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Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we dress up for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, choirs, and seminaries? This volume reveals the startling truth: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is not rooted in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles.

Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence in the first-ever book to document the full story of modern Christian church practices. Many Christians take for granted that their churchs practices are rooted in Scripture. Yet those practices look very different from those of the first-century church. The New Testament is not silent on how the early church freely expressed the reality of Christs indwelling in ways that rocked the first-century world.Times have changed.

Pagan Christianity leads us on a fascinating tour through church history, revealing this startling and unsettling truth: Many cherished church traditions embraced today originated not out of the New Testament, but out of pagan practices. One of the most troubling outcomes has been the effect on average believers: turning them from living expressions of Christs glory and power to passive observers. If you want to see that trend reversed, turn to Pagan Christianity...a book that examines and challenges every aspect of our contemporary church experience. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Huggiworld | 2/19/2014

    " Great exploration for the modern church. "Every member functioning." Kudos to @FrankViola "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brock | 2/16/2014

    " Excellent! Really helps you understand why "church" is falling so short of changing people's lives on a continual basis. Warning: don't read this book if you don't want some deep seated beliefs to be challenged. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dan Krah | 2/8/2014

    " Fatally flawed in the realm of ecclesiology. One of the biggest problems the authors have is a lack of biblical understanding in regard to the difference between gift, office and maturity status. I don't think they have ever seen a fully functioning bible church with all the permanent church age gifts being equipped and applied and believers operating within their priesthood and the boundaries of their ministries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ben | 2/2/2014

    " Pretty meh. There's nothing ground breaking here. If you've read anything else recently about organic house churches and why they work or are relevant you've hard this all before. The author makes she reasonable points but comes off as so angry and ideologically driven at times that its hard to take the rest seriously. I don't age with much of his historical facts, but his conclusions are far from logically binding. "

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