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March 10, 2015

A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times

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Listen to sermon series by Kim Riddlebarger entitled Reformed Amillennialism.
Source: Sermon Audio

Publisher’s Description
What does the Bible actually tell us about the end times, and how has the church traditionally understood it?
In a clear and accessible manner, Kim Riddlebarger presents and defends amillennialism—the belief that the millennium is a present reality centered in Christ’s heavenly reign, not a future hope of Christ’s rule on earth after his return—as the historic Protestant understanding of the millennial age.

Recognizing that eschatology—the study of future things—is a complicated and controversial subject, Riddlebarger begins with definitions of key terminology and an overview of various viewpoints and related biblical themes. He then discusses key passages of Scripture that bear upon the millennial age, including Daniel 9, Matthew 24, Romans 11, and Revelation 20. Finally, he evaluates the main problems facing each of the major millennial positions and cautions us to be aware of the consequences of each view.

This expanded edition includes a new foreword from Michael Horton, a new chapter on the antichrist, a new chapter on signs of the end, and several helpful charts and indexes.

Includes a Foreword by Michael Horton

About the Author

Kim RiddlebargerKim Riddlebarger (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim, California, and has been a visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is also a co-host of the White Horse Inn radio program, a contributor to Modern Reformation magazine, and the author of The Man of Sin.

Book Details
332 Pages
Publisher: Baker Book House
Publication Date: August 2013
ISBN 10: 0801015502
ISBN 13: 9780801015502

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March 10, 2015

Big Book of Questions and Answers: A Family Devotional Guide to the Christian Faith

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Status: Available

Questions! Questions! Questions!
Children are full of them. Where did I come from? What is God like? Is there only one God?

The Big Book of Questions and Answers is a family guide to the Christian Faith. It has so many uses! You can use it as a daily devotional for the family, as a weekly spot at Sunday School or as a Christian basics course at home school. However you use it your kids (and you!) will have a great grounding in the Christian faith.

About the Author

Sinclair B. Ferguson is Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia. He is also Distinguished Visiting professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He was formerly minster of St. George’s-Tron in Glasgow.

Book Details

100 Pages
Publisher: Christian Focus
Publication Date: September 2005
ISBN 10: 1857922956
ISBN 13: 9781857922950

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March 10, 2015

Biblical Theology

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Status: Available

Publisher’s Description

The aim of this book is no less than to provide an account of the unfolding of the mind of God in history, through the successive agents of his special revelation. Vos handles this under three main divisions: the Mosaic epoch of revelation, the prophetic epoch of revelation, and the New Testament.

Such an historical approach is not meant to supplant the work of the systematic theologian; nevertheless, the Christian gospel is inextricably bound up with history, and the biblical theologian thus seeks to highlight the uniqueness of each biblical document in that succession. The rich variety of Scripture is discovered anew as the progressive development of biblical themes is explicated.

To read these pages- the fruit of Vos’s 39 years of teaching biblical theology at Princeton- is to appreciate the late John Murray’s suggestion that Geerhardus Vos was the most incisive exegete in the English-speaking world of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Theologian, author, and long-time Professor of Biblical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, Geerhardus Johannes Vos was born in March, 1862 at Heerenveen, Netherlands. Raised in a pious home – his father was a minister in the Christelijke-Gereformeerde Kerk – Vos graduated from Amsterdam Gymnasium in 1881. When his father accepted a call to be the pastor of the Christian Reformed Church congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the family immigrated to the United States.

Vos studied at the Theologische School (later renamed Calvin Theological Seminary) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 1881 to 1883 and afterwards at Princeton Theological Seminary (1883-85). Upon graduation from Princeton, he studied abroad at the University of Berlin (1885-86) and the University of Strasburg, where he was awarded a Ph.D in Arabic Studies (1888). Although Herman Bavinck and Abraham Kuyper tried to convince Vos to become professor of Old Testament Theology at the Free University in Amsterdam, he returned to the United States, and served as Professor of Didactic and Exegetical Theology at the Theologische School from 1888 to 1893.

At the persistence of William Henry Green, Vos moved to Princeton Theological Seminary in 1893 to serve as the school’s first Professor of Biblical Theology. The following year he married Catherine Frances Smith of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and they set up home on the campus of the Seminary, in a spacious house provided for Seminary professors. Teaching now dominated Vos’s life, although he also preached occasionally—mostly in the chapel of the Seminary on Sunday afternoons (the book Grace and Glory published by the Trust contains 16 of his sermons).

A prolific author, Vos’s published writings include articles, essays, reviews, poems, and biblical-theological studies on both Old and New Testament topics. The Teaching of Jesus Concerning the Kingdom of God (1903) and his study of Pauline theology, The Pauline Eschatology (1930), remain two of his most important works. Vos’s approach to the theology of the Old and New Testaments was published in 1948 as Biblical Theology (reprinted by the Trust in 1975).

Vos retired from Princeton in 1932 and spent his remaining days in Pennsylvania, California, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he died in August, 1949. His wife Catherine – who authored the well-known Child’s Story Bible – pre-deceased him in 1937, after 43 years of marriage. Their earthly remains are buried together in the tiny village of Roaring Branch, Pennsylvania, a rural community in the central part of the State, where they spent many quiet and enjoyable summer months together throughout the years of their marriage.

Book Details

426 Pages
Publisher: Banner of Truth
Publication Date: March 1975
ISBN 10: 0851514588
ISBN 13: 9780851514581

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