We all know that “the power of Christ compels you!” At least those of us who have seen The Exorcist, or read the novel it is based upon by William Peter Blatty, but none of us seem ask the question that should come up into our minds when confronted by this statement: “Compels us to do what?”
Many of the citizens in The United States are Christians, followers of the prophet Yeshua, known more commonly as Jesus, and those followers would answer this question like “We are compelled to do good deeds” or “we are compelled to do no evil” or even “we are compelled to make the world a better place by sharing the good news of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth and his good works.”
Ray Garton gives us a different perspective on the statement. It is not we who are compelled, but Christ who is compelled to punish us for our sins, and will stop at nothing to see us pay. Christians will argue with this and say “But Jesus is benevolent.” Ray Garton asks, “Is he really?”
Much like Anne Rice’s Memnoch, The Devil, Ray Garton challenges his readers and all Christians to questions the prophet Yeshua and, in turn, hard held beliefs.
Normally, I star my reviews, but this one I won’t because it is much more important that you form your own opinion. I believe that’s what Mr. Garton would want.