Skip to comments.Tutu: 'God is not a Christian'
Posted on 03/07/2006 9:22:09 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
The Rev. Desmond Tutu, archbishop and primate of Southern Africa, has weighed in with World Council of Churches leaders who seek to have the council transcend Christian boundaries. "After all," said Tutu, "God is not a Christian."
According to Tutu, this act of Jesus Christ set in motion a unity that knows no boundaries. In fact, although Christ is the one who initiates this unity, allegiance to Christ is apparently not a necessary prerequisite for entering into this unity. "Jesus, it appears, was quite serious when he said that God was our father and that we belonged all to one family, because in this family all, not some, are insiders. None is an outsider black and white, yellow and red, rich and poor, educated and not educated, beautiful and not so beautiful, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, all belong, all are held in a divine embrace that will not let us go all, for God has no enemies."
The key toward re-establishing that primordial unity that God intends for all his creation is the unity of the church, Tutu said. Suggesting that the unity of the human family is dependent on the unity of the church, and the unity of the church is, in large degree, dependent on the unity of the World Council of Churches, Tutu said, "A united church is no optional extra. A united church is indispensable for the salvation of God's world."
In a press conference that followed his address, Tutu emphasized his key point: "We believe in one family, and in our quest for this one family, the WCC is crucial." Tutu congratulated the WCC for being "one of the foremost forums for interfaith dialogues, an activity that must be taken even more seriously today."
A reporter asked Tutu if there are any limits to plurality and diversity when seeking unity. "God is the God of all," replied Tutu. "We are too prone to excommunicate. God welcomes all of us . Today we Christians have moved a long way toward understanding that we don't have a corner on the God market.
Inter-religious dialogue is high on the priority list for this 9th General Assembly of the WCC. During his opening remarks, Aram I, moderator of the WCC, urged delegates to think beyond the walls of the church and consider the possibility of "the hidden Christ" in other religious traditions. The moderator's suggestion was seconded by Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury, who urged the WCC to find new models through which Christians could see in the eyes of non-Christians "a reflection of what we see," even if they do not identify that vision in Christian terms.
Throughout the assembly meeting, non-Christian spiritualists and those who practice "indigenous peoples" traditions have been provided seminar space and "ecumenical conversation" opportunities, in order for delegates to learn how they communicate with the spirit world and to engage them in inter-faith dialogues.
Tutu is a nutbag from way back!
Well....Jesus was Jewish.
OMG! He thinks our Christian faith was created by Christians doesn't he?
I mean the Son of God became Incarnate and he's saying that Jesus wasn't a Christian?
Tutu: '*I* am not a Christian'
I think TuTu is just plain nuts.
The man's a moron...........total idiot................and has no business portraying himself as a man of the cloth.
He's not nuts. He's thoroughly corrupted. He tells people what they want to hear rather than what they NEED to hear. "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man commeth unto the Father but by Me...."
Unfortunately many "Chrisians" are moving AWAY from God, giving their own interpretation of what they think God meant by such and such passage in the Bible. No Thanks. I'll the interpretation up to the Holy Spirit, whom every TRUE believer receives into his spirit when he/she accepts Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior.
2 Timothy 3:1-7
1) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2) For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3) Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4) Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5) Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6) For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7) Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Thanks for fixing the obvious typo in Tutu's statement.
3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
"Tutu: '*I* am not a Christian'
God: "Tutu is not a Christian"
Galatians 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."
You don't believe Jesus was a Jew?
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