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Re: Non-Pauline Christians

Posted by hyperfocus on July 23, 2011, at 10:37:55

In reply to Re: Inerrancy - what do you think? hyperfocus, posted by Dinah on July 22, 2011, at 9:07:29

Wow. I didn't even know there was a name for people who think like that - thanks Dinah. It's got a Wikipedia article and everything: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Christianity

I guess that pretty much sums up the reservations I have about a lot of things in the New Testament. The whole worship of Jesus as a God-man and salvation through faith alone doesn't resonate with me at all. When Jesus said he was the way I think he meant how he lived his life and the knowledge he had of the world.

We live in an age where an enormous amount of knowledge and wisdom is at our fingertips. Just with a few taps of my fingers I can pull up something like the Book of Enoch or the Gospel of Mary Magdalene. I wonder if there will ever be a new denomination of Christianity that venerates wisdom and truth and lawfulness and good works alone.


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