Cornelis P. Venema revisits the important doctrine of predestination to re-familiarize the church with truths about God's sovereignty in salvation. He does not merely re-visit old ground but also engages a host of historic and contemporary challenges to the doctrine. He addresses the subject from exegetical, historical, contemporary, and pastoral vantage points.
In the biblical drama of the living God’s works in creation and redemption,” writes Cornelis Venema, “no theme is more lustrous than that of God’s gracious intention to enjoy communion with humans who bear his image and whose lives have been broken through sin.” Dr. Venema summarizes and defends a broad consensus view of the doctrine of the covenants in the history of Reformed theology, clarifying areas of dispute.
Within a traditional sequence of eschatological topics, this study presents a comprehensive survey of the Bible's teaching and describes the contours of our Christian hope for the future. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2000
Bullinger, as much as Calvin and many others in the Reformed tradition, was an articulate exponent of the Augustinian theological heritage with its emphasis on the divine initiative in the accomplishment of salvation.
Aimed at a general readership, this is a condensed summary of the challenge Christian believers face in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ with integrity and in conformity with the teaching of the Scriptures.
Before abandoning the “older perspective” on Paul in favor of the “new,” believers need to reacquaint themselves with the rich doctrinal heritage of free acceptance with God on the basis of Christ's redeeming work.
This important work explores Calvin's doctrine of the 'twofold grace of God,' the justification and sanctification of believers, and contributes to a better understanding of this particular aspect as well as Calvin's theology in general.
This new study guide is based on Cornelis P. Venema's highly acclaimed book, The Promise of the Future. It will guide you clearly through the Bible's teaching on the future of the individual, of the church, and of the universe as a whole.