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: 9780801019494

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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What must you do to be right with God? The Reformers broke with the Roman Catholic Church when they insisted people are justified by faith alone. But today many Protestants fail to grasp that keystone of faith. In Faith Alone, a Gold Medallion finalist, R. C. Sproul explains why Protestantism and Roman Catholicism split over justification in the first place and why that division remains an uncrossed chasm. Protestants must understand the biblical, Reformation view of the doctrine of justification to grasp the power of the gospel and proclaim it far and wide today. This repacked edition of a classic offers a new generation of Christians a clear explanation of the vital doctrine of salvation.
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Knowing Scripture

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830875999

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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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

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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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Chosen by God

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414361147

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 7930

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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Are We Together?

A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing

ISBN: 9781567692822

Category: Religion

Page: 129

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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: 1183

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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Justified by Faith Alone

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433524837

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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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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The Mystery of the Holy Spirit

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780842343787

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

View: 3571

Drawing on Scripture and the testimony of the church's great thinkers, Sproul looks at the role of God the Holy Spirit within the doctrine of the Trinity.
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Willing to Believe

The Controversy over Free Will

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781585581535

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 7100

What is the role of the will in believing the good news of the gospel? Why is there so much controversy over free will throughout church history? R. C. Sproul finds that Christians have often been influenced by pagan views of the human will that deny the effects of Adam's fall. In Willing to Believe, Sproul traces the free-will controversy from its formal beginning in the fifth century, with the writings of Augustine and Pelagius, to the present. Readers will gain understanding into the nuances separating the views of Protestants and Catholics, Calvinists and Arminians, and Reformed and Dispensationalists. This book, like Sproul's Faith Alone, is a major work on an essential evangelical tenet.
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From Age to Age

The Unfolding of Biblical Eschatology

Author: Keith A. Mathison

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 812

View: 4655

Using the narrative method of biblical theology, From Age to Age traces the eschatological themes of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, emphasizing how each book of the Bible develops these themes that culminate in the coming of Christ and showing how individual texts fit into the over-arching picture.
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The Hunger for Significance

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 9780875527017

Category: Religion

Page: 275

View: 9460

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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The Glory of Christ

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 9780875527031

Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 2234

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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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

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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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God Alone

Author: Ligonier Ministries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567691146

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Teaching Outline + Study Guide for God Alone
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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: 3547

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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What is Reformed Theology?

Understanding the Basics

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0801065593

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 9785

Explains the foundational doctrines of Reformed theology and shows their source in Scripture and their coherence with each other.
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Saved from What?

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433515911

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 8735

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

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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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Classical Apologetics

A Rational Defense of the Christian Faith and a Critique of Presuppositional Apologetics

Author: Robert Charles Sproul,John Henry Gerstner,Arthur Lindsley

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310449510

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 2007

Must a person accept Christianity on faith alone, or is there a reasoned defense for being a Christian? The authors of this book hold that Christianity is eminently reasonable. The primacy of the mind in the Christian faith can be affirmed without denying the importance of the heart. This book embraces reason without rationalism, personal love without personalism, faith without fideism is our capacity to love Him. The book is divided into three parts. Section I is a prolegomenon dealing with the problems and methods of apologetics. Section II develops the theistic proofs and authority of Scripture. Section III is given over to a critique of presuppositionalism in apologetics, particularly with reference to the thought of Cornelius Van Til. Classical Apologetics will help the thoughtful Christian understand his or her faith better, and it will provide more solid grounds for sharing this faith with others.
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