The Gandhi Gospel

It doesn’t get much better than this…

“When the saving gospel of Jesus Christ is doing its job, it doesn’t gather unbelieving admirers like Gandhi and Jefferson: it offends people (John 6:61; Luke 7:23). The Cross, in its day, was scandalous. It was a “stone of stumbling” and a “rock of offense” (Romans 9:33; 1 Peter 2:8). Today that Cross still cuts across people’s path, either to draw them to Christ or to turn them away. And many don’t like it.”

Morning Light

Bibliology
Christology

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ” ~Mahatma Gandhi

The Indian mystic Mahatma Gandhi was not a Christian, but he was an admirer of certain teachings of Jesus. As was the deist Thomas Jefferson. Like his neighbors, Jefferson read the Bible; but when he stumbled upon sections he didn’t like, he took a pair of scissors, cut out the disagreeable parts, and read on, thereby creating his own “holy,” abbreviated version of Scripture.

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