- A phenomenal book that relies upon the biblical text, not personal Calvinistic agendas, to drive theology. One who is teachable will value the scholarly effort of this well researched work.
- Apart from faith alone in Christ alone for eternal life, eternal security becomes elusive. A misunderstanding of "free", "gift" and "eternal" can leave one holding on to a misunderstanding of an encouraging historical text written to early Believers. Failure is a reality in the Christian life. So are temporal consequences, God's discipline and Christ's faithfulness.
- A fine, thorough and scholarly work that clearly explains and defends grace-based theology. Essential for anyone passionate about changing the world and growing in the faith. A library isn't complete without Dillow's excellent book.
- When works become essential for justification this text will become essential in one's library. When faith is the focus and performance is the gauge, assurance of one's eternal destiny becomes elusive. This text would appeal to my Catholic friends and is user-friendly to my Mormon neighbors. There is a clear biblical distinction between justification and sanctification, becoming a Christian and being a disciple. This book misses the mark on these points.
- Grace saves us, keeps us and brings us home. A sound and fair treatment of the biblical text in light of context (instead of agenda, rhetoric or theology) has a tendency to set people free and grow appreciation of God's free gift of eternal life.
- Reasonable, consistent and useful in reaching a secularly scientific world with eternal spiritual truth.
- Classic and essential tool. Sometimes OLD is better - case in point.