Skip MacCarty and Esther R. Knott
This study guide accompanies In Granite or Ingrained?by Skip MacCarty. Whether used alone or with fellow Christians in a dynamic small group experience, the Study Guide will helps review and retain the key points of the book, explore deeper aspects and applications of the major issues, and strengthen a devotional relationship with God.
In Granite or Ingrained? is a serious book. The questions and debates surrounding the relationship of the old and new covenants in Scripture are not arcane or irrelevant academic arguments. The issues have eternal consequences in the life of the professed believer. Earnestly searching out the deep things of God should be the joy of every Christian.
In Granite or Ingrained? What the Old and New Covenants Reveal about the Gospel, the Law, and the Sabbath
Popular claims about the old and new covenants have diminished the gospel and narrowed the faith and spiritual life of millions of Christians. Those claims have introduced confusion about what it truly means to “keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” Christians earnest in their walk with the Lord will see a dynamic element of the gospel in the profound relationship between love and law. They will, perhaps for the first time, understand the apparent dichotomy of old and new covenants in the New Testament. And in the process they will be confronted with a powerful appeal and an unmistakable warning. Study guide available.
George R. Knight
What does it mean to sin? What is temptation? What is the law? What does it mean to “be saved”? What does it mean to “be perfect”? George Knight recalls his own early struggles with legalism in order to examine some of the most basic questions about salvation. Study questions are included at the end of each chapter.
Hans K. LaRondelle
How do we align concerns about the place of the Ten Commandments in the public square with a message that often seems to stress that those same commandments have been nailed to the cross? Hans LaRondelle traces through salvation history the footsteps of the Creator Redeemer in progressively revealing His covenant promises and His judgments. From a “redemption-historical” perspective, based on careful exegesis, the author outlines the unity and continuity of God’s covenants with His chosen people.
Reign of God, 2nd Ed.: An Introduction to Christian Theology from a Seventh-day Adventist Perspective
A systematic approach to theology discussing the doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with striking simplicity and clarity. Suitable for use in beginning college religion courses or for the layperson wanting to better understand basic Adventist beliefs.
Martin F. Hanna, Darius Jankiewicz, and John Reeve
God’s salvation of humanity, as presented in the Scriptures, will always be the highest, most sublime, and more rewarding of all theological subjects. It is a truth that is both startlingly simple and profoundly complex—as simple as knowing that “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so,” and so complex that the Apostle Paul described this intricate cosmic drama as “the mystery of godliness” (1 Tim. 3:16, NKJV).
Throughout Christian history, many debates have raged about this greatest of all topics, often resulting in schisms, anathemas, and bloodshed. And the debate continues among Christians today.
In this landmark volume, organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, nineteen scholars collectively present the most comprehensive treatment of this topic to be published in the Adventist world.
Salvation strongly affirms Adventism’s Protestant soteriological roots, further refined by the work of the seventeenth-century Reformer Jacob Arminius. Built on the Protestant principles of sola gratia et fides and soli Deo gloria, this book is organized according to the five tenets of Arminianism: Conditional Election, Unlimited Atonement, Total Depravity, Resistible Grace, and Christian Assurance/Sanctification. The first part of the book addresses the Cosmic Controversy, God’s foreknowledge, and predestination. The second part wrestles with the problem of sin and human nature. The third part presents a biblical understanding of the work of Christ. The fourth part explores the teaching of God’s grace, including His prevenient or initiating grace. The fifth and final part illumines our assurance of salvation. This is a book for our time on the great theme that will be our study for all eternity.
Norman R. Gulley
What is the foundation of theology?
In this monumental work—the "first things" of a multi-volume, comprehensive theological system—Norman R. Gulley argues pervasively and persuasively that Scripture, and Scripture alone, must be the sole foundation of authentic evangelical Christian faith.
According to Gulley, theology should not depend on philosophy, science, reason, tradition or experience but on Scripture alone. His argument stands in contrast to recent influential evangelical theologians who consider Scripture only a witness to revelation, and not revelation itself. According to Gulley, God is thus removed from His Word in the same way others have removed Him from His world. He argues that this emptying of Scripture of its propositional, cognitive revelation deconstructs the basis of the evangelical movement.
Gulley's view of sola scriptura drives his detailed, sweeping and balanced critique of the major underlying themes, issues and philosophies that have informed some other theological systems. From Parmenides and the timeless view of God in ancient Greece to a detailed analysis of 21st-century dispensational theology, Gulley ranges easily over millennia, showing how different concepts and philosophies have affected the premise of sola scriptura for good or ill.
Aptly subtitled Prolegomena, this ambitious work functions as an excellent introduction to theological thought. It is designed for general use and for the serious student of theology who will appreciate the opening summary of each chapter's contents, and the concluding study questions. It also serves as an introduction to the next volume which unfolds Gulley's system within the biblical cosmic controversy worldview.
Norman R. Gulley
Working steadfastly from the platform of sola scriptura established in his Prolegomena, Gulley takes the serious reader on a wide-ranging and insightful tour of the many facets of the Doctrine of God. Throughout this volume God is seen in an eternal relationship as a relational Trinity—His nature being love and all His attributes compatible with His nature. This God of love is found in His self-revelation in Scripture, which remedies the traditional distortions about Him. The purpose of this volume, and this system, is to magnify and glory in the universal love of God. This is the fullness of the gospel.
Norman R. Gulley
Is it all really about Christ? In this sweeping and yet incisive evaluation of Christian theology, this time focusing on the doctrines of creation, Christ, and salvation, Gulley drives home his overarching theme that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8), which impacts creation and re-creation (salvation). This focus on Christ has profound implications for our understanding of origins and our relationship to the Word of God.
Hans K. LaRondelle
LaRondelle allows the Bible to act as its own expositor by pointing to the New Testament as the basis for prophetic interpretation. Attention is given to the Old Testament prophecies concerning Israel and how the New Testament prophecies do not support the dispensationalist view.
Sigve K. Tonstad
Sigve K. Tonstad recovers the profound and foundational understanding of God that can be experienced in the seventh day. He shows that Scripture has consistently asserted that the Sabbath of Creation is the Sabbath of the whole story of how God makes right what has gone wrong in the world. This sweeping work of biblical theology and historical analysis traces the seventh day as it is woven throughout Scripture and the history of Christianity.
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