Intelligent comment from Giles Fraser in The Guardian on American Christianity. In conclusion – American doesn’t believe in Jesus Christ, it believes in America. Worth a read.
I particularly like this quote, “On the whole, I defer to people’s self-description when it comes to religious belief. If people say they are Christian then that’s good enough for me – unless we are talking about school places or running for office. Then it’s worth a little more scepticism.”
A couple of questions to Americans who love Jesus: Does this resonate? Is the commentary fair?
I’m sorry…but how did anybody with ANY sense actually believe this guy?
How did he trick them all? Have they not read the Bible for themselves? Jesus himself said he did not know the hour that he would return?
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36)
It is just so sad that ‘Christian’ leaders will be so manipulative/mad and that people will be so gullible. There’s actually people out there who spent their life savings on him.
I think apocalyptic writings in the New Testament are fascinating but I honestly think it is foolish to try and read anything into historical or current events relating to these writings. Instead, let’s focus on studying the character of God….the living God who can change us into better people and save us from ourselves.