Karen Armstrong Defines Christianity

“Believing in God is neither here nor there,” Armstrong says. “You have to make that belief work for the world. Christianity is about looking at other people’s point of view. It’s ‘kenosis,’ or emptying of the self. It means you have to dethrone yourself from the center of your world and put others there.”

Here is another attempt by Armstrong to redefine terms.  Where in the Bible are we told that the purpose of Christianity is to look at things from other people’s point of view?  The answer is nowhere.  We ARE told that the purpose of Christianity is to look at things from God’s point of view.  1 Corinthians 2:16 says: …..But we have the mind of Christ.  Philippians 2:5 tells us: Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.  These are just a couple examples of how we are to have God’s perspective.

I agree with one point she makes….as Christians we are to remove ourselves from the thrown of our lives and we are to place someone else there.  But we are not to place another person there.  We are to place God there.  He is the only person who deserves to be there.  Anyone else we choose to put there is as flawed as we are and unworthy of that lofty position.

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