As PJEFC pushes forward with our outreach to the community as part of our Community Transformation, we are to go out to our unreached friends, family and co-workers. Sometimes, evangelism means living your life as a shining example of God’s grace and blessings. But sometimes, though, evangelism also means answering questions about your faith.
“Why do you believe in Jesus Christ?”
“Is the Bible true?”
“Why do Christians go through baptism? What is the significance?”
Sometimes, it’s the simple, basic questions that are the hardest to answer. While some of us are well-versed with deep doctrines of original sin or transubstantiation, but some of us may have difficulty with the simpler questions.
So maybe it is time to revisit the foundations of our faith.
What Every Christian Ought to Know :
Solid Grounding for a Growing Faith
By Adrian Rogers and Steve Rogers
277 pages, B&H Publishing Books 2012
What’s this book about?
This book is straightforward in its purpose and who it is for – The book answers questions on the basic tenets of our faith. And as for who it is for, the author directs this book for all Christians, whether you are a new believer, or a matured Christian. But why, revisit the foundations when are more pressing contemporary issues to think about? Well, the authors lay out their reasons in the preface, and in an a very convincing way.
The book then goes into twelve chapters, each chapter with titles starting with ‘Every Christian Ought to Know’. Some of the chapters are on Assurance of Salvation, Eternity Security, What Happens When a Christian Sins and How to Discern the Will of God. Each chapter is preceded with a relevant Bible verse, then the authors answer the question from the Biblical viewpoint, in a simple and concise way. But they are also quite thorough and direct, considering the different and polarizing opinions.
Then they end the chapters with a study guide to help you further explore each topic that is discussed.
What did we like about it?
The book achieves what is sets out to do. It is simple and easy to read, the authors interspersed the serious with anecdotes about their ministries to illustrate their points. What we like is also they are straightforward in what they are believe to be true, they don’t cover all the bases, so to speak. One example of this is the chapter on baptism, where the authors hold their view on the matter.
Was it easy to read?
Yes, it was easy to read. The English is direct and simple, and can be read by a young teenager.