Because of Facebook, I was exposed to this blog post by Marcus Borg. The content is disturbing on more than one level, not the least of which is the heresy of Arianism which he openly preaches. It is also disturbing because there are many within my denomination who follow Dr. Borg ideologically and embrace his teaching as the doctrine to which the church should preach and teach.
Dr. Borg is an intelligent man. He is well read and well versed in many things, but he is completely and utterly wrong in making many of his assertions in his attempt to make Christianity relevant (dare I say palatable) to a particular group of people.
Let's simply take the following assertion from his blog post:
1. Was Jesus God? No. Not even the New Testament says that. It speaks
of him as the Word of God, the Son of God, the Messiah, and so forth,
but never simply identifies him with or equates him with God. As John’s
gospel puts it, he is the Word become flesh – that is, he reveals what
can be seen of God in a finite human life. To say, “I believe Jesus was
God” (as some Christians do, or think they are supposed to) goes beyond
what the New Testament affirms and is thus more than biblical. He is
the Word incarnate – not the disembodied Word.