“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him’ ” (John 14:6-7). * *
To Whom It May Concern:
This little book is for “unbelievers” who feel drawn to Christianity — or who would like to understand what a friend or family member might see in it — but who have yet to hear it explained to their satisfaction. It is also for “believers” who have yet to experience the joy of their salvation. And, finally, it is for pastors and intelligent laypeople who are troubled by skeptical questions or criticisms that they are unable answer to their own satisfaction, much less to the satisfaction of the incorrigible skeptic or critic. *
* Note to skeptics and critics: Please understand that the biblical texts cited herein are employed illustratively and inspirationally–they are not offered as “proof-texts.” The written word points to the living Word. When it comes to the living Word, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
** Unless otherwise indicated, scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version.
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