Informed is a book about truth and error; in particular, it is about how thoughtful readers of the Bible can navigate the multiplicity of human teachings claiming to be biblical (Colossians 2:8). Many of these teachings are destructive, as unhealthy tangles of opinion compromise the Christian lifestyle. Others simply skew the gospel message. As with the labyrinth of ancient mythology, finding our way can be confusing. Douglas Jacoby and Joseph Harris tackle the most common distortions and misunderstood teachings of the Bible.
Clergy & Laity—The Most Common False Construct
Health & Wealth—The Gospel of Materialism
Signs & Wonders—History and Hysteria
Fear & Fascination—Futile Speculation
Rapture & Tribulation—Exiting Earth?
Predestination & Perseverance—God’s Good Pleasure?
Sex & Pleasure—The Pursuit of Happiness
Heaven & Hell—Instant Rewards?
Zion & Palestine—Israel and the Church
Visions & Dreams—It’s All About Me
Bow & Pray—The New-Fangled Doctrine of 1835
Gospel Plus—When Guidelines Undermine Scripture