Friday, June 23, 2006

3 Simple Questions

Terry Mattingly of the GetReligion website has posted some of his thoughts on recent developments in the American Episcopalian church (and by extension the Presbyterian Church USA). In the course of his post, he says he can determine whether or not someone is a theological liberal or a theological conservative. Here they are:

  1. Are the biblical accounts of the resurrection of Jesus accurate? In other words, did it really happen?
  2. Is salvation found in Jesus Christ alone? Did Jesus mean what He said in John 14:6 - "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me"?
  3. Is sex outside of marriage sin? The key word is "sin."

Mattingly says he gets some strange responses when those questions are asked. Some answer very willingly, while others refuse to answer at all.

My answer to all three questions is yes (so you in which category I fit), but that's not true of many Episcopalians (especially the clergy and leadership). Interesting idea, Terry. I'll have to try it!


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