Doubt and disbelief in God's existence and his plan of redemption for lost humankind is becoming increasingly evident in today's hedonistic, self-directed world. Many Christian believers even, choose to listen to, and to acknowledge a "feel-good-now" Gospel, notwithstanding its deviation from Biblical truth and its possible damning implications. Conversely, many people are wont to deny the existence of a devil and the reality of a place of unceasing torment and/or destruction called hell. A good God cannot be so cruel, they opine. Jesus commissioned his followers to take his Gospel to the far reaches of the Earth, and the Holy Scriptures encourage Christians in Jude 1: 3, " . . . to earnestly contend for the faith" More than at any other time in history, believers must defend the Christian Gospel and advocate its timeless truths everywhere so that all of humankind may hear about Christ's offer of eternal life in a place named Paradise. The miscellany of contemplative inquiries and arguments presented in CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH purposes to do just that - endorse and advance the Gospel of Christ and help establish Biblical truth! Much too much is at stake for not spreading . . . or not listening to Christ's entreaty!