What is the future of Christianity.
I think it has a bright future, but like the Imans and Clerics that need to stand up and say...This is not Islam, this Al Queda is preaching a virulence and violence that is not Islam....Christians need to determine whether they are to stand up and decide to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Maybe we should all stand up against the politicians that are distorting the picture of Christianity. Maybe we should shout down and boo (with thumbs down) all the loud-mouths of Christianity.
Or maybe we should just be silent and not say a word. Sometimes it's better to say nothing. Talking too much can sure cause trouble. No, not trouble. REAL BIG TROUBLE
. (Pardon me there, sorry, getting excited!!!!) Maybe the true Christians out there are the ones that shut up. If I remember correctly, there was a saying that when your mouth is talking (a lot), you're not learning anything. (Except on CR when views can be posted.)
But how will Christianity be spread and taught? No sweat. Just discuss it behind closed doors.
That kind of Christianity would be a lot more purer, more personal, more authentic, more sincere, which is a lot better than babbling on television, in press conferences and hollering and yahooing in the streets with banners against abortion clinics and stem-cell research.
Let's agree to be more honest, polite, respectable, dignified and sincere about our Christianity.
Perhaps the "True Christianity" is the "quiet Christianity"
as opposed to the "loud Christianity"
Christianity doesn't have to be popular or widely heard. It just needs to be more . . . personal? private? sincere? sentimental?
Perhaps Christianity should become a secret society (but not a cult) for specially devoted and dedicated people who are sincere in what they want from it. Kept and preserved in secret for those who will keep it sacred and respect its meaning. Like an artifact of the ancients. Buried underground like treasure. Precious.
Maybe mainstream society needs to forget about Christianity for a while, to be preserved, buried and hidden by a secret society so that in the coming centuries, people will rediscover Christianity again, but this time for what it truly is, not distorted by today's dirty "Christian politics" and loud-mouth influentials.
Maybe we just need to be humble and admit that we don't have the authority to authorise wars and change laws and the legal system. We simply have a personal relationship with God. That authority is not real. It is arrogance and self-righteousness. Humility is a higher virtue than arrogance and self-righteousness. Yet today's "Christian politicians" don't get it. Whoever is first in this world will be last in God's kingdom.