Book Reviews

I highly recommend this book
This was one of those books that was very hard to put down once started. Very well written. It definitely made me do some serious thinking about the beliefs I have had my entire life. A must read for everyone. Barb  

Five Stars
Great Book Bob F

Interesting book, but cannot buy into the universal salvation theology
Good story and well written. Very fast read. Finished it in one day.
As for the main thrust of the book, universalism (all are save, nobody goes to hell, and there is no hell), I have to disagree. Considering his arguments, I can understand why he might come to those conclusions. I just cannot get past John 3:16 where Jesus said, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him will not perish but have everlasting life." That very plainly states that those who do not believe on Him will perish. We also have the story of Lazarus and the rich man in the gospel of Luke that shows that sheol, the place of the dead, was divided into two parts: A place of torment and Abraham's bosom (paradise).

When Jesus was being crucified and said, "Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." He was obviously referring to those who were crucifying Him, not all of mankind. We were not doing anything at that time, so how could it apply to us.

The gift of eternal life is free and available to all, but a gift can be received or rejected. Just because it is given does not mean that all receive it. The only thing necessary on our part is to receive it. The thief on the cross who asked Jesus to remember him received that free gift. The other thief did not.
Can you imagine a loving father who sacrificed his only son rewarding those who denied the free gift purchased with that sacrifice? That would be the father rejecting the price the son paid.

Finally, I do not believe a loving God casting people into hell to be tormented for all eternity. I believe those people will be cast into the lake of fire which will destroy them, not torment them. Those who reject the free gift of salvation are not sons of God, they are sons of the devil.

The other points of doctrine presented in the book are solid and the reason for the two stars. Amazon Customer

Thought Provoking
Living at the Foot of the Cross is very well-written. It is inspirational. It is not just entertaining but Brother Frank gives you plenty to think about. Frank is an excellent author A-Baby

Quite a Journey
Living at the Foot of the Cross takes you on a journey with a pastor questioning what he has always believed to be the truth about redemption. With the story serving equal portions of humor and heartbreak, Living at the Foot of the Cross just might prove quite fulfilling to you. Jerry

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