Thursday, July 26, 2007

What’s Missing?

In the Telegraph’s interview with the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, something is missing. Can you find it?

"The thing that unites all Christians is our faith in the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and what makes us Christians is that we participate in the death and resurrection of Christ.

"The other thing to remember is that we are all sinners in need of God’s grace.

"As long as someone does not deny the very basic doctrines of the Church - the creation, the death, the resurrection of Christ and human beings being made in the image of God - then the rest really helps but they are not the core message.”

Do you see what’s missing?

The authority of scripture, of course. And I contend that the authority of scripture more than “really helps” and is most certainly a part of the core message of Christianity.

Buy, hey, I’m quibbling. After all, leave out the authority of scripture and it’s so much easier to make convenient statements like this:

"And I haven’t found that in Ecusa or in Canada, where I was recently, they have any doubts in their understanding of God which is very different from anybody. . . .

Yeah. right.

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