Final Word

Nope, it’s not my goodbye to the blogosphere, but, rather, it’s the title of John MacArthur’s latest book!

Final Word: Why We Need the Bible
By John MacArthur
Reformation Trust, 2019, 136 pp.

5 Stars

Over the past couple of years, Reformation Trust has published three short books written by Pastor John MacArthur on some of the basics of Christian belief. This latest one focuses on God’s Word, the Bible. Whether you’re new to the Christian faith or you’re a “seasoned saint,” you’ll enjoy this book, which explains why the Bible is our totally reliable standard of faith and practice. Argh! We Christians sometimes take God’s Word for granted. May we always cherish the Bible for what it is; God’s inerrant and infallible Word.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Chapters:

  • The Bible is Under Attack
  • The Bible is Truth
  • The Bible is Authoritative
  • The Bible is the Catalyst of Spiritual Growth
  • The Bible is Central to Faithful Ministry
  • The Bible is Food for the Soul

Order this book from Amazon here. See my reviews of the two other books by JMac in Reformation Trust’s basics-of-Christianity series, “None Other: Discovering the God of the Bible” here and “Good News: The Gospel of Jesus Christ” here.

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26 thoughts on “Final Word

    1. Thank you, Lisa Beth! I think we sometimes take the Bible for granted rather than appreciating it and loving it for what it is. I know I’m guilty of that at times. We get so busy and distracted with our circumstances sometimes that we forget about what’s truly vital and eternal. I like what your pastor said! There’s a lot of wisdom in that short phrase!

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  1. Quotes on Holy Scripture that Romanists will never show you:

    Irenaeus: When, however, they are confuted from the Scriptures, they turn round and accuse these same Scriptures, as if they were not correct, nor of authority, and [assert] that they are ambiguous, and that the truth cannot be extracted from them by those who are ignorant of tradition. For [they allege] that the truth was not delivered by means of written documents, but viva voce. ANF: Vol. I, Book 3:2:1.

    Athanasius: But this all inspired Scripture also teaches more plainly and with more authority, so that we in our turn write boldy to you as we do, and you, if you refer to them, will be able to verify what we say. For an argument when confirmed by higher authority is irresistibly proved. NPNF2: Vol. IV, Against the Heathen, Part III, §45, points 2-3.

    Hilary of Poitiers: Now we ought to recognize first of all that God has spoken not for Himself but for us, and that He has so far tempered the language of His utterance as to enable the weakness of our nature to grasp and understand it. NPNF2: Vol. IX, On the Trinity, Book VIII, §43.

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    1. Thanks, brother! Your encouragement and support over the years have meant a lot to me. I couldn’t resist just a little humor with that title. These back-to-the-basics books by JMac are good stuff.

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      1. Growing up, my family was big on teasing “humor” as well as sarcastic put-downs. My wife wasn’t brought up with either and broke me of both pretty early in our marriage.

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