Sunday, August 03, 2014

Sadgrove & Wright: the family of God

Sunday, August 3, 2014
    If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
    —Galatians 3:29 (NIV)
    The Old and New Testaments never waver in their assertion that the promises of Abraham were for all the nations of the earth: physical descent from the patriarch is neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for salvation. But the theology of the Church is in no way weakened by this point; it is rather given more definite content. God’s way of salvation is to start a family; we are saved by belonging to it.
    ... Michael Sadgrove (b. 1950) & N. T. Wright (b. 1948), “Jesus Christ the Only Saviour”, in The Lord Christ [1980], John Stott, ed., vol. 1 of Obeying Christ in a Changing World, John Stott, gen. ed., 3 vol., London: Fountain, 1977, p. 68 (see the book)
    See also Gal. 3:29; Gen. 18:18; Ps. 72:17; Acts 3:25; Rom. 4:16; 8:16-17; Gal. 3:8; Eph. 3:6
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, all nations will praise You for Your salvation.
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