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"Becoming a Christian means being sick of your sin, longing for forgiveness and rescue from present evil and future hell, and affirming your commitment to the Lordship of Christ to the point where you are willing to forsake everything. I've said it before and I'll say it again: it isn't just holding up your hand or walking down an aisle and saying, 'I love Jesus.'" ?John M
Paperback, 140 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Thomas Nelson
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Margaret Metz
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
When you select a book from John MacArthur you can expect it to theologically sound. This book is certainly that. Usually his books are . . . a little more challenging than I found this one. Maybe that's because the subject matter is both difficult for many and important enough that he wanted to make it more easily understood by everyone.

I think the title can be misunderstood. People could read it and think it's going to be about Jesus. It's really about us and how we relate to Christ -- what ou
Katelyn Brown
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
2 Peter 1:10 brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you

2 Corinthians 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?

I John 5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

CH1 Vs. 6-7a If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet wal
Brenten Gilbert
Part of why I like John MacArthur is because he doesn't pull punches. He stays pretty close to the Bible whenever he expounds topically and always provides practical insights and wisdom. I'm currently enjoying a daily dose of his thoughts with Moments of Truth and I always have at least one of his books in my "to-read" stack. This series (The Truth about...), offers a few thematic quick reads (about 100 pages) that cut to the chase on some popular topics.

Possibly the touchiest of the three topic
Kenneth J.
Actually read Kindle edition.
A disappointing, yet not surprising added volley to MacArthur's decades long tussle with Free Grace Theology (which he calls the "No Lordship" position.
Complete with lists of rules and barometers of faith, long on admonition and rules, with plenty of criticism of the late Free Grace theologian Zane Hodges, this book will help many figure out where their neighbors are falling short in their Christian lives, and why heaven seems so sparsely populated.
Will Thorpe
Oct 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
John is a top tier preacher. No one should deny that. And this book is essentially a long-form sermon. If you're a fundamentalist Evangelical Christian you will be comforted by the assurance of faith and challenged to convert to the christian sect of Calvinism.

After being a fundamentalist Christian (yes, I am/was a born again Christian who followed Jesus and helped make disciples and led people to Christ) for 20 years who believed in the inerrant word of God I am now starting to realize many is
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
The other two books in this series were more enjoyable. This one did not grab me until the last chapter but it was worth the wait. The story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 should make us all ashamed for ever ONCE thinking of our Heavenly Father as unloving toward us!
Jeff Short
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good read that primarily deals with the lordship of Christ in salvation. This is a brief, practical book on the Christian life that is helpful.
V Luttrell
Mar 24, 2015 rated it liked it
The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

By John MacArthur Published by Thomas Nelson

The book is about establishing the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It also part of a a three part “Truth” book series. Written by well-known author John MacArthur, The Lordship of Christ details the reasons why God deserves our all and what it means to live fully for Christ.
Not a heavy read but good for young Christians or older ones who need refreshing! This is a book to encourage a deeper walk with Jesus Christ. Altho
May 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: faith
"The Truth About the Lordship of Christ" by John MacArthur is another installment in "The Truth About" trilogy. My expectation about the book was that it would be an examination of the life of Christ: who He is, His ministry, His fulfillment of Scripture regarding the prophesied Messiah. Instead, it was primarily focused on Christian living. It was good subject matter, just not what I was expecting.

MacArthur dives deep into what it means to truly live as a Christian and a disciple of Christ. Dra
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Truth About the Lordship of Christ is basically, your typical MacArthur writing. Biblical, insightful, and one that does a good job of covering this eternally important subject. The Lordship of Christ applies to everyone. Philippians 2 tells us that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. That is not open for debate. Richard Dawkins will confess this. Nancy Pelosi will confess this. Donald Trump will confess this. Bernie Sanders will confess this. Obama will actually bow the kne ...more
Frank Olvera
“The Truth About the Lordship of Christ” (ISBN 9781400204168) by John MacArthur is the second of his “The Truth About” series. I guess first I should include a quote regarding what it means to be Christian.

“Becoming a Christian means being sick of your sin, longing for forgiveness and rescue from present evil and future hell, and affirming your commitment to the Lordship of Christ to the point where you are willing to forsake everything. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it isn’t just h
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology
A few months ago I was very excited about reviewing The Truth About Forgiveness, so I decided to order another book in the series on the Lordship of Christ. Overall I really like this book. Comparatively speaking, I liked Forgiveness a little bit better, but that in no way means that this book was bad.

MacArthur’s biggest strength here is the simplicity in which he presents his information. From what I’ve read of MacArthur, he doesn’t sugar coat his words and lets those doctrines that are offensi
Cherie Hill
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just cannot say enough about this series, "The Truth About Forgiveness/the lordship of Christ/Grace!" This series is absolutely incredible. It's a home run for Thomas Nelson and John MacArhtur and an incredible work of the Holy Spirit.

"The lordship of Christ" provides the TRUTH about justification, sanctification, and salvation. Again, just as in "The Truth About Forgiveness," John MacArthur writes the most powerful message on this topic that I have ever read. It is often to comprehend aspects
Perry Martin
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This Audiobook Published by Oasis Audio LLC and available at and is Narrated by Maurice England. 

Maurice England has narrated over 100 audiobooks and has a captivating voice. His narration is done with such passion that you believe he is the Author and speaking directly to you. If you want to have your Bible and notebook ready it is worthy of your Devotional Time and Biblical Study.

John MacAuthur shares the thoughts of Calvin regarding salvation, the suffering and
Rachel Blom
Dec 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Let me start by saying that I really admire John MacArthur as a Bible teacher. I’ve read more of his books and his teaching is usually solid. This book, The Truth About the Lordship of Christ is no exception, but it does suffer from some serious shortcomings. First of all, it seems to lack cohesion. There’s a lot of truth and important truth at that, but I missed an overall theme or a bigger line that connected all the dots. A second issue is that many important theological issues and viewpoints ...more
Simon Wartanian
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mijn eerste boek van MacArthur en het was een leuke. Ik vond vooral de eerste hoofdstuk leuk en de laatste hoofdstuk was ook heel leerzaam. SDG!
Ramon Lamadrid
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente libro para el crecimiento cristiano y saber más sobre Cristo. La verdad nos hace libres.
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John F. MacArthur, Jr. is a United States Calvinistic evangelical writer and minister, noted for his radio program entitled Grace to You and as the editor of the Gold Medallion Book Award winning MacArthur Study Bible. MacArthur is a fifth-generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker and has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969, and ...more

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