Af­front to Chris­tians

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Dr John Shep­herd, an Aus­tralian cleric ap­pointed last week as the Angli­can Church’s new rep­re­sen­ta­tive to Rome, de­liv­ered a ser­mon in which he said Chris­tians should be ‘‘set free’’ from the tra­di­tional view of the res­ur­rec­tion. (World 17, Jan 14).

The re­mark is an af­front to many Chris­tians. The gospels de­clare that with­out Christ’s res­ur­rec­tion peo­ple would be ig­no­rant that he ac­tu­ally died for us, there­fore any for­give­ness for our er­rors or any power to live holy lives would be use­less. Nor could we de­clare that Je­sus is Lord! What else is he re­mov­ing?

Robert Simp­son, Pa­panui

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