Basics for Believers is for Christians taking their first steps of faith as well as experienced saints reexamining their spiritual foundations. Both will gain exceptional instruction and encouragement from this fresh look at the fundamental disciplines of the Christian life.
To ensure persistent progress in their journey of faith, Carson urges believers to:
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D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author or editor of more than forty books.
“The heart of true fellowship is self-sacrificing conformity to a shared vision.” (Page 16)
“Both from Paul’s example and from that of the Philippians, then, we must learn this first point: the fellowship of the gospel, the partnership of the gospel, must be put at the center of our relationships with other believers.” (Page 19)
“Rather, secularization refers to the processes that squeeze religion to the periphery of life. The result is not that we abandon religion or banish the gospel; rather, religion is marginalized and privatized, and the gospel is rendered unimportant.” (Page 13)
“But what must tie us together as Christians is this passion for the gospel, this fellowship in the gospel.” (Page 19)
“Second, the sapping influences of self-indulgence throughout the Western world wield their power in the church. For many confessing Christians, it has become more important to be comfortable and secure than to be self-sacrificing and giving.” (Page 14)