Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Social Obligations of the Gospel

It is an exciting time in the church today. I really think more and more pastors and church leaders are understanding the horizontal as well as the vertical implications of taking up the cross of Christ. Here's an interesting article by Mark Buchanan. He writes...
"In short, I'm learning the social obligations of the gospel. A redeemed people, living Christ-like lives in a broken world, ought to reclaim that broken world here and now. The atonement of Christ and the indwelling of the Spirit will always be the sole remedy for personal sin. But the church of Christ, empowered by the Spirit, will always be part of the remedy for the world's sin. God entrusts you and me—God's new creations—with the ministry of reconciliation. It's you and me through whom he makes his appeal (2 Corinthians 5:18–20)."

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