Thursday, February 05, 2009

Perspective on creation and salvation

Thanks to Kouya Chronicle for pointing to these enlightening thoughts on Christian commissions:
Failure properly to relate the Gospel Commission of the New Testament to the Commission of Genesis (the Creation Mandate) lies behind much of Evangelicalism’s current weaknesses and internal conflicts. The New Testament, when clarifying the radical nature of the gospel, appears at times to disparage the created order within which we now live. But this is to misunderstand it. The gospel must in fact be understood in terms of Christ’s restoration of creation, the supreme evidence of which is the resurrection of the body, rather than the immortality of the soul.
Yes, yes, yes. You can read Ranald McCaulay's whole essay, in .pdf format, here.


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