Service November 19, 2023

The Myth of Redemption – Rev. Ernie Mills

10:30 AM  Whimsical World Gallery, Landrum SC


Imagine, the entire history of the Western world hinging on the bite of a forbidden fruit, an apple (it really was not an apple). That bite brought about what theologians termed the “Fall” (that concept is not found in the Biblical story). Humanity thus, according to the myth, “fell” into bondage and was in need of redemption. The first attempt at redemption resulted in the giving of the Torah (Law). When that failed, it seemed that the only path was through blood and the sacrifice of a human victim, i.e., Jesus. This has been the prime myth of the West for ages and is still in force today. Are there alternatives? Yes!

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