What About Evil?
Reconciling the existence of God and evil has been a long-standing conundrum in Christian theology, yet a philosophical approach (rather than a theological one) dominates the discussion. Turning to the Bible's grand storyline, Scott Christensen examines how sin, evil, corruption, and death fit into the broad outlines of redemptive history. He argues that God's ultimate end in creation is to magnify His glory to His image-bearers, most notably by defeating evil through the atoning work of Christ.
Providence is God's purposeful sovereignty. Its extent reaches down to the flight of electrons, up to the movements of galaxies, and into the heart of man. Its nature is wise and just and good. And its goal is the Christ-exalting glorification of God through the gladness of a redeemed people in a new world. Drawing on a lifetime of theological reflection, biblical study, and practical ministry, pastor and author John Piper leads us on a stunning tour of the sightings of God's providence from Genesis to Revelation, to discover the all-encompassing reality of God's purposeful sovereignty over all of creation and all of history.
Evidence that Demands a Verdict
Josh & Sean McDowell
The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated—because the truth of the Bible doesn’t change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, bestselling author Josh McDowell gave Christian readers the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Since that time, Evidence has remained a trusted resource for believers young and old. Bringing historical documentation and the best modern scholarship to bear on the trustworthiness of the Bible and its teachings, this extensive volume has encouraged and strengthened millions. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions.
The Plan of Salvation
Use this easy-to-understand pamphlet as a discipleship or evangelistic tool to help make the Gospel and God s plan of salvation crystal clear. It includes help and encouragement for why we share the Good News, what it means to be Jesus disciples, the basics of evangelism, and the whole message of the Good News. It includes helpful charts and tips as well as the popular Romans Road Bible verses as a guide Romans 3:23 ( All have sinned... ), Romans 6:23 ( Wages of sin is death... ), Romans 5:8 ( While we were still sinners, Christ died for us... and Romans 10:9 ( If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart...).
What is the Gospel? (9Marks)
This newest addition to the IXMarks series presents a clear, straightforward statement of the gospel, the third mark of a healthy church.What is the gospel? It seems like a simple question, yet it has been known to incite some heated responses, even in the church. How are we to formulate a clear, biblical understanding of the gospel? Tradition, reason, and experience all leave us ultimately disappointed. If we want answers, we must turn to the Word of God.Greg Gilbert does so in What Is the Gospel? Beginning with Paul's systematic presentation of the gospel in Romans and moving through the sermons in Acts, Gilbert argues that the central structure of the gospel consists of four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and a response. The book carefully examines each and then explores the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world. Both Christian and non-Christian readers will gain a clearer understanding of the gospel in this valuable resource.