Alexander, A. – A Brief Compendium of Bible Truth

Alexander-Brief Compendium of Bible Truth

A Brief Compendium of Bible Truth,
by Archibald Alexander, D.D., professor in the Theological Seminar at Princeton, New Jersey. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication (1846).

This summary of Christianity’s major doctrines is an excellent resource book for the average reader who don’t want to go to the larger Systematic Theology books. It contains 38 short chapters on various core Bible doctrines. Alexander’s emphasis is on experimental theology, as contrasted to head intellectual theology, therefore his book is intensely practical.
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CONTENTS.
I. Being of God 9
II. Personality and perfection of God 10
III. The Holy Scriptures 12
IV. Unity of God 18
V. Spirituality and Simplicity of the Divine Nature 21
VI. Character of God 24
VII. The Holy Trinity 34
VIII. Divinity of Christ 43
IX. Personality of the Holy Spirit 50
X. Creation 57
XI. Good Angels 60
XII. Bad Angels 64
XIII. Providence of God 73
XIV. Man’s Primeval State 77
XV. Law of God 81
XVI, Fall of Man 92
XVII. Covenant of Grace; or, Plan of Redemption 98
XVIII The Incarnation 104
XIX. The expiatory sufferings of Christ; or, The Atonement 109
XX. Resurrection and ascension of Christ 114
XXI. Mediatorial offices of Christ 116
XXII. Justification 120
XXIII. Regeneration and Conversion 127
XXIV. Repentance toward God and Faith in our lord Jesus Christ 131
XXV. Sanctification; or Growth in Grace 133
XXVI. Good Works; or, Christian Duties. 138
XXVII. Prayer 144
XXVIII. Assurance of Salvation 148
XXIX. Perseverance of the Saints 150
XXX. The Sacraments 170
XXXI. Baptism 173
XXXII. The Lord’s Supper 176
XXXIII. The Lord’s Day and Divine Worship 180
XXXIV. Death 194
XXXV. The Resurrection 196
XXXVI. The Judgment 198
XXXVII. Heaven, or, the State of Glorification 200
XXXVIII. Hell 204
About the author: Archibald Alexander (1772-1851) served as the first professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and was the founder of the Princeton Theology, which merged Reformed experiential theology as found in the Westminster Standards with Scottish Common Sense Realism.


fam50 The Christian as a Worker
examines work, work ethics, and what the Bible commands Christians concerning work.
Excerpt: Since the creation of the human being, God has given men work to do. Even in the garden, their principal work was to dress and keep (guard) the garden, their source of food. So, God wants man to be occupied (to always work). There is a saying that “idle hands are the devil's workshop.” It is certain that people do not know how to handle prosperity. Just look at the sins people get into in their retirement. In God’s eyes, they dedicate their lives at that point to things without eternal value. God knows that if man focuses on surviving, on sustaining himself and family, etc. that he is less inclined to sin and get into idle vices. Psalms 128:2 For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. There is nothing better than working hard and enjoying the fruit of your labors.
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