Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Non-Christian Christianity of the Norwegian Shooter

Police and the media have labeled terrorist Anders B. Breivik as a Christian fundamentalist. Sadly, this is the kind of hysterical reporting we have come to expect from the main-scream media.

Ken Ham's blog, however, reveals that Breivik called himself a Christian even though he did not believe in Christ. Sound weird? Well, nobody accused mass murderers of clear thinking.

Here's the relevant section from Mr. Ham's blog post:

On pages 1307–1308 of his manifesto, for example, he distinguishes between what he calls cultural Christendom and religious Christendom, stating that “a majority of so called agnostics and atheists in Europe are cultural conservative Christians without even knowing it.” He attempts to explain the difference, and then states his own personal belief:

"If you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God then you are a religious Christian. Myself and many more like me do not necessarily have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God. We do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. This makes us Christian."

Someone who believes in Christ is a Christian. A Christian who also believes in Christendom -- Christ's rightful dominion over the nations as in Psalm 2 et al. -- is a Biblically consistent Christian. Someone who believes in Christendom without Christ believes an inherent contradiction.

(Thanks to my wife for sending me the link to Ken Ham's post.)

1 comment:

The Warrior said...

I read about this too, but missed the Ken Ham blog--glad to see you using him. He's a great man.

Good post, once again. I appreciate the timely blog posts as always....