Thursday, May 10, 2012

The mission

“In the Gospels the mission of the Messiah is to proclaim in word and deed the coming of the kingdom of God. The establishment of God's rule is seen as the overcoming and defeat of Satan and his rule, resulting in the deliverance of those held captive by him, whether through demon possession or illness or sin or through social marginalization resulting from the misuse of power. It thrusts Jesus into opposition against those whose activities contribute to injustice and a noncompassionate society.”—New Testament Theology, page 194

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Not a whole lot has changed, has it? The Christian is still going to find themselves standing against society—may we respond as Jesus did!
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