The world is shaking once more and the response from many religious leaders is to promote the idea that all faiths are simply different ways to the same God. To them, one world religion would be an effective tool for peace. But there's a problem: Jesus, the 'Way', stands in their way! So, to achieve their aims they must remodel Jesus as the founder of a religion, like all the others.
Meanwhile, all around the world another movement is growing.
- In China, a worker is standing with his hands raised, praying for his country. It’s 5 o’clock in the morning.
- In North Africa, an imam is standing in a bathtub, tears running down his face – he has just been baptized to Christ.
- In Cuba, a group of believers is meeting in the enormous, newly built “lounge room” of a house, because they are not allowed to build a church.
This underground movement represents millions and has its roots in the Roman Empire. Outside the state church, a forbidden congregation emerged that was being faithful to the Name of Jesus.
NO OTHER GODS is a revolutionary journey through eras, kingdoms and cultures in which we follow the struggle for the God-given identity of the Church and how it has been upheld or distorted throughout history. To understand this development, we need to go back to the beginning.
“One of the best books I’ve read. A real eye-opener.” KG Larsson, pastor and theologian
“A very factual, accurate, informative and well written book. Very interesting and revealing reading. It is certainly worthy of attention and of being referred to in the public debate.” Börje Norlén, Freelance Journalist
“It’s very readable despite its extensive content. The thing that causes me most joy, is how at the same time as it exposes the darkness and its lies, it also sheds light on the genuine essence of the Church and what true revival Christianity is all about.” Kristofer Aspén, film maker
“It was like reading a very exciting thriller. It’s well written, it states historical facts and has many source references. The author has done a work of great quality, having read and studied extensively, so that he has solid ground to stand on. I can understand that the research for this has taken some years. Throughout the book, Per-Arne Imsen points to Jesus.” Christer Åberg, Apg29, Sweden’s biggest Christian blog
"With prophetic insight, the author carefully follows events in the world. He exposes and criticizes syncretism in all its forms and asserts the unique position of Christianity and Jesus as the only way to God. Imsen’s book is comprehensive and calls for contemplation, but it’s an eye-opener and in part quite frightening. First and foremost, the book ought to be read by priests, pastors and church leaders." Bo Wettéus, BTh
“Interesting and relevant – extraordinary! Anyone interested in examining current world trends within the religious sphere – comparing for example the ecumenism of our day, and the conditions for it, with what the NT says about Jesus – certainly has the opportunity to do so here. We are somewhat unaccustomed to raising questions about those things that characterize the spirit of the time. Since we ourselves are kind of wrapped up in it, we don’t see it. It is a very long time since I read a book that puts its finger on so much that is worthy of our attention. I’m grateful to the author for taking the time and trouble to write this book. Recommended reading for all those with a keen interest in philosophy/religion, historically and today.” Britt-Inger Lillbäck, Lecturer
“A unique book of its kind. No other author has so thoroughly and so penetratingly tackled the task of confronting and disproving the “Christian” spirituality – that is both old and modern… The author has, with God’s help, done the Church a great service by writing and publishing this hyper-contemporary book… A need for prophets is often expressed in Christian circles. Well, at least in this book Per-Arne Imsen appears to be one of them.” Sigvard Svärd, author and Pentecostal pastor
“No Other Gods is an extremely well written book that takes us back to the origins of the Church and describes its development all the way from the first Church to the Church of our day, looking also into the future. Using a wealth of references to further literature, research and the Bible, Imsen defines what is biblical and what is human thought. He also gives an analysis of what has gone wrong and the dangers that we face today. Some church trends, both positive and negative, are being explained with the help of the Word of God. A very informative, sometimes frighteningly explicit, but also tremendously rewarding book that can give you necessary direction in today’s society, set against the glorious hope we have in Christ Himself.” Helena Vestman, German missionary
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After 40 years as a pastor Per-Arne's ministry has become increasingly international, both as a travelling preacher and as a TV-producer in Scandinavia.
Now with NO OTHER GODS Per-Arne makes his debut as an author. This is a book where a keen interest in theology, history of religion and God's prophetic Word are brought together with the author's own experience gained during his lifetime.
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