June 19

 

 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”   Matthew 1:23

 

The clearest manifestation of God to us is revealed in Jesus Christ (John 1:18).  His eternal Godhead is also manifest in the works of creation (Rom. 1:20).  The knowledge of God in creation, however, is not able to restrain the vain imaginations and idolatrous conceptions of God that lie in men’s hearts.  Also, much of the eternal Godhead is manifested in his works of providence (Job 9:10-11).  Sometimes God was working forward or before Job; sometimes backwards, or behind him; sometimes on his right hand, sometimes at his left hand.  Job followed him up and down that he might understand God, and the reason and design of all his works.  But he could not perceive it.  We also see the eternal Godhead in his righteous and holy law; but this manifestation of God frightened those who saw it at first (Heb. 12:21).  The clearest, sweetest, and most comfortable manifestation of God to us is made only in Jesus Christ, who is ‘the image of the invisible God’ (Col. 1:15).  In Christ, God has revealed himself as no other means can.  Christ is the exact copy or character of the Father’s person and perfections (Heb. 1:3).  When Philip desired for Christ to show him the Father, Jesus said: ‘Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.  Believe me, I am in the Father and the Father is in me’ (John 14:9, 11).  In the works of creation, God is above us; in his works of providence, he is outside us; in the law, he is against us; in himself, he is invisible to us.  Only in Christ is he Immanuel, God manifested in our flesh.  He is God in us, God with us, and God for us.  Therefore, no man ever did or ever can understand anything of God truly, that is, upon a saving account, except in and by Jesus Christ (1 Tim. 6:16).

 

 

Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible

 

by Various Authors, including Drs. R.C. Sproul, James White, Sinclair Ferguson, and John MacArthur

Sola Scriptura , the formal principle of the Protestant Reformation, is essential to genuine Christianity, for it declares that the Bible is the inspired word of God, the churchs only rule of faith and practice. Yet this doctrine is under assault today as never before, both from outside and and inside the church.

In this book, several leading Reformed pastors and scholars, including Joel Beeke, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Ray Lanning, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, Derek W. H. Thomas, and James White, unpack the meaning of the doctrine of sola Scriptura  (Scripture alone). They also explain where the attacks on the Bible are coming from and show how those who accept the Bible as Gods inspired Word should respond. Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible  is a treasure trove of information and a comfort to those who grieve to see the twenty-first-century church wandering away from the safe harbor of the Bible.

 

Hardback, 142 pages

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