Thursday, April 14, 2011
What is liberal theology?
According to Dr. Al Mohler, he quotes Richard Niebuhr, "A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross" (H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America; New York: Harper and Row, 1959; page 193). A Christless Christianity that is void of God's wrath, man's sin and a Jesus who never went to the cross (because it's just too violent and grotesque to think about as civilized, rational beings).
I had a theology professor who once quipped, "if a rat falls into a cookie jar, does it make it a cookie?" Nope.