Item description for Victory in Christ by Charles G. Trumbull...
Overview Do you long for a righteous life, yet struggle constantly with secret sins? In this down-to-earth, practical book, Trumbull reveals insights into the full reality of our victory in Christ, who has acheved by the power of His work on the cross, the freedom that every believer desires. Break free of the struggle between faith and works. Experience true victory-in Christ.
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Studio: Christian Literature Crusade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.14" Width: 4.3" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1992
Publisher CLC MINISTRIES INTNL. #91
ISBN 0875085334 ISBN13 9780875085333
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More About Charles G. Trumbull
Charles G. Trumbull was born in 1872 and died in 1941.
Reviews - What do customers think about Victory in Christ?
A "Classic" on Quietism Sep 23, 2003
This book is spiritually destructive. The premise of the book is for you to "let go and let God". The author clearly teaches that victory is not possible until you ceased striving. Victory is said to be possible only after you have stopped struggling for it only then that you are "resting" in Christ. Sounds good, but the scriptures NEVER teach this.
It is only by struggle that we grow in the Christian life. Sanctification is not a "second work" to be entered into by faith. Sanctification begins the moment one is saved. God begins, at that moment, working in us, conforming us to the image of Christ. I am them responsible to FIGHT with my flesh and resist sin. I must put off the old man, be renewed in my mind and put on the new man. We must then walk under the influence of the Holy Spirit, allowing his work to be done in and through us. Trumbul is teaching a form of sinless perfection, although his adherants will deny this. In practice, this IS sinless perfectionism. By ceasing to struggle, he teaches self is annihilated and Christ is formed in us. So long as one continues to "rest in Christ" one is filled with the spirit and free from sin. This is a gross misunderstanding of sin. Sin is not just voluntary, it is part of your nature. At no point will a Christian ever be free from sin - and certainly not by ceasing to struggle.
Good Things Come in Small Packages! Dec 26, 2002
This book was required reading for a seminary class, and am I ever glad it was!
The underlying thesis of Trumbull's title is: instead of trying to live the Christian life in your own strength, surrender to Christ and let Him live His life in and through you.
How many times have we failed to heed this wisdom? When we allow Christ to have His way in our lives, we experience total and complete victory over sin and become a continual source of blessing to others.
In my humble opinion, some of the more important points Trumbull mentions are: 1) Christ has the power and responsibility to set us free from sin (our job is to surrender to Christ and let Him have His way with us), 2) Christ does not want us to work for Him, rather, He wants to be our life and work through us in His power, 3) Beware of the counterfeit victory where you try your hardest to live the Christian life instead of letting Christ live His life through you, 4) Stop trying to win the victory and let Christ win it for us! We cannot have victory until we surrender to Christ, 5) Distinguish between the Lord's leading and the devil's distractions, 6) Cultivate interesting and useful hobbies/interests that broaden your Christian perspective, and 7) Do not let the cares of the world and the church cause you to neglect those closest to you (how many times have we heard about this in the Christian and secular world!).
All in all, Trumbull's book is an easy read full of precious gems waiting to be mined. So stop trying to minister to others in your own strength and let Christ minister to others through you so you can experience His victory and others are blessed in the process!
Both vocational Christian workers and lay people will benefit from this read. The non-Christian will be encouraged to consider how a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as the basis of Christianity radically differs from the good works theology of other world religions.
This book is truly life changing!!!!! Aug 11, 1998
Although I had a good understanding of my identity in Christ and the finality of the cross this book truly blessed my life. Every sentence is packed with powerful truth after powerful truth. This is a book you will want to read again and again and share with your friends.
Shows how to achieve victory over the hardest sins. Jul 22, 1998
One of the most influencial books I have ever read. I have given copies to many people. The Lord has used this book to show me the power of the Spirit in my everyday struggles. It has definitely changed my life. I have found freedom from some life-long battles and have discovered that God never intended me to win them in the first place. VERY practical - you can use the concepts while you are reading it. A short powerful book.