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Free Book Offer From GTY

Remember the book by John MacArthur entitled Slave that I’ve mentioned several times (here and here)? GTY has an offer for a copy of the book, free, if you join their mailing list.  This only applies to the US and Canada though.

Free Book Offer!

The most profound reality for every believer is a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is our Savior, our teacher, and our friend. But the Bible teaches that at the most basic level Jesus is our Lord, our Master, which means we are His slaves.

Peruse most Bible translations and it’s easy to miss that crucial reality. That’s because many find the notion of slavery to be a cruel and embarrassing concept. John MacArthur’s new book, Slave, uncovers the conspiracy, bringing the doctrine of our slavery to Christ to its proper place in our thinking.

Embrace for yourself what the Bible really teaches about slavery—your relationship with Jesus Christ will never be the same.

When you fill out the form below to join our mailing list, we’ll automatically mail you an offer in January for a FREE copy of Slave. No pressure, no obligation—we simply want to minister to you.

If you’re already on our mailing list, there’s no need to fill out the form; you’ll automatically receive John’s letter and book offer in your mailbox in January. It’s our gift to you—an expression of our commitment to “Unleashing God’s Truth, One Verse at a Time.”

Note: This free book offer page expires December 12, 2010. This offer is available only to those with mailing addresses serviced by GTY offices in the United States and Canada.


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Servant or Slave

This sermon by John MacArthur hasn’t been transcribed yet, but here is the audio to listen to or to download for later.

Servant or Slave

Notice how many times the word “Slave” is in the Hebrew but isn’t translated into the English translations.

This is the basis for his upcoming book “Slave”.  (There is a very good price break for pre-ordering the book.)



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Slaves for Christ – John MacArthur

Recently my husband heard John MacArthur preaching on Slaves for Christ at Steve Lawson’s church.  MacArthur has a book due to come out in January entitled “Slave“.  My husband really enjoyed listen to MacArthur’s sermon and I was hoping the audio would have been up by now, but it isn’t.  However, this sermon was preached a few years ago on the topic and you might find it interesting.  There is alot of baggage that comes with the word “slave” but we should never shy away from what the Bible says even when we don’t like the terminology.

Slaves for Christ

We’re going to turn to a subject in the New Testament that as I think about it is largely ignored and overlooked. And I’ve been made aware of that in recent months. It was not too many months ago that I was flying on one of those jumbo jets from Los Angeles to London, in the process reading a book that dealt with the issue of slavery in the New Testament time and in the New Testament text. It set me thinking in all kinds of directions. I actually finished the book on the flight I was so rapt in my attention to this particular theme.

Being a slave of Christ may be the best way to define a Christian. We are, as believers, slaves of Christ. You would never suspect that, however, from the language of Christianity. In contemporary Christianity the language is anything but slave language. It is about freedom. It is about liberation. It is about health, wealth, prosperity, finding your own fulfillment, fulfilling your own dream, finding your own purpose. We often hear that God loves you unconditionally and wants you to be all you want to be. He wants to fulfill every ambition, every desire, every hope, every dream. In fact, there are books being written about dreams as if they are gifts from God which God then having given them is bound to fulfill. Personal fulfillment, personal liberation, personal satisfaction, all bound up in an old term in evangelical Christianity, a personal relationship. How many times have we heard that the gospel offers people a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?

What exactly does that mean? Satan has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and it’s not a very good one. Every living being has a personal relationship with the living God of one kind or another, leading to one end or another.

But what exactly is our relationship to God? What is our relationship to Christ? How are we best to understand it?
Well if you read the New Testament in its original text, you would come away stunned really by how different the original text is from any English version that you’ve ever read…whether King James, New King James, New American Standard, ESV, NIV and you can name all the rest. All of them virtually have found a way to mask something that is an absolutely critical element of truth. In fact, the word “slave” appears in the New Testament 130 times in the original text. You will find it once in the King James, once the Greek word “slave” is translated slave. You will find it translated “slave” a few other times in other texts, like the New King James text and even the New American Standard text, and it will be translated “slave” when, one, it refers to actual slavery, or two, it refers to some kind of bondage to an inanimate reality. But whenever it is personalized, the translators seem unwilling to translate it “slave.”    Continue


Audio Link

Barnes & Noble Video Clip of MacArthur talking about his Book.



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