Christian Beliefs

Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031032209X
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Christian Essentials Made Plain and Simple God doesn’t call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrine—that is, the church’s teaching—that every Christian simply must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you’re a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book on systematic theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the average layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion. These truly are twenty basic beliefs that every Christian should know. Wayne Grudem is a master teacher with the ability to explain profound truths in simple language. He is a man of deep conviction and theological passion—and those who read this book will be both educated and encouraged in the faith. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky Based on Systematic Theology, this summary will certainly help beginners with Christ to get the hang of their faith. J. I. Packer, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia As Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology contracts into a compact book, I do not lose my enthusiasm for the truth he loves and the clarity of his words. John Piper, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Christian Beliefs Study Guide 20 Life Transforming Truths

Author: Wayne Grudem
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ISBN: 9780955704239
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Understand what you believe! In this ground breaking DVD series, Dr. Wayne Grudem teaches the 20 main doctrines of the faith with biblical depth, spiritual passion and a freshness that makes this series unique in the Christian world. This Study Guide, written by Clear Cut Media, accompanies the DVD series. The aim of the course is to provide a good understanding of all the main doctrines of the Bible in an accessible and enjoyable format, securing and grounding Christians in the faith. Each session lasts approximately 40 minutes, with optional discussion breaks, and finishes with a questions and answers section. It is suitable for both group or individual use. Contents: 1. What is the Bible? - The authority, necessity, clarity, and sufficiency of scripture. 2. What is God like? - The attributes of God. God's holiness, love, justice, omniscience, and much more. 3. What is the Trinity? - Exploring the beauty, complexity and roles within the Godhead. 4. What is creation? - The origin and purpose of creation, and the implications for us today. 5. What is prayer? - Understanding our relationship with the Lord and how it works out in prayer. 6. What are angels and demons? - How the activities of both angels and demons affect us today. 7. What is man? - Understanding the implications of being made in God's image. 8. What is sin? - The origin and effects of sin. 9. Who is Christ? - The humanity and deity of Christ and its implications for salvation and worship. 10. What is atonement? - The cause, necessity, nature and results of Christ's atonement. 11. What is the resurrection? - Understanding the effects of the resurrection for us today. 12. What is election (or predestination)? - What election does and does not mean, and its implications for faith and worship. 13. What does it mean to become a Christian? - The process of calling, regeneration and conversion. 14. What are justification and adoption? - The central role of justification by faith and its result in adoption. 15. What are sanctification and perseverance? - Christian growth and God's preservation of the saints. 16. What is death? - The death and resurrection of Christians and non-Christians. 17. What is the church? - The power, purposes, purity, unity and consistency of the church. 18. What will happen when Christ returns? - The timing, signs, tribulation, and millennial views of Christ's return and reign. 19. What is the final judgement? - The purpose and events of the final judgement and the scriptural teaching about hell. 20. What is heaven? - The renewed heavens and earth, what we will do, and how it will glorify God. Each session is designed to be accessible from different levels. New Christians will be grounded in their faith, established believers will grow in their knowledge of God and understand the Bible much better, potential leaders will be trained, established leaders will be equipped for ministry. The study guide includes a 'Going Deeper' section suitable for those wanting to pursue a fuller understanding of these truths. Dr. Grudem, in his unique and warm style, provides essential teaching for all Christians. Having completed this course, Christians will not only be enabled to better love God and live for Him, but also gain a secure understanding of the faith, learning how to handle secondary issues with humility, and primary issues with clarity. This course is unique, a world first, in the combination of its scope, content and format. A Leader's Guide is also available.

Christianity 101

Author: Gilbert Bilezikian
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310829249
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You Mean to Say You Don’t Know the Meaning of * Monophysitism * Hypostatic Union * Infralapsarian * Traducianism * Chiliastic * Pneumatomachian Cheer up! You don’t have to have thousand-dollar vocabulary in order to grasp the priceless basics of Christianity. Christianity 101 bridges the gap between biblical scholarship and people who want to understand the Christian faith. This book presents eight basic doctrines of Christianity--The Bible, God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Human Beings, Redemption, The Church, and The Last Things--in clear, simple language that gives seasoned Christians a fresh understanding of the Bible and its teachings and puts new Christians on familiar terms with Christian doctrine. Gilbert Bilezikian does not shape his analysis of these doctrines in the worn-out, rationalistic categories of older systematic theologies, but in vibrant, dynamic language designed to communicate biblical truths to contemporary believers.

Politics According To The Bible

Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310413583
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A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense. In this ground-breaking book, recognized evangelical Bible professor Wayne Grudem rejects five mistaken views about Christian influence on politics: (1) “compel religion,” (2) “exclude religion,” (3) “all government is demonic,” (4) “do evangel-ism, not politics,” and (5) “do politics, not evangelism.” He proposes a better alternative: (6) “significant Christian influence on government.” Then he explains the Bible’s teachings about the purpose of civil government and the characteristics of good or bad government. Does the Bible support some form of democracy? Should judges and the courts hold the ultimate power in a nation? With respect to specific political issues, Grudem argues that most people’s political views depend on deep-seated assump-tions about several basic moral and even theological questions, such as whether God exists, whether absolute moral stan-dards can be known, whether there is good and evil in each person’s heart, whether people should be accountable for their good and bad choices, whether property should belong to individuals or to society, and whether the purpose of the earth’s resources is to bring benefit to mankind. After addressing these foundational questions, Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over fifty specific issues dealing with the protection of life, marriage, the family and children, economic issues and taxation, the environment, national defense, relationships to other nations, freedom of speech and religion, quotas, and special interests. He makes frequent application to the current policies of the Democratic and Republi-can parties in the United States, but the principles discussed here are relevant for any nation.

Bible Doctrine Laminated Sheet

Author: Wayne A. Grudem
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ISBN: 9780310521532
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No more hunting through textbooks, laboring over self-made study cards, or fumbling with sticky notes. Six durable, three-hole-punched, laminated pages provide a quick and trustworthy overview of basic Christian theology derived from Wayne Grudem s popular Bible Doctrine. Great for understanding the doctrines, preparing for exams, refreshing your memory, writing papers, or preparing sermons."

Systematic Theology

Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310566029
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The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introduction to systematic theology has several distinctive features: - A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching - Clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum - A contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today - A friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect - Frequent application to life - Resources for worship with each chapter - Bibliographies with each chapter that cross-reference subjects to a wide range of other systematic theologies.

The Poverty Of Nations

Author: Wayne Grudem
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 143353911X
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We can win the fight against global poverty. Combining penetrating economic analysis with insightful theological reflection, this book sketches a comprehensive plan for increasing wealth and protecting stability at a national level.

Christian Beliefs

Author: Stephen Eyre
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830830619
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Stephen Eyre introduces what you need to know about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, human nature, sin, salvation, holiness, the church, mission, revelation and the last things.

Making Sense Of The Bible

Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310493773
Size: 77.65 MB
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With a strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine—what the whole Bible teaches us today about a particular topic; clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum; and a contemporary approach, emphasizing how each doctrine should be understood and applied by present-day Christians, Making Sense of the Bible is required reading for understanding the relevant passages of Scripture.Topics include Canon of Scripture: the list of all books that belong in the Bible; Authority of Scripture: all words in Scripture are God’s words because that is what the Bible claims for itself; Clarity of Scripture: the Bible is written so that its teachings are able to be understood by all who read it; Necessity of Scripture: the Bible is necessary for knowledge of the gospel; and Sufficiency of Scripture: Scripture contains all the words of God he intended his people to have.Written in a friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect, Making Sense of the Bible helps readers overcome wrong ideas, make better decisions on new questions, and grow as Christians.