While nearly all branches of christianity would lay claim to GRACE as the primary foundation for our future in heaven, there is wide divergence of opinion on just what that means. The free grace position is a biblical alternative to these systems of soteriology and is presented as a corollary of dispensationalism, affirming that God's "so great salvation" is absolutely free.
A Defense of Free Grace Theology: With Respect to Saving Faith, Perseverance, and AssuranceGrace Theology Press #ad - Paul tanner, Th. M. Ph. D. Middle east director, BEE World Ken Wilson, M. D. D. For all of us who are concerned about the gospel, this is a must read. David L. Wayne grudem's critique of Free Grace Theology and a response to other Reformed theologians’ articulations and conclusions. Allen, Ph. D. The nature of faith and its relationship to assurance is a crucial issue in theology and practice.
. However, the topic of, and biblical evidence for, soteriology is perhaps the most important issue of the day or for any day. Although evangelicals do agree salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, they do not always agree on some of the implications and consequences. A defense of free Grace Theology is a rejoinder to Dr.
A Defense of Free Grace Theology: With Respect to Saving Faith, Perseverance, and Assurance #ad - Here is a work of clarity and charity that not only addresses the concerns of the critics but outlines a robust theology of Salvation solidly built on a biblical foundation. Dean and distinguished professor of Preaching Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Today there are many theological issues and arguments concerning a variety of significant theological topics.
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Absolutely Free: A Biblical Reply to Lordship SalvationGrace Evangelical Society #ad - The condition for being a mature and faithful disciple a life of obedience. One of the best known exponents of this view is John MacArthur. Lordship salvation is the teaching that simple faith in Jesus is not enough to be eternally saved. You also need works. You not only have to believe in Jesus, you also have to live up to His commandments.
In absolutely free, zane Hodges shows that Lordship Salvation has no basis in Scripture. Confusing these two things leads to a gospel of salvation by works, instead of a gospel of God's free grace. Hodges argues that there is a great difference between eternal salvation and discipleship, between the condition for being regenerate simple faith in Jesus' promise of everlasting life vs.
Position and Condition: An Exposition of the Book of EphesiansGrace Theology Press #ad - As you read it, may your changing Condition come into even closer conformity to your unchanging Position. That’s what Ephesians is all about. But our condition on earth right now certainly does not conform to our Position in heaven. Our position deals with our current place seated at the right hand of God the Father in Christ.
It seems like a paradox. We still struggle with a sinful nature and do things we know are not Christ-like, to say the least. Nothing in our condition can ever change our Position, but a focus on our Position can radically improve our Condition. We are just or justified in our Position but still sinful in our Condition.
Position and Condition: An Exposition of the Book of Ephesians #ad - Martin luther was the first since Paul to express it: simul iustus et peccator—simultaneously just and a sinner. How can we be both just and sinful? Both claims are true of a believer in Jesus Christ. For anyone who has wondered how he can be one of God’s children and still be so far from being like Jesus, this is the book for you.
Maximum Joy: First John-Relationship or Fellowship? new study editionGrace Theology Press #ad - Anderson calls MAXIMUM JOY. A parent has a permanent relationship with his/her child. Maximum joy anyone who has raised a child understands the difference between relationship and fellowship. But fellowship with a child means the parent and the child are enjoying their relationship. And enjoying fellowship with God is what Dr.
And he wrote another book about how to enjoy that relationship, or how to have fellowship with God-First John 1 John 1:3-4. The apostle john wrote one book about how to have an eternal relationship with God-the Gospel of John John 20:31. A father and his son have a permanent relationship, but unless they spend time together sharing with one another, they will not have much fellowship.
Maximum Joy: First John-Relationship or Fellowship? new study edition #ad - Anderson explains that first john is not about whether one has an eternal relationship with God, but it is about how to enjoy that relationship by having fellowship with God. And though their relationship is eternal, their fellowship is not. Dr.
So Great Salvation: What It Means to Believe in Jesus ChristMoody Publishers #ad - Many pastors and authors have attempted to expound upon it. What is salvation? how does god work this miracle in our lives?One of the greatest themes that challenges the heart and mind of man is salvation. It is not a trivial subject; it is a matter of life and death. So great salvation shows us that we can be confident of our salvation, certain we are forgiven by God, and sure we are destined for heaven.
Yet how difficult it is to comprehend God's grace that forgives all our sins every day and night, without preconditions, without works. Scholar and theologian Charles Ryrie writes on the subject of salvation with humility and compassion. He brings clarity where there is confusion. While he quotes carefully and accurately from a wide range of authors, his final authority is the Word of God.
So Great Salvation: What It Means to Believe in Jesus Christ #ad - The gospel is the good news of the grace of God to give forgiveness and eternal life.
Grace, Salvation, and Discipleship: How to Understand Some Difficult Bible PassagesGrace Theology Press #ad - Charles bing will help you to answer the questions: • is becoming a christian the same as becoming a disciple? • do i have to work to earn or keep my salvation? • How many good works do I need to prove I am saved? • Can I be absolutely certain I am going to heaven? • How should I deal with doubts about my salvation? • How does sin affect my relationship with God? • How can I have a richer experience of God in this life and the next? A correct understanding of salvation and discipleship is crucial to understanding the Bible and growing in the Christian life.
Many bible passages are difficult to understand, especially when it comes to the issues of eternal salvation and following Jesus Christ as a disciple. Beginning with a clear understanding of god’s grace and using a unique paradigm of “A Truth, B Truth, ” you will discover from the context whether the passage is about salvation or the Christian life.
Grace, Salvation, and Discipleship: How to Understand Some Difficult Bible Passages #ad - Geisler, Ph. D. ,. I have added it to my short list of recommended books on biblical difficulties. Norman L. In this book Dr. In "grace, salvation, and discipleship" you will find how to approach over 130 difficult Bible passages. Only when we clearly understand what God says can we effectively share a clear gospel, be assured of our salvation, and grow in our relationship with Him.
Free Grace Theology: 5 Ways It Magnifies the Gospel#ad - Free grace theology: 5 ways it magnifies the Gospel sets out to demonstrate that this is not only biblical, but that it magnifies the gospel, giving glory to God. In contrast to each of the five chapters in Dr. It teaches that anyone can receive everlasting life by faith alone in the crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ, and that he can know he has it as a sure and secure possession based on God's promises alone.
Reformed theology and Arminianism look to the works of man to know and keep them. There are many voices out there today that give conflicting messages about what we must do to receive and know we are justified in God's sight and that we have eternal life as a sure and secure possession. This is shown through five articles by leaders within the Free Grace movement, each article presents a distinct way that Free Grace theology magnifies the gospel.
The world's religions all point to the works of man for the reception of those things. Free grace theology stands in sharp contrast to both. It is the hope and prayer of us at bold grace Ministries that this book will glorify God and encourage you, the reader, to rest assured that God's grace is truly greater than all our sin.
Free Grace Theology: 5 Ways It Magnifies the Gospel #ad - Wayne grudem's "free grace" theology: 5 ways it diminishes the gospel, the authors of this book show that Free Grace theology magnifies the gospel because 1 Free Grace is returning to Scripture as our sole authority, 2 Free Grace teaches us to turn from sins, 3 full assurance produces godly living, 4 Free Grace exalts Christ and His work, and 5 Free Grace interpretations have great explanatory power.
The Faith That Saves: The Nature of Faith in the New TestamentAn Exegetical and Theological Analysis on the Nature of New Testament FaithWipf & Stock Pub #ad - In a day of rampant theological confusion concerning justification by faith the nature of faith is paramount. This is a book that needed to be written and a book that must be read. The perennial problem of the misunderstanding concerning the nature of faith has produced a variety of theological errors as well as pastoral problems for the church.
Endorsements: ""there is no more important issue in theological study than the meaning of faith in the New Testament. Dave anderson, president and professor of theology, Free Grace Alliance About the Contributors: Fred Chay, PhD, Grace School of Theology; President, Th. M. Ph. D. Is professor of theology ad Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Phoenix Seminary.
The Faith That Saves: The Nature of Faith in the New TestamentAn Exegetical and Theological Analysis on the Nature of New Testament Faith #ad - However, what they cannot agree on is the meaning of faith. Are there different kinds of faith in the bible? is there saving faith and non-saving faith? Is faith a matter of the mind, or the mind, or the mind and the emotions, emotions, and will? Is faith active or passive on the part of the believer? Is it a gift of God or a work of man? All these questions and many more are explored in depth by Chay and Correia.
Used book in Good Condition. Such a work is long overdue. Earl radmacher, thd, president emeritus, Western Seminary Most evangelical Protestants agree that salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone.
Dispensationalism and Free Grace: Intimately LinkedDispensational Publishing House #ad - Free grace theologians, however, take the literal meaning of words and reveal the amazing grace of the Gospel. The bible has been unnecessarily complicated by theologians who have changed the meaning of words. In this volume, grant Hawley explains the vital connection between free grace and dispensational theology.
Not only does the book reveal the root cause of Free Grace theology, but also the origins of Lordship Salvation, the polar opposite of Free Grace. If you're looking for a concise volume that helps you understand two very different methods of interpreting the Bible, this is your book! Used book in Good Condition.
Portraits of RighteousnessLiberty University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Yet as long as we tread planet earth we are all bound by some level of sin - none of us in this life can fully escape our fallen nature inherited from Adam which dwells in our unredeemed "flesh. Although we will not be fully released from the presence of sin until Jesus returns, we do not have to remain incarcerated by sin.
Through christ's death, believers have been credited with Christ's righteousness in the courtroom of heaven and have a new identity. Paul reassures believers that in fact we can have progressive deliverance from the power of sin to live out our new identity in Christ on earth. Portraits of righteousness" draws from the Apostle Paul's writings in Romans 5-8 of the Bible to elucidate this life-changing opportunity.