Today there are many theological issues and arguments concerning a variety of significant theological topics. However, the topic of, and biblical evidence for, soteriology is perhaps the most important issue of the day or for any day. Although evangelicals do agree salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, they do not always agree on some of the implications and consequences.
A Defense of Free Grace Theology is a rejoinder to Dr. Wayne Grudem’s critique of Free Grace Theology and a response to other Reformed theologians’ articulations and conclusions. The contributors to this book seek to biblically describe and defend a true Grace Theology and answer the deficiencies and criticisms that have been expressed.
The Free Grace movement has been accused by some within the Reformed tradition of being new or novel and diminishing the gospel. Is that a fair characterization? A Defense of Free Grace Theology is a scholarly yet irenic response to the overextended criticism of Grudem and others of Free Grace theology by five of its leading scholars. The nature of faith and its relationship to assurance is a crucial issue in theology and practice. Here is a work of clarity and charity that not only addresses the concerns of the critics but outlines a robust theology of Salvation solidly built on a biblical foundation. For all of us who are concerned about the gospel, this is a must read.
—David L. Allen, Ph.D. Dean and Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Those committed to a clear proclamation of the gospel of grace do not have to dot every “i” and cross every “t” the same way. We do have to agree though that we are saved by grace through faith and secure by grace through faith. Both our salvation and our assurance of it is not based on what we have done for Christ but gratefully on what He did for us on a cross. Regardless of where you stand on this issue, you will be helped by studying what these authors have to say and why they say it. One must applaud them for the fact that their conclusions are based on their personal study of Scripture and presented in a positive and caring way. It is incumbent upon ever believer to study the Scripture with the same thoroughness so we know what we believe and why we believe it.
—Dr. R. Larry Moyer, Founder and CEO, EvanTell
What step of faith begins a relationship with God that lasts forever? What steps of faith can deepen your relationship with God and transform you forever? This book carefully examines the Biblical texts that answer these two questions.
—C. Craig Glickman, D.Theol. J.D.
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