In His New Book Releasing Mar. 2, “Hope for This Present Crisis,” Dr. Youssef Explains: ‘We Are Free to Say No to God’s Truth, but We Cannot Bend His Truth to Our Will’
ATLANTA — God’s truth can be mocked, ridiculed, ignored, disbelieved, despised or rejected – but it cannot be destroyed. In “Hope for This Present Crisis,” Dr. Michael Youssef writes, “His truth stands firm even if the world around us collapses into ruin. His truth stands firm even if no human heart believes it. We are free to say no to God’s truth, but we cannot bend His truth to our will. God’s truth is immovable, unchangeable, and indestructible.
In his new book,Dr. Youssef confirms for his readers that they are living in a day in which the truth of the Gospel has been replaced by a false spirituality that embraces all faiths as equally valid. “This post-Christian, post-truth world tells us we should ‘connect’ with other belief systems by embracing them,” Dr. Youssef tells his readers. “The Bible calls this idolatry. Yes, Jesus calls us to love all people, including people of other faiths.
“But Jesus warns us against polluting the pure truth of the Christian faith with the falsehoods of other religions. Jesus declared Himself to be the way, the truth, and the life, and the only way to God the Father. ‘Connecting’ with false religions by worshiping God’s creation (‘Mother Earth’) is explicitly forbidden in God’s Word.”
In regard to God’s truth, Dr. Youssef’s solution is clear in “Hope for This Present Crisis.” He explains that Christians need to “stand firm on the truth of the Gospel. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life—no one comes to the Father except through Him. We must never be ashamed of sharing the Gospel with others. We must never pollute the pure Christian gospel with false teachings from other religions. We reject the temptation to water down the gospel to win friendship with this dying world.”
Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 40 books, including popular titles like “Jesus, Jihad and Peace” and “Saving Christianity?”
Dr. Youssef is the host of the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 26 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, ION Network, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV, and more.
Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world, and popular Christian worldview issues, Dr. Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club, and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
“Hope for This Present Crisis” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.
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