Saving Jesus From the Church

Saving Jesus From the Church

How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus

eBook - 2009
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Countless thoughtful people are now so disgusted with the marriage of bad theology and hypocritical behavior by the church that a new Reformation is required in which the purpose of religion itself is reimagined. Meyers takes the best of biblical scholarship and recasts these core Christian concepts to exhort the church to pursue an alternative vision of the Christian life: Jesus as teacher, not savior; Christianity as compassion, not condemnation; Prosperity as dangerous, not divine; discipleship as obedience, not control; religion as relationship, not righteousness. This is not a call to the church to move to the far left or to try something brand new. Rather, it is the recovery of something very old. Saving Jesus from the Church shows us what it means to be a Christian and how to follow Jesus' teachings today.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780061773303
0061773301
9780061773297
0061773298
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Contents: A preacher's nightmare : am I a Christian?
Jesus the teacher, not the savior
Faith as being, not belief
The cross as futility, not forgiveness
Easter as presence, not proof
Original blessing, not original sin
Christianity as compassion, not condemnation
Discipleship as obedience, not observance
Justice as covenant, not control
Prosperity as dangerous, not divine
Religion as relationship, not righteousness
A preacher's dream : faith as following Jesus.
Summary: Countless thoughtful people are now so disgusted with the marriage of bad theology and hypocritical behavior by the church that a new Reformation is required in which the purpose of religion itself is reimagined. Meyers takes the best of biblical scholarship and recasts these core Christian concepts to exhort the church to pursue an alternative vision of the Christian life: Jesus as teacher, not savior; Christianity as compassion, not condemnation; Prosperity as dangerous, not divine; discipleship as obedience, not control; religion as relationship, not righteousness. This is not a call to the church to move to the far left or to try something brand new. Rather, it is the recovery of something very old. Saving Jesus from the Church shows us what it means to be a Christian and how to follow Jesus' teachings today.--From publisher description.

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Nov 22, 2016

A great read for any Progressive Christian. A bit dry at times and can be hard to follow but the message is clear enough.

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