Tuesday, April 19, 2011

And the response was...

After the golden calf incident:
“Although the mediator secures forgiveness from Yahweh for the people's rebellion, they do experience mitigated punishment. The people are not rejected and destroyed by their holy God but rather preserved because of God's gracious character and action...The remedy for sin is thus complex, involving the just punishment of a holy God, the passionate intercession of a mediator, and the merciful forgiveness of a gracious God. What is striking is the lack of emphasis on the response of the sinful community...—A Severe Mercy, page 48

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Ouch! The people are all about to die in the wilderness. But, before we throw stones, what will be our response to Christ's invitation?
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