One of the greatest challenges facing Christians today is the powerful influence of secular thinking. From all directions we’re fed a constant barrage of persuasive—yet unbiblical—worldviews. This makes it difficult to know where to stand on today’s most talked-about issues. The leadership team at Grace Community Church, along with their pastor, John MacArthur, provide much-needed discernment and clarity in the midst of rampant confusion. Using the Bible as the foundation, you’ll learn how to develop a Christian perspective on key issues—including… Political activism, environmentalism, the cult of celebrity, entertainment and escapism, homosexual marriage, abortion, birth control, and surrogacy, euthanasia and suicide, disasters and epidemics, immigration, God and the problem of evil Also included is a topical reference guide of Bible verses that address key concerns—a guide that will arm you with right thinking and biblical answers to challenging questions.
About the Author
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California; president of The Master’s College & Seminary; and featured teacher for the Grace to You media ministry, which reaches millions worldwide. John has also written many bestselling books, including The Gospel According to Jesus. He and his wife, Patricia, have 4 married children and 15 grandchildren.
Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong is an outstanding volume which belongs on the shelf of every pastor and teacher, especially here in the United States. John MacArthur and the leadership team at Grace Community Church have put together a worthy guide to ethics and morality in this dark day. Covering such subjects as movies and video games, divorce and birth control, politics and ecology, and even tragedy and suffering, just to name a few, this volume is well written and well researched Scripturally. You may not agree with every detail here, but you will certainly know why the writer holds that opinion according to the Holy Scriptures. There may be differences in interpretation, but at least you will know where this leadership team stands and why.
My favorite chapters were "American Idols" by Tom Patton about entertainment, escapism, and the cult of celebrity, and "God, Government, and the Gospel" by John MacArthur. That chapter alone is worth the price of the book. Listen as MacArthur places the emphasis exactly where it should be: "Only the gospel, through the power of the Spirit, can effect real change in society - since it transforms sinners from the inside out. After all, there are no Christian countries, only Christian individuals. Hence, our commission is to proclaim that gospel faithfully in whatever context God puts us. When we allow ourselves to get distracted by politics, we inevitably neglect our responsibility to preach the gospel."
Granted, this book will convict you in the areas where you fall short of the Bible standard. It certainly did so with me. But that is precisely why it is so good and why it is so needed.