What We Believe, by R.C. Sproul captures the essence of the well-known Apostles’ Creed. Dr. Sproul alerts readers in the preface, “The renewed mind is initiated by the immediate, sovereign, supernatural work of God, the Holy Spirit, in regeneration. It is developed by the continued operation of the Spirit in the soul and by feeding upon the Word of God.” Such an initial statement accomplishes much but in general, Sproul draws a theological “line in the sand” by directing the attention of the reader to the core of the Reformed faith.
The author patiently invites readers on a guided tour of the Apostles’ Creed, pausing at various junctures for more in-depth instruction. Readers familiar with Sproul’s writing will appreciate his careful explanation of church history and the relationship of the Creed to the discipline of systematic theology.
What We Believe contains enough meat for seasoned believers but is also appropriate for newcomers to the Christian faith.
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