I’m confident you’ve come across this, but misperceptions occasionally rise over theological matters. A well-meaning colleague recently explained that the gospel is really about the future transformation of the cosmos. He asserted, “One day all that remains of creation will be upended in the glory of God.”
I recognized his position. Disappointments crush us and darkness remains. Undeniably, many splendid things will be revealed after Jesus’ second coming.
Yet, the gospel of the...Read More
First-century followers of Jesus grasped the relationship between miracles and gospel-proclamation. What's said and what's displayed are merely different sides of the same coin.
An example of this outlook is demonstrated in the Book of Hebrews. The text reads:
“This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by signs, wonders, and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to h...Read More
Only those intimately associated with Jesus will find their way into God's Kingdom.
People tend to complicate things, but salvation is only appropriated through one's covenantal identification with the Son of God.
By this, I'm referring to a willingness to pour your whole existence into Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.
In one transformative act of solidarity, He became our substitute. By the grace of God, men and women can be “accredited” with what Jesus did.