something that comes to realization only in the path of faith . Therefore the most earnest and alarming admonitions cannot in themselves be taken as evidence against the doctrine of perseverance . 18 To think of admonition and ...
Author: G. C. Berkouwer
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. In times when men's hearts are failing them for fear, in a period when many voices are clamoring for a hearing, the esteemed G. C. Berkouwer aptly commences his penetrating study by drawing attention to the timeliness and relevance of the doctrine of perseverance. He writes, "There is something very strange about this doctrine, something which confronts us with the problem of permanence in a unique way, because we are so conscious of our own changeableness. Our lives are subject to numberless variations and fluctuations. In the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints do we not have merely a projection of human desires, a hope which flies in the face of life's realities? Does it not grasp after something that is denied us as changeable men?" Facing this paradoxical nature of his subject, Berkouwer shows that the perseverance of the saints is unbreakably connected with the assurance of faith and warns us against speaking of constancy without standing in faith. To separate the doctrine of perseverance from its living and existential relationship to the gospel, to Word and sacrament, to promise and demand, petrifies it into a mere play of concepts drained of all life. The thoroughness with which Berkouwer treats the history of the discussions affecting this important subject (from the days of Tertullian and Augustine, through the Reformers, Ritschl, and Schleiermacher, down to Edmund Schlink and Karl Barth) gives this book a special value to all students of theology.
Author: William G. Covington Jr. PhDPublish On: 2021-04-28
“work” of praying persistently misses the point, that it is too focused on human effort instead of faith in God. ... “Shameless Persistence” in Prayer Dr. David W. Brown's explanation of the parable of the persistent traveler is more in ...
Author: William G. Covington Jr. PhD
With the current social upheaval in the world today, some individuals seem to become exhausted with life choices and goals, leading people not to pursue their dreams. Grit is missing from our society. However, there is an answer to achieving one's objectives and improving as individuals. Indeed, the answer is God, who helps us, as Christians, overcome obstacles, and reach our full potential, to serve God, who gives us the perseverance in overcoming earthly barriers. Dr. William G. Covington, Jr, provides a template to follow, which combines Bible teachings and other forms of application, such as extensive research, theory, and real-world applications, to negate the psychological noise that continues to impede our progress as both Christians and Homo Sapiens. Dr. Covington's book, Perseverance: The power that gets results, he challenges the reader to remove toxic thoughts through Biblical readings, which transform individuals in reaching their full potentials through the Word of God. The book highlights how by submitting to God, we as Christians, develop into warriors on earth, who can both design, and transform ourselves and others, through perseverance, which allows us to be free, and practice Christian principles, thus overcoming earthly obstacles. Implementing these practices allows for a paradigm shift in a world that tells us we can achieve goals without effort. This is especially valid in our modern-day world of social media technologies, which informs society; technology can take something complicated and make it accessible by only exerting minimal effort. Dr. Covington's timely book showcases that through the combination of God's Word's and principles, and incorporating these principles into His followers' lives, Dr. Covington creates a reality that develops character and submission to God. This is an inspirational book that is timely for a generation that needs God's teachings. These principles, which urge us, as individuals, to preserve through this world and develop our characters, by changing the template, from instant gratification to working diligently to overcome roadblocks, which produce success. Dr. Covington's book helps to create people equipped to sustain and prosper in modern society, thus building a robust, Christian world, where individuals are unafraid of meeting this legacy, by removing toxic thoughts through perseverance.
Commands and Threatenings concerning Perseverance - Predestination and Perseverance - Perseverance involved in Justifying Faith- Perseverance promised in the Covenant of Grace-- The First Act of Faith secures PerseveranceContinued Faith ...
first act of faith ; yet even then , in that act of justification , God has respect to perseverance as being virtually in the first act . And it is looked upon as if it were a property of that faith by which the sinner is then justified ...
They suspend the decree of personal election upon a foresight of faith and perseverance in holiness , and resolve both of these , in great measure , into a good use of the sinner's free will . They make , " says Turrettin ...
Here saving faith is represented as persevering faith ; and perseverance , as being that in faith , by which it becomes saving ; for believing to the saving of the soul is put in opposition to drawing back unto perdition , and therefore ...
necessary first act of faith ; yet even then , in that act of justification , God has respect to perseverance as being virtually in the first act . And it is looked upon as if it were a property of that faith by which the sinner is then ...
Farther ; the way here prescribed and limited to the Lord Jesus how he shall intercede for his , and for what , -- namely , not for actual perseverance and continuance in the faith to be wrought in them by the exceeding greatness of the ...
would come only at Elijah's request, a request repeated with faith and perseverance until the appearance of the first cloud in the sky. In order for the will of God to be accomplished, this will must, on one side, be expressed by a ...
Author: Andrew Murray
Publisher: Whitaker House
After an illness interrupted his ministry for more than two years, Andrew Murray received a miraculous restoration of health through the prayers of God's people. Divine Healing is the classic work resulting from Murray's deep study of Scripture on this topic, and the sermons that resulted from that study. In it, he unpacks the promise of James 5, that the prayer of faith will heal the sick. He writes about the prerequisites for healing, which are repentance from sin and the sanctification of the body by fully giving it over to God. Murray addresses such questions as: Is it God's will to heal the sick? Why are some people healed while others are not? What role do doctors play in miraculous healing? Why do many Christians doubt the gifts of healing? Does sickness come from God or from Satan? Andrew Murray's personal testimony and biblical teaching will serve as inspiration for readers to trust in God's healing touch in their areas of deepest need.