Friday, August 04, 2017

"with bread here in the wilderness" - The Most Revolutionary Concept in Christianity


The Most Revolutionary Concept in Christianity

The most revolutionary concept in Christianity is that God sent His Son to the human world.

In ancient world before the emergence of Christ Jesus, there had been no such a concept that God would send His Son to the human world.  Although God or His Angels sometimes appeared to Abraham, his sons, Moses, etc. and the direct relationship between God and Judaists was not so foreign, such a concept was not popular among other tribes, including Greeks and Romans at the time.

This gap in perception of the relationship between God and human beings was very large.  But this concept was eventually accepted and supported by a majority of Roman citizens consisting of various people of different tribes with different cultural and religious backgrounds.

The core of Christianity is this intimacy between God and human beings.  So, to emphasize this concept, it may be natural that devout leaders of Christians adopted the idea that Christ Jesus Himself was God.  This idea was also so revolutionary.   Many reviews were made on this theory.  But as it was the highest way to show respect for Christ Jesus to regard Him as God, true or wrong, proponents of  this theory wan disputes about theology of Christianity.

However, today who can prove that Christ Jesus is God?

Nonetheless, there had been no such a concept as a certain person, who lived as a simple human being, was God in the ancient world, so that the mankind as the whole entered a new era with introduction of the theory that Christ Jesus was God.

Yet, we have to review whether it was truly an intention of God.

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Mar 8:3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.
Mar 8:4 And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?