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Mar. 16th, 2009

Christianity should be loving. One of the people on my course believes in predestination and another believes that there is no salvation without belief. I think these are really narrow and rather sad slants on the Christian message. Am I being naive or lacking in depth? I don't think so. God is love and whoever lives in love lives in God and God lives in them. That's all there is to it really.
Phil Gulley shared this story he got from a friend

It was about a church that decided someone needed to go preach to the Eskimoes. So they sent a missionary to go live with the Eskimoes and preach to them.
When he's done preaching, an Eskimo elder says, "Before you leave, let me ask you something. If we had never heard of Jesus and sin, would we have gone to hell when we died?"
The missionary said, "Well, of course not. Not if you hadn't heard."
And the Eskimo said, "Then why did you tell us?"

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blue_leaf
Mar. 16th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
I am with you and Phil. I have been reading "Barclay's Apology for the True Chistian Divinity" This text was written during the formation of Quakerism and details the beliefs of early Friends. One of Barclay's main propositions is that Christ's saving grace is extended to all men, even if they never heard of him. Knowledge of Christ is not needed for salvation. Christ is the inner light that lighteth all men. So if all have sinned due to the fall of Adam, and without knowledge of the fall are in sin. It follows that all are saved by Christ without knowledge as well.
natesmountain
Mar. 22nd, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, I like the idea that anyone can be saved. Anywhere.

Thanks for sharing here xx
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 18th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
God is love and whoever lives in love lives in God and God lives in them
Truth.
natesmountain
Mar. 22nd, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
Truth indeed *g*
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