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January 30, 2006

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Christianity os not a Revolution. It is a Revelation because it is a mystery (Raza).

Leftist love the idea of a revolution since the French revolution, and of course, the American one. But the idea of Christianity as a revolution is ludicrous because Jesus is the legitimate king of the universe and the source and pattern of all creation. It is the Devil who is a pretender and an enslaver of men.

No revolution or church movement has ever accomplished anything of any merit in the church. Only God's Spirit can rightly lead the church down the path of Christ. For, "It is not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord". and so it has been for ages. John Chrysostom, Athanasius, Francis of Assisi, and many others. NONE of them were revolutionaries. They were all PROPHETS sent to accomplish God's will. And with power. And kings, emperors and popes all bowed to them.

I wonder why Barna is so in love with the word "revolutionary" which implies men through their own planning and force overturning a legitimate authority, when there are so many good Scriptural paradigms and examples. How about just being a Righteous Spiritual Christian?

Think about this: If you are the son of the owner of a company sent in to get the company back on track then can you really be called a revolutionary? Perhaps Barnas real contributin is to show, once again, the Church doesnt yet know who She is.

Good thoughts, Fr. Stan.

The effort to "keep pace" with cultural change, while something that all Christians need to deal with to an extent, is in such fever pace in the EC that Barna's words no doubt represent an attempt to translate it for the fuddyduddies and to mediate the inevitable backlash.

lol You know if I wanted to make some bucks and I had a decent enough artistic talent. I would probably do some kind of Jesus portrait stylized on Che Geuvera...


I think Che Geuvera, Yeshua could really be big!

Barna's "Revolution" will be discussed this Friday night (2-3-06) on the nationwide Moody Broadcasting Network. "Open Line" is a call-in show which is aired at 8-8:55 pm CT. The phone number is 312-329-4460.

For station and time of broadcast information see http://openlineradio.org.

The programs are archived for download if you can't tune in.

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