John Shelby Spong (1931-) - Back Return to "Gary's Personal Creed."

John Shelby Spong is a retired, American Episcopal bishop. As a metaphoricalist, he claims that the resurrection of Jesus cannot be fully explained in human terms, but we can have a relationship with the resurrection. Jesus taught us to live fully every day and love fully every day, and it is not useful to dwell on an eschatology that involves a physical Second Coming and final judgment. That doesn't mean Jesus won't come again, but when He does, He will ask how we lived, not how much we want to go to heaven.

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