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Overview Jeffress issues a bold wake-up call to all believers to stop apologizing for and start proclaiming the tough but essential truths that Christians have historically embraced. He provides the finest biblical, scientific, and historical evidence needed to defend these core beliefs in a culture turned hostile to God's truth.
Publishers Description SEVEN OUTRAGEOUS TRUTHS YOU CAN "STILL" BELIEVE . . . AND WHY -"Every other religion is wrong." -"God sends good people to Hell." -"Homosexuality is a perversion." -"Evolution is a myth." -"God is ultimately responsible for suffering in the world." -"Husbands are to lead their families." -"America is a Christian nation." In" Hell? Yes " Dr. Robert Jeffress issues a bold wakeup call to all believers-from college students to grandparents-to stop apologizing for and start proclaiming the tough but essential truths that Christians have historically embraced. And he provides the finest biblical, scientific, and historical evidence needed to defend these core beliefs in a culture turned hostile to God's truth. Dr. Jeffress believes the secular spirit of political correctness is holding the church hostage. And the tragic result is that the revolutionary, life-changing, positive message of the Christian faith is being watered down. If you are weary of a Christianity that waffles and wavers about controversial issues-if you are ready to stand up and compassionately yet forcefully and intelligently say, "This is what I believe and here's why"-then this book is for you
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 18, 2008
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400074940 ISBN13 9781400074945
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More About Robert Jeffress
Charles M. Sheldon was a pastor in 1896 when he chose to preach one Sunday night on the question -What would Jesus do?- A sermon became a series, that became an article, that became a book, that became a movement. And the book has sold over 30 million copies.
Robert Jeffress currently resides in Wichiata Falls, in the state of Texas. Robert Jeffress was born in 1955.
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Excellent book on unpopular truth Nov 17, 2007
This book talks about things that are no longer popular in our culture.Just because a view is not the latest thing does not make it untrue.Every argument comes from the scriptures in this book and those who do not agree have a problem with the biblical text itself more than the author.A good read worth the price.
Mitt's not a Christian, but this Pharisee is? Oct 19, 2007
So anyone who doesn't believe exactly as Dr. Jeffress believes is going to hell? (e.g., Mitt Romney, who he denounced today as a non-Christian?) Contrast "Dr." Jeffress's merciless God with the God of Joseph Smith and decide which one is "Christian"; this is what Joseph Smith said: "The Muslim condemns the Heathen, the Jew, and the Christian, and the whole world of mankind that reject his Koran as infidels, and consigns the whole of them to perdition. The Jew believes that the whole world that reject his faith, and are not circumcised, are gentile dogs, and will be damned. The Heathen are equally as tenacious about their principles, and the Christian consigns all to perdition who cannot bow to his creed and submit to his ipse dixit. But while one portion of the human race are judging and condemning the other without mercy, the great parent of the universe looks upon the whole of the human family with a fatherly care, and paternal regard; he views them as his offspring; and without any of these contracted feelings that influence the children of men." I know which God I prefer. Honestly, even if you hung a plaque with the word "Pharisee" around some people's necks they wouldn't recognize themselves.
"Hell, NO!" Jan 8, 2007
"Dr" Jeffress truly seems to delight in the erroneous doctrine of "hell." I saw him preach a sermon on TV about "hell", and he had the most bizarre, holier-than-thou smile on his face the whole time, as though he was proud that "hell" is real and that people who don't agree with him are actually going there.
Here's just two of MANY problems with his book AND his theology(Which is the belief of more than 90% of orthodox christianity), the word "hell" is a blantantly erroneous translation in the bible. It was translated from FOUR different words, the hebrew word SHEOL, which means THE GRAVE, or THE UNSEEN, the Greek word HADES, which is simply the greek counterpart of sheol, and ALSO means the UNSEEN, and the hebrew word gehenna, which was actually the garbage dump just south of Jerusalem, and tartarus, which was the mythical place where angels were believed to be held prior to judgement. Here's the kicker, not ONE of these words EVER had the connotation of someone being tortured in literal flames...NEVER. Sheol was even a place where the RIGHTEOUS went..EVERYONE will go to SHEOL, or the GRAVE when they die.
Secondly, his use of the parable of the Rich Man and Lazurus to promote his belief in "hell" is a mistake that preachers use all the time, and unfortunately have NO CLUE that this is NOT a literal story that Jesus told. It was PARABLE, a fictitious story that had the simple meaning that the rich man, who represents the JUDAH, or God's chosen(At the time), and Lazurus who represents the gentiles, are TRADING PLACES. Jesus wanted the pharisees to know that it will be the heathen GENTILES who will be figuratively AT THE BOSOM OF ABRAHAM, while the chosen JEWS would be kicked out and would be gnashing their teeth(An idiom meaning they'd be JEALOUS..NOT that they'd be in pain). Remember, it was JUDAH who had 5 full brothers? Remember he was a SON of Abraham? Remember that it was the JEWS...literally the PHARISEES that were dressed in fine linen, and fared sumptuously because they thought they were tich because they were the chosen? This is a PARABLE. And we know that the Jews will not PERMANANTLY be kicked out of the "bosom of Abraham", God will indeed graft them back in.
I agree with another review here that our loving, wise, omniscient God would NOT create billions and billions of people whom He foreknew would forsake Him and ultimately spend "eternity" in literal flame FOR NO REDEEMING REASON WHATSOEVER. Jesus told His followers to LOVE their enemies, and yet, so many people believe that God will TORTURE His enemies in literal fire. God is not a trifling, moody person that so many orthodox preachers are, who's only solution to dealing with opposition is to throw them in a fire and watch them burn. God is being SO poorly represented by orthodox christianity, which is why so many SHUN it. In summary..."Hell, NO."
Great Apologetics Jan 5, 2007
This book is a wonderful defense of the faith in light of the trend to be politically correct. Dr. Jeffress is always worth a read. I highly recommend it to believers and those who are searching for that missing piece in their heart.
Not Surprisingly, Jul 7, 2006
This book is written by a fundamentalist, southern Baptist. Those of you who seem surprised at the contents need to understand that when you are steeped in a theology of fear, hate, and anger, then that is all you have to give away.
Isn't it strange that God who knew the ending from the beginning eons ago, created out of seemingly unconditional love, a place where people would have to go to pay infinitely for finite crimes. A place where punishments are so cruel, merciless, and everlasting. The deal is: You are given free will but damned if you make the 'wrong' choice. Not for a month or a year or even a decade-but eternally. So to all those of a fundamentalist bent, I ask this: Tell your child that when they walk out the door they are going to meet a friend. Then tell them that this friend loves them, BUT if they don't love the person in return, that person will burn them with a hot cigarette butt. You would call that child abuse. But when it comes to religion, you call it love...
If you believe in a god like this, you don't need a devil.