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Posted on 04/01/2018 6:14:19 PM PDT by marshmallow
* The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, has been accused of sowing confusion
* He said it was terribly hard for people to grasp the idea of a bodily resurrection
* The Archbishop, 65 was elected in September to head the Church in Wales
One of Britains leading Anglican clerics has sparked controversy by casting doubts over the Resurrection of Jesus just days before Easter.
The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, has been accused of sowing confusion over the biblical story that will be celebrated by millions around the world today.
Asked in an interview about the New Testament account of Jesus rising from the tomb, the Archbishop said: I dont think any of us actually knows, quite frankly.
He told online magazine Christian Today that it was terribly hard for people to grasp the idea of a bodily resurrection.
The 65-year-old Archbishop, who was elected in September to head the Church in Wales the Welsh equivalent of the Church of England said something radical had happened that had changed peoples lives.
But he then referred to one of the Churchs most contentious theologians, the late Bishop of Durham, David Jenkins, who was accused of blasphemy for questioning the physical nature of the Resurrection when he described it as a conjuring trick with bones.
Three days after Dr Jenkins was consecrated as a bishop in York Minister in 1984, the cathedral was hit by lightning and gutted by fire an event some blamed on divine displeasure.
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Doubting basic foundation of faith. Not surprised.
God has a special place for false prophets. Its not a nice place.
Needs a new job.
Kinda hard to tell the COE apart from the Babylon Bee
Popes that dont think theres a Hell.
Archbishops that dont believe in the Resurrection.
Republicans that dont believe in balanced budgets.
We are living in a Hieronymous Bosch painting.
>>Asked in an interview about the New Testament account of Jesus rising from the tomb, the Archbishop said: I dont think any of us actually knows, quite frankly.
I once got into an argument with a Methodist pastor who said the exact same thing. I told him that he’s in the wrong line of work if he isn’t certain of the resurrection and maybe he should be Buddhist.
Are they just taking applications from anyone these days, regardless of religious belief?
What a coincidence! If I were to be asked whether John Davies was an actual Christian - since being the Archbishop of Wales doesn't appear to require it - my reply would be the same.
So he is basically an Atheist.
Obviously looking for a headline.
Can he prove that it didn’t happen?
Was he there as a witness?
Why is he even clergy??
The guy (if he really is one - who knows these daze...) needs to move on, to a totally new line of “work”.
What better way to get a bit of a rise from the occasional pew-warmers.
He must have been talking with Bergoglio.
A number of miracle stories turn out in the light of form criticism to be projections of the experiences of Easter back into the earthly life of Jesus, or anticipatory representations of the exalted Christ. Among these epiphany stories we should probably include the stilling of the storm, the transfiguration, Jesus walking on the lake, the feeding of the four (or five) thousand and the miraculous draught of fishes. The clear purpose of the stories of the raising from the dead of Jairuss daughter, the widows son at Naim and Lazarus is to present Jesus as Lord over life and death. It is the nature miracles which turn out to be secondary accretions to the original tradition.
The result of all this is that we must describe many of the gospel miracle stories as legendary. Legends of this sort should be examined less for their historical than for their theological content. They say something, not about individual facts of saving history, but about the single saving event which is Jesus Christ. To show that certain miracles cannot be ascribed to the earthly Jesus does not mean that they have no theological or kerygmatic significance The probability is that we need not take the so-called nature miracles as historical. (Jesus the Christ, p. 90-91)
Cardinal Kasper is referred to as "Pope Francis' theologian".
Here is what Francis has said about Cardinal Kasper, ""Yesterday, before going to sleep - although I did not do this to put myself to sleep - I read or rather re-read the work of Cardinal Kasper, and I would like to thank him because I found profound theology, and even serene thinking in theology. It is pleasant to read serene theology. And I also found what Saint Ignatius told us about, that 'sensus Ecclesiae," love for Mother Church. It did me good and an idea came to me - excuse me, Eminence, if I embarrass you - but the idea is that this is called 'doing theology on one's knees.' Thank you. Thank you." Bergolio later followed up Kasper's theology with his heretical Amoris Latitiae.
The Resurrection of the Dead
1Co 15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
1Co 15:13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
1Co 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
1Co 15:15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
1Co 15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
1Co 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
1Co 15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
1Co 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Resurrection is no more difficult to comprehend than birth and life are in the first place. Were just used to, CSM see birth and life is all. Thats why resurrection is considered a matter of faith, not everyday observation. But its no more fantastic than this life really is.
Or a KGB plant, but I repeat myself.