EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored seventy-five books and coauthored and updated and expanded five books, as well as over 200 articles. Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version.
Let us offer an analogy to make the above point, even more, impactful. What would we do if a deadly outbreak of a disease that is spreading more quickly and more extensively among the people than would normally be expected and it is raging in our country, especially within our city, right in our community? Would we not look for a way to build up our immune system? Would we not also want to avoid anyone carrying the disease? The same holds true of the antichrist and the man of lawlessness, who not only have the ability to take our physical life but also our eternal life. Therefore, in a Scriptural sense, we would want to build ourselves up spiritually and avoid anyone who is affected by these evil ones, not to mention the antichrist and the man of lawlessness themselves. The Scriptures tell us “the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is in the world already.” (1 John 4:3) Still staying with the analogy, if we want to avoid being infected, we have to identify the antichrist/man of lawlessness and the carriers of the disease.
This publication will accomplish just that and do so Scripturally. Nothing herein will be based on an opinion; it will all be God’s Word. The first four chapters will cover the Antichrist. Chapters 5-6 will deal with the Man of Lawlessness. The apostle Paul tells us “Then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with …” [2 Thessalonians 2:8] In addition, Chapter 7 will identify the Mark of the Beast from the book of Revelation.
The advantage of CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY: THE EVANGELISM STUDY TOOL Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith is enormous: each thought-provoking section of chapters is based soundly in God's Word, helping the reader to cultivate a sound biblical foundation. Whether you are a student, pastor, teacher, youth worker, or layperson, this publication is a fantastic tool for understanding the Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith, in the light of solid Scriptural truth. This publication is inundated in God’s Word and unlike the traditions of men that other Christian theology books are absorbed in, as Andrews focuses entirely on Scripture.
At times, chapters will begin with a couple of paragraphs of original language words that help us get back to what was meant by these terms. This will be the deepest section of those chapters, as these definitions will be from lexicons and word dictionaries. Generally, if one slows down, reads it carefully, he or she will grasp what is being said. However, if you find it too frustrating, skip those initial couple paragraphs, read the chapter, which will be easy to understand and then come back to that section last. Quotations are dealt with in two ways in this publication. Generally, if it is a paragraph or two, it will be indented on both sides. However, if it is multiple paragraphs, we will leave it in normal paragraph form but will change the font color to dark gray as opposed to black. Lastly, this book is meant as a study tool, as it has review questions at the end of each chapter.