Archives for March 19, 2020

Three New Titles at RHB

Three new books arrived today here at Reformation Heritage Books:

  1. Dane Ortlund, “Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers” (Crossway)—an excellent book on Christ that was initiated by the author’s reading of Thomas Goodwin’s moving works on Christ as Mediator and on His tender, beautiful heart from heaven:
  2. Martin I. Klauber, “The Theology of the Huguenot Refuge: From the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes to the Edict of Versailles” (Reformation Heritage Books)—the third volume of an excellent series on the French Reformation—includes articles by the editor, Richard Muller, Michael Haykin, etc.:
  3. John Colquhoun (1748-1827), “The Covenant of Grace” (Northampton Press)—an excellent volume by this great Scots divine, with a helpful foreword by Sinclair Ferguson highly recommending it:

Great reading for quarantine days!

A Thought Worth Pondering…

Without minimizing the seriousness of the Coronavirus pandemic and emergency, here is a thought sent to me worth pondering: If Planned Parenthood would be forced to shut down for just a few weeks due to COVID-19, the virus will have saved more lives than it has taken so far.

Consider too that since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, the blood of 62 million babies is on our hands—only 10 million short of double the population of the entire nation of Canada, which has 36 million inhabitants. Though the number of abortions has been substantially reduced in America in recent years, our nation is still murdering about 750,000 babies in their mother’s wombs each year—more than 2,000 per day. In the world today, between 40 and 50 million babies are killed each year by abortion, averaging about 125,000 per day, or about 9 per minute. If we kill a baby worldwide every 7 seconds, ought we be surprised when our holy Judge shows us His hand of judgment through a worldwide virus?

“If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared” (Ps. 130:3-4). Amazing sin, amazing guilt, and yet, amazing grace!