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Christ the Lord: The Reformation and Lordship Salvation

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This compelling question is central to a debate taking place among evangelicals today. Michael Horton, a preeminent voice for reformation in the church, has drawn together a group of leaders in the evangelical church to answer this question once and for all.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Baker Publishing Group (MI) (first published 1992)
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Shaun Marksbury
Oct 14, 2016 Shaun Marksbury rated it liked it
Michael Horton’s _Christ the Lord_ was an enjoyable but confusing read. Entire sections were edifying, while others left me scratching my head. What is going on here?

The positives in this book are many. In no particular order: the affirmation of the Reformer’s views on forensic justification and _sola fide_ proved helpful. The historical breakdown of the lordship debate, dating back to B. B. Warfield and well before that, was extremely helpful. Perhaps because I recently finished Andy Naselli’s
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A collection of essays in response to the controversy between John MacArthur and Zane Hodges. MacArthur favors the Lordship-salvation position and says that true, saving faith includes obedience. Zane Hodges says that faith is merely intellectual assent and it does not include obedience.

The authors of the essays in this book argue against both MacArthur and Hodges. Critiquing MacArthur, they point out that while obedience follows faith, it is not itself a part of faith. Critiquing Hodges
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Steve Herreid
Jan 27, 2015 Steve Herreid rated it it was ok
I thought this book was OK.

I really had high hopes that it would be a definitive refutation of free grace theology. That expectation was disappointed. The book is a collection of essays that examines several facets of the conflict between proponents of "lordship salvation" (MacArthur) and those of "free grace theology" (Hodges). It attempts to steer a middle ground between the two poles, though in fact being much closer to MacArthur's position than Hodges's. There were some very good observation
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Troy
Apr 28, 2011 Troy rated it really liked it
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Edited by Michael Horton, this book is a series of articles on the lordship controversy that raged between John MacArthur and Zane Hodges back in the late 1980's. Surprisingly, the book is critical of both viewpoints, although somewhat more sympathetic to MacArthur. Different authors wrote different chapters, which likely explains some needless repetition on certain points. However, the best chapters were those written by Horton himself. This book would be useful for one struggling with ...more
Andrew
Mar 26, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it
This book is a compilation of Reformed and Lutheran scholars in response to the mess in dispensational circles between John MacArthur (Lordship Salvation) and Zane Hodges and Charles Ryrie (free grace). The book cites Scripture often and shows how both of those camps are in error. They agree more with MacArthur (rightly). Highly recommended. Avoid the license of the free grace position and the legalism of the Lordship position.
Jason Rivera
Aug 29, 2011 Jason Rivera rated it it was amazing
The best book ever on the Lordship Salvation. A critique and then a solution of the issue. Avoids the legalistic direction of John MacArthur as well as the antinomian silliness of the non-Lordship guys.
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Dr. Horton has taught apologetics and theology at Westminster Seminary California since 1998. In addition to his work at the Seminary, he is the president of White Horse Inn, for which he co-hosts the White Horse Inn, a nationally syndicated, weekly radio talk-show exploring issues of Reformation theology in American Christianity. He is also the editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. ...more
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