Theology In Service of the Kingdom of God — NTW (Gupta)

The point of declaring ‘Jesus is Lord’ [according to Paul] was not…that one might feel happy about having made a crucial dogmatic confession. The point was to sign up under the banner of this kyrios, implicitly at least against all other claimants of that title, for the kingdom-work in which Paul and his colleagues saw themselves engaged. As I have said elsewhere, incarnational belief is the key in which the music is set, but the tune is the great, swelling theme of the inaugurated kingdom of the one God ~ N.T. Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, 733)

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2 thoughts on “Theology In Service of the Kingdom of God — NTW (Gupta)

  1. I liked “The point was to sign up…for the kingdom-work…” part.
    Conversion is much more than accepting Jesus Christ as one’s personal savior and becoming a member of the Church. It’s entering into a life of discipleship and mission.

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