The Promise Of Salvation

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The Promise Of Salvation

Author : Martin Riesebrodt
ISBN : 9780226713946
Genre : Social Science
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Why has religion persisted across the course of human history? Secularists have predicted the end of faith for a long time, but religions continue to attract followers. Meanwhile, scholars of religion have expanded their field to such an extent that we lack a basic framework for making sense of the chaos of religious phenomena. To remedy this state of affairs, Martin Riesebrodt here undertakes a task that is at once simple and monumental: to define, understand, and explain religion as a universal concept. Instead of propounding abstract theories, Riesebrodt concentrates on the concrete realities of worship, examining religious holidays, conversion stories, prophetic visions, and life-cycle events. In analyzing these practices, his scope is appropriately broad, taking into consideration traditions in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, and Shinto. Ultimately, Riesebrodt argues, all religions promise to avert misfortune, help their followers manage crises, and bring both temporary blessings and eternal salvation. And, as The Promise of Salvation makes clear through abundant empirical evidence, religion will not disappear as long as these promises continue to help people cope with life.
Category: Social Science

Destined For Salvation

Author : Kalen K. Fristad
ISBN : 0972962506
Genre : Religion
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God will not abandon lost people, in this life or the next, but will continue to work for their conversion and transformation until every one is saved. This view was widely held by early Christians, and is supported by many passages of Scripture and by the contention that God is more patient, loving and forgiving than human parents who would never punish their own children without end. This is important because the teaching of a God of eternal damnation causes may people to reject God and consequently experience hell. On the other hand, the message of an unconditionally loving, forgiving and saving God leads many previously disillusioned people to cheerfully embrace God. Also, people's perception of God determines how they live their lives. If they believe God is judgmental, vengeful, and unforgiving they can easily justify acting that way themselves. But if they believe God is loving, kind, patient and forgiving, people are more likely to act that way as well. This Study Book consists of thirteen lessons.
Category: Religion

The Promise Of Baptism

Author : James V. Brownson
ISBN : 9780802833075
Genre : Religion
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Christians who otherwise love each other and work together on shared projects and causes nonetheless often disagree on the subject of baptism. Should infants be baptized, or is baptism for believers only? What exactly does baptism mean? What happens, if anything, when someone is baptized? Which is better -- sprinkling or immersion? These disagreements are disheartening to some and confusing to many. The sacrament of baptism from a Reformed perspective is clearly and thoughtfully outlined in this useful book. James Brownson explains the scriptural basis, the theological underpinnings, and the practical implications of this particular element of the faith. Organized into thirty brief, tightly focused chapters -- each of which centers on a key question -- and enhanced by thoughtful discussion questions, The Promise of Baptism will be an important resource for pastors, students, and laypersons seeking to better understand this sacrament that lies at the heart of the church's life. A sampling of key questions addressed: What is a sacrament, and how does it differ from an "ordinance"? What's the relationship between baptism and being "born again"? How do the sacraments bring God's grace to us? Can someone be "saved" without being baptized? Can someone be baptized without being saved? Does baptism take the place of circumcision as the mark of the new covenant? What is "confirmation" or "profession of faith," and what is its relationship to baptism? What happens after baptism?
Category: Religion

The Golden Thread

Author : Ken Vincent
ISBN : 9780595366835
Genre : Religion
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The Golden Thread God's Promise of Universal Salvation In our modern pluralistic world, the barriers imposed by the old doctrine of religious exclusivity are confronted every day by individuals, families, and nations. Now more than ever, the inspirational message of God's Universal and eternal love for all humanity needs to be retold. By reacquainting readers with the God who is too good to condemn anyone to Eternal Hell, The Golden Thread, God's Promise of Universal Salvation offers a Biblical interpretation present in Christianity from the earliest Jesus-Followers to the 21st Century. Salvation for all is known as Universalism, and the idea that all people will be saved-either immediately or eventually-is called Universal Restoration. Proponents of Universalism can be found today within a wide variety of denominations from post-Vatican II Catholics to Primitive Baptists. The Golden Thread brings together the Bible verses that ancient and modern Universalist theologians have used to show that God is the parent of all and, in the end, will save the "Lost Sheep" and the "Prodigal Son." The Golden Thread continues with 2,000 years of Christian mystical religious experience and modern-day near-death experiences-testimony to God's abiding love for all.
Category: Religion

Working Out My Salvation

Author : William James Hoverd
ISBN : 9781841261607
Genre : Body image
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This book is a study of the motivations that drive increasing numbers of people into the contemporary institution of the gymnasium that promises its prospective members the opportunity of positive physical transformation through membership.
Category: Body image

365 Pocket Promises From The Bible

Author : Ronald A. Beers
ISBN : 141437805X
Genre : Religion
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Experience the power of God's promises every day of the year! When you begin your day with a promise from the Bible you'll be inspired to live your life with God at the center of everything you do. You will learn to lean on him and trust in him no matter what life throws at you. This unique book presents more than 365 of these incredible promises from scripture; and a devotional thought for the day to help you focus on God, his love for you, and his plan for your life. Each reading is followed with a question to encourage and motivate you to trust that each of God's promises is meant especially for you. Are you ready to see what God can do through his promises?
Category: Religion

120 God S Promises

Author : 程蒙恩
Genre : Religion
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This book lists the 120 main promises of God in the Bible, explains the meaning of each promise, and teaches how to draw these promises. Contents include: God's promises of salvation, peace, joy, mercy, salvation, comfort, help, power, and future rewards. Some of the promises in the book are accompanied by prayer examples to help readers know about how to use prayers to draw God's promises.
Category: Religion

According To Promise

Author : Charles Spurgeon
ISBN : 9781943133109
Genre : Religion
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Isaac and Ishmael were both sons of Abraham, yet only one was the son of promise. For the people of God, living in covenant relationship with him requires understanding of what it means to be people of the promise. In this book Spurgeon explores the promises of God to his covenant people and the life that his people are to live as a result. "O friend, if what you have within you is natural, and only natural, it will not save you! The inward work must be supernatural; it must come of God, or it will miss the covenant blessing. A gracious life will be your own, even as Isaac was truly the child of Abraham; but still more it will be of God; for “Salvation is of the Lord.” We must be born from above. Concerning all our religious feelings and actions, we must be able to say,

'Lord, thou hast wrought all our works in us.'"

Category: Religion

It S Time

Author : Philip Cameron
ISBN : 0919463142
Genre : Evangelists
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The Promise Of Christmas Is Jesus

Author : Jack Countryman
ISBN : 9781400321186
Genre : Religion
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This one-of-a-kind Christmas booklet will take readers on a voyage as they explore God's promises for Christmas--from Genesis throughout eternity--that the Savior, Jesus, would come and that He will be with us forever. More than a simple retelling of the Christmas story, this Advent devotional reveals the broad and miraculous scope of Christ's birth in a manger. This gift foretold from the beginning of time offers salvation and life in Him for those who believe. The Promise of Christmas is ours because of our one true Hope--Jesus Christ. Note: Must be ordered in multiples of 25.
Category: Religion

Systematic Theology

Author : Nathanael Emmons
ISBN : COLUMBIA:50216744
Genre : Theology
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The Promise And The Blessing

Author : Michael A. Harbin
ISBN : 9780310873563
Genre : Religion
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The Bible is a collection of writings that together tell a unified story. But exactly how do all the pieces fit together? In a single volume, The Promise and the Blessing connects the dots of the Old and New Testament books to reveal the big picture of salvation history. Organized chronologically rather than canonically, this book traces the flow of Israel’s history and shows how the New Testament proceeds out of the Old. It begins with God’s creation of the cosmos and the initial problem of the fall of man. Then it traces God’s solutions to that problem as he selects first one man, Abraham, then his line, and then the nation of Israel to provide the Messiah. Finally, it focuses on the Messiah himself and looks at how the gospel of Jesus was spread throughout the known world. The Promise and the Blessing is easy to use and ideal for anyone who wants to understand the grand narrative of the Bible. It features numerous beautiful, full-color photos, as well as sidebars and brief, fascinating “breakouts” of supplementary information. Maps, illustrations, summaries, and insightful notes help to illuminate the text. Field-tested in the classroom, The Promise and the Blessing is designed for Old and New Testament survey classes and will provide all readers of the Bible with a better understanding of how the drama that began in Eden winds through Israel’s history to its fulfillment in Jesus Christ.
Category: Religion

The Wells Of Salvation Opened

Author : William Spurstowe
ISBN : 9781937466954
Genre : Religion
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This work is one of the most valuable Puritan works ever written on any subject. It comprises the biblical teaching on the promises of God. It is, by far, the best treatment outside of Scripture on the subject. Spurstowe uses 2 Peter 1:4 as his main text, “Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises…” Every Christian is to stand firm on the promises that God has laid down in Scripture concerning his covenant and his Son Jesus Christ. There is a right use and a wrong use to these promises and Spurstowe, in a gentle and amiable style leads us through them all in order to enrich our faith in Christ, and cause us to esteem the value of Christ and His grace greater than anything else in the world. This is not a scan or a facsimile, but a newly typeset work updated and made easily readable, with an active table of contents.
Category: Religion