“The Gospel of Jesus that tells us to expect the end of the world turns us away from the path of immediate action towards service in behalf of the Kingdom of God. It urges us to seek true strength through detachment from this world in the spirit of the Kingdom of God. The essence of Christianity is an affirmation of the world that has passed through a negation of the world. Within a system of thought that denies the world and anticipates its end, Jesus sets up the eternal ethic of active love!”
Albert Schweitzer, “Out of My Life and Thought”
(quote selected and emphasized by Emanuel Conţac)
American theologian and pastor John F. MacArthur had ben accused that he doesn’t believe in the forgiveness of sins by the blood of Jesus Christ (in the article “Not His bleeding, but his dying”, Grace to You). Actually, he wasn’t understood in context, because he had made refference to his actual blood, not his death, as the title say.
Below, some fragments, from an extraction made by Beniamin Cruceru, from MacArthur’s response to the critics given to his affirmation:
Link: “Jesus and Gandalf“, Mere Inkling
Maiar Olórin is one of those fictional characters whose base is the Christian figure of Messiah, Son of God.
Write a 8-10 narrative paragraph starting with the following words:
And Harry Potter stepped into the labyrinth for yet another magic adventure.
The above exercise was given at the English olympiad as the final subject to be made (VI).
What was my reaction? Of joy? Sadly (or gladly), not. Because, at the doors of the educational system, it is not to be made Alohomora for Harry Potter.
Why? The arguments are of spiritual nature. In my opinion, the “Harry Potter” series ar not “anti-christian” stories and J.K.Rowling didn’t have “evil intentions” writing it.
But there are some themes which I do not agree (making abstraction of the “magical setting” of the books):