The Whole Christ Bundle
Ferguson, Sinclair B.
“Essential reading for us today if we wish to understand the Antinomian and neonomian debates...and how these debates...never seem to go away.”– Mark JonesSee All
“...one of the most important texts in the history of Reformed discussions of justification, assurance and ethics...This is a book which repays the time spent studying it.”– Carl TruemanSee All
“The Marrow of Modern Divinity is one of the most important theological texts of all time.”– Derek Thomas, Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MississippiSee All
"Anyone who comes to grips with the issues raised in The Marrow of Modern Divinity will almost certainly grow by leaps and bounds in understanding three things: the grace of God, the Christian life, and the very nature of the gospel itself. I personally owe it a huge debt. Despite their mild-mannered appearance, these pages contain a powerful piece of propaganda. Read them with great care!”– Sinclair B. Ferguson, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South CarolinaSee All
Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
The Marrow of Modern Divinity proclaims a gospel that can rescue us from both of these dangers. Filled with quotations from the great reformer Martin Luther and from the worthy Puritans, The Marrow emphasizes biblical, evangelical doctrines such as the sovereignty of God in the covenant of grace, the free offer of the gospel, assurance in Christ as the essence of faith, and sanctification by grace rather than by the law. Thomas Boston loved these grace-filled doctrines and discovered that they strengthened his hold on the precious gospel that he lived and preached.”– Philip G. Ryken, Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSee All
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
“Both legalism and antinomianism are perennial dangers for the church and for individual Christians. When we begin to think of the Christian life primarily as a list of dos and don’ts, we are under the sway of legalism. When we begin to think that it is okay for us to go ahead and sin, because God will forgive us anyway, we are feeling the temptation of antinomianism.See All
Philip G. Ryken
Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“It’s hard to imagine a more important book written by a more dependable guide. From a seemingly obscure theological controversy, Sinclair Ferguson brings to light issues of fundamental and perennial significance for twenty–first century evangelicals. With deep learning, theological discernment, and pastoral wisdom, he not only exposes distortions of the gospel but also helps us savor the substance of the gospel, which is Christ himself.”See All
Dean, Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors College
“It’s easy to cry ‘legalist’ or ‘antinomian,’ but the realities are far subtler than we admit. Sinclair Ferguson takes an old Scottish controversy and uses it as a spotlight to illuminate our spiritual struggles today. This outstanding book untangles many a knot about God’s law and grace and powerfully reminds us that legalism and antinomianism are not opposites, but evil allies in Satan’s bitter war to dishonor the great name of Jesus Christ.”See All
Joel R. Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“Ours is a day when we again hear charges of ‘antinomianism’ and ‘legalism’ thrown back and forth, often between folks who share the same confessional background. During such times of tension, more light and less heat is generally needed. I believe Sinclair Ferguson’s The Whole Christ offers us timely perspective, helping us better understand grace, human agency, and gospel assurance. By taking us back to historical debates Ferguson also helps us better understand our own moment, even our own confusions.”See All
Kelly M. Kapic
Professor of Theological Studies, Covenant College
“Writing with a pastoral heart and scholarly mind, Sinclair Ferguson provides a biblical understanding of grace that sets a solid foundation for life, ministry, and worship. Using the backdrop of the Marrow Controversy, Ferguson exposes the subtle hues of legalism and antinomianism that continue to permeate the church today. I found The Whole Christ personally convicting, theologically challenging, and Christ exalting.”See All
Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Uptown Church; author, The Envy of Eve
“This great book takes up the perennial issue of how grace and works relate to each other in our salvation. Ferguson begins with an old debate that took place in Scotland. He writes with deep knowledge and acute judgment, bringing clarity and insight to this issue and showing us the way out of our contemporary muddle.”See All
David F. Wells
Distinguished Senior Research Professor, Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary
“In a day when there is so much confusion about sanctification, Sinclair Ferguson cuts through all the noise and provides us with beautiful clarity on this glorious doctrine of the Christian faith. Without hesitation, this will be the first book I recommend to those who want to understand the history and theology of this most precious doctrine.”See All
Copastor, Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida; Editor, Tabletalk magazine
“I marvel at Sinclair Ferguson’s grasp of historical detail, but I praise God more for Sinclair’s love of and zeal for gospel clarity. The grace that saves our souls and enables our obedience is defined, distinguished, and treasured in this discussion about keeping the proclamation of the gospel free from human error.”See All
President Emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary; Senior Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois
“It is no exaggeration to insist that the issue dealt with in this book is more important than any other that one might suggest. For, as Ferguson makes all too clear, the issue is the very definition of the gospel itself. The errors of antinomianism and legalism lie ready to allure unwary hucksters content with mere slogans and rhetoric. I can think of no one I trust more to explore and examine this vital subject than Sinclair Ferguson. For my part, this is one of the most important and definitive books I have read in over four decades.”See All
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
“Sinclair Ferguson scratches through the surface definitions of legalism and antinomianism to reveal the marrow, the whole Christ. When we are offered the whole Christ in the gospel, we do not want to settle for anything that undermines the greatness and power of God’s grace. Both pastors and lay people will benefit from reading this historical, theological, and practical book.”See All
author, Housewife Theologian and Theological Fitness
“I know of no one other than Sinclair Ferguson who has the capacity, patience, and skill to unearth an ancient debate, set in a Scottish village with an unpronounceable name, and show its compelling relevance to gospel preaching and Christian living. This may be Sinclair’s best and most important book. Take up and read!”See All
Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
“This book could not come at a better time or from a better source. Sinclair Ferguson brings to life a very important controversy from the past to shed light on contemporary debates. But The Whole Christ is more than a deeply informed survey of the Marrow Controversy. It is the highest–quality pastoral wisdom and doctrinal reflection on the most central issue in any age.”See All
J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; author, Calvin on the Christian Life
“This book has three things I’m very interested in: eighteenth–century Scottish church history, doctrinal clarity on the gospel, and learning from Sinclair Ferguson. As fascinating as this work is as a piece of historical analysis, it is even more important as a careful biblical and theological guide to the always–relevant controversies surrounding legalism, antinomianism, and assurance. I’m thankful Ferguson has put his scholarly mind and pastoral heart to work on such an important topic.”See All
Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan
“The volume in your hands is not just a helpful historical reflection but also a tract for the times. Sinclair does a good job of recounting the Marrow Controversy in an accessible and interesting way. However, his real aim is not merely to do that. Against the background and features of that older dispute, he wants to help us understand the character of this perpetual problem—one that bedevils the church today. He does so in the most illuminating and compelling way I’ve seen in recent evangelical literature.”See All
Timothy J. Keller
Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City; best–selling author, The Reason for God
Source: Sermon Audio
The Whole Christ—Since the days of the early church, Christians have wrestled with the relationship between the law and gospel. If, as the apostle Paul says, salvation is by grace and the law cannot save, what relevance does the law have for Christians today?
By revisiting the Marrow Controversy—a famous but largely forgotten eighteenth–century debate related to the proper relationship between God's grace and our works—Sinclair B. Ferguson sheds light on this central issue and why it still matters today. In doing so, he explains how our understanding of the relationship between law and gospel determines our approach to evangelism, our pursuit of sanctification, and even our understanding of God himself.
Ferguson shows us that the antidote to the poison of legalism on the one hand and antinomianism on the other is one and the same: the life–giving gospel of Jesus Christ, in whom we are simultaneously justified by faith, freed for good works, and assured of salvation.
The Whole Christ DVD—Why do we need the law if salvation is by grace alone? Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson answers this important question and explains its relevance today by revisiting the Marrow Controversy--an eighteenth-century debate over the relationship between God's grace and our works. Dr. Ferguson explains that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Standard-definition DVD. Twelve 23-minute messages, including Spanish navigation and dubbed equivalent.
The Whole Christ Study Guide—Why do we need the law if salvation is by grace alone? Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson answers this important question and explains its relevance today by revisiting the Marrow Controversy--an eighteenth-century debate over the relationship between God's grace and our works. Dr. Ferguson explains that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Study Guide Features:
- Lesson Objectives
- Message Outline
- Study Questions
- Discussion Questions
- Suitable for individual or group study.
The Marrow of Modern Divinity—An intriguing book, quite unlike any other The Marrow of Modern Divinity defies pigeonholing. It was written in the 1600s by an author of whom we know little, yet it proved to be a critically important and controversial theological text.
Penned as dialogue between a minister (Evangelista), a young Christian (Neophytus), a legalist (Nomista) who believes Christianity is a set of rules to be obeyed and Antinomista who thinks it's okay to sin because God will forgive him anyway, it makes for a wonderfully insightful book that remains tremendously relevant for our world today.
This newly laid out and eagerly awaited edition includes explanatory notes by the famous puritan Thomas Boston, an Introduction by Philip Ryken and an historical Introduction by William Vandoodewaard.
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