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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Knowing Scripture

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830893296

Category: Religion

Page: 153

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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 expanded 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 Now with a new preface, Knowing Scripture is a basic book for both beginning Bible readers and experienced students of Scripture.
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Give Me That Book: A Treasury of Truth for Troubled Times

Author: Gary Rieben

Publisher: Redemption Press

ISBN: 1632327554

Category:

Page: 250

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The purpose of this book is to call the people of God to a renewed devotion to the the Bible by pointing to the beauty and the bounty of the God who speaks there. In its pages, Dr. Rieben demonstrates how knowledge of the Bible, devotion to its Author, and the practice of His commands will instill within us an unshakable confidence so that we can declare with the Psalmist "though an army besiege me I will not fear, though war break out against me, I will not fear."
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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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Faith Alone

The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441236864

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6184

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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The Case for Catholicism

Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections

Author: Trent Horn

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497891

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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This is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and thorough defense of the Catholic Church against Protestant objections in print. This book is especially relevant as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation draws near and discussion of the arguments made against the Church during that time in history receive renewed interest. The Case for Catholicism answers arguments put forward by early Reformers like Luther and Calvin as well as contemporary defenders of Protestantism like Norm Geisler and R.C. Sproul. It provides a meticulous defense of the biblical and historical nature of Catholic doctrines from Scripture and church history. Finally, in both answering Protestant objections to Catholicism and in providing evidence for the Faith, The Case for Catholicism cites modern Protestant scholars who question Reformation assumptions and show how evidence from Scripture and church history support aspects of Catholic theology. This book is divided into four sections, with each answering a key question Christians have asked about the nature of their faith. Those key questions are: What is my authority? What is the Church? How am I saved? Who belongs to the body of Christ? The Case for Catholicism will become a reliable, resource for any Catholic who desires a well-researched, readable, and persuasive answer to Protestant arguments made against the Catholic faith.
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Was ist das Evangelium?

Author: Greg Gilbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783941988361

Category:

Page: 159

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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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Ich bin bei dir

366 Liebesbriefe von Jesus.

Author: Sarah Young

Publisher: Gerth Medien

ISBN: 3961222304

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 2825

In diesem intensiven Andachtsbuch finden Sie Worte aus Jesu Perspektive. Worte, die Trost, Hoffnung und Ermutigung schenken. Worte, die uns immer wieder spüren lassen, dass ER bei uns ist und wir bei ihm geborgen sind. Vielleicht brauchen Sie gerade die ermutigende Gewissheit, dass Gott auch in schweren Zeiten zugegen ist. Oder Sie haben das Gefühl, dass Ihre Gebete nicht erhört werden. In welcher Situation auch immer Sie sich gerade befinden: Diese 366 Andachten für jeden Tag des Jahres bringen Sie näher zu Gott. Jedes Kapitel schließt mit der Angabe der Bibelstellen, die zur Andacht inspirierten.
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Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"

Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188296

Category:

Page: 420

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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: 3028

Explains the foundational doctrines of Reformed theology and shows their source in Scripture and their coherence with each other.
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Wie man beten soll

für Meister Peter den Barbier

Author: Martin Luther

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525560095

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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English summary: Martin Luther's intention when writing this essay was to offer assistance in praying to a barber. In this volume Luther's text is edited and commented on by Ulrich Kopf and Peter Zimmerlink. It provides an insight into the reformer's spirituality and enables the reader to see Martin Luther and his theology. German description: Martin Luthers Schrift Wie man beten soll ermoglicht einen Blick in die personliche Spiritualitat des Reformators wie nur wenige andere seiner Bucher. Die Schrift zeigt am Beispiel des Gebets, wie Luther seine Frommigkeit ganz konkret gelebt hat. Daneben zeichnet sie sich durch Einfachheit und Anschaulichkeit aus. Luther verfasste das Buchlein fur einen Handwerker: seinen Barbier Meister Peter. In der Vorbereitung auf das Reformationsjubilaum 2017 hat die Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland eine Lutherdekade ausgerufen. Die Neuherausgabe von Martin Luthers Schrift Wie man beten soll von 1535 durch Ulrich Kopf und Peter Zimmerling mochte in diesem Zusammenhang einen Beitrag dazu leisten, Glauben und Denken des Reformators, die auch vielen evangelischen Christen fremd geworden sind, einer breiten Offentlichkeit nahe zu bringen. Auf wenigen Seiten hat Luther einen Lehrgang des Betens entwickelt. Der Reformator will einem Laien, der offensichtlich Schwierigkeiten mit dem Gebet hat, eine Gebetshilfe geben und ihn dadurch zum Beten ermutigen. Luther geht davon aus, dass der Glaube der geistlichen Ubung bedarf, wenn er nicht verkummern soll. Insofern stellt die Schrift eine Korrektur gegenuber neueren protestantischen Uberzeugungen dar, dass die Rechtfertigungslehre allein aus Gnaden und die Notwendigkeit geistlicher Ubungen einander widersprechen. Dabei halt Luther fest: Gebet im Rahmen evangelischer Spiritualitat ereignet sich in einem Spielraum der Freiheit. Das Beten vorformulierter Texte dient dem geubten Beter als Feuerzeug, um in dessen Herzen ein Feuer anzuzunden und ihn zum freien Gebet zu befahigen. Die praktisch-theologisch ausgerichtete Einleitung von Zimmerling sowie das Vorwort von Kopf erleichtern den Zugang zu Martin Luthers Schrift.
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Romans

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433506858

Category: Religion

Page: 514

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Paul's most comprehensive statement of the gospel is explored in these passage-by-passage expositions, drawn from Sproul's recent St. Andrew's sermons.
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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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The Shape of Sola Scriptura

Author: Keith A. Mathison

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 1885767749

Category: Religion

Page: 363

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In what shape do we find the doctrine of sola Scriptura today? Many modern Evangelicals see it as a license to ignore history and the creeds in favor of a more splintered approach to the Christian living. In the past two decades, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox apologists have strongly tried to undermine sola Scriptura as unbiblical, unhistorical, and impractical. But these groups rest their cases on a recent, false take on sola Scriptura. The ancient, medieval, and classical Protestant view of sola Scriptura actually has a quite different shape than most opponents and defenders maintain. Therein lies the goal of this book-an intriguing defense of the ancient (and classical Protestant) doctrine of sola Scriptura against the claims of Rome, the East, and modern Evangelicalism. "The issue of sola Scriptura is not an abstract problem relevant only to the sixteenth-century Reformation, but one that poses increasingly more serious consequences for contemporary Christianity. This work by Keith Mathison is the finest and most comprehensive treatment of the matter I've seen. I highly recommend it to all who embrace the authority of sacred Scripture." -R.C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries
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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

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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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Vom unfreien Willen (An Erasmus von Rotterdam) - Vollständige Ausgabe

Theologische These gegen „Vom freien Willen“ („De libero arbitrio“) von Erasmus

Author: Martin Luther

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026827678

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

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Dieses eBook: "Vom unfreien Willen (An Erasmus von Rotterdam) - Vollständige Ausgabe" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Erasmus und Luther haben sich nie persönlich kennengelernt, korrespondierten jedoch mehr oder weniger öffentlich ab 1519 miteinander. Während Luther eine „harte Linie“ gegen das aus seiner Sicht dekadente Papsttum der römisch-katholischen Kirche vertrat, setzte sich Erasmus für „innere Reformen“ ein und bat Luther um Mäßigung. Auch in religiösen Fragen zeigten sich bald Unterschiede. Während Erasmus die These aufstellte, Gott habe dem Menschen einen freien Willen gegeben, zwischen dem Guten und dem Bösen zu wählen, der freilich nur mit Gottes Gnade wirksam werden könne, argumentierte Luther mit der Erbsünde und der Allmacht Gottes, durch die jede Tat des Menschen vorausbestimmt sei. Luther verglich den menschlichen Willen mit einem Pferd, „das der Teufel reitet“ oder das Gott lenkt. Es sei unmöglich, einen der beiden Reiter loszuwerden, denn jedes menschliche Schicksal sei vorbestimmt und endet entweder in der Hölle oder im Himmel. Gottes Liebe und Hass seien ewig und unverrückbar, schrieb Luther in seiner Erwiderung an Erasmus, sie seien schon gewesen, „ehe der Welt Grund gelegt ward“, noch ehe es einen Willen oder Werke des Willens gab. Martin Luther (1483-1546) war der theologische Urheber der Reformation. Erasmus von Rotterdam (1466-1536) war ein bedeutender europäischer Gelehrter des Humanismus. Er war Theologe, Philosoph, Philologe und Autor zahlreicher Bücher.
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Krieg der Worte

Author: Paul David Tripp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188173

Category:

Page: 265

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Classical Apologetics

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

Author: Robert Charles Sproul,John H. Gerstner,Arthur Lindsley

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310449510

Category: Religion

Page: 364

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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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