Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) November 26, 2004
A newly released book about church history and the Last Days claims that the beliefs and practices followed by millions of Christians are merely part of an elaborate hoax. Citing detailed historical facts and biblical references, "The Rational Christian," written by Arnie Suntag and published by Christopher Creek Publishing, a small independent publishing house, asserts that churches are systematically misleading millions of sincere believers with false theologies introduced by a centuries-old conspiracy. The book is being boycotted by one church and has already been pulled from some bookstore shelves.
In "The Rational Christian," Suntag attempts to prove, through documented historical events, that various contrivances were used to dilute and eventually replace the real teachings of Jesus Christ and the Disciples. Offended by some of the bookÂs allegations, a local Assembly of God church allegedly asked its congregation to boycott the bookÂs sale to the public. A popular Christian bookstore was later purportedly pressured into removing the book from its shelves. Although still somewhat obscure and not heavily marketed to the mainstream, the bookÂs sales are nonetheless soaring, according to its distributor. ÂPeople are buying "The Rational Christian" just to find out what all the controversy is about,Â says Ruby Doty, a board member of Rational Christian Ministries, the bookÂs distributor. ÂWe can only hope that those who read the book will discover the real biblical truth, rather than merely trying to satisfy their curiosity.Â
The bookÂs author, Arnie Suntag, claims that "The Rational Christian" is only controversial because people would rather believe in colorful age-old ceremonies and stories, than to accept the real facts about their roots. ÂPeople never like to hear the truth,Â says Suntag, Âparticularly when it contradicts beliefs they have followed all of their lives.Â He says that although many will buy the book because of its inherent Âshock valueÂ, some will also discover true faith.
"The Rational Christian" is currently available online at http://www.therationalchristian.com and at select bookstores. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Rational Christian Ministries at [email protected], or the ministryÂs website at http://www.rationalchristianministries.com, or by calling 1-888-468-6921 toll free.
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