Wednesday, 17 October 2007

"Jim & Casper Go To Church" by Jim Henderson & Matt Casper Post # 1

"Et tu, Jim? I don't know what happens following my death, your death, or anyone's death. I mean, are you holding out on me? In your conversations with God, have you been given any proof of what happens after we die?"

"No, No Casper all I have is faith-that's it-no proof. The fact is I can't proof one thing about what I believe to you. All I have is a hope, and the reality is neither of us will know who is right until we actually die."

Casper's mouth was agape, and he was silent for a bit. When he spoke again, it was much more quietly.

"Wow, Jim. I have never heard it put that way before. I've never heard anyone admit that it is all based on faith. So often people precede an attempt to get me to join up with Jesus with a threat and an unprovable claim: Choose Christ, because you're going to die. I always think, That's it? That's the pitch? I mean what else is in the package?"

This was interesting for me, a man is willing to admit that we don't have all the proof, but yet as I look at the web and various blogs you would think that some people, organisations and pastors have the monopoly on the truth and understanding of the Bible. This would be the case in all schools of theology and Christian understanding.

I am intrigued by this book and cannot wait to complete it and see what about the church makes the greatest impression on Matt.

The great thing about the book is the questions that are asked and I believe we should be allowed to ask questions and look for the answers without attracting a label of any kind.

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