TheESV MacArthur Study Biblecontains John MacArthur's personal study notes below the full-length ESV Bible text.Virtually every Scripture has a matching study note with detailed information, explanation, and helpful insight.
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Best book ever published!!! The MacArthur Study Bible is the greatest single-volume book in the history of the written word! John MacArthur has been pastor of Grace Community Church since 1969. During that time, he has preached verse-by-verse through the entire New Testament, as well as significant portions of the Old Testament. The essence of John MacArthur's credibility as a teacher and spiritual leader is his unswerving devotion to the Divine inspiration (authorship), absolute inerrancy, and complete authority of the Bible. Since the Bible is the true and infallible written revelation of God to mankind, Dr. MacArthur has said: "The only logical response to inerrant Scripture is to preach it expositionally. By that, I mean preaching in such a way that the meaning of the Bible passage is presented entirely and exactly as it was intended by God." He is manifestly committed to declaring "the whole purpose of God" (Acts 20:27), and yet equally determined "not to exceed what is written" (2 Corinthians 4:6). This honest, forthright handling of Scripture renders MacArthur's work refreshingly free of the distortions and outright oppositions of the ear-tickling theology demanded by fallen human preference--which is so often shamelessly catered to and pandered to by the Lord's foes and friends alike! In this study bible (and in any of MacArthur's books, commentaries, and sermons), Holy Scripture is always handled with credence as trustworthy, dynamic, living truth that has urgent and immediate application for every reader--as you would expect of words written by Almighty God Himself. According to the "Grace to You" ministry website (gty.org), the MacArthur Study Bible is an "al-in-one spiritual library [which] contains John's personal study notes below the full-length Bible text. Virtually every Scripture has a matching study note with detailed information, explanations, and helpful insight. The MacArthur Study Bible...can transform your personal time in God's word by clarifying difficult passages, bringing unseen cultural and historical details to life, and helping you understand and apply biblical truth." The MacArthur Study Bible has nearly 25,000 study notes buttressed with 80,000 cross-references, and it is also rich with other valuable features, including complete introductions to each book of the Bible, a treatment of key historical, political, and religious developments in the intertestamental period, several full-color maps, over 140 two-color maps, charts, timelines, and illustrations, informative background articles like "Introduction to the Bible" and "How We Got the Bible," an overview of theology, an index of key Bible doctrines and where to find passages relating to them, an extensive concordance, and more. On every page of this magnificent resource, the meaning of the Word of God is faithfully explained with clarity and concision that will readily appeal to the most serious Bible student, and yet the content is not overly technical so as to be too laborious for a layman. Not only the study bible, but ALL of John MacArthur's books and sermons are valuable for their forthright, straightforward proclamation of the truth of God, including the one true gospel of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone (apart from any false considerations of human merit, Isaiah 64:6)--which is mankind's only hope of escaping God's righteous judgment against the sin we are all guilty of committing against Him.