Sunday, 8 May 2016
Stealing the Credit.
What can happen when God breaks into human history is that the powers that be - the conservative establishment; or those who represent earthly authority, which includes the Church; the guardians of the status quo - will steal the credit for any improvement and reestablish their supremacy.
This is what happened to Christianity at Nicaea.
The message of unconditional love and forgiveness from Jesus was usurped by the state and modified to suit their purposes.
This is when Jesus of Nazareth became Christ the Conquering King.
And then any spiritual influence dried up.
Because the powers that be are takers not givers.
They invoke obligation with no reciprocal duty of care.
And all power devolves to them.
Any message will go in one ear and out the other.
And any credit will be taken by them.
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