Before the Throne
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R.C. Sproul, A.W. Tozer, and Stephen Charnock, now all with the Lord, are among faithful men who penned classic works on God’s holiness. Others throughout church history, like Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Jonathan Edwards, preached powerfully on the glory and majesty of our great and holy God. In Before the Throne: Reflections on God’s Holiness, Pastor Allen Nelson presents to us the timeless truths of the holiness of God from a 21st-century perspective in an attempt to warm modern readers’ hearts toward the awesomeness of the triune God. Standing on the shoulders of a long line of faithful men, and fastened securely upon Holy Writ, Nelson helps us explore the immensity of God’s holiness and how it affects absolutely everything about us. Prepare to worship.
"Before the Throne: Reflections on God’s Holiness based on Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4 shows the unity of Scripture on the theme of the holiness of God. Allen Nelson’s text is attractive and engaging without being shallow or trivial. The theme is weighty and treated with great care and dignity, even with a sense of awe and as a provocation to worship. In each chapter, the relevance of God’s holiness to our humanity as image-bearers is shown by examples of ways in which we act and think every day of our lives. The pervasive importance of divine holiness to every truth of Scripture constantly runs throughout the text—inspiration of Scripture, human sin, God as a Trinitarian being, divine sovereignty in election, the justness of punishment and the grace of redemption, the mystery of providence, substitutionary atonement, corporate worship, preaching, and other themes come up for discussion as vitally related to holiness. The reader will find that every minute spent in reading this book gives him an edifying perspective on eternity as God invades our present and as he fits us for a future with him."
-- Tom J. Nettles Louisville, KY
"There is no loftier or greater subject with which an individual can dedicate their mind and heart than the holiness of God. To immerse yourself in God’s consummate perfection and glory, to meditate on His infinite perfection and infinite power is to join our voices with the heavenly hosts crying, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Allen Nelson takes us before God’s heavenly throne and invites us to reflect and cherish God’s holiness in a fresh way that will inevitably transform your life and understanding of our holy God.”
-- Dustin W. Benge PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary