Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of by Abdu H. Murray, Josh McDowell

By Abdu H. Murray, Josh McDowell

All religions and worldviews search to respond to the basic questions of human life: Why am I the following? What does it suggest to be human? Why is there evil on the planet and the way will we take care of it? yet no longer each worldview areas equivalent emphasis on every one factor. the most worldviews each one are inclined to pressure a distinct principal query. Secular humanism makes a speciality of: what's the inherent worth of people? Pantheism emphasizes: How can we get away anguish? Islam’s major quandary is: How is God nice? Abdu Murray digs deeply into those 3 representatives of significant worldviews of our day: secular humanism, pantheism and theism (specifically within the type of Islam). This attorney and previous Muslim brings compassion, knowing and readability to his research, evaluating the solutions of every view to the crucial message of Christianity.

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Lest we chalk our resistance to truth up to just pride or stubbornness, I suggest we look at history to see examples of just how high the cost of truth is. Consider the most famous trial in history: Jesus of Nazareth standing before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea. Jesus had been brought before Pilate on charges of blasphemy and of making himself a king over and above Caesar. Ironically, it was not Jesus who was really on trial, but Pilate. The Roman governor was face to face with the very One who claimed to be Truth Incarnate, “the way, and the truth, and the life” ( John 14:6).

But I’m not sure that I can ever know him,” he said. ” That is a belief many Muslims have, which is why this dear man was afraid that without his children he would die alone. It was so sad, yet so profound. I let his disclosure hover in the room a moment as I prayed for guidance about the next thing to say. And then it occurred to me. I gathered up whatever boldness I was capable of and began the part of our conversation that really mattered. “We’ve been talking for some time now about the answers to your questions about the gospel.

In the chapters to follow, I intend to sustain the thesis that the gospel not only validates those questions, but also offers better answers than any other worldview. It is these answers that show why the gospel is worth paying the price. And it is to them that we now turn. 1 Grand Central Questions Questions Etched in Bronze My wife and I recently traveled to New York City to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Within a couple of days, we had taken what seemed like a walk through the entire island of Manhattan.

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