Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Farewell to Mars (2)

Another good quote from Brian Zahnd.

Do we believe that Jesus really is reigning over the nations? Or have we reduced Jesus’s role to that of a personal Savior who presides only in the hearts of believers? If Jesus is relegated to the hyperspiritualized role of personal Savior, then we are free to pledge our political allegiance to the latest incarnation of empire. This is why Christians from the days of Constantine onward have been so pliable in the hands of beasts.Zahnd, Brian (2014-06-01). A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace (Kindle Locations 1634-1637).

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