On Monday, Pastor Jeremiah Wright had the following exchange with the moderator at the National Press Club (transcript):
MODERATOR: “Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the father but through me.’ Do you believe this? And do you think Islam is a way to salvation?”
WRIGHT: “Jesus also said, ‘Other sheep have I who are not of this fold.’”
Wright’s response clearly implies that Muslims are among the “other sheep” to which Jesus refers in John 10:16. Thus Wright affirms that people who do not have conscious faith in Christ can nevertheless have the hope of salvation — an inclusivist position that argues there are many paths to God.
There are two questions that need be addressed: (1) Did Jesus intend to include non-believers in the group called “other sheep”? (2) What difference does it make? Let’s take a look.
You can read more here.Some questions:
-In our pluralistic society, is the exclusivity of the scriptures antiquated or is truth, truth?
-What is the context of the John 10 passage referenced above by the moderator?
-Should scripture be taken objectively (based on context) or subjectively (based on what you read into it)?
-Do you agree with Wright or with Burk or neither?