"Slave" (John Macarthur) - Who is a Christian? Is it just whoever says they are? Is there anything one must believe or do?
One failing of most English translations (including the King James) is the word doulos. This goes back at least to Tyndale, and does not appear to be any sort of systematic attack. It seems the word "slave" (which is the closest English word) did not hold much meaning to people at that time.
Yet, today, we have people who claim that Jesus can be Savior, without being Lord (the Lordship salvation controversy).
Is it any surprise we have people making their own way? Past evangelists have emphasized a "personal relationship" with Christ, and that is certainly necessary. But it is the relationship of a master and slave!
John Macarthur (as always) brings deep exegesis to the subject, and brings to bear all of Scripture on this vital topic. Even if you are convinced of the need to have Jesus as Lord, you will be encouraged, exhorted, and educated on every aspect of this personal relationship.