Book Review-Rebuilding Civilization

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Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of the book, “Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible” by Jay Grimstead and Eugene Calvin Clingman published by Nordskog Publishing for the sole purpose of review.  All comments and critiques are my own.

Finally, finished!  This made me wonder how Christianity has survived for more than 2000 years if so much is misunderstood or wrong with it.  From that comment do not think I am in disagreement with the concepts put forth therein.

At the 500th Anniversary (2017) of Luther’s 95 Theses it is the desire of the authors to convene the International Church Council.  This Council and it’s members will reaffirm the inerrancy of the Bible and will seek to unify all religions that profess belief in Jesus Christ under these principals.  The author’s seem to believe that Christians have moved away from the basic Word and toward a Culture that pretty much says anything goes as long as one is not ‘hurting’ another.

Their treatises and ideas on such areas (and not limited to these few I’m mentioning) as Salvation, The Trinity, Hell, Unity of the Body, Church Discipline, Homosexuality, Human life, Marriage, are spot on and totally within the confines of the Holy Scripture.

I must suggest that one of the most disturbing aspects of this treatise was the authors’ determination that the International Church Council would be able to solve the modern church’s problems if everyone believes and follows these precepts.  It seems to me that when Church Law becomes more important than the Believer, the Church will move backward into a works based religion.  Makes me wonder what we’ll be calling the Modern Pharisees.