This is how heresy starts 9

Perry Noble recommended this post today as being “SO ON POINT!!!”

I just can’t buy into the Christian thing anymore. So I quit. I am resigning from the Christian party, the Christian club, the Christian religion. I am going to devote the rest of my life to loving God with all my heart and loving my neighbor as myself. I am going to spend all of my energy learning more about Jesus so I can follow him as closely as I can. Every day I am going to pick up my cross and follow Jesus; I am going to try be a light in my community and salt in a desperate world. I’m just not going to be a Christian anymore. Are you with me?

No, sirs, I most certainly am not.

9 thoughts on “This is how heresy starts

  1. Jonathan Vickery Apr 16, 2009 6:05 pm

    I’m not either! I’m proud to call myself a CHRISTIAN!!!

  2. Twit Conway Apr 16, 2009 7:05 pm

    No

    @TommyF: I’m waiting for you to advertise the new line of bumper stickers… Will it read: NewSpring. Our people are excrement. Our inspiration is Dane Cook. Our facility is BAMF. Our leader is Ace. And we’re not Christian!

  3. B. Rink Apr 16, 2009 11:15 pm

    “I am going to devote the rest of my life to loving God with all my heart and loving my neighbor as myself. I am going to spend all of my energy learning more about Jesus so I can follow him as closely as I can. Every day I am going to pick up my cross and follow Jesus; I am going to try be a light in my community and salt in a desperate world.”

    I’ll sign up for this part. Oh, I’m so supposed to focus on the bolded part…sorry.

  4. James Duncan Apr 16, 2009 11:17 pm

    B.Rink, That sounds good, but trying to do that outside of the boundaries of orthodox Christianity has always been a recipe for heresy, hence the headline.

  5. B. Rink Apr 16, 2009 11:26 pm

    But wasn’t Martin Luther a heretic? John Huss? John Wycliffe? John Calvin? I mean I know this could degenerate into a 30 comment dissertation, but those heroes of the Protestant Reformation were all operating out of the traditional view of Christianity. Just my 2 cents.

  6. James Duncan Apr 16, 2009 11:29 pm

    They never started by renouncing Christianity, though. That’s a huge difference.

    I do think that Noble, Furtick, Warren, etc do think that they are sparking a second reformation. I’m just trying to take what they’re doing to the church as seriously as they do.

  7. Micah Apr 17, 2009 1:23 am

    Many have proposed this, and I used to be on this band wagon, but it’s seriously getting old. Changing the words we use to describe our faith is not going to change the way the world perceives the Church. Loving like Christ did will. We’ve misdiagnosed the problem.

  8. Jonathan Vickery Apr 17, 2009 1:27 am

    Amen, very well said Micah!

  9. Twit Conway Apr 17, 2009 8:47 pm

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