Episode 160 Show Notes for Dr. Jay Grimstead Interview
Dr. Jay Grimstead is the founder and director of the Coalition on Revival. He was a personal friend and co-laborer with the late Dr. Francis Schaeffer on the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy and considers Dr. Schaeffer his mentor. Dr. Grimstead is a favorite among the young, high school and college age generation because of his offbeat, rollicking sense of humor and fresh perspectives – and he worked for 20 plus years with the international youth organization - “Young Life.” For many years since then, he has been a leading visionary and networker among Christian groups around the world. Amen!
Dr. Grimstead, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today…I want to make a note that we, as a Christian people, are coming up on the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther nailed his 95 point thesis to the church door and launching us into the Reformation…so I really appreciate your work all the more.
And, although this book was written a few years ago, congratulations is in order on this great book, “Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible: Reclaiming the Truth on 24 Controversial Issues” – this book has to be a MUST READ for anyone in the ministry! Folks, you need to get this book – it will give you the ammunition you need to refute those who want to attack Christianity and the Inerrancy of the Bible! It should be part of the added arsenal of books at seminary schools across America! And I do not add that kind of endorsement often, amen!
Now, Dr. Jay – other than that brief bio I just read – tell us, WHO IS, Dr. Jay Grimstead?
How did you come to the point of writing this type of book? It is not your “typical” Christian book.
In the very beginning of the book, you state the 24 documents do not represent all that the Church should believe but rather 24 battle lines on which the enemy is attacking the Church… What do you mean by that?
There is no doubt that the “Church” has lost its base of morality and cultural values in the last 50-75 years. What do you believe in the main reason that the church and church leadership has left the historic teaching of the Bible and turned so liberal.
In my opinion, and from what I’ve read in your book, your opinion as well, that the Inerrancy of the Bible has to be the number one precept at the basis of “Christianity.” Is that correct? How do you respond to those who say the Bible was something written by writers for a different time and that “we” (meaning society) have “progressed” beyond that?
In your book, you indicate you are optimistic that the Christian church is going to “merge” under a new sense of a “Global Theological Unity.” Can you explain what you mean from that and why you are so optimistic it will happen?
Folks, before we close, I want to encourage you, one more time, to go to Amazon and order Dr. Jay Grimstead’s book, “Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible” – you really, REALLY need to add this book to your library – especially if you are in the ministry!
For Dr. Jay Grimstead and myself, this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau, reminding you to BE BLESSED IN ALL THAT YOU DO!
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