Ministry By His Grace and For His Glory

Ministry By His Grace

And For His Glory
Essays in Honor
of Thomas J. Nettles

Edited by Tom Ascol
and Nathan Finn

©2011 by Founders Press
ISBN: 978-0-9833590-0-5
342 pages  (hard cover) Indexed

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Contents and Contributors

Foreword (R. Albert Mohler)

Introduction (Tom Ascol)

Part I: Historical

1. Baptists and the Bible: The History of a History Book
   (Nathan A. Finn) 

2. Remembering Baptist Heroes: The Example of John Gill
   (Michael A.G. Haykin)

3. Crawford H. Toy: Southern Baptists and the Lesson of Controversy
   (Gregory A. Wills)

4. Evangelicalism from the Beginning: English Baptists of the Seventeenth Century
   (C. Jeffery Robinson, Sr.)

5. A Distracted Piety: African-American Baptists
   (Kevin L. Smith)

Part II: Theological

6. The Authority of Scripture: The Bible and Baptists
   (David S. Dockery)

7. Without One Plea: Human Depravity and the Christian Gospel
   (Russell D. Moore)

8. God’s Sovereign Election
   (Erroll Hulse)

9. Limited Atonement: A Short Defense
   (Geoff Thomas)

10. Understanding Effectual Calling
   (Tom Hicks)

11. Perseverance: The True Nature of Saving Faith
   (Phil Newton)

12. Justification: The Use of Genesis 15:6 in Romans 4:3
   (Sam Waldron)

Part III: Practical

13. The Preacher on Preaching: Wisdom from a Wise Wordsmith
   (Daniel Akin)

14. An Idol Called Evangelism—And It’s Remedy
   (Roy A. Hargrave)

15. Missions and the Doctrines of Grace
   (David Sills)

16. “An Ingenuous Unfolding of Our Principles” Confessionalism Among 17th Century Particular Baptists
   (James M. Renihan)

17. On Catechizing
   (Jim Scott Orrick)

18. Recovering Regenerate Church Membership
   (Tom Ascol)

19. Believer’s Baptism: Its Nature, Practice and Importance
   (Fred Malone)

20. Baptists, Worldview and Focal Practices
   (Ben Mitchell)

The Writings of Thomas J. Nettles: A Bibliography
   (Nathan A. Finn and Matthew Emerson)

   

Tom Nettles was born to be a teacher, called to be a preacher, and trained to be a scholar. He has produced a library of scholarship and has shaped a generation of Baptist ministers and leaders. He has also done what few scholars ever have the opportunity or courage to do—he has reset the terms of debate for an entire denomination of churches. Thanks to Tom Nettles and his influence, there are important truths that are known and now cannot be denied. 

From the Foreword
R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

These essays are offered in honor of Tom Nettles with full recognition that our Triune God is the One who deserves all praise for his life and ministry. Our Lord is the One who gives “pastors and teachers to equip the saints for works of ministry” (Ephesians 4:11-12). We thank God for raising Tom up in our day and using him mightily in the effort to defend the authority of Scripture and recover the gospel that it reveals. Our hope is that this book, which addresses subjects that Tom himself has emphasized in his teaching and writing, will also prove useful in showing that all that we are and have is truly by God’s grace and for His glory.

From the Introduction
Tom Ascol, Senior Pastor
Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida

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