Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Newbigin: part of Christ's mission

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Feast of Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, Teacher, 1153
    Commemoration of William & Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912 & 1890
    But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
    —2 Thessalonians 2:13 (NIV)
    To be elect in Christ Jesus, and there is no other election, means to be incorporated into his mission to the world, to be the bearer of God’s saving purpose for his whole world, to be the sign and the agent and the first fruit of his blessed kingdom which is for all.
    ... Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998), The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1989, p. 86-87 (see the book)
    See also 2 Thess. 2:13; Rom. 8:23; 9:11-12; Jas. 1:18; 2 Pet. 1:10; Rev. 14:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may I be a sign to others.
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