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  • Baptism Second Edition

    $8.00

    Answers to the most important questions about Christian baptism.

    Baptism is a step of obedience for every believer, but behind this simple act lies a rich tapestry of Christian belief and teaching. In the second edition of this short volume, Larry Dyer responds to the most common questions Christians have about baptism in nontechnical language, making it ideal for personal or small-group study. He explains what baptism is, what it means, why it is necessary, and what the mode of baptism should be. He also addresses whether infant baptism should be practiced, and whether baptism contributes to a believer’s salvation. He ends the book with practical advice for how to prepare for and enjoy one’s experience of baptism.

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  • Lords Supper : Remembering And Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes

    $17.25

    As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take and eat it; this is My body.’ -Matthew 26:26 (HCSB) A follow-up to Believer’s Baptism in the New American Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology series, The Lord’s Supper explores the current Baptist view of the communion sacrament. Contributors include Andreas Köstenberger (The Lord’s Supper as a Passover Meal), Jonathan Pennington (The Last Supper in the Gospels), Jim Hamilton (The Lord’s Supper in Paul), and Michael Haykin (Communion in the Early Church). Adding a helpful perspective, chapters are also provided on the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, and Zwinglian views of communion.

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  • Has The Church Replaced Israel

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    The relationship between Israel and the church continues to be a controversial topic led by this question: Does the church replace, supersede, or fulfill the nation of Israel in God’s plan, or will Israel be saved and restored with a unique identity and role?

    In Has the Church Replaced Israel?, author Michael J. Vlach evaluates the doctrine of replacement theology (also known as supersessionism) down through history but ultimately argues in favor of the nonsupersessionist position. Thoroughly vetting the most important hermeneutical and theological issues related to the Israel/church relationship, Vlach explains why, there are compelling scriptural reasons in both testaments to believe in a future salvation and restoration of the nation Israel.

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  • Biblical Critique Of Infant Baptism

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    This book looks at the various arguments for infant baptism and critiques them through the use of biblical exegesis. Though gracious in its tone, it does come to the conclusion that infant baptism is not found in the Scriptures. It provides an excellent defense of believer’s baptism. It is clear, precise and well documented.

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  • Believers Baptism : Sign Of The New Covenant In Christ

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    Is believer’s baptism the clear teaching of the New Testament Scriptures? What are the historical and theological challenges to believer’s baptism? What are the practical applications for believer’s baptism today? Volume two in the NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE & THEOLOGY (NACSBT) series for pastors, advanced Bible students, and other deeply committed laypersons addresses these compelling questions.

    Indeed, Believer’s Baptism begins with the belief that believer’s baptism (as opposed to infant baptism or other faith proclaiming methods) is the clear teaching of the New Testament. Along the way, the argument is supported by written contributions from Andreas Kostenberger, Robert Stein, Thomas Schreiner, Stephen Wellum, Steve McKinion, Jonathan Rainbow, Shawn Wright, and Mark Dever.

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  • Perspectives On Church Government

    $5.97

    This book presents in counterpoint form the basic models of church government which have developed over the course of church history with a view toward determining which is most faithful to Scripture. Each chapter will be written by a prominent person from within each tradition–with specific guidelines dealing with the biblical, historical, and theological issues within each governance tradition. In addition, each writer will have the opportunity to give a brief response to the other traditions.

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  • Tabernacle : Shadows Of The Messiah

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    See How the Tabernacle Relates to Jesus
    The Tabernacle: Shadows of the Messiah book explains each part of the Tabernacle-the sacrificial system, and the priesthood-and how they relate to Jesus. This easy-to-understand book helps people understand God’s plan for redemption, the holiness of God, worship, and Jesus’ priestly ministry. Chapters include topics such as the offerings (burnt offering, meal offering, peace offering, sin offering, trespass offering), the priesthood (the significance of the clothing and the steps necessary to approach a holy God), and Jesus’ service and intercession as our great high priest.

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  • Infant Baptism And The Covenant Of Grace A Print On Demand Title

    $20.24

    Paul Jewett, author of the creative and highly provocative book Man As Male and Female, here turns his critical attention to the practice of infant baptism. Jewett does not accept the traditional covenant argument for baptizing infants, and this book explains why he believes this argument fails.

    Infant baptism is not a subject which can be isolated. For, as Jewett would have his readers understand, one’s view on this issue is integrally related to one’s view of the sacraments in general and thereby to the whole doctrine of the church and salvation. Thus it is understandable that what appears to be a minor theological question has had such divisive effects on the church.

    A discussion of the historical source of infant baptism begins Jewett’s critique and introduces such issues as the distinction between infants and children, the silence of certain early church fathers on the subject, infant communion, and catechetical instruction.

    The second and major portion of this book examines the theological issue, focusing specifically on the covenant argument, which suggests that baptism replaces circumcision as the sign of the covenant and thereby is given to infants. This argument, Jewett claims, fails to take into account the historical character of revelation, and contains certain contradictions.

    Jewett concludes with a creative defense of believer baptism, one which is theologically responsible and which recognizes the profound truths of covenant theology.

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  • Church In Gods Program

    $14.99

    1. The Meaning And Uses Of The Word Church
    The English Term Church
    The Greek Word
    2. The Nature Of The Church – Part One
    The People Of God
    The Body Of Christ
    3. The Nature Of The Church – Part Two
    The Temple Of God
    The Priesthood
    The Bride
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    4. The Inauguration Of The Church
    The New Work Of God
    The Foundation Of The Church
    The Origin Of The Church
    5. The Church In God’s Program
    The Church And Israel
    The Church And The Kingdom
    The Function Of The Church
    6. The Organization Of The Church
    The Fact Of Organization
    The Laws And Membership Of The Church
    The Government Of The Church
    The Discipline Of The Church
    7. The Ministry Of The Church
    The Ministry Of All Members
    The Ministries Of The Church
    The Ordered Ministries
    Ordination
    8. The Worship Of The Church
    The Nature Of Worship
    The Forms Of Worship
    9. Baptism And The Lord’s Supper
    Introduction
    Baptism
    The Lord’s Supper

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    Biblical guidelines for dealing with many of the problems facing today’s church.

    The Church in God’s Program is a biblical study covering the entire scope of the church–its beginning, government, ministries, and the new covenant.

    A very solid analysis of the New Testament teaching about the doctrine and practice of the Church . . . careful exposition, ample footnotes, scriptural centricity throughout.
    –Central Baptist Theological Seminary Voice

    The Church is God’s Program provides logical answers to contemporary church issues–answers backed by Scripture.
    –Lutheran Journal

    Robert L. Saucy (Th.D., Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of systematic theology at Talbot Theological Seminary.

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