Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Truth About Forgiveness

John Macarthur

Thomas Nelson Publishers

Forgiveness, something all people struggle with in their lives. John Macarthur addresses forgiveness from a Biblical point of view in a small but meat packed book. Macarthur begins with our need to be forgiven. He addresses the modern psychology views and how their views have penetrated the church. He mentions how sin has become an illness. Next, he explains how God alone can forgive sin. He demonstrates this concept through the the scripture in Luke where the paralyzed man is lowered by his friends down to Jesus for healing. Thirdly, he shows that God's forgiveness is not deserved through the example of Paul and confession of sin. Fourthly. He shows how God wants to forgive, acts to forgive, provides a way to forgive through the parable of the prodigal son. Lastly, he talks about how to forgive others through Christ's calling of the tax collector Matthew.

This book is an excellent presentation of Biblical forgiveness. His writing is deep but not too complicated for any laymen. He provides a logical progression of ideas. So often we get caught up in pop psychology and forget what sin and its consequences are. We try to excuse it as an illness, but sin is a spiritual problem and Macarthur is not shy to proclaim that in this book. He's straight forward. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a Biblical perspective on forgiveness....and that is everyone.

This book was provided through for my review, I was not required to give a positive review.

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