The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance

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InterVarsity Press, Apr 11, 2001 - Religion - 344 pages
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Discipline. Endurance. Perseverance. The New Testament often describes the Christian life as a marathon, a race set before us. But what exactly is the prize? Do all those completing the race share in it? And can the prize be lost? Tackling these and other vexing questions, Thomas Schreiner and Ardel Caneday offer in this book a serious, exegetical wrestling with the biblical understanding of the nature of saving faith and its implications for the people of God. Here is a foundational study that considers all of the relevant New Testament texts and that weighs the meaning of those texts for both Christian living and pastoral ministry.
 

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Review: The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance

User Review  - jannlo - Christianbook.com

The author examines four views on the warnings and assurance and offers another view that uses and explains the Greek first-class conditional if clause. He examines five verses in Hebrews corcerning ... Read full review

Review: The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance

User Review  - David - Christianbook.com

Good thourough treatment of the subject. I hold to the test of genuiness theory and while the book disagreed with that position, I came away even more solidified in that view. I really do believe ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
THE RACE SET BEFORE US What Is There to Win or Lose?
19
THE PRIZE TO BE WON Our Present Future Salvation
46
THE RACE TO BE RUN The Necessity of Obedient Faith
87
RUNNING TO WIN THE PRIZE Heeding Gods Admonitions Warnings
142
REFLECTING ON FALLEN RUNNERS Who Are Those Who Have Fallen Out of the Race?
214
DRAWING ON GODS GRACE Going the Distance by Gods Power
245
RUNNING WITH CONFIDENCE Being Assured That We Shall Win the Prize
268
RUNNING BY DIVINE APPOINTMENT Who Are Those Who Run to the End Win?
312
A Response to William Lane Craigs Lest Anyone Should Fall A Middle Knowledge Perspective on Perseverance Apostolic Warnings
332
AUTHOR INDEX
338
SUBJECT INDEX
341
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Thomas R. Schreiner is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and associate dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. His other books include The Law and Its Fulfillment, Interpreting the Pauline Epistles and Romans.

Ardel B. Caneday is professor of New Testament and Greej at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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