If God isn’t sovereign, He isn’t God. If He’s God, then He’s sovereign. No matter which way you look at it, you can’t divorce the person of God from the attribute of absolute sovereignty. The given-ness of God’s sovereignty means we must order our lives according to this doctrine. Where should you begin? Start by diving headfirst into these six, practical essays that apply the theology of A.W. Pink’s The Sovereignty of God to all of life.
In the period of the Reformation, Protestants declared that
Scripture alone is the infallible standard for Christian faith and
practice. This conviction leveled the Roman Catholic edifice
and busted up the faulty foundation. In 1646, the Westminster
Assembly poured fresh concrete and built their faith on the
word of God. That foundation is the subject of this first volume
of Living to God.
For the past 370 years, churches that subscribe to the Westminster
Standards have been content to study the confession
and debate how best to interpret it. But it’s high time for the
church to build on the work of the Westminster divines and use
the confession as a blueprint for kingdom building, in our
homes, communities, and countries. In this tactical commentary,
J. Vaden Cavett seeks to do just that, examining the document
with an eye toward personal and societal sanctification.
The air crackles in America, charged with emotions, ripe for revolution. Does the church have anything meaningful to say to our nation on the brink of revolt? The message our nation and every other needs to hear, which is also a message only the church can proclaim, is the message of the Kingdom of God and the crown rights of King Jesus. In service of the Gospel of the Kingdom, this short ebook will encourage and equip you to be a faithful Christian presence in your family, your community, your nation, and the world.
Forthcoming: Living to God, Vol. 2.
John Calvin wrote, “No one who wishes to be thought religious dares simply deny predestination, by which God adopts some to hope of life, and sentences others to eternal death” (Institutes, [Louisville, KY: WJK, 2006], 926). Every orthodox Christian believes God ordains whatsoever comes to pass, but even among folks who proudly wear the name Calvinist, it doesn’t seem like there’s much interest in applying the doctrine of predestination to our daily lives.
In this second installment of J. Vaden Cavett’s tactical commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith, Cavett explores the social, missional, political, and vocational implications of the doctrines of predestination and creation. This is a Christian tactician’s guide to the world we live in and the God who holds forth his scepter over it. Christians of all stripes will benefit from the thought-and-action provoking perspectives offered in this volume, so suit up, listen close, and prepare to storm the Gates of Hell.