The Canon of Supreme Mystery by Yang Hsiung

Author: Michael Nylan
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791413951
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Translation of the first grand synthesis of classic Chinese thought. This is a translation, with a commentary and a long contextualizing introduction, of the only major work of Han (206 B.C. to 220 A.D.) philosophy that is still available in complete form. It is the first translation of the work into a European language and provides unique access to this formative period in Chinese history. Because Yang Hsiung’s interpretations drew upon a variety of pre-Han sources and then dominated Confucian learning until the twelfth century, this text is also a valuable resource on early Chinese history, philosophy, and culture beyond the Han period. The T’ai hsüan is also one of the world’s great philosophic poems comparable in scale and grandeur to Lucretius’ De rerum naturum. Nathan Sivin has written that this is one of the titles on the short list of Chinese books every cultivated person should read. Han thinkers saw in this text a compelling restatement of Confucian doctrine that addressed the major objections posed by rival schools including Mohism, Taoism, Legalism and Yin-Yang Five Phase Theory. Since this Han amalgam formed the basis for the state ideology of China from 134 B.C. to 1911, an ideology that in turn provided the intellectual foundations for the Japanese and Korean states, the importance of this book can hardly be overestimated.

Revelation

Author: Brian Simmons
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 1424555132
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Of all the sixty-six books that comprise our Bible, the last book is meant to thrill and exhilarate the believer like none other. A beautiful Christ is unveiled while a company of overcoming saints is seen rising into the fullness of Christ. The book of Revelation is exciting, powerful, and dynamic. But it must be more to us than merely an unveiling of events to come. Revelation must be an experience of encountering the living Christ. God is ready to unveil this book to those who are ready to receive it, eat it, and live fully in the splendor of Christ. The unveiling is more than a vision given to John, but is also meant to be an inward discovery, a delightful unveiling within you. This is not a drama of Satan’s worst, but a supernatural drama of God’s best, pouring through his beautiful Son, Jesus Christ. Revelation carries one revelation alone: Christ unveiled in his people. To read this book with any other focus is to miss the entire center of its meaning. There are other truths waiting for you to discover, but only after centering our gaze on the Magnificent One. A joyous blessing rests upon the one who reads this message and upon those who hear and embrace the words of this prophecy, for the appointed time is in your hands. Revelation 1:3 TPT

How Firm a Foundation

Author: Hal Harless
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820469317
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Do covenants or dispensations structure the biblical revelation? The historic conflict between Covenant and Dispensational theology has resulted in a neglect of biblical covenants in Dispensationalism. As a corrective, this book offers a variant of Dispensationalism - designated Covenantal Dispensationalism. Analyzing both ancient Near Eastern and biblical covenants, this work clearly demonstrates that the character of each dispensation is the sum of the stipulations of the operative covenants. Therefore, this book concludes that covenants structure the biblical revelation and that resulting structure is Dispensationalism.

The Mystery

Author: Dwayne Norman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781495444647
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Most people like a good mystery, as long as it's understandable and they know how it ends. According to the Bible, there was a time when God's mystery, his plan for man in Jesus Christ, was not revealed. There was a time when this mystery was truly a mystery. That time has come to an end. Let us rejoice that our redemption is complete in Christ! Now, is the light and knowledge of the mystery of the gospel of Jesus Christ made manifest to the people of God! This book is about the mystery of God, which is centered in our identification with Christ. Within the pages of this book get ready to embark on a wonderful journey, from the crucifixion of Christ unto the ascension of Christ at the Father's right hand. The vehicle that will provide our transportation is called “in Him”. Romans 16:25,26 says, “Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, but now is made manifest, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all The Apostle Paul gives us more light in Colossians 1:25 – 27: “Whereof I was made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints; to whom God would make known what is the riches of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” This book is about the riches of the glory of the mystery of Christ (the Anointed One and His Anointing) in you, and all that the Lord Jesus did for you from the cross to the throne. The revelation of the word, or mystery of God, gave us a solid foundation upon which to establish our lives, Jesus Christ being the Rock and foundation that the church is built upon. We later learned that a correct and firm foundation (in Christ) can sustain and empower a believer to triumph over all the storms of life. When the Spirit of God began to reveal in us this mystery of Christ, and all that He did for us at Calvary, it transformed our lives. It changed our way of believing. It changed our way of thinking. It changed our way of speaking. And, it changed our way of living. So, get ready to be revolutionized, changed and transformed forever for the glory of God the father and His son, Jesus Christ.

The Minister s Manual

Author: James W. Cox
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787967345
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For nearly eighty years The Minister's Manual has been the single most comprehensive resource for preaching and worship available. Filled with completely new material for 2004, this nondenominational guide is the best source for sermons, prayers, insights, and inspiration for all— from pastors and lay leaders to Sunday school teachers and choir directors. The large format allows the book to lay flat, making it easy to use. Turn to The Minister's Manual for Complete sermons for the entire year, featuring both topical and lectionary preaching and worship aids to expand Sunday services Thought-provoking quotations and questions on life and religion to add breadth to your messages A treasury of practical sermon applications and commentaries Children's sermons for engaging young minds and a wealth of topics to ponder during small group discussions Calendars to help you remember important historical, cultural, and religious anniversaries