I still believe in in the literal life, death and ressurection of Jesus Christ. I reject a metaphoric concept of his ressurection that it was a ressurection of people’s hearts.
I feel no need to reject the supernatural claims of either The Old Testament or New Testament. I just believe there is a natural world order and a supernatural world order. The supernatural world sometimes, we look at a sea of glass darkly. I’ll be blunt in saying that’s a life-enduring frustration in itself at times. I have met a person who had a Near Death Experience and had his experience with the supernatural. I just feel no need to tell him it was simply neurological. Just talk to him and have an open mind.
I still believe in the resurrection of my body will be glorified, immortalized and totally transformed in the image of Christ. Free from sin, disease, illness (and aging) and more importantly death! Those who believe this Good News will also experience this too after their spirits and bodies reunite after death to be glorified.
I still believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ. He is coming the same way as He left earth, in his glorified resurrected body. Harold Camping’s dating for His Return, I don’t care much for. I would like to know the precise timing of the Return of Messiah (it is natural normal for one to desire that) but I have to walk through a sea of glass darkly on that one.
I prefer N.T. Wright over Bishop John Spong as my favourite Anglican/Episcopalian.
I tend be on the side of non-practicing LGBT American church pastor, Jim Swilley about the difference between homosexual orientation and the practice of the orientation.
A strong believer in a concept of a “just war”, sometimes evil must have be confronted violently and we can’t sing “Give peace a chance” all the time. Frankly, I find pacifism can be evil in itself but that’s another topic.
Not bothered by the book of Revelation. I am a guy and I should not apologize for being one despite our feminized society (but I digress) . I like action and I love action movies. Revelation is the ultimate action movie. I have a very high sense of justice. Those who are good, follow the rules, who are living right WILL be rewarded for their endurance of suffering in the world. Those who test God (and escape) in their lifestyle and actions towards, their hall pass will soon be invalid.
I reject the notion of Absolute Universalism, that everyone will be saved. I think it insults and mocks those who are trying to live the straight and narrow and gives nothing but a free hall pass who are the miserable human scum. Some will argue that’s what grace is, a free hall pass, no one can earn it! There is no argument that grace is a free gift of God but the gift of grace CHANGES a person’s heart. Apostle James said, faith without works is dead. The Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox have been at peace with what Apostle James said. North American Evangelicals have yet to be at peace. Absolute Universalism, insults the notion and concept that choices made on this life don’t matter. I believe that scripture indicates the opposite. More to come on this topic.
These are by no means the only reasons why I cannot embrace Theology Liberalism in my beliefs. I am sure there are many reasons and trust me when I can think of more, they will be written down.