Item description for The Carnal Christian: What Should We Think of the Carnal Christian? by Ernest C. Reisinger & E. C. Reisinger...
Overview "The Carnal Christian" is an incisive analysis of one of the major problems in the contemporary evangelical scene in the United States. If evangelicals are now 35 or 40 million strong how is it that the life of the nation is so little affected? Evangelism has reaped a great harvest but the question has been rightly raised, what is wrong with the harvest? One of the most popular answers to this question is that too many Christians have stoped at 'conversion'; they are 'carnal Christians' who have not yet learned to live a surrendered life. Ernest Reisinger examines this suggestion and the consequences which have resulted from its widespread acceptance. If this view of the 'carnal Christian' theory is correct then the real problem is more serious than is commonly supposed. It is a problem which can only be solved by a return to the New Testament's teaching on conversion.
Publishers Description The nature and effects of true conversion.
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Studio: Banner of Truth
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.35" Width: 5" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.05 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1991
Publisher Banner of Truth
ISBN 0851513891 ISBN13 9780851513898
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Short Work on the Carnal Christian Teaching Mar 25, 2005
Ernest Reisinger examines the modern church's teaching of the carnal Christian. In a nutshell, many such as Tony Evans, Charles Swindoll, and Charles Stanley teach that one can be saved and on their way to heaven but still living in obedience to Satan, the flesh, and the world. They take their text from 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 and seek to build a case that Paul's usage of the word "carnal" (KJV, NKJV) or "fleshly" (NASB; ESV) means that the Corinthians were living in sexual immorality, ungodliness, and outright sin yet Paul calls them not lost but carnal.
Is that biblical? Does the Scripture teach the preservation of the sinner while being a saint by position? Dr. Reisinger looks at this issue and seeks to show his position from the Scripture.
My only complaint of this book is a minor one and that is that it is simply too short. So many teach, practice, and believe in the carnal Christian idea and yet this work is one of the few to be found on the issue. Larger works are devoted to the carnal Christian teaching (see Stanley's ETERNAL SECURITY: CAN YOU BE SURE?; Swindoll's THE GRACE AWAKENING; Evans' THE PROMISE; Hodges' ABSOLUTELY FREE!; Chafer's HE THAT IS SPIRITUAL; and Ryrie's THE BALANCED CHRISTIAN LIFE).
For a detailed and biblical look at salvation, eternal security, and the carnal Christian teaching see Dan Corner's THE BELIEVER'S CONDITIONAL SECURITY.