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Post-Christmas Freebies

We’ve got some new free stuff for you!

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This book contains the most important documents of the early Restoration Movement writers, as well as a couple second and third generation writings.

*The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery (Barton W. Stone)
*The Declaration and Address (Thomas Campbell)
*The Sermon on the Law (Alexander Campbell)
*Our Position (Isaac Errett)
*The World’s Need of Our Plea (J.H. Garrison)

Also included are introductions to each document/writer by Charles A. Young.

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William Whitsitt was a Baptist professor whose stated purpose was to prove that the church of Christ (known popularly as “the Disciples of Christ”) was nothing more than the offspring of the Sandemanians, a group which Baptists and some others had labelled as heretics years earlier.  George W. Longan, a preacher of the gospel, wrote a book of in reply, exposing the ludicrous reasoning (if such it could be called) of Whitsitt, and made it abundantly clear by also including scathing reviews of Whitsitt’s book–reviews that were written by his own Baptist brethren!

Updated, with a whole bunch of brand-new footnotes by yours truly.

BOTH of these books are now available in the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary (look under the “Restoration Movement” heading).

-Bradley S. Cobb

The Preacher Who was Kicked out of the Church…

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Elijah Martindale, a pioneer preacher of the 1800s, was quite an interesting character.  If you read the free preview edition of the Quarterly (you can download it here), then you got to read some of the interesting things that happened in his life, including the fact that he was kicked out of the church that he was preaching for…

because he preached the truth on baptism and salvation.

There are a lot of interesting things that happened in this man’s life, and we only touched a few of them in the Quarterly.  But today, we are giving you a much fuller picture.

Today’s addition to the absolutely free Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary is The Autobiography and Sermons of Elijah Martindale.  Take a look at what you can read in this free eBook:

  • Chapter I.
    Birth and Early Training — Emigration to Ohio — To Indiana — Indian Troubles — Returning a Second Time to Our New Home — Religious Impressions.
  • Chapter II.
    Marriage — Deep Conviction for Sin — Christian Experience and Baptism — A Journey with William Stubbs — Uniting with the Newlight Church.
  • Chapter III.
    Ordained to the Ministry — First Sermon — Poverty and Persecution — Mourners Uncomforted — Preaching Near New Lisbon — Flattery.
  • Chapter IV.
    The Jerusalem Doctrine Calls Down Persecution — Voted Out of the New House — Some Things Lacking — Controversial Preaching — Ministers Exhorted to Faithfulness.
  • Chapter V.
    Preaching the Gospel — Desire for Union — Love for the Erring — Zeal of the Old Preachers
  • Chapter VI.
    Preaching Near Middletown.
  • Chapter VII.
    Preaching at Bentonville.
  • Chapter VIII.
    A Flourishing Church at Hillsboro.

Sermons and Articles

  • Chapter IX.
    On Family Training.
  • Chapter X.
    The Gospel Invitation.
  • Chapter XI.
    A Sermon on Supporting the War
  • Chapter XII.
    Sermon On Prayer.
  • Chapter XIII.
    Letter To Church Members.
  • Chapter XIV.
    Object And Form Of Local Churches.
  • Chapter XV.
    On Exhortation.
  • Chapter XVI.
    Parable Of The Ten Virgins.
  • Chapter XVII.
    Religion And Politics.
  • Chapter XVIII.
    Where Is The True Church Of Christ?.
  • Chapter XIX.
    Letter To My Brother John.
  • Chapter XX.
    Extract From Speech Delivered At An Old Settlers’  Meeting At New Castle, Ind.
  • Chapter XXI.
    Sermon delivered at the Christian Chapel, New Castle, April 13, 1873.
  • Song I Used To Hear My Father Sing.
  • A Brief Excerpt Of The History Of The Martindale Family In America.

I found this to be a very interesting read, and I think you will too.  It’s not that long–actually only 67 pages.

If you like the church, the truth, conflict, and history, you’ll get all of it in this book that we’ve proofread, reformatted, and made into a nice-looking eBook just for you!

Read it online, or download it for later reading by clicking the link below:

Autobiography and Sermons of Elder Elijah Martindale

-Bradley S. Cobb

Three Free Books

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I hope that caught your attention.  We were busy last week and didn’t get as many books added to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary as we wanted, so we’re making up for it this week!

Today, we’re adding three more books for your enjoyment!  And here they are:

The Gospel and Its Elements

By James Challen, this book could be called a doctrinal history of the Restoration Movement.  By that, I mean that he writes about the biblical doctrines and practices pleaded for (without mentioning the names of anyone involved) by people like Alexander Campbell, Walter Scott, James Challen, and others.

To download it, just click the link below:

The Gospel and Its Elements (James Challen)

A Primitive Missionary Church

Written by H.L. Hastings (a big name in the late 1800s for his fight against atheists and skeptics), this sermon is all about the church in Thessalonica.  While we might not agree with everything he says, it is a worthwhile read–and it isn’t that long.  The download link is below:

A Primitive Missionary Church (H.L. Hastings)

The Disciples of Christ in Illinois and Their Attitude Toward Slavery

Originally given as a lecture before the Illinois State Historical Society in 1913, N.S. Haynes presented his manuscript for publication in their official minutes.  It gives a very brief history of the Restoration Movement, then a brief history of how the Restoration made its way into Illinois, and then briefly shows the attitude of many of the brethren in the state toward slavery prior to the Civil War.  It is an interesting historical piece, and we have taken the liberty to correct a few historical errors that the author made (with notations of what was changed appearing in footnotes).

You can download it and read it here:

Disciples of Christ in Illinois and Their Attitude Toward Slavery

-Bradley S. Cobb

The 1957 Lipscomb College Bible Lectures

We are sorry for not getting more posted this week.  We will be making up for that next week, where each daily post from Tuesday through Friday will (Lord willing) contain multiple additions to the Jimmie Beller eLibrary to finish celebrating the one-year anniversary.

We spent the early part of this week at the hospital with one of the families from the congregation here in McLoud.  Kitty Patterson, a wonderful friend and sister in Christ, was hospitalized last week, and the doctors discovered a 4-inch cancer that ended up getting into her stomach, intestines, and colon.  They gave her no chance of surviving the surgery, but through the prayers of her Christian family, she came through it with flying colors.  She will be hospitalized for close to another week, and then will have to be in a rehab center for several weeks while she recovers.

I know you’ll understand when I say that being there for her and her family was tops on our priority list, and getting new posts done fell by the wayside until today.

And now, on to our new addition to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary.

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What we are giving you today is a series of lessons, given by some very prominent preachers of the last century.  It is the 1957 David Lipscomb College Bible Lectures (Part 1).  I don’t know if a part 2 was ever published, but if it was, I don’t have a copy of it.  🙂

If you’d like to know what is contained in this eBook, you have two choices: download it and read it, or just look below.

Contents

  1. The Hope Of The World (John H. Banister)
  2. The Place Of The Bible At Lipscomb (Batsell Barrett Baxter)
  3. The Pattern For Personal Development (E. G. Couch, Jr.)
  4. Facing Denominational Trends (Carroll B. Ellis)
  5. The Scriptures—Our Pattern (Reuel Lemmons)
  6. The Pattern—The Bible (Jim Bill Mcinteer)
  7. Christ, Our Pattern In Teaching Our Young (Wyatt Sawyer)
  8. The Pattern In Sound Doctrine (Rex A. Turner)
  9. Lessons From The Past (Howard A. White)
  10. Where There Is No Pattern (Athens Clay Pullias)
  11. Principles Of New Testament Congregational Cooperation (Cecil N. Wright)
  12. Facts That Support Our Faith (Joe E. Sanders)
  13. Christ-Centered Living (Ernest O. Stewart, Jr.)
  14. The Objectives Of Lipscomb (Athens Clay Pullias)

To read this fully-reformatted eBook, or to save it for later perusal, just click the link below:

Lipscomb Lectures – 1957

-Bradley S. Cobb

Studies in Philippians

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With today’s entry into the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary, we have reached the conclusion of the R.C. Bell series, “Studies in the Scriptures.”  Just go on over to the eLibrary and download his volumes on Romans, Ephesians, and Galatians under the “Commentaries/Bible Studies” section if you missed them.

Today’s addition to the library is “Studies in Philippians,” a series of twelve “essays” on this inspired letter from Paul to the Christians in Philippi.  At the end of each essay is a series of questions for discussion, making this a good tool to use in Bible classes or personal study.

To read this online, or to save it for future enjoyment, simply click the link below!

Studies in Philippians (R.C. Bell)

-Bradley S. Cobb

Studies in Ephesians

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As we promised last week, We are now giving you — FREE of charge — another volume in R.C. Bell’s “Studies in the Scriptures” series.

Today’s addition to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary is “Studies in Ephesians,” which was originally published by Firm Foundation nearly 60 years ago.  This book contains twenty “essays” on the book of Ephesians, designed to be used in a Bible class setting or for personal study.

For those who would like R.C. Bell’s complete “Studies in the Scriptures” series in one convenient volume, it is available in print from Cobb Publishing at Amazon.com.

Also included in this volume is the autobiography of R.C. Bell, which, if you are a long-time reader of The Cobb Six, you may have seen here.

We hope you enjoy and are edified by this completely reformatted book!  To read online, or to download for future use, simply click the link below!

Studies in Ephesians (R.C. Bell)

-Bradley S. Cobb

The New Birth, or How and When is One Born Again?

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Perry Cotham was a great gospel preacher who passed away back in 2013.  He wrote several tracts during his lifetime, and this is one of his best.  He wrote clearly, biblically, and convincingly.

Today’s addition to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary is called “The New Birth, or How and When is One Born Again?”  It is a discussion of the most important question for any and every person on earth: “What must I do to be saved?”

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Chapters

  1. The New Birth
    1. The Man Nicodemus
    2. The Kingdom of God
    3. Born of Water and the Spirit
    4. A New Life Begins
  2. The Voice of Scholars
  3. Parallel Scriptures
    1. Statements of Jesus Regarding Entrance into the Kingdom
    2. The New Birth Explained by the Great Commission
    3. Comparison of the Language of Jesus and Paul Regarding Entrance into the Kingdom
  4. The New Birth Demonstrated
    1. The Three Thousand on Pentecost
    2. The Samaritans
    3. The Eunuch
    4. Saul of Tarsus
    5. Conclusion
  5. General summary and Conclusion

To read this completely reformatted and corrected work, just click the link below.  You’ll be benefited by it!

The New Birth (Perry Cotham)

-Bradley S. Cobb

Studies in Romans

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We continue our month-long anniversary celebration for the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary, giving you a new FREE eBook almost every day of the week.  And today is no exception!

Originally published in 1947 by Firm Foundation, today’s addition to the library is a great resource for those who want to know more about the book of Romans.

R.C. Bell’s book, Studies in Romans, is divided into 52 lessons, with questions at the end of each lesson.  It was designed to be used in Bible classes, and gives a full year of structured study in this wonderful epistle of Paul.

We formatted this book several years ago, but have caught a few typos since then.  If you happen to find some more that we missed, please let us know, and we’ll upload a corrected version.

Studies in Romans is available in print as part of the complete “Studies in the Scriptures” book by R.C. Bell.  If you’re interested in this 405-page paperback book covering Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, and Philippians, it is available on Amazon.com.  Or, if you’re good with the digital editions, just download today’s offering, and wait for the other three which will be posted next week. (should I have said SPOILER ALERT?)

To read this book online, or download it for later enjoyment, just click the link below:

Bell, RC – Studies in Romans

-Bradley S. Cobb

Is Baptism Necessary?

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Another day, another FREE, completely reformatted and corrected eBook!

Today’s entry into the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary is a 23-page tract by someone who calls himself “Aquila.”  This was originally published in the late 1800s or early 1900s, but is still very relevant today.

Contents

  1. Is Baptism Necessary?
  2. Peter Agrees with Ananias
  3. By Authority of Jesus
  4. Paul’s Comparison
  5. Peter’s Comparison
  6. The Tabernacle
  7. The Twelve Re-Baptized
  8. A Heart-To-Heart Talk

We invite you to read this short work, or download it for later perusal by simply clicking the link below:

Is Baptism Necessary? (Aquilla)

-Bradley S. Cobb

Tracts on Conversion

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Today’s addition to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary is a small booklet comprised of four tracts on the topic of conversion.  Like yesterday’s entry into the eLibrary, this one was also written by John Anderson.  But there was no date on this one.  We can only guess that it was put our sometime in the 1940’s or 50’s.

Contents

  1. The Best Life Here and Hereafter
  2. The Demands of the Gospel in Conversion
  3. To Anxious Enquirers: What Must We Do?
  4. The Kingdom of Heaven

To download this book for later use, or to read it online today, just click the link below!!!!

Tracts on Conversion (John Anderson)

-Bradley S. Cobb