Is God Fair? What About Gandhi?

The Gospel's Answer—Grace & Peace “for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” —John 12:47

by Michael Riley; James William



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/8/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 424
ISBN : 9781456757090
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 424
ISBN : 9781456757083
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 424
ISBN : 9781456757045

About the Book

Our book will introduce you to a troubled man who came to Jesus by night. His name: Nicodemus. After years of trying, it became evident that he could not render perfect obedience. It was as if he reached out to Jesus saying, “I'm stuck in my ways and traditions. I still harbor sin in my heart. It would be easier for me to re-enter my mother's womb a second time than for me to genuinely change.”

The world shares this reality and tries to salve its wounds, too often, in very destructive ways. The Rolling Stones recorded (1997) a song entitled Saint of Me. The heartache in it is palpable.

Saint Paul the persecutor
Was a cruel and sinful man
Jesus hit him with a blinding light
Then his life began

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And could you stand the torture
And could you stand the pain
Could you put your faith in Jesus
When you're burning in the flames
And I do believe in miracles
And I want to save my soul
And I know that I'm a sinner
I'm gonna die here in the cold
I said yes, I said yeah
I said yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah;
You'll never make a saint of me.

Where does the power to change come from? This question — made plain by Nicodemus and lamented by the Stones — has but one answer and this book provides it. We believe that God will one day abolish the hopelessness and despair these words portray. After accomplishing this, God will prove that He is more than fair to every person. The Gospel, with its message of grace and peace, will finally be seen for what it is: God's ultimate right to restore all mankind. We give you, the reader, solid reasons for believing all of these assertions.

About the Author

As laymen, Michael Riley and James William enjoy hearing a great story. Thus it is not surprising that their writing reflects the telling of a great story. They take the reader on a journey of history, theology and philosophy and then ask the reader to render a verdict on Orthodox Christianity. The reader will find solid support for accepting the theology they impart — grace and peace for all mankind now and an eternal home for all with the God who really did atone for all the sins of mankind.