Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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The Familyhood Church has some interesting thoughts on "Christianity Uber Alles" that you may want to check out.

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At 9:04 AM, Blogger Todd R. said...

I'd rather take up this discussion with you than someone who I don't know.

I take issue with some of that post. It raises a question in me--Does God hear and answer the prayers of people who are not Christians? Does God interact with the Muslim, Buddhist or non-specific person? If God does hear their prayers, it insinuates that God somehow has a relationship with that person regardless of whether they follow Christ. Whether God answers those prayers or not, if God hears them, I think it assumes that God has some sort of relationship with them.

Now that might come off sounding a bit universal but that's not where i want to go. I had a dear friend who said, "Why do we have 'seeker' services at church? We're not seeking God, God seeks out us!" I think that has some sort of relevance in a discussion like this--is our desire for the spiritual God calling us to God's self? Jung said that the alcoholic is, in reality, looking for a spiritual connection (why do we refer to alcohol as "spirits"). If we all are on a spiritual quest, why isn't God calling us to God in the midst of wherever we are, whether that be the guy noticing the wind rushing through the trees, the Buddhist monk reciting his prayers high in the mountains or the Christian on her knees? Wesley called it "Prevenient Grace"--the grace that goes before. The deep desire we have to connect with God and how God woos us and calls us to God.

I dunno. I may have too much coffee in me to be making any sense. I just thought his argument was a bit off. That and he used a lot of numbers which tends to make me a bit pissy....

Thanks Todd!

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger Todd M said...

I agree with what you're saying.

I do not know Kevin Knox who wrote the "Uber Alles" post. I may have misread him but I saw his post primarily as a call to increased spirituality for all of us who profess to be Christians -- and I have no problem supporting that. Maybe I was looking "too big picture" at his post though.

Your comment reminds me that God is constantly and consistently yearning for, seeking and calling all of us to a greater relationship with Him, even those who are not of Christian faith.

Thanks Todd!

 

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