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The Mission of God is a clarion call for Christians and God's church to awaken and recover a full-orbed gospel and comprehensive faith that recognizes and applies the salvation-victory and lordship of Jesus Christ to all creation: from the family, to education, evangelism, law, church, state and every other sphere.
In this collection of lectures given at the 2013 truthXchange Think Tank, the authors analyze a variety of current utopian visions that inspire false hopes in today's culture, as well as presenting the true hopes God offers humanity. By showing the emptiness of human utopias and the glorious truth that only God's final "eu-topia" offers, these articles will equip Christians to understand false hopes and to live out the truth of the sure hope Christ offers.
In this updated version of Joe Boot's popular work, he provides clear and engaging answers to the real questions that people are asking - questions of suffering, morality, guilt, and truth. Beginning with a basic understanding of the world, Boot explains the biblical worldview, giving special attention to the life and claims of Jesus Christ. This new edition includes a chapter-by-chapter study guide, designed for group discussion.
The Gospel of the Kingdom concerns our culture, which is quite essentially our state of being. This Gospel creates a new state of being by regeneration. Personal regneration is then followed by cultural regeneration, as the Gospel, like the mustard seed, grows and creates a society which spreads to impact all those around it as leaven transforms the whole loaf. Wherever God's children are faithful in preaching the gospel and applying God's truth to every area of life, cultures are re-created. We are God's new humanity in Jesus Christ, and wherever God's people are, by the power and mighty working of his Spirit, the culture of Christ inescapably flourishes around them.
Full of biblical and theological insights, and written with an evangelistic heart, this book serves to nourish the faithful, stimulate good arguments for the seeker and build a strong rational basis for the causative relation between faith and reason, the former being the presupposition of the latter. With rigor and relevance, it enables readers to grasp the signs of divine transcendence, and to be apprehended by the beauty of Christ.
The health and vitality of the family as God's most basic institution is critical to the life, strength, and influence of the church. As Christians unite around and defend one of scripture's most basic institutions, God's kingdom is advanced, non-believing strongholds are dismantled, and multi-generational blessings, which are covenantally promised in the fifth commandment, are reclaimed.
In Why I Still Believe, apologist Joe Boot provides a readable introduction to presuppositional apologetics for the average layperson. This approach assumes that the Christian and non-Christian come to the discussion of faith with worldviews — sets of presuppositions — that are miles apart, so that there is little common ground on which to build an objective argument of rational proof. These worldviews must be examined, and Boot shows how the non-Christian worldview ultimately fails to make sense of the world. He also invites the non-believer to step inside the Christian worldview to see whether or not it makes sense.