Imagine the conversation between an unbelieving Pagan in the first century and a follower of The Way:
Pagan: "I would like to know more about this Christ you speak of. Where is your temple?"
Christian: "We don't have one."
Pagan: "What? Then where does one go to meet with your God?"
Christian: "We are all the Temple of the Holy Spirit, so God meets with us wherever we are."
Pagan: "Hmm...then where do you conduct your sacrifices?"
Christian: "We have no animal sacrifice at all. Jesus became our sacrifice so that we could be free. Our only sacrifices are our own lives as we surrender to Him and His will every day."
Pagan: "Fascinating! I would love to meet your Priest to learn more about this."
Christian: "Well, I am a Priest."
Pagan: "You are?! But I thought you sold pottery in the marketplace? How can you be a Priest in this new religion?"
Christian: "You can be one also if you submit your life to Christ and place your trust in Him. We are all Priests of God."
Wasn't it a radically different system of faith that Jesus breathed into life 2000 years ago?
Isn't this a radically different system of faith than anything we have today?
Can someone explain to me why it should be different than what Jesus taught, inspired and promoted for His Church?