Jesus, Yes – Church, No

Relationship, not religion.

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January 18
Jesus, Yes – Church, No
For reading & meditation: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
“We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (v. 20)
Now that we have looked at the aspects of our faith which make it unique among all world religions, we must face some other important issues before finally drawing to a close. Being Christians does not mean we therefore have to believe that all other religions are completely wrong. As C. S. Lewis pointed out: “If you are an atheist you have to believe that the main point in all religions is simply one huge mistake. But if you are a Christian you are free to think that all religions, even the queerest of them, contain at least some hint of truth. Being a Christian, however, does mean thinking that where Christianity differs from other religions, Christianity is right and they are wrong. As…

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4 comments on “Jesus, Yes – Church, No

  1. Notwende says:

    This mindset is the exact reason why I split with the Catholic Church. Too many Christians are running into this mind-trap:
    „Since all religions are but different ways towards God we‘re all brothers and can thus live in harmony.“
    Where does this mindset leads to?
    One universal religion, a one-size-fits-all believe system for globalized mankind.

    • And hence my comment of ‘relationship, not religion.’ I have a personal relationship with the god of the universe, who is explained in the Bible. Unfortunately, others who wish to wield power have created religions, or denominations within religion that are just their set of laws telling you how to attain perfection. So I reject ALL religion as false attempts to reach God. The pure and plain teaching of the Bible is not easy to discern, and most are not interested in learning about the original intent of the writers, just as most do not read the writings of the Founding Fathers of the Republic. I am in no way an expert on understanding Hebrew, but I am making inroads into learning the ancient language and understanding Eastern thought, which is as real stumbling block for someone brought up in the Western world and with our perception of reality. I am not qualified to teach anyone, nor do I wish to. But I would like to pique the interest of those who are willing to invest their time to gain a greater understanding of their creator and His character.

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