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Winner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award for Bible Study
“He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
Often hailed as one of the greatest chapters in the Bible, the prophecy of the suffering servant in Isaiah 53 foretells the crucifixion of Jesus, the central event in God’s ultimate plan to redeem the world.
This book explains the prophetic words of Isaiah 53 verse by verse, highlighting important connections to the history of Israel and to the New Testament—ultimately showing us how this ancient prophecy illuminates essential truths that undergird our lives today.
“The Gospel according to God is a beautifully written exposition of the gospel of Jesus Christ as it is revealed through the prophet Isaiah. Like Philip in the chariot of the Ethiopian court official, MacArthur takes up his pen and, beginning from Isaiah, preaches Jesus to us! The work is scholarly yet devotional––a resource for teaching the gospel to the church and a tool for the evangelization of both Jew and Gentile.” —Paul David Washer, Director, HeartCry Missionary Society; author, Recovering the Gospel series; Knowing the Living God; Discovering the Glorious Gospel; and Discerning the Plight of Man
“John MacArthur’s skillful exposition of Isaiah 53 brings us face-to-face with the gospel of Christ crucified. In the death of our divine substitute, we behold the height of God’s love and the depth of our iniquity. The clarity of this prophecy is all the more astonishing when we realize that God revealed it to Israel seven centuries before Jesus came. Though Christians hold to different understandings of God’s covenant and the end of the age, we find ourselves drawn together as we bow at the foot of the cross in adoration and humble joy.” —Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“The Gospel according to God is John MacArthur’s powerful, clear, scriptural exposition of Isaiah 52:13–53:12. It is a particular delight to ‘listen’ in these pages to MacArthur preach the gospel from the Old Testament. Linger here awhile and learn of Christ from the passage God used to transform the life of the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:27–38).” —J. Ligon Duncan III, Chancellor, CEO, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
The Gospel According to God by John MacArthur, 224 Pages