Archive for the ‘offence of the cross’ Category

You believe that you know God, and you are totally wrong

September 17, 2009

…except at the cost of insensitivity or delinquency, it is morally not possible actually to go out into the world and say to devout, intelligent, fellow human beings: ‘. . . we believe that we know God and we are right; you believe that you know God, and you are totally wrong’

Wilfred Cantwell Smith, Religious Diversity (New York: Harper and Row, 1976), p. 14.

John 8.24 “…unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

Offence of the Cross

February 7, 2009

Of all the elements of Christianity, the most repugnant is the notion of the Christ who took our sins upon himself and sacrificed his body in agony to save our souls. Did we ask him to? Polly Toynbee

The cross is still a cause of offence to those who are perishing.