Words From the Fire
If God has spoken, then the hightest human aspiration must be to hear what ^the Creator has said. God has indeed spoken, through the Ten Commandments, ^and Al Mohler explores this revelation of God and the implications for His people. ...
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If God has spoken, then the hightest human aspiration must be to hear what ^the Creator has said. God has indeed spoken, through the Ten Commandments, ^and Al Mohler explores this revelation of God and the implications for His people. ^The promise is to hear, to obey, and to live. These "Ten Words" tell us who ^God is and what His people should look like.
If God has spoken, then the highest human aspiration must be to hear what ^the Creator has said. God has indeed spoken, through the Ten Commandments, ^and Al Mohler explores this revelation of God and the implications for His people. ^The promise is to hear, to obey, and to live. These "Ten Words" tell us who ^God is and what His people should look like.
Mohler is a respected voice ^on the state of our culture (and the church) today. The Ten Commandments speak ^to current issues today such as the exclusivity of the Christian God, the essence ^of worship, capital punishment, just war, business ethics and the postmodern definition ^of truth.
R. ALBERT MOHLER, JR. is the ninth president of Southern Baptist ^Theological Seminary. He also serves as a professor of Christian theology and editor-in-chief ^of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. Mohler is the author of He ^is Not Silent, Culture Shift, and Desire and Deceit. He lives in Louisville, ^Kentucky with his wife and two children.
Introduction: Has Any People Heard the Voice of God...and Survived?
1. ^The First Commandment:
No Other God, No Other Voice
2. The Second ^Commandment:
The God Who Is Heard and Not Seen
3. The Third Commandment:
Honoring ^the God We Know by Name
4. The Fourth Commandment:
Resting Secure ^in the God Who Saves Us
5. The Fifth Commandment:
Honoring Our ^Parents, Cherishing a Patrimony
6. The Sixth Commandment:
The ^Sanctity of Life and the Violence of Sin
7. The Seventh Commandment:
Why ^Adultery is about Much More Than Sex
8. The Eighth Commandment:
Dealing ^with the Inner Embezzler
9. The Ninth Commandment:
The Truth, ^The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth
10. The Tenth Commandment:
Why ^Covetousness Kills Contentment
Dr. Mohler gives a fresh and encouraging word on the God who still ^speaks and a people who must obey, as he takes us on an expositional journey through ^the Ten Commandments. You will be well reminded that "God speaks in the fire and ^through His son."
-Johnny Hunt, Senior pastor of First Baptist Church of ^Woodstock, Georgia, and president of the Southern Baptist Convention
Al ^Mohler is a like a biblical prophet of old speaking into a modernday wilderness ^of confusion and compromise. In this exposition of the Ten Commandments, he is following ^in a train of faithful Christian ministers who used the ten words (along with the ^Apostles' Creed and the Lord's Prayer) to teach "Christianity 101." But there are ^riches here for those both new to and mature in the faith. Read and grow.
-Ligon ^Duncan, Senior minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi
In ^our noisy culture, voices of all kinds are bombarding us. In Al Mohler's book ^Words from the Fire, he challenges us to hear the voice of God roaring from ^the fire. God's Word to us through the Ten Commandments is clear, convicting, and ^compelling. This incredible read will silence the noise around you and call you ^to hear the only voice
that leads you to a life of holiness. Get this book, read ^it, share it, teach it, and give another copy of it to a friend.
-Ronnie ^W. Floyd, Senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Springdale and The Church at Pinnacle ^Hills, Arkansas
I love how my friend Al Mohler instills in Words ^from the Fire a sense of reverence, respect, and mystery at the awesomeness ^of God's truth proclaimed to God's people. Something's going on that is so much ^bigger than you and me. "We have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing ^greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves" (2 Corinthians 4:7). ^This reminder will never grow old.
-James MacDonald, Senior pastor of Harvest ^Bible Chapel
This is a rare book of deep scriptural insight combined with ^acute cultural analysis. Dr. Mohler helps us see that, far from being simply "rules" ^about Christian living, these Ten Commandments embody the heart of Christian faith. ^Serious Christians, pastors, teachers, and all those wishing to understand the urgent ^relevance of this ancient code for today's confused world will greatly benefit from ^this book.
-J.D. Greear, Lead pastor, the Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, ^N.C.
Dr. Mohler has admirably achieved the difficult task of being both ^faithful to Holy Scripture and relevant to the cultural crises of our day. These ^essays take God's timeless Ten Commandments and apply them in an inspiring and timely ^way to the moral crises of our current culture.
-Dr. Richard Land, President ^of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
Of ^the myriad of books written on the Ten Commandments, I put Al Mohler's up there ^close to the top of the list. It is contemporary, insightful, interesting, and above ^all biblical. If you want a fresh but thoroughly Christian perspective on the BIG ^TEN, here it is!!
-Phil Roberts, President of Midwestern Baptist Theological ^Seminary
If we are to know God, He must speak-and He has! In Words ^From The Fire, Al Mohler Jr. carefully and clearly reveals to us the God who ^spoke in the Ten Commandments. This book is exegetically sound and theologically ^solid. I never hear or read Al that I am not blessed and challenged. Reading this ^book was no exception.
-Dr. Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist ^Theological Seminary
"A lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God ^has spoken; who can but prophesy?" (Amos 3:8). In his new book, Words from ^the Fire, Al Mohler, like Amos, reminds us that God's revealed Word in Scripture, ^specifically in the Decalogue, changes everything for everyone! By His grace, God ^hasspoken His Word. We ignore it or disobey it at our own peril. But if we obey ^it, our lives are blessed. This work is a welcomed breath of fresh air in our day ^of self-centered, antiauthoritarian relativism. I commend it wholeheartedly.
-Steve ^Gaines, PhD, Senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee
If God has spoken, then the highest human aspiration must be to hear what the Creator has said. God has indeed spoken, through the Ten Commandments, and Al Mohler explores this revelation of God and the implications for His people. The promise is to hear, to obey, and to live. These "Ten Words" tell us who God is and what His people should look like.
Mohler is a respected voice on the state of our culture (and the church) today. The Ten Commandments speak to current issues today such as the exclusivity of the Christian God, the essence of worship, capital punishment, just war, business ethics and the postmodern definition of truth.
R. Albert Mohler Jr (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology and President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, one of the largest seminaries in the world. Dr. Mohler has been recognized by influential publications such as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. In fact, Time.com called him the reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.
Dr. Mohler hosts a daily live nationwide radio program on the Salem Radio Network. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues. He is a frequent guest on national and international news outlets and is a popular preacher, teacher and lecturer. He is also the author of Cultural Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Eternal Truths; Preaching: The Centrality of Scripture and most recently The Disappearance Of God.