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Confronting Pluralism with the Bible’s Story

Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998) was a Church of Scotland missionary to South India from 1936 to 1974. Although he was a leading figure in the World Council of Churches, he certainly did not succumb to the error of pluralism, as have many in the ecumenical movement. Upon returning to Britain from missionary life India, Newbigin dedicated himself to confronting secularism in the post-Christian West. He viewed Western secularism not as atheistic, but as pagan, embracing its own forms of false gods. Newbigin is known most for his numerous books on this subject, one of which is this one. 

End-Focus for The Story of Hope

Evangelistic chronological Bible teaching resources all begin with the creation account in Genesis. They continue through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the gospels, but many of them stop there. Our Good Soil E&D resources (The Story of Hope and The Roots of Faith, for example) cover key events in the Bible’s redemptive story from the creation account in Genesis 1 & 2 through the establishment of the eternal state in Revelation 21 & 22. Why did we choose to include key events that go beyond the resurrection of Christ? 

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