Understanding who Jesus is is essential in understanding the good news that is the Gospel. Without Him, there is no Gospel! So not only does it begin with Him but it ends with Him. Christ is the Gospel through and through in which the church must know. Pastor-teacher John MacArthur looks at several aspects of Christ that verify who He is. That being said, its Christological focus is the book’s greatest strength in which all other alternatives fall by the wayside. This is not an exhaustive book by any means for the scholarly but for the layperson. As a matter of fact, there is no chapters for introduction/conclusion. It is short but sweet. Christians would consider picking up this book in understanding more about Christ. It would especially be good to read alongside new believers in the faith as it is a short book. “Who do you say that I am?” is what Jesus asks for all of us as His people and we must answer! It is crucial to our salvation in Him, our relationship to Him and our witness about Him. It is Good News after all.
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“The right understanding of Jesus Christ is essential to understanding many other vital truths, particularly the gospel and salvation. There’s no good news apart from Christ.”
“Clearly, how you answer the question “Who is Jesus?” has significant and ultimately permanent consequences. The right answer alone can lead to salvation. Yet one can be very close to the right answer and still miss it, resulting in eternal disaster.”
“The glorious realities of Christ are like the numberless stars of heaven. Each feature of His life shines with blazing brilliance, and there are so many they’re almost incalculable.”
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