Friday, September 30, 2011

It's Not ABOUT Us...the Gospel is FOR Us

Donavon Riley shares these thoughts from R. Scott Clark: 
The heart of the Gospel isn't about us. The heart of the Gospel is Christ for us (Christus pro nobis). This was the essence of Paul’s message: that Christ came for us, to do for us what we couldn't & wouldn't do. He obeyed. He was crucified. He was raised. He is ascended. He is returning. The medieval church turned the Gospel into a message about what Christ is doing in us, by grace, in sanctification & about what we must do to do our part in order to benefit: cooperate w/grace. The good news is that we have no part, not in this story. We’re recipient. We’re beggars; we’re not contributors to the story.

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