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Bible Study Tools

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Search Bible verses using the translation and version you prefer with over 39 to choose from including King James Version (KJV), New International Version (NIV), New American Standard (NASB), The Message (MSG), New Living Translation (NLT), Holman Christian Standard (HCSB), English Standard Version (ESV) and other versions.

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The Westminster Confession of Faith

When the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America was
formed in 1788, it adopted (with minor revisions) the Westminster
Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms (1647), as its
secondary standards (the Bible itself being the only infallible rule of
faith and practice). Officers in the Presbyterian Church in America take
a vow to “sincerely receive and adopt” these confessional documents “as
containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures.”

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Westminster Larger Catechism

Westminster Larger Catechism

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Westminster Shorter Catechism

Westminster Shorter Catechism

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PCA Book of Church Order

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in America, which is subject
to and subordinate to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the
inerrant Word Of God, consists of its doctrinal standards set forth in
the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Book of Church Order, comprising the Form of Government, the Rules of Discipline and the Directory for Worship; all as adopted by the Church.

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Pointing the Way: A Guide to Christian Literature on the Internet

Pointing the Way:
A Guide to Christian Literature on the Internet
v. 2.20 April 05, 2006
Part I: Bibles, Bible Study Aids, Books

This document contains pointers to internet accessible literature related to Classical Christianity (a term coined by C.S. Lewis to describe a theology which affirms the importance of a transforming faith in Christ as God and Savior). Literature referenced is viewable online (ie. in both ascii and html format). Additional resources or corrections should be directed to the document maintainers at njb@iclnet.org with LIT in the subject line. We are not currently adding many new resources to this guide, but continue to try to update incorrect links as they need correction. We are adding links to our Guide to Christian Resources on the Internet.

The latest version of this document is available via web or ftp at ICLnet: http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/christian-books.html.

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The Hall of Church History

A FRIEND who noticed my reading habits asked, “Why would anyone want to study theology by reading A Bunch of Dead Guys? Shouldn’t you focus mostly on current works, or risk becoming an irrelevant theological fossil?”
My answer: the truth about God is timeless. The last infallible book of theology was written nearly two thousand years ago. In theology, if it’s new, it probably isn’t true…  Phil Johnson, Curator

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Modern Reformation – A bi-monthly theological journal of the Reformed Faith

We are more than a talk show and a magazine. We believe that each
generation must rediscover and apply the gospel to their own time. We
long to see a second reformation – a modern Reformation take hold of our
churches and return them to the God-honoring, Christ-centered,
Spirit-wrought places of worship they should be. Over the past twenty
years, we’ve grown more hopeful that such a reformation is possible. So,
we’re putting our time and resources to work toward one, helping
Christians “know what they believe and why they believe it.”

In the late 1980s, Michael Horton (host of White Horse Inn and editor in chief of Modern Reformation

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World – A weekly news publication with a Christian worldview

WORLD tries to be salt, not sugar.

We like to report good news but we don’t make it sticky-sweet. We also report bad news because Christ’s grace becomes most meaningful when we’re aware of sin. We want to be tough-minded but warmhearted.

We are dependent on God and independent of any political faction or interest group. We don’t let advertisers influence news content. We don’t print glorified press releases. We respect the office of president of the United States and submit to the ruling authorities instituted by God (Romans 13:1-6), but we will be critical when necessary—even with those whose policies we generally agree with. We criticize corruption, even when…

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