Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Re-emerging "Church"

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Shopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 - 1860)

If God is working, like I believe He is, in correcting the damage done in the last 1,700 years to what He intended Body life to be, then what stage are we in? I believe it is the first one - ridicule.

I believe we are on the bottom of the wave - a long way from the crest. We may not even see it in our lifetimes or even our grandchildren's lifetime, but I see him moving His Body.

If this is true, then we have yet to experience true persecution from those who will violently oppose us. That is, the one's who have the most to lose.

2 comments:

Alison Fincher said...

I at least think that most of the ideas you have posted or discussed with me are not inconsistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Of course, the Catholic Church isn't the Church, but only a part of the true Church--the Body of Christ.

Either way, I certainly don't ridicule you or feel violent towards you! I love you!

John Fincher said...

Alison,
Of course YOU wouldn't, but you don't have anything to lose. ;-)