The Decision of Dordt: ONE TRUTH – Music Project – by C. Matthew McMahon


It’s amazing to be able to listen to good music, while at the same time having the depth of the Canons of the Synod of Dordt depicted without any compromise or shallowness.


The Decision of Dordt: ONE TRUTH – Music Project by C. Matthew McMahon

File Types: ZIPPED file, with Mp3 files
eBook download price: $11
Copyright for Music and Songs under A Puritan’s Mind (TM)

McMahon – “I can’t believe technology like this exists today, and that such a thing is even possible. How awesome is it in God’s providence to be able to be reminded of the Canons of Dordt using today’s music. It’s amazing.”

“The Decision of Dordt: ONE TRUTH,” is a composition arranged and created by Dr. Matthew McMahon. This unique musical work utilizes a diverse array of musical genres, including rap, pop, country, techno, heavy metal, and others, to teach the content of the Canons of the Synod of Dordt, later to be known as T.U.L.I.P.

The Canons unfold deep theological concepts across five heads of doctrine that battled against Arminianism, (really the resurrection of Pelagian doctrine). The Canons were not just “any tract;” they were and are the foundation of theological doctrine describing the work of Jesus Christ and the manner in which he saves by his atonement.

To make it a little easier and more memorable to understand, Dr. McMahon has penned a series of songs taken out of Dordt’s conclusions in the canons. It’s called, “The Decision of Dordt: ONE TRUTH.” This is a journey back to 1618, where holy minds met at the Synod of Dordt to lay down the foundational truths that still guide the people of God to the glory of Christ. Dr. McMahon has taken and composed songs with lyrics drawn directly from this historic confession. All the tracks in this set are crafted straight from the Canons of Dordt.

Studying these canons can sometimes be difficult. But each track and song is a window, a glimpse into the weighty debates about predestination, salvation, and grace—topics that might seem dense but are vital to grasp the heart of our faith and the work of Christ’s covenant. There’s one truth, not two, not three, not five, but one truth, and Dordt set that down.

These tracks are not just tunes; they’re teachings. Along with the song tracks, there are introductions narrated by the MC, so you get the inside scoop on what was happening as Dordt laid out its doctrine. That way, you don’t just listen — but you can learn, reflect, and consdier the truth of that historic movement.

In order to give you a taste of the music, be sure to watch the video above. There are a few samples of the music and lyrics you can expect.

A PDF file is attached with song types, and all lyrics.

USING THE FILES: After purchase, download and save the ZIPPED file (about 250 megs) to your desktop, then extract the files and save them in a folder (right click the file and click EXTRACT ALL). Then transfer them to your phone or MP3 player/device.

C. Matthew McMahon, Ph.D., Th.D., is a Reformed theologian, and pastor of Grace Chapel in Crossville, TN; part of the Biblical Reformed Synod of Christ the King. He is the founder and chairman of A Puritan’s Mind, the largest Reformed website on the internet for students of the Bible concerning Reformed Theology, the Puritans and Covenant Theology. He is the founder of Puritan Publications which publishes rare Reformed and Puritan works from the 17th century, specializing in the Westminster Assembly. He is also a managing partner at, and the Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics.

Music Tracks
Tracks 1-2
1. Intro by Lamar the MC
2. Song: The Decision of Dordt (RAP)

Tracks 3-4
3. Intro by Lamar the MC
4. Song Title: Let the Hammer Fall (Combination of Rap / Epic Metal)

Tracks 5-6
5. Intro by Lamar the MC
6. Song Title: God Being God (Combination of Mutation Funk, Bounce Drop, Hyperspeed Dubstep)

Tracks 7-8
7. Intro by Lamar the MC
8. Song Title: Twisting the Truth (Combination of Rap / Epic Metal)

Tracks 9-10
9. Intro by Lamar the MC
10. Song Title: God’s Decree (Combination of Latin Pop, Spanish Pop, Dance Pop)

Tracks 11-12
11. Intro by Lamar the MC
12. Song Title: Rejecting Error (Havana Electropop)

Tracks 13-14
13. Intro by Lamar the MC
14. Song Title: Only For His Own (Combination of Ballad, Epic Metal, Alternative Rock)

Tracks 15-16
15. Intro by Lamar the MC
16. Song Title: In the Cry of the Void (Combination of Haunting Alternative Rock, Metal)

Tracks 17-18
17. Intro by Lamar the MC
18. Song Title: Divine Pulse (Combination of Jazz, Trap Slap Guitar, Experimental Flamenco)

Tracks 19-20
19. Intro by Lamar the MC
20. Song Title: I Persevere (Havana Trap)

Tracks 21-22
21. Intro by Lamar the MC
22. Song Title: The Scholar’s Symphony (Combination of Rap, G-Funk, EDM)

Tracks 23-24
23. Intro and Conclusion by Lamar the MC
24. Song Title: Flower Child (Rap)

Disclaimer: Technology in creating the music is as advanced as the technology is currently, meaning, in a few of the songs there may be a “techno” sound that enters into the mix. Most of that is hardly noticeable, but occasionally it may be heard if one is listening intently. For example, a voice singing may move up an octave on purpose, but the transition may sound “techno.” In some songs, that’s on purpose such as in Electropop, Bubblegum Bass, Popcore and others.

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