Heritage,ancestry, do we really know where we have come from?
But, I am not talking about our family tree.
I am talking about the spiritual or religion tree.(I use the term religion loosely) It has escaped the majority of us to really understand from where our protestant background started from. And this is a shame! We have taken for granted that the theology of our belief is sound.
I am torn by what the average christian should spend some time on our “heritage” of christian beliefs.Some are more than others. Our duty should not be as to be assuming anything. Our timeline of understanding the bible has almost been totally been given us through the protestant reformation back in the 16th century. We have given this time as a religious monument to our beliefs. It has boxed us in to understanding of God.
I fear that we have been shielded or been in a bubble by the circumstances that we been in because of the church scene. I believe that our lackadaisical effort on our part has led us to this point.
I see that we have missed something that is very relevant to God. It is that we as His people,His Bride,His Church,has got to begin with us individually. I don’t think that we are sold out to Him. The issue with this is very scary to us, and we don’t want to take the first step to do it. We as humans think in human ways and terms. There lies the problem. I feel that we don’t really see God in the form that He is. Until we as individuals claim Him and actually see God for who “He” is we will never see the corporate deity of His people,church or bride.
The Garden of Eden was full of life, in alot of different ways. Sure, it had life in plants,mountains,seas,animals of the sea and land, but their was another life that Adam didn’t see that was in right in front of him. It was God’s “life”.It represented “Him”. It was not all about the “things” that He created, it was about what it represented!We as christians still see the things that God created and not Him. God was “Life“. It was and is His very Being. It is the only descriptive word that He wants from us. This message is seen throughout the bible.
This is where I believe that there is beginning to be change of the paradigm in the christian realm. Let me be bold with this next statement, but let me emphasize here that this is not me but the winds of change in God’s world that I see.
We as Christians have put the total emphasis on being Evangelical.
God’s Eternal Purpose before even time began was not to have sin in his realm or to have His son die on a cross to bring life to His Bride, but it was to Have Life with His people(Bride)!
Re-look at the passages of Genesis 1-2, then at Revelation 21-22. These passages are like a before and after picture that we so often see on tv or print. God’s plan is in progress but it already has the end written. God’s purpose will be completed in a eternal way. God will build His Church!