Since my husband has summers off, he has a little more time to read in the summer than he usually does. After I received The Jesus You Can’t Ignore to review, he started reading it before I got a chance to read it myself. Since he was keeping me from reading the book, he agreed to write the review as well. He did such an excellent job, I might have to see if he’d like to write more!
In The Jesus You Can?t Ignore, John MacArthur gives a much-needed reminder to all of Christendom that Christ was not simply a loving, meek, and mild savior, but the God of Eternity and the Ruler of the Universe.? He chastises the many Christians who have latched onto the unbiblical message of peace at any price, as well as those who focus solely on finding common ground with other groups, while ignoring all areas of disagreement.? MacArthur straightforwardly denounces this practice, and backs up his advice with countless Biblical passages showing how Jesus went out of his way to confront the Pharisees and other false teachers, despite the fact that they shared many of His beliefs.
This timely book is a must-read for every professing Christian who is serious about the advancement of the kingdom and the preservation of sound doctrine in an age of confusion.? MacArthur does an excellent job making his point about Jesus? hatred of false teaching and of sin, while not forgetting His immeasurable love of the sinner.? MacArthur reminds the reader that Christians are not perfect, as Jesus certainly was, so they must focus on judging the outward expressions of false teaching, and not try to judge the inner thoughts of another?s mind.? This book may anger some who have gotten used to following the doctrine of appeasement, but MacArthur?s concise and brilliant exposition of Jesus? unyielding confrontations with false teachers should definitely not be ignored.