Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing, 1999 - Religion - 523 pages
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How do we know the Bible is God’s Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return? If you’ve asked questions like these, then "systematic theology" is no abstract term. It’s an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know. Bible Doctrine takes a highly commended upper-level textbook on systematic theology and makes it accessible to the average reader. Abridged from Wayne Grudem’s award-winning Systematic Theology, Bible Doctrine covers the same essentials of the faith, giving you a firm grasp on seven key topics: The Doctrine of the Word of God The Doctrine of God The Doctrine of Man The Doctrine of Christ The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption The Doctrine of the Church The Doctrine of the Future Like Systematic Theology, this book is marked by its clarity, its strong scriptural emphasis, its thoroughness in scope and detail, and its treatment of such timely topics as spiritual warfare and the gifts of the Spirit. But you don’t need to have had several years of Bible school to reap the full benefits of Bible Doctrine. It’s easy to understand--and it’s packed with solid, biblical answers to your most important questions.


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I utilized the book as a textbook for GATEWAY, an alternative to seminary for pastors and ministry leaders. This book is an abridgment of Grudem's "Systematic ... Read full review


Introduction to Systematic Theology 17
The Authority and Inerrancy of the Bible 33
The Clarity Necessity and Sufficiency of the Bible 50
Incommunicable Attributes 67
The Communicable Attributes of God 85
The Trinity 104
Creation 124
The Nature of the Church 363
Baptism 376
The Lords Supper 387
General Questions 396
Specific Gifts 408
When and How? 427
The Millennium 438
The Final Judgment and Eternal Punishment 453

Gods Providence 142
Prayer 158
Angels Satan and Demons 168
The Creation of Man 187
The New Heavens and New Earth 465
Systematic Theologies 496

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Wayne Grudem is research professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, DD), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of more than a dozen books including the bestselling Systematic Theology .nbsp;

Jeff Purswell (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is dean of the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors College. He taught Greek as a teaching fellow in the New Testament department at Trinity.

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