Crosscurrents : Making Sense of the Christian Life
Church leaders today, whether in full-time ministry or not, realize that Christians face a culture war involving every aspect of society. People of faith are becoming increasingly marginalized. Part of the problem is the pace of change caused by the flood of information now available through various media, including the Internet. How do we find the time to keep abreast of these issues? Where can we find a summary of the challenges, a clear analysis of the erroneous teachings, and a roadmap toward a consistently Christian worldview? CrossCurrents -- Making Sense of the Christian Life gives a fearless critique of modern errors, showing how a diminished view of God is the inevitable result. Issues are pinpointed in clear and easy-to-understand language, so as to equip thoughtful Christians with the tools they need to confront error and to equip others. Beginning with simple difficulties, the book fearlessly scales the heights, considering topics like open theism, Molinism, and the age-old tension between Arminian and Calvinist theology. The book concludes with a ground-breaking discussion that clarifies critical issues concerning salvation -- issues that have long divided the people of God.
- Paperback | 243 pages
- 23 May 2013
- Harriman House
- United States
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Most Christians are aware of the false God's and idols of Biblical times and of how people chose to invent their own religions rather than serve and obey God. Mr. Fox shows us that today is no different. False doctrines still flow freely and swiftly all around us. Many of these erroneous teachings contain only subtle differences, more difficult to recognize than the graven images of old. That, alone, makes these crosscurrents of change far more dangerous. This book leads us through these perilous waters with wisdom, knowledge, and clarity. From the rampant liberal shifts in churches to attacks against the inerrancy of Scripture, the divinity of Jesus, and the power of God, this book bravely takes them on, one by one. Crosscurrents gives us intellectual answers for today's skeptics-answers based on Scripture, history, and Mr. Fox's own deep analytical research. To quote Mr. Fox, "It may stoke our ego to falsely think our free will can change the very being of God as we co-create the future. But, to the contrary, the Scriptures teach that God created us for his glory, and he considers us significant. Surely that is more than enough for us." This wake-up call not only enlightens us to new false teachings, it helps us brave the crosscurrents of change we often choose to ignore-changes we sigh about while we turn away to happier thoughts. Fox show us clearly that without strong views, founded on truth, we will not be ready for the hard days ahead. This book is a must read for concerned Christians traveling through today's troubled waters.show moreby Jean James