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FREE REFORMATION RESOURCES Doug Wilson (CREC), Credenda/Agenda Magazine, the new Auburn Avenue Theology & Federal Vision Heresies (by S. Wilkins, Steve Schlissel, J. Barach & Wilson), N.T. Wright (the New Perspective on Paul), Gaffin, Shepherd, etc., Refuted.
The PURITAN HARD DRIVE contains many classic Reformation works on justification, assurance, the atonement, etc., by the Westminster Assembly, John Calvin, John Knox, Samuel Rutherford, John Owen, John Brown (of Wamphray), Thomas Manton, Matthew Henry, et al.
Note (Doug) Wilson's absurd comments: "I want to begin by saying that when we first start talking about the objectivity of the covenant and it starts to sink in what we are saying. You mean that you are saying that lesbian Eskimo bishop lady is a Christian? She is not a Buddhist, she is not a Muslim, yes, in the New Testament sense, she is a New Testament Christian" (tape 7).
SCRIPTURE ON WORKS AND GRACE
Rom. 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
Rom. 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Rom. 4:4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
Rom. 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Rom. 4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Rom. 4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
LUTHER, JUSTIFICATION, REFORMATION AND SEPARATION by DAVID STEELE
The weapons, with which the saints overcame the dragon, were not carnal, but mighty. These, we are told, were "the blood of the Lamb, and the word of their testimony." They believed and they taught in opposition to the popular doctrine of good works and penances, that the righteousness which the law of God requires of a sinner, is provided by a Surety; that the blood of Christ alone cleanses believers from the guilt of sin, and thus justifies them in the sight of God. No man ever used stronger language than Luther in denouncing the supposed efficacy of works, or in asserting the sovereignty of free grace, in the justification of a sinner. Indeed it was the deep impression which the doctrine of justification made upon the hearts of men, and the firm hold which faith took of it, that enabled and constrained them to forsake the Romish church and to seek and erect a separate fellowship. This was with them "the word of Christ's patience." Other doctrines of grace were, of course, connected with this of justification in the apprehension of the Reformers, but it was the central one. And thus we may learn, that any doctrine of the Bible, when generally opposed, may lawfully become a point of testimony; and when openly opposed and practically denied, it may become a warrantable and imperative ground of separation. In all such cases, -- and history supplies multitudes of them, -- the declining majority are truly the schismatics and separatists. The malicious, the indolent and credulous, however, in all ages have joined in the cry of schism as attaching to the virtuous minority.
"Wherever the knowledge of it (i.e., justification by faith alone) is taken away, the glory of Christ is extinguished, religion abolished, the Church destroyed, and the hope of salvation utterly overthrown."
The "Auburn Four" consist of Steve Wilkins, Steve Schlissel, John Barach and Doug Wilson. The heretical teachings these men now promote attack foundational truths found in Scripture regarding justification, worship, etc. Their heresies not only repudiate many great biblical truths bought back to light by the Holy Spirit during past Reformations, but their false teaching leads directly back to Rome and the Papacy (Antichrist, see http://www.swrb.com/newslett/FREEBOOK/eschatol.htm).
A Defense of Reformed Orthodoxy Against the Romanizing Doctrines of the New Auburn Theologyby Brian Schwertley "Reformed believers need to be made aware that the Auburn paradigm is a radical departure from the Reformed faith. It is not a refining of Reformed doctrine but rather a rejection of confessional orthodoxy in favor of sacramentalist, Arminian and Romanizing concepts. It is heretical because it strikes at the very heart of Reformed theology--the doctrines of the atonement and justification by faith alone," writes Schwertley.