I was inspired recently to pick up Machen’s classic which has sat on my bookshelf for years, but I have never read. Like Gone With The Wind, it is one of the books which is referenced so regularly you feel as though you have read it.
For those unfamiliar with this book, here is the summary from the back cover:
“This book, written in response to the liberalism which arose in the early 1900s, is a classic defense of orthodox Christianity. To expose the fallacies of liberalism and strengthen the orthodox position, Dr. Machen established the importance of scriptural doctrine and contrasts the teachings of liberalism and orthodoxy on God and man, the Bible, Christ, salvation, and the church. These issues remain in conflict today, testifying to the continuing relevance of this important work.”
We are now 95 years removed from the publication of this book which is one reason why I find Machen so profound and insightful even in the opening pages. Over the next few weeks, I will work through Machen’s book. As I process through it, hopefully, this will encourage others in their own reading projects.
If you would like to read the book for free you can download the ebook here.