- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Revised ed. edition (June 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764206508
- ISBN-13: 978-0764206504
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True for You, But Not for Me: Overcoming Objections to Christian Faith Paperback – June 1, 2009
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Answers to Today's Tough Faith Challenges The world is intolerant of Christian beliefs. You've probably heard many of the anti-Christian comebacks and conversation-enders that refute the relevance and validity of Christianity, including: "Who are you to impose your morality on others?" "What right do you have to convert others to your views?" "It doesn't matter what you believe--as long as you're sincere." "You can't trust the Gospels--they're unreliable." These comments don't have to be conversation stoppers. Paul Copan offers you clear, concise, and thoughtful answers to these critical remarks in this revised and expanded edition of "True for You, But Not for Me." He shows you how with "patience, practice, prayer, and God's grace," you can gently respond in ways that move into more meaningful conversations with those who object to your faith. "Incisive and insightful responses to many of the most common misconceptions about Christianity and faith." --Lee Strobel, Author of The Case for Christ "Copan's careful exploration of the rational foundations of such slogans will be of great practical help to anyone who finds himself confronted with these challenges to the Christian faith." --William Lane Craig, Talbot School of Theology, author of Reasonable Faith "This book should be required reading in Christian high schools and colleges. And laypeople and parachurch ministries will profit greatly from its content." --J.P. Moreland, Talbot School of Theology, author of The God Question. Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has authored several books, including When God Goes to Starbucks. He lives with his wife and five children in West Palm Beach, Florida. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. He lives with his wife and five children in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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The book ends with three chapters on how Christians think about those who have never heard of Jesus. (Not just those who have never been reached by missionaries, but mental cases or very young childhood before learning to speak.) Unfortunately, there is no consensus on that issue, but there are answers that are more likely than others.
"Relativism claims to speak universal truth about at least one thing - namely, that someone's "truth" can be someone else's falsehood - and thus contradicts itself by claiming nothing is true or false." (Page 27)
Dr. Copan systematically dismantles the positions of non-believers by presenting a typical argument and then analytically destroying its premise. Dr. Copan takes the reader through refutations of moral relativism, religious pluralism, and finally, arguments against Christianity itself. He tells the reader what to expect in the introduction when he writes: "As True for You, But Not for Me unfolds, you will notice one final underlying message - that many of the relativistic or pluralistic slogans we hear are, in fact, absolute or exclusive. After all, a relativist believes that absolutists are wrong. The religious pluralist believes that the exclusivist views of Christians are wrong. Their belief systems are no more `tolerant' or `broadminded' than the beliefs of the Christian who claims to possess the ultimate truth about God and the meaning of life."
This is a great book for those who want to improve their Christian apologetics. It not only gives understanding to the Christian about what they're dealing with, but gives effective counter arguments to combat those who have not thought through their position completely.
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Short chapters and topics, good summary and bullet points at end.