Ever wondered about how to talk with believers who disagree with your beliefs without compromising sound doctrine! In this remarkably clear presentation, Norman Geisler, one of the nation's leading apologetics experts, teams with Reasoning from the Scriptures president Ron Rhodes to explore the well-known saying "In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity". Beginning with essential doctrines such as the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture, Christ's deity, and 14 others, "Conviction without Compromise" provides solid scriptural defenses while showing how various movements have moved away from historic, biblical Christianity. Then the authors show why Christians can disagree agreeably about more than a dozen important but nonessential beliefs such as the nature of spiritual gifts, the role of women in the church, and the nature of sacraments. Finally, the section on charity highlights some "rules of engagement" and explores lessons learned from church history. This title is a must-read for Christians who care about sharing their faith.
Norman Geisler is author or coauthor of more than 70 books and hundreds of articles. He has taught at the university and graduate level for nearly 50 years and has spoken or debated in all 50 states and in 25 countries. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University and is the provost and distinguished professor of theology and apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in southern California (www.VeritasSeminary.com). Ron Rhodes, president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, is heard regularly on nationwide radio and is the author of Bite-Size Bible Answers, Bite-Size Bible Definitions, Commonly Misunderstood Bible Verses and 5-Minute Apologetics for Today. He holds ThM and ThD degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and teaches there and at several other seminaries.