Category: The Doctrine of God: Eternal Creator and Redeemer

The Doctrine of God: Eternal Creator and Redeemer

The Doctrine of God: Eternal Creator and Redeemer   The doctrine of God has been either neglected or under attack for more than a century. Yet, it is one of the most neglected doctrines in the Church today. From understanding the doctrine of the Trinity, creation, prayer, Satan and demons, God’s providence, the attributes of God, the character of God, and the knowability of God, there is a great need to understand these precious doctrines. A recent study conducted by Lifeway Research and sponsored by Ligonier Ministries produced a report called The State of Theology. This report tells us...

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Recommended Reading on the Doctrine of God

Recommended Reading on the Doctrine of God This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been considering the Doctrine of God. We are living in a time where this doctrine is either neglected, under attack, or greatly misunderstood. With this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, it was our hope that readers would grow, not only in their understanding of God and science but also the greater redemptive storyline of Scripture If you’ve found this subject interesting and want to study the issue further, please check out the recommended reading list below. These books are at the top of this genre in both excellence and readability. Theology Proper The Doctrine of God by Herman Bavinck Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God by D.A. Carson The Existence and Attributes of God by Stephen Charnock Knowing God by J.I. Packer The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul The Pleasures of God by John Piper The Doctrine of God by John Frame The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink Discovering the God Who Is by R.C. Sproul The Doctrine of God by Gerald Bay The Doctrine of the Trinity On the Trinity by Augustine The Forgotten Trinity by James White The Christian Doctrine of God by Thomas F. Torrance Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance by Bruce Ware The Holy Trinity: In Scripture, History, Theology and Worship by Robert Letham Providence and...

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Preaching the Doctrine of God

In the contemporary evangelical movement, we are seeing all sorts of attacks on the doctrine of God. From neglect of teaching on this particular doctrine to weird ideas as it relates to the Trinity and more, over the past century, we’ve seen this doctrine under attack. Understanding the Doctrine of God is critical to have a right view of a whole host of topics such as salvation, the Bible, the church, and ministry. God opens His Word with the declaration He is there, and He is not silent, but active and sovereign over it. In this article we will...

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Spiritual Warfare: How Christians Should Think of Satan and His Demons

Spiritual warfare, particularly in the area of demonology is quite neglected in many reformed churches. This is a problem because it creates a vacuum for those whose position on demons and spiritual warfare is influenced more by unchecked testimonials and Hollywood than by the careful instruction of the Apostles documented in God’s Word. C.S. Lewis said it best: “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel and excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are...

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Searching Hearts and Testing Minds The God of Biblical Counseling

The Gospels record that those who heard Jesus teach were “astonished” and “amazed” by the authority with which He spoke (Matthew 7:29; Mark 1:22; John 7:46). Whether Jew or Gentile, Jesus’s audiences were frequently captured, not only by His knowledge of God’s word, but by His commanding application of it to life. Whereas the Scribes and Pharisees turned God’s righteous law into an impossible burden for the people to bear, Jesus brought hope through the Good News of God’s mercy and grace (Matthew 23:4; 11:28-30). Two thousand years later, we see that while technology has advanced, the biblical diagnosis...

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