Christianity transforms the whole moral life of individuals, and of nations; breathes into morality its true life, love to God; and ceases not till all sin is banished from the earth, and holiness, which is essential to the idea of the church, is fully realized in the life of redeemed humanity.
The object of this General Introduction is, to obtain a clear view of the nature and purpose of Church History, and thus to gain the proper position for the contemplation of its details.
“IT IS said that more books have been written about [Martin Luther] than anyone else in history, save his own master, Jesus Christ.” - Time magazine.
TODAY, many countries around the world are impoverished and hindered in countless ways. This is primarily because of the governments and local religious leaders and the oppression of the people. any liberation theologians have made explicit a preference for socialism over capitalism.
EMBITTERED and Disenchanted by the modern-day brand of Protestantism, many blacks have converted to something new: black theology, which strives to correlate the Bible to their circumstances. Black theology thus emphasizes that blacks should be treated with the same honor and dignity as whites because blacks also were created in the image of God. Among Black Theology's notable themes are the liberation of Israel from Egypt and the sufferings of Jesus. ‘God is on the side of the oppressed’ is its rallying cry.
Luther’s voice through five hundred years still sounds in the ears of men and quickens our pulses like the beat of a drum in martial music: he lives because he was a man of faith.
The anti-traditionalist movement has distorted the view of European history to such a degree that many have forgotten its greatness and foundational values. Ideas that people now consider secular are deeply rooted in Christianity. For example, it was Christianity that introduced humanity the principle of equality and the value of a human being, regardless of class, gender, and race.
There is a grim, ongoing culture war between mainly two forces. Western culture is torn between those who think that it is rational to keep traditional and historical values and those who think that the only sensible thing is to alter society in an increasingly anti-Christian, extreme liberal direction. Secularism and the Misuse of Power... Continue Reading →
Edmund Burke spent much of his life explaining why it is important to maintain Europe’s political and moral philosophical traditions, precisely those which made Europe a great civilization: individualism’s emphasis on independence and opportunities for all, the value of equality, law and order, as well as the Protestant work ethic - the culture of conscience.... Continue Reading →
The 1700s and 1800s were the era of bloody revolutions. Its subtler Socialist version appeared in the 1900s – the post-war social revolution. The latter was to succeed immensely in demolishing the social fabric of the West from the 1960s onwards and ended up being an illiberal and intolerant force of change. The Frankfurt School:... Continue Reading →