We are looking at 5 major religions for the next 5 weeks. We are using Adam Hamilton’s book CHRISTIANITY AND WORLD RELIGIONS. We are just breaking the surface, but the goal is to find those places where we can connect and to identify those areas where we differ, so we can honor each other. One of the byproducts of this is that we find out areas where we have misunderstood each other. Today’s Scripture from Joshua(24.1-3; 14-15) describes how “Abram, did not come from a long line of unbroken monotheism.” (From the devotional booklet that the Church of the Resurrection in Kansas shared with me.) How we understand God is important. As we examine some of the ways people relate to God we admit up front that we are approaching this through the lens of our own Christian beliefs. Even in that we have to admit that no one person’s Christian beliefs speaks for everyone. Just look at all of the denominations that we have. Rather we are seeking the places where we can honor each other. Our focus–the Great Commandment to love honor and Serve God and love our neighbor is our anchor. What do you think? We would love for you to join the conversation.
Be blessed this day!