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Christianity is declining in the United States and one reason is that many outside the church view us as hypocrites. Let's not be hypocrites in this situation. Progressives have an opportunity to take a step forward
We are not freed from asking questions or wrestling with our faith, but our faith and the faith of the early Church strengthens us as we ask the tough questions. We are invited to ask questions like “who is my neighbor,” “will I go to Hell,” or “how can I love my enemy.” The questions posed and wrestled with by the early Church serve as guideposts for us today, and with the ongoing presence of God we can continue to do the work of God, even if we have not figured it all out yet.
What we miss in avoiding the tension between Thessalonians and Revelation is that while it may be hard in this life we have the confidence of knowing what happens at the end of the book: God wins. We win. Christ’s holiness wins over “failure and disappointment,” “separation and abandonment.”