Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What is the Gospel?

11/03/09 - 3rd Day - Afternoon.  Here are some links I have posted before, but will post again until you read them all:

What is the Gospel, Part 1: The Righteousness of God Revealed
What is the Gospel, Part 2: The Gospel Hidden

What is the Gospel, Part 3: The End of the Gospel
What is the Gospel, Part 4: When the End Comes

I post these for you professing "Christians" to read, not so much you other people - though you are all invited to read it.  The problem is that most professing "Christians" don't have a clue what the Gospel is, outside of the watered down, reductionist, "gospel" shoved down your throats by the apostate "church" and media.  Anyway, I'd like you to read these four parts then comment if you like.

I posted those because I have wanted to get into a discussion on "orthodoxy" and "orthopraxy" based on some questions I have received, but I fear so few of you have ever heard the true Gospel that a discussion of orthopraxy would be moot.  My Agrarianism and Separatism are inseparable from my doctrine and worldview.  There is so much fragmentation of the modern mind that it is difficult to communicate with people who have these pigeon-holes or divisions between what you call a "secular" life and what you call your "religious" or "spiritual" life - the bifurcation between "church" and home, or "church" and work.  It is epidemic today.  In true Christianity (what we call Christian Agrarian Separatism merely to point out the differences between what we see as orthodox and what we see as apostate), these things are all of one cloth.  Our minds and lives aren't fragmented (or are less fragmented?) into categories that are thought of or worked out separately.  The modern Amerikan religiousite tries to SAY that his work at the factory, in the cubicle, in the office, etc. is "holy", and he tries to dress it up as an outworking of his "christianity", because his "christianity" is merely the religious branch of a worldly life lived according to the rudiments of this world.

Enough of that.  Anyway, my point is that it becomes difficult to discourse properly with people who are still active and functional in the kingdom of this world when we use some of the same words but we mean completely different things when we use them.

Just a short rant, but read the sermons and I'll get back to work.

Your servant in Christ Jesus,

Michael Bunker

3 comments:

Sonya said...

Thank you for sharing. It is good to be reminded of the true gospel from time to time. ~Sonya

Sumo said...

Saw there were no comments posted, but thought I could at least respond with the fact that we are reading through these sermons in our home.

Manette said...

Michael,
I had never heard of orthopraxy but I looked it up and am learing about it. I also am rereading the series on the Gospel.

I am very interested in reading more about this subject and look forward to what you have to say about it.

I am currently reading Stephen Clark's chapter about Traditional vs. Technological Society in his book "Man and Woman in Christ". Is this in anyway the same thing?