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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member
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    This is NOT a debate. I simply want to know if you have read these books and what did you think? Did I get my money's worth? I got a gift card and ordered the books so I await their arrival. Are these ground shaking books that all Reformed should read? Please give opinions on the books, but once again this is NOT a debate with Arminian and those whom disagree.

    The Holiness of God-RC Sproul
    What is Reformed Theology?: Understanding the Basics- RC Sproul
    The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented

    I am only looking for books that can help me understand Reformed theology better, and books that can help me draw closer to God in understanding his holiness which will obviously impact and better my evangelism and my walk with the Lord. Diving into the word and reading mature authors in the Lord always helps...
     
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    I have not. I will not read or listen to anyone who is a preterist of any sort.
     
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    I am not reading those books.
     
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    Sproal is a preterist
     
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    PLEASE STOP.... THIS IS NOT A DEBATE!!!!! I simply wanted to know if anyone has read those books and they have NOTHING TO DO WITH ESCHATOLOGY of which I STRONGLY disagree with RC.

    STOP IT PLEASE STOP!!!

    I ask you in kindness.
     
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    First, if you do not want a debate you posted in the wrong section. However, I have not engaged in debate I responded directly to the op and gave the reason why.
     
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    I love Sproul and have his book 'What is Reformed Theology' but have not read it yet as other things have come up so I am reading some other works. The others sound interesting as well so let us know what you think. I've also just ordered the book 'The Assurance of our Salvation' by MLJ. It's a longer book, some 672 pages.
     
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    (Responding to the underlined portion): By shouting?
     
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    I have read the first two and they are wonderful works, especially The Holiness of God, I would challenge every Christian to read this book. It will deepen your reverence for God. Did he write the third book as well?
     
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    I agree with SolaSaint - The Holiness of God is a must read. I've not read the others.
     
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    “I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program, in a methodology, in a technique, in anything and everything but that in which God has placed it—His Word. He alone has the power to change lives for eternity, and that power is focused on the Scriptures.”
    ― R.C. Sproul, The Prayer of the Lord
     
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    No that one is by a different author. I thank you for your comments and I anxiously await the books. However there have been delays due to the after holiday season. I like books that will take a dive into theology.
     
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    672 pages? My goodness that looks long. Is the book all on one topic? I see that both Mac and RC endorsed the book.
     
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    A reformed brother on FB told me its as essential as the Gospel According to Jesus for believers. 4 years ago I bought the book for someone whom never read it, and 4 years later I wish I would have bought the book for myself and just did. Books that help me understand DOCTRINE are vital, over books that teach my daily living principles or how to heal my emotions.

    I like Charles Stanley and David Jeremiah, although not reformed. But sad as it is their latest books focus on healing my emotions.
     
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    Yes. Both very good. Both are also in our church's library.

    Not sure. Author?
     
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    Trust me, the church needs information on that as well. I've recently dealt with a number of people who need healing in this area because of severe - SEVERE damage done to them. I'm glad they wrote books on this topic and would be happy to read them when I get the time!
     
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    "A reformed brother on FB told me its as essential as the Gospel According to Jesus for believers." Humm if so important wonder why it didn't find its way into the Canon.
     
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    There is a place for everything. There are books to help with the head, the heart, and the hands. Too much on any one topic would not be healthy so is wise to have balance. Reading Pastoral type books like the ones Stanley and Jeremiah have published this year do have their advantages.
     
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    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anything written by Dr. Sproul
    Edit: also Dr.Piper recently realeased a new book dealing with the five points
     
  20. preacher4truth

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    Yes, it's on the Lord's prayer for His people in John 17.
     
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