The King Jesus Gospel - Around the Web
Scot McKnight's essay "Christianity as Country Club" was featured at the Huffington Post this week. In it Scot touches on some of the main themes of his new book, including the idea that we've become more focused on "members" and "visitors" than the Gospel of the kingdom.
You can find an excerpt below, and read the rest here.
Also, Joel Willitts continues to review The King Jesus Gospel, while Tim Gombis and Daniel Kirk offer some reflections on it.
"Christianity has been powerfully effective at creating what might be called a "salvation culture." Roman Catholics, the Eastern Orthodox, Protestant mainliners, Protestant evangelicals and other families in the church like Pentecostals only offer slight variations on this salvation culture.
This message of salvation is that God loves us but God is holy so sin must be dealt with; Jesus Christ died for us and through his death salvation can be found, but to find that salvation one must trust in Jesus Christ and his death. Those who do are both "in the club" and will spend eternity with the club members with God in heaven. In essence, this is Christianity's salvation culture. It is a good message, but it is not the whole message."
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