For Us and for Our Salvation: The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church

Christian, do you know Jesus? Do you know your heritage? Do you know the major movements and men who fought the battle that was and is the most important ideological controversy in human history? Do you know how this controversy affects you?

Stephen Nichols has our back. He’s doing his part to help us know our spiritual ancestry, understand what our spiritual forefathers went through, what their big ideas were, how they differed from their opponents, and why it matters to us.

It matters because yesterday’s heresy is today’s fad. It matters because some people claim that Orthodoxy was just the preference of the powerful, and the victors write the history.

Nothing is more important than Jesus. That means that we must understand what the Bible says about him, why the Bible doesn’t mean what the heretics claimed, and who the good guys were in the early centuries of the fight for the faith. This is not a story of the victorious giving their slant. It is the story of the true Christ, as represented in the true Word of God, being worshiped by those whose hearts were gripped by the fact that Jesus died for us and for our salvation.

If you know these issues well, enjoy this masterfully brief presentation as a refresher, and then give it away to (or read it with) someone who is following you as you follow Christ. If you’re coming to these issues for the first time, you’ll have to wait til August for your copy of this book to arrive, but as soon as it comes in the mail, get to know your fathers, and join them in the fight as they contend for the faith once for all entrusted to the saints.

Stephen Nichols has done his part, now it’s up to us to take up and read. May the Lord use this little book to deepen our worship, strengthen our evangelism, and revive our churches.

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