An introduction to Christian theology as a coherent system of beliefs founded on the sovereignty of God and the infallibility of Scripture. Contents: 1. Theology, 2. Scripture, 3. God, 4. Man, 5. Christ, and 6. Salvation.
God wants us to recognize good as good, evil as evil, and never confuse the two. As Christians, we must learn to discern and uphold God's standards regarding good and evil. The purpose of this book is to assist the reader in gaining the ability to discern good and evil, and in addition to this, to unashamedly love good and hate evil, as the Scripture commands us to do.
This book contains informal expositions on several biblical parables to derive from them some principles for Christian living. The first chapter focuses on several relevant preliminary issues, such as the nature, purpose, and interpretation of parables. It then discuss the parables themselves in the subsequent chapters.
This commentary offers a basic but thorough exposition on the text of First Peter. In the process, it touches on topics such as the doctrine of election, the meaning of divine foreknowledge, issues with Bible translations, the right perspective toward suffering and persecution, the gospel in the Old Testament, the atoning work of Christ, supralapsarianism vs. infralapsarianism, the priesthood of all believers, the intellectual and moral depravity of unbelievers, submission to authority (citizens to officials, slaves to masters, wives to husbands), divine command ethics, bearing witness to Christ by our words and deeds, love and humility within the church community, spiritual gifts, labor and racial issues, the authority and compensation of church elders, and resisting our enemy, the devil.
Paul's Letter to the Ephesians amounts to a short course in theology. It has been hailed as "The Queen of the Epistles" because of its exalted and majestic teachings. Sound theology leads to spiritual stability, so that God's people would not be tossed here and there by every wind of doctrine.
This short guide introduces principles that enhance a Christian's performance and effectiveness in informal debates. Although they are easy to understand and implement, they are invincible weapons that ensure victory in our intellectual confrontations with the non-Christians.
Paul's letter to the Colossians weaves together high theology with holy living, and exhortations with warnings. Its main theme is the fullness of Christ, and the fullness that Christians have in him. Christ's person and work are complete, and Christians have benefited from this completeness. Any attempt to supplement or replace the person and work of Christ therefore undermines and devalues him, and compromises the Christian faith. This commentary confronts several controversial doctrines, including the incomprehensibility of God and the origin of sin and evil. Other features include a summary of systematic theology from the perspective of christology, discussions on true versus false philosophy, true versus false spirituality, what it means to see the Father by "looking at" Jesus, the priorities of Paul in life and prayer, and the true nature of the Great Commission.
Besides providing a basic exegesis of Malachi, this book applies the Old Testament text to Christian life and thought. In the process, it addresses topics such as election, history, marriage, tithing, ministry, reverence, and judgment.
Some theological reflections on prayer and its relation to the nature of God, the character of the believer, and the life of the mind. Contents: Prayer and the Triune God, Prayer and the Divine Nature, Prayer and the Moral Life, and Prayer and the Inner Life.