1817-James Renwick Willson.-An excellent survey of the various views held concerning the atonement throughout the history of the church showing together with a demonstration of the pervasive belief in vicarious atonement with its relation to the doctrine of predestination. It was written to combat Hopkinsianism.Read More
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1820-James Renwick Willson.-An excellent presentation of the doctrine of the Mediatorial reign of Christ and its implications for all nations and kingdoms. This is the Covenanter postmillennial vision.Read More
1821-James Renwick Willson-This begins with a very pointed response to the rejection of this Review by the editors of the Presbyterian Magazine. What follows Willson’s exposure and critique of Isaac Watts as an antitrinitarian and the implications for church psalmody.Read More
1821-James Renwick Willson.-A sermon showing that the obligation to civil government as well as the obligations of the civil magistrate are founded and grounded in the Moral Law particularly as it is to be discovered in the Fifth Commandment.Read More
1823-James Renwick Willson.-In this essay, Mr. Willson attacks one of the most cherished false doctrines of his day and ours, the wicked notion that tolerance is always a good position in religious matters.Read More
1825-James Renwick Willson.-A sermon advocating an optimistic future for the church on earth and a call not to fret but to remain faithful is bearing testimony to the truth not compromising with error. In the end, the church will be victorious and the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord.Read More
The Sabbath. A Discourse on the Duty of Civil Government in Relation to the Sanctification of the Lord’s Day.
1829-James Renwick Willson.-A sermon on the duties and responsibilities of the civil authorities with respect to enforcing proper Sabbath observance among Christians. It is notable for its assumption that the magistrate does have an obligation to uphold the whole law of God.Read More
1831-James Renwick Willson.-This sacramental sermon focuses on the doctrine of oaths and vows. It discusses the implications of vows for people in various connections, from members of the church to nations. In this, Mr. Willson has much to say about public social covenanting in church and state.Read More
Prince Messiah’s Claims to Dominion Over All Governments: and the Disregard of his Authority by the United States, in the Federal Constitution.
1832-James Renwick Willson.-Two essays: the first, examining the claims of Christ over the nations; and, the second, the application of these claims to the present constitution of the civil government in the United States.Read More
Tokens of the Divine Displeasure, in the Late Conflagrations in New-York, & Other Judgments, Illustrated.
1836-James Renwick Willson.-A sermon that calls attention to the several lamentable dispensations of providence as provoked by national infidelity and negro slavery.Read More
1838-James Renwick Willson.-A sermon showing that Christ as Mediator is God equal with the Father, has received a mediatorial kingdom from the Father and that the law of God revealed in Scripture is his law binding all Christian nations in all things.Read More
Reasons of dissent from the Act of Synod rescinding the Act, which ordered the Congregations to read the lines in the public singing of the praises of God.
1847-James Renwick Willson.-Dissent over the allowance of the Synod of 1847 dispensing with the necessity of lining of the Psalms in the public worship of God. Undoubtedly his reasons are still unpopular with those whose mindset rejects order and charity in the worship of God.Read More
1849-James Renwick Willson.-A terse defense of the binding obligation of the Solemn League and Covenant upon the United States. Willson treads where few American Reformed Presbyterians wish to go explicitly; yet, he demonstrates both the how and why of this obligation with arguments which every real Covenanter must acknowledge as demonstrations.Read More
1849-James Renwick Willson.-A short article calling for covenant renovation with special reference to the relation of the Solemn League and Covenant to the United States.Read More
1850-James Renwick Willson.-A short article pressing for covenant renewal, including the Solemn League and Covenant, because the signs of the times warrant such practice.Read More