Wednesday, October 26, 2005

salvation


"So maybe salvation isn't something we ' get' and then consider the option of joining God in his grand mission. Salvation is what we experience and spread in the process of joining God in his grand mission. Of course this is not a works/earning/self-justification thing-it's all about God's grace from start to finish. But the focus moves from me to God, from my plan for myself to God's plan for the whole world (not just 'wonderful' plan for my life'?!)"
- Brian McLaren

What do you guys think?

10 comments:

Jeffrey said...

I think he drank too much!!!

Jeffrey said...

just kidding! I really like how McLaren takes emphasis off "my personal ticket to heaven" and recovers salvation in the context its found, God's narrative. There is a mission God is on to recovering His creation and the entire work, the entire restoration should be in view when we speak of salvation. Excellent!

Paul Morgun said...

I like it alot...

YootguyMark said...

I like his pespective. I have preached this point for sometime. We need to stop thinking about us and start thinking about others. If salvation is actually salvation then we should jumping out of our shorts to give it away and share it with others. This is our madate as Christians isn't it. Praising God by sharing his good news?
Thanks Paul!!

md

Incoming... said...

that shifts 'salvation' from the cross to the sermon on the mount in someways. if Jesus way is the best way we are redeemed to God by following the best way. won't it be great if the rest of the world could tell from the way we lived that Jesus way is the best way.

Jeffrey said...

"in someways" is a good way of putting this. The cross has to be a part of this. The cross confirms the life of Jesus, it completes the work he began with his life. Perhaps Jesus' life taught us how to live and Jesus' death taught us how to die?

Incoming... said...

i like that jeff
yeah there is no way to walk away from the cross as crucial to faith (pun intended) but we may have almost issolated the cross as the only thing involved in redemption and i think that we have left people with a pretty shallow faith...
take up the cross focuses us on obedience

Jadon said...

That's why I think that we need a three-dimensional form of faith. That is, one part focuses on the life of Christ, another part the sacrifice of Christ, and finally the deliverance of Christ.

To wit, salvation consists of life, sacrifice and deliverance.

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