A rich treasury of Bible information! The New Unger's Bible Handbook remains the one book indispensable to quality study, chock-full of color illustrations, photographs, maps, diagrams, charts and more. Now with updated graphics, this classic is sure to be a favorite among the next generation of Bible scholars.
Correcting many contemporary errors and misconceptions about Christian living, Merrill Unger traces the doctrine of the Holy Spirit through the New Testament, pointing out that true maturity is achieved only in day-to-day obedience, fellowship, Bible study, and prayer.
Christians are fighting a spiritual war against an enemy whose power most don't understand. Can a demon dwell in a Christian? Possess him? With scholarly wisdom and pastoral urgency, Dr. Unger challenges apathy and misunderstanding with concrete biblical answers. Facts, not sensationalism.
In the Gospels, John brings together the seven “I AMs of Christ’, to show that in a variety of ways Christ can and will meet man’s needs. Furthermore, Jesus’ use of it indicates His own divine nature and authority.
This book shows how Irenaeus creatively selects and develops distinctive Matthean material, within his interpretive networks of other biblical texts in order to verbally and conceptually oppose the theses of the heretics and provide helpful language for his expression of the church's faith. He is attracted to this Matthean material not because it holds an extraordinary place in the canon, but because in his view each gospel makes a distinctive, but equal contribution to the church's canon and polemic. Irenaeus sees some of Matthew's distinctive contributions in terms of language which emphasizes Christ's humanity and virgin birth, explains the theological and economical unity of the two covenants, and opposes the heretics' cosmological, anthropological, Christological, theological, and economical dualism. Although the bishop works within the framework of the church's tradition, the interpretive inter-textual networks he builds, his magnification of particular terms, and his polemic against dualism demonstrate his creative, anti-heretic innovation. Rarely, does he ever merely repeat the thought of a predecessor. Irenaeus exegetes Matthew for the church within a particular milieu, using a methodology of inter-textual connection common to his milieu, and developing theological language which counters the heretics of his milieu.
The Revelation is a uniquely relevant book. It was written from a pastor’s heart for a pastoral purpose. John wrote to prepare the saints for the gathering storm as they await the inevitable coming of the Lord. The Revelation is the story of His Day when the Son of Man will appear in heaven like a flash of lighting for all to see. It is the day that God spoke to His prophets about from the foundation of the world. The Revelation is a book filled with allusions and symbols. God did not leave their meaning to guess work. This commentary will challenge the reader to compare his assumptions about the coming of that day with the prophets who wrote about it prolifically. The basic premise of the Reformers was that the Scripture is the best interpreter of Scripture. This commentary was written to demonstrate that comparing Scripture with Scripture is the best way to understand the Revelation. I have deliberately avoided the jargon of the diverse systems of eschatology to allow the reader to focus on the text and let the Scripture speak for its. I have the profound conviction that the believers to whom John wrote understood what he meant. May the blessing promised to those who read and obey this book be yours.
No book of the Old Testament touches current prophetic issues in quite the same way as does the Book of Zechariah. Although ancient in historical context, the message sweeps across the centuries to enlighten, encourage, and cause believers to anticipate in fresh and dynamic ways the prospect of the Lord's return. Throughout the text there are compelling practical lessons for today that serve as chart and compass for living godly lives amid the torrents of evil engulfing the planet in these last days. Fred Hartman draws these elements together in a readily understandable book that explores doctrinal and prophetic truth while providing solid instruction in righteous living.
As the United Nation adopted Entrepreneurship for development on December 8, 2012, Churches and states around the world cannot seem to agree how to get involved in socioeconomic development and entrepreneurship, a subject certainly bears examination. Using a qualitative approach, religious scholar, psychologist and researcher, Dr. Richard Corker-Caulker outlines the theories that have justified various social programs. He analyzes, interprets, and explains how church and state have responded to socioeconomic problems of the course of history citing concrete examples. The role of religious, political, business, educational and family institutions in economic development and entrepreneurship is examined including how religious and political institutions can develop education, constitutions, laws, program and services around human needs link to human development and prosperity for all. As you read, you'll discover the relationship between the divine and humanity, and how this affects socioeconomic development; why a relationship with God is important for communities; ways to increase the chances of individual socioeconomic development; strategies to promote social entrepreneurship in developing nations. how to develop needs assessment how to identify natural resources and social problems for socioeconomic development and entrepreneurship potential for creating and starting your own job and how personal belief can limit or increase socioeconomic development and entrepreneurship prospect It is possible for everyone to become financially independent while adhering to biblical and spiritual principles. The solution to human problems lies in cooperation with a higher power and a willingness to use biblical principles alongside new ideas and theories to become agents of change. With this book, you'll examine the human crisis from the context of Adam and Eve, who triggered a transgenerational problem that requires more complex responses from the church. Improve your understanding of the divine, and take an important step to improving conditions for yourself and others with Twenty-First Century Foundation and Principles for Socioeconomic Development and Social Entrepreneurship. This book recommended for every family and institutions.
"Vital . . . pertaining to life; essential; of critical importance.Biblical . . . in or according to the Bible.Issues . . . a point of mater, the decision of which is of special or public importance.A dictionary can define the terms, but deciding on the proper interpretation of tough biblical passages demands skillful study and mature reflection on the Scriptures.Vital Biblical Issues: Examining Problem Passages of the Bible draws upon the insights and study of numerous evangelical scholars and writers to address difficult interpretive issues from both the Old and New Testaments. Included are articles by Merrill F. Unger, Gleason F. Archer Jr., Michael P. Green, and S. Lewis Johnson Jr.Some of the issues discussed in this volume include: ""Did God curse one race of people?""""Did the Old Testament prophesy the Virgin Birth?""""What about the violence of the book of Psalms?""""Should Christian women cover their heads in worship?""Christian readers, church leaders, and pastors alike will appreciate the insights and scholarship of Vital Biblical Issues."
Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Biblical theology attempts to explore the theological coherence of the canonical witnesses; no serious Christian theology can overlook this issue. The essays in the present volume illustrate the complexity and richness of the conversation that results from attentive consideration of the question. In a time when some voices are calling for a moratorium on biblical theology or pronouncing its concerns obsolete, this collection of meaty essays demonstrates the continuing vitality and necessity of the enterprise. Richard B. Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, The Divinity School, Duke University, USA This volume on biblical theology jumps into the fray and poses the right kind of questions. It does not offer a single way forward. Several of the essays are quite fresh and provocative, breaking new ground (Bray, Reno); others set out the issues with clarity and grace (Bartholomew); others offer programmatic analysis (Webster; Bauckham); others offer a fresh angle of view (Chapman, Martin). The success of this series is in facing the challenge of disarray in biblical studies head-on and then modeling a variety of approaches to stimulate our reflection. Christopher Seitz, Professor of Old Testament and Theological Studies, St. Andrews University, UK