By John MacArthur
The 1st version of The Gospel in line with Jesus gained extensive acclaim in confronting the 'easy-believism' that has characterised a few facets of evangelical Christianity. over the last 50 years, a handful of books became actual classics, respected world-wide for his or her crystal-clear presentation of the Gospel and lauded for his or her contribution to the Christian religion. those remarkable books are learn, re-read, and mentioned in church buildings, biblical studies teams, and houses in all places. John MacArthur's The Gospel based on Jesus is a type of books. within the Gospel based on Jesus, MacArthur tackles the belief of 'easy believism,' not easy Christians to reassess their dedication to Christ by means of reading their culmination. MacArthur asks, 'What does it particularly suggest to be saved?' He urges readers to appreciate that their conversion used to be greater than a trifling time limit, that, via definition, it features a life of obediently jogging with Jesus as Lord. This twentieth anniversary version of MacArthur's provocative, Scripture-based ebook includes one new bankruptcy and is extra revised to supply Christians within the twenty first century a clean point of view at the intrinsic courting among religion and works, essentially revealing Why Jesus is either Savior and Lord to all who think.
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Jesus gave this sobering warning: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. ’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’ ” (Matt. 7:21 – 23, emphasis added). Clearly no past experience — not even prophesying, casting out demons, or doing signs and wonders — can be viewed as evidence of salvation apart from a life of obedience. Our Lord was not speaking about an isolated group of fringe followers.
Indeed, there are those who would have us believe that the norm for salvation is to accept Jesus as Savior without yielding to Him as Lord. ”17 It is astonishing that anyone would characterize that truth as unbiblical or heretical, but a growing chorus of voices is echoing the charge. The implication is that acknowledging Christ’s lordship is a human work. ”18 We do not “make” Christ Lord; He is Lord! Those who will not receive Him as Lord are guilty of rejecting Him. “Faith” that rejects His sovereign authority is really unbelief.
Perhaps he came by night because he didn’t want the whole world to see him and think he was representing all the Sanhedrin. Or maybe he was afraid of what the other Pharisees would think. They were known to put people out of the synagogue for believing in Jesus (John 9:22). Nevertheless, he came — unlike his colleagues — with a sincere desire to learn. The Pharisees were hyperlegalists who externalized religion. They were the very epitome of all who pursue a form of godliness with no reality (2 Tim.