Christian Agnostic: The Doubt Jesus Requires His Followers to Have

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AuthorHouse, 2012 - Religion - 304 pages
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Could it be true that Jesus requires his followers to admit room for doubt in him? According to this book, yes. Lawson writes in Christian Agnostic, "Greatness, in order to be great, must have a great adversary. Who would Luke Skywalker be without Darth Vadar? Who would Rocky be without Apollo Creed? Who would Winston Churchill be without Hitler? Would we ever have known who David was without Goliath? What would faith be without doubt?" Where maybe no other religious book does, the Bible understands that even though faith and doubt are great adversaries, faith loves doubt because faith loves the fight and knows that it could not be great without uncertainty. More than that, the Bible sees doubt as an ally because it knows that if doubt could be eliminated and true certainty attained, then faith, the resource that fuels the Bible's followers, could not exist for there can be no faith where there is no doubt. The majority of the church, and the world at large, views faith as a resource that erases doubt and decides truth. This misconception has caused much of the Christian world, for most of its history, to embrace a method of searching for truth that is weak and lazy. This book shows that despite the church's mistaken belief about the nature of faith, the Bible understands how to search for truth with the legitimacy that only comes from having the courage to be honest about the room for doubt present wherever faith is used to believe and then being open to challenging one's own beliefs wherever that room for doubt exists. In recent decades, millions have walked away from the church because they think the Bible lacks credibility. What they do not realize is that the Bible has credibility, but that the Christian world holds back its legitimacy, instead choosing to unintentionally make the Bible appear weak because it refuses to embrace the more honorable method of searching for truth that the book promotes. Christian Agnostic will show the world many of the Bible's strengths that the church has been unknowingly concealing.
 

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Contents

SECTION
1
THE NATURE OF FAITH
17
HOW HIGH CAN FAITH JUMP?
26
SECTION
43
HOW HIGH CAN HISTORY UMP?
59
CAN SCIENCE DUNK?
66
SECTION THREE
79
THE BODYBUILDER OF LEGITIMACY
107
NEW TESTAMENT LEGITIMACY
166
CH1USTIANITYS DECLINE
193
SET FREEWILL FREE
211
SECTION FIVE
241
I4 THE ESUS WHO PLAYS ON MY COURT
259
I5 IS THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK GOING TO HELL?
277
THE CERTAINTY OF DOUBT
283
Copyright

OLD TESTAMENT LEGITIMACY
129

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Dustin Lawson a degree in theology from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a masters in Global Politics from Regent University. In between earning these degrees, Lawson spent a year traveling thorughout North America, parts of Europe and the Middle East as the personal assistant to the author and speaker Josh McDowell.

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