This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Is missionary activity valid?

When trying to discern whether or not Christian missionary activity can be legitimate, we need to ask first if it is legitimate in principle; and, if so, we then need to examine the nature of missionary activity in the present day and ask if this activity is a valid application of that principle. As to whether or not missionary work is valid in principle, it should be obvious that it is, since this is how a new revelation must propagate throughout its providential sphere of expansion. That is the objective side of the question, but there is also a subjective side, in that missionary activity constitutes a valid vocation for a select few, and therefore demands expression in the world if these few are to be enabled to realize their possibilities. And so we can see that missionary activity has a positive aspect in that it is objectively necessary for the expansion of “the message,” and is also subjectively necessary for the development of individuals called to the missionary way.

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