Scripture Alone

The Evangelical Doctrine

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781596389540

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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In the twentieth century, the doctrine of Scripture became a particular focus of intense criticism. Some of R. C. Sproul's most significant writings have been on the doctrine of Scripture. Not all this material is in print, and no volume has ever collected his best writings on this pivotal doctrine. Scripture Alone consists of four chapters that originally appeared in symposium volumes edited by others and the author's commentary on the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. These writings constitute an important restatement of the evangelical doctrine of Scripture. Scripture Alone will help all Christians to stand firm in defense of the truth.
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Faith Alone

The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441236864

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9561

A leading theologian explains the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone and urges fellow evangelicals to embrace this classic Protestant teaching.
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Knowing Scripture

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830875999

Category: Religion

Page: 154

View: 8598

The Bible is the written Word of God, and it is treasured by many. But it is also an ancient book about people and cultures very different than us. Thus, while we know we should read it, many of us have a hard time understanding the Bible. In this updated edition of Knowing Scripture, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. The author says, "The theme of this book is not how to read the Bible but how to study the Bible." He presents in simple, basic terms a commonsense approach to studying Scripture and gives eleven practical guidelines for biblical interpretation and applying what we learn. With a minimum of technical jargon, Sproul tackles some of the knotty questions regarding differences of interpreting the Bible, including discovering the meanings of biblical words understanding Hebrew poetry, proverbs and parables approaching historical and didactic passages being careful with predictive prophecy discerning how culture conditions the Bible choosing and using Bible translations, commentaries, Bible software and other helps Knowing Scripture is a basic book for both beginning Bible readers and experienced students of Scripture.
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Ultimate Issues

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780801057366

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 8325

In Choosing My Religion, R.C. Sproul shows the reader a clear picture of the basic two worldviews--the road that leads to God and the road that leads away. In Ultimate Issues, he shows why incompatible worldviews collide.
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Justified by Faith Alone

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433524837

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 3055

Luther said that the doctrine of justification by faith alone is "the article upon which the church stands or falls." R. C. Sproul follows Luther's lead in his concise and compelling work, now repackaged and republished. Justified by Faith Alone surveys the main tenets of the doctrine of justification in Roman Catholicism and evangelicalism. Sproul is careful to accurately represent Catholic beliefs and observes that while both traditions agree that faith is necessary for justification, the difference lies in whether faith alone is sufficient. He explores problems with the Catholic doctrine and champions the sole sufficiency of Christ for our salvation. Effective and engaging, Sproul does not shy away from difficult theological terms and ideas, but capably guides readers through this famous doctrinal dispute. To those who decry the doctrines of imputation and justification by faith alone as "legal fiction," Sproul warns that nothing less than the central message of the gospel is at stake.
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Chosen by God

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414361147

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 4058

With nearly 200,000 copies sold in its 25 years, Chosen by God by Dr. R. C. Sproul is a contemporary classic on predestination, a doctrine that isn't just for Calvinists, says Sproul. It is a doctrine for all biblical Christians. In this updated and expanded edition of Chosen by God, Sproul shows that the doctrine of predestination doesn't create a whimsical or spiteful picture of God, but paints a portrait of a loving God who provides redemption for radically corrupt humans. We choose God because he has opened our eyes to see his beauty; we love him because he first loved us. There is mystery in God's ways, but not contradiction.
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What Is Reformed Theology?

Author: Ligonier Ministries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567691719

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6427

Teaching Outline + Study Guide for What is Reformed Theology?
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Are We Together?

A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing

ISBN: 9781567692822

Category: Religion

Page: 129

View: 9707

In Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism, Dr. R.C. Sproul takes his stand for the cardinal doctrines of Protestantism in opposition to the errors of the Roman Catholic Church. Sproul, a passionate defender of the gospel of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, cites the historic statements of the Protestant Reformers and the Roman Catholic authorities, then references modern doctrinal statements to show that the Roman Catholic Church has not altered its official positions. In light of this continuing gap, he writes, efforts by some in the evangelical camp to find common ground with Rome on matters at the heart of the gospel are nothing short of untrue to biblical teaching. In Sprouls estimation, the Reformation remains relevant.
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Not by Scripture Alone

A Catholic Critique of the Protestant Doctrine of Sola Scriptura

Author: Robert A. Sungenis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579180553

Category: Religion

Page: 629

View: 7032

This book, by a collection of Roman Catholic academicians and editors, examines the Protestant doctrine of sola scriptura and rejects it as the sole guiding rule for decisions on faith and morals, arguing for the role of Sacred Tradition and Church Authority as the two other legs of a tripod on which the Christian faith stands.e
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The Glory of Christ

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 9780875527031

Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 1777

Focuses on moments in Jesus' life when his glory burst forth and was displayed to those around him, when his humiliation gave way to exaltation.
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The Hunger for Significance

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 9780875527017

Category: Religion

Page: 275

View: 3428

Explores the human cry for dignity, significance, love, and respect. Touches the aching void in the home, school, church, workplace, hospital, and prison. Foreword by Charles Colson.
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After Darkness, Light

Distinctives of Reformed Theology: Essays in Honor of R. C. Sproul

Author: R. C. Sproul, Jr.

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 9780875527123

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 2088

A primer on Calvinism's five points and the Reformation's four solas. Contributors are MacArthur, Ferguson, Horton, Robertson, Godfrey, Adams, Mathison, Wilson, and Murphy.
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Sola Scriptura

The Protestant Position on the Bible

Author: Joel R. Beeke,Sinclair B. Ferguson,W. Robert Godfrey

Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing

ISBN: 9781567693331

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 3504

Sola Scriptura, the formal principle of the Protestant Reformation, is essential to genuine Christianity, for it declares that the Bible is the inspired word of God, the church's only rule of faith and practice. Yet this doctrine is under assault today as never before, both from outside and and inside the church. In this book, several leading Reformed pastors and scholars, including Joel Beeke, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Ray Lanning, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, Derek W. H. Thomas, and James White, unpack the meaning of the doctrine of sola Scriptura (Scripture alone). They also explain where the attacks on the Bible are coming from and show how those who accept the Bible as God's inspired Word should respond. Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible is a treasure trove of information and a comfort to those who grieve to see the twenty-first-century church wandering away from the safe harbor of the Bible.
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What is Reformed Theology?

Understanding the Basics

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0801065593

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 6874

Explains the foundational doctrines of Reformed theology and shows their source in Scripture and their coherence with each other.
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God Alone

Author: Ligonier Ministries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567691146

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 5101

Teaching Outline + Study Guide for God Alone
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Saved from What?

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433515911

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 9118

Christians speak of “being saved,” but all too often don’t follow the phrase to its logical reply: “Saved from what?” How do we answer this question when we share the gospel with others? Far from being a matter of semantics, the issue holds critical importance for believers and non-believers alike. Is it really sufficient to say that we are saved from our sins? R. C. Sproul uses Scripture to show that the question, in its most important sense, should be phrased, “Saved from whom?” The answer: God himself. God, in righteous wrath, stands against us in our sin. But the glory of the gospel is that the one from whom we need to be saved is the very one who saves us. It is when we truly grasp the significance of Christ’s redeeming work that we begin to understand the serious demands and joys of repentance. Thoughtful readers will be strengthened and challenged by this insightful volume. Now available in paperback.
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Defending Your Faith

An Introduction to Apologetics

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433522799

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3681

There is a widespread belief that reason and faith are incompatible and opposed to each other. Faith is viewed as subjective, emotional, a crutch for those who find the real world too hard. Though many of the world's finest minds hold this view, the Bible teaches that it is the fool who says there is no God. Dr. R. C. Sproul clearly and simply argues that at its core Christianity is rational. He focuses on defending the basic truth claims for two of the most crucial issues of apologetics: God's existence and the Bible's authority. In this primer of apologetic thought, Dr. Sproul affirms four logical principles that are necessary for all real discussion and teaches you how to defend your faith in a faithless world. Using the writings of church fathers and philosophers throughout the ages, he uncovers the common ideologies that work against faith. The defense of the faith is not a luxury or an intellectual vanity. It is a task appointed by God that you should be able to give a reason for the hope that is in you as you bear witness before the world.
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Faith Alone---The Doctrine of Justification

What the Reformers Taught...and Why It Still Matters

Author: Thomas R. Schreiner

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310515793

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7279

Historians and theologians have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations, often referred to as the ‘solas’: sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and soli Deo gloria. These five statements summarize much of what the Reformation was about, and they distinguish Protestantism from other expressions of the Christian faith. Protestants place ultimate and final authority in the Scriptures, acknowledge the work of Christ alone as sufficient for redemption, recognize that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, and seek to do all things for God’s glory. In Faith Alone – The Doctrine of Justification renowned biblical scholar Thomas Schreiner looks at the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine of justification. He summarizes the history of the doctrine, looking at the early church and the writings of several of the Reformers. Then, he turns his attention to the Scriptures and walks readers through an examination of the key texts in the Old and New Testament. He discusses whether justification is transformative or forensic and introduces readers to some of the contemporary challenges to the Reformation teaching of sola fide, with particular attention to the new perspective on Paul. Five hundred years after the Reformation, the doctrine of justification by faith alone still needs to be understood and proclaimed. In Faith Alone you will learn how the rallying cry of “sola fide” is rooted in the Scriptures and how to apply this sola in a fresh way in light of many contemporary challenges.
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The Soul's Quest for God

Satisfying the Hunger for Spiritual Communion

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780875527062

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 5310

Examines the biblical pattern for spiritual growth, biblical models of spiritual maturity, the nature of the soul, barriers to its quest, and its ultimate destination.
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Essential Truths of the Christian Faith

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414360348

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 8429

For those who yearn for a deeper walk in faith, their journey can begin here. Dr. Sproul takes theology down off of the dusty shelves of theological libraries and 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. Sproul’s homespun analogies and illustrations from everyday life make this book interesting, informative, and easy to read.
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