Was Jesus Christ a Christian? Jesus, I am not a Christian contains sensitive statements on a variety of topics like religion, science, education, language and economics which will help humanity evolve into a higher realm of moral consciousness. They reflect a passionate indignation at the exploitation of man by man. Specifically designed to contribute to the creation of an egalitarian society, the articles are tempered with scientific rationality.The rational will promote them; the irrational will oppose them; but neither can ignore them.
100 Reasons... examines the hopes and love God has for his creation. It presents to us the benefits, the life changing experiences, and the importance of developing a relationship with Christ. Overall, we learn how our decision to accept or reject Jesus Christ, will affect us now, and on his return. This book searches deep into the minds of those who struggle against his beckoning call to come believing, and to witness a man who understands all that we have experienced... and one who offers us a fruitful, yet tempered and purposeful life that will never end. This unique book may be utilized as a witnessing tool to win others to Christ, or as an inspirational and devotional for the believer to gain more understanding and leverage in their stand and comittment to him.
Self-study Bible course with Teacher's Guide for group study. This study is designed to assist the new believer in Jesus Christ, who wants to learn the basic teachings of Christianity and take the first steps to living a biblically-based Christian life. First Steps introduces the Christian to his or her life in Christ through the teachings of the New Testament, in the form of a self-paced question-answer course of study. A Teacher's Guide is included so First Steps may be used as a group Bible study. The course briefly touches on fourteen areas of doctrine and the Christian life: salvation, the Trinity, eternal security, assurance of salvation, inspiration, and interpretation of the Scripture, prayer, ministry of the Holy Spirit, believer's baptism, rapture of the church, Christian rewards, and the Christian's life, service, and spiritual growth. Each of the seven doctrinal lessons is a self-contained unit of instruction. The theme of each lesson is announced in the lesson title. The Scripture and questions in the lesson develop that theme.
Shatters the myth of a blond-haired, blue-eyed Jesus and examines the psychological effect of the white image of Christ.
THIS book is the outcome of lectures given at Jena on October 23 and 24, 1906, in connection with the Theological Vacation Course. These lectures grappled with certain problems which deal with the sharp oppositions that perplex our life to-day, and therefore seem to call very specially for elucidation. In the course of our inquiry we have sought to show as clearly as possible what these oppositions are, and have done our best to surmount them. The first lecture deals with the grounding of religion in the inner life. Our aim in this lecture is to find some mean between the older thought which favoured the cosmological approach to religion, and the newer which takes the human soul as its starting-point, but is so liable to the defects of vagueness and formlessness. Over against both these methods we proceed to elaborate a system which, while based on the inner life, still preserves a cosmic character. In this way a clear distinction is drawn between a religion of the spiritual life and a religion that is merely humanistic. The subject of the second section is " Religion and History." There is hardly anything so significant for the position of religion to-day as the tendency to refer continually to history. Whatever the advantages of such reference, we must not ignore its dangers. It was incumbent on us to weigh them well, and in particular to ascertain whether it were possible to overcome the evils of a stifling and enervating historicity, whilst still maintaining the significance of history in opposition to a radicalism which is hostile to it. This we could not do without framing certain fundamental convictions as to the meaning of history which shed a new light on the picture of life as a whole, and therefore concern each of us individually.
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