This past weekend at the National Conference on Christian Apologetics, hosted by Southern Evangelical Seminary, I heard Bobby Conway speak about his new book; The Fifth Gospel. The inspiration for his book came from the following words of nineteenth-century British evangelist Rodney Smith:
There are five gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Christian. But most people never read the first four.
Conway spoke about five ways, based on his reflections of Matthew 5:13-16, by which the follower of Christ can be that fifth gospel.
1. Serve as cultural preservers (i.e. preserving culture from moral decay).
2. Carefully guard character.
3. Focus on standing out not fitting in.
4. Seek to awesomely display God’s greatness.
5. Aim to see others powerfully glorify God.
This book sounds like it will give the follower of Jesus practical ways to not only speak apologetically but live apologetically.
Stand firm in Christ,Chase