By Lee Strobel
Was once God telling the reality while he acknowledged, 'You will search me and locate me in the event you search me with all of your heart'?
In his number 1 bestseller The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel tested the claims of Christ, achieving the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's distinctive son. within the Case for religion, Strobel turns his talents to the main continual emotional objections to belief---the 8 'heart barriers' to religion. This Gold Medallion-winning publication is should you might be feeling drawn to Jesus yet who're confronted with tricky questions status squarely of their course. For Christians, it's going to deepen their convictions and provides them clean self assurance in discussing Christianity with even their so much skeptical friends.
'Everyone---seekers, doubters, fervent believers---benefits while Lee Strobel hits the line looking for solutions, as he does back within the Case for religion. during his probing interviews, the various hardest highbrow stumbling blocks to religion fall away.'
'Lee Strobel has given believers and skeptics alike a present during this booklet. He doesn't keep away from looking the main tricky questions that you can think of, and refuses to supply simplistic solutions that do extra damage than good.'
---Jerry Sittser, professor of faith, Whitworth collage, and writer of A Grace Disguised and the need of God as a lifestyle
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He found the theological solution to this question in his theory of the development of doctrine. ”130 The theory of development answers the charge that Rome had corrupted early Christianity by adding new doctrines. 131 Through his reflections on the theory of doctrinal development, Newman came to the position that the Roman Catholic additions were not corruptions but were authentic developments of the apostolic and Catholic faith. ”133 So successful was the work on the theory of development in resolving his final obstacle to Rome, that he decided to become a Roman Catholic before the work was finished.
123 Although the event does not seem to have been that momentous in the history of the Church of England,124 Newman says that it had a devastating effect on him. ”126 From this point on it seems clear that Newman’s theological justification of the Anglican Church as a continuation of the true apostolic and Catholic Church was no longer viable. Still, he remained in the Anglican Church. ”128 The one remaining theological issue that needed to be resolved was the Roman additions to the Creed, which he still viewed as corruptions of the 28 Chapter One primitive apostolic and Catholic faith.
134 His ecclesiological quest for the apostolic and Catholic Church on earth had led him to the Roman Catholic Church. It is interesting to note that Newman became a Roman Catholic not only because it had remained faithful to the apostolic and Catholic faith but also because it was the church that had been able to change throughout history without losing the essentials of the Gospel. ”135 The significance of this realization for contemporary Catholic theology should not escape us. Newman was led to the Catholic Church not only because it had been faithful to the teachings of the apostolic church but also because it was open to change and development.