'Of Making Many Books There Is No End'


I've been doing a lot of writing recently, although evidently not on this blog.  The reason is that I've been working on a book. I'm writing an exposition of the Tenets of the Apostolic Church.  It's not a systematic theology (far from it; although I hope [D.V.] to write one eventually), but it is a brief introduction to some important doctrines. I'm about 2/3 of the way through writing now.

The reason I mention it is that I would very much value some prayer for the project. So, if you'd like to pray, I'd be most grateful.  You could pray that I wouldn't be distracted from matters of first importance.  I want this to be a balanced book (in the sense that more attention is focused on the most important doctrines), thus there are 6 chapters on Tenet 3 (the person and work of Christ) as opposed to 1 chapter on Tenet 9 (church government).  Pray also that I would be able to explain things clearly. Sometimes Christians are put off doctrine because it isn't clearly explained.  Above all, pray that I would be faithful to the Scriptures and that Christ would be glorified through the writing.

Thanks for your prayers.

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The Tenets of the Apostolic Church

The Unity of the Godhead, and Trinity of the Persons therein.

The utter depravity of human nature, the necessity for repentance and regeneration and the eternal doom of the finally impenitent.

The virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension, and abiding intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ; His second coming, and millennial reign upon earth.

Justification and Sanctification of the believer through the finished work of Christ.

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost for believers, with signs following.

The nine gifts of the Holy Ghost for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church, which is the body of Christ.

The Sacraments of Baptism by immersion and of the Lord's Supper.

The Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.

Church government by apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, elders and deacons.

The possibility of falling from grace.

The obligatory nature of tithes and offerings.