I imagine that just about anyone who reads this blog agrees with Dr. Piper. However, we must remember that the exclusivity of Jesus Christ has become a very politically incorrect and unpopular position in our country over the past twenty years or so. When we say Christ is the only way of salvation, we are quickly labeled by the mainstream as "intolerant." For these reasons, I'm glad for this book.
Piper deals with three main questions:
1. Will anyone experience eternal, conscious torment under God's wrath?
2. Is the work of Jesus necessary for salvation?
3. Is conscious faith in Jesus necessary for salvation?
Piper walks through numerous bible passages to make the case that all three of the above questions should be answered with an unqualified "Yes."
This book is a short (about 125 pages) and relatively easy read. It is ideal for anyone, saved or not, who is struggling with the issue of Christ being the only way to God. It is also a great encouragement to Christians to hold their biblical convictions even in the face of cultural rejection.