Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: How Misreading the Bible Neutralizes Christians and Empowers Liberals, Secularists, and Atheists
by Gary Demar
American Vision 2010
Myths, Lies and Half-Truths adopts Jesus’ methodology of taking a closer look at God’s Word and applies it to erroneous misinterpretations that have resulted in a virtual shut-down of the church’s full-orbed mission in the world (Acts 20:27). These traditional but mistaken interpretations and applications of popular Bible texts to contemporary issues have resulted in the Christian faith being “thrown out and trampled under foot by men” (Matthew 5:13).
Too many Christians believe that the Bible is irrelevant this side of heaven. While the homosexual community, which makes up about one percent of our population—exercises tremendous impact on our culture and laws, Christians, who make up about thirty-five percent of the population, have voluntarily abandoned the culture war, electing to hide the gospel under a bushel instead.
Our nation is in a crisis. The world is crying out for answers in the face of bewildering and seemingly unsolvable problems. Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths shows that the Bible has real answers to these problems—answers that the church is currently ignoring.
Christianity’s failure to show itself practical in the past 150 years has guaranteed the success of secularism and militant Islam, both of which are doing incalculable harm at home and abroad. The rejection of any type of “this-worldly” application of the Bible has resulted in the proliferation of man-centered worldviews that have steadily drained the life out of our world and left behind a spiritual vacuum.
Will the church of Jesus Christ be prepared with biblical answers for the millions who will be ready to follow the light of the gospel as the folly of humanism and Islam is made manifest? (2 Timothy 3:9). Now is the time to make the necessary theological preparations.
Since Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths is fully integrated with Logos, Scripture passages are linked to your favorite translation for quick reference and to your Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts for original-language study! You can also read this volume along with your Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of other Bible study tools in your digital library.
- Provides a biblical perspective on contemporary issues
- Answers from the Bible to the problems addressed
- Title: Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: How Misreading the Bible Neutralizes Christians and Empowers Liberals, Secularists, and Atheists
- Author: Gary DeMar
- Publisher: American Vision
- Publication Date: 2010
- Pages: 372
About Gary DeMar
Gary DeMar is the president of American Vision, and has authored over 27 titles including Last Days Madness: The Obsession of the Modern Church and Is Jesus Coming Soon?