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PCRT Anthology Giveaway

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Since its inauguration in 1974, the Philadelphia Conference of Reformed Theology has hosted some of the most gifted and trustworthy pastors, theologians and speakers from around the world in order to teach God's word and sound doctrine. Among the celebrated speakers at PCRT have been James Boice, R.C. Sproul, John Gerstner, J.I. Packer, Eric Alexander, Elizabeth Elliott, John Stott, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Michael Horton, Ligon Duncan. Derek Thomas, Kevin DeYoung and Richard Phillips. The PCRT is the nation's oldest, continually operating, reformed conference. This year, we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of this beloved conference; therefore, we are giving away two PCRT Anthology flash drives. To enter the giveaway, sign up here. We will select a winner two weeks from today. 

Here are all of the conferences from 1974-2017--with links to the talks that are include in MP3 format on the flash drive:

1974: The Doctrines of Grace

1975: On Knowing God

1976: Our Sovereign God

1977: Man the Sinner, Man the Saint

1978: The Cross Our Glory: The Nature and Extent of the Atonement

1979: In Praise of Christ: The Biblical Name and Titles

1980: If God Be for Us

1981: How to Grow Your Faith

1982: Come, Change our World!

1983: Predestination

1984: Christ or "Big Brother"?  A Christian Vision for Today's Society

1985: The Church: God's New Society

1986: Our Blessed Hope: The Biblical Doctrine of Last Things

1987: How Great Thou Art

1988: How Firm a Foundation

1989: Whatever Happened to Sin?

1990: Redeemed! Redemption Accomplished

1991: Redeemed! Redemption Applied

1992: Our Wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

1993: Walking in the Old Paths

1994: Desiring God: A Reformed Perspective on Worship

1995: Two Cities, Two Loves

1996: What the Church Needs Now is Reformation

1997: The Theology of the Cross

1998: Worship God!

1999: Amazing Grace

2000: Our Promise Keeping God

2001: Lord, Have Mercy

2002: The Promised Holy Spirit

2003: Christ and His Church

2004: Forgiven, Forgiving

2005: One Way: The Exclusive Claims of Christianity

2006: The Doctrines of Grace

2007: The Word: Above All Earthly Powers

2008: Precious Blood: The Atoning Work of Christ

2009: Right with God: The Doctrine of Justification

2010: These Last Days

2011: Children of God: Adopted into the Father's Love

2012: The Gospel: What? Why? How?

2013: In the Beginning: God, Adam and You

2014: Profaning the Sacred

2015: Holiness and Honor: A Reformed View of Sex and Marriage

2016: How Firm a Foundation: The Bible's Authority, Sufficiency and Clarity

2017: Reformation: Recovering the Essence of the Gospel

A Word from an Alliance Board Member

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Thomas Martin, member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals board of directors, reflects on the legacy of R.C. Sproul and his relationship with the Alliance:


When James Boice died of liver cancer in June of 2000, his close friend R. C. Sproul was asked to speak at the memorial service. As Sproul rose to the pulpit, he reminded the crowd (as he often did) of a historic parallel. Philip Melanchthon, at Martin Luther's funeral in 1546, compared the death of Luther to the heavenly ascension of Elijah (the prophet whose very name meant "Yahweh is God!"). Melanchthon quoted  Elisha's lament at the loss of his dear friend and mentor: 

"And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

"And Elisha saw it, and he cried, 'My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.' And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

"He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

"And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, 'Where is the Lord God of Elijah?' and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over" (2 Kings 2:11-14). 

It took a few hours for the death of R.C. Sproul to sink into my soul. R.C. was a giant, and a true Christian. Imperfect, to be sure, yet a man with a genuine heart and love for Jesus. He exemplified the work of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. In a real sense, I had the feeling that the Alliance came about because Jim Boice wanted others to know R.C. Sproul as he did: a man catholic in spirit, but unbending in the truth of the holy Scriptures.

Now both are gone. Others must carry on, and we shrink from the reality that we no longer have R.C. to share in the work of the Kingdom of God. We want to cry out "My father! My father!" Yet we see him no more. 

We must recall that even in his sorrow, Elisha "took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him." The power of God is not diminished by the loss of God's saints. As John Wesley wrote: "God buries His workers and carries on His work." May the God of Elijah, the God of Jim Boice, and the God of R.C. Sproul carry on His work until Jesus comes again.

-Thomas Martin 


The Alliance is offering free R.C. Sproul MP3 downloads from Alliance conferences spanning over 30 years. Head to ReformedResources.org/R-C-Sproul for your free download.