(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Guy P. Waters has recently published a new book, For the Mouth of the Lord Has Spoken: The Doctrine of Scripture. Dr. Waters is the James M. Baird, Jr. Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson and Academic Dean for the Dallas and Houston campuses.
Dr. Waters shared the motivation behind the book, saying, “The doctrine of Scripture touches everything that we do at RTS – biblical studies, theology, counseling, church history, pastoral theology. And the doctrine of Scripture is foundational to the Christian life. To live the Christian life well, and to serve faithfully in the church, we need to have a solid doctrine of Scripture. I wanted to give readers the opportunity to learn more of what the Bible says about itself, and to address some of the questions and challenges that come up in the church and in the culture relating to the Bible.”
In the book, Dr. Waters carefully examines the Bible’s own teaching about revelation and inspiration to answer questions like “What is the Bible?” “What has God designed for the Bible to do in our lives?” and “How should we read it?” He argues that the Bible unequivocally claims absolute authority as a message directly from God, which gives us greater confidence as we build our lives upon it.
For the Mouth of the Lord Has Spoken is the latest addition to the Reformed Exegetical Doctrinal Studies (REDS) series, published by Christian Focus Publications. Dr. J.V. Fesko, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS Jackson, is co-editor of the series with Dr. Matthew Barrett. Dr. Fesko’s hope for the REDS series is that it would “bring fresh and pastoral resources to people in the church on important doctrinal topics.”
RTS Jackson will be hosting a virtual discussion of Dr. Waters’s book on Tuesday, December 15 from 12-1 PM CT. Participation is free, but registration is required, so please register if you plan to attend. Participants will also be entered into a drawing to win a free copy of the book.