Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ellul: that the Gospel might be proclaimed

Saturday, November 25, 2017
    Commemoration of Katherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century
    For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
    —1 Peter 1:24-25 (KJV)
    The Christian should participate in social and political efforts in order to have an influence in the world, not with the hope of making a paradise (of the earth), but simply to make it more tolerable. Not to diminish the opposition between this world and the Kingdom of God, but simply to modify the opposition between the disorder of this world and the order of preservation that God wants it to have. Not to bring in the Kingdom of God, but so that the Gospel might be proclaimed in order that all men might truly hear the good news.
    ... Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), The Presence of the Kingdom, tr. Olive Wyon, Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1951, p. 47 (see the book)
    See also 1 Peter 1:24-25; Matt. 5:9; Rom. 12:18; 13:1-5; 2 Cor. 13:11; Gal. 2:10; Tit. 3:1; Heb. 12:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Prompt me, Lord, to proclaim the Gospel in new places.
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