The Door is Open Paperback: 40 pages Publisher: Evangelical Press Author: Asahel Nettleton ISBN-10: 0852344090 ISBN-13: 978-0852344095 Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.1 inches Weight: 2.4 ounces
Rooted squarely in Scripture, the Puritan movement and the evangelical revivals of the eighteenth century, this booklet by the great American preacher Asahel Nettleton probes that most vital of issues: the necessity of the new birth. In many respects Nettleton's life was bound up intimately with this theme, for under his preaching in the early nineteenth century literally thousands found new life in Christ. With clarity and force, Nettleton shows what regeneration is not and what it is. Neither an external rite such as baptism, nor a mere outward turning away from certain habits and practices, the new birth is best seen as a radical act on God's part, in which the deepest roots of a person's life are for ever changed and turned Godward.