Only Jesus: Jesus Christ The One and Only Savior. Church Starting Network, 2012 Ebbie C. Smith In the face of the growing religious tolerance that teaches that salvation may be found in many sources other than personal faith in the historic Christ, Ebbie Smith, affirms the biblical teaching of the unique Savior, Jesus Christ. The study clearly demonstrates the unbiblical nature of Universalism and other wider-hope theory of salvation. Smith declares firmly that the Bible only promises salvation to those who enter a personal relationship with the living Christ during that person's lifetime. Smith admits that the attractiveness of wider-hope theories that promise salvation through other religions and systems. These unfounded teachings can to some degree alleviate the Christian concern for those who do t believe, especially for those who do t hear the Message of Christ. Likewise, Smith ackwledges that the Sovereign God is free to save any person the Almighty choices. This book does, however, declare that God's Revelation in the Bible promises other way of salvation except in Christ Jesus. We must t, says Smith, rely on any promise t in the Bible and must t promise anything t affirmed in Scripture. The primary plea in the book is that those who hold the scriptural truth of Jesus Christ the one and only Savior be far more zealous in sharing this promise with those away from the Savior. The author leaves readers with two burning statements: First, Is it t possible that our negligence in effective witness is the greatest liberalism of all? Second, Is it t possible that the most alarming sin is the Evangelical neglect of the responsibilities of effective and loving witness rather than the liberal misinterpretation of biblical teaching?
Ebbie C. Smith served 15 years as missionary in Indonesia, taught 24 years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and now serves as adjunct professor at Tarrant County College. Smith holds a position of teaching with B. H. Carroll Theological Insistute in Arlington, Texas. He holds the B.A from Hardin-Simmons University, the MDiv and Ph.D from Southwestern Baptist Theololcal Seminary, the MA in Missions from Fuller Theological Seminary, and the MA in Sociology from Ujniversity of Texas in Arlington. Smith continues to reside in KFort Worth, Texas.