The Grace Controversy

Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1629989193
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At a time when the church needs a fresh encounter with Jesus, the hyper-grace message in lulling many to sleep.

Hyper Grace

Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1621365891
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The great deception of the 21st century At a time when the church needs an urgent wake-up call and a fresh encounter with Jesus, the hyper-grace message is lulling many to sleep. Claiming to be a new revelation of grace, this teaching is gaining in popularity, but is it true? Or is the glorious truth of grace being polluted by errors, leading to backsliding, compromise, and even the abandonment of faith? Hyper-Grace looks at the major teachings put forth by many adherents of this "grace reformation" and prayerfully compares those teachings with the Word of God, answering questions such as: � How do our sins affect our relationship with God? � What is the relevance of the Old Testament to our faith? � What does Jesus actually have to say about grace? Without watering down the Bible's true message of grace, Michael Brown gives you the facts, demonstrating the dangers of this seductive message and showing you how to keep from being taken in.

How Saved Are We

Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Destiny Image Pubs
ISBN: 9781560430551
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This volume clearly challenges us to question our born-again experience if we feel no call to personal sacrifice, separation from the world, and the hatred of sin. It will create in you the desire to live a life truly dedicated to God.

101 Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality

Author: Mike Haley
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736931163
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"101 Probing Questions...101 Compassionate and Scriptural Answers " "from"" Focus on the Family's Mike Haley" Almost daily we hear news reports that confirm the acceptance of homosexuality in our culture. Homosexuals are adopting children, appearing as characters on television programs, taking vacations catering to an exclusively gay clientele, and even seeking the right to "marry" their partners. But is this acceptance healthy for society Few topics can raise so many questions so quickly. And for many readers, those questions hit close to home as they learn of the homosexuality of a loved one or close friend. Here are the answers to the most often asked questions about homosexuality, fielded by an expert on the subject...and a former homosexual himself.

The Hyper Grace Gospel

Author: Paul Ellis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781927230336
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Silver Medal Winner: 2015 Illumination Book Awards! God loves you more than you know or imagine! Just as you cannot measure the universe, you cannot fathom the limits of His love for you. Grace is how His love appears, but hyper-grace is what it actually is. It is extreme, super-abundant, and over-the-top. God's grace extends beyond your wildest dreams. In this book, Paul Ellis draws a line between the muddled messages of manmade religion and the gospel of Christ. Drawing on insights gleaned from more than 40 grace preachers, he addresses common misperceptions and responds to charges some have made against the modern grace message. The Hyper-Grace Gospel will leave you marveling at the relentless love of your Father. It will leave you in awe of His grace and help you rediscover the joy that is in Jesus.

Can You Be Gay And Christian

Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 162136593X
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Offers practical guidance for Christians who have gay friends, family members, or who struggle with their own sexuality.

War Peace And Christianity

Author: J. Daryl Charles
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433524196
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With issues of war and peace at the forefront of current events, an informed Christian response is needed. This timely volume answers 104 questions from a just-war perspective, offering thoughtful yet succinct answers. Ranging from the theoretical to the practical, the volume looks at how the just-war perspective relates to the philosopher, historian, statesman, theologian, combatant, and individual—with particular emphases on its historical development and application to contemporary geopolitical challenges. Forgoing ideological extremes, Charles and Demy give much attention to the biblical teaching on the subject as they provide moral guidance. A valuable resource for considering the ethical issues relating to war, Christians will find this book's user-friendly format a helpful starting point for discussion.

Grace Predestination And The Salvific Will Of God

Author: William George Most
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ISBN: 9780931888663
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Those interested in freedom should begin by clearly meditating on the foundation of views of the Western conception of freedom: chiefly, the Christian tradition. In this exhaustive study, Fr. William Most examines questions of predestination in the light of Divine Revelation of Holy Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church, with aid of the writings of the Church Fathers and St. Thomas Aquinas.

The Bondage Of The Will

Author: Martin Luther
Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers,
ISBN: 1878442511
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This edition of the Bondage of the Will was translated by Henry Cole in 1823. "Free will was no academic question to Luther; the whole Gospel of the grace of God, he held, was bound up with it, and stood or fell according to the way one decided it . . . . It is not the part of a true theologian, Luther holds, to be unconcerned, or to pretend to be unconcerned, when the Gospel is in danger . . . . The doctrine of the Bondage of the Will in particular was the corner-stone of the Gospel and the foundation of faith'' (40-41, emphasis added). ''In particular, the denial of free will was to Luther the foundation of the Biblical doctrine of grace, and a hearty endorsement of that denial was the first step for anyone who would understand the Gospel and come to faith in God. The man who has not yet practically and experimentally learned the bondage of his will in sin has not yet comprehended any part of the Gospel" "Justification by faith only is a truth that needs interpretation. The principle of sola fide [by faith alone] is not rightly understood till it is seen as anchored in the broader principle of sola gratia [by grace alone]; . . . for to rely on one s self for faith is not different in principle from relying on one s self for works" The Bible teaches that faith itself is and has to be, a gift of God, by grace, and not of self (Ephesians 2:8). It is safe to deduce that for Luther, any evangelist who advocates free will has not only ''not yet comprehended any part of the Gospel, '' but also that he has not yet preached the Gospel at all; his is a counterfeit gospel.Luther was ordered to recant his teachings on threat of excommunication. Luther thundered, ''Unless I am convinced by Scriptures and plain reason [for Luther, this meant logic], my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything. Here I stand, I can do no other!" [From a review in The Trinity Review] Martin Luther (1483-1546) shattered the structure of the Medieval Church by demanding that the authority for doctrine and practice be the Scriptures rather than popes or councils, and ignited the famous Protestant Reformation. The Roman Catholic hierarchy could not refute his logic, so they attempted to have him killed. But he was protected by Frederic. It has been said that more books have been written about Luther than about any other person except Jesus Christ. 164 pages, hard cover "

Hard Questions Heart Answers

Author: Bernice King
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0767999398
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Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, is an ordained minister, an attorney, and one of this country's most admired speakers. As this remarkable collection of her sermons and speeches makes clear, she shares with her father a rare gift for oratory and the wisdom and compassion to inspire others. The collection begins with words designed to "disturb the comfortable." Tackling such controversial subjects as our disaffected youth, gun control, and the death penalty, King paints a compelling picture of the spiritual decay and deep-seated racism that infects our society. In the second part of the book, a selection of sermons focusing on "comforting the disturbed," King's belief in the power of faith to restore our communities, morally and spiritually, rings forth. The church, she asserts, must return to its helping and healing mission, and each of us, looking into our hearts, must put aside our differences and remember that each human life is precious. From the Trade Paperback edition.