Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away. Look, all things have become new. All this is from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their sins against them, and has entrusted to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us. We implore you in Christ’s stead: Be reconciled to God.
(2 Corinthians 5:17-20)
The purpose of this book is to present the unique Biblical method for connecting with God through Jesus Christ. It does not have multiple steps or complicated formulas, because its power is in its simplicity. It has names such as unconditional trust, surrender, and self-abandonment toward God. I feel that it has been neglected for too long in historic Christianity to the extent that it is considered an anomaly. It has been replaced primarily with legalism, which has no power to transform an individual; and things that were intended to supplement Christianity have been made primary. Also, many Christian-coated non-Biblical spiritual practices have been embraced by many Christians who are not aware of their origins. These practices do not reach out and open us up to the Biblical God regardless of their Christian trappings. I show how the Biblical method opens us up to the Spirit of Christ, which brings us the Divine inner peace and strength to deal with our human weakness. The Spirit of Christ opens us up to His rest.
Among other things, human weakness manifests itself in worry, anger, unforgiveness, compulsions, and addictions. I feel that the original New Testament spirituality needs to be presented to the modern world because it is usually not presented in its purest form by contemporary Christianity, which is infected with viruses. Because of this, it is not as effective as it should be; and people have gone elsewhere to seek inner peace. The Bible presents us with the peace that passes all understanding; an infused Divine peace that comes to us from beyond ourselves. This book is a product of my personal testimony, and is a synthesis of psychology, spirituality, and theology. It is a mixture of knowledge and insight which I have gathered over the years; insight that came at unexpected times and circumstances.
I found my relationship with God through His grace and His instruction from the Scriptures. I wrote this book as an evangelism tool for myself and others. I pray that God uses it for the furtherance of His Kingdom.