In March of this year I wrote the following article – based on a video which I watched with mounting horror (I attach that below as well). In it Rev Scott McKenna in answering the question ‘do you believe that Jesus died for your sin?’, declared ‘no,no, no, thats ghastly theology’. In one soundbite he denied the whole good news of Jesus Christ. After writing the article Scott got in touch with me and we had a coffee in Cafe Musa on the Mound. I felt we got on well and as a result we agreed to have an open discussion in his church on this subject and others to do with the Christian gospel. At a personal level I confess that I liked Scott – I prefer an honest liberal to a dishonest evangelical! Scott is only declaring openly what many professing ‘Christians’ and ‘Christian’ ministers believe. However this does not mean that I agree with him at all. Indeed I regard Scott’s teaching as being from the pit of hell. To me this denial of the Gospel is not a form or variant of Christianity…it is not Christianity at all, because it strikes at the very heart of the Christian faith. Therefore it is a vital subject for us to be discussing. Prayer much appreciated. And if you are in Edinburgh on the 30th of September, feel free to come along to Salisbury Mayfield church at 7:30pm. The discussion will be chaired by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rev Angus Morrison.
What happened? Here is my report…