Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King

Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King


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We are saved by faith when we trust that Jesus died for our sins. This is the gospel, or so we are taught. But what is faith? And does this accurately summarize the gospel? Because faith is frequently misunderstood and the climax of the gospel misidentified, the gospel's full power remains untapped. While offering a fresh proposal for what faith means within a biblical theology of salvation, Matthew Bates presses the church toward a new precision: we are saved solely by allegiance to Jesus the king. Instead of faith alone, Christians must speak about salvation by allegiance alone. The book includes discussion questions for students, pastors, and church groups and a foreword by Scot McKnight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097973
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 626,558
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Matthew W. Bates (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is assistant professor of theology at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois. He is the author of The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation and The Birth of the Trinity.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Scot McKnight
1. Faith Is Not
2. Loyalty and the Full Gospel
3. Jesus Proclaims the Gospel
4. Faith as Allegiance
5. Questions about Allegiance Alone
6. Resurrection into New Creation
7. Restoring the Idol of God
8. Justification and Allegiance Alone
9. Practicing Allegiance

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