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This book provides a solid examination of various doctrines via a Fundamentalist Christian Theological Biblical Interpretation.
on August 16, 2016
This is a great book for examining religions based on their own doctrine, but viewed through the lenses of a fundamentalist christian author (Walter Martin and now additionally Ravi Zacharias). This book views theology from the Christian Bible as it basis and foundation, and has been widely embraced by fundamentalists and evangelicals, but many of the adherents to faiths labeled as cults within the book, have openly opposed the book for obvious reasons.
Walter Martin died in 1989 I believe, but he had held to a baptist Christian perspective toward the bible and theology. He and his book are still widely considered an authoritative reference by many fundamentalists and evangelicals. If you are not familiar with Ravi Zacharias (I believe RZIM.org is the website for this ministry) there is a lot of video footage available on youtube that will relate his doctrinal beliefs much better than I could ever do here.
In a very condensed nutshell, Ravi Zacharias is a very well educated Christian theologian (originally from India I believe), who is often invited to speak on college campuses and in various venues most speakers would consider too hostile toward Christian beliefs. Based on the videos I have viewed, Ravi seems to genuinely believe Jesus is the Christ prophesied of and made known in the Judaeo Christian Bible, and he therefore serves Jesus according to this belief in a very humble and extraordinarily patient way.
Regardless of one's position on Christ or ones determination of Faith, there is a wealth of knowledge from Philosophy, Sociology, History, and Religion found in Ravi Zacharias' teachings. However, if you love learning more about Jesus and hold a bible-believing faith in salvation based on grace and faith in Jesus Christ as I do, you will likely also love Ravi Zacharias' teachings.