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The Bible is under attack on all sides. Unbelievers denounce it as backward, narrow-minded, and intolerant, and even some professing Christians deny its truth to gain approval from the culture. With each assault, we hear echoes of the serpent’s question in the garden of Eden: “Did God really say?” Unfortunately, many believers don’t know how to answer these challenges and find their confidence in God’s Word shaken.
In Final Word: Why We Need the Bible, Dr. John MacArthur defends the trustworthiness of Scripture, with the goal of equipping the church to stand firm for the truth even when others abandon it. Only when God’s people recognize the Bible for what it is—God’s inerrant, authoritative Word—will they be able to fulfill their calling and carry the message of God’s salvation to the world.
“At the bottom of many of the controversies plaguing the church today is the question of authority. Doctrinal errors and heresies thrive where Scripture is ignored or rejected. But God has spoken, and the Bible is His Final Word. No one in our generation has understood this more clearly nor defended it more courageously than John MacArthur. In this book he demonstrates—from Scripture itself—how and why God’s written Word must be recognized as the ultimate authority for people who confess Jesus as Lord. Such commitment to Scripture must never be assumed or else it will soon be lost. Read this book, and use it to help others understand how to live faithfully under the authority of Jesus Christ.” —Dr. Tom Ascol Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Fla. Executive director, Founders Ministries
“Final Word is a profound and, unfortunately, very necessary book. I say ‘unfortunately’ because this book addresses issues that have been raised and responded to for generations. The attacks to which it responds are neither new nor sophisticated. And that is what makes its necessity unfortunate. It is unfortunate that the enemies of the Bible must be confronted yet again. However, confront them we must, and that is precisely what John MacArthur does in Final Word. May this profound and necessary book bolster your faith in God’s Word as it answers questions, dispels myths, and reasserts the inerrancy, sufficiency, and beauty of the Scriptures.” —Dr. Voddie Baucham Dean of the seminary African Christian University, Lusaka, Zambi
“In every generation, God raises up one primary champion to contend for the authority and sufficiency of the written Word of God. In the sixteenth century, that valiant individual was Martin Luther. In the nineteenth century, the leading figure was Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. I believe history will reveal that for the twenty-first century, John MacArthur has been that strong man who has stood immovable for the divine inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture. For more than half a century, MacArthur has advanced to the frontlines in the battle for the Bible and has fought the good fight to defend it against the relentless assaults of radical unbelief. Read this book, Final Word, and you will be fortified and emboldened in your faith.” —Dr. Steven J. Lawson Founder and president OnePassion Ministries, Dallas