FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS, Charles Templeton was a major figure in the church in Canada and the United States.
During the 1950s, he and Billy Graham were the two most successful exponents of mass evangelism in North America. Templeton spoke nightly to stadium crowds of up to 30,000 people.
However, increasing doubt about the validity of the Old Testament and the teachings of the Christian church finally brought about a crisis in his faith, and in 1957 he resigned from the ministry.
In Farewell to God, Templeton speaks out about his reasons for the abandonment of his faith. In straightforward language, Templeton deals with such subjects as the Creation fable, racial prejudice in the Bible, the identity of Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus' alienation from his family, the second-class status of women in the church, the mystery of evil, the illusion that prayer works, why there is suffering and death, and the loss of faith in God.
He concludes with a positive personal statement: "I Believe."
Like many others who realized the contradictions in the teachings of the Bible, Charles Templeton, felt the obligation to speak up. Mr. Templeton however failed dearly in seeking the truth after realizing the falsehood. He believed that the corruption in the Bible was the end of the road and seeked no more venues to answer his many questions. Mr Templeton failed even to see the truth that still can be found in the same Bible today. Islam (submission) with its fully protected and proven scripture, the Quran, answers all of Mr. Templeton's questions and invites all the believers to use their brain, eyes and ears to verify any information given to them in the scripture or outside the scripture. See Quran 17:36. We invite Mr Templeton and all others who read his book, to verify the truth of the Quran that answers their questions.