Free At Last

The book that inspired my 6 part series on the “victorious life” was Tony Evans’ Free At Last. Just finished it last night. It wasn’t a bad book, had lots of good things to say. Perhaps he confuses a believer’s freedom and liberty with unstoppable victory though.

All in all, his main point–that we have liberty in Christ because of His grace and all-sufficient work–was well done.

I did, however, also have a hesitation about his understanding of the old nature–it’s a factory that turns out sin but the factory has been closed but the sin is still running around in the body. That’s why it is important to save people as kids so they don’t sin as much. Hmm. Not sure on that one.

Anyway, it was a fine book.

2 thoughts on “Free At Last”

  1. I agreed with your review of the book… I also came away from it thinking maybe a lot of his words of “victory” were directed toward those who struggle with drugs, alcohol, some sort of addiction; and when I read it with that in mind, it made a bit more sense. You can (with God’s help)have victory over a sin addiction but just not a constant “Never-sin-again” victory.

  2. I did, however, also have a hesitation about his understanding of the old nature–it’s a factory that turns out sin but the factory has been closed but the sin is still running around in the body. That’s why it is important to save people as kids so they don’t sin as much. Hmm. Not sure on that one.

    I suppose the question to ask Tony is: can a Christian develop new sinful habits?

    I am proof positive that the answer is yes, so Tony must be wrong. The flesh still serves the law of sin.

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