Joseph Dillow examines the doctrines of eternal security and rewards in Final Destiny—a thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Reign of the Servant Kings: A Study of Eternal Security and the Final Significance of Man. Dillow’s latest version of the text is significantly expanded, adding over 400 pages to his treatment of salvation, spiritual motivation, and eternal rewards.
Dillow’s approach draws heavily from the viewpoints of both Calvinist and Arminian interpretations, as he defends the teaching that salvation cannot be lost. He also goes on to explore the practical effects of such a doctrine. Setting his discussion in the broader context of humanity’s final significance, Dillow outlines the meaning of human life and how—and why—we should live in the Spirit. He also analyzes symptoms of the malaise affecting Western Christianity, including spiritual lethargy and the quest for affluence. While acknowledging the church has always been influenced by the surrounding culture, often in negative ways, Dillow argues that this is not the only cause of impotent witness. Many Christians have lost their spiritual motivation simply because they have no vision for the “great future”—no idea of the ultimate significance of human life, of participating with King Jesus in the final destiny of man. He goes on to suggest that spiritual motivation is grounded in a sense of unconditional acceptance by God and the certainty that our lives do have eternal significance.
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- Presents a significantly expanded and revised edition of The Reign of the Servant Kings
- Analyzes the salvation doctrines of justification, sanctification, and glorification
- Compares Arminian and Calvinist views on salvation
- Presents a new approach to salvation doctrine
Praise for the Print Edition
This work is extensive in its argumentation, expansive in its canonical scope, and immensely expanded from its first edition. It is an exceptional work, and a majestic achievement of both exegetical and biblical theology
—Fred Chay, associate professor of theological studies and director of doctoral studies, Phoenix Seminary
When I first read Reign of the Servant Kings many years ago it impacted my life and thinking powerfully. This revised and greatly expanded edition is certain to become a standard discussion of the doctrines of grace and rewards.
—Kenneth R. Mitchell, author, Justice and Generosity—the Teaching of the Bible Concerning the Poor
Dr. Dillow’s discussions of many controversial Bible verses and doctrines are thorough, fair, well documented, and thought-provoking.
—Roy B. Zuck, senior professor emeritus of Bible exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
With outstanding scholarship and thorough attention to exegetical and theological detail, Joseph Dillow has given us a magnificent vision of the final destiny of man. Those who disagree with “Free Grace” soteriology will be uninformed if they have not read this work.
—Earl Radmacher, president emeritus, Western Theological Seminary
For anyone interested in deeper understanding of the important issues of salvation by grace through faith alone, eternal security, eternal rewards, and man’s final destiny, this book is a must read!
—Larry Waters, associate professor of biblical exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary.
About Joseph C. Dillow
Joseph C. Dillow earned his ThD from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and Christian Family Life, and he has been as a visiting instructor in systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the founder and director of Biblical Education by Extension International, a biblical training ministry for church leadership in Eastern Europe, Russia, and China.