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The Non-Negotiable Gospel - Book Review

 Dave Hunt, 1999, 45 pages Publisher: The Berean Call; Second Edition (April 25, 2007) Buy it on Amazon and Good Reads . Blurb...

Monday, 6 February 2017

The Non-Negotiable Gospel - Book Review

 Dave Hunt, 1999, 45 pages
Publisher: The Berean Call; Second Edition (April 25, 2007)
Buy it on Amazon and Good Reads.




Blurb
Most people are surprised to learn that the gospel contains nothing about baptism, church membership or attendance, tithing, sacraments or rituals, diet or clothing. In fact, if we add anything to the gospel, we have perverted it. So whether you are just checking out what the Bible has to say or whether you’ve been attending church for years, this booklet cuts through religious confusion. It contains no hidden agenda or clever doctrines of men. Instead, it invites the reader into a pure, personal relationship with Jesus Christ through an unadulterated understanding of God’s Word. This evangelistic booklet reveals the gem of the gospel in every clear-cut facet for anyone desiring a precise biblical definition of the gospel.

Review

In the Non-Negotiable Gospel, Dave Hunt explains the Good News of Jesus Christ. If you wish to understand what Jesus actually meant, this book is for you. What is the Gospel of God? Is it mercy versus works? What is discipleship? Dave Hunt answered all these questions. He even added tough questions.  He crafted an excellent plot and warned us against false Christianity. There is no particular content other than his previous books’ list. The author defends the biblical Gospel of Jesus-Christ.
Dave Hunts encourages the Christians to evaluate their lives according to the Bible. Firstly to see if they are deceived by wrong teachings. Secondly to check if they are spiritual Christians (daily led by the Holy Spirit). The writer has dug into the scriptures to show the difference between the contemporary Gospel and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Bible, the gospel is centred on God, but in North America, the Gospel is mostly self-centered. It insists on God’s blessings, comfort and prosperity.
Sadly, nothing is said about the persecution. Martyrdom is a risk linked to witnessing for Christ. As believers, we should be prepared.  (2 Timothy 3:12 and Matthew 5:10-12).  
Dave Hunt wrote this book out of love for the body of Christ. He urges the believers to have discernment and to check in the Bible if the preacher's teaching was accurate. A false Gospel opens the doors to deceptions and compromises. God expects that all Christians become mature (spirit-filled). I believe this manuscript is an encouragement to get closer to God.  And to know the scriptures very well. The book is challenging and demonstrates that a false gospel creates carnal/non-mature Christians.
I definitely was challenged in my faith. I have the daily habits of asking the Holy Spirit if I am deceived in any way. The paperback held its thesis together, and the message is clear. That is not for the faint-hearted. The book is biblically accurate. The book’s cover is appealing with its bright colours. I understand that Dave Hunt is fighting for the pure gospel of Jesus Christ. Today, many churches look like social organizations. Many don’t reach out to the world because of their busy lives. Or they are thriving to get a higher position within the church. Anyway, as Christians we ought to examine ourselves to make sure weren’t led astray. I recommend this book to others. I give this book 5 stars out of 5.

By Benebr

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