THIS book is presented as a simple Gospel message and is in no way intended to be a contribution to theological discussion. It is evangelistic in purpose. The writer has hoped that this statement of God's saving grace may be adapted to the spiritual understanding of the unsaved that they may grasp the way of salvation from these pages and so be led to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.
It is hoped, as well, that many who have believed may find some new consolation and upbuilding in Christ even through this brief unfolding of the saving grace of God.
That this book may be used of God to the eternal glory of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, is the prayer of the author.
Lewis Sperry Chafer
East Orange, N. J.
October 1, 1917.
WHEN the young girl at Philippi described Paul and Silas as "servants of the Most High God which shew unto us the way of salvation," she unwittingly described them and their work in the truest and best possible way. There is nothing greater or nobler than to be "servants of the Most High God," and nothing more glorious than to "shew the way of salvation."
This little work by my good friend, Mr. Chafer, is in the true "Apostolic Succession," for it depicts in clear and Scriptural language the Gospel of Divine salvation through the Person and Work of Christ. I rejoice in his faithful and forcible message, and am glad of the privilege of calling attention to a presentation of the way of salvation which is certain to lead all who read it earnestly to a living faith in Christ, and then to a constant joy because of the abundant and assured provision of God for the Christian life.
It is only on the familiar principle of "Grace before Meat," so often associated with a clergyman, that I feel justified in accepting the invitation to commend these admirable chapters from one whose services as a Bible teacher are continually becoming better known and more warmly appreciated in the United States and Canada.
W. H. Griffith Thomas