I didn't plan it that way, really, I didn't! But this excerpt sure dovetails nicely with the Pinnock excerpt earlier today. Think God's trying to say something here?!
Monday, May 19, 2014
There's still more to it...
Thus when we limit salvation to only a spiritual concept, when we think of salvation only as the saving of some soul which has a separate existence of its own apart from the person’s total being, we no longer have a full-bodied biblical salvation, but a disembodied view of salvation. This is not how the Hebrew Scriptures talk about God’s salvation, nor is it how the Synoptic Gospels talk about Jesus’ saving works. Biblical salvation is liberation for the whole person, both materially and spiritually.— Shalom, page 49 (emphasis original)