“In stark contrast to our ceaseless human buck passing, the Day of Judgment will be the day when all passing of the buck will end and all chickens will come home to roost…We will all be naked before God and the truth, and have no one to blame but ourselves. None of us will have a leg to stand on. There will be no apologist or defense counsel to speak for us, so we will all face up to who we really are and what we have really done—which of course is when grace will be seen at its most amazing.” (Os Guinness)
All right. Here is my first question to throw around to everyone: "Why am I not Roman Catholic?" (of course, if you are, help us understand why you are and why we should be(?)) Sounds like an easy question, but not so easy. Let me ask a few penetrating questions to get us going. These are all questions I've heard in different forms... Does Christ not have only one church? Does Rome not have the only consistent historical connection to the early church? Did not Rome determine the new Testament cannon of Scriptures? Does not Rome have what so many evangelicals lack: mystery, awe, contemplation, etc.? One more, does our theology go asunder so irreparably? Consider these Evangelical favorites: J RR Tolkien, G K Chesterton, and Mother Theresa. Are they not a sterling model of Christian imagination , thinking and service ? Hope this gets some discussion going.