Theology, Uncategorized

Warriors of the True King

warriors-of-the-true-king“As the living embodiment of the light of the nations, the ekklesia now offers to the world the promises of the God of Israel: salvation, justice, peace, and safety, as the prophets envisioned them. This offer of God’s salvation to the nations stands in stark contrast to the counterfeit offers of ‘peace and security’ from the Roman Empire. It is within the colonies of the heavenly Lord Jesus that real peace and security can be experienced now and guaranteed for the eschatological future. Paradoxically, the experience of this peace and security turns the community into a band of soldiers – not the emperors’ soldiers, but warriors of the true king, whose power comes from the armor of faith, hope, and love.”

– Michael J. Gorman, Cruciformity: Paul’s Narrative Spirituality of the Cross –

– Lucas G. Westman

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