Chris Low, in his letter published 10/01/2007, is kind to consider the plight of those with a flawed understanding of the gospels. His evangelism is to ensure his fellow man’s perspective on Christianity isn’t “haphazard.” Truly, his fresh and personal interpretation of the testaments will be more convincing than the distant and prerecorded words of a TV televangelist with decades of study and thousands in his flock.
But, I ask Mr. Low think of those who have never heard witness. Those who have never seen “The Boondock Saints” or watched a TV. People like the tired and poor of the Third World or infants from good Christian families who die before their time. It is written in Romans (2:14-16, 4:15, 5:13, et al.) those who have never heard of Jesus Christ will be judged by their acts according to the law in their heart. Therefore, the good are saved and the evil are punished.
But, “let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgment.” (James 3:1) By developing a closer relationship with Jesus and deeper understanding of his words, we find our behavior under stricter scrutiny. Mr. Low, your position seems to be a brand of extreme evangelism that will only succeed in reducing the number saved and increasing the suffering in our world through its divisiveness.
Senior, Computer Science
I’m clearly out practice.