July 05, 2007

Book Review

The Truth War: Fighting For Certainty in an Age of Deception
By John MacArthur

It seems like after reading any book I am fired up about the topic. This book is no different. The topic is the war on the Truth. The Church is being terrorized and infiltrated by people claiming to be believers, yet don’t believe in many of the Truth’s of the Bible.

Much of the book stems from the book of Jude. In fact, Jude 1:3-4 really sums up the book better than anything. In fact, instead of reading this book, just read and study the book of Jude!

The Bible is absolutely clear in its Truth. There is no question about its main Truth, which is God’s plan for salvation through Jesus Christ.

Many churches today present an “easy to believe” gospel or try to entertain the crowd on Sunday mornings. The pastors speak of a prosperity gospel, the “you name it and claim it” type. Many of the denominations want to include everyone and don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, therefore, they do not confront the sins of their members.

This is an outright assault on the Truth! Want some straight-forward, plain English speaking Truth? Read 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

The Gospel is not all-inclusive. Everyone isn’t and won’t be saved. Read some of those “I-Am” statements found in Gospel According to John. (Check out the Circuit Riders Range for a further study of the exclusive way to salvation.)

This is the type of teaching and preaching that needs to be in our churches and our seminaries. This is what I attempt to do when speaking. I know everyone doesn’t like it, but this is what needs to be done. The best part is the fact that it is the unveiled TRUTH! If you do not worship the God of the Bible (Old and New Testaments – the same triune God from the beginning), then you are worshipping Satan, plain and simple.

I think my book review turned into a mini-lecture, but sometimes that happens. Overall, the book was a good read, probably not MacArthur’s best work, but good none-the-less. He does name some names of people who preach and teach a gospel that people WANT to hear. The discerning Christian won’t be surprised by the names though.

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