BEAVERTON, Ore. – A Presbyterian USA minister in Oregon who says that he doesn’t believe in God—and doesn’t require his members to believe either–remarked in a recent article that he is offended by those who assert that he is not a Christian.Yep, the good old PC-USA, dispensing with all that 'Christianity' stuff while still trying to maintain they're Christian.
Mr. Shuck takes umbrage at the idea that people say he's not a Christian because he doesn't believe in God, the Bible, the divinity of Christ, or any (it seems) of the fundamental markers of Christian belief. Does his 'church' utilize any of the traditional Christian creeds? Doubtful, since each identify God as existent, as our heavenly Father, and as the 'Creator of heaven and earth' – a God he refuses to believe in. They also identify Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, God Incarnate on earth. Each demands adherence to 'the catholic faith' (Athanasian Creed)/'one holy catholic and apostolic Church' (Nicene Creed)/'the holy catholic Church' (Apostle's Creed), all of which are founded on the teachings of Jesus the Christ – of which Mr. Shuck says, 'most of the stories about Him (Jesus) in the Bible and elsewhere are legends'.
But Mr. Shuck's denial of God isn't the worst part of this, even though the Bible teaches us that ministers and pastors and preachers and teachers have greater responsibilities and 'will be judged with greater strictness' (James 3:1, Matthew 18:3). No, the worst part is that he has people who believe in what he teaches – and they will be right behind him on the left-hand side of the throne of the Son of Man (Matthew 25:33).