The Simplicity of Christ

For more than forty years, I have had the privilege of sharing the truths of God's Word with one thought in mind and that was to help simplify a believer's Christianity. Very shortly after I accepted Christ Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I had a well-meaning brother in the Lord caution me: "Be careful that no one tries to convince you that you need to speak in tongues. That's from the devil." The very same week, I had another well-meaning brother inform me: "If you don't speak in tongues, you're not even saved."

Someone else said I had to pray the Lord's Prayer every day, another said I had to take communion every week, another said I had to kneel when I pray, another said I had to raise my hands, another said I had to be baptized before my salvation became real. Something was wrong. God can't be that complicated. I got before the Lord and simply prayed: "Lord, you are not a God of extremes. Please make Christianity easy for me," and down through years He has honored that prayer.

The "Simplicity of Christ" is designed to help the unbeliever, the new believer, or anyone who is searching for a purpose for their life, understand that God had a plan from the very beginning of time, and that every man, woman, and child who accepts Christ as their Savior has a significant role in that plan.

God is a God of revelation. He never intended to keep His plan secret. The book looks at how He revealed His plan, and the reason Christ had to come and die, through the concepts of the Covenant, the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, and the Feasts of Israel.

It also takes the reader on a journey through the process the Lord had to take me through in order for the simplicity of His plan to become functional in my everyday life. The book is designed to break down the denominational barriers that keep the believer from truly experiencing the freedom and joy that is found in a personal relationship with the Lord of lords.

--T. W. Johnson