Is God obligated to save followers of other religions?
Does God know our decisions before we make them?
Answers to these questions aren't always readily apparent--can anyone be certain? Sometimes the answers seem inconsequential--do the answers really matter? But sometimes answers contain half-truths and deceptive beliefs that challenge our understanding of God, faith, and the Bible. Many of these deceptive beliefs have now moved from the popular culture into the church.
Dr. Erwin Lutzer, one of America's leading pastors and Bible teachers, believes that the more clearly we see God, the more clearly we can see ourselves. Working from this basic idea, he examines ten misconceptions about God that threaten to cloud our understanding of Him. In this revealing book, Dr. Lutzer challenges these all-too-common notions and promotes biblically-sound beliefs, while helping us forge a stronger, deeper relationship with God.
What is spiritual warfare? Who is Satan? How can I resist temptation and walk in the Spirit?
In 101 Answers to Questions About Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare, bestselling author Mark Hitchcock will take you to the ultimate resource for guidance--God's Word. There, you'll find clarity and wisdom in response to questions such as...
You'll find this book filled with encouragement and hope--it affirms God's full power over Satan, and provides you with everything you need to know to experience victory in spiritual warfare.
Who are the 144,000 in Revelation 7:1-8?
Are the trumpet judgments literal or symbolic (Revelation 8; 11)?
What is the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:18)?
Readers who have questions about the book of Revelation usually don't want to wade through pages of commentary to find their answers. Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock offers a helpful solution in this concise Q&A format.
Questions are grouped in broad categories that focus on interpretation, background information, Jesus Christ, and the letters to the churches. A final category, "The Consummation," is further divided into subparts that address the tribulation, the second coming, the millennium, and more.
These easy-to find and easy-to-understand responses to the most commonly asked questions about the book of Revelation will empower readers to mine its riches and stand strong in their faith.
This newest contribution to the 40 Questions series continues the tradition of excellent research presented in accessible language and clear writing. Designed for both students and general readers, this resource helps them make sense of one of the Bible's most difficult topics.
Schnabel, a professor at a leading seminary and the author of several major works, looks at the future of the world, the church, and Israel; the return of Jesus; and the millennium and the final judgment. He answers questions related to the rapture, the 144,000, the identity of the two witnesses, Armageddon, how to interpret Revelation, heaven and hell, and so forth.
The result is an even-handed treatment that avoids sensationalism and a "newspaper headline" approach to prophecy, that is, interpreting prophecy according to current events. Rather, Schnabel carefully studies the biblical text in light of its first-century context and draws biblically-based conclusions.
Other volumes in the 40 Questions series include 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons by Benjamin Merkle, 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible by Robert Plummer, and 40 Questions About Christians and Biblical Law by Thomas Schreiner.
Each position Erickson examines includes (1) a brief overview, (2) its history, (3) a more thorough examination of its major concepts and of the arguments offered in support of them, and (4) an evaluation of both its positive and negative aspects.
In the classic The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, The Abolition of Man is one of the most debated of Lewis's extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century."