Cloud of Witnesses
Welcome to Cloud of Witnesses, a web site maintained by Larry D. Paarmann. This is a web site made up primarily of book reviews that I have written, position statements on a variety of topics relevant to Christianity and its impact on life, society, and knowledge, and resources that I have found on the web that are very useful to me, and may be to you also. I would be happy to hear from you. You may email me by clicking on the Contact tab.
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This web site is organized into three primary divisions: Book Reviews, Position Statements, and Resources. The Resources are other web sites that I have found especially useful, such as where to find free electronic books, useful Christian web sites, etc. Please check it out, you may find it valuable. To navigate this web site, click on one of the seven tabs along the top or along the left side of the page. On each page, near the top of the text portion of the page, is an indication of your location. To go back one or more locations, you may click on the indicated page.
As to my particular theological position, I am a conservative, Protestant, Evangelical Christian as defined during the Protestant Reformation. This may be summarized as adherence to the five solas of the Reformation: sola scriptura (by Scripture alone), sola fide (by faith alone), sola gratia (by grace alone), solo Christo (through Christ alone), and soli Deo gloria (to the glory of God alone), and also by the principal doctrine of the Reformation, Justification by Faith alone. More specific and detailed expression may be found by clicking on "Position Statements" along the top or the left side of this page, and note especially the Westminster Confession of Faith, but also the other Position Statements on the page. I welcome those who hold to the theology of this web site, but also, and especially, those who do not. It is my hope that the web site may be useful to you.
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has profound implications for all areas of life and knowledge.
Web site Scripture verse:
let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, . . . (Hebrews 12:1a, ESV)
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This web site was launched on December 5, 2011.