The religious elite didn’t like Jesus or what he had to say. They wrote him off as a backwoods and uneducated troublemaker. Then they tried to discredit him. When that failed, they had him killed. He died the death of a criminal; capital punishment in the form of a horrific crucifixion. They figured that this humiliating death would be the end of it. They could get back to their laws and the business of their religion.
Somehow, we’re still talking about Jesus today. His teachings became the basis for what was to become the world’s largest religious belief system. There was only one book about him written by his contemporaries. But it remains the best-selling book in the world.
The Reasonable Person- Due Process of Law, Logic and Faith was written for people who have had that little spiritual itch; the feeling deep in their hearts that there must be something more. You observe the world around you and know that it can’t all be explained by random biological processes. You know that there is a God, somewhere. You see the trappings of organized religion and know that you do not fit into that mold. If that’s what Christianity is about, you think, I don’t want anything to do with it.
You might think that you aren’t good enough for God. People who grew up going to church every Sunday seem so squeaky clean. They are different than you. You’re from the wrong side of the spiritual tracks. Your life’s road has been paved with all kinds of potholes and you’ve wrecked the car a number of times.
I wrote this book because I’m from the wrong side of the tracks. I didn’t grow up going to church or reading the Bible. I made a lot of mistakes. I believed I wasn’t good enough for God. But I learned something along the way. Christians aren’t perfect. Christ makes us perfect in God’s eyes. Not only are you good enough, God has been waiting patiently all these years for you to realize it. Jesus taught about it. He loves you. He’s got a plan for you.