Saturday, December 05, 2009

Where does the gospel start

Ben has a nice post "Where Does The Gospel Start?" I think he maybe actually got this from someone else, but anyway... I agree with the idea that 'sin' is not the proper starting place. Like Ben said here:
It starts with the Trinity, and it starts with creation. Before sin entered the picture, The Triune God created the entire universe out of the sheer overflowing of his self-giving love. Then sin enters the picture, and not just as individuals breaking God’s laws, but also as human brokenness, oppression and war, earthquakes and tsunamis, depression and despair. What God has come to do in Christ, then, is renew all things, dealing with sin in all its complexity, and restoring creation to its original intended purpose.

I recommend clicking the above link and reading the entire thing.