Why do Christians ignore the great and first commandment?
Why do you ignore the great and first commandment?
Don’t defend yourself: stop!
Instead, please just listen (it’s not what you think):
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38
Did you get that? What did Jesus say?
’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.’ Deuteronomy 6:5
Nope! That’s Deuteronomy! There’s a critical difference -Jesus added a word.
Why would He do that?
There Must be a Reason!
No one articulates that reason with greater clarity and intelligence than does veteran Cold Case Detective J. Warner Wallace in his latest book “Forensic Faith.”
His target audience: the Christian jury.
In this book Wallace applies his experience and expertise as a highly successful Cold Case Detective to present the case “for a more intellectually robust, thoughtful version of Christianity.”
He’s never lost a case, and doesn’t intend to lose this one.
A Call to Action!
Forensic Faith is a call to action, duty and relevance to those of us who claim truth is important.
Wallace is patient and kind, but also tells it like it is. There is no ambiguity when he states that we as Christians need to “put up or shut up”.
The stakes are too high to mince words and set aside the need for tough love. The Christian worldview is losing ground to the onslaught of the Enemy because we don’t love the Lord our God with all our mind.
A Plan of Action!
Forensic Faith is also a plan of action. Encouraging, empowering and enlightening, yes, but also instructional. Training begins at Chapter 2!
Wallace is a superb communicator. I predict that you too will be riveted as I was to each–word-each–page-each-point. Page after page of inspiring, delightful & practical insights for the heart and mind, clearly & concisely presented. With metaphors & analogies that go directly and immediately to the heart and mind simultaneously: instant release – instant understanding.
A fireworks display of highlights sprang forth in the wake of my reading as I followed the words where they led.
Forensic Faith is the most relevant, thorough, practical and effective response to The Crisis confronting the Christian Worldview today.
It is a must read.
Are you ready to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your MIND?
As Wallace puts it:
“You have a choice: accept the challenge and rise to meet it, or simply shrink back into irrelevance and obscurity.”