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A life-changing heart-opening book
This book (and the sermons Priebe preached about it, available on YouTube) changed my entire perspective on character perfection and overcoming sin. His detailed comparison of sinful nature vs sinful character FINALLY helped me to understand what is truly possible through the power and life of Jesus Christ, made manifest in our lives through the Holy Spirit. I give this book away as part of my free Christian book ministry, and I receive lots of positive feedback about it. Highly recommend it! Notice that it is available in Spanish too. God bless Brother Priebe for this message. -- Austin Bacchus
Be very alert reading this book!
Dennis teaches that Jesus was born with a sinful nature like ours but overcame this by the power of the Holy Spirit to make right choices. This is exactly the opposite of what the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy teach about the nature of Christ -- we are told that He committed no sin and that He was born Holy and without a taint of sin (Hebrews 4:15, Luke 1:35, SDA Bible Com. vol 7, p.925). This is very important to understand because Dennis' teaching goes against salvation via righteousness by faith in Christ (Christ's righteousness was absolutely necessary in order that He could be our Savior). He teaches that our path to salvation is by way of making right choices under the power of the Holy Spirit. This is a form of works by gaining your own merit apart from accepting Christ's imputed righteousness.
I recommend this book
I enjoyed reading this book.
The book contained some ideas about the doctrine that I was not aware of. Promotes deep thought about the doctrine of the SDA church. Must read several times. Good book for someone that is serious about following Jesus and have discernment for right doctrine.
Very timely message
I ordered one for myself and for three other friends. We all enjoyed this book's timely message. A wonderful handout to those church members who seem to be confused with the evangelical influences that are creeping into the church.
Way to perfection
Good for the serious Christian that wants to go deeper in knowledge of the Christian way and of God. Also for those of us that are struggling with sin and feel hopeless. There is power in Christ. The book encourages to keep un trusting in Christ and not give up.
Good study information
Spiritual Matters Concerning Jesus
This was a gift and I pray that the brother in Christ I gave it to helps to increase his faith in Christ. Also, I hope he would share it with others.
Clear and Insightful
Priebe's book is very instructive on the Historical Adventist perspective of salvation. Well written and explained with clarity. It is difficult to challenge the thesis in each chapter and the book as a whole. The only shortcoming was that the issue of Christian perfection was not comprehensive enough; lacking in "if you have love toward one another" (John 13:35) and the "as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you have done it to Me." (Matthew 25:40. Christian perfection must embrace all of God's will, Adventists (Historical or not) cannot leave those aspects to evangelicals while urging perfection on the remnant. Overall, however, the subjects were well substantiated with Scripture and Spirit of Prophecy.
Most concise and indepth explanations
This is the most concise and indepth explanation of the human and divine nature of Christ; what sin is and how to achieve victory through Christ. Definitely worthy of another read.