Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A sad turn of events

When legal holiness became the foundation for our idea of God, the biblical story was reframed in terms of law, guilt, and punishment. God is holy (legally speaking). We have failed; there must be restitution. The story of Jesus' coming and death then followed this larger story, and his death was understood as God's punishment for our sins.— The Shack Revisited, page 130

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And that was a very sad change! It affects our theology to this day here in the west...
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