This is a book about the Book.
Not just a book, but the Book — the written Word of God, the only infallible rule of truth and practice for our lives. Sadly, that distinction is necessary, because there are many who question whether the Bible deserves to be called the Book, or whether it is just a book — a very special book, to be sure, but not the Book that perfectly illumines all things. And the more they chip away at the full confidence that believers must have in the trustworthiness of Scripture, the more they rob its Author of the glory that his Word displays and demands. What’s worse is that more and more of these attacks are coming from those who claim to be believers themselves.
Here the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology explores the Author’s glory by unfolding the richness and perfection of the Bible. In essays collected from the best addresses on the subject, eight of the top pastor-scholars of the past thirty years share their insight and answers on: knowing God, the sufficiency of God’s Word, the truth of God, scripture alone, God’s word in the church, the accessibility of God’s Word, the power of God’s Word, and preaching as means of revival.
Together, they issue a clarion call for the church to return to its central, longstanding, and vital conviction that the Bible is the Book — the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God.
Table of Contents
Editor’s Preface by Dr. Gabriel N. E. Fluhrer
- On Knowing God: The World and the Word (J.I. Packer)
- The Sufficient Word of God (J. Ligon Duncan III)
- The Truth of God (R.C. Sproul)
- Scripture Alone (James M. Boice)
- God’s Mighty Word (Richard D. Phillips)
- The Word in the Church (Mark Dever)
- The Accessible Word (Philip Graham Ryken)
- Preaching: The Means of Revival (Edmund P. Clowney)
Gabriel N. E. Fluhrer (MDiv, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) currently serves as Associate Minister of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, South Carolina (ARP), and as Adjunct Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary.