The word “bandwidth” has become a buzzword to refer to the time, resource and processing capacity needed to handle situations.
But bandwidth originated as a term to describe the transmission capacity of a computer network. Effective digital communication is made of a succession of links, each with its own bandwidth. If just one of these links is defective it gives a distorted signal.
The Gospel was transmitted flawlessly in its Hebraic context until the Roman Emperor Constantine became a Christian and declared it “improper to follow the custom of the Jews”. This unleashed the Christian persecution of the Jewish people. Like a defective computer link it gave a distorted signal to the Church, which as a result eventually cut itself from its biblical roots. Consequently the Church lost its capacity to handle its God given calling to be salt and light in the world.
This is why the Church has to reconnect to its Jewish roots if it is to recover its God given bandwidth. Only then will it fully operate in divine power to transmit God’s full message of salvation to the world.