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By Guy P. Harrison

Written in a deferential and conversational kind, this specific ebook is designed to advertise positive discussion and foster mutual figuring out among Christians and non-Christians. the writer, a skeptic and journalist, asks uncomplicated questions on Christian trust.

What is the born-again event? Why may God are looking to sacrifice his in basic terms son for the area? Do miracles relatively ensue? How trustworthy is the Bible? what's the rapture? Why isn't every body a Christian? each one query is via observation and research that's skeptical and difficult yet by no means argumentative or condescending.

Christians will locate the e-book necessary as a foundation for constructing their apologetics, whereas skeptics will welcome Harrison's probing rational research of non secular claims.  

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The fall of Constantinople was widely viewed as divine retribution for the compromise of Orthodox faith at the council of Florence–Ferrara (–), in a futile attempt to gain Western assistance against the Turks. When the head of the Russian Church, the Greek Metropolitan Isidore of Kiev, returned home after signing the act of union, he was summarily arrested. In due course, the Russians elected their own Metropolitan of Moscow to lead the Church, without the assent of Cambridge Collections Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009  Mary B.

When Christ commissioned Paul on the Damascus road, he charged him to preach the gospel to the Gentiles, calling them to join the one body of Christ, the Church. Divine revelation neither occurs in a vacuum nor is primarily addressed to individuals. God’s word establishes and nurtures community. It is Cambridge Collections Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009 Scripture and tradition in the Church  through community that God seeks to fulfil his purposes in history. In their mutual interdependence, scripture, tradition and Church cannot be played off against each other.

The scriptures thereby bear God’s authority and challenge the Church, making it accountable to the revealed will of God. The neglect of the Bible and the silencing of its prophetic witness are inimical to the Church’s evangelical vibrancy and sense of mission in the world. Nothing in the Church must therefore contradict the teaching and spirit of the Bible.  The Church in every generation is called to maintain the primacy and centrality of the Bible in its life, always attentive, repentant and obedient to God’s word.

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