From the Publisher
My intent in writing this book has been to provide a "wake-up call" to the Christian church community -"All is not well in the Christian world today." Far too many people have become disillusioned in their religious beliefs and are leaving the church in great numbers. They are doing so, in large measure, due to the lack of credibility they find in outdated church dogmas and traditions. In my view, the church has not maintained pace with important changes that have taken place in society, and it needs to regain its credibility by making significant changes in its outlook and practices.
In Confessions of a Christian, I present an examination of five key areas of scripture, about which I feel church dogmas are particularly bothersome or confusing to people in today's society. These dogmas, considered sacrosanct since the beginning of church history,need updating. The conclusions I present in each of these areas are aimed at making them more creditable, while at the same time preserving the validity of the scriptures, themselves.
The book is written at a level that I hope will be easily understood by the average lay Christian. My aim in addressing it to the lay population is to have its message gain widespread support in affecting needed change within the church. I realize it will likely cause some controversy, especially among the more conservative fundamentalist ranks. But such controversy, overall, should prove healthy, and spark needed debate within the church - something that has been missing for centuries.