Concerned that the Free Grace movement has distorted the Bible's teaching about justification by faith alone, theologian Grudem first explains the core beliefs of those who take this stance; then critiques five major points of Free Grace theology that he argues are inconsistent with what the Bible says about saving faith.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 3.3 hours; 3 CDs; read by Tom Parks.
What does real, saving faith actually entail? The New Testament repeatedly emphasizes the need for repentance from sin and accompanying good works as evidence of true belief. However, as theologian Wayne Grudem argues in this book, the teachings of the Free Grace movementwhich deny that good works need to be present in the life of the justified Christianundermine the Bibles teaching regarding saving faith. Drawing from the works of key leaders within the movement, Grudem raises five biblical concerns he has with the Free Grace movement and critiques its central teachings from Scripture and historic Protestantism. In doing so, he helps all Christians understand the true nature of saving faith.
Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Grudem earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, as well as an MDiv from Westminster Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a cofounder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books, including Systematic Theology, Evangelical Feminism, PoliticsAccording to the Bible, and Business for the Glory of God.