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Iain H. Murray Resources

An old writer on the Puritans tells us how Robert Atkins, in one of his last sermons at St. John’s, Exeter, before the Great Ejection of 1662, took the opportunity of declaring in the presence of Bishop Gauden and other dignitaries that ‘those ministers who beget converts to Christ may most properly be called Fathers […]

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Date February 8, 2008
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Iain H. Murray, born in Lancashire, England, in 1931 was educated in the Isle of Man and at the University of Durham. He entered the Christian ministry in 1955. He served as assistant to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel (1956-59) and subsequently ministered at Grove Chapel, London (1961-69) and St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Sydney […]

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Date October 12, 2007
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This article is Chapter 2 of the author’s Pentecost – Today?: The Biblical Basis for Understanding Revival. ‘For a long time it was supposed by the Church that a revival was a miracle, an interposition of Divine power. It is only within a few years that ministers generally have supposed revivals were to be promoted […]

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Date September 11, 2007
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Some thoughts from Iain H. Murray arising out of Alan Clifford’s Calvinus: Authentic Calvinism, A Clarification (Charenton Reformed Publishing, 8 Le Strange Close, Norwich, 1996), 94pp.1 This title from Alan Clifford is a monograph of twenty-six pages, plus end-notes, pages of quotations from Calvin, and refutation of some opposing views. It continues the discussion whether […]

Category Book Reviews
Date May 18, 2007
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A reader wrote to Iain Murray: “I have a request. I am seeking Puritan or Reformed authors and books that deal with the pursuit of holiness, practical godliness and a deeper walk with Christ. I want more experimental power over sins, attitudes and the core inner failures that plague me. Any authors that you may […]

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Date March 9, 2007
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A reader wrote to Iain Murray: “I have a request. I am seeking Puritan or Reformed authors and books that deal with the pursuit of holiness, practical godliness and a deeper walk with Christ. I want more experimental power over sins, attitudes and the core inner failures that plague me. Any authors that you may […]

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Date March 9, 2007
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Men are not saved by good works, nor by the free determination of their own will, but by the grace of God through faith. But this part of the human race to which God has promised pardon and a share in His eternal kingdom, can they be restored through the merit of their own works? […]

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Date August 16, 2006
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If it were to be asked what is the recurring theme in Knox’s words and writings the answer is perhaps a surprising one. Sometimes he could be severe, and sometimes extreme. Given the days and the harshness of the persecution he witnessed, it would be understandable if these elements had preponderated in his ministry. But […]

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Date July 6, 2006
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David Martyn Lloyd-Jones died on March 1, 1981. As we remember him in this issue, it is right that our leading article should be by a writer who never knew him in his lifetime. A quarter of a century after his death, the large majority of those around the world who treasure his books and […]

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Date March 14, 2006
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As there must be not less than fifty books by Dr Lloyd-Jones currently in print, there is some danger that the most vital among them may be missed. But how is any differentiation possible? Would any selection of those works thought to warrant first attention simply be the result of a subjective impression? Can any […]

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Date March 9, 2006
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It was a day of grace for Europe when Martin Luther was born at Eisleben, in Germany, in 1483. Entering first the University of Erfurt in 1501, then an Augustinian monastery, Luther was ordained in the Church of Rome in 1507. But the death of a friend in a thunderstorm, a visit to Rome-revealing its […]

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Date January 12, 2006
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Why hath the Lord done thus unto this land, and unto this house? And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the Lord God of their fathers. 2 Chron. 7: 21-22. Those that forsake their father’s God, shall be rejected by the Lord God of their fathers. This was the sin that ruined Judah in […]

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Date January 12, 2006
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There have been men who made the most profound impression upon their own generation, yet whose very names are well-nigh forgotten by posterity. Man ‘fleeth as a shadow and continueth not,’ and another generation takes his place upon the stage of life. Such is the shortness of life that few find time to obey that […]

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Date November 29, 2005
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We learn from Jonathan Edwards that the inner spiritual life of the minister is the most important part of his life. The scriptural proof of this statement is plain. It is found, for instance, in our Lord’s examination of Simon Peter before the disciple is commissioned again to serve Christ: ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do […]

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Date November 24, 2005
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(This is an extract from the recently published book by Iain H. Murray) If we ask why God was moved to exercise his holiness and justice in such a manner, at such a cost, in the sacrifice of his own beloved Son for our sins, the answer is ‘God so loved the world’. And it […]

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Date April 22, 2005
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‘For the Lord will not cast off for ever: But though he cause grief, yet he willhave compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.’Lamentations 3:31-33. Once every year something unusual occurs in our national calendar: it is the day known as ‘Remembrance Sunday’. […]

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Date January 18, 2005
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In these pages I have returned to the Life of Arthur W Pink which I wrote nearly a quarter of a century ago. My reasons for the present revision and enlargement are threefold. First, there is some more information on Pink available to me than there was in 1981. A number of Pink’s own notebooks […]

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Date November 2, 2004
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The age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys By Mark A. Noll (IVP. 316 pages. £16.99 ISBN 1 844740013) This, the first of a series of five projected volumes entitled A History of Evangelicalism, covers the period from the 1730s to the 179Os. Two centuries earlier an ‘evangelical’ was the equivalent of ‘a gospeller’. But […]

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Date July 3, 2004
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Iain H. Murray Last week I had an e-mail from this dear friend in which he quoted the words of an old preacher, ‘I am yet in the land of the dying, but am bound for the land of the living.’ At 7:30 AM on Monday morning, May 31, Ernest Reisinger, at the age of […]

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Date July 3, 2004
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A review of R. T. Kendall, In Pursuit of His Glory: My 25 Years at Westminster Chapel (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2002). Iain H. Murray In the past quarter-century, Westminster Chapel, London, has been through seismic change. Either from personal experience of what it was, or from the reading of Lloyd-Jones’ literature, there are many […]

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Date March 4, 2004
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History is not a concatenation of random events. History is the fulfilling of God’s will and purpose. As I write, it looks as though war with Iraq is inevitable. Whether war will be launched only time will tell and only God knows. It is this latter fact that I would like to reflect upon. Contrary […]

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Date February 24, 2003
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BRAZIL AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Brazil is a fertile country, with its warm-hearted people drawn from many nation Four days up the Amazon from the ocean, and more than another four days from the Andes where that river has its sources, lies the town of Manaus. Despite its remoteness, it equals Birmingham, U.K., in […]

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Date January 25, 2002
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THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE OF CHRISTMAS HE DWELT AMONG US; “FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH” INDEED, BUT IN OUR MIDST The Christian Faith is deeply and necessarily ‘incarnational.’ “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us,” John tells us. “He was manifested in the flesh,” wrote Paul. Even more daringly, he tells us that God sent […]

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Date December 10, 2001
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RYLE RE-EXAMINED RYLE WAS A MAN OF HIS TIMES That two good books on J.C.Ryle (1816-1900) should appear within a year of each other is a reminder of how the influence of faithful Christians can abide long after their death. Both books are by clergy of the Church of England. Russell’s work is largely biography, […]

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Date November 24, 2001
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THE UNRESOLVED CONTROVERSY:UNITY WITH NON-EVANGELICALS THE REALITY IS WE COULD HAVE DONE WORSE THAN THOSE WITH WHOM WE DIFFER [In the discussion and controversy which followed the publication of “Evangelicalism Divided: A Record of Crucial Change in the Years 195O-2OO1”, its author, Iain Murray, was invited by Dr John F MacArthur to give an address […]

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Date November 12, 2001
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