THE PURPOSE OF GOD AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE by Fred L. Fisher

THE PURPOSE OF GOD AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

It is high time, thinks Prof. Fred L. Fisher, that we re-think the whole subject of human destiny, and salvation or damnation, in terms of God's inflexible purpose and absolute sovereignty over the world he has made. He would clarify the great debate between election and predestination by showing how each is both right and wrong. Dr. Fisher's attempt is to approach the whole purpose of God's redemptive purpose from the viewpoint of the New Testament, and try to keep the issues of theological debate down to a minimum so that the average layman may be able to understand it. Man needs to believe in a God of purpose and power on whom he may depend to act and move in the direction of the establishment of right. Such is the God of the Bible. But is is possible for man to resist the light and so choose damnation. This too is possible in a world God means to save, if he is to be steadfastly true to his purpose. So Dr. Fisher spells out the doctrine of God's purpose both on the universal stage of history and in the life of the individual man. Indeed what man seems to accomplish through his own efforts is really the result of the power of God. In dedication to God's service, therefore, man finds the fulfillment of his life, the joy of his heart, and the peace of mind that passes all understanding.

Pub Date: Jan. 7th, 1962
Publisher: Westminster