We are pleased to announce that our book Spiritual Refining, Volume 1 is now back in print. Anthony Burgess was a member of the Westminster Assembly of divines and pastor of the church at Sutton Coldfield. After the Restoration he was ejected from Sutton Coldfield and lived at Tamworth. He was the author of numerous treatises including A Vindication of the Moral Law; The True Doctrine of Justification; The Doctrine of Original Sin; and Expository Sermons of the 17th Chapter of John. This edition of Spiritual Refining is the first of Burgess' works to be modernized and reprinted since the 17th century.
Originally published in 1652, Spiritual Refining is a classic work on true and false conversion, regeneration, signs of true and false grace, and assurance of salvation. We have selected 30 of the best sermons from the original work which relate most to today. They have been modernized and newly typeset. The book is approximately 300 pages in length. Some of the sermons included are:
Showing the Difference Between Assurance and Presumption;
Whether Hypocrites May Obtain to Some Measure of Practical Knowledge in Matters of Religion;
That Opposition to and Abstinence from Sin is a Sign of Grace;
Love to the Godly is a Sign of Grace;
Gifts and Parts in Matters of Religion No Sign of Grace;
External Obedience to the Law of God, No Sure Evidence for Heaven;
Manifesting that the Greatest Sufferings for Christ Are Not Infallible Evidences of Grace;
That Every Peaceable Frame of Heart, and Persuasion of God's Love, is Not a Sure Testimony of Saving Grace;
The Difficulty and in Some Sense the Impossibility of Salvation;
That a Man's Leaving those Gross Sins he hath Lived in, Is No Sign of Grace;
Showing What the New Birth or Regeneration Is;
Showing How Ignorant Men of Great Learning and Outward Righteousness in the World May Be of Regeneration;
The Ground and Necessity of Regeneration is the Corruption of Men's Nature;
Laying Open the Counterfeits of the New Birth;
Showing the Counterfeits of the New Creature;
Showing the Causes of the Senselessness, Silence, and Stupidity of the Consciences of Most Men;
A Plea for Strictness in Religion; and many more.
Spiritual Refining, Volume 1 is now ready for shipment. It retails for $26.95. We are offering this classic work on true and false conversion at a price of $17.95 including shipping. To order online click on the link below and fill in the search form.