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50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology

50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology

by Gregg R. Allison

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Those looking for a single resource that collects clear teachings on the most important doctrines of Christianity need look no further than Gregg Allison's 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith. This volume covers foundational doctrines of the nature and works of God, the Bible, God's created beings, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and the end times. And each chapter features clear guidance for how to teach and apply the doctrine today.

Pastors, Sunday school teachers, and lay students of theology will find this an indispensable resource for understanding and teaching Christian theology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493412723
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 56,663
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Gregg R. Allison (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms, Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine, and Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church. He serves as secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society and is a book review editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Gregg is also a pastor of Sojourn Community Church.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction to Christian Doctrine 1

Part 1 Doctrine of the Word of God

1 The Inspiration of Scripture 9

2 The Truthfulness (Inerrancy) of Scripture 16

3 The Authority of Scripture 23

4 The Sufficiency and Necessity of Scripture 31

5 The Clarity of Scripture 39

6 The Transformative Power of Scripture 47

7 The Canonicity of Scripture 54

Part 2 Doctrine of God

8 The Knowability and Incomprehensibility of God 65

9 The Incommunicable Attributes of God 73

10 The Communicable Attributes of God 81

11 The Trinity 89

12 Creation 96

13 Providence 103

Part 3 Doctrine of God's Creatures

14 Angels, Satan, and Demons 113

15 Human Beings in the Image of God 121

16 Human Nature 129

17 Sin 137

Part 4 Doctrine of God the Son

18 The Person of the Son of God 147

19 The Offices of the Son of God 155

20 The Work of the Son of God 162

21 Resurrection, Ascension, and Exaltation 169

Part 5 Doctrine of God the Holy Spirit

22 The Person of the Holy Spirit 179

23 The Work of the Holy Spirit 186

24 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit 193

Part 6 Doctrine of Salvation

25 Common Grace 203

26 Election and Reprobation 211

27 Union with Christ 219

28 Regeneration 226

29 Conversion 234

30 Justification 242

31 Adoption 250

32 Baptism with the Holy Spirit 257

33 Sanctification 265

34 Perseverance (with Assurance of Salvation) 273

Part 7 Doctrine of the Church

35 The Church: Nature and Marks 283

36 Purity and Unity of the Church 291

37 Church Discipline 298

38 Church Offices 306

39 Church Government 314

40 Baptism 322

41 The Lord's Supper 330

42 Worship 338

43 Mission and Ministry 346

Part 8 Doctrine of Future Things

44 Death and the Intermediate State 357

45 The Return of Jesus Christ 365

46 The Millennium 372

47 The Resurrection 380

48 The Final Judgment 387

49 Eternal Punishment 395

50 The New Heaven and New Earth 403

Notes 411

For Further Reading 415

Scripture Index 419

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