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GES Journal Critically Reviews
MacArthur's Faith Works

by Bob Wilkin


As mentioned below, Dallas Seminary ran a favorable review of John MacArthur's latest defense of Lordship Salvation, his book called Faith Works: The Gospel According to the Apostles.

In the Autumn 1993 issue of our journal, we also review that book. However, our review is not favorable.

Due to the importance of the book, we have devoted an entire article (about 20 pages in length) to the review. I point out a number of flaws in MacArthur's arguments including: misstating the views of those with whom he disagrees, contradicting himself, theological weaknesses (e.g., claiming nonbelievers are unable to respond to God in any way, arguing that saving faith includes turning from sins and surrender, suggesting that the promises in God's Word are insufficient for assurance), and exegetical weaknesses (e.g., failure to prove his exegesis and to refute the interpretations of others, mistaking the agreement of others as proof, citing verses out of context).

By reading the review you will gain excellent insights that can help you when you share your faith and when you disciple others. You won't want to miss it. See the Resources with a Focus on Grace Menu for ordering information.



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