Recommendations

Providence Is Remarkable

Sermon by Phil Johnson: Providence is Remarkable

During the Strange Fire Conference, Phil Johnson addressed one of the major presuppositions of the charismatic movement: the belief that unless God is regularly moving in miraculous ways in the world, He is altogether absent. He explained that the charismatic mindset sees the issue of the "Sufficiency of Scripture" as nothing more than deism.

Church History Recommendation

Title: History of the Churches
Author: David Cloud
Web Site: www.wayoflife.org

Church history is an important topic of study for any Christian, and this is probably one of the best, easiest to read, books on the subject that I know of.

Dictionary of the English Language

American Dictionary of the English Language (1828 Facsimile Edition) by Noah Webster.

Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language was produced during the years when the American home, church, and school were established upon a Biblical and patriotic basis. Webster made important contributions to an American educational system which kept the nation on a Christian and Constitutional course for many years.

It is not surprising, therefore, that the 1828 American Dictionary should contain the greatest number of Biblical definitions given in any reference volume. Webster considered "education useless without the Bible" and while he cautioned against too extensive use of the Bible in schools as "tending to irreverence," he reiterated, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people..."

Why the King James Bible?

History & Heritage of the Bible by Alan Shelby

Alan Shelby taught this series as part of the Kansas City Baptist Temple's Shepherds School of Ministry Bible Institute curriculum. Three first three messages were “preached” to a church congregation during a Bible conference; the last four were given to a class during the KCBT Bible Institute (Shepherd's School of Ministry).

Many pastors today have left a "faith-based position" with regard to the Scripture. Alan addresses this issue in no uncertain terms and reminds us of what the Bible says about itself--its inspiration and its preservation down through history in the English language.

The Heresy of Catholicism

A sermon series by pastor John MacArthur.

This is a wonderful series on Catholicism and the focus is biblical: learn about the origin and error of Catholic doctrine so you can help the Catholics you know out of the darkness and into the light.

Pastor MacArthur conclusion with regard to Catholicism: "You could never confuse this with Christianity."

His Needs, Her Needs

Title: His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage
Author: Willard F. Jr. Harley (Author)

I would recommend this book to both married people and single people. Married couples could benefit from a "refresher" on how to meet the needs of their spouses. Singles could greatly benefit from it because it will give them an idea of what they'll be getting into should they choose to marry.

Why Christians Can't Trust Psychology

Author: Ed Bulkley

Is Scripture sufficient or do we need something else in addition to the Bible? Should Christians trust and rely on psychology to show them how to cope with problems and live a godly life?

Bulkley does a good job in explainly the answer: No, we don't need pyschology.

The Other Side of Calvinism

The definitive treatment of the subject, this book provides a detailed historical examination and critical biblical analysis of the philosophical speculations and theological implications of Calvinism. Extensively documented from Calvinistic authorities, this book presents the other side to the over 400-year-old debate over the doctrines of Calvinism.

Archaic Words by Laurence M. Vance

This book provides an explicit and comprehensive examination of every word in the Authorized Version of the Bible that has been deemed archaic, obsolete, antiquated, or otherwise outmoded. The thesis of the work is that the Authorized Version is no more archaic than daily newspapers, current magazines, and modern Bible versions.

Way of Life Encyclopedia by David Cloud

The Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible and Christianity is a large (8.5x11 inch) hardback book containing over 600 pages of topical information. There are over 6,000 entries and over 7,000 cross references. It is a very good resource that I use often.

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