"Put aside creeds.
Put aside Christian history and its many sordid acts.
Put aside all the denominational disputes, and all the rest...
Let's get right to the core, right to the heart of Christianity."
In Salvation 101 - Christanity Made Simple, Lonnie Melashenko explores the essentials of Christian faith, the bottom line of our religion. It's not all that complicated, but it can be hard to believe:
"Christ Jesus: Who, being in the very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death - even death on a cross!" (Phil. 2:5-8 NIV).
As you read this book, remember to lay aside your preconceived ideas about Christians; forget about the terrible travesty of faith of those people who claim to represent Christ but have no likeness to Him. Let Lonnie point you to the Founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ, and what He offers. In Him is our hope and encouragement. In Him is life eternal.