I am convinced that what drives most people away from Christianity is not the cost of discipleship but rather the cost of false fundamentals. False fundamentals make it impossible for faith to adapt to change.
I haven’t read Evans’ book yet, but I will at some point. However, this caught my attention. I think we all have false fundamentals. Like a fundamentalist belief in the 6-day Creation. For many, it is their one and only card holding up their faith.
For some, it is a literalist reading of this or that passage
Or the idea, which Scripture doesn’t call for, of infallibility of Scripture.
(Note to Jason – I am using the lower case ‘f’ 🙂 )
I have a few singular ‘fundamentals’ but I am trying to leave upon the possibility that I may be wrong on those as well. God is the ultimate Truth, of that, I have no doubt. I, on the other hand, I am just a human who is liable to be wrong a time or a million in my life.
One thing that bothers me though is that I don’t want to become as fundamentally liberal as I was a fundamentalist conservative/close-minded/know-it-all.
- New Study Confirms Religious Fundamentalists More Likely To Be Authoritarian (hooglyboogly.wordpress.com)
- Jesus: Still the only way to salvation for everyone, including Jewish people (4simpsons.wordpress.com)
- False teachers think Jesus taught to borrow money to give away (via Eternity Matters) (wdednh.wordpress.com)