Before we can ever change the world for the better, spiritual and intellectual views have to change. The fundamental problems of our age cannot be understood until we realize that the process of transformation embraces not only the spirit but thought itself. The third world has become a source of inspiration for theological renewal for some and ignored by others. It is through its utopian and prophetic character that will transform the world but this is a process that the forces of mammon want to suppress. The affluent nations are prevented from exercising the prophetic in liberation and transformation due to the delusions of gain. This is purely out of their desire to protect their priveledged status as being the children of a god that has granted them their prosperity. Their philosophical and theological tendency is pessimistic, the poor are considered less than what God would have them to be and as a rule, deny man as a being in the process of transformation.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:1-2.

We are not to be of this world, the kingdom of this world is not the kingdom of God. He is developing a new creation, a new kingdom and a new earth, nothing of the old can be transferred to the new. Our citizenship is in heaven. In order to bring us into this new kingdom, God must transform us and make us new creatures. Unless we are created anew we can never fit into the new realm. Jesus lives in me. It is to let him live and act within us that will transform us into his likeness. To know the power of His resurrection and glory is to believe in his victory over demons and the forces of death. Nothing in the universe will be able to resist the collective unity of the church in all of its fulness and splendor as we become the holy Bride of Christ. When enough people that have been transformed into the people that the Lord would have us be, come together and work together, all creation will also be transformed into the new kingdom. The world system needs to be transformed, not reformed. We need something else, not just something more.

All religion can transform but so can philosophy or positive thinking. What we are talking about here is a transformation according to the redemptive process through spiritual means, and I mean God's Spirit, not just any spirit. Jesus said that He was the "way, truth and the life" and that no one can come to the Father except through Him. That would sound like mere dogmatic assertions of man except that we must realize that Jesus was born of a sinless nature to become a sacrifice for all time, He came into this world through a virgin birth conceived by the Holy Spirit. No one else in history can boast of such a birth and through the teachings of the Christian faith, we find out that this is through a redemptive process to restore to us what had been lost to mankind in the garden of Eden. We are firm Bible believers here and the stories are not hard to believe once the theme of redemptive liberation is understood. The Old Testament stories were prophetic types which were fulfilled in the Christian Church. Moses and Joshua and Joseph and David were all types of Jesus as examples of deliverance, which is liberation and personal transformation. That is why it is so important to take the gospel message and preach to the world. This is our mission. The spiritual aspect of that is not found in any other religion.

Christianity is not just another religion, it is a way of life that has transformed body, soul, mind and spirit into a god-centric point of view through spiritual means. This transformation is something that cannot be denied from those that have undergone it, nor will we merely seek to find answers based upon the thoughts of our own understanding. That transformation will be Jesus actually living His life through us and putting his spiritual laws and desires into our hearts. What needs to be brought out is the redemptive source of history from a God-centric point of view: the liberation of man from the oppressive powers from the point of view of liberation through spiritual means. If it was left up to Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, it never would have happened, it was God through Moses that led them out.

Do you have faith? Now find the spirit. Bring the oppressed and the powerless into the liberty equation without compromise. Many Christians have yet to discover this and think only of the redemptive process without the liberation. What we have found in this group is what God is doing among many others, not to bring us to a new consciousness but in re-discovering that which has been given to us already from the beginning. Aligning with a purpose is a great and noble task. We are doing that in re-building the waste places, restoring the temple of God but as David teaches us, except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.
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