Christian In Complete Armour

Volume 2

Look Inside Price £6.00

Weight 0.34 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 12.1 × 2.3 cm
ISBN 9780851515151










Original Pub Date


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Jun 1, 1988


‘If I might read only one book beside the Bible, I would choose The Christian in Complete Armour.’– JOHN NEWTON

‘Gurnall’s work is peerless and priceless; every line is full of wisdom; every sentence is suggestive. I have often resorted to it when my own fire has been burning low, and I have seldom failed to find a glowing coal upon Gurnall’s hearth.’– C.H. SPURGEON

‘A beautiful feature in Gurnall’s book is its richness in pithy, pointed, and epigrammatical sayings. You will often find in a line and a half some great truth, put so concisely, and yet so fully, that you really marvel how so much thought could be got into so few words. Solid scriptural theology, like that contained in these pages, should be valued and studied in the church. Books in which Scripture is reverently regarded as the only rule of faith and practice – books in which Christ and the Holy Ghost have their rightful office – books in which justification, and sanctification, and regeneration, and faith, and grace, and holiness are clearly, distinctly, and accurately delineated and exhibited – these are the only books which do real good. Few things need reviving more than a taste for such books as these among readers.’– J.C. RYLE

‘I believe The Christian in Complete Armour, should be in the library of every man and woman of God. No Christian leader, teacher, pastor, evangelist, or Christian worker should be without it.’– DAVID WILKERSON (author of The Cross and the Switchblade)

‘You could not buy a better work, nor get better value for your money.’– FREE PRESBYTERIAN MAGAZINE

Book Description

The Christian in Complete Armour is certainly one of the greatest of all the Puritans’ practical writings. This second volume in the 3-volume paperback set is a modernized abridgement of the Puritan Classic by William Gurnall.


Table of Contents Expand ↓

The Several Pieces of the Whole Armour of God 19
I. Truth Of Doctrine As A Girdle For The Mind 22
                Established   Judgment in the Truths of Christ 23
                Why   Christians Need an Established Judgment in the Truth 24
                How to   Establish Judgment in the Truth 28
                A Free and   Bold Profession of Faith 32
                How to Be   Girded With the Profession of Truth 36
                Imposters Who   Use Truth 38
                How to Have   Hearts Inflamed With Love for Truth 40
II. Truth Of Heart Or Sincerity As A Girdle For The Will 46
                What Is Meant   by Truth of Heart 46
                Why Truth of   Heart Is Compared to a Girdle 47
                Sincerity   Covers the Christian’s Uncomeliness 47
                The   Uncomeliness Which Sincerity Covers 52
                How Sincerity   Covers the Saint’s Uncomeliness 55
                Why Sincerity   Covers the Saint’s Uncomeliness 58
                Inseparable   Companions of Sincerity 62
                The Nature of   Hypocrisy and Its Hatefulness to God 65
                The Offenses   of Hypocrisy 67
                False Worship   and False Claims 69
                Search for   Sincerity 74
                The   Hypocrite’s False Profession 76
                Characteristics   of Sincerity 81
                Instructions   to the Insincere 91
                Instructions   to the Sincere 96
                Comfort for   the Sincere Christian Who Doubts 110
                Sincerity   Strengthens the Christian’s Spirit 119
The Meaning of Righteousness 143
Why Righteousness Is Compared to a Breastplate 149
Connection of the Breastplate and the Girdle 150
I. Why Every Christian Should Keep On His Breastplate 152
                The   Excellency of the Power of Holiness 163
II. How The Christian Expresses The Power Of Holiness 172
                In the   Contest With Sin 172
                In Worship 177
                In Employment 182
                In Behavior   Toward Others 188
III. Guidance For The Christian Who Desires Holiness 200
                How to   Maintain Holiness 200
                Satan’s   Strategy to Disarm the Christian of His Breastplate 213
                Two   Particulars on Living a Holy Life 228
                Reproof of   Unholy Persons 230
                Exhortation   to Saints 237
I. What Is Meant By The Gospel 245
                The Most   Joyful News in the World 245
                Properties of   a Joyful Message Found in the Gospel 247
                Claims on Our Compassion of Those Who Never Heard the Gospel 250
                The World’s   Rejection of the Gospel 251
                Exhortation   to Unbelievers and Believers 256
II. What Is Meant By Peace 262
                Peace of   Reconciliation with God 262
                Superiority   of Our Nature in Christ to the Nature of Adam 274
                Why You   Should Seek Peace with God 277
                How to Find   Peace with God 287
                Exhortation   to Those Who Already Have Peace with God 297
                Peace of   Conscience 304
                Reproof to   Those Who Deny That Peace of Conscience Is the Blessing of the Gospel 313
                Characteristics   of Gospel Peace 323
                Peace of Love   and Unity 331
                How the   Gospel Alone Knits the Hearts of Men in Peace 333
                The   Difference between the Peace of Saints and the Peace of Sinners 338
                Exhortation   to Nourish Peace 343
                Peace With   Creation 355
III. The Preparation Of The Gospel Of Peace 356
                What Is Meant   By This Preparation of the Gospel of Peace? 356
                Why Is It   Called ‘The Preparation of the Gospel of Peace’? 357
                Preparation   for Trials 358
                Why   Christians Must Be Ready for Trials 359
                Why So Few   People Are Christians 372
                Exhortation   to Put on the Shoe of Preparation 375
                Directions   for Wearing the Spiritual Shoe 377
                Gospel Peace   Prepares the Saint for Trials 385
                How Gospel   Peace Prepares the Christian for Suffering 388
                Gospel Peace   and Patience 394
                Tenderness of   a Christian Conscience 396


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