THE JESUS MOVEMENT


The Jesus movement has been from everlasting (Ps. 90:2). Jesus was moving in the creation of the universe (John 1:3). Jesus was moving in Genesis 3:15.

More recently there was something called “The Jesus Movement.”

“The Jesus movement was a movement in Christianity beginning on the West Coast of the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s and spreading primarily throughout North America, Europe, and Central America, before subsiding by the late 1980s. Members of the movement were called Jesus people, or Jesus freaks.”

I don’t usually rely on Wiki for my information but they do a pretty good job on THE JESUS MOVEMENT HERE.

I grew up in Southern California and graduated from high school in 1976. Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa was a bit of a drive for me but I tried to make it there weekly for awhile. I guess one could say I was in the middle of it all. I have some great memories. On the other hand. many who were involved in the “movement” are not followers of Jesus today. Churches, including the one in Costa Mesa, have since had problems.

Despite the problems within many churches today, the Jesus movement continues. Many young people are seeing the vanity of life spoken of by the teacher in Ecclesiastes, and know there has to be more to life than the American dream. As a teen, I watched many “successful” adults spend their New Year’s Eve drinking themselves senseless. “This is how they celebrate life?” I questioned. I already knew the Gospel message as I was raised by great Christian role models. Being raised by great Christian role models doesn’t make one a Christian. I decided then to spend my life seeking the truth.

I studied major religions and weird stuff. I found that there was one message that dwarfed all others. Everything else seemed strange and, as I’ve learned more, everything else seems strangely the same. The message that continues to outshine, surpass, exceed, outclass, outstrip, outdo, top, and transcend any other is the one found in the Bible.

The Jesus movement will continue forever (Ps. 79:13)

Chris Reimers

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2 Responses to THE JESUS MOVEMENT

  1. Deborah Ann says:

    Onward Christian Soldiers 🙂 I too remember the Jesus movement and like you went off on my own to see if there was anything or anyone else to follow . . . all was indeed vanity! That was thirty plus years ago. It didn’t take me long to see the truth and I went back to being a Jesus follower . . . the difference is that I follow Him now with my heart . . . not just my head! ~ Have a blessed day with Jesus ~

    • Chris says:

      Hi Deborah Ann.

      Interestingly, this is the second time someone has mentioned “Onward Christian Soldiers” to me this week. I’ll have to put up a version of that song this week.

      It seems we have had the same experience that all Christians do; the heart and the head get in sync by the grace of God. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you have a blessed day with Jesus, too.

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