Doctrines that Divide
A Fresh Look at the Historic Doctrines That Separate Christians
An amazingly useful book which has been invaluable to tens of thousands of Bible students, to study and work through the important differences on major, controversial topics which often arise between Christians. Most certainly, you will be challenged, you will learn, and most of all, you’ll learn to carry your disagreements with other friends in Christ with love.
Today, many call for unity by merely glossing over major differences, calling them unimportant issues to settle. But the genuine Bible student knows better and wants to come to some resolution on these points, settling on a sound option. Lutzer deals with the subjects of:
– Predestination and free will
– Justification by faith and the place of good works
– The canon of Scripture and how we are to view it
– Eternal security – can we lose salvation, or not?
– The Lord’s Supper
– Is Christ truly God?
– Is Christ truly a man?
– Was Mary the mother of God?
– Was Peter the first Pope?
Lutzer wisely provides us a truly non-combative look at ‘hot button’ issues in the church. Highly recommended for those who don’t understand or are interested in why specific denominations exist, and why Christians often take such dogmatic and firm stances on specific beliefs and practices.
“A thoroughly readable examination of nine controversial doctrinal issues within Christianity. A must for any Christian concerned with spiritual growth.” — The Master’s Seminary Journal, 2004
About the Author
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years. He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law.
A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world:
Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast
Moody Church Hour—The Moody Church’s Sunday morning worship service
Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943.
Dr. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books including: He Will Be the Preacher, The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, One Minute After Your Die, When a Nation Forgets God, and Hitler’s Cross.