empirical analysis sets a standard that will be difficult to match. . . . This has got to be the most extensive empirical study of crime deterrence that has been done to date." -
"For anyone with an open mind on either side of this subject this book will provide a thorough grounding. It is also likely to be the standard reference on the subject for years to come." - Stan Liebowitz,
Dallas Morning News
Civil Government, Civil Resistance, God's Law, etc. (Free Reformation Resources)
GENERATIONS RADIO: CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ISSUES, INTERVIEWS & NEWS COMMENTARY BY KEVIN SWANSON (FREE MP3s)
The Biblical View Church and State by the Westminster Divines, Bannerman, Owen, Cunningham, Gillespie, Symington, Smeaton, M'Crie, Price, Dilday, Barrow and Shaw (Free MP3s)
The Problem of Evil
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"According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Ephesians 3:11
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RELATED BOOKS ON GOD'S DECREE, PREDESTINATION & CALVINISM
"God from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely, and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass; yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures; nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established." - Westminster Confession of Faith, Of God's Eternal Decree, Chapter 3:1, 1647, Original Edition.
All the books listed below are on the Puritan Hard Drive.
The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination by Jerome Zanchius
Predestination and Providence by Hugh Binning
Spurgeon's Sovereign Grace Sermons by Charles Spurgeon
God Sovereign and Man Free: or the Doctrine of Divine Foreordination and Man's Free Moral Agency, Stated, Illustrated, and Proved from Scriptures (1850) by N. L. Rice
Lectures on Theology (2 Volume Set, 1850) by John Dick
A Crook in the Lot, The Sovereignty of God in the Trials, Tribulations & Troubles of This Life by Thomas Boston
A Display of Arminianism by John Owen
The Works of Jonathan Edwards 2 Volume Set
A Commentary on Romans by Charles Hodge
The Bondage of the Will, (De Servo Arbitrio, Martin Luther's Reply to Erasmus of Rotterdam Concerning Free Will) by Martin Luther
The Mute Christian Under the Smarting Rod; With Sovereign Antidotes for Every Case, A Christian with an Olive Leaf in His Mouth, When Under the Greatest Afflictions, Trials, Troubles, and Darkest Providences... by Thomas Brooks
The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel
The Works of Hugh Binning (1858)
A Letter to John Wesley Relative to His Pretended Abridgment of Zanchius on Predestination by Augustus Toplady
The Glass of God's Providence Toward his Faithful Ones by Herbert Palmer
The Canon Ratified in the National Synod of the Reformed Church Held at Dordrecht (1618-19) by Synod of Dort
Romans Commentary (1879) by William G. T. Shedd
Systematic Theology (3 Volume Set) by Charles Hodge
A Refutation of Arianism; Or, A Defence of the Plenary Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, The Supreme Deity of the Son and the Holy Ghost, The Atonement, Original Sin, Predestination, The Perseverance of the Saints, etc. (1828) by John Paul
Calvinism (the Sovereignty of God, TULIP, etc.) -- Dave Hunt and the Jesuit Connection, etc. (Arminianism, Semi-Pelagianism, Pelagianism, etc., Refuted Too!) - FREE REFORMATION RESOURCES
Free: The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel (Puritan) & Many More
Free Puritan Books & MP3s On Providence & Calvinism
The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink (Free)
The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink (Free MP3s, Text, etc.)
Best Audio Series On Election (12 Free MP3s)
Election and Evangelism (Calvinism) Free MP3s by Joe Morecraft, Greg Price and Al Martin
Calvinism, or the Sovereignty of God, in Worship (Free Online Books Against Arminianism In Worship)
The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination by Jerome Zanchius (Free MP3 Audio Book From Still Waters Revival Books)
Election and Reprobation by John Calvin (13 Free MP3s)
The Sovereignty of God by Al Martin (17 Free MP3s)
Providence (Free Reformation Books, MP3s and Videos)
Free MP3s on Election, Easter, Reprobation, the Puritans, etc., by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon
Calvinism (Free Books, MP3s, & Videos)
Covenanter Martyrs & God's Sovereignty (Free MP3s and Videos, Discounted Books, Great Quotes, etc.)
Five Points of Calvinism by Al Martin (Free MP3s & Much More)
"Q. 13. What hath God especially decreed concerning angels and men?
A. God, by an eternal and immutable decree, out of his mere love, for the praise of his glorious grace, to be manifested in due time, hath elected some angels to glory; and in Christ hath chosen some men to eternal life, and the means thereof: and also, according to his sovereign power, and the unsearchable counsel of his own will, (whereby he extendeth or withholdeth favor as he pleaseth,) hath passed by and foreordained the rest to dishonor and wrath, to be for their sin inflicted, to the praise of the glory of his justice.
Q. 14. How doth God execute his decrees?
A. God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own will."
- Westminster Larger Catechism, emphases added
"In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will." - Ephesians 1:11, emphases added
"According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved." - Ephesians 1:4-6, emphases added
"At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, becausethou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight." - Matthew 11:25-26, emphases added
"And this is no other than his own glory. Every rational agent acts for an end; and God being the most perfect agent, and his glory the highest end, there can be no doubt but all his decrees are directed to that end. Rom. 11:36, "For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever." "that we... should be to the praise of His glory," Eph. 1:12 In all, he aims at his glory; and seeing he aims at it, he gets it even from the most sinful actions he has decreed to permit. Either the glory of his mercy or of his justice is drawn from them. Infinite wisdom directs all to the end intended." -Thomas Boston, emphases added
"For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done." - Acts 4:28, emphases added
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