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The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur June 30, 2021

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 8:35 pm


The Gospel According to Jesus challenges Christians to re-evaluate their commitment to Christ by examining their fruits. MacArthur asks, “What does it really mean to be saved?” He urges readers to understand that their conversion was more than a mere point in time, that, by definition, it includes a lifetime of obedience.

John MacArthur tackles the error of “easy-believism” by addressing these questions:

  • Is it possible to accept Jesus as Savior while refusing him as Lord?
  • Can someone truly believe without actually repenting?
  • How do obedience, commitment to Christ, and turning from sin fit together with the truth that we are saved by grace through faith alone?

The Gospel According to Jesus is just as powerful today as it was more than two decades ago. It is a Scripture-based clarion call for a rejection of the watered-down message that has gained popularity in the church and a return to the gospel Jesus preached. This 20th anniversary edition adds a powerful new chapter to the complete text of the original classic, reinforcing the book’s timeless message—that Jesus demands to be both Savior and Lord to all who believe. This book is compulsory reading for Christians from all walks of life and will help guide you into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

My thoughts:

John MacArthur is an excellent Bible teacher. If you haven’t listened to a message or read a book by him I can not recommend it enough. I learn so much from him everything time I listen or read something by him. Definitely not light, fluffy, feel good stuff, but truth and we all need that.

This book will open your eyes to the gospel and maybe some wrong thinking you may have fallen into when it comes to the gospel. What did Jesus really say? You will take a deep dive into scripture and look at what the gospel is.

I appreciated how John referred to previous chapters so the whole book felt connected and not separate chunks of information. Truly, this could be a life changing book.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.


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