First Century Christianity in the Twenty-First Century
First Century Christianity in the Twenty-First Century  -     By: Charles W. Schaefer
Buy Item $13.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 10% ($1.50)
In Stock
Stock No: WW097903
Xulon Press / 2013 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

First Century Christianity in the Twenty-First Century

Xulon Press / 2013 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW097903


Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 196
Vendor: Xulon Press
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.45 (inches)
ISBN: 1625097905
ISBN-13: 9781625097903

Publisher's Description

DO WE DARE TO CONFRONT THE EARLY CHURCH? Still bathed in the afterglow of Christ's appearance, the early church remained chaste for Him by the only means available to it-and to us-self-judgment. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God. (I Pet 4:17) Try the spirits whether they are of God. (I John 4:1) For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. (I Cor 11:31) Self-examination, let us remember, is the core of Jesus's teaching: Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own? (Matt 7:3) When the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Lk 18:8) The thread from which the very life of the church hangs is nothing more nor less than searching self-scrutiny. Yet, our churches have ignored Christ's command of self-examination, and the apostles' command of self-judgment, as if churches were above criticism simply because they are churches. With such imperatives constraining us from across two millennia, no justification can possibly be offered for the massive failure of our churches to judge themselves, especially in view of their readiness to judge other churches and the world outside. Only if we rediscover the sacredly imposed humility of self-judgment does revitalization await us. Without it, no revival, no renewal, no reform is possible. Do we dare vest ourselves in the self-scrutiny of the early church as we grope in the darkness of the twenty-first century? Charles W. Schaefer is a teacher and preacher whose other works include Christianity Without Religion, The Short Stories of Jesus Christ, Expanding the Frontiers of Christian Consciousness, and The Great Evangelical Dilution.

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.