You mentioned that you have become a devoted Christian; I’m very happy for you (but I have always known you as a true Christian). I think you have never really understood my Christianity. As I mentioned before I have always been this rebel that could never conform to anything and that also goes for organised religion. As you may know I was baptized in the NG church, but after my parents got divorced the kids at the church teased me about the divorce and I refused to go back to that church. I always thought of myself as nothing but a Christian but I was never confirmed in any church. However I was always searching for a spiritual home. After I met Klaus we started going to The Christian Community were we both felt that we had found our Spiritual home.
Let me tell you about my Spiritual home:
The Christian Community works towards a renewal of Christianity. Building free congregations, it unites people who wish to become Christians in a form adequate to our time.
In the centre of the religious life stands the new Communion Service - the Act of Consecration of Man (Sacrament of bread and wine, it indicates the ultimate aim of our life; to become true human beings). In its teaching, The Christian Community presents a world conception that recognises the Christ-deed as the central event which is decisive for the history and the future evolution of Mankind.
Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Spiritual Science, also known as Anthroposophy, was the essential teacher and helper of those individuals who founded The Christian Community. It owes its being to the spiritual world and its existence to the counsel and aid of Rudolf Steiner. In the age of natural science, it is Spiritual Science that provides the key for a new understanding of the living and working of Christ.
This is what I believe in after death and before birth:
The question of immortality is closely connected with the question of man’s existence before birth. Since it is impossible for man’s inner being to be destroyed through death, it is impossible that his inner being originates with the body. Man has an individual spiritual existence before his earthly existence begins (pre-existence). With the awakening of the body-bound consciousness, the memory of this existence fades away; death on the other hand brings about transformation of the earthly consciousness. The immortal struggles free from the mortal.
The task of the religious life is to reawaken and strengthen through prayer and ritual those forces of the soul that unite the human being with his divine-spiritual origin.