I don’t often read something I so whole-heartedly agree with, so here it is, in its entirety: Mark Driscoll discussing Jesus and the woman at the well in John 4: “And in his greatest act of love for this woman,...
I’ve been reading a few books lately. I’m a bit ADD, so it helps if I can switch books if I get antsy about the subject matter. I’ve been deep into physics and cosmology and philosophy with Case for a Creator, so I decided to change up and take on the next quarter of Four Views,.
The first chapter was John Hick’s position of pluralism: all “ethical” religions lead to God (air-quotes mine).
One of the hardest things about being on the conservative/traditional side of a Christian theological debate is dealing with statements like this:
Rather, I see the grand statements about Jesus â€“ that he is the Son of God, the Light of the World, and so forth – as the testimony of the early Christian movement. These are neither objectively true statements about Jesus nor, for example in this season, about his conception and birth. To speak of him as the Son of God does not mean that he was conceived by God and had no biological human father. Rather, this is the post-Easter conviction of his followers.
In this paragraph Marcus Borg, of the Jesus Seminar, states these things as fact: Jesus did not say he was the Son of God or the Light of the World and the statements about Jesus’ divinity are not true. He states this as fact and it’s accepted as fact by many. The problem? It can’t be substantiated. Read on…