Saturday, March 01, 2008
Scot McKnight on the Robust Gospel
Over at CT, Scot McKnight has an excellent article on the The 8 Marks of a Robust Gospel which is well worth a read. In fact, I strenuously urge all of my students to read this article.
In particular I liked point # 2:
The robust gospel places transactions in the context of persons. When the gospel is reduced to a legal transaction shifting our guilt to Christ and Christ's righteousness to us, the gospel focuses too narrowly on a transaction and becomes too impersonal. We dare not deny transaction or what's called double imputation, but the gospel is more than the transactions of imputation. The robust gospel of the Bible is personal—it is about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. It is about you and me as persons encountering that personal, three-personed God.