Friday, September 25, 2009

The Roots of WARSKYL, 3

Continued from "The Roots of WARSKYL, 2"

Since a very important aspect of the Great Commission entails a change in the culture of all nations, I want to draw a very important conclusion:

The more any culture follows Christ, the more it will resemble other cultures that follow Christ, and the less it will have in common with its non-christian roots.

Thus, the Kingdom of God is itself a civilization which transforms and draws into itself any and all cultures as they submit to Christ. We used to call this civilization "Christendom" (the domain of Christ), but the demise of Christendom has left a secularized "Western Civilization" in its place.

The concept of Christendom clears up some of the confusion about what constitutes a civilization (language, ethnic peculiarities, race, etc.). Christendom is/was that civilization which embraces any nation that formally acknowledges Christ as its rightful sovereign.

To be continued.

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