Daar word op die oomblik in die kerk meer gepraat oor self-ontplooiing as oor self-opoffering.-Anon.......As ‘n kerk haar woorde begin devalueer, dan word die kerk ‘n ramp vir die volk. - K Schilder

5/15/2015

Here's what the stickmen say ...

2 comments:

Liza-Nel said...

a 'Tale of Four Gospels' inderdaad.

'n Uittreksel uit 'n artikel op Roger E. Olson se webwerf My evangelical Armenian theological musings genaamd Is Americanism the Fourth Biblical World Religion?:

[But] Leithart’s message is not about people who explicitly affirm that their religion is America; it’s about how America has come to regard itself as “God’s New Israel.” But it’s even worse than just that. Here is one quote that will give you a sense of what Leithart is saying about America and Americanism: “America became an agent not of God’s kingdom but an instrument for the spread of American institutions and American culture, and there was a tendency to see America ‘basking in [God’s] permanent favor.’ … Throughout American history, orthodoxy has been strong enough to check the danger of deifying America itself—check, but not eliminate. But the intellectual structure is in place for Americanists to think those who worship America are offering service to God.” [...]

[...]I think I have met many Christians over the years whose real religion is America, not Jesus Christ. And that is the case not because they replace Jesus with America but because they insert America into Jesus. That is, they confuse the two so that Jesus becomes for them the American Lord—not Lord over America, but Lord who especially favors and sanctions America in everything it is and does.

Whenever the cross and the flag are merged, the heresy of Americanism is symbolized.

Amerika het hopeloos te groot vir sy skoene geraak...

Henrietta said...

DIT is 'n interessante een! Hier in die "ou" SA was mense wat gesê het , om in ons ou volkslied te sing "Ons sal lewe ons sal sterwe, ons vir jou Suid-AFrika" was sonde, amper soos om jou land te aanbid.