Faith & Life

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ISBN 9780851515854



General Theology, Prayer

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Dec 1, 1974

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Whole Bible



Book Description

B.B. Warfield stands as one of the greatest of Reformed theologians. He taught for over thirty years at Princeton Seminary, achieving an enormous output of learned and massive books and articles in defence of historic Calvinism.

Faith and Life reveals another side of the man. Warfield kept up the Princeton tradition of Sunday afternoon classes with the students of the Seminary in which, in his own words, ‘the deeper currents of Christian faith and life’ were explored. This book contains some of the memorable addresses he gave on those occasions. Always based on careful use of Scripture (Warfield has been called ‘a master of the Scripture’s meaning’), they are informal yet restrained, urgent yet tender.

The learned theologian had a child-like confidence in his Saviour and in the reality of his own Christian experience. He once told his students, ‘In your case there can be no “either-or”, either a student or a man of God. You must be both.’ Warfield himself was both, as these pages reveal.

Among the various subjects dealt with, two stand out: the work of the Spirit in conviction, faith, adoption, and prayer; and the need for true devotion to Christ and his cause.

Although, on Warfield’s death, Gresham Machen believed that ‘old Princeton’ had died with him, this book can help the type of piety, long eclipsed, for which Warfield stood, to shine forth in its fulness again.

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The Cause of God 1 Kings 19:9 1
Old Testament Religion Psalm 51:12 14
The Wrath of Man Psalm 76:10 24
For Christ’s Sake Matthew 5:11 32
This- and Other-Worldliness Matthew 6:33 43
Light and Shining Mark 4:21-25 53
Childlikeness Mark 10:15 65
The Glory of the Word John 1:1 81
Looking to Men John 5:44 93
A Half-learned Christ John 6:68, 69 103
The Conviction of the Spirit John 16:8-11 116
Christ’s Prayer for His People John 17:15 128
The Outpouring of the Spirit Acts 2:16, 17 135
Prayer as a Means of Grace Acts 9:11 146
Surrender and Consecration Acts 22:10 154
The Summation of the Gospel Acts 26:18 165
The Spirit’s Testimony to Our Sonship Romans 8:16 179
The Spirit’s Help in Our Praying Romans 8:26, 27 193
All Things Working Together for Good Romans 8:28 202
Man’s Husbandry and God’s Bounty 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 211
Communion in Christ’s Body and Blood 1 Corinthians 10:16, 17 222
The Spirit of Faith 2 Corinthians 4:13 231
New Testament Puritanism 2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1 243
Paul’s Great Thanksgiving Ephesians 1:3-14 259
Spiritual Strengthening Ephesians 3:16 267
The Fulness of God Ephesians 3:19 279
The Sealing of the Holy Spirit Ephesians 4:30 289
Working Out Salvation Philippians 2:12, 13 298
The Alien Righteousness Philippians 3:9 314
Peace with God Philippians 4:7 326
The Heritage of the Saints in Light Colossians 1:12 340
The Hidden Life Colossians 3:1-4 350
Entire Sanctification 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24 361
The Mystery of Godliness 1 Timothy 3:16 373
The Inviolate Deposit 1 Timothy 6:20, 21 385
The Way of Life Titus 3:4-9 393
The Eternal Gospel 2 Timothy 1:9, 10 402
Communion with Christ 2 Timothy 2:11-13 415
Prayer as a Practice James 5:16 428
God’s Holiness and Ours 1 Peter 1:15 440
Childship to God 1 John 2:28-3:1 448

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  1. andrew_schreiber

    Warfield’s reputation as one of the preeminent Reformed theologians is well-earned, and his writings on that account can prove somewhat intimidating to read. They are deep & weighty (although very much worth the time & effort).

    But this book is Warfield at his most accessible and readable. There is a simplicity to it, even a devotional quality. If you have never read Warfield before, and especially if you have refrained from reading his works for fear of its apparent difficulty, I would highly recommend that you start here with this book. I basically just read a chapter per day, and found it very enjoyable and edifying.

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