Has Jesus really brought the powerful down from their thrones?

"Jesus and Change" by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Jesus and Change” by nakedpastor David Hayward

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In the story of Jesus is included the promise that his coming would bring down the powerful from their thrones and lift up the lowly. In fact, it is the prevailing theme throughout his birth, life, and death. It is also the predominant theme of the earliest believing community.

Then church happened. And as institutions are wont to go, it created its own throne and sat itself in it. Then it established a keen line of distinction between those in power and the lowly that still thrives today.

There are some, even within the church, who continue the most primary mission of challenging the principalities, powers, and authorities.

Change is possible.


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2 Responses

  1. Sabio Lantz says:

    Yeah, you are right, none of the chances happened. All the promises of Jesus and about Jesus never occurred. Yet people keep believing. One trick they use is to keep spiritualizing things.

  2. Lutek says:

    Spiritualizing, glorifying, and sanctifying things, while commodifying and using people. Just the opposite of the way it should be.
    Has Jesus really brought the powerful down from their thrones? No. That sort of thing takes time. But the spirit that he embodied, and that growing numbers of people continue to embody to increasing degrees, will do that, once enough of us wake up to the realization that it is an inevitable step in our spiritual evolution; a mass awakening which is already under way, and which has been called the Beautiful Apocalypse (as distinct from an ugly, painful and calamitous “Apocalypse,” which also seems imminent).