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March 28, 2015

Essential Truths of the Christian Faith

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Summary

For those who yearn for a deeper walk in faith, their journey can begin here. Dr. R.C. Sproul expounds in clear and simple terms over one hundred major Christian doctrines. He offers readers a basic understanding of the Christian faith that will kindle a lifelong love for truth, which is foundational to maturity in Christ.

Here are theologically sound explanations of the biblical concepts every Christian should know, written in a way that we can all understand. R.C.’s homespun analogies and illustrations from contemporary life make this book interesting, informative, and easy to read. (HT: Ligonier Ministries)

sproul_podium_actionAbout the Author

Dr. R.C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Fla. He is copastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., chancellor of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. Ligonier Ministries began in 1971 as the Ligonier Valley Study Center in Ligonier, Pa. In an effort to respond more effectively to the growing demand for Dr. Sproul’s teachings and the ministry’s other educational resources, the general offices were moved to Orlando in 1984, and the ministry was renamed.

Dr. Sproul’s teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind with Dr. R.C. Sproul, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in more than forty countries worldwide. Dr. Sproul has produced more than three hundred lecture series and has recorded more than eighty video series on subjects such as the history of philosophy, theology, Bible study, apologetics, and Christian living.

He has contributed dozens of articles to national evangelical publications, has spoken at conferences, churches, and schools around the world, and has written more than ninety books, including The Holiness of God, Faith Alone, and Everyone’s a Theologian. He signed the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and wrote a commentary on that document titled Explaining Inerrancy (now published as Can I Trust the Bible?). He also serves as general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, previously known as The New Geneva Study Bible.

Dr. Sproul was born in 1939 in Pittsburgh. He holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Free University of Amsterdam, and Whitefield Theological Seminary, and he has had a distinguished academic teaching career at various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and Jackson, Miss. He is ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. (HT: Ligonier Ministries)

March 28, 2015

Discovering God’s Will

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Publisher’s Description

How do we discover the will of God for our lives?

Sinclair Ferguson answers this question by showing how God’s will is shaped by his ultimate purposes for us. It is made known to us through his Word. At times discovering God’s will demands careful thought: it may require patience; it always demands a right attitude to God himself.

Discovering God’s Will draws out fundamental principles by which God guides us, applies them to practical situations like vocation and marriage, and underlines many important biblical counsels. It shows that the guidance God gives comes primarily through knowing, loving and obeying him.

Sinclair FergusonAbout the Author

Sinclair Buchanan Ferguson retired in 2013 as Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and returned to his native Scotland. Prior to this he held the Charles Krahe chair for Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary and served Church of Scotland congregations in Unst (Shetland) and Glasgow (St George’s Tron). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen (1971).

Dr. Ferguson has authored several books published by the Trust, of which he is a trustee, and a former editor. He retains his position as Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, Texas, and continues to preach God’s Word in churches and at conferences.

Sinclair and his wife Dorothy have three sons, a daughter, three grandsons, and three granddaughters.

Book Details

128 Pages

Publisher: Banner of Truth

Publication Date: February 1982

ISBN 10: 1848712634

ISBN 13: 9781848712638

Source: WTS Books

March 28, 2015

Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God?

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Summary

For years, dispensational teachings have flooded evangelical airwaves and bookstores. Are they biblical? Dr. Keith A. Mathison provides a clear, scriptural critique of this popular movement.
Dispensationalism dispels much of the current confusion and answers questions such as:

Is the church age a mysterious “parenthesis?”

Will believers be raptured out of the world prior to a period of great tribulation?

What do dispensationalists believe concerning the kingdom of God, the Millennium, and the central doctrines of salvation?

How do those views compare with Scripture and the historic teachings of the church?

Dr. Mathison allows dispensational writers to speak for themselves. He contrasts dispensationalism’s views on the church, salvation, and end times with Reformed views. This insightful book can help you discover what Scripture actually teaches about the Tribulation, Rapture, and the Millennium. It includes sections on lordship salvation and the relationship between Israel and the church. (HT: Ligonier Ministries)

mathison_keithAbout the Author

Keith A. Mathison (MA, Reformed Theological Seminary; PhD, Whitefield Theological Seminary) is dean of the Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies and an associate editor of Tabletalk magazine at Ligonier Ministries. He is the author of Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God?; Postmillennialism: An Eschatology of Hope; The Shape of Sola Scriptura; and Given for You: Reclaiming Calvin’s Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper. He is editor of When Shall These Things Be: A Reformed Response to Hyper-Preterism and associate editor of The Reformation Study Bible. He lives in Lake Mary, Florida, with his wife and children.

HT: PRPBooks