One of the greatest benefits of the Internet is the archiving electronically of thousands of books written over the last 4,000 years of post Flood mankind.
Ecc 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
It is the lie of the world to think we are in new generation with new problems. The Bible states emphatically that there is nothing new. Mankind’s problem of struggling to live in a world of sin has always been the same and always will be the same until God brings in the New Heaven and Earth.
Therefore it is the responsibility of every believer to know what was believed and understood in the past, for the knowledge from the past permeates every aspect of the present. It is not necessary to know everything, nor is that possible. But it is important to understand the streams of thought that have continued throughout history.
Furthermore, to fully understand the biblical narrative we must also contrast that with the secular narrative of history to see what is true and what is deliberate misdirection from pagan rulers. When one accepts the in-errancy of Scripture (that does not mean translations), the Bible becomes the metric for measuring all else that is written. That means we measure all else that is written in both Christian and secular literature.
Here you will find an electronic library of both Christian and secular thought that will build as new documents are added. Links to PDF versions of books will be added as the library builds.