Since the nineteenth century, many Christian theologians have been converted to the theory of evolution – a theory whose scientific tenability they are not qualified to assess, but which they are unlikely to give up. The majority of recent books by Christian academics on this subject have all but surrendered the entire field of origins to an evolutionary "molecule-to-man" view of reality. The central thesis of this book is that those who accept the theory of general evolution cannot at the same time be orthodox Christians because the matter of origins does not belong at the periphery but at the heart of the Christian message.
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 apostle Peter wrote that God's people need to always be ready to make a defense "to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." Christians have responded in several ways to this "apologetic mandate," but what is the most biblically faithful approach? How do we present the Christian story in a culture that denies any overarching story or purpose to the world as we know it? The answer lies in first correctly identifying the nature of the hope that is in us; this hope is grounded in the historical work of Jesus Christ, and in his present reign as Lord and King over all the earth and over every area of human activity.
The fullness and vigour of Christianity has been in decline in the life of the West, the application of gospel truths often limited to personal evangelism and our personal prayer life. But this is a radically narrow view of the Christian mission. In the biblical narrative we see a vision for the mission of God's people that is nothing less than the faithful worship of God in every area of life and culture – in our laws, educational institutions, politics, and arts, to name just a few. This short book seeks to reintroduce the full scope of the mission, challenging the common assertion that the gospel has nothing to say outside the walls of the church.
The ideological impact of Darwinism on such issues as eugenics, abortion, racism, war and social policy since Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was first published is profound. Overturning the predominantly Judeo-Christian worldview of previous centuries, Darwinism has infiltrated every area of science, philosophy, art, literature, business, anthropology, social policy, and governance. We need to understand the foundational problemin order to propose ways that societal reforms can be addressed in our day.
The effect of social Darwinism, eugenics and anti-Semitism, and their relative acceptance in the scientific and medical communities of Germany and many other countries worldwide, opened the dor to mass murder, medical experimentation and military conquest. This title examines the roots of Nazi ideology and unmasks the Darwinian “survival of the fittest” theory behind it.
The Heidelberg Catechism is one of the most influential guides to Christian doctrine that Protestant Christianity has ever seen, and The Heidelberg Diary introduces and explores the warmth, richness, and steadfastness of the Christian faith that the Catechism has demonstrated for nearly 500 years.
The Catechism was intended for Christian families, so use this book for personal reading, or better yet, study it with your children.