There has been renewed interest in the five points of Calvinism among many Christians today.
Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of GodCrossway #ad - Deyoung brings an event from four hundred years ago right back into the present needs of the church and of theology. Herman selderhuis, professor of church history, theological university apeldoorn; Director, Refo500Grace Is Too Precious a Doctrine to Settle for Vague GeneralitiesGrace―a doctrine central to the gospel―ought to be clearly defined so it can be celebrated, relished, and consistently defended.
In this book, kevin deyoung leads us back to the Canons of Dort, a seventeenth-century document originally written to precisely and faithfully define this precious doctrine. The canons of dort stand as a faithful witness to the precise nature of God’s supernatural, sovereign, redeeming, resurrecting grace―when so many people settle for vague generalities that water down the truth.
Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God #ad - In three concise sections―covering history, the five important doctrines that they explain, theology, and practical application― DeYoung explores what led to the Canons and why they were needed, and Dort’s place in the Christian faith today.
Grace Worth Fighting For: Recapturing the Vision of God's Grace in the Canons of DortThe Davenant Press #ad - Calvinists are well known for their fighting, and on the rare occasions when the Synod of Dort is remembered, it is often highlighted as an example of Calvinist squabbling and dogmatism. But few know the real story, or why the battles at Dort were worth fighting. Along the way, the reader will discover the startling catholicity and breadth of this foundational statement of Calvinism, hope, and its remarkable pastoral value for nourishing Christian faith, and love today.
. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the canons of dort, pastor and scholar daniel Hyde reminds us what Dort was all about: protecting and proclaiming the glorious gospel of grace!Dispelling harsh caricatures and whitewashed hagiographies alike, Hyde leads us on a patient journey through the history and text of the Canons, illuminating the fine-grained theological distinctions and simple Scriptural truths encapsulated in their ninety-three articles.
Mere CalvinismP & R Publishing #ad - You may have grown up in a Reformed church, or you may have heard about Calvinism mostly in arguments. Learn why the teachings of Calvinism not only matter, but can renew your trust and hope in the gospel! What do you know about calvinism?there are so many misconceptions about Calvinism that it is safe to say that even most Christians do not truly know what it teaches.
Either way, it may surprise you to know that this belief has huge, and very positive, implications for a believer's daily life!Jim Orrick clears up misinformation about Calvinism and explains its basic yet profound ideas and teachings—using the Bible as the basis for everything he says. Making use of relatable life illustrations, as well as an engaging, clear, and friendly style, he sets out the basics of what Calvinism teaches, explores each of the five points that summarize its positions, and addresses rebuttals and misunderstandings.
None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of GodBaker Books #ad - I am grateful for the publication of None Greater and pray it will be a source of growth in godliness among those captivated by its vision of God's supremacy. Scott swain, president and james woodrow Hassell Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary-Orlando; author of Reformed Catholicity.
The attributes of god show us exactly why God is worthy of worship: there is none like him. And stagger. Jared wilson, director of content strategy, midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; managing editor, For the Church; author of The Gospel-Driven Church"The knowledge of God is the soil in which Christian piety flourishes.
Sproul has there been a treatment of such deep theology with such careful devotion and accessibility. If god is the most perfect, supreme being, infinite and incomprehensible, then certain perfect-making attributes must be true of him. Read this book. Join matthew barrett as he rediscovers these divine perfections and finds himself surprised by the God he thought he knew.
None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God #ad - Matthew barrett's excellent book lays out in clear, why it matters, ecumenical doctrine of God is, accessible terms what the biblical, historic, and why its abandonment by great swathes of the Protestant world is something that needs correction. Carl R. At the same time, and all-wise god accommodates himself, this all-powerful, exhibiting perfect holiness, all-knowing, mercy, and love as he makes known who he is and how he will save us.
Perfections like aseity, immutability, simplicity, impassibility, and eternity shield God from being crippled by creaturely limitations.
The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of CounterfeitsThomas Nelson #ad - But do we know what it really means—and how it applies to us today?In The Apostles' Creed, renowned theologian and pastor R. From understanding the nature of the trinity and the miracle of the Incarnation to the world-shaking truth of the resurrection and the hope of Christ's return, the theological heritage contained in this ancient statement has the power to shape us for vibrant and steadfast living today.
Works line-by-line and phrase-by-phrase through each section of the Creed, explaining in clear terms what it means and how it equips Christians to live faithfully in a post-Christian culture. The president of southern baptist theological Seminary reveals how understanding and living out of the oldest summary of Christian belief leads to a confident, bold, joy-filled existence in a world of confusion and uncertainty.
The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits #ad - The apostles' creed has shaped and guided Christian faith for almost two thousand years. Few documents in the history of the church have similar influence on the life of ordinary believers. Albert Mohler Jr. The apostles' Creed shows us how. Shared by protestant, and eastern orthodox traditions, Roman Catholic, the Apostles' Creed is perhaps the most compelling and formidable statement of Christian doctrine the world has ever known.
Reforming ApologeticsBaker Academic #ad - Fesko's detailed exegetical, theological, and historical argument takes as its starting point the classical Reformed understanding of the "two books" of God's revelation: nature and Scripture. J. V. Challenging the dominant van tillian approach in Reformed apologetics, this book by a leading expert in contemporary Reformed theology sets forth the principles that undergird a classic Reformed approach.
Believers should always rest on the authority of Scripture but also can and should appeal to the book of nature in the apologetic task.
Truths We Confess: A Systematic Exposition of the Westminster Confession of FaithReformation Trust Publishing #ad - In his signature easy-to-understand style and with his conviction that everyone’s a theologian, he provides valuable commentary that will serve churches and individual Christians as they strive to better understand the eternal truths of Scripture. The westminster confession of faith is one of the most precise and comprehensive statements of biblical Christianity, and it is treasured by believers around the world.
Dr. Sproul has called it one of the most important confessions of faith ever penned, and it has helped generations of Christians understand and defend what they believe. In truths We Confess, Dr. As he walks through the confession line by line, Dr. Sproul shows how the doctrines of the Bible―from creation to covenant, sin to salvation―fit together to the glory of God.
Truths We Confess: A Systematic Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith #ad - R. C. This accessible volume is designed to help you deepen your knowledge of God’s Word and answer the question, What do you believe? Sproul introduces readers to this remarkable confession, explaining its insights and applying them to modern life.
But for the Grace of God: An Exposition of the Canons of DortReformed Fellowship, Inc. #ad - Venema, president of Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana. This book shows the great pastoral value of the Canons in giving the Christian assurance based on the work of God in Christ. An exposition of the Canons of Dort by Dr. Cornelis P.
Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian LifeBanner of Truth #ad - It was the apostle paul's desire to present those to whom he ministered 'mature in Christ' for such a maturity would lead to stable, and healthy, servant-hearted Christians, fruit-bearing churches. What are the most important lessons the new testament has to teach us about being a Christian? Sinclair Ferguson shows that a deep-seated concern of the writers of the New Testament was to see Christians grow to spiritual maturity and if that was the concern of the first believers, then it should be our concern too.
All those who desire to live useful, mature, and consistent Christian lives will gain much wisdom from reading and reflecting upon the contents of this book. In clear and logical chapters that are rooted in the reality of the Christian life, who has had long experience in pastoral ministry and seminary teaching, seeks to show what Christian maturity is, the author, and how it is to be obtained.
The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls: Justification in Biblical, Theological, Historical, and Pastoral PerspectiveCrossway #ad - Many factors contributed to the Protestant Reformation, but one of the most significant was the debate over the doctrine of justification by faith alone. This comprehensive volume of 26 essays from a host of scholars explores the doctrine of justification from the lenses of history, theology, the Bible, and pastoral practice―revealing the enduring significance of this pillar of Protestant theology.
In fact, martin luther argued that justification is the doctrine on which the church stands or falls.