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St. John Chrysostom: ON SCRIPTURE

"But some one will say, 'it is to the priests that these charges are given' ... But that the apostle gives the same charge to the laity, hear what he says in another epistle to other than the priesthood: 'Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.'"


"The light causes not darkness, but the absence of the light; so the Word causes not heresies, but the absence of the Word."

Elnathan Parr

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"God careth for his elect; and therefore hath provided them of scripture, to try all things, and to defend them from all false prophets."


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Protestant Christian and Reformed Churches and Ministries, Waldense and Vaudois information and Churches, and other Gospel Christian websites:
expanded Leben, a Journal of Reformation Life (Sacramento, CA)
Taken from the German for "Life" this full color magazine is your introduction to learning about the lives of Christians in the tradition of the Reformation.

Read stories of the Reformers and patriots, missionaries and martyrs in this richly illustrated quarterly. It's popular format will appeal to church members, Christian families, pastors, and home schoolers.

Our goal is not only to rekindle an interest in the rich history of the Reformed Church, but to celebrate the wonderful mosaic of Reformed life, past and present.


expanded Fundación Editorial de Literatura Reformada, Barcelona, España(Reformed)
FELiRe (Fundación Editorial de Literatura Reformada) es una organización cristiana auspiciada por diversas iglesias reformadas de los Países Bajos y particularmente por la Iglesia Reformada Neerlandesa de la ciudad de Rijswijk. En colaboración con hermanos de Barcelona (España), esta organización está dedicada desde sus orígenes a la difusión de la Sagrada Escritura y a la publicación de literatura cristiana instructiva que difunde los principios doctrinales y éticos de la Palabra de Dios.

FELiRe (Publishing Foundation of Reformed Literature) is a Christian organization supported by diverse reformed churches of the Netherlands and particularly by the Reformed Church Neerlandesa of the city of Rijswijk. In collaboration with brothers of Barcelona (Spain), this organization is dedicated from her origins to the diffusion of the Sagrada Scripture and to the publication of instructive Christian Literature that spreads the doctrinales and ethical principles of the Word of God.]

La nueva edición de la Institución de la Religión Cristiana estará disponible para su descarga gratuita: "Institutión de la religión cristiana" Juan Calvino; más libros para la transferencia directa: "Respuesta al cardenal Sadoleto" de Juan Calvino, "Breve Instructión" de Juan Calvino, y libros de C. Hodge, Charles Spurgeon, y John Murry.


expanded Italien d-ici, francophones de là-bas (Vaudois)
Une exposition virtuelle des bibliothèques municipales de Lille et de Turin:
Cette exposition virtuelle, inscrite dans le cadre du jumelage entre les villes de Lille et de Turin et présentée à l’occasion d’Italire en fête, met en regard deux communautés sans lien historique direct entre elles mais rapprochées par une commune situation minoritaire. La première partie s’intéresse à la communauté vaudoise, minorité culturelle et religieuse du Piémont, pour présenter: son identité de mouvement de pauvreté médiéval devenu Eglise de la Réforme en Italie; son image variée du Moyen Age au dix-neuvième siècle; sa place contemporaine en Italie.

En français http://italire.bm-lille.fr/ (En français)
In Italiano http://italire.bm-lille.fr/it/index.html (In Italiano)

expanded Fide Vitae Resources (Singapore)
We were all born into a state of crisis, initiated into a life not by choice with an intrinsic sinful nature, to be disobedient to God desiring only to do anything other than true goodness. This state spans a whole lifetime and at the end of it destined us into eternal condemnation. Yet within this lifetime is the window of opportunity during which we could be saved from this doomed destiny solely by the undeserved grace of God which are given freely to those whom He has called and believed. Fide Vitae Resources is set up to serve as a platform and one of the instrument for God to effect His divine purposes allowing us to become partakers of His divine plans in the name of our savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Resources are made readily available to those who hear His calling to affirm their faith so that the souls of repentance can come to rest in His heart. Activities and events are planned regularly in collaboration with other co-workers to propagate His message of mercy and Love so that those who earnestly seek shall find. For the brethren who tread along the narrow path of light living by faith and yet clothed in mortal weakness, resources and seminars are organized to equip and arm ourselves so that we having been liberated from the penalty of sin, could loosen the grip of darkness in our remaining days emerging victorious to our Lord's glory in the end, serving as salt and light in the present era.


expanded In Italiano Fede Riformata.
Questo blog nasce dal desiderio di far conoscere anche in Italia la dottrine della riforma protestante. Purtroppo queste dottrine sono poco note nel Bel Paese. L'Italia, insieme con gli altri paesi del Mediterraneo, non e' stata toccata, se non in maniera marginale, dalla Riforma Protestante. I pochi riformatori italiani sono stati costretti a fuggire a causa della persecuzione da parte della Controriforma cattolica. L'italiano medio non conosce le dottrine che Martin Lutero, Giovanni Calvino e John Knox hanno proclamato. Le dottrine riformate che hanno liberato la Germania, la Scozia e altri paesi europei dalla tirannia del papato sono un mistero anche oggi. [This blog was created by the desire to make known in Italy as the doctrines of the Protestant Reformation. Unfortunately, these doctrines are not well known in the Bel Paese. Italy, along with other Mediterranean countries, not 'been touched, if not marginally, by the Protestant Reformation. The few Italian reformers were forced to flee because of persecution by the Catholic Counter-Reformation. The average Italian does not know that the doctrines of Martin Luther, John Calvin and John Knox have proclaimed. The reformed doctrines that liberated Germany, Scotland and other European countries from the tyranny of the papacy are still a mystery today.]
La domanda a qusto punto e’: “Chi e’ l’architetto e compitore dell’opera di salvezza? E’ questa l’opera dell’uomo da solo come affermato da Pelagio? Dell’uomo con l’aiuto di Dio, secondo l’insegnamento di Arminio? O di Dio solo come insegnato da Agostino e Calvino? [The question and point qusto ': "Who is' the architect and finisher of the work of salvation? And 'this man's work alone as stated by Pelagius? Man with God's help, according to the teachings of Arminius? O God alone as taught by Augustine and Calvin?]


expanded Società di Studi Valdesi (Valdese, Protestant)
La Società di Studi Valdesi ha ricevuto dall'inizio della sua attività una serie di doni e lasciti di documenti che, nel corso degli anni, sono venuti a costituire un archivio di notevole interesse. Fin dal primo numero del suo Bulletin una sezione intitolata "Bibliothèque et Archives" venne riservata alla registrazione dei libri e dei documenti ricevuti o acquisiti.
Gli elenchi erano piuttosto nutriti e mettevano in evidenza la fiducia nell'importanza e nella continuità dell'attività della Società da parte dei suoi appartenenti, accanto all'adesione all'invito formulato dal fondatore Edouard Rostan, il quale nei suoi appunti intitolati "Fondation de la Société d'Histoire Vaudoise: un plan des travaux", auspicava un lavoro di trascrizione delle fonti ri­guardanti la storia valdese e l'acquisizione da parte dell'archi­vio dei risultati di queste ricerche. Tra le prime segna­lazioni di documenti pervenuti troviamo infatti alcuni manoscritti conte­nenti trascrizioni di argomento valdese accanto a documenti ori­ginali, lettere, registri e carte di varia provenienza, oltre a veri e propri archivi di famiglia.


expanded Revival Site Holland (Vaudois)
Arnemuiden, Netherlands
"The Waldenses always objected to calling themselves a Reformed church, because they never got entangled in the Roman errors, as did almost the whole rest of Europe. As for that, they had no need of reformation. Jean Leger writes in the 17th century about 'Evangelical Churches', because he believes that there have been such churches in Piemont, since the Gospel was accepted in that area."


expanded Centro de Estudios de la Reforma - Blog


expanded Bibliografia Valdese (Waldense Bibliography)
Information and links about the Waldensees (Valdese).


expanded Fondazione Centro Culturale Valdese (Valdese, Protestant)
The Museum is part of the Turin and Piedmont Museums. The Torre Pellice Waldensian Museum is the leading institution of a series of museums, temples and historical sites in the Pellice, Chisone and Germanasca valleys. They comprise the Waldensian Valleys Eco-historical Museum System. In over a hundred years of existence, the Torre Pellice Museum has been modified several times. It is now structured in two parts. The historical section shows a reconstruction of the events relating to Waldensian history from the Middle Ages to the present time.
The ethnographic section displays daily life activities and settings in the 1800s and 1900s. From time to time, temporary exhibitions on Waldensian history, the Waldensian Valleys and Italian and European Protestantism can be viewed in Foundation's exhibition halls.


expanded Libris
Information about the Waldenses, Valdese, Vaudous, Protestants.


expanded The European Institute of Protestant Studies
The Institute's purpose is to expound the Bible, expose the Papacy, and to promote, defend and maintain Bible Protestantism in Europe and further afield.
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


expanded Berean Beacon
Online Ministry by Richard Bennett, a Former Catholic Priest.


expanded What Every Catholic Should Know
On-Line Resources helping Catholics better understand the truths found in the Holy Bible


expanded The Reformation Society of South Africa
"In the book of Judges we read about another generation which arose, which knew neither the Lord nor what He had done (Judges 2:10). Today, it appears that a generation has arisen, which like Israel under the Judges, knows little of either the Lord nor of what He did during the time of the Protestant exodus and the struggles in the wilderness, which followed in the 16th and 17th century. Sometimes this is from a cowardly dislike of controversy and confrontation. But few people seem to understand either the evils from which the Reformation delivered us or the blessings which the Reformation won for us." ... read more...


expanded The Valdese Church of Florence
I Valdesi sono cristiani che appartengono alla famiglia delle chiese evangeliche o protestanti. La Chiesa Valdese di Firenze è organizzata in libera comunità locale, autonoma, unita alle altre che formano la Chiesa Valdese da una comune confessione di fede e dalla disciplina del suo Sinodo. L’organizzazione delle chiese valdesi è di tipo presbiteriano sinodale. Dal punto di vista dottrinario questa chiesa crede e testimonia quanto è insegnato dalla Sacra Scrittura secondo la riscoperta del Vangelo compiuta dalla Riforma e si sente fortemente impegnata sul piano sociale.

The Valdesi is Christians who belong to the family of the evangeliche churches or protestants. The Valdese Church of Florence is organized in free local, independent community, joined to the others that form the Valdese Church from one common confession of faith and the discipline of its Sinodo. The organization of the valdesi churches is of sinodale presbiteriano type. From the doctrinal point of view this church believes and testifies what is taught from the Sacred Scripture after the rediscovery of the Gospel completed from the Reform and it is felt strongly engaged on the social plan.


expanded HeartCry Missionary Society
Missionary society founded by itinerate preacher Paul Washer.


expanded Iglesia Luterana en Chile - Misión Santiago Centro
Comunidad "La Reforma". Déjanos tu comentario.


expanded Tempo di Riforma
Dove i cattolici sono in disaccordo con un sano insegnamento biblico:
La dottrina della rivelazione. L'argomento di questa importante dottrina è come Egli rivela Sé stesso e la Sua volontà agli uomini. La CCR afferma che Dio ha rivelato Sé stesso attraverso la Bibbia e che essa è pienamente rivelata da Dio. In quanto tale l'affermazione è corretta, ma è proprio in quanto essa ne fa conseguire che emergono i disaccordi maggiori. I Riformatori affermarono che è possibile avere solo un'unica autorità ultima, e che questa risiede dei 66 libri della Bibbia (il concetto di Sola Scriptura). La CCR aggiunge all'autorità della Scrittura altri elementi:
La tradizione. La CCR classifica la tradizione della Chiesa come "Parola di Dio". Il Vaticano II afferma che la Scrittura e la tradizione "formano un sacro deposito della Parola di Dio". Quando però si eleva la tradizione all'infallibilità, sorgono diversi problemi.
Il Papa. La CCR crede nella successione apostolica, cioè il fatto che il papa erediti la stessa autorità degli apostoli. Essa crede che quando il papa parla "ex cathedra" (cioè dal suo seggio di autorità), egli parli senza commettere errori. Questa dottrina sull'infallibilità papale sorse piuttosto recentemente nel 1870 al primo Concilio Vaticano. Secondo la Scrittura solo coloro che avevano testimoniato la risurrezione di Cristo avevano autorità apostolica (vedi Atti 1:22; 1 Co. 9:1).
I vescovi, cioè la chiesa. Quando sono convocati in concilio vengono considerati infallibili interpreti della Scrittura. Qui la verità potrebbe essere considerata risultato di votazioni a maggioranza. Gli editti del Concilio di Trento non erano unanimi. Possiamo davvero guardare alla storia della chiesa e concluderne che la chiesa abbia sempre infallibilmente interpretato la Scrittura?
La dottrina della redenzione. E' nostra opinione che la infrazione più seria dell'ortodossia nella CCR sia la dottrina della redenzione. In Galati l'Apostolo sostiene che se qualcuno fa delle aggiunte all'Evangelo della sola grazia, questi debba essere condannato (Galati 1:8). Parole forti? Si. Era l'insegnamento di questa epistola che convinse Lutero a mettersi contro alla CCR. Secondo l'insegnamento della CCR la salvezza è un sistema intricato di opere che implica il sistema sacramentale. La "grazia" è considerata come una dotazione o una sostanza che può essere guadagnata con diversi mezzi. Non si può mai sapere quando qualcuno accumuli abbastanza grazia per adempiere di fatto alle esigenze di Dio. Un cattolico, quindi, non potrà mai essere pienamente certo della salvezza. Il processo di accumulazione della "grazia" continua persino nel purgatorio. Di Maria si dice che essa è "piena di grazia". I cattolici, quindi, pregano Maria per ricevere grazia da lei. La grazia non è la disposizione di un Dio santo verso i peccatori, risultato dell'opera di Cristo, ma una dotazione che può essere dispensata o infusa nei peccatori.


expanded Presbiterianos Reformados
Somos los Presbiterianos Reformados que seguimos sin reserva y concesión alguna a la Palabra de Dios y bajo ella los Estándares de Westminster originales (de los 1640's) y en su totalidad y nos identificamos con lo que se logró Bíblicamente en las reformas de los siglos XVI y XVII. Reconocemos que el Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento son la Palabra de Dios y la única regla infalible de fe y práctica.


expanded Grace Life Church of the Shoals A church committed to historic Baptist doctrine (Muscle Shoals, AL)
Listen to live and archived services and sermons (free online).


expanded Grace Community Church (Reformed, Los Angelos, CA)
Listen to sermons (free online) by Pastor John MacArthur. H&F recommends special notice to MacArthur's two-part sermon entitled "God's Pattern for Husbands" and MacArthur's sermons on repentance and salvation.


Note: H&F does not agree with every teaching of John MacArthur, including the automatic salvation of children, and dispensationalism. "Test all things, hold fast that which is good."

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The Martyrdom
of a People
or The Vaudois of Piedmont and their History

by Henry Fliedner

The Martyrdom of a People or The Vaudois of Piedmont and their History by Henry Fliedner

“The Light Shines in Darkness."

A Christian History and Martyrology:

Henry Fliedner's work offers a concise history of those known as the Vaudois or Waldensians—Christians of the pre-Reformation era. Fliedner traces their Bible only (Sola Scriptura) faith, and the horrific persecutions they endured, from ancient times to the early 1900's.

"They often travelled on horseback in different countries as hawkers, and, thanks to their bales of goods, obtained access to the rich and poor. ... While the merchant was doing business, he would observe the character of his customers, and when, at the end, they asked if he had anything else to sell, he would reply, 'Certainly, I have treasures much more precious than those which you have seen. ... a jewel which shines with such brightness, that it enables one to see, and to come to the knowledge of God.' ... The merchant then drew out of his pocket, or from a secret drawer of his travelling chest, a Gospel, and commenced to read." ... In this way the Vaudois found a means of spreading the Word of God more and more. ... What wonderful results might this seed-time have produced, if the storm of persecution had not broken out, reducing almost to naught the people of God. - Henry Fliedner

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The Mute Christian under the
Smarting Rod

by Thomas Brooks
first published
in 1659

The Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod by Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks first published this work in 1659 as the expression of his own experience under trials and afflictions and as an encouragement and an admonition to others. Here afflictions, trials, temptations, and human weakness are set in the balance against Scriptural knowledge in an exhortation to faith and the humble acceptance and profiting of the children of God under the disciplining hand of a God who would be known as our Father:

“Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” Hebrews 12:9-11.

And as recorded in the Psalms,

“My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. His seed also will I make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven. If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; if they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” Psalms 89:28-34.

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The Marriage Ring
or How to Make Home Happy

by John Angell James
with a sermon on marriage by John Owen

The Marriage Ring or How to Make Home Happy by John Angell James with a sermon on marriage by John Owen

"As the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it." - Ephesians 5:24-25

An exhortation on Christian Marriage and its Duties.

The secret of happiness lies folded up in the leaves of the Bible and is carried in the heart of true religion. A good Christian cannot be a bad husband or father and, as this is equally true in everything, he who has the most piety will shine the most in all the relationships of life.

A Bible placed between man and wife as the basis of their union, the rule of their conduct, and the model of their spirit will make up for many differences between them, comfort them under many crosses, guide them through many straits, support them in their last sad parting from one another and reunite them in that happy world where they shall remain forever. Let the two parties in wedded life be believers in Christ Jesus and partake themselves of the peace that surpasses understanding. And if happiness is to be found on earth, it will be enjoyed within the hallowed circle of a family thus united by love and sanctified by grace.

BONUS SERMON - included at back of book:
Right to Divorce & Remarriage in the Case of Adultery by John Owen

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