What is it with evangelical Christians?

What is it with evangelical Christians? Why are they so unpleasant and obnoxious?

This lunchtime at the gates of Farnborough Abbey I had a very unpleasant encounter with an evangelic Christian. He became so aggressive and unpleasant that he was literally foaming at the mouth.

According to his perverse worldview, the Gospels were written by Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. Paul knew Jesus and had met him.

The original gospels were not attributed to their authors, this came later, the names are by convention. They were written after the death of Jesus, possibly first hand or second hand accounts by those who knew him. Originally verbal accounts.

Unlike the Gospel writers, Paul did not write of the life of Jesus, he wrote of the teachings in letters to a scattered church community.

According to the man I encountered, the New Testament was put together by the people who knew Jesus, who lived in his lifetime, that is why we know it is all accurate and correct.

Sadly not the case. It was put together as a recognised collection of books much later.

The early Christians did not slaughter each other in the first 400 years of Christinaity and any writer who says so is false as Christians would not slaughter each other, nor would Christians carry out the Inqusition!

I suggested he read the excellent Jesus Wars.

I did not raise it, but I dare say had I done so, I would have been told Christians did not carry out the Crusades, or maybe that would have been ok as it was slaughtering Muslims who had the audacity to occupy Christian Holy sites.

The excellent talks Canon Robert Cotton gave on the Gospels and the Bible this spring were wrong and he clearly did not know what he was talking about!

The Gospels
Where does the New Testament come from?

Nor does Karen Armstrong. Both her and Canon Robert Cotton are clearly influenced by 20th century German philosophers who also do not know what they are talking about.

The Bible A Biography

I daresay had I raised the issue of heaven I would have been told only a select chosen few would gain entry, the rest would be cast into hell for all eternity, and no doubt he would be one of the chosen few.

I was at a lovely Scandinavian church in Puerto de la Cruz in the spring. The pastor told me they do not let people from the UK preach at the church as they do not know what they are talking about. It is easy to see why.

As Rob Bell says in Love Wins these people do a lot of damage, they quite literally destroy people’s lives.

I was grateful to be able to gain access to Farnborough Abbey and enjoy the peace and quiet of the grounds.

Why are evangalists such a pain in the arse?
A lack of grace

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2 Responses to “What is it with evangelical Christians?”

  1. biblecommentaries Says:

    I am sorrry, I am not sure what your argument is. It appears that you doubt the validity of the New Testament? May I direct you, as just one case in point, to the John Rylands Library, Manchester, England, where you will find an accurate fragment of John’s gospel is dated 125AD. John was therefore wirtten in the 1st century.
    Also, would you like to explain in greater detail how your argument you had with an evangelical has destroyed your life?

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