Into the Light of Christianity, William J. Schnell — Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A.
This, in many respects, is a complement to the author’s previous book, Thirty Years a Watchtower Slave. In the July number, 1958, Food for the Flock reviewed that earlier work. At that time we rejoiced in the author’s deliverance from the cult of Jehovah’s witnesses, but wondered where he stood in regard to historic fundamental Christianity. In this second volume he declares himself clearly.
He discusses at some length the seven areas of doubt which forced him to a biblical examination of Watchtower teaching. This candid investigation, along with the testimony of his dying father, eventually led him back to his early Christian faith.
With experience and knowledge he draws a contrast between this modern cult and the community of Christians as taught in the Bible, and shows a deep appreciation of intimate Christian fellowship.
At considerable length and in great detail, he contrasts the scriptural doctrine of eternal punishment with that taught by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and asserts, “Flesh denies hell because it wants to escape the penalty of sin.”
The constitution of man in the image and likeness of God, he biblically explains, and exposes in this connection certain heresy.
The Lord Jesus he declares to be the Son of God in the truly bibical and unique sense, and accepts and states a sound trinitarian belief.
A second issue was called for within a month of its first printing. Hundreds who read Thirty Years a Watchtower Slave were delivered from the, meshes of this error. All should pray that a similar blessing might follow the perusal of Into the Light of Christianity.
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