To many, the only remaining certainty in our world is uncertainty. Philosophical and religious pluralism have convinced us that unchanging truth, if it exists at all, is entirely beyond our grasp. Into this cloud of doubt and confusion comes the authoritative voice of Scripture. By the powerful ministry of the Holy Spirit, we can not only know biblical truth, we can know it confidently, with a confidence deeper than any logic could ever render and with an assurance that no human expression could ever instill. God's Word is true and by the vital ministry of the Holy Spirit we can know this truly, quietly, assuredly, and eternally.
To many, the only remaining certainty in our world is uncertainty. Can we really know anything for sure? We all enter the marketplace of ideas with presuppositions that need to be challenged before we can see what is trueand what is not. Philosophical and religious pluralism have convinced us that unchanging truth, if it exists at all, is entirely beyond our graspunknowable. Into this cloud of doubt and confusion comes the authoritative voice of Holy Scripture. David Garner shows us that, by the powerful ministry of the Holy Spirit, not only can we know biblical truth, we can know it with a confidence deeper than any logic could ever provide and with an assurance that no human expression could ever instill. God's Word is true, and by the vital ministry of the Holy Spirit we can know the truths of God's Word truly, quietly, assuredly, and eternally.
David B. Garner (B.S., University of North Carolina; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary and Pastor of Teaching at Proclamation Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
In this little booklet, rich in thought and vivid in style, Dave Garner deftly leads us through some of the most important questions a person can ever ask. He points us to the Scripture as the only place where we will ever find lasting and satisfying answers to those questions. He shows us how we can be sure of those answers so that we may live in the joy of that certainty. If you are wrestling with some of lifes big questions, or know someone who is, then run dont walk to How Can I Know For Sure.
This booklet is particularly helpful in addressing the void in the lives of so many today, especially students and other young adults, whose only point of reference is their own all too ambivalent and confusing experience and with no sense of any binding authority beyond themselves. In a winsome and readable way, Garner shows that ultimate truth and meaning are only found in the light of Scripture as Godâ·s word and lasting security is only realized in submission to its authority as nothing less than Godâ·s own. An excellent resource for guided group study and discussion of these important issues.
Dave Garner, in this masterful volume, has not only reaffirmed the Holy Spirit delivered Word of God through human authors and hundreds of years as inerrant, infallible, and reliable but has also, with convincing clarity and courageous humility, displayed the Word of God as absolutely sufficient and efficient for evangelizing the lost and equipping followers of Christ. With freshness, our author both challenges and encourages the church in maintaining our stewardship and Holy Spirit dependent proclamation of the Word of God announcing the grace of God to the glory of God.
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