Posted November 11, 2019
This book thoroughly covers the history of the PRC’s beginning, rooted in the rejection of common grace in 1924. It also lays out the denomination’s struggle to maintain the truth of the unconditional covenant through the schism of 1953.
The focus of For Thy Truth’s Sake is the doctrines of the Reformed faith which have been uniquely interwoven in the PRC’s history—particular grace and God’s unconditional covenant of grace. It also concentrates on doctrines developed by the PRC’s spiritual fathers and contemporary theologians of the PRC—the doctrines of scripture and the antithesis and a covenantal understanding of marriage, divorce, and remarriage.
Coming late January 2016.
This book accomplishes several purposes on behalf of the defense and maintenance of the gospel of grace with its accompanying Christian life of separation from the world of the ungodly.
First, the book recalls to the members of the Protestant Reformed Churches their doctrinal and historical origins: “Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn” (Isa. 51:1). Their doctrinal origins were the confession of salvation by sovereign grace, embedded in predestination, and insistence on a holy life of separation from the world of the ungodly—the antithesis.
Second, the book exposes the popular theory of common grace as heretical. This theory consists of a well-meant offer of Christ to everyone in the preaching—preaching that has God failing to save many to whom he is gracious with a saving grace and that has those who are saved saved by their acceptance of the otherwise inefficacious offer.
Third, the book is evangelistic. With urgency, it calls, not only Reformed and Presbyterians, but also all Protestants back to their origins in the sixteenth-century Reformation of the church—the rock whence they are hewn: the gospel of salvation by sovereign, particular grace and antithetical holiness of life. And to martyrdom.
By Henry Danhof & Herman Hoeksema, edited by David J. Engelsma
544 pages, hardcover
This book will be sent to Book Club members.