The Five Watersheds of History & Theology
The Five Watersheds of History and Theology takes a fresh look into 21st Century Christianity in light of cultural distortions and the Kingdom of God. The Bible is the bestselling book of all times and is used as the source document of Christianity. The Bible has touched cultures all over the world and has been the substratum for both the Roman Catholic church and the Protestant Church. The challenge facing the 21st century church attrition rate and the decline of interest in attending church, particularly in Europe, Australia, and North America has led to many becoming atheist or pursuing other religious perspectives. Why are so many revisiting their commitment to the Christian faith? Many people today approach Christianity, and now the Bible, with great skepticism due to the great racial and cultural divide that is associated with Christianity. The Five Watersheds of History and Theology explores how the, once polarizing, Christian faith has lost its impact over time in spite of having such powerful historical roots. This book examines how the central theme of the Bible, “The Kingdom of God,” in its Jewish context, which was the original context in which God chose to communicate His message, lost its cultural influences and context. There are five watersheds (an event or period marking a turning point in a course of action or state of affairs), that have totally reshaped the message of the Bible and the scriptures, and has distorted the biblical view of God, Romanization, Europeanization, Colonization, Westernization, and Americanization of the Gospel. These Five Watersheds have made tremendous impacts upon the Christian faith-- some positive and some negative. You will learn how the faith was formulated and distorted through socio-economics, politics and race; and what necessary amendments are needed to our current approach to the faith.