Friday, April 2, 2010
There are ministers in the PCUSA who do not believe that Jesus Christ died and rose on the third day. They say its a fairy tale created by the first century writers of the Gospels. There are those who hide behind their collar (if they wear one) with these apostate beliefs and keep them hidden, or who proclaim them openly but their presbytery does nothing.
There are others who claim that the idea of the Crucifixion reflects a God who believes in child abuse, or that there was no substitutionary atonement by Christ for our sins.
Why do they insist on trying to see the mysteries of God through the eyes of modern man; to use reason to fathom the unfathomable? It may be because their view of the Bible is that it was written by men, and not inspired by God. That the Word of God is nothing more than words on a page.
There are two quotes that I'd like to pass on to you that may point out their errors:
You cannot go on 'explaining away' for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on 'seeing through' things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it. C.S. Lewis
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. attributed to St.Thomas Aquinas