Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pattern for our lives set in the Miracles of Christ

The renewal of Christ’s salvation ultimately includes a renewed universe… Christ’s miracles were miracles of the kingdom, performed as signs of what the kingdom means… His blessing was pronounced upon the poor, the afflicted, the burdened and heavy-laden who came to Him and believed in Him… The miraculous signs that attested Jesus’ deity and authenticated the witness of those who transmitted the gospel to the church is not continued, for their purpose was fulfilled. But the pattern of the kingdom that was revealed through those signs must continue in the church… Kingdom evangelism is therefore holistic as it transmits by word and deed Christ’s promise for body and soul as well as Christ’s demand for body and soul.

– Ed Clowney

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