Brian Mclaren on the Cross

Brian McLaren Calls Hell and the Cross
“False Advertising for God” Listen to Interview
I wonder why the church has never focused on the resurrection/victory of Jesus? We have always focused on the gruesome graphic death of Jesus of Nazareth? I think this is one of the most destructive messages, yes in the cross there is hope, but the story didn’t end there. So, why do we have a problem with that? Brian Mclaren shares his thoughts on this:

“[T]his is one of the huge problems with the traditional understanding of hell, because if the Cross is in line with Jesus’ teaching, then I won’t say the only and I certainly won’t say … or even the primary or a primary meaning of the Cross … is that the Kingdom of God doesn’t come like the kingdoms of this world by inflicting violence and coercing people. But that the kingdom of God comes thru suffering and willing voluntary sacrifice right? But in an ironic way the doctrine of hell basically says no, that’s not really true. At the end God get’s his way thru coercion and violence and intimidation and uh domination just like every other kingdom does. The Cross isn’t the center then, the Cross is almost a distraction and false advertising for God.” Brian McLaren

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One comment

  1. Amy · June 25, 2009

    George,
    Found you blogpage via your blog posted today over at “Wrecked for the Ordinary.” Great thoughts there!

    Feel free to visit my blogpage if you’d like. I have added your blog to my blogroll.

    Blessings,
    ~Amy 🙂

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