Called to ConfessISBN: 9781892777287
How can we preserve the important link between public profession of faith and the Lord's Supper without encouraging presumptuous attendance at the Lord's Table?
How can we guard against reducing public profession of faith to a mere confession of truth? How can we maintain the proper relationship between baptism and a baptized person's responsibility to profess faith in Christ and show forth His death in the midst of the congregation?
How can we encourage ever confessing member to engage in thorough self-examination before coming to the Lord's Table?
Conelis Harinck deals with these issues thoroughly and with the maturity born of forty years of pastoral ministry. He interacts profitably with the biblical, confessional, and historical data on confession of faith.
Table of Contents:
1. Public Profession of Faith
2. The Origins of Profession of Faith
3. Profession of Faith in the Ancient Church
4. Profession of Faith in the Reformation
5. Profession of Faith and Baptism
6. Profession of Faith and the Doctrines of Scripture
7. The Relationship Between Profession of Faith and Faith
8. Profession of Faith Before God and His Church
9. Profession of Faith and the Lord's Supper
10. Profession of Faith and the Church
11. Profession of Faith and the World
12. Profession of Faith and the Good Fight of Faith
Cornelis Harinck (b. 1933) has served several churches as minister in the Gereformeerde Gemeenten in The Netherlands over the past four decades, as well as the Netherlands Reformed Church of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey (1971-74). He has written 27 books, including extensive studies on the covenant of grace, the offer of grace in preaching, and a well-known book on how sinners come to Christ.
|Number of Pages:||131|
|Publisher:||Reformation Heritage Books|