Monday, April 20, 2009

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century By Hank Hanegraaff

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century By Hank Hanegraaff

As a member of the Thomas Nelson Review Blogger program http://brb.thomasnelson.com/ , I had the opportunity to review Hank Hanegraaff’s informative book which exposes the so-called harmless doctrines of the false teachers behind the faith and prosperity movements who are “systematically turning the truth into mythology” (page 6) to the light and truth of scripture.
In the New Testament of the bible, there are numerous warnings about false teachers. Galations 1:6-8, “I am amazed that you are so quickly turning…. to a different gospel, not that there is another, but there are some who…want to change the gospel of Christ.” In the spirit of the apostle Paul who through his letters warned the Christians of his day concerning the errors of false teachers and their dangerous doctrine, Hanegraaff has written this book to warn modern day Christians of the errors of these false teachers.
This book discusses the dangerous doctrines in detail and how they deviate from the true message of the bible. The layman is provided with a general overview of essential Christian doctrines, and a comparison with the distortions of the false modern cult-like movements. The reader is empowered with the information needed to discern the true word of God from counterfeit Christianity. Furthermore, specific false teachers as well as false doctrines are mentioned and discussed in detail. Objectively written and well researched this book is essential reading for all Christian believers. I highly recommend this book.

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