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Decision Making and the Will of God : A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View

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ISBN-10: 1576737411

ISBN-13: 9781576737415

Edition: 1980

Authors: Garry Friesen, J. Robin Maxson

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Does God have a perfect will for each Christian? Does it matter? Can you be absolutely sure of God's individual will for your life? In an easy-to-follow narrative style, Gary Friesen examines the prevalent views on God's will today, then rejects them to propose a different view that he believes more accurately reflects biblical teaching. This rerelease of Decision Making takes up the practical issues of choosing a mate, picking a career, giving of one's resources, and areas of disagreement between Christians to give readers a new approach to knowing the will of God.
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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, The
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 462
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Garry Friesen has a Master's Degree in Theology, a Doctorate in Philosophy, was an Academic Dean and is currently a professor at Multnomah Bible College in Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate of John Brown University and Dallas Theological Seminary. J. Robin Maxson has a Master's Degree in Theology and lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon where he is the senior pastor of the United Evangelical Free Church. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Illustrationsp. 11
Forewordp. 13
Introductionp. 15
Is It Worth Another Look?
You Have Heard It Said: The Traditional View Presented
On Marriage and Missionsp. 23
Hitting the Bull's-eyep. 29
Defining God's Will
Proving God's Individual Will
Reading the Road Signsp. 45
Discovering God's Individual Will
Letting the Umpire Rulep. 59
Confirming God's Individual Will
The Case of the Missing "Dot" The Traditional View Critiqued
Does God Have Three Wills?p. 81
The Arguments from Reason
The Argument from Experience
The Argument from Biblical Example
Does Scripture Teach the "Dot"?p. 97
Proverbs 3:5-6
Psalm 32:8
Isaiah 30:20-21
Colossians 1:9
Colossians 4:12
Romans 12:1-2
Ephesians 2:10
Ephesians 5:15-17
More Doubts About the "Dot"p. 117
The Problem of "Ordinary" Decisions
The Problem of Equal Options
The Problem of Immaturity
Impressions Are Impressionsp. 127
The Problem of Subjectivity
The Leading of the Holy Spirit
The Peace of Christ
The Way of Wisdom: The Wisdom View Explained
Thy Word Is Truthp. 151
The Reality of God's Moral Will
The Nature of God's Moral Will
The Believer's Response to God's Moral Will
Free to Choosep. 165
"The First Supper"
The Principle of Freedom and the Nature of Laws
The Principle of Freedom and the Nature of Sin
The Principle of Freedom in Direct Statements of Scripture
Competent to Choosep. 181
Apostolic Examples
The Principle of Spiritual Expediency
Apostolic Exhortations
Acquire Wisdom
God Only Wisep. 201
The Nature of God's Sovereign Will
God's Sovereign Will and Decision Makingp. 209
Sovereignty and Planning
Sovereignty and Circumstances
Sovereignty and "Open Doors"
Sovereignty and "Fleeces"
Guidance: A Biblical Modelp. 229
Biblical Guidance Defined
Biblical Guidance Described
Biblical Guidance Demonstrated
Guidance Is Personalp. 243
The Way of Wisdom Is Not Impersonal
The Proper Place of Emotions
Walking By Faith, Not Sight
Walking by Faith in Decision Making
Making a Good Thing Betterp. 257
Resolving Interpretive Difficulties
Resolving Applicational Difficulties
Adopting the Right Perspective
Deciding the Big Ones: The Wisdom View Applied
Singleness, Marriage, and Wisdom -- Should I or Shouldn't I?p. 283
The Teaching of Jesus
The Teaching of Paul
Marriage and Wisdom -- Screening the Candidatesp. 297
God's Will for Adam and Eve
God's Will for Isaac and Rebekah
God's Will for Believers Who Marry
Wisdom Sources for Marriage
The Ministry and Wisdomp. 311
The Call to the Ministry
Biblical Qualifications for Church Leaders
Decision Making and the Ministry
Missions and Wisdomp. 323
Missions Decisions in the Early Church
Deciding Who Should Go
The Road to the Mission Field
Vocation, Education, and Wisdomp. 335
God's Will for Your Work
Vocational Decision Making: A Case Study
God's Will for Your Preparation
Educational Decision Making: A Case Study
Giving and Wisdomp. 355
The Tithe
The Faith Promise
Biblical Principles of Giving
Biblical Priorities in Giving
Wisdom When Christians Differp. 377
The Meat Debate
Defining the Area of Freedom
Developing Personal Convictions
Acceptance and Accountability
Of Meat and Movies
Weaker Brothers, Pharisees, and Servantsp. 401
Caring for Weaker Brothers
Coping With Pharisees
Concentrating on Christ
Conclusionp. 427
Scripture Indexp. 433
Subject Indexp. 447
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