Jesus wants his people to have a heart of forgiveness. This is not as simple as it sounds. Forgiveness is very unnatural. The natural remedy is to construct defenses and put up armaments. Strong defenses and potent armaments do well in the warfare of this world, but we are called to a different war.
Our battle is a spiritual one. Jesus wants our hearts to march in step with his heart in the battleground of forgiveness. The Bible is a warfare book. There, a magazine is opened and we are furnished with spiritual arms for the battle. We find that we receive our training by the One who went ahead of us in the battle. Jesus won the victory on the cross. We will join Jesus his HIS victory if we will go to our knees in submission to him in all things.
Christian Basics is a tool designed to help believers grow in their Christian faith. After years
of counseling,teaching, and leading study groups, I felt the need for one comprehensive resource
that would satisfy the need for the basic foundational truths of the historic Christian faith.
This book is a composite of what I have been using in my 30 years of pastoral work. I have
seen many people benefit from these teachings. Also, I have presented this material with willing
unbelievers and have had positive results.
Christian Basics is just one of the many tools
featured in the ministry of Christian Life Tools
that are designed to lead people to a vibrant and growing Christian faith.
My prayers are with you as you use this book to strengthen your faith. My prayer is also that
you will find yourself helping someone else grow in their faith as well.
Blessings to you,
James F. Reed