Making Sense of Salvation: One of Seven Parts from Grudem's Systematic Theology

Kobo ebook | February 1, 2011

byWayne A. Grudem

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With clear writing—technical terms kept to a minimum—and a contemporary approach, emphasizing how each doctrine should be understood and applied by present-day Christians, Making Sense of Salvation explores God’s common grace to redeem those who will be saved, and to demonstrate his goodness, mercy, justice, and glory. Topics include but are not limited to the order of salvation—from God’s choice of people to be saved to the chosen people receiving a resurrection body; effective calling—the act of God the father speaking through the human proclamation of the gospel to summons people to himself in saving faith; regeneration—a secret act of God in which he imparts new spiritual life to us; and glorification—when Christ returns and raises from the dead the bodies of all believers for all time who have died. Written in a friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect, Making Sense of Salvation helps readers overcome wrong ideas, make better decisions on new questions, and grow as Christians.

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With clear writing—technical terms kept to a minimum—and a contemporary approach, emphasizing how each doctrine should be understood and applied by present-day Christians, Making Sense of Salvation explores God’s common grace to redeem those who will be saved, and to demonstrate his goodness, mercy, justice, and glory. Topics include b...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031049382X

ISBN - 13:9780310493822

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing I asked for this as a Christmas gift one year because I had heard it was one of the only (if not, THE only) book on systematic theology that is written by someone who is not a paedo-baptist. On that note alone, it was a refreshing change. Overall, I found it to be readable, concise, well-thought out, logical and devotional. The grand subject is God Himself, and Grudem is anxious to extol His praises. Each chapter concludes with questions for personal application, special terms, a Scripture memory passage, and a related hymn, so that you can easily use each chapter as an extended devotional. The only weaknesses I found with it was his view that special revelation was still possible. This opens up a can of worms. The canon of Scripture was closed with the book of Revelation. The other was his wavering on Creation. He starts out the chapter strong enough, but then seems to cave to the possibility of theistic evolution. If you take that stand, then you have death before sin, and the Bible is clear that before Adam sinned, there was no death (so no fossils), but when man sinned, death entered the world. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it, and would recommend it over Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof, Charles Hodge or any other systematic theology text available.
Date published: 2008-05-13