I’ve published my first “real” post for “Under Christ’s Archy” called “Excerpts from The Subversion of Christianity – The Contradictions.”
The purpose of the post is to promote discussion based on some excerpts from the first chapter (“The Contradictions”) of Jacques Ellul’s book The Subversion of Christianity (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986).
Here are a couple of the excerpts:
How has it come about that the development of Christianity and the church has given birth to a society, a civilization, a culture that are completely opposite to what we read in the Bible, to what is indisputably the text of the law, the prophets, Jesus and Paul? (p 3)
What Jesus says is that those who hear his words and do them are like the one who builds on the rock. In other words, the rock is hearing and doing. The second part, however, is more restrictive. Those who hear the words he speaks and do not do them are like the one who builds on the sand. Here undoubtedly practice alone is the issue. We can thus say that it is the decisive criterion of life and truth. (p 5)
Jump over to the post, read the other excerpts, and interact with the question that I ask there.