Last week i noted that In terms of influence the Jews were only a footnote in history compared to other civilisations like Egypt, Greece, Ethiopia, Hittite, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia.
In fact Jewish racial laws and customs would not have even allowed them to trade, or exert much cultural or political influence over their neighbours, let alone the known World. Neither were they ever known for their conquest or military might.
Furthermore, theologians and historians argue that Jesus’ ministry spanned only between two to three years. Even his cousin, (John the Baptist) was more widely known and respected than Jesus.
So, how did Jesus a little known carpenter, who started his ministry around the age of thirty, who was largely seen as an agitator, who was so unpopular so much so that the people opted for the release of Barrabas when they had the choice. How did Jesus go on to leave such a legacy?
The simple or lazy answer will be: God’s providence. However, the same could be said about the French Revolution or even the Arab Spring.
Join us this Sunday as I crystallise my talk on the Core Teachings of Jesus within the series: God was in Christ.
3pm – 4:30pm
The Parish Hall
St John’s Sidcup,
Kent DA14 6BX
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