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Without Faith, It Is Impossible to Please God:

The (Almost) Complete Book on Faith

 

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: Faith in Everyday Life and the Objective Bible

Biblical Faith

Knowledge

Caveat: Knowledge and Faith

Validity, Knowledge, and Truth

Some More Caveats

Some Conclusions

 

 

Chapter 2: Saving Faith

Objective: Knowledge That Is Outside the Person

The Subjective State of Regeneration ("Born-Again")

Experience and Acquired Knowledge

Saving Faith as the Most Certain Knowledge That Can Be Known

 

 

Chapter 3: The Relevance of Saving Faith - Part I

What Is Truth?

Faith and Science

Conclusions

 

Chapter 4: The Relevance of Saving Faith - Part II

Faith and History

Epistemology

Psychology

Medicine

Sociology, Law, Government, and Economics

Faith Is Logical Deduction

 

Chapter 5: Why Christians Differ over Biblical Faith (Truth)

Spiritual Gifts

Church Teaching and Experience

Personality or Style of Thinking

Biblical Knowledge

Hermeneutics

Life Experience

Time of Conversion

Use of the Work of Others

Other Factors

The Imperfection of Faith and the Fall

How Can Imperfect Faith Save Anyone?

 

Chapter 6: Commentary on Some Key Verses about Faith

Hebrews 11:6

Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 6:4-6

James 2:19

Galatians 2:20

Romans 12:3

Ephesians 6:16

Chapter 7: Faith and Practice

The Bent of the Life

Repentance

Continued Presence of Unbelief

Seasons of Unbelief

 

Chapter 8: What Difference Does a Right Understanding of Faith Make?

Praise of God

Rest and Assurance

Evangelism

Prayer

Use of Time

 

Chapter 9: Faith Applied to Historical Doctrines of the Church

Pelagianism and Semi-Pelagianism

Arminianism and Calvinism: Five Points of Each

Transition to Pietism

 

Chapter 10: Faith: A Gift of God

The Logical Argument

 

Chapter 11: Kinds and Degrees of Faith (final chapter)

Temporary Faith

Faith to Move Mountains (Miraculous Faith)

Historical Faith

Cheerfulness

Degrees of Faith

Chapter 12: Additional Comments

Child-like Faith

 

 

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