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So my mind trailed off on a little jaunt this morning in the direction of how the world might percieve some of our Christian idioms. It seems we have our own separate language at times, "Are you saved?", "Washed by the blood of the lamb?", and so on and so forth. The thing that bothers me is that we as Christians are more than ready to use our inside language with people who aren't Christians, AND EXPECT THEM TO UNDERSTAND US?! How do u think someone should react if you walked up to them and asked if they have recently bathed in the blood of a farm animal? I personally would turn around and walk the other way, swiftly. I think this whole separate language thing is cool on some levels and very dangerous on other levels. We need to think about what we say before we say it, especially to someone who has not spent time in our culture, which can be very exclusive.
So back to my title.
Here are a couple of factual statements according to the Christian faith:
A- Jesus was the Son of God.
B- We are all God's children.
So without any background knowledge I could deduce that Jesus is my brother.
But wouldn't that negate the idea that Jesus was the one and only Son of God? Heresy!
The bubble in which "we" live often needs to be popped. It would be interesting to have a taped conversation to play back in our minds as a reminder that we are living in the world...even though we are not of the world.
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