thread: 2006-08-31 : I think my expectations are screwed

On 2006-09-07, Tris wrote:


That's actually shocking to me.  Not in that your beliefs are by their nature shocking - indeed, I wish all the christians I had talked to believed this.  But shocking because it's so not the view most christian's I've talked to have expressed.

They believe that salvation is only through knowing christ - indeed, this is why christ has to die, because mankind is incapable of reaching salvation without accepting the sacrifice of christ.  Therefore, if you don't accept this, no matter how good your deeds, the future is hellfire and damnation.

So I hit this huge problem - Presumably Christ had to sacrifice himself.  But the reason given that he has to do so means god must have a different *alien* sense of morality to mine.

So I guess my next question is - if this isn't the case, why did Christ have to sacrifice himself?


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