In the second half of the work we find, “The Saint’s Gain by Death,” and what it means to be assured of salvation from 2 Corinthians 5:1. The Christian is not to live in doubt, but in full assurance of faith, knowing we have a heavenly home which was made by God waiting for those he has saved. In this life our travail is frail, transitory, and perishing. In the life to come, it is blessed and eternal in the heavens. With certainty, Hardwicke explains that every converted heart and careful soul may and ought to be assured, that when his body shall be dissolved, his soul shall have a happy dwelling with God in heaven.
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Humphrey Hardwicke (n.d.) was a learned Westminster Divine, exemplary in his piety, and a great but persecuted Reformed preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
C. Matthew McMahon, Ph.D., Th.D., is an American Calvinist Reformed theologian and adjunct professor at Whitefield Theological Seminary. He is the founder and chairman of A Puritan’s Mind, the largest Reformed website on the internet for students of the Bible concerning Reformed Theology, the Puritans and Covenant Theology (www.apuritansmind.com). He is also the founder of Puritan Publications which publishes rare Reformed and Puritan works from the 17th century at www.puritanshop.com.
Bibliographies in each chapter that cross-reference subjects to a wide range of other systematic theologies.
This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem's award-winning book Systematic Theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the 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
Many today hold to what has become known as the Five Points of Calvinism, or the doctrines of grace. They comprise the five points of Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace and the Perseverance of the Saints. But did Augustine believe these same “Calvinistic” doctrines? Is Augustine’s theological view of sin, election, the death of Christ, regeneration and sanctification the same as the Reformers, the Puritans, or even those who hold to the Gospel of Grace today? This work is a survey of that question and demonstrates from Augustine’s works that he was, undoubtedly, a Calvinist.
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