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The sermon at today's service was about the five smooth stones and five jagged rocks of liberal theology.
Basically, it was about five tenets of liberal religion that are easy to hold onto, and five that are more difficult.
Let me ask....what makes the five, easy to hold on to...and the other 5, difficult to hold on to?
What is the difference?
Among the easy things was that revelation is ongoing. In other words, the divine, or God, is still speaking to us.
What do you mean by revelation?
I would say, God has not stopped speaking to us...He continues to this day...in ways and means that may not be apparent. But certainly, we can know that He continues to speak to us, at least for us catholics...through His Church...which continues to guide us in our lives, so that we can live our lives as He meant for us...it is part of our daily struggle.
One of the difficult things is that salvation is here, in this life. This is difficult for UUs because the term salvation implies the need to be saved, an idea most UUs reject.
Well, it is written in the Gospel...to do the will of the Father. Isn't the will of the Father to live as he does...perfectly.
Can you be sure yourself that you are living a perfect life now? Isn't salvation a process? Not a one time event?
If we are to be save, are we not supposed to live our lives like how Jesus live His life? If He suffered, are we not also to suffer like Him?
In this case, though, the term was used more as a way of expressing the belief that what we do in this life is what matters, not placing all our hopes on an afterlife.
From Rom 2...........5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath , when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a]
Let me ask...when do you think is the day of God's wrath?
And how about verse 6....when do you think God will repay each person according to what they have done?