Sunday, June 26, 2011

3 Things

There's a lot going on in this post, but the main point is that "union with Christ" is the hub of the wheel of the Christian life.
The hub on the wheel of a biblical soteriology is union with Christ. And therefore, the hub on the wheel of the gospel – the good news that the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand in the person of Jesus Christ – the hub on the wheel of the gospel is our union with Christ. Not regeneration alone. Not justification alone. Not adoption alone. But union with Christ alone.
I've heard plenty of teaching that seems to boil the good news down to a few theological propositions one needs to accept, but what makes the good news "good" is that Jesus is available! Not dead. Not distant. Not merely an exemplar of the good, but alive and available, making possible what the Apostle John liked to call "life."

I also like Alan Knox's take on Hebrews 10:24-25. That verse is usually boiled down to an imperative about how you should keep going to church. Alan says it means a whole lot more.

And finally, wanted: notorious leader of an underground liberation movement

1 comment:

Lore said...

love this! thanks for point out the conversation happening over there.