Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Challenge to Belief

Bernadette Roberts

"One senses the fear that the Truth of Christ’s Reality might challenge the simple folks’ belief system, fear it might go beyond what they learned as a child about ‘Jesus’. Better, then, not to ‘question’ lest Christian Truths go over one’s head. There is also the fear of not being “dogmatically correct” lest one be censored and put down – God help those who stray from the proverbial “party-line”! Thus cautious, careful and restrained, is how theologians and clergy come across – boring actually, same old, same old

"Christians these days, however, are not those of yesterday, they are no longer satisfied with the simple platitudes, clichés, or childish naïveté of a Jesus cult.  Today, educated and freethinking, with instant access to information and communication, people are seeking truth on their own with no reliance on clergy or church. Unless the Church can catch up to these sincere seekers of Truth and offer a deeper spiritual life, the Church will simply be left behind."

The Real Christ, pages 18-19

1 comment:

  1. Bernadette's description of the universality of Christ, as opposed to the particularity of the man Jesus, has given me footing for beginning to understand and accept Christianity as more profound and credible than a personality cult. And the fervor of her challenge and her reverence is inspiring. Peter


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