Nov 17, 2013 4:31 AM GMT
Before a theology can go universal/cosmic, it needs to at least be successful at an ethnic level, then a national level. Jesus’ theology failed at the Jewish people level. They rejected him leaving him wanting to put his arms around them like a chicken does its chicks. Second, Jesus’ theology failed the nation of Israel. In less than 75 years, Jesus’ message brought a nation to ruin. It wasn’t able to take off the yoke of Rome peacefully and it wasn’t able to succeed against Rome during the Revolt. Jesus’ message did not create a Son of Man empire ruled from Jerusalem. The jump from local Jesus to cosmic Jesus is flawed.