Salvation Is More Complicated Than You Think: A Study of the Teaching of Jesus (By: Alan P. Stanley)
The common questions asked when it comes to salvation are:
- Who will go to heaven?
- Can anyone be sure of salvation?
- What characterizes people who go to heaven? Are they Perfect?
- What happens if they fall in to sin or turn away completely?
How did Jesus answer these questions?
In looking at the complex but important topic of what it takes to truly be saved, Alan Stanley asserts that contrary to what so many church-going Christians believe today, there is more to salvation. He argues that today's notion of salvation as a decision tantamount to "accepting Jesus into your heart" falls short of what Jesus and the rest of the Bible teaches. Furthermore, he shows that for the first eighteen hundred years of the church, orthodox men like Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin and John Wesley understood and taught a more well-rounded view of salvation as do most scholars today. But Stanley feels this message is not always clearly communicated.
With a genuine heart of concern, Stanley inspects the Scriptures to see how Jesus describes those who are saved. The reader will discover what it really means to be a Christian. The goal is not perfection but a personal relationship - to know and love Christ. The reader will also discover that God's grace is greater than what they perhaps had ever imagined.
This book is an important for any Christians seeking to understand what God requires of those on the narrow road to heaven. Pastors and teacher, too, will benefit from a comprehensive biblical theology on salvation in the gospels. If you want to know what it means to deny yourself and take up your cross, to lose your life and follow Jesus, this is the book for you.
Dimensions: 13.9cm x 21.5cm x 1.5cm
Format: Soft Cover
Publisher: Authentic Books
Publication Date: 10 November 2007
No. of pages: 211