Monday, July 24, 2006

Just One Way to Get to Heaven?

In a Q&A with Time magazine, Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop-elect of the Episcopal Church of the U.S.A., was asked, "Is belief in Jesus the only way to get to heaven?" Her response:

"We who practice the Christian tradition understand [Jesus] as our vehicle to the divine. But for us to assume that God could not act in other ways is, I think, to put God in an awfully small box."

To ponder:
Do you agree or disagree with Schori's statement? Why? What Scripture backs up your thoughts on this?

2) How does her answer as a church leader make you feel? Do you think more church leaders should adopt this stance, or refute it?

3) Do you think most Christians share Schori's view?

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