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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers; New Edition edition (July 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802478182
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802478184
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

What is salvation?  How does God work this miracle in our lives?

One of the greatest themes that challenges the mind of man is salvation.  It is not a trivial subject; it is a matter of life and death.  Many pastors and authors have attempted to expound upon it.  Yet how difficult it is to comprehend God's grace that forgives all our sins every day and night, without preconditions, without works.

Scholar and theologian Charles Ryrie writes on the subject of salvation with humility and compassion.  He brings clarity where there is confusion.  While he quotes carefully and accurately from a wide range of authors, his final authority is the Word of God.

The gospel is the good news of the grace of God to give forgiveness and eternal life.  So Great Salvation shows us that we can be confident of our salvation, certain we are forgiven by God, and sure we are destined for heaven.

About the Author

CHARLES C. RYRIE (A.B., Haverford College; Th.M. and Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; Litt.D., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is a renowned author and scholar. He has written numerous books, including The Ryrie Study Bible, Basic Theology, Balancing the Christian Life, The Holy Spirit, Dispensationalism Today, Revelation, Survey of Bible Doctrine, and So Great Salvation, which rank among his best-selling titles. Dr. Ryrie is the father of three children and resides in Dallas, Texas.

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This book while written almost 20 years ago, should be read by many in the church today.
Michael D. Lundin
I think Ryrie always writes in a way that is clear on his views and looks to the scripture for answers.
William Turner
His arguments (if that is the right word) are easy to understand and well thought out with references.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Ian on January 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book was an excellent read and really clarified the issue of what it means to beleive in Jesus Christ. By no means an antinomian, Ryrie sets forth a clear exegesis of the issue of exactly 'what it takes' to be saved. He responds with integrity, balance, and grace to the Lordship salvation view.
Any serious born again Christian should ponder over this book. Most notable is his exegesis of the passage on the rich young ruler which lordhsip advocates take as a prime text for their view.
Very grateful for this work.
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29 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 1999
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Unlike so many of his critics, Charles Ryrie with grace and class demonstrates in "So Great a Salvation" why salvation is a free gift received by simple faith alone in Christ alone. He demonstrates this biblically and theologically. In addition, he explains why the terminology used in explaining the Gospel is so important.
Charles Ryrie also looks at the implications of "lordship salvation." He demonstrates convincingly in this book, that "lordship salvation" does not make sense biblically or theologically. He examines many of the straw man arguments that lordship teachers like to use with regards to Free Grace teaching and many of the misnomers used to label Free Grace teaching (eg. "easy-believism", "cheap grace").
Ryrie also brings up key questions for the reader to ponder. For example, when he once was interacting with those of a lordship persepective he asked this question to them about a hypothetical person who wanted to be saved but smoked and knew it was bad for him, "Can he not be saved until either he gives up smoking or is willing to give up smoking? (page 113)" The reader then can see that if the answer is "yes", then one has introduced a condition other than faith in Christ to receive the gift of eternal life. Yet, unfortunatley, this is what those of a lordship salvation perspective teach.
I found this book to be a great up in clearing up much of the confusion surrounding the Gospel.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mark Richmond on January 28, 2005
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This book has literally saved my life. The freedom which Christ preached has been perverted for centuries by men who self righteously portray themselves as judges of mens souls instead of their actions alone. Certainly I can judge a mans deeds- but his soul is not my domain. Where he or she came from and the fruit they display in their lives is not mine to make SOUL judgements of- I may doubt their salvation- but to know is to truly play God. Lordship advocates talk of playing God by "easy believism and cheap grace" yet in reality their's is true playing of God. Churches where the hurt and empty can come and the "Easy (there's that word again) yoke" of Jesus can be taken have turned into looking good Christians with harsh attitudes and great fear that "you or I may not be doing it right". The fear that grace might lead to "go ahead and sin anyway" was answered by Paul in Romans 6- and he stated in Galatians that the gospel was an offense to the works righteous Jews of his day. While I won't judge the Lordships advocates souls I will say that it appears they would be appalled at the people Jesus hung out with.
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29 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Chip Webb on May 17, 2006
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Charles Ryrie's So Great Salvation was first published in the summer of 1989 as a response to John MacArthur's bestselling 1988 book The Gospel According to Jesus. As a response, it will be of most value to people who have read MacArthur's work.

The fundamental issue that divides Ryrie and MacArthur is a major one: What must a person do to receive salvation? Other associated issues arise: To be in God's family, must you submit to Christ as lord? What does it mean to repent and turn to Jesus Christ in faith? Do Christians always show visible signs of their regeneration by the Holy Spirit?

On these issues, there are similarities and differences between the authors. Both believe that Christians must bear fruit and be sanctified; the difference between them lies in Ryrie's willingness to allow that some Christians' fruit may never be visible to others. A far more critical distinction revolves around the issue of salvation. Ryrie contends that a person must believe in Jesus' death for your sins and his resurrection from the dead. To Ryrie, this is not a simple acknowlegment of some facts; rather, belief involves a trust in Christ. MacArthur, in contrast, argues that there must at least be a willingness to submit to Christ as lord when you turn in repentance and faith to Christ; Ryrie argues that such willingness often comes later and may never come.

These are important issues, and whether you agree or disagree with him, Ryrie tackles them succinctly and with clarity. He also displays a warm, pastoral concern for people that is mostly lacking from The Gospel According to Jesus. (MacArthur is much more concerned with being hard-hitting in his points.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By "shofar" on May 5, 2000
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Dr. Ryrie clarifies his own thoughts on the gift of salvation in a very reader-friendly and eloquent style. Extremely well written, it is more like a friend reasoning with you rather than a professor who is presenting his thesis to you.
Very early on, he talks about semantics, which often times are simply neglected, but in reality can have a dramatic effect upon how one interprets the scriptures. He then walks you through various situations, using insightful questions and examples to help us arrive at the meaning of a text, using "the whole counsel of God." While it is not meant to be a systematic treatment of the subject, it is well organized and is suitable for both the layman and scholar.
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