Over the last couple of months I’ve been blown away with something that has just simply struck a chord with me.
It started with picking up a book of my brother’s whilst he was moving house – Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola. Now I’ve read something along the same lines before (Houses that change the World by Wolfgang Simson) but this book certainly smacked me in the face and made me wake up and smell the coffee.
For a long time now I’ve wondered why I felt so stifled by the structures of the traditional church, why I was so uncomfortable with the performance/spectator based Sunday morning services. This book looks into the origins of traditional church practices and how many of them have their origins in pagan rituals and not in the New Testament. In fact many of the churches traditions stem from Constantine and his creation of “Christendom”.
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