Monday, 17 February 2014
Some would say that if you don't believe in Original Sin, the Virgin Birth, Salvation through the blood of Christ, the Second Coming, the Judgment, and Eternal Damnation then you don't believe anything and cannot call yourself a Christian.
But I would assert that Jesus' teachings of love and forgiveness, mercy, compassion, and faith are the heart of his message, not the doctrines and dogmas which grew up around the figure of the Christ.
So, far from not believing anything, what we believe is the heart of Jesus' teachings which lead to his vision of the Kingdom of God on earth.
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