Christianity: The Servant Church

CHRISTIANITY

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Behold, I make all things new.

—Revelation 21:5

In Bethlehem of Judaea, most probably between 9 and 6 B.C., a son was born to a carpenter of Nazareth and his wife. For 20 centuries men have proclaimed this event to be the turning point in the history of the world—that God mysteriously became man in the lowly person of an itinerant rabbi whose life ended in crucifixion, a death reserved for slaves and rebels, on the orders of a despotic Roman procurator.

Scripture says that Jesus Christ, this carpenter's son, triumphed over death's...