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We are Cliff and Ruth Parsons. We live and work in Portsmouth in Hampshire, UK. We worship at Salem Baptist Chapel in Portsmouth and we are both members of the church meeting there.

The Parsons Pages began as a vehicle “For promoting the Christian religion as it is professed by Protestant Dissenters of the Denomination of Particular Baptists.” We sought to do this by publishing various articles on our website and then, in 2012, we ventured into the world of bookselling. Our aim is to supply good quality, doctrinally sound, new and second-hand Christian books, many of which are not available on the high street. We are Protestant, Evangelical (in the true sense of the word) and Calvinistic.

“The LORD hath done great things for us;
whereof we are glad.”

Psalm 126:3


What the Reformation Really Means

WHAT the Reformation really means is simply Re-formation: that is, the decay and removal of a previous system of unreal and false religion to make room for that which is real and true. The word itself is used once in Scripture (Hebrews ix. 10), where it is stated that the rites and ceremonies of the old covenant were “imposed on them until the time of re-formation.” The new covenant, theref...