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Gospel Truth/Pagan Lies: Can You Tell the Difference? Paperback – April 1, 1999
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Excellent tool for Biblical evangelism --P. J. Mathew, Pastor, Davis, CA
Wonderfully insightful - a great youth group study book or gift for young adults or skeptics about Christianity. Even mature middle school children would find this a complete overview to equip them to evaluate many of our culture's messages in the light of the Bible. --Linda Harvey, Editor, Mission America
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Dr. Jones grew up in Liverpool, England and was a childhood friend of John Lennon. For seventeen years, he was Professor of New Testament in Aix-en-Provence France at the Faculté de Théologie Réformée. While there, he wrote La deuxième épître de Paul aux Corinthiens (Paris: Edifac, 1992), a commentary on 2 Corinthians. While in France, he was actively involved in church-planting and served as the president of the board of a newly formed Christian school. In 1991, he returned to the United States, where he taught New Testament at Westminster Seminary until December, 2002. He is now Director of truthXchange (www.truthxchange.com), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Christians understand the rise of neo-pagan spirituality.
He has written The Gnostic Empire Strikes Back (1992) Spirit Wars (1997), Gospel Truth/Pagan Lies (1999), Capturing the Pagan Mind (2003), Cracking DaVinci's Code (2004, co-author, James Garlow), Stolen Identity (2006), The God of Sex (2006), and One or Two (2010). He has also edited a compendium volume, On Global Wizardry (2010.
Peter Jones is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, and is married to Rebecca (Clowney) Jones. They have seven children and numerous grandchildren. For recreation, Dr. Jones enjoys playing jazz piano and golf.
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The cacophonies of opposition seem to miss the point of the work. Criticism without sighting specifics is like cooking without heat, the products of your efforts are unfinished, tasteless, and will quickly spoil. "Gospel Truth Pagan Lies" engage specific Ideas with polite clarity. We are all free to reject such ideas, but in doing so by using words and phrases such as, intolerance, Bigotry, and Teaching hate, without a fragment of effort devoted to exposing or refuting the errors or problems with the authors ideas one proves themselves either lazy or irresponsible.
Here is an example, which may demonstrate a topic in which the two opposing worldviews will never reach concord. Aspecting, Channeling, Spirit Guides or Relationships forged during Astral Projection are all terms the New Age (Pagans) may employ to describe what Christians refer to as Demonic contact/possession. We are talking about the same thing (Summoning specific non-corporeal entities) but the two worldviews hold dramatically conflicting judgements as far as the outcome of such undertakings.Read more ›
It is not trendy. It never made the New York Times best sellers list. It is probably not on the shelf of your local Christian book store. (It wasn’t available at the store I was in). In fact, most people have probably never heard about Gospel Truth, Pagan Lies. But this is a very important book that needs to be read.
Dr. Jones clearly unfolds the differences between biblical Christianity and paganism and calls Christ-followers to spiritual discernment: “We need to wake up. Anti-Christian but very spiritual paganism is flooding our land.” Jones notes, “There are only two kinds of spirituality – Christian or pagan. The two systems have nothing in common, and are as different as the truth and the lie. But paganism loves to disguise itself in Christian clothes.”
Jones unpacks the five tenets of monism and contrasts these erroneous components with a Christ-centered and biblically informed worldview. I am intentionally omitting the specific points in this review in order to lure readers to Jones’ excellent work.
Gospel Truths, Pagan Lies should be required Christian reading. Parents need to read it for the sake of their children. Young people need to read it in order to recognize the errors of monism and how these lies have infiltrated their culture. Jones reminds us, “Paganism is like a downward spiral. In the vortex at the bottom is Satan and the worship of evil … Biblical theism is like an upward spiral that brings us into the light of God’s presence.”
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Short and concise, but very good at presenting the points thoroughly without endless citation or babbling. Would recommend to anyone looking to hit the highlights of this subject. Read morePublished 5 months ago by K Thompson
Dr Peter Jones makes the case that materialistic secularism is not, as many assume the new prevailing worldview in our culture but an old-style of paganism is emerging. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amy
Simple yet very detailed and straightforward-recommended for any searching folks especially studentsPublished 18 months ago by R. J. Funk
What a powerful little book! I can tell from the seven 1 star reviews that Dr. Jones made a direct hit on pagan hearts. Read morePublished 21 months ago by JAN493
In comparison with other books he has written, I found this one to be very superficial. I wouldn't recommend it.Published on December 13, 2012 by Gavin L. Aitken
This book is an excellent resource for Christians to understand in simple terms what is being peddled in the world today and what is actually at stake. Read morePublished on October 8, 2012 by Danny L. Wyatt
this book was good for evangelizing especially for youths and they will have deeper knowledge to their faith and relationship with God.Published on September 4, 2012 by fritzcis
An interesting book which, while purporting to explore the differences between Pagan and Christian beliefs, is actually a fairly well-written attempt to convert the reader to... Read morePublished on January 8, 2009 by Doggerel
Pagan influences are everywhere in our culture. They are often, perhaps even primarily, unnoticed as we have become so attuned to them. Read morePublished on October 24, 2004 by Tim Challies