Book Review: The Truth About the Lordship of Christ, By John MacArthur

The Truth About the Lordship of Christ, By John MacAuthur; reviewed by Jack Gilbert     I recently read John MacArthurs book The Truth About the Lordship of Christ. This book is broken into six chapters dealing with various aspects of the subject of the Lordship of Jesus Christ in the lives of believers.
MacArthur aims to show through scripture that GOD has complete sovereignty over all creation, to explain the difference between false and saving faith, and he also talks a great deal about justification, sanctification, holy living, as well as sin and repentance in the lives of Christians. The books ends with a well organized and scripturally reference summary of his main points, which he says are “…articles of faith [that] are fundamental to all evangelical teaching.”
If you are thin-skinned this book may be a little hard to handle at first. Lacking a preface or introduction, MacArthurs book begins at full speed and pulls no punches as he makes many absolute statements about the nature of GOD and salvation. This is the style of much of the book. I did not like the first chapter at all. Not only did the style of writing catch me off guard (which I eventually grew to like) but I did not agree with his Calvinistic doctrine concerning the predestination of believers. For my scriptural basis for this read the following: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/21706204/Security%20in%20Salvation.pdf
The next couple of chapters seemed like a collection of tiny sermonettes based on various topics that were only loosely related in some cases. However, from chapter four until the end he has many wonderful things to say, especially on the subjects of sanctification, holy living, and assurance of faith. I recommend this book on the basis of those last three chapters and the excellent summary at the books conclusion.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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