There are two kinds of Christianity.
1. The Christian “religion.”
2. The Christianity we find in the New Testament.
The Christian religion is built on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Christian religion can be studied using the same categories of thought used to study any other world religion.
It can be analyzed just as Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism are analyzed. The difficulty with the Christian religion (like all religions) is that it makes its adherents think that they have now found the real knowledge of good and evil.
Regrettably, there is a great deal of pharisaism in the Christian family today. The Bible teaches the highest possible moral values. But the Bible is fundamentally not about morality. Following the Lord Jesus Christ involves living out the highest moral values. But following Jesus is fundamentally not about morality.
Conversion to Christ involves a moral transformation of life. But conversion is not fundamentally about morality either. The most moral unsaved person on the planet needs Christ just as much as the most immoral one. It is Christ, not religion, that saves us.
Christianity, therefore, is not fundamentally about morality. And it has nothing to do with the tree of knowledge of good and evil.[Continue Reading…]