About William Ames Response to Don: Dr. Beeke is a very busy man so I don't think he would mind me weighing in on your question about William Ames. Dr.Beeke is about to release a new book that is a compendium of Puritan works gathered together as a systematic theology. The book link is here. http://www.heritagebooks.org/a-puritan-theology-doctrine-for-life-pre-order/ William Ames is not well known for one reason, a lot of what he wrote was still in Latin. But my understanding is that one of his Latin works was translated and quoted from in this new work when dealing with the subject of the Puritan and that which precedes conversion. I have yet to see this new book, but have perused the table of contents and amazed Dr. Beeke finds the time to write so prolifically, head a seminary, and preach from place to place. On the subject of mortification, I hope to narrate as many unique Puritans on this subject as I can find. So far I have done John Flavel, John Owen, Thomas Manton, Stephen Charnock and I can't remember if there were others
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Good sermon - plus a question. Iâ€™m a layperson living in Burlington, Ontario â€“ 45 minutes west of Toronto. Iâ€™ve been a Christian since 1976, but itâ€™s only in the last 4 years that Iâ€™ve read extensively about Calvinism.
Five years ago I began listening to S. Lewis Johnson's sermons stored at the Believerâ€™s Chapel (Dallas) website.
In two of his last messages he discussed how helpful William Amesâ€™ Marrow of Theology had been to his understanding of the Atonement.
Consequently I purchased The Marrow and A Sketch of the Christianâ€™s Catechism. I have been deeply blessed by both books.
My question is:
Why isnâ€™t Ames discussed or mentioned all that much these days; he seems to have very influential in his day - The Canons of Dort, J. Edwards and Milton.
Iâ€™m reading Ames and Warfield these days. I confess that it takes all my brainpower to understand either of them. Both have led me to study Godâ€™s Word with great vigor.
And I enjoyed your message "Killing Remaining Sin"
Regards, Don Smith
Great Sermon! This was a wonderful message. What encouragement for believers. What a exortation to unbelievers to run to Christ for cleansing. This was preached the day after the funeral of his dear mother. God gave him grace to stand and proclaim the truth of the gospel once again. Must hear.
Great Sermon! May the Lord bless you Mr Beeke. This sermon was what I needed as I have struggled with the presence of sin in my life for along time. You have encouraged me to persevere and not expect to sit bsck and relax from the war we are in. Indeed relaxing from fighting sin is sin!
Christ Centered Sermon! Refreshing for the soul. This is the third sermon I have heard in this series. I look forward to hear the other messages from this series. May God bless you and use you abundantly for his purpose and glory