The Truth War

The Truth War From the Reading Room

In 2007, my reading of  “The Truth War,”  in particular, affirmed, once again, the urgent exhortation of Jude, indeed, as true believers of the Word of God, having faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and being true followers of Him alone, we are to defend the truth and earnestly contend for the faith, as it is written: Jude 1:3-4

Herewith, a review, most apt:

“This very important book for today’s evangelicals, is an outstanding blend of exposition, church history, theology, and engagement with trends in the contemporary evangelical church. MacArthur expounds the exhortation of Jude to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints with both clarity and conviction. He begins by asserting the reality of objective truth and cataloguing some of the attacks on truth from within the ranks of the church. MacArthur very clearly distances the Christian’s “truth war” from the violent jihad of Islamic fundamentalism, and reminds us that our warfare is not against flesh and blood and is not fought with earthly weapons. But at the same time, he reminds us that we are both ambassadors of the Lord and soldiers in spiritual battle, and that we do not serve the truth well by building alliances with false teachers. Along the way, he develops the original context of Jude’s letter and discusses some of the most important battles against false teaching in the history of the church (for example, the battles against Judaizers, Gnosticism, Sabellianism, and Arianism). He shows how to spot false teachers by pointing out the sin-producing effects of their teaching. As with many of MacArthur’s books, this is a polemic targeted at specific strands of teaching in today’s evangelical church, specifically the Emerging church and one of its primary spokesmen, Brian McLaren.”

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