This first of a two volume set should be on the reading list of every Christian, especially living at a time when modern science, while having accomplished good things, operates from a humanistic philosophy that has taken it away from the truth of God in many many instances. Written well, and very readable, it covers a great amount of material that will serve as an invaluable resource.
While Salvation Belongs to The Lord is unique as it challenges those engaged in full-time teaching and preaching, it is very readable for others in the church. It is an introduction to systematic theology. Before you disregard it as just another theology book, remember from Frame’s other books, he views theology as life and life as theology.
If there is one book that you should possess, read, study, use as background resource for preaching and teaching on the Christian life, this is the book. As the title suggests, this book deals with Christian ethics.There is the normative perspective, followed by the cultural or situational perspective,followedbythe existential perspective, all referring to our daily living the Christian life.
Christians are to know the Word, know the world, and growing out of that knowledge, know how to combat the forces that are taking our culture downward. At present, if we are alert and equipped, we can understand the issues and get involved in every area of life, seeking to be salt and light. And if the church is fulfilling its role in discipling the people, we can hope to see the influence return.
For one wanting to understand more about the history of salvation, how it is accomplished and applied, and for those struggling between the Lutheran view and the Calvinistic view of the subject, this book appears in good timing.It will be a good reference for you as you think about, teach, and preach about salvation and our relationship to the Triune God.
Waters explains the two different schools of thought regarding church government and why Presbyterians, and particularly the PCA has chosen the latter-jure humano (by human right) and jure divino (by divine right). He writes, “by jure divino we mean that the fundamental principles of Apostolic church government have been retained, and are legitimately applied in the circumstances and under the conditions which are peculiar to our own age and country.