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Sep 12, 2011

My Newest Book - FREE - Immediate Download

From Brent

This weekend I finished my latest book, and maybe one of the most important I'll ever write. You can have the eBook for FREE, and distribute it for free. You can email use, use it, print, make it available on your blog for free... with my blessing.

This is knowledge that every Christian absolutely should know and understand, so I don't want a "purchase" to stand in the way of everyone having it.

These are the ESSENTIALS. I don't get into or attempt to persuade on any topic where long standing denominational differences have existed (such as the "end times" or Calvinism). Nothing controversial, nothing specific to a particular church or denomination. I think all Biblical Christian groups and families will find this book highly useful on a personal level, and to teach (family, groups, friends, churches).

If you've been a Christian for a while, you should download it and test your knowledge... make sure you really know the basics of your faith.

A description and the table of contents are below.

FREE eBook


Essentials of Christianity - Vol. 1
FREE eBook | Paperback

INTRODUCTION

A friend called me and told me that a friend of his had just been saved. He asked: "Have you written a book for new Christians, or Christians who have not yet learned some basics?" I had not.

I had often thought about writing something like this and I grabbed on to his request for some motivation. For a couple of decades, I have noticed to my dismay that most Christians, new or not, cannot define the basics of Christianity. They know their job, their sports, their hobbies, and pop culture, but these Christians shrivel when confronted with explaining or defining the most basic of concepts and principles of the very faith they believe saved them from eternal condemnation.

I decided that the best way to teach the essentials of Christianity to new, spiritually immature, or Biblically uneducated Christians would be to:

• Provide some basic education about the basics;
• Explain, define, and illustrate a list of the foundational Christian concepts; and...
• Give a "starter list" of some behavior, attitudes, and practices you should be developing as part of the basic Christian life.

This book is intended to be a STARTING POINT for new Christians, or Christians who have never learned the basics. However incomplete this little guide may be, it certainly can provide a good foundation to begin with; and, regrettably, it contains more than the average professing Christian knows today.

Table of Contents

First Things First.................... 3

A Starting Point........................ 5

A Starter List of Christian Living... 6

Love............................... 6

Discipline.......................... 7

Service............................. 7

Integrity........................... 7

Seriousness........................ 8

Kindness........................... 8

Humility........................... 8

Generosity......................... 9

Study............................... 9

Prayer............................ 10

Worship.......................... 10

Discernment..................... 10

Knowing the Basics................... 11

Some Basics About the Basics.... 12

God............................... 13

Jesus Christ...................... 14

Holy Spirit........................ 15

The Bible........................ 16

Man............................... 17

Heaven........................... 18

Hell.............................. 19

The Church...................... 20

Angels, Demons, & Satan...... 21

Fundamental Truths................. 23

Defining the Fundamental Concepts of Christianity 24

Repentance...................... 25

Faith.............................. 26

Substitution...................... 26

Reconciliation................... 27

Propitiation...................... 27

Remission........................ 27

Regeneration.................... 27

Redemption...................... 28

Imputation....................... 28

Adoption......................... 28

Supplication...................... 29

Justification...................... 29

Sanctification.................... 30

Glorification..................... 30

Election.......................... 30

Foreknowledge................. 30

Predestination................... 30

Sharing Your Faith................... 31

How You Can Explain Salvation to Any Person Who Is Not a Christian 32

Assurance of Salvation............... 35

The Evidence of True Salvation.. 36

Will Jesus Know You?........... 36

Obedience & Morality........... 38

Good Moral Behavior........... 39

Obedience to God............... 40

Religious Knowledge........... 42

Selflessness & Serving.......... 43

Conviction About Sin............ 44

True Repentance................ 46

Religious Acts.................... 48

Separation from the World (Sanctification) 49

Self vs. Others................... 50

Practical Lessons About the Christian Life 54

A Few Basics About Christian Behavior 55

God’s View of Wealth And Status 55

Let the Lowly Glory............. 56

Wealth Is Fleeting............... 57

How to Love God When Life Stinks 58

The Question of Divorce........ 60

God Hates Divorce.............. 61

Divorce on the Grounds of Adultery 61

Divorce on the Grounds of Abandonment 62

The Christian and Remarriage. 63

Divorce and Remarriage Before Becoming a Christian 63

A Word about Biblical Divorce. 64

About Un-Biblical Divorce...... 64

In a Nutshell..................... 65

Ears and Hands.................. 67

Mouth Shut, Ears Open......... 67

Ignoring Your Pimples.......... 68

Rein In That Tongue............ 69

What Is Godliness?.............. 69

In a Nutshell..................... 70

Evil Favoritism................... 70

Dead Faith....................... 74

That Little Thing That Controls Your Entire Life 77

Don’t Get in a Hurry to Teach. 78

The Key to Perfection.......... 78

The Power of the Tongue...... 79

Preach It Brother!............... 79

Squeezing Lemons.............. 80

Two Types of Wisdom.......... 81

There Are Only Two Choices.. 83

Strife and Turmoil.............. 85

How to Cure Your Worldliness. 88

The REAL “Don’t Judge”....... 91

The Bible Says Judge!.......... 91

The Bible Says Do NOT Judge.. 92

Today Not Tomorrow........... 94

Special Instructions About Money (Yeah, I’m Talking To YOU) 95

The Misery Is On The Way...... 96

Who’s Your Real God........... 97

Treasure Heaping............... 97

And Then You Flaunt It......... 99

Patience & Overcoming....... 100

Be Patient Like the Farmer... 100

Establish Your Hearts.......... 101

Remember Job................ 102

Above All....................... 103

Bible Abbreviations............... 105

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