Top Five Books on the Five Solas: Introduction (Mathison) – Ligonier

Over at Ligonier, Keith Mathison has begun a series of articles in which he will be detailing the top five books written on each of the Five Solas of the Reformation. Keep you eye out for the rest.

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A few years ago, I ran across a comic strip in which one of the figures says, “Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.” This comic is a humorous, albeit somewhat cynical, play on the well-known quote by the American philosopher George Santayana (1863–1952), who wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It is a well-known and widely used quote because there is much truth in it.

The truth that Santayana grasped is abundantly illustrated in the history of the modern evangelical church. We are a people who have forgotten our roots, and in many cases we really don’t seem to care. The church exists in a world of rapidly changing technology, a world in which almost everyone has been assimilated into the incessant chatter of social media and real-time updates on everything from world politics to what your friend had for breakfast this morning. If we are to be relevant, we too must be a people of the new and the now. Or so we think. Read more…

CCF Episode Three: Introduction to The Creedal Imperative

In this episode, Billy and JD sit down with Pastor Larry Vincent (pastor; Heritage Baptist Church; Mansfield, TX.), Javier Hernandez (The Confessing Baptist), Rene Del Rio (song leader; Heritage Baptist Church; Mansfield, TX.), and Michael King to discuss Carl Trueman and introduce some of the major themes of his book The Creedal Imperative.

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The book we’ll start going through:

Creedal Imperative

The Creedal Imperative Paperback
by Carl R. Trueman

We’d love your participation. Contact us with your comments, questions, and observations about the book’s contents:

The Baptist Catechism – Questions 1-6, Authority, Revelation, and Scripture

You may now read commentary on these questions from The Baptist Catechism exclusive to CredoCovenant here.

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Q.1: Who is the first and chiefest being?

A. God is the first and chiefest being.

( Isaiah 44:6; 48:12; Psalm 97:9 )

 

Q.2: Ought everyone to believe there is a God?

A. Everyone ought to believe there is a God; and it is their great sin and folly who do not.

( Hebrews 11:6; Psalm 14:1 )

 

Q.3: How may we know there is a God?

A. The light of nature in man and the works of God plainly declare there is a God; but His Word and Spirit only do it fully and effectually for the salvation of sinners.

( Romans 1:19-20; Psalm 19:1-3; Acts 17:24; 1Corinthians 2:10; 2Timothy 3:15-16 )

 

Q.4: What is the Word of God?

A. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, and the only certain rule of faith and obedience.

( 2Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 2:20 )

 

Q.5: May all men make use of the Holy Scriptures?

A. All men are not only permitted, but commanded and exhorted to read, hear, and understand the Holy Scriptures.

( John 5:38; Revelation 17:18-19; Acts 8:30 )

 

Q.6: What things are chiefly contained in the Holy Scriptures?

A. The Holy Scriptures chiefly contain what man ought to believe concerning God, and what duty God requireth of man.

( 2Timothy 1:13; 3:15-16 )