Two thousand years of diverse theological interpretations have changed the Good News of Christ into what sounds like a schizophrenic gospel.
The Schizophrenic Gospel?: A Journey to Coherency through Time, Hell, and Eternity begins with a discussion on the ethical dilemma of unending torment. If salvation is by grace and God loves all and is able to save all, why wouldn't He? That discourse is followed by an analysis of the Biblical teachings on hell, eternity, heaven, atonement, and reconciliation. As a devout student of Scripture, I began this study over twenty years ago, trying to resolve the maze of contradictory theological paradigms. God’s Word is certainly not schizophrenic, but some teachings make it seem so. This research unveiled a perfectly coherent gospel message of the "restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:21). Passages of Scripture that used to sound mystifying to me finally became coherent. This book meticulously exegetes some of those key passages. The clear and consistent message throughout Scripture is that God's love knows no limits and is not constrained by time or death.
Dr. Rolland Hein, Professor Emeritus (Ret) at Wheaton College said this about The Schizophrenic Gospel?: "In this book, Nancy and Rod Davis address prevalent distortions of the Gospel message and build an impressively convincing case for “the restitution of all things” (Acts 3:21) of which Peter speaks on the day of Pentecost. Based solidly upon a meticulously careful study of Scripture (they affirm at the outset: “We believe the Bible, in its original content, is the inspired Word of God, and the best source for interpreting the Bible is the Bible itself”) the authors exercise a well-researched and astute knowledge of the Biblical Greek words, together with helpful references to the writings of the Church Fathers, to support their contention that the consuming fires of the wrath of God are motivated by his overarching love and have the purging of sinners as their sole motivation. Hell is an awful reality, but any suggestion that God’s purpose in assigning anyone to it is punishment for punishment’s sake, or some form of divine revenge, is completely wrong and does a serious disservice to Biblical truth. The divine purpose is universal reconciliation, when all things are consummated in Christ. Written in clear and attractive style, this book serves as a compelling corrective to misconceptions of the nature of the Gospel that, unfortunately, have deterred some people from the joyous relation to God in Christ they would otherwise enjoy."
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