The Banner of Truth Magazine

Issues 1-16 (Sept 1955 through Aug 1959)

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Weight 1.64 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 x 5.75 x 1.4 in
binding

Cloth-bound

Format

Book

isbn

9780851519197

Original Pub Date

1961

topic

Spiritual Growth, General Theology, Encouragement

page-count

516

Banner Pub Date

Dec 30, 2005

The 1950s saw a change of direction for numbers within evangelicalism in England. It was a return to a more doctrinal Christianity, prompted in part by a rediscovery of the Reformers and Puritans and by the contemporary witness of such men as D.M. Lloyd-Jones and J.I. Packer. Amid this change, a little magazine, first published in Oxford in 1955, worked as a catalyst and became by 1958 as publishing house reaching some forty nations.

Blemishes and weaknesses the magazine certainly had, but the call for God-centred Christianity, and for a gospel certain that all is of grace, was widely received.

Without editing, the issues from September 1955 to August 1959 are here reprinted. This volume is not so much an historical document as a challenge for a reformation and revival that is no less urgent today.

 

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Page
Introduction by Iain H. Murray xi
Introduction to 1961 Edition xvii
ISSUE 1 – SEPTEMBER 1955
Editorial 2
‘Girt about with Truth’ – William Gurnall 8
Martin Luther: Certainty in the Truth 11
Salvation by Grace – Thomas Goodwin 13
Ignoring the Analogies – Sidney Norton 17
Observations on Romans 9 – John Calvin 18
ISSUE 2 – FEBRUARY 1956
Editorial 22
Former Generations Called to Witness 24
The Great Awakening in Wales 35
Scriptural Difficulties relating to the Doctrine of Election 42
ISSUE 3 – OCTOBER 1956
Editorial 50
Coming Events and Present Duties – J.C. Ryle 51
Augustine, Bishop of Hippo 57
The Doctrine of the Leaders of the English Reformation 61
‘When I Am Weak’ – Thomas Jones 70
Search the Scriptures 72
ISSUE 4 – FEBRUARY 1957
Editorial 78
Puritan Evangelism – J.I. Packer 80
Remembrancer of Daily Duties – John Love 89
Robert Murray M’Cheyne 90
Electing Love (Notes of a Sermon on John 15:16) – R.M.   M’Cheyne 98
The Presentation of the Gospel and the Doctrines of Grace 99
ISSUE 5 – APRIL 1957
Editorial 106
John Elias 109
A Plea for Zeal – Samuel Ward and William Jenkyn 119
The Moral Inability of Man – John Elias 126
John Knox and the Doctrine of Predestination 129
For Whom Christ Died – C.H. Spurgeon 136
Exposition of Isaiah 64 – C.H. Spurgeon 137
Family Worship – Oliver Heywood 140
Admonition to England – John Knox 144
ISSUE 6 – MAY 1957
Hyper-Evangelism: ‘Another Gospel’, Though a Mighty Power – John   Kennedy 147
The False Convert Detected – Thomas Shepard 168
Truth’s Defenders Vindicated – John Kennedy 178
ISSUE 7 – JUNE 1957
Editorial: Instruction of Children 182
Christian Homes – A.W. Pink 183
A Sermon for Parents – J.C. Ryle 186
Scriptural Sunday Schools – Thomas Charles 208
Two Sermons for Children:

The Two Bears; No More Tears – J.C. Ryle

209
Parental Duties – Edward Payson 220
ISSUE 8 – AUGUST 1957
Editorial: The Faithful Minister 231
Importance of Seriousness to the Christian Minister – Daniel Dana 235
Ministerial Study – J.W. Alexander 241
The Character of a Complete Evangelical Pastor – John Flavel 246
The Puritan View of the Ministry, and Its Relation to Church   Government 254
Ministerial Boldness – William Gurnall 266
Past and Present Ministers Compared – J.C. Ryle 267
ISSUE 9 – NOVEMBER 1957
Editorial: The Publishing Programme 271
Another Lily Gathered – R.M. M’Cheyne 272
Selections from Watson’s Body of Divinity 279
George Whitefield and His Ministry – J.C. Ryle 289
George Burrowes on the Song of Solomon 297
Book Reviews 302
ISSUE 10 – FEBRUARY 1958
Editorial 307
An Introduction to Jonathan Edwards 308
Charles Hodge (1797-1878) 318
Sayings of George Whitefield 324
Thomas V. Moore on Zechariah 325
The Written Ministry of A.W. Pink 328
The Godhood of God – A.W. Pink 330
ISSUE 11 – JUNE 1958
Advice on Reading – Richard Baxter 335
Forerunners of the English Reformation 336
The Free Offer of the Gospel 342
Causes of Apostasy from the Gospel – John Owen 351
ISSUE 12 – SEPTEMBER 1958
Britain’s Sole Preservative: An Outpouring of the Spirit – John   Brown 363
Reflections on Revivals 365
Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden – Thomas Manton 372
Observations on Error – John Flavel 375
The Reformation Conflict – Part 1 381
ISSUE 13 – NOVEMBER 1958
The Reformation Conflict – Part 2 395
Precepts for Ministerial Students – C.H. Spurgeon 402
Thomas Charles of Bala 403
Defective Evangelism – J.C. Ryle 412
The March of Salvation: An Allegory – C.H. Spurgeon 415
But When? – J.C. Ryle 420
ISSUE 14 – FEBRUARY 1959
An Handful of Corn 423
Book Reviews 425
A Hundred Years Ago – 1: C.H. Spurgeon and the 1859 Revival 426
Universal Gospel Invitations Consistent with Total Depravity and   Particular Redemption – John Bonar 433
Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) 444
ISSUE 15 – APRIL 1959
Faith’s Triumph 459
A Hundred Years Ago – 2: The Death of John Angell James 461
Ministerial Training in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 470
Book Reviews 479
Reform! – C.H. Spurgeon 484
ISSUE 16 – AUGUST 1959
A Hundred Years Ago – 3: The Ministry of Brownlow North 487
A Call to Reformation – J.G. Vos 496
The Lord’s Jealousy against Backsliders Consistent with His   Unchanging Love – George Smeaton 501
Book Notices 512
A Lasting Peace – J.C. Ryle 516

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