25 page long text describing the author’s perspective about the Biblical principles that should guide the involvement of Christians in the public square and the theological foundation for civic participation.
All too often James was either neglected, or a great uncertainty prevailed how to understand him and how to incorporate his message into the overall framework of the Christian and Protestant faith. Often people perceived James to be more or
less Roman Catholic! Henry Krabbendam now demonstrates: That James is a teacher of grace as all other apostles; That James only can be understood against the backdrop of
the complementarity of truth present in all Christian teaching; That James’ pastoral and practical heart nevertheless makes him a superb systematic theologian; That James’ message of holiness and the message of the Reformation are not alien to each other, but belong together as two sides of one coin.
All too often James was either neglected, or a great uncertainty prevailed how to understand him and how to incorporate his message into the overall framework of the Christian and Protestant faith. Often people perceived James to be more or less Roman Catholic! Henry Krabbendam now demonstrates: That James is a teacher of grace as all other apostles; That James only can be understood against the backdrop of the complementarity of truth present in all Christian teaching; That James’ pastoral and practical heart nevertheless makes him a superb systematic theologian; That James’ message of holiness and the message of the Reformation are not alien to each other, but belong together as two sides of one coin.
Isn’t it true that we live under the dispensation of grace since the days of the New Testament? Why do we still need the law? After all, isn’t Christ the fulfillment of the law? And isn’t love the new command that fully suffices? Numerous people are preoccupied with these as well as many similar questions. Many see the laws of God as being too stifling, and severe, but they aren’t aware that it is exactly the New Testament that describes them as being the ”perfect Law of liberty“ (James 1:25, KJV). Its intention is to lead us to the path of freedom and toward a successful and fulfilling life. Yes indeed, it is a law whereby we can live. In this book Wolfgang Wegert explores the apparent opposition between Law and Freedom and how these two can become united in a living harmony.
Join Glenn Penner as he explores suffering and persecution through the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Throughout the Scripture, the trials and persecutions of those who chose to live godly are revealed. From Cain to the prophets, from John the Baptist to the disciples, the world has always rejected (the) Truth. Included are observations and studies from nearly 200 Christian scholars, both ancient and modern. Never before has such an intensive study of persecution in the Bible been assembled. (315 pages)
Fifteen essays and four book reviews covering religion and law, social ethics, and the defence of Christian faith. Includes "Modern Theology and Contemporary Legal Theory: A Tale of Ideological Collapse," "Justice Denied: Church Property Disputes Under Current American Law," "Church Remarriage After Divorce: A Third Way," "Can Blasphemy Law Be Justified?" and "The Embryo Cloning Danger in European Context."
Official thesis and study of hope in the Old and New Testament for Hope for Europe of the European Evangelical Alliance and Lausanne Europe. How can we demonstrate the Biblical basis of our hope and affirm it towards engaged Christians as well as to non-believers? How can we assert our hopes to Members of Parliament, to businessmen or to mothers? How can we raise the flag of hope in a world drowning in hopelessness and pessimism? We are thus very happy to present the propositions of Thomas Schirrmacher. These statements combine our desire to open the treasury of Biblical hope for many, theologians and laymen, and to encourage them to think about the subject.
Sovereignty and Responsibility has been the topic of theology and philosophy for nearly 2000 years. Can there possibly be said anything new on this topic? Has not everything been said before? Can anyone surpass Augustine, Luther or Wesley? And if the author from his personal theological tradition as a leading Reformed Systematic theologian stands on one side of the old fight between Calvinist and Arminian Christians, why should that be of any relevance? I am convinced that this book is a breakthrough on the topic of Sovereignty and Responsibility. On the one side the author is very old-fashioned, using the Bible as the governing source of theology and being deeply rooted in historical theology. But his emphasis on the Bible at the same time makes him very modern and innovative, because he is not content with playing Scripture off against Scripture, as is often the case in the debate. He wants to listen to the biblical arguments of others and examine
himself very thoroughly to make sure that he has taken into account their Biblical arguments. The Church of Christ has to battle for theological unity and cannot leave out certain biblical elements and revelations, because they do not fit into traditional theological systems. Henry Krabbendam has done the Church a major favour by asking the question, whether we really have built our Systematic theology on the whole Holy Scriptures.
The participation in cross-cultural ministry brings two different concepts of being human to light: one’s own concept of being human and that of the members of the culture with one comes to work. This fact causes unwanted misunderstandings and obstacles for the Gospel. How different the concept of man of the Bemba in Zambia in comparison to the western concept of man is, is the subject of this book.
William Carey’s famous ‘Enquiry’ (1792) changed mission history, and he is considered the "Father of Protestant missions“. Even though his life and work has been the topic of many books and articles, a study on his theology is the missing link of mission research. Dr. Schirrmacher, mission activist, historian and professor of missions, studies Carey’s theological motivation. He recovers the real change in theology, that made world mission possible.
This commentary emphasising the ethical aspects of Galatians seeks to prove that Galatians is not only fighting legalists but also a second party of Paul’s opponents, who were totally opposed to the Old Testament and the Law, and lived immorally in the name of Christian freedom, a view especially endorsed by Wilhelm Lütgert’s commentary of 1919. Paul is fighting against the abrogation of the Old Testament Law as well as against using this Law as way of salvation instead of God’s grace.
This book is a selection of Thomas Schirrmacher’s creationist articles published since 1979. It is a shorter version of the German book “Legends of Galileo and other Contributions to Creation Science, Criticism of Evolution and Chronology of the History of Culture 1979-1994”, with essays on creation science.
This booklet is a collection of sermon extracts and articles. Its purpose is to help us reflect on the very foundation of our Christian faith. In short, it takes us all the way ‘back to the roots‘. We will be looking at such crucial questions, as: what really is faith and conversion? What is the significance of getting baptized? What is
characteristic of a Christian congregation? What does the Bible say about prayer and the Lord‘s supper? I‘m afraid we cannot deal with all the questions of faith in this booklet; but then, this is not so much a piece of theological literature for scholars. It is rather a brief compilation of the most important nuggets of information and a hands-on guide on issues like how to get your faith started, developed and fed by the Spirit for a lifetime.