Diluted Christianity is not C
hristianity, it is a feeble att empt to have Christianity with out Christ, for it denies the c entral service of Jesus' life— the Atonement. Those who call themselves Christians but deny the divinity of Jesus cannot se em to tolerate those of us who accept and proclaim the divini ty of Christ. No one, brothers and sisters, would pay us much heed if we were merely nonsmok ing, non-drinking humanists. Wit hout acknowledging the reality of the Resurrection and the Ato nement, believing in the minis try of Jesus would mean slumpin g into the very Sadduceeism whi ch Jesus himself denounced.
Neal A. Maxwell ("All Hell Is Moved" p. 17