A personal Jesus

“I have a personal relationship with Jesus.”

Many Christians frequently make this claim, apparently without any shame, even as they remain ignorant of anything about Jesus not found in the Bible.

I don’t have a personal relationship with Abraham Lincoln, in spite of being able to quote him and feeling his influence in my life.

To claim I did would be a shameful diminishing of the actual personal relationships I have with my friends and family.

But this claim appears quite foundational to the religious perspective of many, and is indicative of the degree of self-deception at play.

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