Christianity Through the Ages

“13th century byzantine mosaic of the Jesus Christ (known as Christ Pantocrator) in the Hagia Sophia temple in Istanbul, Turkey”

History shows that when the church uses the tools of the world’s kingdom, it becomes as ineffectual, or as tyrannical, as any other power structure. And whenever the church has intermingled with the state, the appeal of the faith suffers as well. Ironically, our respect in the world declines in proportion to how vigorously we attempt to force others to adopt our point of view. Philip Yancey

More to come soon.