Contruction work in God’s Kingdom
Over at [InterVarsity Press], Dan Reid has a blog post about [building the kingdom of God]. In particular, who exactly is supposed to be building it? Hint: it ain’t us. I think he makes a good point. Read the full article at:
And don’t get scared off by the “that way lies [pelagianism]” line in
the first paragraph… it is a pretty readable posting. There is a great
[Karl Barth] quote at the end.
A tip of the hat on this one to [Andy over at Think Christian]. He
> Acts of Christian service should be understood as “signs and
> anticipations” of God’s Kingdom—important actions, but they do not
> themselves constitute the Kingdom, which is God’s alone to bring
> about… if you think about it, it’s a pretty important distinction:
> is it our job to bring about God’s Kingdom? Does that distinction
> change the way we go about doing acts of Christian service (and does
> it change the type of service we should focus on)?
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