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Pulpit Fiction

By Gregg Powers,Ed Nolan
  • ISBN Code: : 1973634910
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Religion
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Do you get your understanding about God and his plan of salvation from the Bible or from the pulpit? If an honest self-evaluation reveals that you are relying more on the words of men than the Word of God for your relationship with God and your eternal destiny, you need to read this book! This book is not written to liberal theologians and Christians who may believe or assume the Bible is not the sole authority on spiritual matters. Rather, it is written to those who truly believe the Bible to be the literal and inspired Word of God and understand God’s plan of salvation to be revealed in biblical truth. Unfortunately, in much of the modern church, the increasing trend is toward teaching the doctrines of men instead of what the Bible actually says. In these times, it is critically important that we follow the example of the Bereans, who examined scripture to see if what was said is true. The result is that many in the pews who think they are on Christ’s narrow way that leads to eternal life are being deceived. This book tells the truth that every evangelical pastor and Christian should know about what the Bible really says about salvation.

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Blaise Pascal's wager argues that since there is much to gain and relatively little to lose, the wise decision is to seek a relationship with God and live a Christian life. Michael Rota explores the dynamics of doubt, evidence and decision-making in order to consider what is necessary for people to embrace the Christian faith—and the difference it makes in people's lives.

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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1449780261
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 813
  • Pdf File: thoughts-and-gleanings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this volume are the Bible answers to many of the questions some may have about some of the teachings in the Scriptures. What is God’s desire and purpose in creation? What is the gift of God the Father? Of God the Son? Of God the Holy Spirit? What is the relationship of God, Satan, and man to one another? Who is God the Holy Spirit, and what is his work? Was Satan created? Will man’s soul/spirit exist forevermore? What is the origin, the purpose, and the destiny of man? What is sin? What is death, physical and spiritual? Who is the source of all lies and all evil, wickedness, and sin? Who is the source of all truth, logic, reason, and all that is good, righteous, and wise? What is the cause of all sorrow, suffering, pain, sickness, and death? Whose sins are washed away? Can one be pleasing to God and be a soldier, a policeman? Does God desire/approve of any person enslaving another? Is man under any law from God today? Is man shaped by nurture or nature? What must one do to be saved, have his sins forgiven, and live forevermore in heaven with the godhead three? What is the power of God that can save the soul to live forevermore in heaven? What are the “things which must shortly come to pass” “for the time is at hand” and revealed by signs to the Apostle John by Jesus Christ? (Revelation 1:1–3)

Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory

By Kent Dunnington
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192550527
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 458
  • Pdf File: humility-pride-and-christian-virtue-theory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory proposes an account of humility that relies on the most radical Christian sayings about humility, especially those found in Augustine and the early monastic tradition. It argues that this was the view of humility that put Christian moral thought into decisive conflict with the best Greco-Roman moral thought. This radical Christian account of humility has been forgotten amidst contemporary efforts to clarify and retrieve the virtue of humility for secular life. Kent Dunnington shows how humility was repurposed during the early-modern era-particularly in the thought of Hobbes, Hume, and Kant-to better serve the economic and social needs of the emerging modern state. This repurposed humility insisted on a role for proper pride alongside humility, as a necessary constituent of self-esteem and a necessary motive of consistent moral action over time. Contemporary philosophical accounts of humility continue this emphasis on proper pride as a counterbalance to humility. By contrast, radical Christian humility proscribes pride altogether. Dunnington demonstrates how such a radical view need not give rise to vices of humility such as servility and pusillanimity, nor need such a view fall prey to feminist critiques of humility. But the view of humility set forth makes little sense abstracted from a specific set of doctrinal commitments peculiar to Christianity. This study argues that this is a strength rather than a weakness of the account since it displays how Christianity matters for the shape of the moral life.

Boundaries of Freedom

By Lee Thai
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532658389
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 306
  • Pdf File: boundaries-of-freedom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Are our pains and sufferings preordained and fixed by God, or are they the consequences of man's actions? Can the immutable Lord ever change his mind in response to our prayers? This dilemma of God's sovereignty and man's free will has been a quandary for the church for nearly two thousand years. Previous solutions (Calvinism, Arminianism, Molinism, and Open Theism) have not been successful in deciphering the enigma. The problem is now resolved by exposing the fallacies in man's claim that he is given no other choice but to do whatever the Lord foreknew and foreordained. Using the analogy of the dual nature of light, the "quantum proposal" affirms that man has alternative options that were created and foreknown by God within his predetermined boundaries. From Adam's fall in Genesis to Paul's ministry in the New Testament, alternative possibilities have always been offered. Men are free to choose among the given options and must live with the consequences, whether good or evil. This groundbreaking work is a must-read for all Christians who struggle with the dilemma of divine sovereignty and humans responsibility.

Wayne's Homilies:

By Wayne McCoy
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450247059
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: wayne-s-homilies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wayne McCoy has chosen 36 sermons from many different subjects and texts out of1800 sermons that he wrote and preached as a pastor in the Presbyterina Church USA. The sermons address ideas of universal human interest and contain many concrete illustrations to support and to enhance the points being made. The sermons are written in a form to be preached but they also read with clarity and ease.

Preaching John

By Robert Kysar
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Book Code : 9781451417371
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: preaching-john.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With this helpful guide, preachers can find new and powerful resources for preaching in Johannine language and thought, as well as its use of narrative and discourse. It combines the practical with proposals for understanding the Gospel and 1 John.

The Christian's Journey Through Grief

By Carol Peters-Tanksley
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  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Book Code : 1629996009
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 254
  • Pdf File: the-christian-s-journey-through-grief.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Don't Get Over It. Get Through It. This book will give you the tools to walk through the process of grief in a healthy way. FEATURES AND BENEFITS Helps readers distinguish between normal and unhealthy grieving Provides practical steps to help readers maintain their physical health, emotional health, and relationships while grieving Offers guidance for working through the crisis of faith grief often brings Gives specific steps the grieving can take toward healing The apostle Paul said Christians do not grieve in the same way as those who do not have hope (1 Thess. 4:13). But that doesn’t mean we don’t or shouldn’t grieve. In The Christian’s Journey Through Grief, Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley explores the difference in the Christian’s grieving process, showing what a healthy grieving process looks like and how to embrace God’s comfort. As one who recently experienced the death of her husband, Dr. Carol speaks authoritatively yet compassionately from both a personal perspective and the perspective of a physician and minister. In this book she addresses: What to expect while grieving What is normal and abnormal grief How to deal with the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of grief How grief affects one’s relationship with God Which steps the grieving person can take toward healing How the hope of eternity helps in the journey of grief This book will invite grieving readers to embrace the pain of grief without getting stuck in it, and take God with them on the journey so they can experience hope