References: 1 Corinthians 9In Volume Three of Firm Foundations, Alistair Begg examines chapters seven, eight and nine of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. Paul's desire for these people is that they might be presented mature in Christ Jesus and to that end he addresses a number of very practical elements of faith: Christian contentment; what it means to have freedom in Christ; what part love plays in that freedom; God's plan for marriage; the rights and responsibilities of a Christian; how we can strive to "become all things to all men," and finally how, as Christians living at the beginning of the 21st century, we should run the race of life.
David Robertson, author of The Dawkins Letters, says that he was told by the leader of an atheist society: "Okay, I admit that you have destroyed my atheism, but what do you believe?" This book is his answer: an apology of faith in the face of atheism and a response to the shouts of God is Not Great! by the late Christopher Hitchens.