Friday, July 22, 2005

More thoughts from camping

First we had a great time.

I came across a section in the Last Word that detailed different thoughts about Hell. I liked Newbigin's idea. I'll quote it here:
Leslie Newbigin proposes a unique understanding of election (to service, not privilege; to mission, not just salvation; to be agents of the salvation of the whole world, not receivers of a salvation denied to the masses) that leaves the issue open. In fact he suggests that it is improper and disobedient to try to speculate on the eternal destiny of others. Our approach, he implies, should be predicamental: we should focus on ourselves-believing, following, doing the will of God, joining God in his mission, coming to the light, ect.

(page 103)

I like the idea. Its not our place to focus on who's in and who's out. It just isn't.


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