This was only mentioned in the last post, but deserves to be elaborated more. The first authority we all recognize, whether we agree with them or not, is our parents. From our parents, we learn to walk, talk, and socialize. From our parents, we learn about our holidays and the foods to eat. We learn about what things are right and wrong. We learn about food and the right way to eat that food. We learn about God and how to worship God.
Whether we want to recognize the power our parents have or had on our lives or not, we cannot deny the impact they made upon us.
Whether Christian, Jewish, African, or Japanese, our parents set the social expectations and habits into our lives when we were very young. It doesn’t matter that our parents are good or bad. It doesn’t matter that our parents are wealthy or poor. They could be members of the finest country club in town or drunken thugs, we still learn to love our parents and respect their opinion. Whether our parents treated us well and gave us everything we needed or wanted to become successful, or beat us senseless and for no reason at all, their affect on our life is undeniable. They molded us into the people we’ve become.
The finest public and true example of a Radical Christian is depicted in the movie “Breakthrough.” Nowhere in the movie will you find “Radical Christian” mentioned. The only way to know who, or which parent, is the Radical Christian is to see who was the agent that prayed to God and received the miracle in response to the prayer. In addition to that, you will notice that this prayer did not quote a single scripture or cry out in Jesus’ name. The prayer was a heart felt plea to God Almighty for the life of a mother’s son. This boy wasn’t even a natural son, but the adopted son. This was one loving, caring, and passionate woman’s plea to God to bring life back to the boy she loved and raised.
The movie is based on a true story. The photos of the real family are shown at the end of the movie. Every fact depicted in the movie can be verified. The most extraordinary being the fact that a child was under ice and water for 15 minutes, then without a pulse for the next 45 minutes. Immediately after the mother pleaded to God to give life back to her son, his heart resumed beating. But this is still only the first part of the movie and since there is much more to the story, I’m not going to spoil the rest of it for you.
This is the kind of Radical Christianity that the world needs to witness. The mother was a committed and loyal church attendee. She had issues just like every one of us. She loved her son and her family but had problems with her teen age son. She loved the people in her church and participated in church functions, but didn’t really get along with everyone. In other words, she was just like any other person going to church today.
So you see, Radical Christianity and religious Christianity looks no different to a church Christian. The difference is in the relationship with God. Yes, her relationship with the pastor may change, but that is no guarantee. Her relationship with other people may also change, but again, there is no guarantee. In this particular case, the mother’s relationship with people did change because of her adamant trust and faith, but I’m not going to reveal how it changed. You just have to see the movie “Breakthrough” to find out more.
Without regard to the denomination you or I associate ourselves, what do you think will happen to our nation if more Christians would demonstrate God’s goodness and love in the manner depicted in this movie? Do you believe that every denomination will take notice if more of their own followers become Radical Christians and demonstrate God’s power in their lives? Do you believe that every denomination will benefit and more people will repent of their logic and reason against God’s love and seek to know Him personally and powerfully as well? Will that be a good reason to believe that more unbelievers and maybe some radical Liberals may take notice and convert? Only time will tell, but that is the hope for this author and blogger.
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This is the kind of example parents can give their children. This also teaches children that God is real and even parents need to recognize God’s authority in their lives. And in return children need to recognize that the parent’s real authority comes from God and also comes by love. This is the real and truth authority parents have over their children’s lives, and it is an awesome and humbling responsibility to bear.