Title: The Gospel of If
By: Edward F. Mrkvicka Jr. with Kelly H. Mrkvicka
Review Date: October 21, 2013
A Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0
The Gospel of If by multi-published and award winning authors, Edward J. Mrkvicka Jr. and Kelly H. Mrkvicka, addresses the delicate issue of salvation and eternity through the lens of obedience and understanding God's Word. This book is not for the faint hearted; Mrkvicka "sticks" to the Word of God as the "infallible" Word of God. He states that according to moral decay and negligence of the Word of God, many who think they are on their way to Heaven, simply will find a completely different answer upon Judgment Day. Therefore, the biblical doctrine of "If" needs to be applied to our daily lives. The author unequivocally states that God gave us many promises, "if" we care to listen and follow directions. Based on Scripture with thought-provoking assessments according to the Holy Scripture, the authors have published a work that preaches the gospel of repentance –that has been preached since the time of Christ, yet has been ignored, distorted and forgotten about in our modern day society where that which pleases man seems to trump God's Word. Reading this book will not only challenge the average believer in Christ to dig deeper into God's Word, but brings conviction to many skeptics and non-believers alike, leading them to the free gift of grace and salvation through Jesus Christ.
Edward Mrkvicka unapologetically explains his position and why he writes with "tough love" – so that readers would come to know the truth and be set free – "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). The authors' desire is that readers will grasp God's Word and apply it to their lives, changing the course of their eternity. He believes largely, as a whole, society has either misunderstood, ignored or just flat out rebelled against God's Word. Rich with Scripture, Mrkvicka writes with a father's heart in addressing the most important question of all – Do you know where you will spend eternity? With chapters such as: Understanding the Word of God, The Obvious, The Not So Obvious, The Somewhat Obscure, the author gives scripture upon scripture that proves the point that the Gospel of Christ is conditional. He adamantly states that one cannot lay dormant, ignorant or complacent about the matter of salvation. It is a free gift, but there are conditions…Yes, conditions that he lays out clearly and conscicely through Scripture.
For those that desire "truth" from the Word of God, this book comes highly recommended. Tackling this subject of "if" was no easy task, and Edward and Kelly Mrkvicka have done so in such a way that lays not condemnation, but brings all to repentance and to the Word of God as the only righteous standard. Encouraging, one will find this book giving them an appetite for more of the "truths" of Scripture. A highly recommended read!
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