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Karl Barth, Bless His Heart: So Wrong, So Often

Here he is again, being wrong on prayer:


How do I know he’s wrong?  Jesus.

Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς· ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου·
ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου· γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς·
τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον·
καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν·
καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ. (Matt. 6:9-13)

If the sum and substance of prayer were the outpouring of the Spirit, don’t you think the early church would have said so?

So come on, Karl.  It’s time to pick up your game and pay attention to Scripture instead of to your feely feelings.

Written by Jim

22/06/2016 at 5:57 pm

Posted in Barth, Modern Culture

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  1. Most Barthians think that Christ-centeredness is some stupid dialectic exercise rather than attention to the Jesus of the gospels.



    23/06/2016 at 2:48 pm

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