An abstract “Jesus”

(2 Corinthians 11:4) “For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.”

You know it’s “another Jesus, another spirit, another gospel” when you know that Jesus of Nazareth would not agree or have anything to do with it.

Could you imagine, a Liberal theologian meets Jesus of Nazareth and tries to convince him of his views, tries to tell Jesus that homosexuality is normal and okay, that killing babies in the womb is fine, or that all religions worship the same God?

Of course, such a scenario would be bizarre, right?

But many Christians don’t find such views bizarre.

So, what is happening is that Christendom creates an abstract view of Jesus, what Paul calls “another Jesus”, where who Jesus Christ is is so abstracted from reality that all kinds of evil can be practiced and justified by simply sticking the “Jesus label” on it.

And yet if you compare it with Jesus of Nazareth it doesn’t even begin to qualify as being Christian.

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