Steve Chalke Quotes

Three Quotes by: Steve Chalke of Oasis

In autumn 2012 I conducted a dedication and blessing service following the Civil Partnership of two wonderful gay Christians. Why? Not to challenge the traditional understanding of marriage – far from it – but to extend to these people what I would do to others: the love and support of our local church.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 15th January 2013.

In The Lost Message of Jesus I claim that penal substitution is tantamount to ‘child abuse – a vengeful Father punishing his Son for an offence he has not even committed.’ Though the sheer bluntness of this imagery (not original to me of course) might shock some, in truth, it is only a stark ‘unmasking’ of the violent, pre-Christian thinking behind such a theology.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: November 2008.
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If the cross is a personal act of violence perpetrated by God towards humankind but borne by his Son, then it makes a mockery of Jesus' own teaching to love your enemies and to refuse to repay evil with evil.
Book: by S. Chalke/Alan Mann entitled: The Lost Message of Jesus, pp. 182-183. Published: 12th December 2003.
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