This book has completely revised my thinking about salvation, before this book I believed and still do that salvation is a free gift from God and I worked because I was so thankful for my salvation. Since I have read this book, I now believe that salvation is a free gift by the grace of God, but I now believe that my life style must change to show that Jesus is Lord of my life, not just my Savior. John MacArthur shows how Jesus with his parables and his interaction with those who truly followed Him, not only changed their life style, but most of them gave up all they had to follow him.I hope because of this book I will become a better follwer of Jesus and a better example of how Jesus would have us all live.I reccommend this book to anyone who is looking to change his life.
Dr. John MacArthur is the finest expository bible teacher today! I read the original Gospel According to Jesus twenty years ago when it was first published. This 20th Anniversary edition is expanded and revised. John clearly teaches from Scripture from the Master Himself- our Lord Jesus own Wordswhat it means to have true saving faith, i.e. - to be regenerated / born again. Simply put salvation is a divine work of God by His grace through faith. And He even gives us, by His grace, the gift of faith and repentance. You cannot have salvation without repentance. True salvation requires genuine faith, not a dead faith. Our works validate our saving faith. You cannot separate the person of Jesus as Lord from His work as Savior. He is one in the same. We must bow to His Lordship and deny self, take up the cross daily, and follow Him! You must count the cost of discipleship. If you are truly saved, you are His disciple and will persevere to the end, by His amazing grace. And He will, by His grace, preserve you to the end. (Phil. 1:6). I also recommend Johns other books, including Hard to Believe, The Gospel According to the Apostles, and The Truth War. The MacArthur Study Bible is an absolute must for every true believing disciple who wishes to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. I have used Dr. MacArthurs New Testament commentaries in my ministry for many years, and believe they excel above all other commentaries available. Thank you, Dr. MacArthur, for your faithfulness to Gods Word and His Truth!!!