Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ by John F. MacArthur

By John F. MacArthur

A COVER-UP OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS… Centuries in the past, English translators perpetrated a fraud within the New testomony, and it has been purposely hidden and coated up ever considering the fact that. your personal Bible is maybe integrated within the cover-up! during this publication, John MacArthur unveils the basic and clarifying revelation that could be maintaining you from a fulfilling-and correct-relationship with God. it is robust. it is arguable. And with new eyes you will see the riches of your salvation in a extensively new manner. What does it suggest to be a Christian the way in which Jesus outlined it? MacArthur says all of it boils right down to one note:  SLAVE "We were acquired with a value. We belong to Christ. we're His personal possession."Endorsements:"Dr. John MacArthur isn't afraid to inform the reality and during this booklet he does simply that. The Christian's nice privilege is to be the slave of Christ. Dr. MacArthur makes it transparent that this is often one of many Bible's such a lot succinct methods of describing our discipleship. it is a strong exposition of Scripture, a powerful corrective to shallow Christianity, a masterful paintings of pastoral encouragement...a devotional classic."  - Dr. R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary"John MacArthur expertly and lucidly explains that Jesus frees us from bondage right into a royal slavery that we would be His ownership. those that will be His young children needs to, sarcastically, be prepared to be His slaves."  - Dr. R.C. Sproul"Dr. John MacArthur's instructing on 'slavery' resonates within the private recesses of my 'inner-man.' As an African-American pastor, i've been there. this is the reason the concept of somebody writing approximately slavery as being a 'God-send' used to be the main ludicrous, unconscionable factor that i may have ever imagined...until I learn this ebook. Now I see that turning into a slave is a biblical command, thoroughly redefining the assumption of freedom in Christ. i do not are looking to easily be a 'follower' or perhaps only a 'servant'...but a 'slave'."  - The Rev. Dr. Dallas H. Wilson,  Jr., Vicar, St. John's Episcopal Chapel, Charleston, SC

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From a glance on the street, it would have been difficult to distinguish between slaves and non-slaves. There was essentially no difference in dress; neither were there significant differences in responsibilities. Any line of work a free person might do, a slave might also do. Household slaves received greater honor than other slaves because they worked more closely with their masters. As members of the household, they were intimately involved in every part of family life— from taking care of the master’s children to managing his house or even administrating his business interests.

As I began to dig down into this buried jewel of the gospel, its pervasive splendor began to dominate my thinking and preaching. Every time and everywhere I addressed the subject, the response was the same—startled wonder. During the same period I was asked to write a book on the “doctrines of grace” that was faithful to the Reformers. Was another one really necessary? Who could improve on Calvin, Luther, the English Puritans, Edwards, or Spurgeon? Certainly not me. I couldn’t hope to add to the clear, complete, and enduring works of past and present theologians on gospel themes.

Murray J. Harris, Slave of Christ [Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999], 20–24). An additional 30-plus NT passages use the language of doulos to teach truths about the Christian life. 8. See, for example, Romans 1:1; 1 Corinthians 7:22; Galatians 1:10; Ephesians 6:6; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 4:12; Titus 1:1; James 1:1; 1 Peter 2:16; 2 Peter 1:1; Jude 1; and Revelation 1:1. 9. , ISBE [Chicago: Howard-Severance Company, 1915], I:622). 10. Stringfellow Barr, The Mask of Jove (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966), 483.

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