A worthy litmus test for our bishops, priests, deacons, confirmation condidates, Vestry members, Sunday School coordinators and others. I’m going to bring it up at the examining chaplains meeting I’ll attend on Monday… ;–)
check out the conversation over on TitusOneNine for some wonderfully pithy comments…
We are told that Christ was killed for us, that His death has washed out our sins, and that by dying He disabled death itself. That is the formula. That is Christianity. That is what has to be believed.
–C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (SanFrancisco; Harper, 2001 [originally from the radio talks later first published as a whole book in 1952]), Chapter Four