Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is “ghastly theology”

Scott McKenna

Scott McKenna

“Jesus did not die for our sins. No No No No. That is Ghastly theology. Don’t go there.”

This “Pastor” has now joined the ranks of rank heresy shared by Brian Mclaren, Tony Jones, Rob Bell, Jay Bakker and many others who deny propitiation, or atonement for sins that Jesus’ blood covers.

Pastor Scott McKenna, minister of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church in Edinburgh, has now openly denied one of the most accepted teachings of mainstream Christianity and told his congregation that it was “ghastly theology” to believe that Jesus Christ died for sinners. (Never mind that the bible is full of verses like Hebrews 9:12 and 1 John 2:2 that point us to this basic Christian doctrine)

Listen to his own ghastly words:


The growing move among the progressive Christians away from Jesus’ atoning work on the cross was a spark initially ignited by Brian McLaren a few years ago, and more recently promoted by Tony Jones and others. As you can see from the link to this article, this blasphemous idea is a quickly spreading leaven that is infecting the visible Church at breakneck speed.

Hat Tip: Agnese K.

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5 Responses to Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is “ghastly theology”

  1. Rob Braun October 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    For McKenna the Bible isn’t our authority of faith. It is only a guide to faith. Very, very sadly his theological training and knowledge of orthodox Christian teaching is being used to seduce the ignorant into his error. He knows the teaching of the historic church and sees it as only an outdated hindrance to an open ended faith he believes in and in which all religions can be understood as one faith together in. It is the kind of faith that is not limited by creeds and confessions, or for that matter, any clear reading of the Scriptures themselves. Jesus then is simply another guru. He is just another spiritual guide as I suppose is Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, Zoroaster, Confucius, or even John Lennon. Seeing Jesus then as being unique for the way and means to our salvation would only divide us from other faiths and show us to being spiritually arrogant. How very modern. Yet, not too surprisingly, the Apostle Paul warns us of just this kind of thinking that was around in his own time as well. 2 Timothy 4;1-4. “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.”

    So in the end, McKenna hasn’t arrived at anything new at all. Just the same old Sinatra song, “i want it my way!”

  2. MANNO October 1, 2015 at 10:28 pm #

    well, thats common in protestant churches

    • jj March 28, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

      It’s not common in the true church of Jesus Christ. Only false/apostate churches accept false doctrine.

  3. Faith October 13, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    That is the height of blasphemy. He is guilty of ghastly theology. Of course Jesus died for our sins and that is why He shed His holy blood. BUT… the devil doesn’t want you to know that, so he sends in his servants to say the opposite:
    This foo: That it wasn’t for that.
    Creflo Money: That it was really to make you rich
    pope francis: That it was a failure (see transcript of speech at St. Patrick’s Cathedral).
    Anything but the truth will come from the mouths of these ravenous wolves!

  4. Manny1962 March 29, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    The church of Scotland is apostate, it is not the church of Jesus Christ, the bride. The Great Apostasy foretold to happen before the unveiling of the man of sin is unfurling before our eyes. This is typical of Churchianity, not only in Scotland, but in America and in the rest of the world, remember the Bible is clear, those that call themselves Christians will be the first to turn on those that stand up for Jesus Christ, here we have one example, this apostate teacher denies the holy blood of Jesus Christ, denies salvation as the work of Jesus, he is an apostate wolf heads for eternal condemnation.