Faith Unfeigned

Four Sermons Concerning Matters Most Useful for the Present Time with a Brief Exposition of Psalm 87

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Weight 0.86 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.75 × 0.8 in
topic

Culture, Encouragement, Spiritual Growth

Format

Book

isbn

9781848710863

Original Pub Date

1552

Banner Pub Date

Sep 1, 2010

binding

Cloth-bound, Cloth-bound & ePub, Cloth-bound & Kindle, ePub, Kindle (.mobi)

page-count

208

scripture

Hebrews, Psalms

Book Description

Faith Unfeigned comprises four sermons preached by Calvin in 1549 and reworked by him for publication in 1552. They deal with a very practical problem: How to confess Christ and maintain the integrity of one’s faith in a hostile environment where believers face not only ostracism but persecution and even death.

Calvin’s advice is firmly based on the scriptural premise that we belong, body and soul, to God our loving Father and to Christ our faithful Redeemer. The four sermons combine sound theology with strong pastoral concern. To them a small number of related Reformation texts has been added.

Time has not diminished the importance of the issues which Calvin raises. His four sermons are, in a sense, as contemporary now as when first preached. The pressure to conform to non- or sub-Christian religions and cultures is something no Christian can escape. Persecution in many places is as painful a problem for pastors and people as it has ever been. In our weakness we are all adept, as Calvin frequently observes, at inventing excuses which fool no one but ourselves. To ponder the preacher’s words is to be reminded of the cost of discipleship, and of the need for a much larger vision of God’s saving grace and of the goal to which we are being led.

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  Introduction vii
  Author’s Preface 1
  Sermon One: 5
  On Fleeing Outward Idolatry  
  (Psalm 16:4)  
  Sermon Two: 29
  On Suffering Persecution for Christ’s Sake  
  (Hebrews 13:13)  
  Sermon Three: 51
  On Valuing Membership in God’s Church and the  
  Freedom to Worship Him  
  (Psalm 27:4)  
  Sermon Four: 73
  On Striving to Serve God Purely in a  
  Christian Church  
  (Psalm 27:8)  
  An Exposition of Psalm 87 95
  Appendix: Letter of Calvin to Edward VI 109
  Appendix: Letter of Calvin to an Unidentified Friend 113
  Appendix: Letter of Calvin to Nicolas Duchemin 125
  Index of Scripture References 185

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    I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Good, true, painful, necessary, wonderful conviction. Faith Unfeigned is a compilation of four sermons (On Fleeing Outward Idolatry, On Suffering Persecution for Christ’s Sake, On Valuing Membership in God’s Church and the Freedom to Worship Him, and On Striving to Serve God Purely in a Christian Church). There is also an exposition of Psalm 87 as well as three letters as appendix. This is a TIMELY read. Please pick it up and be encouraged! All the stars and a huge thank you to Banner of Truth for sending me a copy. All opinions are my own. I will help this book forever and reread many times. One for the ages!

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