Sola Scriptura: Problems and Principles in Preaching Historical Texts

Greidanus, Sidney. Sola Scriptura: Problems and Principles in Preaching Historical Texts. Toronto, Ontario: Wedge, [1970] 1979. Greidanus shows how a covenant view of Scripture affects preaching. No preacher should step into the pulpit without reading this book. As the title indicates, it talks about “how to preach historical texts.” In a day when most preaching is done from the Pauline Epistles, Bible students ought to ask, “Why?” Answer: the historical texts cannot be adequately handled apart from the covenant, particularly the “redemptive historical” principle. This enables the reader to see the major Old Testament “deliverers” as “redemptive” figures, typifying Christ. Greidanus shows how that when preaching in Holland turned away from the covenantal principle, it degenerated into psychologizing and moralizing the text. This book is a must for our day and time.

From the Annotated Biography of That You May Prosper, by Ray R Sutton

There will be no true return to Christendom — that is, to a sane, just, free, prosperous, and fruitful civilization — until preachers return to the Old Testament, and treat it’s teachings, history and legal code as authoritative.

To change the world, you will need to start at Leviticus, not Matthew. You have to know what God wants and expects, TODAY, before you aer aware of how short you fall… and how Christ can help you hit the mark.

In your life, and your family and work, and on to gradually reshaping the world around you.

Sola Scriptura: Problems and Principles in Preaching Historical Texts, by Sidney Greidanus, can be found on Amazon.

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