Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Praxis counts

Disciples benefit from the servant-Jesus’ death as cleansing from sin and imitate it as loving care for others. Both Jesus and John see these two aspects of his death as inherently inseparable. The gift is also demand. There is no cleansing without discipleship, no vertical relationship without horizontal relationships, no atonement without ethics..— The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, page 46 (emphasis original)


That's my 2 cents! said...

Hi James,

That is really an amazing analysis! God led me to the same conclusions after my internal struggles with condemning a prostitute, I knew from my work at a soup kitchen. She was still practicing the trade even though she was HIV positive. I was full of "righteous"anger and condemnation. After God worked in my heart, to show me my sin of condemnation, he was able to show me his love and his power to overcome her lifestyle and sin.

One of the great lessons God taught me was that there are some things he can only teach us when we reach out to others. It takes relating to learn about how broken we are and how our relationship with God is broken as well.


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