This was an excellent book. Even though this was an anniversary edition published in the 90’s of a book that was originally published in the 1980’s, its messsage is still very relevant for today if not even more so.
The book deals with the duel subjects of easy believism and no-LORDship Christianity which are closely connected to each other. No-LORDship Christianity is the belief that one can accept Christ as their Savior without making Him their Master and LORD. This easy believism says that a person can give mental ascent to the facts of the gospel and life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ without requirinng any changes to a person’s life. Some have refered to those people who attempt to do so as Carnal Christians. The truth is the acceptance of the gospel requires the believer to make changes in their lives living in accordance with scriptures found in the Holy Bible. If there are no changes to the way a person lives their lives then that person’s salvation is found to be suspect. As the apostle James wrote in his letter to the Jews of the Dispersion era Israel, “Faith without works is dead.
This is the message that John MacArthur addresses in this wonderful book. I will read again soon, and I HIGHLY recommend it.