This contradicts the beliefs and ideas formulated in 1st century Judea, which are wholly inadequate for humans’ progressive lives and minds today. He believes that he and other Christians will stay in exile until Christianity is redeveloped to a point of doing away with all its old-fashioned and false tenets (Spong 1).
Spong begins Why Christianity Must Change or Die by exploring, line by line, Christian teachings as stated in the Apostles Creed. He then jumps to the epicenter of Christian belief, keenly exploring each aspect, revealing in each case the insufficiencies of Christianity as described in the Bible and the Church traditions. The narration includes Spong’s own creed, and a flashback to reflect the Christian beliefs, relevant to Christianity since the beginning of the twenty first century, according to Spong. The objective of this paper is to explore Spong’s specific arguments in support of his thesis “Why Christianity must Change or Die?” The paper will also provide explanations of his arguments.
As a religious reformer, Spong is best seen in his book, “Why Christianity Must Change or Die”, where he ultimately highlights what in his opinion is a true faith for a new era. In his novel, Spong states that theism, the view that a supernatural being creates human beings and provides for them, is just a word. In his view, theism is nothing but a human management device, created by traumatized creatures to give them a chance to tackle their self-awareness and fear. God, according to Spong, is merely a projection of desires and wishes of human beings. He proves this claim by saying that the theistic God is a creation that assists humans in managing their anxieties, traumas, and hysterias, which are common in the society today; due to this, he also asserts that God is dead (Spong 66). As a result,