Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Countless thoughtful people are now so disgusted with the marriage of bad theology and hypocritical behavior by the church that a new Reformation is required in which the purpose of religion itself is reimagined.
Meyers takes the best of biblical scholarship and recasts these core Christian concepts to exhort the church to pursue an alternative vision of the Christian life: Jesus as "Teacher," not Savior Christianity as "Compassion," not Condemnation Prosperity as "Dangerous," not Divine Discipleship as "Obedience," not Control Religion as "Relationship," not Righteousness
This is not a call to the church to move to the far left or to try something brand new. Rather, it is the recovery of something very old. "Saving Jesus from the Church" shows us what it means to be a Christian and how to follow Jesus' teachings today.