Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"A Jesus Manifesto" by Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet

I had to post this link after reading Frank Viola's and Leonard Sweet's "A Jesus Manifesto". It was written to and for the entire body of Christ regardless of specific views of members regarding ecclesiology (church), eschatology (end times), Soteriology (the way in which humanity obtains salvation), the presence of spiritual gifts today or in light of political, social or economic views. This "Manifesto" is strictly about Jesus (which is why the entire trinity is not focused on) and is a great foundation for what He hoped we would become.

Within the "Manifesto" we truly see it is Jesus who is Lord and Head. Both authors make it clear that they don't necessarily agree with the different sets of beliefs listed above. I clearly have certain views within the realm of being a Christian, but like the authors, that doesn't separate me from being part of the same body as many of you who don't share those same views.

I truly hope you consider reading this "Magna Carta for Restoring the Supremecy of Jesus Christ", and would love to hear your comments, thoughts and insights. There is no better unifying factor in the Christian life than to have Jesus as the King, Lord, Savior and Head. He is the Alpha and Omega and he desires His body to be unified under His headship. I hope this writing helps us to recognize that we are truly dead outside of Christ and that if we all would allow His Spirit to transform us into the kind of people who love like He did, the problems of pride and self-righteousness could be eliminated and unity in the body would come to fruition.

(To see the article please click the title of this post)

2 comments:

  1. Interesting posts you have, though I think Christianity is dead and will be redeemed and brought to fruition and perfection through Thelema. Check out my blog at http://christianityisdead.wordpress.com/ if you will. Love is the law, love under will. ;)

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  2. Thanks for the post. I've dabbled in some of this New Age stuff in years past, but the Jesus of this stuff leaves out too much of the Jesus in the Bible and extra-biblical books from the same time. I spent plenty of time coming to know Christ as the truth, even at the expense of "checking out" many forms of religion. I agree that Christianity is dying in the way that your religion sees it defined, but Jesus defines Christianity as something much different than the world does. I checked your your blog and while you have the best of intentions, I hate to see you running to a God that looks more like you than the one who Created the Heavens and the Earth. I don't doubt you are smarter than I am, but there's no human being I am about to follow, even if they claim to be divine. May the truth of Christ fill you and redeem you. I appreciate your desire for love and I hope you come back to see where true love is perfected...in Jesus Christ.

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