Kind atheists are closer to Jesus than mean Christians. – Matthew Distefano
S1:E7 EPISODE SUMMARY
In the New Year’s edition episode of One Question with Pastor Adam, Pastor Adam Ericksen answers the question, “What is a faithful atheist?” with featured guest, Matthew Distefano.
Adam posted Matt’s quote, “Kind atheists are closer to Jesus than mean Christians” on his church‘s billboard causing compliments, consternation, and castigation. In response, Matt explains Matthew 25 31-46 focuses on how you treat people rather than your beliefs. Jesus, a faithful Jew, is more focused on how people are treated than their beliefs. Adam points out Jesus said he has sheep who are not of his fold. One of the commenters quoted Karl Rahner’s theory of Anonymous Christians.
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