The Gospel According to the Apostles
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About "The Gospel According to the Apostles"
Ever since the days of the apostles Paul and James, Christians have struggled to define the proper tension between faith and works. Salvation, Paul stresses is "not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2: 8-9). But James argues, "Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works" (2: 18). ^In his characteristic compelling style Dr. MacArthur reconciles these two seemingly divergent threads of biblical truth, taking on the difficult questions head on: What is chea grace? Have some Christians adopted a "no-lordship" theology? What must a person do to be considered righteous by God? Do our works have any affect on our salvation? ^Jesus asked his followers, "Why do you call me Lord and not do the things that I tell you to?" When John MacArthur dared in his earlier book to ask us this question, critics accused him of shelving grace. Others read the same book and heard in it the identical message preached since the founding of the Church. ^"The
Meet the Author
John MacArthur, the author of numerous best selling books that have touched millions of lives, is pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California and president of The Master's College and Seminary. He is also president of Grace to You, the ministry that produces the international radio program Grace to You and a host of print, audio, and Internet resources. He authored the notes in the Gold Medallion Award-winning The MacArthur Study Bible. John and his wife, Patricia, have four children who have given them thirteen grandchildren.- Publisher.