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Learn the Teachings of the Bible that Every Christian Must Know

This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book Systematic Theology. Christian Beliefs boils down the essentials of Christian theology for everyday Christians and makes them both clear and applicable to life.

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Christian Beliefs, Revised Edition

Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know
Wayne A. Grudem (Author) , Elliot Grudem (Editor)
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“These truly are twenty basic beliefs that every Christian should know. Wayne Grudem is a master teacher with the ability to explain profound truths in simple language. He is a man of deep conviction and theological passion—and those who read this book will be both educated and encouraged in the faith.”

R. ALBERT MOHLER JR., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Based on Systematic Theology, this summary will certainly help beginners with Christ to get the hang of their faith."

J. I. PACKER †, Regent College

"As Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology contracts into a compact book, I do not lose my enthusiasm for the truth he loves and the clarity of his words."

JOHN PIPER, Bethlehem Baptist Church

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Abbreviations of Bible Books

1. What Is the Bible?
2. What Is God Like?
3. What Is the Trinity?
4. What Is Creation?
5. What Is Prayer?
6. What Are Angels, Satan, and Demons?
7. What Is Man?
8. What Is Sin?
9. Who Is Christ?
10. What Is the Atonement?
11. What Is the Resurrection?
12. What Is Election?
13. What Does It Mean to Become a Christian?
14. What Are Justification and Adoption?
15. What Are Sanctification and Perseverance?
16. What Is Death?
17. What Is the Church?
18. What Will Happen When Christ Returns?
19. What Is the Final Judgment?
20. What Is Heaven?

Appendix 1: Historic Confessions of Faith
Appendix 2: Books for Further Reading in Systematic Theology
Scripture Index
Subject Index

About the Author

Wayne Grudem

Wayne Grudem is research professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, DD), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of more than a dozen books.