I ask the question because many have reached the erroneous conclusion that the Christian faith is weak, passive, and powerless.
Note that I say Christian faith and not Christianity because if one equates Christianity with contemporary Christian institutions and organizations then one may well be justified in the discernment that Christianity is indeed weak, passive, and powerless.
Worse, one can readily observe that all nearly all forms of organized Christianity have submitted to and are complying with global totalitarian evil. What does this say about organized Christianity and its relationship to power?
Those who see the Christian faith as weak, passive, and powerless misunderstand the latent power within the Christian faith. They pine for something more robust and vigorous -- something more testosterone-laden. Hence, they abandon Christianity altogether and set out to find power in other spiritual possibilities. Excuse the vulgarism, but they essentially yearn for a god "with balls". Hence, the current interest in neo-paganism.
The small but growing interest in neo-paganism is a response to the question at the top of this post. Those who seek neo-pagan spiritual solutions to our current challenges certainly believe the worldly power that crucified Jesus was more powerful than Christ.
This is an error of the most grievous kind. Nevertheless, it does shed light on the need for Christians to re-examine and re-think their attitudes towards power lest they fall into passivity, despair, or mistakenly wander down the same dead-end road. Nikolai Berdyaev once noted that:
"Without a radical and spiritual transformation of our attitude towards power, in awareness and in action, we will remain in a condition of servility."
Our attitude towards power -- about what it truly is and what it truly does -- has rarely been more critical than it is now.
So, ask yourself -- Who was more powerful? Jesus or the worldly power that crucified Him?
Your answers will reveal much about your attitude towards power and, possibly, the work you still need to do personally.