Skip to comments.The Coming Christian Renaissance
Posted on 05/19/2013 10:45:20 AM PDT by DavidThomas
The linear conception of history is so seductive, even antagonistic groups like Enlightenment philosophers and Marxists adopt it. It pervades their attitude toward religion. Both believe society matures as it sheds its religious heritage. Infantile societies practice religion, but progressive societies are secular, they maintain.
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In 1776 Voltaire said, 100 years from my day there will not be a Bible in the earth except one that is looked upon by an antiquarian curiosity seeker. 100 years later Voltaires home was being used as a distribution point for spreading Bibles throughout Europe* and within 26 years of his death the British & Foreign Bible Society had been founded, sparking an unprecedented era of Bible distribution**.
In 1778 Voltaire, boasting of himself said, It took 12 men to start Christianity; one will destroy it. That was the very year that he died*.
Robert Ingersoll said, In 15 years I will have this book [the Bible] in the morgue. Fifteen years later, Ingersoll himself was in the morgue and in his estate sale a preacher bought his desk and spent his life writing sermons on it*.
It's odd what they consider "progress".
progressives are a congress of regressives
Christ keeps on resurrecting, so to speak, and the reason is very near at hand: it truly is a divine affair. The opprobrium that Christianity garners would have squashed any movement that was purely of man long ago.
I checked, and this article was not written by a former member of the Talking Heads, but a different David Byrne.
(Hey, you never know!)
It’s funny that they honestly believe “mature” societies shed religion. There’s another common correlation. Countries that were once powerful and wealthy decline as they embrace secularism. Just look at the UK, and now the US. I also remember a study recently that revealed more people today are committing suicide than during the Great Depression. I wonder why.
Heaven and earth will pass away. GOD’S WORD will always stay.
In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 He existed in the beginning with God.
3 God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
4 The Word gave life to everything that was created,
and his life brought light to everyone.
5 The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it.
Today being Pentecost the Christian faith always, always has a way to make a comeback.
Come, Holy Spirit. Amen.
So, history runs in cycles - fine. I kinda thought the author might present some current evidence for his headline, but he’s just talking about the concept of a Christian resurgence in the abstract. Oh, well...
That's OK, in any case, the basic thesis of the article is "same as it ever was." Or to misquote Mr. Corleone, the snake keeps trying to writhe its way in, and Christ keeps grabbing and pulling it out.
“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”
- C.S. Lewis
Whatever will be
Has already been done
And there is nothing new
Under the sun.
Yet nowadays the Left champions the "indigenous pipples" and their pre-enlightenment superstitions.