This is not a litmus test for christian beliefs. What I’m about to say isn’t a test for whether someone is Christian or not. Nor is this a way for a person to test how many beliefs they must have to keep their salvation. This isn’t a math equation for figuring out if you’re in-or-out of the faith. This is an illustration that has all the weak spots of word pictures, but that I use to underscore the idea of what is central to historical Christianity and what might be more debatable.
Tweet Blog: Belief Biathlon
Constantly jumping hurdles to different beliefs doesn’t earn you the wiser, scientific, and more mature gold medal: it just makes you restless.
Tweet Blog: Belief Badge
Leaving a position doesn’t earn one an expert award on that prior position nor give one the advancement trophy on the new position.