Living the Questions is a respected resource of video curriculum for progressive Christian communities around the world. The Portland radio spots advertised a new series called “Saving Jesus” with the seemingly balanced introduction:
“Ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped and taken hostage by the Christian Right? Or maybe even worse, simply cast aside as irrelevant by those on the secular left?”
If you can watch the video at his link (the FDA has approved it as a substitute for Syrup of Ipecac) you’ll find fakes like Brian McLaren, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg and others making up a god then pretending to worship it.
See the comments section where Chuck says that if you don’t vote for oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” — which, of course, is nowhere to be found in the Bible — then you have kidnapped Jesus and held him hostage. What a self-parody.
It is almost comical watching people dismiss the virgin birth because that somehow takes Mary’s power away. That’s the kind of thinking you get when they worship radical feminism instead of seeking the real God on his terms.
In fact, that’s the core problem with all these false teachers and seriously confused people: They refuse to seek God on his terms and instead they make up their own god. They are either members of the “Jesus Seminar” or ideological siblings who think they get to literally vote on which verses of the Bible belong there. But just because they find a few verses they agree with doesn’t make them Christians any more than finding a few verses they like in the Quran makes them Muslims.
I respect the religious freedom of these fake Christians to make and publish all the ads they like, and I respect the freedom of the radio stations to pull them if their customers are offended by such nonsense.
I just wish that Chuck Currie et al weren’t so dishonest and would just make up a new name for their religion. They are the ones who “stole” the name of Jesus. The real Christians accept the Jesus of the Bible whether we like all the verses or not.
Jesus doesn’t need to be saved, we do. Jesus doesn’t need to be saved, He does save. And these fakes will never tell you that.