"marooned on the wrong side of history."
I am thinking Muslim here.
There was a time "progress" was viewed as the word of God. Do your best and work hard to improve your lot in life, not, the opposite that you must bow to corrupt leadership and keep yourself in the mud.
God thats a lotta readin'...
Yep Jane is right - Christianity is on the other side of history but, then again maybe Jane is as wrong about this as Viet Nam. Maybe she is on the wrong side again. (Comes from spending too much time with Ted Turner)
To quote a single quote from Clement of Alexandria to absolve the church of what occurred from the fall of the church from Grace in the mid second century to the age of enlightenment and not to not the specific deeds trials and execution of a tyrant church -- is to be on par with democrats rewriting the history of the Iraq war.
Is it nobel to lie "in the name of a church and in the name of God than for a party to lie to try to regain political power?
He who says he has no sin is a liar and the truth is not in him -- that is an absolute statement from John the Apostle and if it true of beleivers then it is 100 fold true of their chruches and denominations and theri man made doctrines and traditions including rewriting their history to look better and more hip to today's batch of would be sheep that they desire to corral into their folds.
This article supposes that that the church is the savior of the world instead of Christ instead of being a corrupter and blinding men to the truth of Christ as our one and only savior, and that only those who fall at his feet and follow him and obey his voice are indeed his disciples.
Those who preach their denomination their ministry of themselves as the savior and the light of the world are anti-christ
Recently the dims had a funeral for rosa parks and the news netsworks announced that luminaries had arrived naming Jesse Jackon and a slew of other corrupt men -- these men are luminaries -- men who's light has become darkness, perverted people who have transformed themselves into angels of light -- these men preach themselves their doctrines and traditions and their denominations and movements -- they preach a corrupted christ wrapped in their scorrupted worldly views.
All here look at these Lumanaries corrupt words and their corrupt history and -- we judge them utterly corrupt. AAnd hen they attempt to rewrite their nefarious acts --we hold their words and dees up to them.
So how is it that we do not do the same for ourselves or the churches we belong to.
Jesus said to the Pharisees of his day and ours: you say we see and therefore your sin remains.
And Paul says For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep (Dead prematurely)For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged
And then Peter said For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
The Obey not is not the early church in the days of the aposltes it is the latter day church in which we live that obey not the words of Christ but follow instead the made up traditions and doctrines that have occurred in the last 1800 or so years.
If Judgemnt fell upon Peter and Paul and they uncompromisingly obeyed the words of Christ how much sorer judgemtn do you suppose will fall upon this corrupt and evil church of our day that follows not Christ and obeys not his commandments?
All you have to do is read the book of relvelation to find our what happens to the bride that once was without spot and wrinkle after she became the great whore and begat daughters after her image and likeness.
The word in this hour is repent! Seek after Christ with your whole heart and hHe will reveal himself to you as promised.
Christianity gave us the greates country on the planet.