I was listening to a religious radio station on my drive into work today, and they naturally mentioned the necessity of one having a "personal relationship with Jesus Christ." Thinking beyond the rhetoric, I considered my own feelings about Jesus, and how he fits into my Quaker faith. I believe in the salvific life lived by Jesus, and his resurrection. I do not, however, have any personal relationship with Jesus. I have a personal relationship with the creator God, who is known primarily through the life of Jesus the Messiah, a life vindicated through resurrection. I have a strong sense of incarnational activity, but while Jesus provides an example of what normative humanity should be, or, at least, normative Quakerism, I do not have a sense of continuing relationship with him as I do with God "proper." I suppose I am sort of a modalist, in the sense that I view God as a creator, Jesus as representative of God's desire for humanity, and the Spirit of God as the creator's means of continuing revalation. Three separate and distinct aspects of God, not neccessarily in the sense of the traditional Trinity. The importance of Jesus is Historic, but also, historical. His salvific activity has been accomplished. How do other Christ-centered Freinds think about this? Is it no more than typical heresy?