Is it possible to know where one will spend eternity? Erwin Lutzer says it is, and he maintains God has made the answer crystal clear through what He has revealed and preserved in the Bible (17).
If you are struggling to understand what the Bible really says about being saved, or perhaps just curious about implications of the gospel, Lutzer's book, "How You Can Be Sure You Will Spend Eternity With God" is for you. It is a concise, but comprehensive, look at what the Bible says about salvation and how the reader can be sure he or she possesses it. In typical Lutzer fashion, he gracefully weaves together deep theological truths with simple illustrations and everyday stories to aid one's grasp of Scriptural truth. Also typical of Lutzer, you can expect to find an unwavering and unapologetic commitment to the Scriptures. This is not a book about church traditions, denominational distinctives, or political correctness. One of my favorite quotes from the book states, "The question is not whether a path looks good or even feels right. The question is: Is it God's way? Or is it what I think is God's way?" (28). In keeping with this conviction, Lutzer writes with a focus on what the Bible specifically, and clearly, says about the good news of what Jesus has done so that one can know, beyond any shadow of doubt, where he or she will spend eternity.
How You Can Be Sure You Will Spend Eternity With God will encourage the heart of the believer, assure the heart of the spiritually confused, and bring clarity to the doubtful.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
Oh my, probably the most encouraging book I have ever read. I quite agree with a review you have that it is one of those books you really want to share with people who need to hear the wonderful news of God's salvation or who need a new burst of encouragement. Before reading, I had never fully appreciated the extent of God's love and forgiveness, Dr Lutzer has been able to convey His message in a spectacularly simple way. Yes, I highly recommend this book.
GREAT, I heard about the book and I ordered one right away and read it as soon as I opened the mail and loved it and I am still reading it... I beleive the LORD put it on my heart that I could use the book to breathe new life into my witnessing and I ordered as many as I could afford at the time. I have been passing them out to everyone that the LORD brings to me and sending them to Prisoners I write to. I want to send them to prisons to witness and I sure wish I could get a bunch for free...The cost makes it hard for me... I would like to get 100's of them into prisons...Can you imagine what a blessing it would be to have this book passing through the hands of 100's of prisoners...GOD bless you
Dr. Lutzer hits a grand slam for grace in this book! Explaining the gospel in a way that anyone can understand, Dr. Lutzer shows the believer why they are completely secure in Jesus Christ. When justification before God depends upon Jesus Christ alone, through simple faith in Him alone, salvation is sure and secure. When justification before God depends upon any mixture of our works and Jesus Christ, salvation is not sure and it then becomes a false gospel (Rom. 10:3). "Salvation is of the Lord" (Jonah 2:9). "Salvation belongeth unto the Lord" (Psalm 3:8). That's how we can be sure where we will spend eternity, when Jesus Christ alone is our only hope and reason for entrance into heaven. The second we think our works (either before we think we are saved or after we think we are saved) will merit us entrance into heaven, we have abandoned grace and Jesus Christ, and embraced a false, Satanic gospel. This book is one of the best books on the gospel and the security of the believer that I have ever read. I give it my highest rating. Thank you Dr. Lutzer!