Lightner is not a stranger to apologetic books. This is a 1998 writing which validates the Christian faith against other contemporary views. It reads like a refresher course on the major doctrines and I think would be a good book to start a new believer out on. It includes a section, along with helpful charts, on major cults and their beliefs, and it has an appendix on postmodern belief as opposed to Christianity. Lightner comes from a dispensational, pretribulational and premillennial point of view and is fairly Calvinistic. Most of the book deals with God and His work and what mankind is asked to believe and accept in order to come to Him.
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]
Yoga: Forming a Right ResponseMay 1, 2016
In 1857 The Atlantic Monthly published “Brahma” by Ralph Waldo Emerson which included, “The strong gods pine for my abode, And pine in vain the sacred Seven; But thou, meek lover of the good! Find me, and turn thy back on heaven.”1 In 1893, at the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, Swami Vivekananda […]
Cross, Creation and also ProphecyFebruary 1, 2016
There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would […]