Did Jesus Say….?

From Brian McLaren:

For many people, to be Christian only one thing matters: correct beliefs. Based on the priorities of many Christian leaders and institutions, we might conclude that Jesus said, ‘By their beliefs you shall know them,’ or ‘This is my command, that you believe the right doctrines,’ or ‘Behold, a new systematic theology I give unto you.’

Or that Paul said, ‘Though I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not the right theory of atonement, I am a noisy gong or clanging cymbal.’

Or that James said, ‘True religion is this: to have the right concept of spiritual authority.’

Or that John said, ‘God is a doctrine, and those who have the correct beliefs know God and abide in God.’

(pp.21-22 – The Great Spiritual Migration)

[A fantastic book – well worth having a copy of your own.]


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