Oneness with Christ

ONENESS WITH CHRIST by W.R. Nicholson, D.D. Published by Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, Mich. Price $3.00.

This book is commentary on the epistle to the Colossians. As a book for the general public, it makes very good reading. It is spiritual and devotional. Moreover, the author maintains all the fundamental truths of the Christian faith as they concentrate around the atonement of our Savior. As sinners, according to the author, we may not come to God and enter into His blessed fellowship, except on the basis of God’s righteousness in Christ; and we cannot and will not come to God because we are dead in sins, and, therefore, we are in need of the efficacious grace of God in Christ.

As a commentary, however, it is not very complete or thorough. For instance, I cannot conceive of a complete commentary on the epistle to the Colossians without a thorough exposition of the section in 1.1520, especially of the concept: “the firstborn of every creature.” This concept is fundamental for the correct understanding of the whole epistle. Yet, the author simply passes over it.

But I say again, the book offers very good reading and I heartily recommend it to the Christian reader.