The American Declaration of Independence was not the first declaration of independence. The first declaration of independence was drawn up in the heart of Adam in the Garden of Eden and is the cause of all the ills which have come to the human race since that time.
Only in Christ can we get the fruit that Adam reached for and did not truly get.
The message of the Gospel of Mark is best summarized in chapter ten, "For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many" (v. 45, ESV). It is this theme that not only inspires the title of Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse's commentary on Mark, but serves as the focal point around which he exegetes and expounds the saving message of Christ.
In this work, Donald Barnhouse leads us through the assurance and foundation of our holiness. He insightfully says “If the Word of God contained your name, you would always have the fear that the message was addressed to someone else of the same name.” He reminds us that “the work of salvation has been done in our hearts and that it has been done forever.”