body of Christ, thesis, torture

It preaches!

This is me moving towards a conclusion in my thesis:

We will go the way of the German church in the face of Nazi Germany, into a fragmented, torturous death followed by generations of condemnation, if we do not find solidarity with the hopeless and raise the interruptive hope of the crucified God as a community. The church, the body of Christ, must move into death as the consequence of living the interruptive Jesus, or it will find a true death without resurrection. Jesus was tortured and we therefore seek out the tortured and oppose the torturers. This may mean the death of the church at the hands of the oppressor, but this death is a death that multiples the community and the community’s voice exponentially. The interruptive community sees a resurrection, unlike the traitor or coward who dies a thousand times.

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