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Books by Dr Masters

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Book: The Charismatic Illusion

The Charismatic Illusion

Peter Masters & John C. Whitcomb

Expanded revision of the Charismatic Phenomenon (1982) with answers to questions.

Now with more answers to questions asked by people investigating the arguments, this veteran book contends for the biblical position on the gifts that prevailed for nearly 2,000 years before the charismatic movement came along.

Here is the dynamic teaching of the Spirit that sustained true churches and believers through dark and bright years of history, through the Reformation, through the Puritan era, through the time of great Confessions of Faith, through repeated awakenings and revivals, and through the worldwide growth of the modern missionary movement.

Here is the case for authentic biblical spiritual life.

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Book: The Personal Spiritual Life

The Personal Spiritual Life

From the personal indwelling of the Holy Spirit to living a life of commitment these chapters stir and encourage readers to advance spiritually.

In what sense may we ‘feel’ the presence of the Lord? What was the apostle Paul’s method for progress in holiness? How may we identify our spiritual gifts? And how may we count more for the Lord, and sustain spiritual joy? These are among the themes of this tonic for present-day disciples of Christ.

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Book: Do We Have a Policy?

Do We Have a Policy?

What are our aims for the shaping of our church fellowship, and for its growth? Do we have an agenda or framework of desired objectives? The apostle Paul had a very definite policy, and called it his 'purpose', using a Greek word which means – a plan or strategy displayed for all to see. This book sets out ten policy ideals, gleaned from Paul's teaching, all of which are essential for the health and growth of a congregation today.

Also available in Spanish.

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Book: Worship in the Melting Pot

Worship in the Melting Pot

New trends in worship have shaken traditional concepts and attitudes, giving rise to much heart-searching. Is it all just a matter of generation and taste? Are the traditions of today only the innovations of yesterday?

This lively and clearly reasoned book focuses on four crucial principles of worship laid down by Christ and strongly re-affirmed at the Reformation. These central pillars are rapidly passing out of sight today, yet it is surely by these that all new ideas should be assessed.

Here also is a fascinating view of how they worshipped in Bible times, including the Old Testament rules for the use of instruments, and New Testament light on all the elements of worship normative for today.

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Book: Steps for Guidance

Steps for Guidance

In recent years the subject of how to find God’s guidance has become controversial. Some say that God does not have a specific plan for the lives of his people, but allows us to please ourselves. Others say God’s will is known by dreams, visions, and ‘words of knowledge’.

By contrast with these sadly unbiblical ideas, this book presents the time-honoured, scriptural view that Christians must seek God’s will in all the major decisions of life, such as career, marriage, location, and church. Six essential steps are traced from the Bible, and principles are given on additional practical issues such as possessions and leisure activities; ambition and wealth; joining or leaving a church.

Here is a strong challenge to authentic Christian commitment, with an abundance of pastoral advice. 134 pages, paperback

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Book: The Mutual Love of Christ and His People

The Mutual Love of Christ and His People

The courtship of the Song of Solomon provides fascinating scenes and events designed to show the love of Christ for His redeemed people, and theirs for Him. Here, also, are lessons for Christians when they become cold or backslidden, showing the way to recover Christ's presence in their lives.

Prophecies of Christ abound in the Song, together with views of the bride's destiny, as she prepares to cross the mountains into eternal glory, where the greatest wedding of all will take place.

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Book: The Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689

The Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689

Peter Masters (Editor)

C. H. Spurgeon said of this great Confession – "Here the youngest members of our church will have a body of Truth in small compass, and by means of the scriptural proofs, will be able to give a reason of the hope that is in them."

This brilliant summary of doctrine (in the same family as the Westminster Confession), with its invaluable proof texts, is here gently modernised in punctuation, with archaic words replaced. Explanations of difficult phrases have been added in italic brackets. A brief history of the Confession is included.

 

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Book: Physicians of Souls

Physicians of Souls

'Compelling, convicting, persuasive preaching, revealing God's mercy and redemption to dying souls, is seldom heard today. The noblest art ever granted to our fallen human race has almost disappeared.'

Even where the free offer of the Gospel is treasured in principle, regular evangelistic preaching has become a rarity, contends the author. These pages tackle the inhibitions, theological and practical, and provide powerful encouragement for physicians of souls to preach the Gospel.

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Book: Biblical Strategies for Witness

Biblical Strategies for Witness

It is not widely realised just how much practical guidance is stored in the Gospels and the Book of Acts for all who engage in personal witness and preaching. Are we aware, for example, that the Lord Jesus Christ employed distinctive strategies for different kinds of unbeliever, and that these may be learned and copied? This study brings these approaches to life for witnessing Christians and preachers today.

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Book: Not Like Any Other Book

Not Like Any Other Book

Faulty Bible interpretation lies at the root of every major mistake and 'ism' assailing churches today, and countless Christians are asking for the old, traditional and proven way of handling the Bible to be spelled out plainly.

A new approach to interpretation has also gripped many evangelical seminaries and Bible colleges, an approach based on the ideas of unbelieving critics, stripping the Bible of God's message, and leaving pastors impoverished in their preaching.

This book reveals what is happening, providing many brief examples of right and wrong interpretation. The author shows that the Bible includes its own rules of interpretation, and every believer should know what these are.

Also available in Spanish.

 

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Book: The Healing Epidemic

The Healing Epidemic

Dr Masters here answers the arguments used by healers in support of their methods. He explains Bible teaching on what demons can and cannot do, and how James 5 should be implemented in churches today.

He also proves that the conscious mind should always be switched on for spiritual activities. Included is a brilliant assessment of miraculous healing by a leading British medical professor.

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Book: The Personal Spiritual Life

The Personal Spiritual Life

From the personal indwelling of the Holy Spirit to living a life of commitment these chapters stir and encourage readers to advance spiritually.

In what sense may we ‘feel’ the presence of the Lord? What was the apostle Paul’s method for progress in holiness? How may we identify our spiritual gifts? And how may we count more for the Lord, and sustain spiritual joy? These are among the themes of this tonic for present-day disciples of Christ.

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Book: Church Membership in the Bible

Church Membership in the Bible

Christ has designed a ‘home’ or family for his people, described in these pages as an accomplishment of divine genius. This is a magnificent subject, vital to spiritual growth and blessing and also to our service for the Saviour.

This book answers many questions about churches and church membership in New Testament times. Next to having a real walk with Christ and knowing the doctrines of the faith, membership of a good church has a powerful formative influence on the believer’s life.

Also available in Spanish.

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Book: Only One Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Only One Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Young Christians these days are confronted by much confusion on the teaching of the Holy Spirit and how He baptizes, fills and anoints God's people.

When is the believer baptized with the Spirit, and what does it amount to? Is there a second baptism? How exactly does the Spirit witness with our spirit? Is the believer to struggle against sin, or does the Lord fight the battle for him? What is the filling of the Spirit? Clear answers are given to all such questions, with 'proof texts'. Ideal for all, especially young believers and study groups

 

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Book: Faith, Doubts, Trials and Assurance

Faith, Doubts, Trials and Assurance

Ongoing faith is essential for answered prayer, effective service, spiritual stability and real communion with God. This book answers many questions about faith, such as: How may we assess the state of our faith? How can faith be strengthened? What are the most dangerous doubts? How should difficult doubts be handled? What is the biblical attitude to trials? How can we tell if troubles are intended to chastise or to refine? What can be done to obtain assurance? Can a believer commit the unpardon-able sin? Exactly how is the Lord's presence felt?

Also available in Spanish.

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Book: God's Rules for Holiness

God's Rules for Holiness

Taken at face value the Ten Commandments are binding on all people, and will guard the way to Heaven, so that evil will never spoil its glory and purity. But the Commandments are far greater than their surface meaning, as this book shows.

They challenge us as Christians on a still wider range of sinful deeds and attitudes. They provide positive virtues as goals. And they give immense help for staying close to the Lord in our walk and worship.

The Commandments are vital for godly living and for greater blessing, but we need to enter into the panoramic view they provide of the standards and goals for redeemed people.

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Book: The Faith

The Faith

This is a popular, non-technical sweep through key themes of the Christian faith, highlighting very many inspiring and enlivening points. It often takes an oblique and unusual approach to a topic in order to bring out the full wonder and significance.

It is designed to be enjoyed by seasoned Christians, and also by all who want to explore the great features of the faith, and discover the life of the soul.

 

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Book: Men of Destiny

Men of Destiny

Here are the lives of fourteen remarkable people having in common a personal spiritual experience which changed and moulded them.

Given to unconverted people, these biographies challenge the heart and open the way to further spiritual influence.

For the preacher, youth leader or Sunday School teacher, they provide outstanding testimonies to illustrate and enrich messages for years to come.

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Book: Men of Purpose

Men of Purpose

A book to enrich the programme and devotions of homeschoolers, and a challenge and inspiration for young people for over 30 years. With many illustrations, it presents the lives of pioneer scientists along with historical and unique figures, each providing a powerful testimony to the saving grace of God. Here is an insight into the experiences and achievements of outstanding Christians and their times.

Strongly recommended by the late Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones, here is a collection of 11 outstanding testimonies to illustrate and enrich messages for years to come.

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Book: World Dominion

World Dominion

Reconstructionism is a movement among evangelical Christians which claims that, alongside evangelism, Christians have a mandate to secure dominion over the world, bringing all governments and social institutions under the authority of the cilvil law of Moses.

This book describes the movement and its prime movers, pointing out the fundamental mistakes which have led these thinkers to espouse ideas so greatly out of line with mainstream evangelicalism.

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Book: Missionary Triumph Over Slavery

Missionary Triumph Over Slavery

We are being told today that Christian missionaries of the past were tools of colonial oppression and destroyers of culture. For this reason Christianity is called a ‘white man’s religion’, best shunned by Afro-Caribbean and Asian people.

The story of missionary William Knibb shows how wildly wrong this is. Persecuted by British rulers in Jamaica because he opposed settlers’ abuses, he was pivotal in swinging British public opinion behind legislation to end colonial slavery.

This is the true story of valiant missionary work covering the emancipation of slaves and the great Jamaican Awakening. 

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Book: Joshua's Conquest

Joshua's Conquest

Joshua's Conquest is a book for reading, rather than a commentary, but in order to relate the material to the Book of Joshua, chapter and verse references are shown throughout.

Not all of Joshua is covered (such as the allocation of the land) and little attention is given to the geography of the battles, because Dr Masters' aim is to bring out the spiritual message for today, and to explain the 'problem' portions and passages which evoke questions on, for example, the morality of so much killing, and the apparent responsibility of God in hardening the hearts of the Canaanites.

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Book: The Lord's Pattern for Prayer

The Lord's Pattern for Prayer

This volume is almost a manual on prayer, providing a real spur to the devotional life. The Lord's own plan and agenda for prayer - carefully amplified - takes us into the presence of the Father, to prove the privileges and power of God's promises to those who pray.

Chapters cover each petition of the Lord's Prayer. Here, too, are sections on remedies for problems in prayer, how to intercede for others, the reasons why God keeps us waiting for answers, and the nature of the prayer of faith.

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Book: Heritage of Evidence

Heritage of Evidence

In today’s atheistic climate most people have no idea how much powerful evidence exists for the literal accuracy and authenticity of the biblical record. The British Museum holds a huge number of major discoveries that provide direct corroboration and background confirmation for an immense sweep of Bible history.

This survey of Bible-authenticating exhibits has been designed as a guide for visitors, and also to give pleasure and interest to readers unable to tour the galleries. It will also be most suitable for people who need to see the accuracy and inspiration of the Bible. 

 

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Book: The Charismatic Phenomenon

The Charismatic Phenomenon

Peter Masters and John C Whitcomb

Currently out of print

              The gifts of speaking in tongues, healing, receiving visions, working miracles, casting out demons, and prophesying have all come back on a wide scale in the last thirty years. The mighty sing-miracles of New Testament times are being experienced again. Or are they? How do present-day 'gifts' compare with the signs and wonders of the early church? Are they the same? Why have nearly two millennia of church history passed without them - including the greatest periods of reformation and revival?

This work has been helpful to many thousands, having passed through numerous printings in English, and having been translated into many other languages.

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Book: Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship

Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship

Peter Masters (Compiler)

This collection of metrical psalms and hymns was inspired by the spiritual riches of Our Own Hymn Book, compiled by C.H. Spurgeon in 1866, and once widely used among Particular Baptist Churches – especially causes pastored by Spurgeon's numerous students.  Although this is an entirely new hymnal, the link with Our Own Hymn Book is emphasised because the ethos and design of that outstanding collection has been keenly imitated, though in modern context.

This book begins with an evangelical psalter  'Spirit of the Psalms' (the first 150 hymn numbers correspond to the 150 psalms of the Bible)  followed by 591 carefully selected hymns.

 

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Book: How to Seek and Find the Lord

How to Seek and Find the Lord

This is for people who want to find the Lord. The author shows that finding God is not a vague matter, for there is a definite way of salvation provided by God, and revealed in the Bible. Responding to this message leads to conversion - a great change which brings a person to know and relate to the living God.

ISBN 9781899046027
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Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Book: A Seeker's Problems

A Seeker's Problems

This booklet answers ten problems encountered by serious seekers. These are not questions or doubts about the faith, but personal hindrances in approaching Christ, by faith. Many seekers have been helped by the advice given here.

ISBN 9781899046249
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Also available in Spanish.

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Book: Seven Certain Signs

Seven Certain Signs

Are there recognisable signs that true conversion has occurred? How can seekers tell if God has worked in their hearts? Or how can Christian workers discern the spiritual standing of a seeker or inquirer? This is a guide to the marks of true conversion.

ISBN 9781899046058
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Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Book: Baptism

Baptism

The Lord insists on baptism. Why? Here is the fourfold pictorial message of baptism intended by God for the believer, the church, and the world. And here also are the biblical reasons why baptism is for believers only, by immersion.

ISBN 9781899046010
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Book: Remember the Lord’s Day

Remember the Lord’s Day

Why was the sabbath day instituted by the Lord, and does it continue now as the Lord’s Day? If so, in what way has it changed with the coming of Christ? How should it be kept? This booklet responds to these and other questions, showing that the sabbath principle is still God’s will for believers today, and listing its purposes and blessings.

ISBN 9781899046324
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Book: Vanity of Vanities

Vanity of Vanities

Presents the experience of King Solomon, who experimented with every conceivable kind of pleasure, and concluded that life is pointless and predictable, unless people seek and find the Lord God, and know His power and guidance in their lives.

ISBN 9781899046133
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Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Book: Your Reasonable Service

Your Reasonable Service

It is a sad fact that many Bible-believing Christians do not engage in any real service for the Lord. They loyally attend meetings for worship and ministry, and often give generous financial support, but they do very little. This booklet focuses on the strong terms of exhortation to Christian service found in the New Testament.

ISBN 9781899046089
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Book: Stand for the Truth

Stand for the Truth

This booklet gives the biblical arguments for separation from false teaching, and shows the positive value of this. Ten commonly-heard arguments in defence of 'inclusivism' (co-operating in Bible-denying denominations, or with false teachers in evangelism, etc) are answered.

ISBN 9781899046119
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Book: The Power of Prayer Meetings

The Power of Prayer Meetings

Why does the Lord want believers to pray together? Will an undersized prayer meeting really blight the work of a church? What form should the prayer meeting ideally take? What should be the style and content of prayer?

ISBN 9781899046102
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Also available in Spanish.

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Book: The Purposes of the Lord's Supper

The Purposes of the Lord's Supper

The Saviour calls His people to observe His Supper regularly. But do we have a clear awareness of all that the Lord's Supper means? Here are nine purposes behind the Lord's Supper, providing a rich basis for thought and prayer at the Table of the Lord.

ISBN 9781899046096
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Book: Should Christians Drink?

Should Christians Drink?

What are the biblical arguments which have convinced the majority of Bible believers during the last two centuries that the Lord wants His people to abstain? Are alcoholic drinks right or wrong for a Christian? Why should something ‘right’ for Old Testament Israelites be ‘wrong’ for Christ’s church? What are the differences between the wines of Bible times and those of today? All who seek to honour Christ and be blessed in His service will want to consider the case set out in this booklet for abstinence. 

ISBN 9781899046379
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Book: Christian Stewardship

Christian Stewardship

This booklet presents biblical principles under a series of helpful headings. All the main questions about stewardship are answered, as the author draws Christians into the full blessing of belonging to the Lord.

ISBN 9781899046362
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Also available in Spanish.

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Book: The Rebellious Years

The Rebellious Years

The Need for Self-Understanding, this booklet is intended to help readers from mid-teenage to late twenties to understand the source of the inner rebellion that urges us all away from God in the 'second quarter' of life. Do we understand this strong urge to independence and unbelief - this battle of mind and soul?

ISBN 9781899046041
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Book: What you should know about your conscience

What you should know about your conscience

What is the mysterious faculty of conscience, and how does it function? What happens when it is abused, or attempts are made to reprogramme it? Can it cause psychosomatic illness? Here are all the vital facts, together with the only effective way of unburdening the hurting conscience.

ISBN 9781899046065
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