Saint John Paul II
The New Evangelization
I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church’s energies to a new evangelization… No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples.
Pope John Paul II
John Paul II had big visions for the Church, recognized at the Vatican as “His Holiness, the Hope”, rather than “His Holiness, the Pope”. He believes all the Church’s energies should move toward the New Evangelization for the new millennium. One of the main focal points of John Paul II’s pontificate was the ecumenical dialog. The church could not enter the 3rd millennium in unity, and in his view, he believed the church had contradicted everything Jesus constituted. He called upon all Christians to come together and be united as One, under One God for the New Evangelization.
Mission of the Redeemer by John Paul II tells us the crisis of our engagement in mission is not the act of faith but the content of faith. We must be armed with a basic understanding of our faith in a renewed expression for modern times. Therefore, the Church needs a handbook for evangelization in terms of the content of the faith. Without a handbook for that work of proclamation, the Church can not engage in mission without having the gospel to proclaim.
Today, we must proclaim the gospel using a universal language of the truth people can easily understand, expanding into different cultures, history, and the creed of other faiths. This new expression of the gospel is the Christian Edition of the Tao Te Ching, titled Built For God for the New Evangelization. This handbook is an essential tool to clarify the gospel for our modern world. It’s shared universal truth will build new bridges between the churches and different religions of the world. It will unite us to begin a meaningful dialogue without emphasizing political or religious differences because the core principles share a common truth. The BFG handbook is not a different gospel but a presentation of the gospel that is new through its expression, through its methods, and through its ador. The BFG handbook is a necessary tool for the New Evangelization, making it even more pertinent by recent global events.