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Christian in Complete Armour: Volume 3 PB

Christian in Complete Armour: Volume 3 PB

By: William Gurnall, Ruthanne Garlock

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Publisher Banner of Truth
Year 1989
ISBN 9780851515601

The Christian in Complete Armour is certainly one of the greatest of all the Puritans’ practical writings. This third volume in the 3-volume paperback set is a modernized abridgement of the Puritan Classic by William Gurnall.


‘If I might read only one book beside the Bible, I would choose The Christian in Complete Armour.’– JOHN NEWTON

‘Gurnall’s work is peerless and priceless; every line is full of wisdom; every sentence is suggestive. I have often resorted to it when my own fire has been burning low, and I have seldom failed to find a glowing coal upon Gurnall’s hearth.’– C.H. SPURGEON

‘A beautiful feature in Gurnall’s book is its richness in pithy, pointed, and epigrammatical sayings. You will often find in a line and a half some great truth, put so concisely, and yet so fully, that you really marvel how so much thought could be got into so few words. Solid scriptural theology, like that contained in these pages, should be valued and studied in the church. Books in which Scripture is reverently regarded as the only rule of faith and practice – books in which Christ and the Holy Ghost have their rightful office – books in which justification, and sanctification, and regeneration, and faith, and grace, and holiness are clearly, distinctly, and accurately delineated and exhibited – these are the only books which do real good. Few things need reviving more than a taste for such books as these among readers.’– J.C. RYLE




                The Kind of Faith Commended  19
                The Nature of Justifying Faith     20
                Why Faith Is Compared to a Shield           27
                The Meaning of the Expression ‘Above All’          30
                I.The Pre-Eminence Of Faith Above Other Graces             32
                                Why Faith Is   Pre-eminent          33
                                How Faith’s   Influence Reaches the Other Graces            39
                                The   Pre-eminence of Unbelief among Sins        48
                                Why We Should   Be Serious in the Trial of Our Faith        51
                                How to Judge   the Truth of Faith              54
                                Exhortation   to Unbelievers to Obtain the Shield of Faith              68
                                Directions to   Unbelievers for Attaining Faith     69
                                Exhortation   to Believers to Preserve the Shield of Faith               79
                                Faith Must Be   Preserved Because of Its Pre-eminence among Graces   79
                                Directions to   Believers for the Preserving of Faith           81
                                How We Know   If Faith Is Weak or Strong            86
                                The Believer   Must Acknowledge Faith 93
                                Suspicions   Which Lead to a Person’s Denying His Faith  94
                                Characteristics   of the Doubt Which May Accompany True Faith                95
                                Characteristics   of Presumptuous Faith 98

  1. A Powerful Argument To Quench The Fiery Darts Of The Wicked          101
                                Description   of the Enemy           101
                                Faith’s Power   Over the Enemy                106
                                Fiery Darts   of Pleasing Temptations       107
                                Faith’s Power   to Quench Pleasing Temptations                109
                                Faith’s   Victory Distinguished from Heathens’ Victory     117
                                How to Use   the Shield of Faith to Quench Enticing Temptations               119
                                Fiery Darts   of Fearful Temptations         123
                                Faith’s Power   to Quench Fearful Temptations  124
                                Faith Opposes   Sin with a View of the Great God              137
                                Faith   Relieves the Soul Which Fears God’s Justice           139
                                Faith Fights   Sin through the Greatness of God’s Promises           144
                                Faith Teaches   the Virtue of God’s Promises       144
                                Faith Opposes   Despair 150
                                The   Connection of the Helmet with the Shield and Other Pieces of Armour        155
                                Inferences   Drawn from the Connection of Graces          158
  1. The Helmet Of Salvation – What It Is   159
                                The Nature of   the Hope That Forms the Helmet              159
                                Why This Hope   Is Called the Hope of Salvation 162
                                Why Hope Is   Compared to a Helmet     163
  1. The Use Of The Helmet            164
                                Hope and   Worthy Achievements            165
                                Hope and   Diligence in the Smallest Service         170
                                Hope Supports   the Christian in the Greatest Afflictions                172
                                Influences of   Hope on Christians in Affliction    173
                                Hope and   Comfort When God Delays the Performance of the Promise                179
                                Assurance   Which Hope Gives When God Delays to Perform His Promise              184
                III. Applications Of The Doctrine Of The Christian Helmet               188
                                The Metal of   Our Helmet of Hope          189
                                Exhortation   to Those Who Have This Helmet of Hope   192
                                Why We Should   Strengthen Our Hope 200
                                How to   Strengthen Hope           205
                                Exhortation   to Those Who Have Not Got the Helmet of Hope   218
                                The Kind of   Arms for the Christian’s Use             222
                                The Order and   Place of This Piece of Armour     224
  1. The Weapon Itself       225
                                What Is Meant   by the Word of God       226
                                The Holy   Scriptures Are the Undoubted Word of God   227
                                Divinity of   Scripture: Its Subject Matter               228
                                Divinity of   Scripture: Its Supernatural Effects     237
  1. Why The Word Of God Is Called ‘The Sword Of The Spirit’        244
                                Why God’s   Word Is Compared to a Sword          244
                                Why This   Sword Is Attributed to the Spirit          245
                                The Written   Word Is the Sword By Which Christians Overcome Enemies              246
                                God’s Word   Overcomes Persecutors    247
                                God’s Word   Overcomes Heretics            249
                                God’s Word   Overcomes Corruptions and Lusts                251
                                God’s Word   Overcomes Afflictions        253
                                The   Presumption of any in Disarming People of This Spiritual Sword       256
                                The   Sufficiency of Scripture       258
                                The   Wickedness of Using the Sword to Defend Sin         258
                                Thankfulness   for the Word        260
                                The   Importance of Studying God’s Word            264
                                God Is Able   to Interpret His Word          267
                III. How To Use The Sword Of The Word                269
                                How to Use   the Sword Against Persecutors       269
                                Scriptural   Promises for Believers’ Sorrows          273
                                How to Use   the Sword Against Heretics               276
                                How to Use   the Sword Against Lusts     284
                                How to Use   the Sword of the Word Against Afflictions 303
                                Exhortation   to Ministers Concerning the Sword of the Word

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