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WE LEARN BEST THROUGH STORIES AND JOHN BARTHOLOMEW HAS A STORY TO TELL THAT WILL INTEREST YOU.
The story is told in discussions he held with a group of retirees when they met each week under a beach cabana on South Padre Island, Texas to study theology and compare religions.
Theology is not a discipline reserved only for theologians. Everyone has some idea about God and how he relates to us and how we are to relate to him. Theology is also practical because it serves as our guide through life. In his classic, "Mere Christianity," C. S. Lewis concluded that theology is necessary because it leads to a right understanding which must accompany true belief. Lewis went on to say, "If you don't listen to Theology, that will not mean that you have no ideas about God. It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones; you will have bad, muddled, out-of-date ideas." Our objective in life should be to make sure we have the correct theology.
Comparing Christianity to other religions, and defending it against the attacks of unbelievers, an exercise called "apologetics," is an effective way to study theology. This may be the primary reason apologetics is surging in popularity these days. C. S. Lewis was an apologist and so are contemporary theologians Dr. R. C. Sproul and Dr. Peter Kraft. The opinions of these learned men and many of their peers framed our discussions as we compared Roman Catholicism to the Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal Church, the Baptist Church, the Lutheran Church and various non-denominational Christian churches. We even compared biblical Christianity with the Mormon religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. The doctrines of John Calvin, Martin Luther and some of the other Reformers and John Wesley were discussed as we talked about how Christians should be able to explain Christianity to unbelievers.
This book is the last of the three books which comprise "The Cabana Chronicles," a series of stand-alone books comparing Christianity with various other religions. Like the other two books in the series, this book is written in a dialogue style to draw the reader into a discussion which we trust will be interesting and informative.
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