Friday, June 18, 2010

We have been Rescued

We live in a world gone wrong.  While the news confirms this reality we also feel it intensely in our guts: things are not what they should be.  Christianity doesn't candy coat this reality, but it explains the reason why, and that reason is because this world is under the influence of Satan.  We are trapped in a great cosmic war.

With that in mind consider what N. T. Wright wrote;
Jesus exploded into the life of ancient Israel--the life of the whole world in fact--not as a teacher of timeless truths, nor as a great moral example, but as the one through whose life, death, and resurrection God's rescue operation was put into effect, and the cosmos turned its its great corner at last, and the cosmos turned its great corner at last.  All worldviews are challenged to the core by this claim (Simply Christian, p. 140).

This world, and our very lives, are not what they should be, but in Christ Jesus we have the promise of better things to come.  Why do we have the promise of better days?  The apostle Paul wrote; For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins (Colossians 1:13-14; NLT).  We have been rescued, now what are we going to do?

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