Gehard Forde on Relevance


“The gospel of justification by faith alone is never relevant to this or any age.  It is the end of the age, the end of the old, the death of sinners.  God is not merely out to change, or even to convert old beings.  This is not like a new paint or remodeling job.  Faith in Christ is a death.  God is out to put the old being out of its misery once and for all.  Faith is not like choosing a new coat, or even a set of values.  I it being chosen.  And being chosen for the Old Adam and Eve is a dying because it means that God takes charge.  But it is not just a death; it is also a hope of resurrection, a being grasped by a new life of love, hope, and care.”

Gehard Forde “A More Radical Gospel


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