Thursday, November 29, 2007

Language of the Kingdom

Jared Wilson reminds us that the Kingdom of God is a counter-culture with its own language and concepts. Although we always should try to bridge the gap to the lost, we mustn't abandon the language of the Kingdom:
Some examples of words and concepts that are good, that we should protect because they belong to the kingdom counterculture:
-- grace
-- atonement
-- redemption
-- Gospel

Those are words and concepts that are fuzzy outside their home culture. The mistake we make is when we abandon these words and concepts as "not useful" or "no longer meaningful" rather than to put them to good use and lend them meaning by both teaching them and living them.


Blogger Jared said...

Milton, thanks so much for the link.

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.

6:40 PM, November 29, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Well, it was the first Thanksgiving I've ever spent outside of Tennessee, but several families from our church made us feel welcome in Pennsylvania. Hope yours was happy, too.

Thank you, Jared, for this and all the other strong posts at GDC. Peace.

4:59 AM, November 30, 2007  

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