Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rowan Williams a disgrace

I listened with increasing horror to Rowan William's discussion with John Humphreys on Radio 4's programme - "my search for God" last week.
Mr Humphreys explained how he used to have a simple faith as a child but 40 years of reporting on the horrific things that go on in this world has destroyed that faith. He can no longer believe in a good all-powerful God.
Mr Humphreys asked basic questions like "how can we know if God is there?". What horrified me was that Rowan Williams didn't mention Jesus once in the whole 30 minute interview. (It was Mr Humphreys who mentioned him at one point!). It become abundantly clear that Dr Williams is a theist and his answers certainly weren't Christian. Rather than pointing Mr Humphreys to God's self-revelation in the God-man Jesus Christ Dr Williams subjectively talked of a sense of knowing God. He also denied the Bible's teaching on the afterlife suggesting we have an eternity to come back to God whereas the Bible clearly teaches that our choice is in this life (e.g. the Rich man and Lazarus - Luke 16v26. The rich man wants to leave hell but is told "between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.")
Why does Rowan Williams think he knows better than Jesus and so cause John Humphreys in his honest searching to stumble? What a disgrace!