Pagan “gods” are not supposed to do this!
“Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God…” (1 John 4:2-3)
We tend to forget how truly revolutionary the Christian message was and is, in the apostles’ time and also in ours, to this day.
Mark Rushdoony offers us this reminder:
Jesus is the golden stairway that unites life on earth with its Creator and sustainer in heaven. This was very, very hard for First Century intellectuals to swallow! And still is. But the doctrine that Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, was born in the flesh as we are, to live and work in our world, winning our salvation, is absolutely necessary to the Christian faith
Mark Rushdoony wrote this last year for our Chalcedon blog.
It’s good to be reminded of what our fellow servants in Christ’s Kingdom have achieved, and how their work has benefited us in so many ways. It’s good to be reminded that we are not alone: among the wonderful gifts that God has given us, we must include… each other.
I’m thankful for all of you who come here, daily, to read and comment. We are a valuable resource for one another. Thank you all, so much, for your prayers and your encouragement.
Mark Rushdoony wrote this post last year for the Chalcedon blog. It grows more relevant with every passing day.
Christianity is the world’s fastest-growing religion–and that by the purposeful act of conversion, not by birth rate. And meanwhile, the institutions of secular humanism, throughout the Western world, are crumbling. When it comes to Darwinism, atheism, Climbit Change, and all the rest, they just can’t seal the deal: there’s more skepticism of their de luxe fun-pack now than there’s ever been.
So this is a cheer-up piece–enjoy it!