Monday, March 26, 2007
Here We Go Again
It seems like every few months, for some odd reason, there is a debate on various Methoblogs regarding the Virgin Birth and Christ's Resurrection. The current debate that prompted this post is here. And for your viewing pleasure, here are a few more links from past debates (thanks John for hosting these discussions):

November 30, 2006

December 27, 2006

December 27, 2006

Don't get me wrong, I am all for a lively debate about my faith. I just cannot seem to fathom any Christian saying, "I am a Christian, but the whole Virgin Birth thing and the Resurrection, that may be some literary license." Uh, what? Anyway, I just wanted you guys to see some of the stuff that tends to be debated now and then (every few months).
Oh, and a couple more things, I figured that the first Seven Ecumenical Councils had done enough "beating of a dead horse" that we would not have to discuss it again. I also thought that the Methodist Confession of Faith and the Articles of Religion laid it out pretty succinctly too. I guess, for some, that may not be the case.

I love my Methodist faith, but sometimes the freedom of expression and ideas that allow us to reach so many around the world for Christ, drag us down into debates about basic tenets of the Christian faith that have pretty much been resolved.

All in all, I'm just askin', "Why are we debating these things again?"


  posted at 2:11 PM

At 4:55 AM, Blogger John said...

I try not to be surprised about what is controversial, but I get caught flat-footed everytime with what I think are fully accepted presuppositions of the Christian faith.

At 9:55 AM, Blogger JD said...

I, as others, have just gotten tired of having to debate the simplest things about our faith with other Christians. I know the debates are not about our ultimate relationship with Christ, but to me, that relationship and the promise of salvation are dependent on Christ being human and divine and not being a human with divinity bestowed as well as Christ's ability to overcome death through the resurrection. Sometimes we debate only NT accounts while forgetting the OT prophets predicted the resurrection as well.



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