Paradigms : From the Distortion of Knowledge to the Clarity of a Relationship with God
Jesus came into a culture saturated with a religiosity which perpetuated heavy burdens that were crushing mankind, but through His teachings, life, and miracles, Jesus challenged us to change those paradigms. Bringing a dead person back to life seems simply impossible; the mere suggestion of loving our enemies and blessing those who curse us sounds absurd and contrary to everything that is natural to us. Associating with sinners and prostitutes is considered unacceptable, yet Jesus did all these things to demonstrate that ours is a paradigm that is obsolete. As time has gone by, believers have slowly moved backwards embracing and accepting as normal the same rancid paradigms of religiosity Jesus confronted, even though Jesus demonstrated the inefficiency of the paradigms of old and introduced the ones that rule over the Kingdom of God, which His disciples embraced and enjoyed. The challenges of the 21 century make a demand upon believers to make changes in our lives, but not just outer changes in the way we do things, but inward changes such as becoming aware of the valuable inheritance that is set before us, and returning to the essence of love, honor, hope, freedom, power, and the presence of God. PARADIGMS is a book that brings hope and will especially refresh the souls of those that are tired of dealing with legalism and rejection, and are thirsty for the freedom that exists where the Spirit of God is.
- Paperback | 234 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 13.46mm | 362.87g
- 08 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white