The reign of grace (Puissance-grâce)
The subject of divine grace seems to be gaining renewed interest in the Christian world today. But what confusion and vagueness! Is it possible to illuminate the subject with the clarity and precision of Scripture?
This is the task the author sets out on these pages. It examines the very nature of grace, showing that its origin is in God and that it is focused on Jesus Christ. He notes how it operates in each element of salvation. Above all, he underlines its sovereign dimension which makes it a true grace. Then he draws the consequences of this for the man to whom God makes aware of his sin and of the offer of salvation.
The person and work of Christ are the great pivots on which the grace of God hinges in the salvation of the sinner. There is no imprecise and cheap grace here. God fulfills his purpose of love without failing, from the election to the perseverance of those whom he brings to eternal glory.
With precision and simplicity, the author examines these truths based on the Bible. It shows how each is a precious pearl in the Savior's crown for the benefit of believers. Pages to enlighten and instruct, but also to make the heart vibrate with a renewed love for such a great salvation.
Abraham Booth (1734-1806) - Son of a farmer from central England, he is largely self-taught. He begins to preach the gospel in the villages of his region. The publication of this present book led him to the pastorate of a Baptist church in London, where he served for over 35 years. He published a large number of books and essays, up to the time of his death.
Table of contents
1 What is "grace"?
2 Grace reigns over all salvation
3 Grace reigns in election
4 Objections to election and responses
5 Grace and the effective call to salvation
6 Grace reigns in forgiveness of sins
7 Grace reigns in justification
8 Christ's gift of righteousness
9 Grace reigns in adoption
10 Grace reigns in sanctification
11 Biblical prompts for sanctification
12 Good works and holiness are necessary and useful
13 Grace reigns in the perseverance of saints
14 Grace reigns in Christ
15 Grace sovereign and the work of Christ
16 Grace reigns in glory
Subtitle : The sovereignty of God in salvation
Original title : The reign of grace
Author : Abraham Booth
Publisher : Europresse
Pages : 256
Weight : 320 g
Release : 2004
Dimensions : 13.5 x 21.5 cm
ISBN : 9782914562232
Format : paperback