Item description for The Great Omission: Amazing Ways the Church Muddles the Message: How to Get It Right and Tell It Right by Robert Blair...
Overview If Jesus were still alive and preaching in the United States today, would he be building a huge church structure? Would he be talking about the "trigger" issues, the hot topics that seem to dominate our pulpits? Would he be marching in the streets -- either against or in favor of -- abortion, gay rights, or repealing the death penalty? It is Robert Blair's contention that Jesus Christ would not be politically active or trying to overtly influence the government. He believes Jesus would simply be preaching the same simple gospel that he preached 2,000 years ago. Should not his followers be doing what he would do? Should not it be our primary objective to preach the good news to every person on the planet? By doing that, and by personally assisting the poor, Reverend Blair believes that the followers of Christ would best glorify God. Hoping that every minister in the United States will "read and heed" this book, Blair believes that laypersons will also benefit from reading The Great Omission. Too often laypersons are wishing to honor God but they receive garbled signals from the church leadership about the church's main purpose. This book will become a lightning rod for change in returning our churches to the biblical message, and suggesting the right methods to tell it.
Publishers Description If Jesus were still alive and preaching today, would he be building a huge church structure? Would he be talking about the "trigger" issues, the hot topics that seem to dominate our pulpits? Would he be marching in the streets -- either against or in favor of -- abortion, gay rights, or repealing the death penalty? Robert Blair contends that Christ would not be politically active or overtly try to influence the government. Instead, he asserts that Jesus would preach the same simple gospel that he did 2,000 years ago. In "The Great Omission," Blair makes the case that the contemporary followers of Jesus should be doing what he would do -- and that our primary objective ought to be preaching the good news to every person on the planet. Blair believes that it is only by doing that, and by personally assisting the poor, that we can truly glorify God. Every minister will profit by "reading and heeding" this book -- but those in the pews will also benefit from reading "The Great Omission." Too often laypersons wish to honor God, but receive garbled signals from church leadership about the church's main purpose. This book will become a lightning rod for change in returning our churches to the biblical message, and suggesting the right methods to tell it. Robert Blair is a retired pastor who served the Hollywood (California) Church of Christ for 28 years. He is the author of "The Funeral and Wedding Handbook," as well as numerous articles in "Leadership," "20th Century Christian," and "Power for Today." Blair is a graduate of Pepperdine University, where he earned both Bachelor and Master of Arts in Religion degrees. He now resides in Cleghorn, Iowa.
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Studio: CSS Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 6.47" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher CSS Publishing Company
ISBN 0788024426 ISBN13 9780788024429
Reviews - What do customers think about The Great Omission?
A Good Read and a Fair Assessment Sep 1, 2007
In an era where the church of Christ is trying to adapt to changing culture, Robert Blair calls us back to the simplicity of the Great Commission. Church leaders universally face the tempatation to succumb to societal demands and further dilute the pure gospel message. What the church needs is not a new method, but a renewed conviction to seek out the "ancient paths" and to walk in them (Jeremiah 6:16).
I absoluted loved Reverend Blair's "paint" analogy and can cleary see in "The Great Ommission," how we have strayed from the truth of the gospel and have muddled the simple message of making disciples of all nations. Jesus called us to change the world one person at a time. I think all Christians need to step back and acknowledge that our efforts to legislate morality and to push forward the church's agenda of "christian rights" has only resulted in ridicule from non-believers and his hindered our divine mission.
In "The Great Ommission," Robert Blair fairly addresses the issues as they have arisen throughout history and comes to the only logical conclusion: Return to model of Jesus' ministry and that of the early church or continue to add to the "mix." "The Great Ommission" is a must read for all church leaders and recommended to all who desire a more effective model for church growth...Jesus' model!
Absolutely Brilliant Aug 29, 2007
This book needs to be read by all Christians. It is relevant to today, and makes us question the whole idea of church and state. Robert Blair brings forth some amazing truths in his book, and these truths seem to be skimmed over in today's popular Christian culture... I encourage YOU, to buy this book, read it, ask questions, and let it change your life...
"The Great Omission" by Robert Blair Jul 31, 2007
I read this book from beginning to end and could not lay it down. The message is so true and the research that has gone into this book is amazing on Mr. Blair's part. He knows the Bible and he knows what is wrong in the world and churches today. Just keep to God's word and forget the extra's. Thank you Robert Blair for an imformative book that God himself would appreciate.
THIS BOOK IS A BLESSING! Jul 31, 2007
Robert Blair's "The Great Omission" is brilliant. I say that because it shows us the heart of God. I love the quote Robert included by Omar Bradley. "We have grasped the mystery of the atom bomb and rejected the sermon on the mount." The world has most definitely thinned to a blur the Word of God. We must get back to the unadulterated Word as Robert poignantly points out throughout his book. This book is a wealth of knowledge about the history of the church age and is based soundly on scripture. Jesus did come to fulfill the law and taught us love and meekness....His way! Meekness is not passivity, but the power of God through love...HIS love! Jesus turned the other cheek...He healed the ear of the servant of the high priest whose ear Peter cut off. Missionaries go to other countries to teach and preach the word of God. They cannot lead others to Jesus Christ with swords! He comissioned us to go into all the world and preach the gospel and heal the sick...we cannot heal and kill at the same time! It is The gospel of PEACE! I am so overwhelmed to know someone who has written a book of this magnitude and who lets us know where we find our righteousness...and that alone is in Christ! The Great Omission: Amazing Ways the Church Muddles the Message: How to Get It Right and Tell It Right
WELL RESEARCHED BOOK - BASED ON THE SCRIPTURES Jul 31, 2007
One must actually read the book to see that Mr.Blair presented in a logical way what God's views are on different matters. Every argument was based on Biblical facts. One must actually read the Bible in depth, and research the Greek and Hebrew language to fully comprehend the laws that God commanded, and the words He spoke. You cannot read only the first and last page in this book and get an accurate account of what this book is all about. Mr.Blair has been wrongly accused by one. Maybe those who did could actually read the book and have their Bible in hand at the same time so they can look up all the scriptures and see where they went wrong instead of slamming the book before they have even read it. My prayers are that they will open their heart to God's word instead of just believing what their church's hierarchy tells them to believe.