Monday, 17 March 2014

Now.

"O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen?"  Habakkuk 1:2a (NRSV)
"Then the Lord answered me and said:"  Habakkuk 2:2a (NRSV)
"For there is still a vision for the appointed time."  Habakkuk 2:3a (NRSV)

That time is Now.

"I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?"  Isaiah 43:19a (NRSV)

That thing is Progressive Christianity.

The hand of God is guiding those who are founding the movement.

But Progressive Christianity is not exclusive.
It includes everyone.

Everyone is forgiven.
Everyone is blessed.

It is a New Reformation, more far-reaching than the first Reformation.
For now we are challenging many of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity.

No longer will Jesus be magical salvation.
Jesus is the gentle teacher of unconditional love and forgiveness.
The non-violent leader of the people.

It is his teachings that will bring about the Kingdom of God on earth.

And a new covenant with the Father.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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