To many people who believe that Christ is coming again, his absence of almost 2,000 years is a mystery. But Altar Call explores ways to become acquainted with what he is doing in the control center of the universe. Through learning about Christ's ministry from the sanctuary services recorded in the Bible, we can enjoy interaction with him, experience his transforming power, and have confidence that we are at peace with God. Questions addressed in the book include: When you sin, do you have assurance that you are saved? How can you live a holy life? Why are you saved by grace through faith but judged by works? When does God's judgment begin and how does it affect your spiritual experience? What does God expect of you now?
Although Altar Call is based on nearly two decades of scholarly work, several features make it easy and enjoyable to read: (1) Clear language, many illustrations (humorous at times), some diagrams, and a study guide. (2) Direct encounter with the Bible itself. (3) Connects fresh scholarship with practical spirituality. (4) Explains step by step, without assuming that the reader begins with knowledge of the topic. (5) Forthrightly deals with highly controversial issues and challenges common assumptions, but in a positive way.
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Old Testament, Sanctuary, Leviticus
Gane, Roy, "Altar Call" (1999). All Books. 164.