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A Christian Manifesto


Christian truth is not a truth of Sunday mornings. It is a truth about the God, man and the world as they are and a result has implications for how we pursue relationships, our basis for government, morals and every facet of human existence. In this book Schaeffer deals with the application of Christian truth especially as it relates to government and social action.

Commercial Availability of Work
A Christian Manifesto (paper - 157 pages)
A Christian Manifesto (cassette - incl. Pollution and the Death of Man)

The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer (paper)
The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer (Windows CDROM)

Quotes From The Book
True spirituality covers all of reality. There are things the Bible tells us as absolutes which are sinful -- which do not conform to the character of God. But aside from these the Lordship of Christ covers all of life and all of life equally. It is not only that true spirituality covers all of life, but it covers all parts of the spectrum of life equally. In this sense there is nothing concerning reality that is not spiritual.
(Francis A. Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto, Ch. 1)

When I say Christianity is true I mean it is true to total reality -- the total of what is, beginning with the central reality, the objective existence of the personal-infinite God. Christianity is not just a series of truths but Truth -- Truth about all of reality. And the holding to that Truth intellectually -- and then in some poor way living upon that Truth, the Truth of what is -- brings forth not only certain personal results, but also governmental and legal results.
(Francis A. Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto, Ch. 1)

...what...liberal theology really is is humanism expressed in theological terms instead of philosophic or other terms.
(Francis A. Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto, Ch. 1)

They [secular humanists] have reduced Man to even less than his natural finiteness by seeing him only as a complex arrangement of molecules, made complex by blind chance. Instead of seeing him as something great who is significant even in his sinning, they see Man in his essence only as an intrinsically competitive animal, that has no other basic operating principle than natural selection brought about by the strongest, the fittest, ending on top. And they see Man as acting in this way both individually and collectively as society.
(Francis A. Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto, Ch. 1)

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