Is that what james meant to say? with careful analysis of the text, Zane Hodges clears up the confusion surrounding this epistle and demonstrates conclusively that it is a message that needs to be taken to heart by Christians everywhere.
The Epistles of John: Walking in the Light of God's LoveGrace Evangelical Society #ad - This is a commentary that is sure to equip and encourage believers until Christ returns. Such books undermine assurance by wrongly pointing readers to their works, rather than Christ, for their assurance. In this remarkable commentary the reader will find both solid exegesis and practical application. Entire books on assurance have been written based on an extremely unfortunate misunderstanding of First John.
The Epistles of John: Walking in the Light of God's Love #ad - There are other new testament letters which are much longer and seemingly more important than the Epistles of John. Yet these three small letters are verse for verse some of the most profound writings in the entire Bible. While the vocabulary in these letters is simple, the thoughts are profound. These three epistles have long been at the center of the gospel debate.
Absolutely Free: A Biblical Reply to Lordship SalvationGrace Evangelical Society #ad - Absolutely Free: A Biblical Reply to Lordship Salvation #ad - You not only have to believe in Jesus, you also have to live up to His commandments. The condition for being a mature and faithful disciple a life of obedience. In absolutely free, zane Hodges shows that Lordship Salvation has no basis in Scripture. 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.
. 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. Confusing these two things leads to a gospel of salvation by works, instead of a gospel of God's free grace. You also need works.
Triumph Through Trials: New Study Edition: The Epistle of JamesGrace Theology Press #ad - Triumph through trials: New Study Edition: The Epistle of James Paperback.
Second Peter: Shunning Error in Light of the Savior's ReturnGrace Evangelical Society #ad - Second Peter: Shunning Error in Light of the Savior's Return #ad - A section-by-section Dispensational commentary on 2 Peter.
Turn and Live: The Power of RepentanceGrace Evangelical Society #ad - Through this book you will discover the power of repentance. Seven years later, after study and meditation on ten key passages, Bob changed his mind about repentance and salvation. This book asks and answers the following questions: •what is the meaning of repentance?•What do key New Testament texts tell us about repentance?•Who needs to repent?•What does repentance accomplish?•Is repentance a condition for everlasting life?•Does fellowship with God require ongoing repentance? Turn and Live is the product of over thirty years of intense study and meditation.
Then in 1990 his mentor challenged him to reconsider his view. Over thirty years ago, bob wilkin wrote his dissertation on the role of repentance and salvation at Dallas Theological Seminary 1983-1985.
First Peter: The Salvation of the SoulGrace Evangelical Society #ad - When peter writes about the salvation of the soul, his thought is not limited to life in heaven, but is very much concerned with life on earth. For peter, the salvation of the soul is the goal of our faith. There is more to the Christian life than being born-again. It consists of robust spiritual health, in which the believer has the life of Christ expressed through him.
The Foundation of Augustinian-CalvinismIndependently published #ad - Wilson presents his extensive research on free will in ancient and early Christian thought in a shorter and more accessible format with translations of the ancient and modern foreign languages in plain English. Augustine's early and later writings and shows how the ideas presented in Augustine's later writings became the foundation for modern Calvinist Reformed theology, also known as Augustinian-Calvinism.
Wilson's "ground-breaking" doctoral thesis at the university of Oxford which was published by Mohr Siebeck in 2018 as "Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to 'Non-free Free Will': A Comprehensive Methodology". Wilson explores a curious split between St. This book summarizes Dr. With a new audience in mind, Dr.
The Foundation of Augustinian-Calvinism #ad - Dr. He then guides his readers through the writings of the earliest Christian authors who wrote on free will. Wilson first provides readers with essential background information on free will in the ancient philosophies and religions of Stoicism, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, and Manichaeism. Finally, Dr. Ken wilson's "Augustine's Conversion".
Wilson's book is ground-breaking and thought-provoking, and indispensable for every serious student of hugely influential core aspects of Augustine's thought. Professor karla Pollman, University of Bristol on Dr.
A Defense of Free Grace Theology: With Respect to Saving Faith, Perseverance, and AssuranceGrace Theology Press #ad - The contributors to this book seek to biblically describe and defend a true Grace Theology and answer the deficiencies and criticisms that have been expressed. However, and biblical evidence for, the topic of, soteriology is perhaps the most important issue of the day or for any day. Is that a fair characterization? a defense of Free Grace Theology is a scholarly yet irenic response to the overextended criticism of Grudem and others of Free Grace theology by five of its leading scholars.
Phil. University of oxford, patristics "The Free Grace movement has been accused by some within the Reformed tradition of being new or novel and diminishing the gospel. The nature of faith and its relationship to assurance is a crucial issue in theology and practice. 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.
A Defense of Free Grace Theology: With Respect to Saving Faith, Perseverance, and Assurance #ad - Wayne grudem's critique of Free Grace Theology and a response to other Reformed theologians’ articulations and conclusions. 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.
For all of us who are concerned about the gospel, this is a must read. David L.
The Gospel Under Siege: Faith and Works in TensionGrace Evangelical Society #ad - Few, if any, books deal with a larger selection of debated texts than does this book. What is the relationship between faith and works? Some have erroneously concluded that faith includes works or that "true" faith guarantees a life-long pattern of good works. Many have become trapped by dwelling on the question, "Have I shown enough good fruit in my life to prove that I am really saved?" The Gospel Under Siege looks at many passages which are mistakenly thought to teach these ideas.
If you have ever run across passages that made you wonder whether works are necessary for salvation or made you wonder whether you were "really" saved, then this book is for you! Based on clear analysis of these passages, Zane Hodges demonstrates that these passages are meant for Christian readership. The already ample number of these e.
The Gospel Under Siege: Faith and Works in Tension #ad - G. James 2, acts 2:38, hebrews 6 and 10 has been increased in this new edition with such passages as Romans 2:7, 1 John 3:6 and 9, 10, 13 and 2 Corinthians 13:5. The gospel under siege shows that the rock solid promises of God's Word is where one needs to look to find true biblical assurance. In many of these misunderstood passages, Christians are warned about the possibility of failure in the Christian life and not about the possibility of finding out that they were not really saved in the first place.
The result of this teaching has caused many to seek assurance of their salvation by examining their good works.
Romans: Deliverance from WrathGrace Evangelical Society 9780978877361 #ad - This long-awaited commentary really delivers. But zane Hodges understands the letter differently. He sees a difference between justification and salvation, between eternal destiny and eternal rewards. You will find yourself being challenged to live a life pleasing to God, without thereby doubting your eternal destiny.
Romans: Deliverance from Wrath #ad - As you study paul's epistle verse by verse, you will better understand how to glorify God more fully, both now and in the life to come. That deliverance is gained not merely by believing in Jesus, but also through obedience, and calling upon Him in believing prayer. Since the time of luther, paul's epistle to the Romans has been understood as an evangelistic letter, where salvation was understood as a synonym for justification.
This verse by verse, conservative, Dispensational commentary will change the way you understand Romans. Those who are justified still need to be saved, that is, delivered from God's present wrath. This commentary is exceedingly insightful and practical.