Author: Scofield, C.I.
Genre: Christian Living
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Tags: Christian Living / Cross / Discipleship

Cyrus Ingerson Scofield (1843-1921) is best known for The Scofield Refence Bible, originally printed in 1909 by Oxford University Press, and revised in 1917, and then the New Scofield Reference Bible, printed in 1967.  But some may not realize that Scofield also wrote many small books, some of which were reprints of his sermons from either his church in Dallas and in Northfield, Mass. (where he was blessed to have D.L. Moody as an early member).  I have enjoyed these small books very much, partly for his commitment to a dispensational approach to Bible history and prophecy but also for his devotional style.  This entire book was first published in the Dallas News and then reprinted in The Christian Worker’s Magazine” in 1915.

This is a book on Christian living and being Spirit-filled, but it is also filled with theological truths.  “The believer is told that he is not under law, that is, a system of probation to see if he can work out a righteousness for himself, but under grace, that is, a system of divine inworking, which produces the very righteousness which the law required, but which man never achieved. . . Then grace imparts to the believer the indwelling Holy Spirit.  The nature that was open to every assult from without, and a slave to every impulse from within is now garrisoned by omnipotence.”  And much more.

 

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