Palm OS Downloads
I had a complaint that all the history that I had here was confusing. So, I simplified the intro. The files are the same. I still use some of the regularly. As far as I can remember, they are all in iSilo format. It does a great job of rendering web site captures. The results are quite impressive and very usable with hyperlinking. Size listed is for the download archive itself.
Art of War - (123K) Sun Tzu's classic treatise from about 500 BC on how to conduct warfare. Still used today around the world. From here.
Calvin on the Articles Agreed Upon at Paris - (49K) In 1542, the doctors of theology in the University of Paris drew up a set of 25 articles defining what they held to be orthodox Roman beliefs, and prescribed them as binding upon lecturers and students alike. These were Calvin's old enemies, and he immediately wrote a witty and telling reply, publishing the articles with an ironical "proof" attached to each, and then adding a more positive exposition in counter-argument. From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
Calvin's Commentaries - (24MB) Calvin defined the Reformation, basing everything on Biblical truths and admonitions, as well as a firm understanding of the difference between the City of God and the City of Man. I captured his entire commentary set in iSilo format from BibleStudyGuide.org which provide both outstanding exposition of the Scriptures and insight into this great reformer's Biblical understanding. Note that this file is huge and may take a long time to download over a dial-up connection.
Catechism for Young Children - (7K) Introduction to the Westminster Shorter Catechism for children. From what I've seen, many adults would benefit from its conciseness as well. From CRTA.
Death of Death in the Death of Christ - (390K) Outstanding polemic that demolishes the errors of Arminianism. Written in 1652, it has never been answered in its particulars. Not light reading, but J.I. Packer's outstanding introduction is well worth the price of admission. From Gracious Call.
Didache - (9K) Interesting and very old document said to be a first or second century summary of the teaching of the twelve apostles to the gentiles. At one time it was considered for the New Testament canon, although eventually rejected due to its uncertain origin. From here.
Early Creeds - (6K) Small collection of early Christian creeds. Includes the Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, Chalcedonian Creed, and the Definition of Chalcedon. Extracted from Daric Bossman's Reformed Confessions 3.0 , which is in Windows 95/98 help format (highly recommended!). WTG format.
French Confession - (14K) Written by John Calvin and his protégé Antoine de la Roche Chandieu. It was approved by a synod in Paris in 1559 and adopted (slightly revised) by the Synod of La Rochelle in 1571. It became the Huguenots' creed. The Huguenots were Reformed Frenchmen massacred (men, women, and children) by the tens of thousands (over 100,000 in one week alone) at the hands of the Roman Catholic Jesuits and their henchmen, starting on 24 Aug 1572 with the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre and lasting for over 100 years. Over 1 million became refugees fleeing the bloodbath. May we never forget the price our forebearers in the faith paid for their devotion to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. From Calvin.org.
Genevan Book of Order - (68K) The ca. 1556 guide for the English Reformed congregation in Geneva. Includes their confession of faith, daily prayers, prayers of repentance, order of worship, rules for church officers, etc. From Reformed.org.
Histories of the Creeds and Confessions - (6K) Brief history of the major creeds/confessions of Christendom. Also from Reformed Confessions 3.0. WTG format.
Imitation of Christ - (119K) Devotional book written ca. 1420 in the Netherlands. Though it contains some non-Reformed Roman Catholic views, on the whole it directs us to live a life glorifying God by imitating Christ. WTG format.
One-Year Bible Reading Schedule - (4K) Chrononlogically-arranged and similar length Bible readings for covering the entire Bible in a year. Put together by John A. Battle, Jr., TH.D. of Faith Theological Seminary, Tacoma, Washington. Standard Palm doc format.
PCA Book of Church Order - (211K) Fifth Edition for the Presbyterian Church in America with the 2003 General Assembly updates included, bookmarked by chapter. Together with the Westminster Standards, makes up the constitution of the PCA, although all these are subordinate to the Scriptures. I downloaded it as HTML from the PCA web site.
Second Helvetic Confession - (116K) Reformed Swiss confession written in 1562 by Heinrich Bullinger, and expanded in 1564 as part of his will after he survived the Black Plague. From creeds.net.
The Reformed Faith by Robert Shaw - (415K) An outstanding exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith by an excellent 19th Century Reformed theologian. This is his entire book and a very large Palm file. From Reformed.org.
The Reformed Elder - (361K) A great treatise by Dr. Samuel Miller written in 1831. Elaborates on the qualifications, duties, conduct, election, etc., of ruling elders in the Presbyterian Church. From Reformed.org.
Three Forms of Unity - (189K) About 50-100 years older than the Westminster Standards, these are the confessional standards of the Continental Reformed tradition like the RCUS. The 3 Forms include the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort. HTML versions are maintained on the RCUS web site. These statements are perfectly compatible with the Westminster Standards, as both standards are purely Scripture-based.
US Foundational Documents - (38K) The Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights, and additional amendments to the Constitution with hyperlinks. If you don't know them, then how do you know your rights and privileges as a citizen? Or more importantly, the limits of government to restrict your freedom? I'll buy an ice cream for the first person, ACLU included, who can find the words "separation of church and state" in the First Amendment! It did appear, by the way, in the old Soviet Union's constitutional articles. Interesting, eh?
Virtues of Honor - (3K) Essay by Wilhelmus a Brakel (1635-1711) on the duties of superiors to subordinates and of subordinates to superiors. Outstanding insight into leadership basics. WTG format.
Westminster Standards - (590K total) Contains the Westminster Confession of Faith, Westminster Larger Catechism, and Westminster Smaller Catechisms--venerable and valuable summaries of core Scriptural truths that have ably guided Christians since the 17th century. These are, of course, subordinate standards to Scripture itself. The enclosed Westminster Confession has one table in it (list of the canonical books of Scripture), so you must have the table checkbox in the view options set to on. From Reformed.org.
Westminster Subordinate Standards - (124K) Includes a number of other documents that the Westminster Divines produced. These includes the Sum of Saving Knowledge, a brief summary of the Westminster Confession of Faith and the catechisms, the Directories for Publik and Family Worship, Form of Presyterial Church Government, etc. From Reformed.org.
Updated August 3, 2008