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"you're packing a suitcase for a place that you've never been...a place that has to be believed to be seen"...'Walk On' by U2

WATERSHED: A voice in the wilderness. DARYL UNDERWOOD.

 

The concept of Centerpoint Christianity briefly stated is:

Christianity from the centerpoint outward.

Christianity from the climax forward.

This blog constitutes concepts for a new view of Christianity that begins with what is foundational and moves forward from that point. It is based on the assumption that we are being pulled towards something unseen and pushed from a place that once was.

What Centerpoint Christianity attempts to do is bypass some of the constraints imposed by metanarratives by using the life of Christ and particularly the climactic actions of Christ as beginning points.

It supports the conviction that God is essentially timeless. From this beginning point we endeavor to move outward from the definitive moment of the parousia (visitation) of Christ and forward to the future which functions as a type of magnet to "what can be--and is coming".

When we begin at the life of Christ and move outward as from the centerpoint of a web, rather than in a linear timeline of history, another wide picture emerges.


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Mar052011

Edward Fudge

'When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know'... ~Apostle Paul in First Corinthians thirteen

'I'd walk a thousand miles just to slip this skin' ~Bruce Springsteen in his song 'Philidelphia'

At a forum at St Louis Christian College, Edward Fudge, author of 'The Fire that Consumes', presented some concepts on the afterlife. In the preface to his book he writes,

'The most radical thing I suggested was that the Age to Come is qualitatively different from the Present Age and we must therefore leave room for some surprises when we understand language drawn from our space-time experience here and now'.

What was radical then seems like a solid assumption to me now. We in this earth, of this age, in these 'mortal tents' are so different from what we will be in the next realm, dimension. When we enter into a time without time we will be transformed, transfigured from temporary into eternal. The mortality of Adam will give way for the immortality of Jesus.

We will be qualitatively different.

We will be changed by his glory.

Cloudy will become clear.

That is enough for me to want to experience it. When I first became a Christian it was because I was afraid I would go to hell. I thought like a child. I reasoned like a child. Now I have put childish things away. I am a Christian today, some forty years later, not because I am afraid of hell, but because I do not want to miss out on 'heaven'. My body is breaking down. I can feel myself fading away. When I was young I, like many foolish young men, thought I was invincible. Now I feel nothing but vulnerable.

I want to slip this skin.

Once I walked down a forty foot aisle to avoid going to hell. Now I would walk a thousand miles to 'slip this skin' and enter the dimension called heaven. Except I can't. I can't walk a thousand miles. And I can't slip this skin on my own.

But God did.

This is about that.

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A free book on this subject is at: http://robertwr.com/resurrection.pdf

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam West

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