Ready to Give An AnswerHerman Hoeksema, Herman Hanko
In question and answer format, the issues in two church controversies of 1924 and 1953 are clearly explained. One struggle was the sovereignty of God in salvation versus the false teaching of a well-meant gospel offer rooted in the corrupting theory of common grace. A second was an unconditional covenant and the doctrines of grace versus the theory of a conditional covenant, especially as applied to baptism. The authors base arguments for their position on Scripture and the historic Reformed creeds. The controversies, which affected very real people in churches in North America, ultimately served to bring out in clearer light the one and everlasting covenant of grace, described as a living and unbreakable bond of friendship and fellowship between God and His chosen people. This covenant is shown to be purposed eternally by God, established unilaterally (by God alone), and effected and maintained by the power of God?s unconditional and particular grace. New Focus magazine evaluates the book: ?The arguments presented [are] thoroughly convincing, and the question and answer format very helpful... The publishers have produced an attractive volume full of strong meat for thinking Christians, but supplied in easily digestible, bite-sized portions.?