Gay Marriage, Abortion, and other Social Ills the Result of Slide Towards Immoral Atheism, Author Says
VICTORIA, BC, Canada, July 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Recent developments have many Christians wondering "What went wrong?"
Author Dr. William Gray argues that "Christians have allowed atheism to replace the Judeo-Christian foundation for Western Civilization." From that foundation "came Holy Matrimony, the sanctity of life, and prosperity through honest work, integrity and character." Without that foundation, the consequences were predictable.
But how to make them right again? In Dr. Gray's "Why Become a Christian? A Spiritual Memoir
," Dr. Gray does two things at once. On the one hand, he calls upon his own generation to remind younger generations about what society was like when the foundation was still firm. It was not mere history for Dr. Gray. He lived it. Writing one's 'spiritual memoir' is a way to transmit the faith to the next generation in a personal, powerful way. On the other hand, Dr. Gray draws attention to inability of the various schools of psychology to provide the kind of fulfillment that is found in Christianity.
This fulfillment, however, is not a matter of "blind faith." Dr. Gray uses his own spiritual memoir as a way to show that Christianity is firmly based on fact, reason, and evidence. Dr. Gray spent ten years in the Human Potential Movement. He says, "I finally realized that no Movement can provide the True Liberty proclaimed by Jesus, who set this captive free from such enslavement."
ACM's Executive Director, Anthony Horvath, explained the purpose of the imprint: "We wanted to have a way to bring to the world more 'niche' books that might bear on the defense of the Christian faith. A lot of apologetics books are similar in a lot of respects. The really unique ones struggle to get published because publishers don't want to take on the ones that don't fit into neat categories. Still, these 'niche' books have a lot to offer, and Dr. Gray's 'Why Become a Christian?' is a case in point."
Clearly, if Christians hope to turn the cultural tide, they will need to reconsider how the faith has--and hasn't--been transmitted over the decades. "Why Become a Christian?" offers a solid first step: tell friends and family one's own spiritual story.