by Erwin W. Lutzer
Erwin Lutzer, pastor of famed Moody Church in Chicago and prolific author, has given us another book to stimulate our spiritual thinking. Postmodern society, with its emphasis on moral relativity, has forced us to teach a new generation that biblical authority has not changed.
The "ten lies" that are prevalent today: 1) "God Is Whatever We Want Him to Be," 2) "Many Paths Lead Into God's Presence," 3) "God Is More Tolerant Than He Used to Be," 4) "God Has Never Personally Suffered," 5) "God Is Obligated to Save Followers of Other Religions,"
6) "God Takes No Responsibility for Natural Disasters," 7) "God Does Not Know Our Decisions Before We Make Them," 8) "The Fall Ruined God's Plan," 9) "We Must Choose Between God's Pleasures and Our Own," and 10) "God Helps Those Who Help Themselves."
One can see by the chapter titles that these lies strike at the very nature of God. The Bible presents God as all-powerful, all-wise, all-knowing and compassionate. The errors that these lies teach make God little more than an exalted human.
Small groups that want to use this as a mini-course on Christian doctrine will find the study guide in the back of the book helpful.