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The Last Temptation of Christians

In the following material the reader will find the first letters in an exchange between Counsel of Chalcedon contributing editor, Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., and a man who refers to himself as a "Rev." and who has a Th.D. degree. This man, who we shall refer to under the pseudonym "Mr, Gray," wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper, in which he castigated those who would prevent the showing of the film, The Last Temptation of Christ. Ken Gentry responded with his own letter to the editor, and, after that, Dr. Gentry and "Mr. Gray" continued corresponding with each other personally through the mail.

I believe many of our readers will benefit from this exchange. "Mr. Gray" is not an untypical person in our society. While most of his views are as liberal as you can get from one claiming to be a Christian, nevertheless he is fairly typical of ministers and laymen in most of the large mainline denominations, be they Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal or whatever.