Book Review: “Redemption Accomplished and Applied” by John Murray

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Murray, John. Redemption Accomplished and Applied.

Introduction: This book was another freebie at the 2016 Shepherds’ Conference. It is a classic work on the doctrine of soteriology that I’ve always heard referenced, but never read for myself until now!

Summary: The book is divided into two parts. The first part of the book is, to no surprise, entitled, “Redemption Accomplished.” It reviews the work of Christ as an atonement for our sin. The second section is titled, “Redemption Applied.” It highlights the ordo salutis (“order of salvation”). He presents the order of salvation as (1) effectual calling; (2) regeneration; (3) faith and repentance; (4) justification; (5) adoption; (6) sanctification; (7) perseverance; (8) union with Christ; and (9) glorification. Each one of these items occupies its own chapter. For those in the Reformed circle of soteriology there really is no major surprise.

Strength(s): As an individual, my…

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