Beyond Reason


About

My problem with writing a blog is that I can’t figure out why anyone would want to read it. So, I’m not thinking that thought anymore.

I am a Christian with 10,000 questions. Not so much about Christianity but about everything. I love good writing, good thoughts, and good questions. Generally, I hope to make this blog about things other than me, although I’m sure I’ll creep in at times.

I would love to hear your thoughts!

Enjoy!

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  1. Hi, I put up a reply to your request over at The Counsel of Trent (and X-Catholics, which has some good resources in the archives regarding objections to Catholicism).

    Thanks for the participation!

  2. Roopster said,

    Hey Amanda,

    Check out my blog when you get a chance. I’m starting to ask my 10,000 questions about Christianity 🙂

    Paul

  3. Roopster said,

    BTW, the link to the blog is http://seekism.wordpress.com

  4. carlton figg said,

    I believe with all my heart and soul in the divinity of Jesus Christ. I believe He is my Lord and Saviour. Up to that point I make a pretty picture. However, there is a whole lot of ugliness too. For instance, I do not believe in the existence of places like Limbo and Purgatory. Also, I do not believe in the infallibility of the Pope, and I do not believe that Jesus is physically present in the Eucharist. Most of all (and this is going to sound really ghastly to those who I would describe as “bigots” ), I definitely do not believe in the “resurrection of the body ” — and here I refer to the mortal body as we know it. This unbelief is not without basis. And here let me refer you to 1 Peter 3:18 where he clearly tells us that Jesus Christ was killed “in the flesh” and that He was “raised in the spirit “. Peter could not have spoken with more clarity — there is no resurrection of the mortal body. And again, let me go back to the Bible (1 Corr. 15:42) where Paul goes to great lengths to tell us that the human body will not be raised from the grave. He indicates that something else will take its place — the spirit, no doubt.

    And now to the point I want to make — am I a Christian ? Yes, I believe in the awesome divinity of Jesus Christ and I do believe He is the son of God and the Messiah of mankind. Belief in the Pope’s infallibility is, I take it, not so very important. Nor is Purgatory. Or Limbo. But by ruling out the “resurrection of the body ” do I place myself outside the ambit of Christianity ? The “resurrection” has become central to the theme of Christianity when, in fact, the real focus should be on the Cross and the blood sacrifice made by Jesus.

    However, and in spite of my “revolting” views, I continue to remain comfortable with my conscience. You may not call me a “Christian” — but in my heart I know I am a follower of Christ.

  5. amandalaine said,

    Thank you Carlton for your thoughts.


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