Our Historical Era: Post-Christian or Pre-Christian?
Scholars say we live in the Post-Christian era. I say we still live in the Pre-Christian era. To me Jesus represents a turning point in human growth(evolution) from survival of the fittest to sacrificial love for the weakest. And anyone with eyes to see, can’t help but recognize that we haven’t gotten anywhere near to the kind of spirituality that God calls us to through Jesus. Perhaps, by finally giving up the warped worldly view of Christianity as “top dog” by force, we may finally be entering the bare beginnings of a true Christianity. That is, a Christianity which doesn’t focus on winning or controlling, but on learning to risk loving instead. The worst set back Christianity has experienced was when the Emperor Constantine converted and made it the “state” religion, a religion of privilege instead of sacrifice.
Posted on August 18, 2016, in B4Peace, discernment, Ethics, evolving, faith, forcing Christianity on others., Gifts of Age, historical perspective, hope, Jesus, Love, Paradox, Parenting, rebirth, relationships, Saved by grace and not by law, spiritual growth, spirituality, Success, Suffering, the future and tagged Bonhoeffer, Frankel, Jesus-a historical turning point, Jesus-a new beginning, love by any other name, post-Christian or Pre-Christian era?, redemptive love, sacrificial love, to love vs to win, warped worldly version of Christianity. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.