Scripture tells us we are all sinful wretches, but that doesn’t exactly square with today’s Power of Positive Pretty People.
In effect, the American church is redefining who Jesus Christ is. On the heels of that is the usual attack from skeptics. Witness the recent Washington Post piece by Raphael Lataster, who speculates that Jesus never even existed.
Into this madness comes a breath of fresh air.
Todd Friel, the masterful Christian apologist (of “Wretched Radio” fame), has produced a new book, “Jesus Unmasked: The Truth Will Shock You.”
Yes, it will.
Friel’s defense of the biblical Christ is so seamless and engaging, one reckons it should be used in every youth group and seminary in America. It’s that good.
I like very much Friel’s ability to distill truth; for example: “Postmoderns are quick to say, ‘Your religion is true if it works for you.’
“Umm, no it’s not. Just because something ‘works’ does not mean it is true. A convicted criminal on death row can get through the day believing he is going to be released tomorrow, but his belief is misplaced; his faith is wrong. It may ‘work,’ but it is not correct.”
He understands that the very center of the skeptics’ target is the person of Jesus Christ. This is the center of everything and on that rests every important question for each individual.
That’s just one reason “Jesus Unmasked” is the real deal.
Who hasn’t known a young person, steeped in Christianity from birth, going off to college and coming home at Christmas to announce he is an atheist?
It’s to this audience I believe “Jesus Unmasked” is most valuable. Friel provides plenty of evidence that the real Jesus, the one found in the Bible, is alive and well and all-sufficient for every person on the planet.
Written by JIM FLETCHER
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