Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The goal of history

This is the goal of all history, that at last the will of God shall be done, that at last the King will have an obedient people. “Ye are my people; I am your God.” This is the personalistic fundamental feature of the Biblical view of God. Certainly, as in every religion, “salvation” is important, but this “salvation” consists in unity of will with, and personal communion between, God and man. Everything else is secondary, or is merely a conclusion drawn from this truth.—Emil Brunner, The Christian Doctrine of Creation and Redemption, 298

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Unfortunately, that truth seems to have been lost, with the emphasis now being placed on "fixing" this world—whether from the right or the left. Yes, social action is important, although I would take issue with more than a few things that some are pushing—especially "christian nationalism," which is not Christian at all. But, far more important is why we were created in the first place: communion with God.
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