Assignment 1 “A Christian Manifesto”

I. Read Isaiah 59:12-16a and Revelation 3:2

II. Read the Preface through Chapter 3 of “A Christian Manifesto” by Francis Schaeffer. Notice how the chapter titles are coupled concepts (Truth and Morality, Faith and Morality, and Faith and Freedom).

III. Answer the questions below. Use the comments section to share if you like.

1. Schaeffer says, “When I say Christianity is true I mean it is true to total reality – the total of what is, beginning with the central reality, the objective existence of the personal-infinite God. Christianity is not just a series of truths but Truth – Truth about total reality.” p. 20

How have you observed “total reality” and “truth” distorted in our present time? (Give short examples)

2. Consider Isaiah 59:12-16a and Revelation 3:2, we see a turning away from God and truth, and a call to ‘wake up!’

How should we as Christians respond today?

3. In a sentence or two summarize Chapters 1-3 and provide a takeaway.

Assignments 1-4 “A Christian Manifesto” by Francis Schaeffer

1. Assignment 1
2. Assignment 2
3. Assignment 3
4. Assignment 4


  1. Our society is far from what our founding fathers intended. Christians can no longer sit on the sidelines of culture, we’ve got to engage and stand up for biblical truths.

    • Karla, Absolutely! In what ways are you engaging?


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Next Week: We’ll be covering chapters 4-6 “A Christian Manifesto” by Francis Schaeffer