What Jesus Said . . . and Didn’t Say

by Glenn C. Carlson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/26/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781973644583
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781973644606
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781973644590

About the Book

What Jesus said . . . “Follow me and go on a mission.”

And didn’t say . . . “Follow me and go to heaven.”

The main thesis of the book is derived from Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In these Synoptic Gospels, Jesus never mentions heaven, except when speaking of God the Father. Being a this-world incarnation of God, he emphasizes life on earth and not the new environment after death.

Our Lord explains that the mission will always involve both words and actions. The words should make two things clear: (1) the one who calls is the man Jesus who is the true revelation of God and (2) one’s relationship with God is a reflection of Jesus’s perfect relationship with the Father. The actions should be in the selfless lifestyle of Jesus himself.

About the Author

After serving as a Navy pilot Glenn C. Carlson received a B.A. from Ohio State University. He received an M.A. from USC while Program Traffic Supervisor at NBC in Hollywood. Called into the Gospel ministry Carlson received his B.D from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Following his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh he served churches in Ohio, Washington, Arizona and Oregon.