Monday, October 13, 2008

Back to the basics?

I have become increasingly convinced that I need to look and listen to the gospel more and more in my life. I have been slowly reading through The Gospel and Revelation by Graeme Goldsworthy.

A couple of quotes stand out...
  • "The gospel is the only means we have of beginning, continuing and persevering in the Christian life."
  • In contrast to that: "[Many have] the idea that the gospel is the gateway to Christian experience, and thus to eternal life, but once we enter that gateway we move on to another more solid reality by which we progress."
He closes the chapter by reminding believers:
  1. Christ is the meaning of Creation.
  2. Christ is the meaning of the Old Testament Covenants and Law.
  3. Christ is the meaning of prophecy.
  4. Christ is the meaning of Christian existence.
  5. Christ is the meaning of the Second Coming.
Good reminders to begin the week!