As members of a society that is quickly abandoning its Christian past, followers of Christ often feel disoriented or even frightened. When human leaders and political advocates fail us, when immorality is celebrated and legislated as cultural renaissance, doubts arise and the road to compromise beckons. In this book, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols points to the almighty God as the steadfast source and foundation of our confidence. Though the Enemy “prowls around like a roaring lion” (1 Pet 5:8) and the whole world may shake around us, God’s kingdom is unshakable. This is not a time to cower, cave, or capitulate. This is a time for confidence, and our confidence must be in God. All else will disappoint.
|Publisher:||Reformation Trust Publishing|
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About the Author
Dr. Stephen J. Nichols is president of Reformation Bible College, chief academic officer for Ligonier Ministries, and a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow. He formerly served as research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania. He teaches on the podcast 5 Minutes in Church History. He is author of numerous books, including For Us and for Our Salvation, Jonathan Edwards: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought, Peace, and A Time for Confidence, and he is coeditor of The Legacy of Luther and Crossway’s Theologians on the Christian Life series. He is on Twitter @DrSteveNichols.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Time for Confidence 1
Chapter 2 Confidence in God 21
Chapter 3 Confidence in the Bible 43
Chapter 4 Confidence in Christ 67
Chapter 5 Confidence in the Gospel 93
Chapter 6 Confidence in Hope 119
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you're a Christian in America, you probably feel the change in our society. The culture is shifting further and further away from our Christian heritage. As time goes on, we may feel the pressure to compromise our beliefs to align with the culture of our day. But should we? Culture changes. Societies change. Nations and leaders rise and fall. But God's word stands true forever. In this timely book, Nichols reminds us where our confidence should rest: God, the Bible, Christ, the Gospel, and hope. As we stand firm in the Word we need to do so with confidence. Nichols brings us back to the early church, less than 100 years after Jesus died on the cross, to show us what that confidence looks like. It's the same confidence we see over a thousand years later in the Reformers. "This is not a time to cower, cave, or capitulate. It is a time for confidence, and our confidence must be in God. All else will disappoint." I highly recommend this book to all Christians. Especially anyone feeling the pressure to conform to this world.