excellent Newbigin quote

Todd Hiestand has an excellent quote from Newbigin up this morning.

Here is the second half, but be sure to go read the first half too.

And we can also see that wherever the missionary character of the doctrine of election is forgotten; wherever it is forgotten that we are chosen in order to be sent; wherever the minds of believers are concerned more to probe backwards from their election into the reasons for it in the secret counsel of God than to press forward from their election to the purpose of it, which is that they should be Christ’s ambassadors and witnesses to the ends of the earth; wherever men think that the purpose of election is their own salvation rather than the salvation of the world; then God’s people have betrayed their trust.”

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One Response

  1. love newbigin. one of my favorite missiologists.

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