Love One Another, As I Have Loved You [John 13:34-45]
Definitions — Christ-ianity: the Preaching Of Our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in The Gospels. Christ-ianity: the Teaching of The Church as recorded in The Catechism.
Why did thousands of people –
Become Christ-ians –
See Acts 2:41, Acts 4:4, and Acts 6:7 –
After Jesus’ Resurrection?
The simple answer is –
These Early Christians –
“…..they that gladly received His Word…..”
Acts 2:41 KJV [King James Version] –
After Jesus’ Resurrection –
Saw how –
The First Christians, –
The 120 who were with Jesus –
During His life-time, –
Acts 1:15, —
Loved one another.
 Lived in Community –
Acts 2:44, Acts 4:32 [KJV].
 Shared all they possessed –
Acts 2:44-45, Acts 4:34-35 [KJV].
 Were Selfless; not Selfish:
Their Monies held in Common –
Acts 2:44, Acts 4:32 [KJV].
 And, this wealth Redistributed –
“…..unto every man according as he had need.”
Acts 4:35. Also, Acts 2:45 [KJV]
These First and Early Christians –
 Were Equal –
One to another.
In Christian Community –
No one is Superior; no one Inferior.
Please see previous post at
http://www.Christ-ianity21c.com/practicing-Christ-ianity-marketplace-trinitarianism-not-monotheism-24-25/ for context.
Not only did these –
First Christians and Early Christians –
Live together in Christian Equality; —
They worshipped together –
In Christian Equality –
Our Lord deliberately did not establish Church; –
Instead, set up Ecclesia:
Where Men and Women are Equal.
Where no wo/man is leader –
[As the Protestants and Evangelicals contend] –
But, the Leader of each Ecclesia is –
Love. Community. Equality:
These are the hallmarks –
Of The Trinitarian Christ-ianity –
That Our Lord –
And, not just Preached, –
But, Practiced –
Among The First Christians –
The 120 who constituted His first Followers –
And, which Practice attracted the thousands –
And, multitudes, —
That comprised The Early Christians –
Acts 2:41, Acts 4:4, and Acts 6:7.
But, Love, Community, Equality –
Did not last long.
The Apostles and Paul were all Businessmen –
And, starting AD 35 / See Acts 6:1-7, —
Just 6 years after His Crucifixion, —
The fundamental elements of Capitalist Business –
Competition, Individuality, Hierarchy –
Replaced all that was Jesus, —
All that was Christ-ian.
Christ-ianity was replaced by Capitalism.
Trinitarianism by Monotheism.
Selflessness by Selfishness.
Christianity as Service was replaced by Christianity as Business.
And, the fruit of Christianity As Business –
The Capitalism that The Church fostered –
Not militated against —
Sits right before our eyes.
The word used by President Donald J Trump –
During his Inaugural Address 01/20/2017.
From Peter and Paul –
Through Rex Tillerson and Donald J Trump –
Have brought us to this unhappy pass.
A new breed of Businessmen—
Will have to rise –
Not only revitalize The Economy –
But, also, —
The single best Hope –
For our Divided land.
Fortunately, such a new breed of Businessmen –
They are –
The largest group of Believers –
In America, today.
Who do not believe in the Religion peddled by The Church –
But, do believe in the Spirituality of Christ.
And, in Christ, —
The Old will Renew us, again.
And, as in those early days, —
Will become Christ-ians: —
Affirm the primacy of —
People, not Profits.
And, thus, establish –
The Kingdom Of Our Lord Jesus The Christ On Earth.
The eventual triumph of Trinitarianism over Monotheism.
Love of Man; not Lust for Money.
Egbert F “Burt” Bhatty has worked 30 years as an Analyst at the American Embassy, New Delhi, and at British [Dunlop] and American [Chase Manhattan] multinationals. He is a Certified Catechist. Holds a 3-year [part time] Certificate in Foundations For Christian Ministry.
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