From any non-Christian point of view, the gospel does not make sense. Grace doesn't make sense. Grace doesn't add up. Why would Jesus come to be one of us, to pay a debt He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay? Why would He do that? Free? No strings? What was in it for Him? Since the church first began, Christians have had trouble accepting God's grace. We have substituted holiness, discipleship, order, regulation, and a long list of things to avoid in place of God's free gift. The result is a "Bad News Religion" that drains the joy and life out of believers.
Bad News Religion is a convicting, liberating exploration of how we, in the name of religion, have shifted the focus from the work of God to our ability to become
worthy of salvation. The result is bondage and defeat. The key to success in the Christian life is not what we do, but who we know. Knowing God and knowing the fullness of His grace is a liberating experience. Most of us don't realize how we have robbed ourselves of experiencing the richness of God's grace.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Sold by:||HarperCollins Publishing|
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Table of Contents
|1||From There to Eternity||1|
|2||The Past is Prelude||15|
|3||Discovering the Real Jesus||25|
|4||Just What Do You Mean ... Bad News Religion?||39|
|5||All You Need Is Grace||51|
|6||Quid Pro Quo||63|
|7||Legalism Strikes Back!||81|
|8||Is The Good News "Easy-Believism?"||93|
|9||Joe the Pastor and Joe the Cab Driver||115|
|10||The Day Grace Was Preached at First Duck Church||129|
|11||The Price of Legalism||139|
|12||Jesus Is The Answer||157|
|Conclusion: We Have a New Name||171|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Greg tells it like it should be told!
This Author represents the Worldwide Church of God. Remember them? Greg, why did you work for Herbert W. Armstrong? May God have mercy on his soul, and yours! How can you or your book be credible? You can't.
I highly recommend this book for those that are trapped in a church or religion that consists of a bunch of does and don'ts. Christianity is all about freedom and this book does a great job of highlighting that.