RE: On Tillich

From: Alexanian, Moorad (
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 22:06:58 EDT

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    In Romans 10:9, I see a necessary and sufficient condition to be a Christian. ”That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”


            -----Original Message-----
            From: George Murphy []
            Sent: Tue 5/27/2003 7:34 PM
            To: gordon brown
            Cc: Debbie Mann; Asa
            Subject: Re: On Tillich

            gordon brown wrote:
    > On Tue, 27 May 2003, Debbie Mann wrote:
    > > ASA defines Christian as professing the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds.
    > Assent to these creeds is a requirement for ASA membership. I don't think
    > that is the same as making that the definition of Christian and requiring
    > us to use it that way in this forum.
                    An important point. In developing the current ASA statement of faith we wanted
            to make the organization open to a fairly broad range of Christians across the
            ecumenical spectrum (while recognizing the historical reality that it will probably
            remain predominantly Evangelical), but were not trying to state necessary and
            sufficient conditions for faith to be Christian.
            George L. Murphy

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