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JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD ALMIGHTY by Bassam Michael MadanyFeb'07

One of the main themes of the Book of Revelation is the sovereignty and omnipotence of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a central fact of Christianity, and is much needed during our times.


1. WORLD MISSIONS IN THE NEW CENTURY
Since middle of 20th Century a new era in world missions has begun. The old Colonial Empires have disappeared and most of the major world religions have revived, and Christianity in Western world has declined. A new global situation requires a reaffirmation of the Biblical mandate for missions and a new strategy.

2. PLURALISM IN THEOLOGY AND IN THE CHURCH
A Christian response to the claim of Western Pluralist theologians who are advocating the equal validity of all religions.

 

3. THE NEW WORLD OF GLOBALIZATION
We are in the early stages of the Internet revolution and its impact on the spread of Globalization in the field of information. In this article we explore the tremendous advantages of this new technology and the hope it gives us for the task of world missions.

4. UNIVERSALISM
On both sides of the Western Christian divide, Universalism is spreading. Some Roman Catholics and Protestant theologians are positing the possibility of the salvation of people who have not believed --- in this life --- in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Book review of HATED WITHOUT A CAUSE?: A Survey of Anti-Semitism
by Graham Keith   Carlisle, Cumbria, U.K.: Paternoster Press, 1997 Pp. vii + 301 Paper, price unknown.

The author teaches Religious Education at James Hamilton Academy in Ayr, Scotland. He undertook to write this book after reviewing, in 1991, a television series entitled The Longest Hatred, which dealt with anti-Semitism across the ages. Dr. Keith takes history seriously as he seeks a solution to this vexing problem from within the framework of the Bible.

The topic of anti-semitism has been very much in the news lately.  Dr. Graham Keith's book gives us an excellent study of the history of anti-semitism from pre-Christian days to the present with a Biblical response to this important subject. Calvin Theological Journal, Volume 33, Number 2 (November 1998)

Also see CHRISTIAN-JEWISH RELATIONS AFTER A CENTURY OF GREAT CHANGE
and DIFFERING CHRISTIAN STANCES TOWARD JUDAISM OVER TWO MILLENNIA


Book review of ECUMENICAL JIHAD: Ecumenism and the Culture War by Peter Kreeft

Reading Ecumenical Jihad is a unique experience. Many of us share with Peter Kreeft, this intensity of feeling regarding the by-products of secularization in the life of Americans. But, I find it very difficult to accept his plan .....


 

 

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