Jesus proclaimed to Nicodemus that being born again was not an option, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again”(John 3:3).Nicomemus responded, “How can this be?” Today, people still respond this way.
There is the idea all across the land that Christianity simply consists of people trying to be as good as they can be. This might be called “liberal Christianity.” Liberal Christianity is alive and well in the mainstream media and in our culture. Jesus still looks any people straight in the eye and says, “You must be born again” (John 3:7). This is a message that will not be allowed to receive air time in our popular media today, but the message still stands. This is THE evangelical message.
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