Book Review: The Truth About Forgiveness

The Truth About Forgiveness by John MacArthur is a simple read bringing us back to the reality of forgiveness—what it means to us, what Christ meant, and taking some of the more well-known stories in the Bible, showing us how debase our souls are without Him. We need forgiveness.

It’s more like a book defining forgiveness. I really enjoyed reading it. There was a lot of power packed into the short 114 pages. Instead of going on and on about it, I’ll leave you with a quote:

“I know this shocks some people, because we hear all the time that getting saved is pretty easy. ‘Just sign this little card!’ ‘Just raise your hand!’ ‘Just walk down that aisle while the choir sings one more stanza!’ ‘Just recite this prayer.’ ‘Just ask Jesus into your heart.’ It all sounds simple. The only problem is that none of those actions has anything to do with real salvation and getting through the narrow gate. That sort of invitationalism implies that Jesus is some poor pitiful Savior, waiting for us to make the first move to allow Him His way. It implies that salvation hinges on a human decision, as if the power that saves us were the power of human ‘free will.’” – Pg. 89

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