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Would Jesus Have Wanted Christianity?

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A brief four minute video potpourri from Rob Bell, touches on spiritual growth, loving your neighbours and the immigrant, and engaging with the "other."

I liked the quote about "Something served us well for a while, and now you transcend it, you move beyond it, but you’ve also included it!" I spend more time reading and studying many different Christians authors, which would be a type of moving beyond my life with the TFI, but certain principles Iearned with the TFI are deeply engrained in me, such as witnessing, commitment, Word time and others. I like how Rob Bell believes that the last thing Jesus came to do was to start another religion that would divide us, and I think the same holds true for denominations, they can tend to divide, rather than unite. I happily tell some people that I don't have a religion, but I strive to be a "Jesus follower." I often find that approach opens the door to a further witness. And, it really is the bottom line, that we belong to Jesus! In fields where Christians are persecuted, it seems there is less emphasis on denomination, and more emphasis on we are one family in Jesus.

Would Jesus have wanted Christianity? by Rob Bell


  • GM

    • 3 years ago
    Yeah, I like Rob Bell in general, and this message in particular. Similar to Brian D. McLaren, who summarizes my heart-leaning when he writes, “I am a Christian who does not necessarily believe in Christianity as I used to, but who believes In Christ with all my heart, more than ever.”

    Or said slightly differently: “I do not believe in Christianity the way I believe in Jesus.”

  • Frank

    • 3 years ago
    Good talk. I like Rob Bell too. And his point about Jesus saying "Love your neighbor" was great, and it seems like it all comes down to that or back to that. There's such a tendency among some Christians to demonize everyone who's different. That's probably one reason (among many) that some people today categorize themselves as "spiritual, not religious." I also thought your point about striving to be a "Jesus follower" was good, Jon. Seems like a very good way to relate to Muslims.