Attack, he looks at the just war theory and points out that our age of terrorism calls for a rethinking of the theory. He penned this volume prior to the U. S. invasion of Iraq and thus he makes no comments on that particular action.
The author addresses the place of church discipline in our age of tolerance and the place of forgiveness toward the repentant and the unrepentant.
Dr. Carson refers the reader to numerous appropriate scripture passages, often providing appropriate comments that can correct prevalent misinterpretations. Chapters are closed with balanced thinking and Biblical application that can easily be applied to myriads of other situations.
The author encourages the Christian not to grow comfortable in practicing love during the easy times. Love must also be practiced in difficult times and in some cases must take firm even unpopular stands in a culture that salutes diversity and compromise.
Dr. Carson has written a volume that needs to be read by modern believers. All Christians should reflect on their practices of loving God and others. The author helps us apply Biblical teaching to this area of life. He writes with clarity and depth that evidences scholarly work but also focuses on the subject in a manner that can be easily understood.