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In this booklet, Geoffrey Thomas challenges us to examine our religious life and determine whether it lines up with the true expression of religion that God desires.
Thomas examines Jesus’s teachings on religion and shows that true religion is not merely adding some good behavior to our lives or removing bad deeds, words, and thoughts. Rather, true religion reconciles a holy God to us sinful people through the loving work of His Son, Jesus Christ, our substitute.
This fundamental aspect of true religion produces new life that results in genuine loving service to God.
Table of Contents:
What Is True Religion?
Take Care What You Add to Your Life
Something More Is Needed Than a Patched-Up Life
Why Is Such a Fundamental Error Made?
True Religion Is Experienced in a New Birth
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said that what the church needs to do most all is “to begin herself to live the Christian life. If she did that, men and women would be crowding into our buildings. They would say, ‘What is the secret of this?’” As Christians, one of our greatest needs is for the Spirit of God to cultivate biblical godliness in us in order to put the beauty of Christ on display through us, all to the glory of the triune God. With this goal in mind, this series of booklets treats matters vital to Christian experience at a basic level. Each booklet addresses a specific question in order to inform the mind, warm the affections, and transform the whole person by the Spirit’s grace, so that the church may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Geoffrey Thomas is a worldwide conference speaker who served as pastor in Aberystwyth, Wales, for more than fifty years.
“A gem by one of my all-time favorite preachers that spells out the gospel in plain and earnest terms. What can you give someone to read that’s short, to the point, and will state the gospel clearly? The answer is this book. Buy multiple copies and start giving them to friends and family. — Derek W. H. Thomas, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia South Carolina