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Who Said That?

"Neither Protestant nor Catholic theologians as a whole have ever taken seriously the simple, straightforward teaching of Jesus.  For when Jesus Christ was asked by a young man the way to eternal life, He replied, `Why do you call Me good?  No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments' (Matthew 19:17)."

Please leave your guess in the comments section below.  No google searches or cheating!  Answer to follow in one week.

Reader Comments (21)

N.T. Wright?
March 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Jones
Somebody who doesn't think of himself as Protestant or Catholic. Maybe a modern wannabe Anabaptist.

Gonna guess, Brian McLaren.
March 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Does seem like the kind of ungenerous orthodoxy that you get from McLaren. Though. I'm not 100% - too open an attack, McLaren likes uses words like "fundamentalist" to not push real Christians away by making it out that (without using the word) that they are heretics for actually listening to the real Jesus, in his word, talk about things such as the fall, hell, judgement, salvation by faith (McLaren is salvation by works alone).

The missing 'Orthodox' suggests that this person could be a wannabe Eastern Orthodox liberal/emergent person. That could be lots of people. I'll stick with McLaren.
March 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSi
Kenneth Bailey. Where do I pick up my prize?
March 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
I had no Idea, McLaren seems to be too elusive to make such a statement so I googled...sorry. All I can say is WOW!!
March 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWarren
N. T. Wright
March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob
John Yoder
March 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpresbyterian_keith
I wonder if it could be a Socinian. James White has been reviewing some audio from a guy named Anthony Buzzard (spelling?) and it seemed he said something like this.
March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobertW
The Watchtower
March 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdsanger
Brian McLaren
March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeith
Herbert W Armstrong
March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
I'll go with N.T. Wright!
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMe
I think I'll go with Charles S. with either Herbert W. or Garner Ted Armstrong. When I was a new Christian, a co-worker who followed Armstrong used to strong-arm me to follow as well. This sounds a lot like them.
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLarry
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarv
Larry, I think we are dating ourselves.
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
There's always that goofball down in Texas - Yoseph I think his name is - he's always talking about keeping the law and date setting for "Yeshua's" return.
March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKen
Correction. His name is William B. Hawkins, AKA, Yisrayl B. Hawkins. This guy is a real kook and it's all LAW LAW LAW. The name of the group is "House of Yaweh." Don't know if he made the comment but I'm sure he's made similar ones if not this particular one.
March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKen
Ergun Canner.
March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRandy Gill
My mother, who claims she brought our family up Christian (it was really a suburban white upper class wannabee morality with no basis in historical reformational theology) wanted me to read a book by Phillip Gulley who is a Quaker making rounds in the Methodist Church these days. The books title is If the Church were Christian- Rediscovering the Values of Jesus. It is just another Deeds taking priority over Creeds type book which seems to have taken over much of the Protestant Church these days. These various theologies of glory think it is an easy thing to follow the commandments of God. Learn a few how to lessons and you can do what Jesus did. They fail to distinguish the Law and the Gospel and think repentance is a choice you make. All you have to do is fully surrender your will to God's will and you will be an example of Jesus to those around you. You can choose to either follow your flesh or follow the Spirit. If you follow your flesh you are a "carnal" Christian and you may not survive the rapture and receive a rusty crown as your reward in heaven. This revivalist, arminian and emergent type thinking is a stronghold in people's minds which does get dislodged very easily. When you talk with these people you fell like you are in a AA meeting. The support group does help you become more moral and overcome symptoms of sin but it fails to go to the root of the problem because of its low view of the fall of man. Sins symptoms just pop up in other places which you then have to hide from the group because you are not living the victorious Christian life. So, I will go with Philip Gulley but it could be any number of Arminian, revivalist or Emergent thinkers.
March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
which does get dislodged very easily. When you talk with these people you fell like you are in a AA meeting.

Made a few mistakes here- should be feel instead of fell and does not get dislodged very easily instead of does get dislodged very easily.
March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel

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