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Saving Jesus From The Church: How To Stop Worshiping Christ And Start Following Jesus (2009)

by Robin R. Meyers(Favorite Author)
4 of 5 Votes: 4
006156821X (ISBN13: 9780061568213)
review 1: There is one word for this book:"EVIL"But at the same time: I think every Christian should be forced to read this. It's good to know what the enemy is up to. And especially how gullible most modern church goers really are. (hint: look at the Goodreads reviews.)I've read alot of crazy books with some very heretical thoughts but I think this one wins. The saddest things is that so many book reviewers actually accept this scholarship as trustworthy. How pathetic. (they probably all consider Dan Brown's The Davinci Code to be a work of historical science.) Comedy indeed!Are you all unaware that there have been many great Bible scholars throughout history who deserve to be appreciated and considered before These Jesus Seminar buttheads? NO? I didn't think so. Satan has been ver... morey busy - be sure to check both sides of the story.The first thing I like doing with books like this is reading who APPROVES of its contents. Now that is funny. This one of course is high-fived by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Moyers, John Shelby Spong and a few other comical wanna-be Bible scholars. Meyers quotes from every non-Christian (but desperate to be?) heretical Christian source he can find. From John Dominic Crossan to Elaine Pagels and Bart Ehrman. These are scholarly names every Biblical Christian (and honest student) laughs at and causes milk to come out their nose. Equivalent to the Mad Magazine scholarship of liberal Christian know-it-alls. This quote gets right to the heart of the issue:Page 93."To insist that 'Jesus was God' (the dominant American heresy) and that the only true resurrection is the bodily resurrection is not even biblically honest. What's more, it reverses the inclusionary model of Jesus and cuts us off from all those generous and compassionate latter-day gnostics for whom Easter is a spiritual, not a molecular, event.'According to my Bible (which I love and trust fully) I indeed want to be cut off from generous and compassionate gnostics. The Bible says we should not even allow them in our houses. 2 John 1:9Beware of Deceivers…9Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. 10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; 11for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.That sums it up. Don't tolerate this nonsense. I know many people will anyway. Here is why:2 Timothy 4:3For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,Now don't trust me. Read your time tested and approved Word of God (we call it the Bible) and compare Robin R. Meyers babblings to that of God's Word. Choose who you will serve. Most people will probably prefer Mr. Meyers itching ear crap. Such is life. I could quote 100's of passages from Meyer's poison. But does anyone really care? Most people have chosen before they even opened the book. My final comment: If Jesus did NOT die for your sins - then you still got a HELL-OF-A-LOT of sins to work with. Satan will be proud of your efforts. Here's a hilarious parting quote: page 90"But this is a book meant not to do further harm to the church-rather to help reconstitute it."But there is nothing left of Jesus after Meyers has reconstituted him into a Buddha type wandering hippy of spiritual wisdom. There is no God left to worship. Just Meyers personal Guru opinions. (I can't believe Meyers ever had a church full of people that listen to him. It's a freakin' crazy universe.)
review 2: This book was SO FREAKING GOOD I finally learned how to highlight with my Kindle in order to save passages. And I saved a LOT of passages! Problem is, it's a library book so I need to either buy it or re-borrow it every time I want to look at my highlights. Normally I would write them all down in my reading notebook but there are just too many awesome things highlighted in this book to be transposed. Where I am coming from: I am not religious, am not a Christian, but love religion and love the good things that religion can do. I struggle mightily with the Christian community surrounding me. Seems more like a bunch of white people going to a fancy country club every Sunday that excludes people on the margins. It's entitlement, not enlightenment, as the book put it. It seems that all that matters these days is being saved, not actually following what Jesus said. And that deeply troubles me. It's so reassuring to see that there are other Christians out there demanding more from themselves as faithful people. Being a Christian should be hard, not as easy as accepting Jesus as your personal savior. It should challenge you to seek wisdom, not answers. This book is a good start for those looking for more from their religiosity. less
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Interesting, and often eloquent, but a little abstract and somewhat repetitive.
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