So Anne Rice has announced that she is quitting Christianity! Can someone really do that? “Absolutely”, I suspect would be the answer that John Wesley would offer, but probably not John Calvin; I think Wesley would further add that we can give our salvation back but it cannot be stolen away. I have often wondered, is that what Judas Iscariot did for thrity shekels of silver, or was his action more of a colossal mistake without counting the costs?
Anyway, like all thickening plots there is more! Anne has declared at the same time she is quitting Christianity, that she is remaining committed to Christ… Interesting concept. Can a person quit the Body of Christ and still claim Christ as Savior and Lord and live in all the benefits of His Kingdom reign and Christ’s atonement? I think not.
Seems to me that the Bible is clear that being a part of the Body of Christ is not an optional accessory to be declared for those who claim saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Now, for the most important part. Who is it in Anne Rice’s life that can offer her the life saving gift of theological clarity? Another case of theology really does matter. Your thoughts?