Lectures in Systematic Theology

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1979 - Religion - 450 pages
In this comprehensive introduction to systematic theology, Thiessen addresses a wide range of substantive issues in sections on theism, bibliology, theology, angelology, anthropology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology.

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Lectures in Systematic Theology by Henry Clarence Thiessen is a very inspiring and helpful book. This book helps educate people. Although you might need a dictionary to read this book it
helps you understand God more. God is such a powerful and awesome being that we can´t understand with our finite minds but this book, though not perfect, helps you understand how people view him. When you read this book make sure to have an open mind.
Make sure you are ready to read a college level book about God before you open this book. It is a bit tedious. I completely recommend this book.
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Lectures in Systematic Theology de Henry Clarence Thiessen es un libro muy inspirador y útil. Este libro ayuda a educar a las personas. Aunque tal vez necesites un diccionario para leer este libro, te ayuda a entender más a Dios. Dios es un ser tan poderoso y
incomprensible que no podemos comprender con nuestras mentes finitas, pero este libro, aunque no es perfecto, te ayuda a comprender cómo las personas ven a Dios. Cuando leas este libro, asegúrate de tener una mente abierta.
Asegúrese de estar listo para leer un libro de nivel universitario sobre Dios antes de abrir este libro. Es un poco tedioso pero lo recomiendo completamente.\
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Be aware that in 1979 this book underwent a significant revision in which quite a lot of the original material on predestination, election & foreknowledge was omitted - giving the book a decidedly Calvinistic bent that was never Thiessen's original intent.

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Contents

The Work of Christ His Resurrection Ascension and Exaltation
243
The Work of the Holy Spirit
251
Election and Vocation
257
Conversion
268
Justification and Regeneration
275
Union with Christ and Adoption
282
Sanctification
287
Perseverance
294

The Nature of God Unity and Trinity
89
The Decrees of God
100
The Works of God Creation
111
The Works of God His Sovereign Rule
119
The Origin Nature Fall and Classification of the Angels
133
The Work and Destiny of the Angels
144
The Origin and Original Character of Man
151
The Unity and Permanent Constitution of Man
158
The Fall of Man Background and Problems
168
The Fall of Man Fact and Immediate Consequences
178
The Fall of Man Imputation and Racial Consequences
185
The Fall of Man The Nature and Final Consequences of Sin
191
The Purpose Plan and Method of God
199
The Person of Christ Historical Views and Preincarnate State
206
The Person of Christ The Humiliation of Christ
211
The Person of Christ The Two Natures and the Character of Christ
219
The Work of Christ His Death
229
The Means of Grace
300
Definition and Founding of the Church
309
The Foundation of the Church the Manner of the Founding and the Organization of Churches
315
The Ordinances of the Church
323
The Mission and Destiny of the Church
330
Personal Eschatology and the Importance of the Second Coming of Christ
337
The Second Coming of Christ The Nature of His Coming and the Purpose of His Coming in the Air
344
The Second Coming of Christ The Purpose of His Coming to Earth and the Period Between the Rapture and the Revelation
355
The Time of His Coming Premillennial
364
The Time of His Coming Pretribulational
370
The Resurrections
380
The Judgments
387
The Millennium
395
The Final State
400
Bibliography
405
Indexes
413
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Page 301 - This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Page 181 - You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate.
Page 241 - Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began...
Page 342 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...
Page 19 - When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth...
Page 184 - You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.
Page 134 - For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms...
Page 236 - I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No one taketh it away from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.
Page 172 - You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.

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