What is the definition of “religious absurd”?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019

Question: What is the definition of “religious absurd”?

Answer: By definition “absurd” is a situation inconsistent with reason, logic or common sense; a logical contradiction. But what is “religious absurd”?

A religious absurd would be a situation in which one or more fundamental beliefs of a religion contradict the others.

Two of the main fundamental beliefs of Christianity are (1) Christ died for the forgiveness of sins and (2) the Law of God is done away with. These are two of the pillars of Christianity. If one of the pillars falls, it knocks down the others in a chain of events.

Apostle Yochanan (John) states very clearly in 1John 3:4 the Scriptural definition of sin. He says, Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the Law, for sin is transgression of the Law.

Therefore, by definition, if there is no law there is no violation of the law and there is no sin. And if Christ had done away with the Law of God, by definition, there is no Law to be judged by.

The error of the doctrine that Jesus did away with the Law of God, may be briefly summarized as follows:

No Law = no sin

No sin = no need for forgiveness

No need for forgiveness = no need for the Messiah.

In other words, if there is no Law of God, then there is no need for the Messiah to forgive; one of the pillar falls and knocks down the others.

Do we see the absurd!? The absurd few can see, the apostasy many have believed.

Read more about another absurd in Q&A “Has Christ fulfilled the Law, so that the Christians do not have to?