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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Books I received for Christmas (Part 2)

The other book I received this Christmas was Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias. This book was given to me by my first cousin, Jeremiah Laird (who was my best man at my wedding), and his wife, Amy.

This book is a biblical defense against postmodern "tolerance"- the idea that we are supposed to believe all religions to be equally true. In this book, Zacharias examines 6 questions answered by Jesus in a way that no other person in history could have answered them. The answers Jesus gives to these questions, if taken seriously, provide ample evidence to the unique position of Christ- that He must be viewed as either the exclusive way, truth, and life or He must be completely ignored and disrespected- there is no middle ground, so that those who wish to view Him as simply a good teacher on par with the teachers of other religions are actually completely rejecting Christ and everything He had to say.

An interesting feature of this book is that the actual content of the 6 questions mentioned above is nowhere to be found on either the cover of the book nor in the introduction. Even the chapter titles give no clue as to what 6 questions will specifically be discussed. Therefore, the reader is immediately curious about what the author is communicating and the chapters must be read closely to discover both the questions and the answers provided by quotes from Jesus.

As I continue to read through this book, I hope to provide future blogposts looking into these 6 questions, which demonstrate Christ as fully God and fully Man.


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