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THE REIGN OF THE SERVANT KINGS:
A Study of Eternal Security and the Final Significance of Man

by Joseph C. Dillow

   

 

 

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Third Edition, 2002, 672 pgs.
$23.00 USD (paperback only)

Joseph C. Dillow graduated in science with a major in Electrical Engineering. He attended Dallas Theological Seminary where he received his Th.D degree.

Joseph ("Jody") has served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Family Life, and as a visiting instructor in Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His other books include Speaking in Tongues, The Waters Above: Earth's Pre-flood Vapor Canopy, and Solomon on Sex.

For many years he and his wife Linda have lived in Vienna, Austria where he has served as the founder and director of Biblical Education by Extension International (BEE), a biblical training ministry for church leadership in Eastern Europe, Russia, and China. The Dillows have four children, Joy, Robin, Tommy and Niki.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PROLOGUE

1. INTRODUCTION

Grace under Fire
The Answer to Carnality
The Eternal Security of the Saints

2. INTERPRETATION AND PERSEVERANCE

Theological Exegesis
Illegitimate Totality Transfer
Theological Science

3. THE INHERITANCE: OLD TESTAMENT

The Old Testament Concept of Inheritance
Two Kinds of Inheritance Are Promised
The Inheritance and Heaven -- New Testament Parallels?
The Inheritance -- Promises and Conditions
Conclusion

4. THE INHERITANCE: NEW TESTAMENT

An Inheritance Is a Possession
The Inheritance Is Meritorious Ownership of the Kingdom
An Inheritance Can Be Forfeited
Inheriting the Kingdom
The Inheritance in Hebrews
Two Kinds of Inheritance
The Inheritance and Canaan in Galatians
Conclusion

5. THE INHERITANCE - REST OF HEBREWS

The Rest of God
The Partakers
Entering into Rest (Heb. 4:1-11)
Conclusion

6. SO GREAT A SALVATION

Usage outside the New Testament
Usage in the New Testament
Conclusion

7. INHERITING ETERNAL LIFE

Given Freely as a Gift
Earned as a Reward
Conclusion

8. JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION 1

The Greater Righteousness
Both Are Part of the New Covenant
A Disciple Does the Will of God
The Tests of 1 John
The Mark of the Beast

9. JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION 2

The New Creation
The Christian Cannot Live in Sin
Faith without Works Is Dead
By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them
Only Believers Go to Heaven
The Implied "All"
Christians Have Crucified the Flesh
He Who Began a Good Work
A Note on "that faith" in James 2:14

10. THE POSSIBILITY OF FAILURE

The New Testament Warnings
The Reformed View of the Warnings
Conclusion: Why Are the Warnings Given?

11. FROM CALVIN TO WESTMINSTER

John Calvin (1509 - 1564)
Theodore Beza (1519 - 1605)
William Perkins (1558 - 1602)
Jacobus Arminius (1559 - 1609)
The Westminster Assembly Theology
Conclusion

12. FAITH AND ASSURANCE

Faith
Faith and Assurance
Robert Dabney and the Assurance of Faith
Assurance Is of the Essence of Faith

13. SELF-EXAMINATION AND ASSURANCE

The Scriptural Admonitions
Obtaining Assurance

14. THE CARNAL CHRISTIAN

Spiritual Dullness
Biblical Illustrations Contradicting Perseverance
Conclusion

15. APOSTASY AND DIVINE DISCIPLINE

New Testament Illustrations of Apostasy
Spiritual Consequences
Confession
Conclusion

16. LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

Freedom from Sin's Power (Rom. 8:1-7)
Freedom from Sin's Sphere (Rom. 8:8-11)
Freedom to Really Live (Rom. 8:12-17)
Our Final Assurance
Conclusion

17. CONDITIONAL SECURITY: THE GOSPELS

Matthew 5:13
Matthew 7:16-19
Matthew 18:21-35
Matthew 24:13
Matthew 24:45-51
Matthew 25:1-13
Luke 8:11-15
John 8:51
John 13:8
John 15
John 17:12

18. CONDITIONAL SECURITY: THE LETTERS OF PAUL

Romans 6:15-23
Romans 11:22
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
1 Corinthians 8:11
1 Corinthians 15:1-2
Galatians 5:4
Colossians 1:23
2 Timothy 2:12

19. CONDITIONAL SECURITY: HEBREWS 6

Hebrews 6:4-12
Conclusion

20. HEBREWS, PETER, AND REVELATION

Hebrews 3:1-6
Hebrews 10
2 Peter 2:20-21
Revelation 3:5
Revelation 22:18-19

21. ETERNAL SECURITY

Depends upon God the Father
Depends upon God the Son
Depends upon God the Holy Spirit
Conclusion

22. TRAGEDY OR TRIUMPH?

The Judgment Seat
The Criteria of Judgment
Rewards and Merit
Faithful Work Is Our Duty
Rewards Are Dispensed on the Basis of Grace
The Duration of the Remorse

23. NEGATIVE JUDGMENT AND THE BELIEVER

The Experimental Predestinarian Solution
The Dispensational Solution
The Partaker Solution
Conclusion

24. THE FINAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MAN

Participation at the Wedding Banquet
The Prize to the Overcomer
A Special Class of Resurrection
Reigning with Christ
Treasures in Heaven
Praise and Honor from Christ
Conclusion

25. THE PARTAKERS

The Company of the Metochoi
Spiritual Motivation
Differences in Eternity Future
Final Accountability
Conclusion

EPILOGUE
SCRIPTURE INDEX
SUBJECT INDEX
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Foreword to The Reign of the Servant Kings
 

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