Saturday, October 28, 2017

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are introducing a new book entitled, Internet Inferno for just $0.99 in addition to 5 Kindle books for free from Sunday October 29th to Tuesday October 31st:

Here are the 5 free titles:

9781935358022medcov1. Indeed, has Paul Really Said? - A Critique of N.T. Wright's Teaching on Justification: It was Martin Luther who said that the doctrine of justification by faith is "the doctrine by which the church stands or falls." In reflection of this reality, Indeed, has Paul Really Said? is set forth as a modern-day defense of the crucial doctrine of justification against those who seek to undermine it by means of the theological innovations of men like N. T. Wright. In particular, Indeed, has Paul Really Said? is a directed critique of Wright's own work: What Saint Paul Really Said (Eerdmans Publishing, 1997). But rather than perusing every nuance of Wright's position, this book simplifies matters by revealing the Achilles' Heel of Wright's teaching regarding the expression - the righteousness of God - through four comprehensible and reproducible evaluations regarding: 1. A Lexical Analysis of the terms - righteousness, justification, and the expression - the righteousness of God; 2. The forensic [judicial] connotation of these terms; 3. The relevance of Paul's background as a Pharisee; and 4. The manner in which justification is revealed within the whole counsel of God's Word. The appendix contains five critical responses from N.T. Wright, including his statement of having "significantly" influenced John Piper's work, The Future of Justification, before it was published. From beginning to end, Indeed, has Paul Really Said? clearly reveals that the doctrine of Justification requires the strongest possible defense that can be afforded by those who seek to herald the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Anything less than this will prove to be a great danger to the church. This is true for our generation, just as it has been in every generation. Copyright Year: © 2008

mbicsmall2. My Banner is Christ: An Appeal for the Church to Restore the Priority of Solus Christus and to Mortify the Idols of Celebritism and the Fear of Man: The church is called to be the pillar and support of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15), not the pillar and support of Evangelical celebrities. Unfortunately, this plain and obvious truth has fallen on hard times within modern Evangelicalism.
When the church becomes more enamored with popular individuals, or things that are deemed as "trendy," she enters into a dangerous flirtation with man-centered priorities. The church is not called to imitate the world which demands that it have its various celebrities and idols (professional athletes, pop icons, movie-stars, internet-idols etc.). Instead, she is called to a much different standard - the higher standard of exalting Christ and His authority alone (Solus Christus, Sola Scriptura).
Modern Evangelicalism has a great need to be restored to the priorities of Solus Christus and Sola Scriptura. The Reformers heralded these priorities for a very important reason - if Christ is not the church's first love and sole authority, then all is lost. While there is nothing inherently wrong with the idea of celebrating God's grace in the lives of godly individuals and their ministries, there is everything wrong with the idolatry of celebritism: the act of exalting men in a way that diminishes the glory and sole authority of Jesus Christ. It is important to recognize that the sin of worshipping the creature rather than the Creator is as natural to human nature as is breathing (Romans1:25). In light of such human frailty, the church must mortify the temptation of heralding mere men above their station, whether by fear or fawning devotion. In order to accomplish this goal, God's people must remember that they are called to be subject to one another in the fear of Christ, alone (Ephesians 5:21). We can be sure that, wherever such reverence and adoration for Christ waxes hot, man-centered idolatry will wane and die. In the end, the church is called to exalt and magnify the risen and returning Savior, while raising the very banner of truth which He has entrusted to those who adore and fear Him (Psalm 60:4).

9781935358138 _covRGBFLATSMALL3. The Fallible Prophets of New Calvinism - An Analysis, Critique, and Exhortation Concerning the Contemporary Doctrine of Fallible Prophecy: This book examines Wayne Grudem's controversial teaching on fallible prophecy in view of various lexical, exegetical, and historical points of analysis. It also addresses the teaching's popularity and continuing advancement through many charismatics within the "New Calvinism" movement. The doctrine of fallible prophecy is neither benign nor harmless, rather it constitutes a troubling strange fire for the body of Christ and continues to spread through the advocacy of popular continuationists like Wayne Grudem, D.A. Carson, John Piper, and Mark Driscoll:

"Not only does fallible prophecy have no real value, it is dangerous and can lead the gullible to take very unfortunate actions...since Grudem is the Neo-Calvinist theologian leading the charge in attempting to develop and defend the position of fallible prophecy, Beasley primarily interacts with his writings. His carefully presented argument leads to the conclusion that Grudem is reasoning from both ignorance of New Testament times, as well as from silence. Beasley has done the church a wonderful service by producing this volume. My hope is that many will read it and absorb its contents." Gary E. Gilley, Pastor-teacher, Southern View Chapel, Springfield, Il

tfponcespLRG4. Los Profetas Falibles del Nuevo Calvinismo: Un Analisis, Critica y Exhortacion a la Doctrina Contemporanea de La Profecia Falible: Este libro examina la controversial enseñanza del Dr. Wayne Grudem sobre la profecía falible considerando los diversos puntos de análisis léxicos, exegéticos e históricos. También se ocupa de la popularidad de la enseñanza y su progreso continuo a través de muchos carismáticos dentro del movimiento del "Nuevo Calvinismo." La doctrina de la profecía falible no es ni benigna ni inofensiva, sino que más bien constituye un fuego extraño inquietante para el cuerpo de Cristo y continúa propagándose a través de la promoción hecha por los continuistas populares como Wayne Grudem, D.A. Carson, John Piper, y Mark Driscoll. Al reestructurar el significado y la definición de un concepto tan central como la profecía, la enseñanza de la profecía falible crea una serie de problemas doctrinales y puntos de confusión dentro de la iglesia, que plantea interrogantes sobre la naturaleza de Aquel que promete que Su palabra revelada no volverá a Él vacía sin haber realizado lo que Él desea ( Isaías 55:11 ).
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"La profecía falible no solo carece de algún valor real, es peligrosa y puede llevar a los incautos a tomar acciones muy desafortunadas....puesto que Grudem es un teólogo Neo-Calvinista que encabeza el intento de desarrollar y defender la posición de la profecía falible, Beasley interactúa principalmente con sus escritos.... Beasley ha hecho a la iglesia un maravilloso servicio mediante la producción de este volumen. Mi esperanza es que muchos lo lean y absorban su contenido." Gary E. Gilley , pastor - maestro de Southern View Chapel en Springfield, IL.

aauad5. Altar a un Amor Desconocido: Rob Bell, CS Lewis, y el Legado del Arte y el Pensamiento del Hombre: En marzo de 2011 el libro de Rob Bell, Love Wins (El Amor Triunfa), suscitó una gran polémica entre los evangélicos. Sin embargo, esta polémica no fue una simple molestia, sino que continúa ofreciendo una oportunidad crucial para la iglesia. Hay una historia muy importante y no contada detrás de todo el debate de Bell que se debe tratar por el bien de las generaciones futuras. El misterio y la singularidad de este conflicto han puesto de manifiesto un problema sistémico - uno que es mucho mayor que las protestas prematuras que rodean a Bell. La cuestión central que se plantea en Altar a un Amor Desconocido es la siguiente: si las opiniones de Bell son problemáticas, entonces ¿qué vamos a decir de su mentor teológico sobre el tema del infierno: CS Lewis? -
"Love Wins (El Amor Triunfa) de Rob Bell : Un libro sobre el Cielo, el Infierno y el Destino de Cada persona que Ha Vivido, ha sido condenado por los evangélicos que son, al mismo tiempo, admiradores declarados de autores de quienes Bell ha sido atraído, a saber, George MacDonald y CS Lewis. Beasley cuestiona la consistencia de este procedimiento, y si su libro se toma en serio - como se merece - debe promover más controversia, porque MacDonald y Lewis son figuras muy respetadas. Una presentación reconstruida del amor de Dios – que se puede encontrar en todos los autores que Beasley está criticando - produce una enseñanza que no lleva una ofensa al hombre natural. ¿Qué es más ofensivo para el hombre natural que la verdad en relación con la justicia de Dios y su ira contra el pecado? Pero esa ofensa se elimina por la enseñanza subjetiva y centrada en el hombre que se revisa aquí. Sin embargo, en lugar de comenzar con la Escritura, Lewis creía que tener en cuenta el amor en el hombre puede ayudarnos a entender el amor de Dios. Una parte importante de Altar a Un Amor Desconocido es una refutación de este error. El amor que se encuentra en el hombre no regenerado es el amor propio - el amor centrado en torno a la búsqueda del placer e identificado por los griegos (y por Lewis ) como eros . Pero el amor de Dios (nunca llamado eros en el Nuevo Testamento) es totalmente diferente, y no se conoce hasta que una persona ha nacido de Dios ( 1 Juan 4:7-10 ) . A nuestro juicio él demuestra el argumento de que Lewis es ahora tan ampliamente aceptable en el cristianismo estadounidense, debido a que las ideas no bíblicas no están siendo reconocidas como lo que son. Una destreza en la escritura, una narración efectiva, con una mezcla de ‘referencias y pensamientos bíblicos desconectados,’ son capaces de alcanzar gran éxito en un día en que la discriminación ha cedido el paso al gusto popular.” Reverendo Iain H. Murray, Ex Director Editorial y co-fundador de The Banner of Truth Trust


Here is the newest book on the Kindle format, available now for just $0.99:

9781935358152SMALLERInternet Inferno - A Contemporary Warning and Reminder Regarding this Ancient Truth, "The Tongue is a Fire, the Very World of Iniquity, and is Set on Fire by Hell" James 3:6. Here is a summary of its contents:

While the Internet is a helpful tool in many ways, it has also become a cesspool for all forms of gossip and malicious slander. Many who use electronic media today seem to have little regard for the damage that can be done to the reputation of others through the issuance of lies and deception. What is especially troubling about this problem is that few today are aware of the divine judgment that awaits all those who bring about such destruction by their words (Proverbs 6:16-19, Revelation 22:15). Whether you are a Christian or not, this subject should give everyone serious pause regarding their conduct, thoughts, motives, and their every typed or spoken word. Though men may think nothing of slandering another human being, who is made in God's image (James 3:9), the Creator does not share such indifference. One day His justice will come and everything that has been said in secret will be made known before His holy tribunal (Luke 12:2-3). Thus, Internet Inferno has been written in order to issue a contemporary warning and reminder of this ancient truth:

James 3:6: “…the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.”

What James sets forth in this passage is quite grave and sobering. By it he seeks to awaken us out of the dangerous indifference that often prevails in our communication. Of course, the tongue is merely a vehicle of communication and nothing more. In the end, the tongue is not the principal danger, it is the human heart that has the dark capacity to unleash hell, or, as Jesus said: Matthew 15:19: “…out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders” (Matthew 15:19, 12:34). It is for this reason that all communication provides us with the opportunity to consider the motives and thoughts of our hearts, to the end that we might also contemplate the eternity of our souls.

May these titles be a help and encouragement to you all. Soli Deo Gloria