The premise of this book is based upon fundamental presuppositions that are not the result of internal philosophical musings, personal opinions, or speculative conjecture. Rather, they flow from an external standard that I believe serves as the only basis for our beliefs, attitudes, and practices: the Bible. There is a hell. There is a heaven. Not everyone goes to heaven. Some people go to hell. Place your faith in the One who paid your penalty and offers to you the forgiveness of sins and the free gift of eternal life.
- Print Length: 212 pages
- Publisher: Grace Acres Press
- Publication Date: 2020
- Retail: $7
What People are Saying
Of all of the doctrines revealed in the Bible, from humanity’s perspective, soteriology, or the doctrine of salvation, would certainly be the most important since a correct understanding and response to this doctrine determines where a soul spends eternity: heaven or hell. Yet, despite its importance, the evangelical church seems to be growing progressively inaccurate and even apathetic concerning how the great salvation truths of Scripture are communicated to the lost. It is possible to miss out on a joyful eternity with God simply by misunderstanding or misconstruing the simplicity of the gospel. That is why I am delighted with this new volume written by my friend Dr. J. B. Hixson, which not only argues for the simplicity of the gospel but also holds forth its truth in light of perpetual misunderstandings of it. I am always delighted to endorse Dr. Hixson’s work as he is one of the few scholars who correctly understands the true grace position of Scripture and also holds to dispensational premillennialism. Consequently, he has the right theology necessary to rightly divide the Word of God on this critically important topic.
Dr. Andy Woods, pastor-teacher, Sugar Land Bible Church, TX; President, Chafer Theological Seminary, NM
As Jesus prophesied when asked about the end of the age, we are today experiencing the greatest deception the world has ever seen. The need for a work like Top 10 Reasons cannot be overestimated. Like the truth that it exposes, it is clear, concise, easy to read, simple, and magnificently freeing to the soul. It can become a great soul-winning tool as believers distribute it into the hands of the lost. Greater still, it can help pastors and preachers remain true to the simple gospel to which we were called in an age when so many are falling prey to the subtle temptations of Satan and the flesh to add to, and thus destroy, the perfect gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Wayne Dartez, Victory Baptist Church, Lake Charles, LA
The Apostle Paul was concerned about the Corinthians when he wrote these words: “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3, NKJV). The gospel of eternal life by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is a simple gospel. In a day of murky presentations of the gospel of Christ, Hixson reminds us all not to complicate the good news. This work will function well as an extended gospel tract that can be given to unbelievers to help them come to trust in Christ for salvation. It will also help believers to understand some of the pitfalls they will face as they share their faith. Make this book one that you will read this year.
Dr. Mike Stallard, Director of International Ministry, Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, NJ
Many theologians have a tendency to muddy the waters of the gospel. In contrast, Dr. Hixson’s book, Top 10 Reasons, clears away the confusion and focuses on the straightforward message of God’s good news. For those who know the Lord, this book is a fresh reminder of what it means to simply believe in Christ for salvation. It is also an excellent resource for pointing the unbelieving skeptic, as well as the confused Christian, to the clear message of the gospel.
Bob Nyberg, retired missionary, Ethnos360, FL
Everyone should read Top 10 Reasons Some People Go to Hell by Dr. J. B. Hixson. In a world where politeness and social convention often keep us from speaking the truth, Dr. Hixson boldly proclaims the message of the Bible. If there is one book for a non-Christian to read on Christianity, let it be this one. Everyone needs to understand the eternal reality that is at stake. Powerful illustrations, approachable language, and Hixson’s inimitable writing style will leave even the most antagonistic reader with a robust understanding of the Good News of salvation. For a believer, this book will sharpen your clarity and understanding of the gospel message. It will motivate and prepare you to share it with everyone you can before it is too late. Helpful discussion questions make this an excellent resource for any church, sermon series, workshop, or Bible study group of any kind. Whether your goal is to understand your faith better, grow spiritually, be better equipped to do the work of an evangelist, or simply have a great resource that you can share with anybody, this book is for you.
Brad Maston, author and pastor-teacher, Fort Collins Bible Church, Fort Collins, CO
J. B. Hixson brings clarity to the most important issue there is: how to have eternal life. Top 10 Reasons Some People Go to Hell carefully explains how the gospel is a good-news message about forgiveness of sins through one moment of faith in Jesus alone. Hixson refutes the Pharisaic approach to salvation which, sadly, runs amok in the evangelical world. He also dismantles obstacles preventing many from considering God’s free offer of eternal life. Hixson gently presents God’s simple plan of salvation to any reader seeking the truth. Readers will be plainly shown how the Bible teaches that if anyone goes to Hell, it is because he or she has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God (John 3:18).
Adam Lair, professor, Cornerstone Bible Institute, SD