Monday, August 4, 2008

slandering jesus

I am reading a book entitled Slandering Jesus. From time to time I will post thoughts, ideas and questions. Let's discuss!

As I read through the first part of Chapter 1, the author lays out different assumptions that are required to "reinvent Jesus." The first one I am guilty of and I would assume we are all guilty of doing this. Let's talk about it. 

The first assumption is we try to remake Jesus by taking a lesser aspect of his ministry and try to make it the heart and soul of His ministry. For example, we talk about how Jesus is just a compassionate teacher who helps those who are marginalized such as women and the poor. We leave out the big picture that Jesus died to save us from our sins. How is this effecting the gospel message? We must not forgot what it says in Mark 10:45 - For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.

Peace, Garrett