The contemporary church needs to take Jesus’ teaching on salvation far more seriously than it does. Alan Stanley shows that a proper understanding of salvation by faith and apart from works does not mean that our works are not critical for our salvation. In this powerful and deeply challenging book, Stanley argues that the notion of salvation presented by many churches falls short of what Jesus (and the rest of the Bible) teaches. Examining topics that are central to matters of salvation, Stanley’s work covers such questions as:
This book is an important resource for Christians seeking a deeper understanding of what God requires from those on the narrow road.
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“The basic conclusion is that, for the first eighteen hundred years of the church, Christian men like Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin and John Wesley proclaimed a salvation that is generally more complicated than the one we hear today.” (Page xiv)
“The good news of the gospel is that God takes us as we come and transforms us into what he wants us to be” (Page xi)
“People are not to come to God for what they can get. They are to come to him for who he is.10” (Page 15)
“Half-truths are merely lies dressed up as light and righteousness.” (Page xiv)