Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Sterile Christianity...?

Read these strong themes of salvation today in Resist the Powers...

There is nothing as sterile as a Christianity that seeks to benefit only its own...

"Jesus has rightly been described as a Man for others. While He lived for the sake of the kingdom of God, this kingdom was to benefit all. It meant reconciliation for the alienated. Forgiveness for the sinner. Empowerment for the poor. Hope for the disillusioned. And, finally the transformation of the whole world." (Ringma, C.)

"We are liberated, not to make ourselves happy, but to live effectively, to be in the world, to go everywhere bearing liberty." (Ellul, J.)

Sterile Christianity - no thanks!

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