The Unquenchable Thirst
Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: Nov. 01, 2002
Can world religions or prevailing
philosophies bring forgiveness to people
who continue to ignore moral laws?
What do the great thinkers of history have to say: Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Voltaire, and Hawking?
Do the Qur'an or Hindu and Buddhist writings offer a concrete answer?
Does any individual offer an answer for this unquenchable thirst for forgiveness?
Throughout human history, thoughtful people have recognized three fundamental truths:
** the existence of God
** the corruption of human nature
** a moral law
Yet, like potent chemicals these three ingredients are seldom combined. Why are they kept in isolation? This book provides a convincing answer. When taken together, these three truths lead inevitably to a disturbing conclusion.
Can God forgive immoral people without ignoring moral laws? Searching for Answers examines prevailing philosophies and world religions to see whether these approaches solve this universal dilemma.
The first five chapters scrutinize the common thirst through history, philosophy, and religions for forgiveness.
The concluding chapter articulates a radical solution-one, which lets God both forgive and punish unmoral acts.
Meet the Authors
BRITTON WEIMER, J.D. is an attorney licensed to practice in Minnesota, Texas, and Wisconsin. He is the author of several plain-language law books for non-lawyers, including Stay Out of Court and Stay in Business and Stay Out of Court and Stay in Ministry. Brit is an active member, director and teacher in the Woodridge Church in Medina, Minnesota. He and his wife, Judy, live in St.Paul, Minnesota.
PAUL JOHNSON, M.Div. is the senior pastor of Woodridge Church, affiliated with the Willow Creek Association and the Baptist General Conference. He has successfully started five churches in Wisconsin and Minnesota, is the Director of Church Planting for the baptist General Conference, and teaches church planting at Bethel Theological Seminary in St.Paul, Minnesota. He and his wife, Darla, live in St.Paul, Minnesota.