Christian Faith: the Basics.By Walt Kallested. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Augsburg Fortress is the official publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and also publishes for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) as Augsburg Fortress Canada. , 1999. 96 pages. Paper. $6.99.
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The thesis of Christian Faith: The Basics is that God exists, is knowable, and wants to be known by us. Kallested briefly states some general arguments for the existence of God and a description of God's character as posited by the Bible as viewed through a relatively flexible evangelical frame of reference. He centers his argument around the understanding that a relationship with Jesus Christ Jesus Christ: see Jesus.
40 days after Resurrection, ascended into heaven. [N.T.: Acts 1:1–11]
See : Ascension
kind to the poor, forgiving to the sinful. [N.T. of Nazareth is the way to know God.
The book is written in a self-help-manual style and offers information about the Christian worldview Christian worldview refers to a collection of distinctively Christian philosophical and religious beliefs. The term is typically used in one of three ways:
This book would be a good library addition or education material for persons new to the faith.
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