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The Way of Life: Christian Belief and Experience
Hodge, Charles

The Way of Life: Christian Belief and Experience

ISBN: 9781848719521
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From the Preface:

'It is one of the clearest principles of Divine revelation, that holiness is the fruit of truth; and it is one of the plainest inferences from that principle, that the exhibition of the truth is the best means of promoting holiness. Christians regard the word of God as the only infallible teacher of those truths which relate to the salvation of men. But are the Scriptures really a revelation from God? If they are, what doctrines do they teach? And what influence should those doctrines exert on our heart and life?
The publishing committee of the American Sunday School Union have long felt the want of a book which should give a plain answer to these questions, and be suitable to place in the hands of intelligent and educated young persons, either to arouse their attention, or to guide their steps in the way of life.
If this little book should be instrumental, by the simple exhibition of the truth, in pointing out the way of life to those who are anxious to know what they must believe and what they must experience in order to be saved, it will answer the design of its preparation and publication.'

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Scriptures are the Word of God
  Section I - The internal evidence of the Divine origin of the Scriptures
  Section II - The internal evidence of their Divine origin is the proper ground of faith in the Scriptures
  Section III - External evidence of the Divine origin of the Scriptures. The testimony of the church
  Section IV - The argument from prophecy
Chapter 2: Sin
  Section I - All men are sinners. The nature of man, since the fall, is depraved
  Section II - The sins of men are numerous and aggravated
Chapter 3: Causes of Indifference to the Charge of Sin
  Section I - Sin, want of consideration, striving against the Spirit
  Section II - Sophistical objects against the doctrine of the Bible
Chapter 4: Conviction of Sin
  Section I - Knowledge of sin. Sense of personal ill desert
  Section II - Insufficiency of our own righteousness and of our own strength
Chapter 5: Justification
  Section I - Importance of the doctrine. Explanation of the Scriptural terms relating to it. Justification is not by works
  Section II - The demands of the law are satisfied by what Christ has done
  Section III - The righteousness of Christ the true ground of our justification. The practical effects of this doctrine
Chapter 6: Faith
  Section I - Faith is the condition of salvation. The nature of saving faith
  Section II - Faith as connected with justification
Chapter 7: Repentance
Chapter 8: Profession of Religion
  Section I - The nature and necessity of a public profession of religion
  Section II - Baptism and the Lord's Supper. The nature, design, and efficacy of these ordinances
  Section III - Obligation to attend upon the sacraments. Qualifications for the proper discharge of the duty
Chapter 9: Holy Living
  Section I - The nature of true religion
  Section II - The means of sanctification


Charles Hodge (1797-1878) was a scholar, educator, churchman, and distinguished American Presbyterian systematic theologian of the nineteenth century. During his half-century tenure at Princeton, Charles Hodge held several chairs, but is probably best remembered for the reputation he established as Professor of Systematic Theology. A stout Calvinist with a deep love for the Reformed confessions, his literary labours often involved a polemical thrust, as he sought to defend and expound the Reformed theology of the Protestant Reformation.

Additional Information:

Cover: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 276
Author: Hodge, Charles
Publisher: Banner of Truth Trust
Publication Date: 2020