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God’s Love And Forgiveness – Zacharias Tanee Fomum

March 9, 2016

GLAFYes, there are many who need to know that God loves and forgives them. But I wonder how many people will read a book, despite its being nice and glossy, which is simply pushed through their door.

GLAF 2 And it would appear that God doesn’t love’ practicing gays’ according to the website of the group (Christian Missionary Fellowship International) he founded.

The author is a professor of science, not theology. He considered Jesus Christ the Lord of Science (“For by Him all things were created…” – Colossians 1:16), and scientific research an act of obedience to God’s command to “subdue the earth” (Genesis 1:28).

In more than 40 years of Christian ministry, Fomum travelled extensively, preaching the Gospel, planting churches and training spiritual leaders. He made more than 700 missionary journeys within Cameroon, which ranged from one day to three weeks in duration and 500 missionary journeys to more than 70 different nations in all the six continents. These ranged from two days to six weeks in duration.

This book asserts that God’s original purpose for creating man women?) for fellowship with Him, though not that God needed to do so. We then the story of man’s fall into sin, and I think he takes the Adam and Eve eating the apple literally. He discusses the consequences of sin, now and in eternity. God’s unparalleled love is manifested in the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross for the rescue of sinful man. His atonement model is that of penal substitutionary atonement. The sinner’s response to God’s love through repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ opens the way to a victorious new life. This is achieved by the so-called sinner’s prayer, for which there is no precedent in scripture. There is precedent for baptism but the author denies its efficacy.

He assumes that the woman caught in the act of adultery was Mary Magdalene.

He denigrates the Student Christian Movement in favour of the Christian Union.

Each chapter concludes with some low-level, mostly comprehension, questions – the sort that OFSTED regards as demeaning to children (let alone adults).

At the end, we’re told to: Read this book and experience in a new way the love of God for you. Get your friend, your partner, your parents, your colleagues, your neighbours to discover this book, and they will be blessed through it.

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