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May 16, 2012 / MariaNews.com
“Time of the New Gentiles”
(By Armond from the God is Simple blog) - I’m part of a group of men who have been studying Pope Benedict’s two volume work, “Jesus of Nazareth”. We’ve been on chapter two of volume two for the past few weeks.
One of the interesting topics concerned the “time of the gentiles”. Israel would be saved, but only after the time of the gentiles had been completed. This is covered in three of the four Gospels. It is not necessary to be concerned with converting the Jews now ( however it’s not discouraged!).
As I commented during our last meeting, “God understands human psychology – the gentiles, who were put off by all the formalism and hypocrisy of Judaism, eagerly accepted the “free ride” provided by the Holy Spirit. This increased the negative reaction of the Jews to Christianity. But eventually, the Jews would become envious enough, of the joy and peace enjoyed by the Christians, to open up to the truth.”
That was then. But we have a new situation today. That ancient “Graffiti artist”, Satan, has done an “excellent” job of coloring anything Christian as distasteful, and thus made any direct evangelization impossible.
I was born in 1930 and although I had no religious education I was interested in reading the Old and New Testament, but definitely not in listening to anyone speak about it.
Today, he (Mr. Graffiti) has come up with such “slimy” disgusting colors that approaching the new gentiles at all directly is impossible.
LOVE is inventive! We need to come up with some new tools for evangelizing these beloved new gentiles.
We need to write a new “Bible”. (but PLEASE don’t call it that!)
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