The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits

The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits[KINDLE] ❁ The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits Author R. Albert Mohler Jr. – Bluevapours.co.uk The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary reveals how understanding and living out of the oldest summary of Christian belief leads to a confident, bold, joy filled existence in a world of Creed: Discovering PDF/EPUB ✓ The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary reveals how understanding and living out of the oldest summary of Christian belief leads to a confident, bold, joy filled existence in a world of confusion and uncertaintyThe Apostles Creed has shaped and guided Christian faith for almost two thousand years Few documents in the history of the church have similar influence on the life of ordinary believers Shared by Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox traditions, the Apostles Creed is perhaps the most compelling and formidable statement of Christian The Apostles' eBook ¹ doctrine the world has ever known But do we know what it really means and how it applies to us today In The Apostles Creed, renowned theologian and pastor R Albert Mohler Jr works line by line and phrase by phrase through each section of the Creed, explaining in clear terms what it means and how it equips Christians to live faithfully in a post Christian culture From understanding the nature of the Trinity and the miracle of the Incarnation to the world shaking truth of the resurrection Apostles' Creed: Discovering PDF/EPUB Ä and the hope of Christ s return, the theological heritage contained in this ancient statement has the power to shape us for vibrant and steadfast living today The Apostles Creed shows us how.

Creed: Discovering PDF/EPUB ✓ Dr R Albert Mohler Jr serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the worldDr Mohler has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals In fact, Time called him the reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the US In addition to his presidential duties, Dr Mohler hosts two programs The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a The Apostles' eBook ¹ Christian worldview and Thinking in Public, a series of conversations with the day s leading thinkers He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues All of these can be accessed through Dr Mohler s website, AlbertMohler Called an articulate voice for conservative Christianity at large by The Chicago Tribune, Dr Mohler s mission is to address contemporary issues from a consistent and explicit Christian worldview.

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    iOS for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever shaped and guided Christian faith for almost two thousand years Few documents in the history of the church have similar influence on the life of ordinary believers Shared by Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox traditions, the Apostles Creed is perhaps the most compelling and formidable statement of Christian The Apostles' eBook ¹ doctrine the world has ever known But do we know what it really means and how it applies to us today In The Apostles Creed, renowned theologian and pastor R Albert Mohler Jr works line by line and phrase by phrase through each section of the Creed, explaining in clear terms what it means and how it equips Christians to live faithfully in a post Christian culture From understanding the nature of the Trinity and the miracle of the Incarnation to the world shaking truth of the resurrection Apostles' Creed: Discovering PDF/EPUB Ä and the hope of Christ s return, the theological heritage contained in this ancient statement has the power to shape us for vibrant and steadfast living today The Apostles Creed shows us how."/>
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  • The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits
  • R. Albert Mohler Jr.
  • 05 October 2019
  • 1721345841

10 thoughts on “The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits

  1. Loretta says:

    Basic information on The Apostles Creed.

  2. Christian Barrett says:

    Mohler provides a biblical and deep theological walk through of the Apostle s Creed He also proves the point as to why it is so important that Christians affirm creeds such as this one I have not read much by Mohler, but in this book he is a fabulous story teller as he gives personal anecdotes from his life that revolve around different aspects of the creed I would recommend this to anyone who struggles with finding the importance of historic creeds of the Christian faith.

  3. Becky says:

    First sentence It began as an assignment It ended as a milestone in my Christian life.This book is a great choice for new Christians or any Christian looking for a refresher course on the basics of the Christian faith Let s be honest, every Christian needs to be preaching the gospel to themselves daily because we need frequent reminders.Each chapter focuses on a specific phrase of the Apostles Creed When you break the Apostles Creed into short phrases, and actually take the time to unpack First sentence It began as an assignment It ended as a milestone in my Christian life.This book is a great choice for new Christians or any Christian looking for a refresher course on the basics of the Christian faith Let s be honest, every Christian needs to be preaching the gospel to themselves daily because we need frequent reminders.Each chapter focuses on a specific phrase of the Apostles Creed When you break the Apostles Creed into short phrases, and actually take the time to unpack what is being said and how significant it is to the faith, then you realize just how much theology is packed into it.Mohler goes one step further He not only helps readers unpack the theology of the creed but he thoughtfully examines the times What does it mean for the church if this part of the creed is not lived out, is not upheld, is not proclaimed or taught.He begins the book by answering the question WHY Why is it important for Christians to know and understand the Apostles Creed Why study the creed What benefits do Christians gain from understanding an ancient creed One reason Mohler gives is that the Apostles Creed helps every believer be able to discern true from false That isn t his only reason, mind you But it is a crucial one in these days and times If you don t have a solid foundation, deep roots, if you will, then you won t recognize false teachers and false doctrines when you encounter them And you will encounter them They are abundant Mohler actually gives SEVEN reasons why the creed is useful and necessary.1 Creeds define the truth Jesus Christ told his disciples, And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free John 8 32 We must study the creeds of the faith, so long as they rightly espouse the Scriptures, because they outline the truths of our faith The truth sets the people of God free from sin, corruption, and a world under the despair of sin The truth ushers in an eternal hope in the glorious splendor of God and his gospel to mankind.2 Creeds correct error The reality of truth presupposes the existence of error In the present age, however, we find a generation, perhaps for the first time, that objects to the existence of truth The church, however, has understood since its founding that heresy and false teaching exist and that these are horrible dangers to the people of God Indeed, no error presents a greater danger to the church and the world than theological error Heresy, the denial of a doctrine central to Christianity, departs from the truth and thus has eternal consequences.3 Creeds provide rules and standards for God s people The Apostles Creed functions as a guardrail for our teaching and instruction Indeed, the creeds protect teachers from stumbling into error by providing a rule to follow and boundaries for healthy theological discussion and development One of the most important functions of the Apostles Creed, like all faithful creeds, is that it helps the church to teach and prepare new believers for faithfulness and maturity in the faith of the church New believers in the early church were often asked to affirm the lines of the Apostles Creed, one by one affirming their belief and confession of the true Christian faith.4 Creeds teach the church how to worship and confess the faith The Apostles Creed delineates the most glorious and splendid truths of the Christian faith It naturally ushers our souls into heartfelt worship and praise of God The creeds, therefore, guide the church in worship and contain the most precious truths through which we can worship God and rightly praise his name In corporate worship, voices converge so that I believe becomes we believe, joining together all believers, both the living and those already with Christ.5 Creeds connect us to the faith of our fathers.6 Creeds summarize the faith Those who would argue for no creed but the Bible have forfeited a great gift in maintaining biblical Christianity This dubious position fails to understand the heart behind creeds and confessions These documents do not seek to replace Scripture Instead, they accurately seek to summarize its content into succinct statements in order to equip Christians with brief yet crucial distillations of the faith.7 Creeds define true Christian unity Finally, the affirmations of the Apostles Creed weave a fabric that knits all Christians together in the genuine bonds of unity Statements of faith and the creeds of the church unite believers from all ages to the unchanging truth of God s revelation True Christian unity is unity in the truth revealed by Christ, not unity at the expense of truth, as is becoming all too common.It would be easy for Christians to dismiss the Apostles Creed not because they reject the truths it contains but because of their familiarity with it It is so familiar, so routine that it is easy to recite it without engaging the heart and mind It can be recited mindlessly But if read slowly, thoughtfully it can be an act of worship God is GOOD.I loved reading this one All of the chapters were good and solid A few of the chapters really spoke to me and got me thinking For example, the chapter on Christ s Ascension I loved, loved, loved the chapter on the Holy Spirit

  4. Jonathan Roberts says:

    Solid book One I intend to borrow from for years to come This book and Wilson s book have made me reconsider my courses and how I should make the Apostle s Creedof a focus for my classes as a means to point to God s Word Highest recommendation

  5. Aaron Frasier` says:

    Minus a couple points of doctrine, this would be a good book to use in discipleship with someone about the basic theology of Christianity.

  6. Minerva says:

    A great explanation clause by clause, but not enough on the historical development or impact, which is what I was really looking for.

  7. Bill Pence says:

    The author, a respected theologian and seminary president, tells us that though the Apostles Creed is just one treasured summary of the Christian faith, it is the most commonly confessed doctrinal statement in Christian history Between the beginning and the end of the Apostles Creed is the entire body of biblical truth with the gospel of Jesus Christ as its center All Christians believethan is contained in the Apostles Creed, but none can believe less The Apostles Creed was not wr The author, a respected theologian and seminary president, tells us that though the Apostles Creed is just one treasured summary of the Christian faith, it is the most commonly confessed doctrinal statement in Christian history Between the beginning and the end of the Apostles Creed is the entire body of biblical truth with the gospel of Jesus Christ as its center All Christians believethan is contained in the Apostles Creed, but none can believe less The Apostles Creed was not written by the apostles, but the church fathers, and reflects the early church s effort to express and summarize the faith given by Christ to the apostles The creed stands as a timeless distillation of the Christian faith In a few short words, the Apostles Creed proclaims the infinite glory of the Christian gospel In this helpful book, the author takes us through each stanza of the Apostles Creed, which begin with the statement I believe Each and every section of the creed encapsulates the very essence and foundation of what the people of God believe and what they have always believed The framers of the creed penned into its affirmations only what they understood as essential to the Christian faith He tells us that we should see the Apostles Creed as a confession of Christ with an introduction and a conclusion What Christians desperately need at this time is to return to historic Christianity, the Christianity that emerged from the rich doctrinal commitments and evangelistic fervor of the apostles The author tells us that a study on the Apostles Creed could not berelevant in this age of modernity.Below are some of my favorite quotes from the book Christians are defined by one primary mark we believe in and are disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ Just as in the early centuries of the church, it takes courage to be an orthodox Christian The shortest and most universal declaration of any Christian is simply this Jesus is Lord Some even claim that they can accept Christ as Savior but not as Lord This assertion, however, is a complete misunderstanding of New Testament theology and an unbiblical separation of Christ s offices of Priest and King A Christian who doesn t believe in the virgin birth is in eternal peril, for the one in whom he believes is not the One who is testified in the Scriptures If Christians deny the virgin birth, and treat the conception of the Holy Spirit as a myth, then they threaten a whole range of other Christian doctrines the truthfulness of Scripture, the humanity of Christ, the sinlessness of Christ, and the nature of grace The Son did not devise his own plan for salvation He came to do the will of his Father The message of the cross is the good news of salvation, and the story of the cross is the story of God s love for sinners To deny substitutionary atonement, one denies the nature of God and the only hope of salvation for mankind Jesus Christ rose on the third day This is the greatest good news in all of human history In some mysterious, spectacular way, the indwelling of the Spirit eclipses the physical presence of Jesus Christ Christ s judgment will be so perfect that all the judged whether declared righteous through Christ or not will agree with the righteousness of the judgment An anemic view of sin will give way to a cheap gospel, a pointless cross, and a Messiah who need not to have shed his blood Heaven is not a place of less it is a place of infinitelyAll the good things known in this life will either be amplified infinitely in the life everlasting, or they will be transcended by things that are infinitely better

  8. Bro. Austin McCormick says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here One of the most interesting statements made by Dr Mohler in this book was that Christians can believedoctrines than those found within the Apostles creed but they cannot believe less This book was helpful in understanding such a short, yet historical confessional statement that Christians should be aware of This book basically reads as a commentary for this confessional statement which is as follows I believe in God, the Father Almighty,Maker of heaven and earth,and in Jesus Christ, h One of the most interesting statements made by Dr Mohler in this book was that Christians can believedoctrines than those found within the Apostles creed but they cannot believe less This book was helpful in understanding such a short, yet historical confessional statement that Christians should be aware of This book basically reads as a commentary for this confessional statement which is as follows I believe in God, the Father Almighty,Maker of heaven and earth,and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,born of the Virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, dead and buried He descended into hell.The third day he arose again from the dead.He ascended into heavenand sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit,the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting, Amen Dr Mohler does a great job of tying each of these statements found within this confession back to scripture Whenever certain aspects of the Creed cause the reader to question the creed, such as he descended into hell , or I believe in the holy Catholic church , Dr Mohler gives commentary and exposition that makes these statements far less shocking For instance Dr Mohler gives detail to the word Hell meaning realm of the dead from the Hebrew, Sheol, and Greek, Hades In the second statement Dr Mohler gives detail to the word Catholic simply meaning general Such a historical creed should be given attention to detail, and Dr Mohler does a great job of doing that very thing SDG

  9. Michele Morin says:

    Whether from a desire for authenticity or from a mistrust of formal statements of faith, the use of creeds has fallen out of favor in many evangelical churches However, in The Apostles Creed Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits, Albert Mohler president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and TGC Council member argues that creedal statements are, indeed, relevant for such a time as this As the subtitle suggests, when we employ those ancient words in our wo Whether from a desire for authenticity or from a mistrust of formal statements of faith, the use of creeds has fallen out of favor in many evangelical churches However, in The Apostles Creed Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits, Albert Mohler president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and TGC Council member argues that creedal statements are, indeed, relevant for such a time as this As the subtitle suggests, when we employ those ancient words in our worship, we have captured authenticity at its best The Apostles Creed frames the essence of Christianity, for it expresses and summarizes the faith given by Christ to the apostles xiv.Internalizing majestic statements of belief enriches ourspontaneous expressions of worship with infusions of known theological truth Mohler explains the Apostles Creed line by line, phrase by phrase, applying its truth to life on the ground in the 21st century The effect is a well organized, timely presentation of truth.Many thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing this book to facilitate my review, which is, of course, offered freely and with honesty

  10. Bob Priest says:

    Much needed today Mohler walks the reader through a very clear, understandable tour of the Apostles Creed This is a much needed introduction to Biblical Christianity While this is not the totality of Christianity, All Christians believethan is contained in the Apostles Creed, but none can believe less Mohler does not present a biased view representing a specific denomination or tribe like dispensational, reformed, liturgical etc Chapter by chapter Mohler gives a biblical defense o Much needed today Mohler walks the reader through a very clear, understandable tour of the Apostles Creed This is a much needed introduction to Biblical Christianity While this is not the totality of Christianity, All Christians believethan is contained in the Apostles Creed, but none can believe less Mohler does not present a biased view representing a specific denomination or tribe like dispensational, reformed, liturgical etc Chapter by chapter Mohler gives a biblical defense of each point of the Creed, and points out that any deviation from these points is a danger of straying from Biblical truth and therefore Biblical Christianity I appreciate this method as this leaves room for those non essential issues while reminding us there are some areas not up for debate or compromise.In a day of smorgasbord religion and buffet Christianity Pick the opinion you like and that s good enough It s all good without a solid rock of truth to stand on, this is a much needed definition of Christianity.Mohler, closes with a similar statement as he opens with, The Apostles Creed does not exhaust the Christian faith the boldness of a confession that begins with God the Father Almighty and concludes with life everlasting Between the beginning and end of the Apostles Creed is the entire body of biblical truth with the gospel of Jesus Christ at its center

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