Monday, February 09, 2009

Converting both saved and lost

Thanks once again to Kouya Chronicle for outstanding linkages. Here, for example, is a noteworthy message on conversion for both saved and lost:
A missional approach to the Bible reminds us that the message of the Scripture is for both insiders and outsiders to the Gospel message. The Bible is interested in converting all of its hearers. How does an “insider” need to be converted? Insiders need to be called constantly to realign themselves with ongoing movement of the Gospel into the world as God seeks those who are lost. In fact, the Scriptures are perhaps harder on the insider than the outsider. They constantly call for God’s people to live fully as the people whom they were created to be. What about the outsider? The Scriptures exist to invite the outsider to become an insider by aligning with God’s missional purposes in the world.
Amen. You can read Brian D. Russell's whole article here.

2 Comments:

Blogger nAncY said...

"The Church in the West is in decline. Even in the United States, the Church does not carry the weight that it once did in society. As the Church moves from a privileged place to marginalized status,..."

since no one can see who is really in the church, we do not have any way of telling how many are in the church at any given time. in this case one can not say that the church of Christ is in decline. threre may be change in what we do see, and the status in the world does not show how much power the church has. the church is spiritual and can not be measured by man.

6:34 PM, February 09, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Good points.

12:06 PM, February 10, 2009  

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