Watch out for the tautological landmines, but David Adams offers a painful and incisive indictment: Jesus would not have been a Christian. No way, no how.
Consider how far removed from His teachings even modern “enlightened” Christianity is.
Would He who loved humanity in all its forms, have agreed with the rampant homophobia of Anglican clergy in Africa, and the institutional misogyny that underpins opposition to female clerics? Would He, who was at pains to point out His own imperfections, have allowed to go unchallenged the notion of infallibility in a mortal?
Those who came after Christ, purporting to follow in His footsteps, are guilty of complicating and twisting the message.
Adams has more to say here, but let's not lose the point. This is celebrated as Christ the King Sunday. What we seem to be meant to ask ourselves is this: over what precisely does this one called the Christ reign?
h/t Thinking Anglicans