Enjoy these edifying Th.M. thesis papers by Rev. Charles R. Biggs.
The Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Literature
We should expect there to be similarities between the Bible and other ancient Near Eastern literature, and we should in no way be intimidated by this. We should expect to find mankind who is made in Godâ€™s image, seeking to tell the story of creation, the flood, or other great events in history. Godâ€™s revelation is given to man in real history, in time and space.
Click here to read:Â Ancient Near Eastern Literature and the Bible.Revised.2018
Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival in the Reformed Tradition
A review essay of revival in the Reformed tradition.
Click here to read:Â PRTS.2017.CH865.Revival in Reformed Tradition.Critical Review.June.2017.final for Dr. Haykin
Conditionality and the Covenant of Grace
The glory of the Covenant of Grace is that it is conditional, but all of the conditions have been met for the believer in Christ.
Click here to read:Â PRTS.Reformed Covenant Theology.S.Myers.Spring 2017.Conditionality and Covenant.research paper.final to Dr.S.G.Myers
R. L. Dabney: Theologian of Revival and â€œLost Cause Revivalistâ€
A look at a faithful Southern Presbyterianâ€™s unfortunate journey from true revival to the religion of the Lost Cause.
Click here to read:Â R L Dabney and Revival.PRTS.CH865.May.2017.Revival in Reformed Tradition.Research Paper.June.2017.final to Dr. Haykin
John Owen, the Holy Spirit, and True Christian Experience
Learn from our forefather John Owen on the importance of the Holy Spirit and Holy Scripture in our Christian experience. â€œExperience is the food of all graceâ€ by the grace and power of Christâ€™s Spirit.
Click here to read:Â ThM.PRTS.Theology of John Owen.Experience the Food of All Grace.John Owen.final edit for Derek Thomas (2)
Entertaining the â€œBlessed Lodgerâ€: A Theology of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel Ministry of Richard Sibbes
The â€œSweetdropper,â€ the â€œHeavenly Dr. Sibbes,â€ is a gold mine of tender, pastoral advice on how to make Christ known in life and preaching.
Click here to read:Â ThM.PRTS.Fall.2015.Sibbes.Independent Study.Entertaining the Blessed Lodger.A Pastoral Theology of Richard Sibbes.final edit (1)
Common Grace: John Calvin, Abraham Kuyper, and Cornelius Van Til
â€œWhat a wonderful world!â€ God is great and good, and so very kind to us. How might we better understand the biblical teaching of common grace with the help of forefathers John Calvin, Abraham Kuyper, and Cornelius Van Til?
Click here to read:Â PRTS.2016.Soteriology.Common Grace and the Gospel.finaldraft.April.2016
â€œMost Lovingâ€:Â The Love of God in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism
How deep is the love of God in Christ (Eph. 3:17-19)! How faithfully the Westminster Divines structured their confession on the revealed love of God in Christ!
Click here to read:Â PRTS.Westminster Assembly.Research Paper.Most Loving.Summer.2016.final.edit.CVD
Watchfulness in the Christian Life: A Study of Wilhelmus Ã Â Brakelâ€™s Contribution to Reformed Spirituality
Christians must understand how important it is to â€œwatch and prayâ€ as they journey to the Heavenly Kingdom.
Click here to read:Â ThM.PRTS.2014.2015.Watchfulness in the Christian Life.Study of a Brakel.final draft to print
Fear of the Lord in Union with Christ: Spiritual Fruit and Root
How might Christians grow spiritually through their understanding of the fear of God? Our forefather John Calvin gives helpful advice on how to love God as our Heavenly Father in Christ while dreading to offend Him worse than death. This is the fear of the LORD that is the beginning of wisdom.
Click here to read:Â PRTS.BS.CH.HOM.902.ThM.John Calvin.Richard Sibbes.Fear of God with Bibliography.Final.Edit.for Dr. Myers.Fall 2016
Affectionately Desirous of Him: The Power of Holy Affections for Holy Love and Holy Living in the Writings of Richard Sibbes, Thomas Brooks, John Owen, and Eminent English Puritans of the 17th Century
The Psalmist says to God, â€œMy soul pants after you…â€ How can the truth of God’s word by His Holy Spirit move our affections in this way for holy love and holy living in Christ? Let us learn from Richard Sibbes, John Owen and Thomas Brooks how to say with the Psalmist from the heart, â€œThere is nothing I desire more than you, O God!â€
Click here to read:Â ThM.PRTS.2015.Affectionately Desirous of Him.final edit for Dr. Beeke