TRANSFORMATION AND LIBERATION
Paulo Frire, (1921-1997) famed Brazilian liberation theologian and educator, described the different segments of the church we experience today. “The ‘traditionalist church’ is owned by the elites and functions as a tool to implement their interests; the ‘modernizing church’ is the church of half measures, designed to appease the craze for development while maintaining the structure of privilege; and the ‘prophetic church’ is the church serving the interests of transformation and liberation.”
The true prophetic church is always the one that does not care for taking sides, meeting cultural demands, or interested in progressive theological ideas and changes without the full agreement of God in prayer. The prophetic voice is interested only in receiving and giving what has been heard and learned in silence and solitude from the Father. And it is often the case… the prophetic voice is misunderstood… but it is what is really happening or going to happen.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” Jesus