Can believers lose their faith? Robert Peterson addresses an age od question crucial to an insecure modern world. Tracing preservation and apsotacy throughout the Bible, he illustrates how God saves and keeps his people, giving them confidence to live for his glory. The explorations in Biblical theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the in the series combi9nes solid content with the accessibility and readability of a popular book-a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or lay pastor.
This is a fresh restatement of the case for the preservation of the saints, especially valuable in light of the insecurity of much of postmodern life. The book captures the dynamic interplay in the Old Testament between the themes of preservation and apostasy and teaches readers how to understand the New Testament teachings of Jesus and his apostles. Understanding that it is God, in his grace, power, and faithfulness who saves and keeps his people for final salvation brings them stability, gratitude, and confidence to live for his glory.
Robert A. Peterson (MDiv, Biblical Theological Seminary; PhD, Drew University) was professor of systematic theology at Covenant Seminary for more than twenty-five years. He has served seven churches as an interim pastor and is the author of a number of books, including Hell on Trial, Adopted by God, and Election and Free Will.
Robert A. Peterson is a theology professor at Covenant
Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He graduated
with his BS. from Philadelphia Biblical University, received
his MDiv. from Biblical Theological Seminary in
Hatfi eld, PA, and obtained his PhD. from Drew University
in Madison, NJ.
Vintage Peterson! Fresh, crisp, clear, honest, insightful, and edifying, this work is arguably the most helpful resource on the subject written for pastors, teachers, small group leaders, and interested church members.
Our Secure Salvation offers a well-informed and warm pastoral exposition of the biblical teaching regarding preservation, perseverance, assurance, and apostasy. Readers will find strength and encouragement from both the biblical and theological themes so capably explained by Robert Peterson. I am confident that the careful and irenic presentation found in this volume will be helpful for Calvinists and non-Calvinists alike. It is a joy to recommend this book.
This book treats a difficult but crucial topic for the Christian life in a way that is both true to Scripture and pastorally sensitive. Written for a wide audience, not only pastors and teachers but other interested persons will find reading it edifying as well as instructive.