Strait Gate Publications – New Puritan, Baptist & Reformed e-Book Resource

Strait Gate Publications (SGP), run by Bill Foster (whom I’ve known for roughly 127 years) has just released a brand-spankin’ new e-book list featuring some outstanding titles and authors. More than that, however, is the ridiculously low price that Bill has put on his hard work. I know, I sound like a car salesman, but it’s true. Considering what you’re getting – hard-to-find, rare, out-of-print stuff – it is ridiculous. Many titles are also available in Amazon’s Kindle reader format, so if you’re ‘Kindle happy’, don’t panic. Did I mention that some of the titles are free? See? I told you it was ridiculous.

Here’s one offering, just to give you a taste:

By: Thomas Bakewell (b. 1618/9)

Format: E-Book

Publisher: Strait Gate Publications, Charlotte, NC [Copyright ©2010]
Language: English
Originally Pub.: 1643 (London: T. B. for Ed. Blakmore and Tho. Bankes)
Book Size: 39 pages plus Scripture Index

Item Number: SB-101

Cost: $.95

DESCRIPTION: With a Brief and plain Answer to them, as the Heads of them lie in order in the next Page of this Book.—“Being a nest of cursed Errors hatched by Heretics, fed and nourished by their Proselytes; being taken as they were flying abroad, were brought as the Eagle doth her young ones to see if they could endure to look upon the Sunbeams of truth with fixed eyes, the which they could not; were presently adjudged to be a Bastard brood, and their necks chopped off, and their carcasses thrown to the Dunghill.”


• It is not enough to have a persuasion that we are the children of God, except with that persuasion the gift of faith be wrought in us with all the qualifications of a child of God.

• A bare persuasion without any operation or sanctifying work of the Spirit of God in the soul, is the suggestion of the Devil, who would persuade them that kill you that they do God service (John 16:2).

• We must not content ourselves with a bare testimony, but we must labor to see the work wrought in us, let but thy conscience bring thee to thy trial and thou shalt easily see how it is with thee.

• It is the brand of a reprobate, when God ceaseth to correct him for his sin.

• The Law and the Gospel command the same virtues; and both forbid the same vices. Then what a cursed error is this to think that God the Son should free believers from all obedience to God the Father.

• It is not enough to call Him Lord and Master, and then to deny all duty of obedience to Him. This was the love of Judas who cried, Hail, Master, when he betrayed Him (Matthew 26:49).

• The Scriptures should be the sole judge of all controversies and that by which we should try all our thoughts, words, and actions.

Here’s the pitch from SGP:

“Great titles now available in an easy-to-use, self-executing and fully searchable format at unbelievably affordable prices.

Strait Gate Publications is dedicated to preserving rare, out-of-print, hard-to-find titles in an easy-to-use, executable e-book format at affordable prices. We specialize in Christian, Biographical and Historical literature. Particular emphasis is given to Puritan, Baptist and Reformed writings. Christian history, American history, Southern heritage and Biography are also prominent.

Preserving the Past for the Present and Beyond To and For the Glory of God Alone!

Take 10 minutes to check out our Title Listings & FREE e-Book downloads, etc.

Contact us by email for lists, updates, order form and other items of usefulness. Please know that your email address will never be shared with anyone and it can be removed from our list at any time your request.”

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. – (Matt. 7:13, 14)

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