The QuasiChristian

Critical Thinking and Spiritual Reasoning

Banned From The Bible


Banned from the Bible is a documentary television series that originally aired on the History Channel as Time Machine: Banned from the Bible in 2003.  Banned from the Bible discusses the ancient books that did not become part of the Biblical canon. The series was continued with Banned from the Bible II in 2007.

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October 8, 2010 Posted by | Biblical Criticism (Video) | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Onward, Christian Soldier – Part 1


I ended my last post by asserting that many Christians have a difficult time articulating what it means to be a follower of Christ. Today’s post is the first in the series, “Onward, Christian Soldier”. The Church declares to believers that they are soldiers in God’s army. They were drafted when they trusted Jesus Christ as their Savior and were born again into the family of God. As soldiers they are subject to God’s orders.

Well, the best soldiers are prepared for service with comprehensive instruction and training. The United States military does an outstanding job in this regard—the Western Church is derelict in its duty (prepackaged bible studies yield prepackaged thinking). I’ll flush out the details of the Church’s gross negligence in my upcoming posts. Let me emphasize that the onus is not just on the corporate body. As soldiers, Christians are responsible for preparing themselves for every situation they encounter. Becoming an enlistee is not a decision to be made haphazardly based on emotions or family tradition. It’s a lifestyle, and one that should be taken seriously.

Part two of this series will clarify the term “Christian” from a historical perspective. Until then, stay rational.

Onward, Christian Soldier – Part 2

August 16, 2010 Posted by | Christian Education | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Most Christians are Believers not Followers


Despite the abundance of community churches in the United States, there are very few followers of Jesus Christ. Most Christians have abandoned the way of their Lord and Savior—a life radically centered in God, not self. The tenets of Jesus have been cast aside in favor of self-defined principles and self-fulfilling deeds. Playing church is an art form—mastered by members of local social clubs with a religion theme.

Biblical ignorance is cultivated in Western Christianity. Diluted teaching and prepackaged thinking have replaced critical study and sober reflection. Unwittingly, many who practice the Christian faith have committed the unpardonable sin. According to Christ, a shocking fate awaits them. Ignorance is no defense on the Day of Judgment.

There was a revolutionary consciousness in Jesus. The ideals represented in the narratives of Christianity’s hallowed figure, are of a common life so far-reaching that it involved a transposition of values, a rectification of social life, and a revolutionary shifting of predominant relations. Early Christians were called disciples of Jesus because they were carrying on the teachings of Jesus and living the life he had exemplified. Christianity was not an abstract belief; it was a whole way of life. Today, many Christians have a difficult time articulating what it means to be a follower of Christ.

August 11, 2010 Posted by | Welcome | , , , , | Leave a comment