I received an email response to the post, Who is Jesus to you? from Adam, a Resurrection attender, and thought it was well worth sharing with you. With his permission:
Andrew, I think this is an interesting question, but so is your answer:
“Jesus is my Lord and Savior. He continues to teach me about what it is like to live as one of his followers in a kingdom that is not of this world, but is coming into the world.”
I think this is very similar to what most mainline Christians (including myself) and especially those who grew up in “the church” would declare. However, I would throw out these questions:
- What is a “Lord” in modern terms and vernacular? We don’t have Lords anymore.
- What is he a “Savior” from? A big ravine? Democrats? Republicans? Stupid people?
So in short, perhaps this needs to be modernized. So we say that he is our CEO and saves use from our sinful wrong lived lives???? Just a thought.