Friday, October 24, 2008

Do You Really Know Jesus Personally?

I received an ad hominem today:

You appear to be a scholarly and intellectual person. You write as though you know much OF GOD and OF JESUS, but do you really know JESUS personally?...

Joshua, you are a young man and a juvenile in life. And after looking at your blog, I would go further to say that you have not seen much in life, and is fortunate or BLESSED to be encircled in a relatively safe environment.

Does this blog reveal so much about me? I am especially intrigued by the question, "...do you really know JESUS personally?" I can't help but to say that this is a domestication of Christianity in one of its worst form. How far more individualistic can one be by adhering to such nonsense?

Was on the phone with Steven Sim last night on such stupidity. He pointed back to the kind of idolatry Albert Schweitzer, one of our 'hero', noted a century ago on those who look deep into the well to know Jesus. In the end, it appears that the Jesus they saw is their own reflection.

8 comments:

Kar Yong said...

You actually quote Albert Schweitzer, oh my...oh my....you liberal fella!! :-)

Perhaps you should quote scholars who know Jesus personally... :-)

Hahahaha....

Sze Zeng said...

Hi KY,

Found this from someone who knows Jesus as a 1st century Jewish person:

"this approach regrettably presents a one-sided perspective of Jesus – one that I am tempted to describe as a domestication of a “spiritual Jesus.”"

:)

http://myhomilia.blogspot.com/2007/09/was-jesus-political-new-testament.html

Kar Yong said...

Wow...who is this? Can introduce this person? You sure this person knows Jesus personally :-)

Sze Zeng said...

Hi KY,

I'm not certain, just by faith he knows Jesus personally.

By faith la..

:)

xer2003 said...

Joshua..seriously do you believe in Jesus? Ha.ha.ha.ha...sorry can't help laughing.. you?...christian..so funny...

zenhow said...

I quote this from my friend

'Ideas derive meaning from the expectations they generate. I successfully transfer an idea to you when you are able to generate the same set of expectations due to the idea. Whether you agree is a different issue, you can understand but disagree. In fact, understanding is a prerequisite to disagreeing - to constantly disagree due to misunderstanding is a waste of time.'

Sze Zeng said...

Hi xer2003,

This blog does not tolerate ad hominem. If you are too free, you might wanna spend time read kenneth hagin or whoever you deem right.

Sze Zeng said...

Hi ZenHow,

Nice quote there. Wise.
Are you zhen hao or who? :)