Thursday, March 05, 2009

New Gospel Tract


Apparently Campus Crusade rejected this gospel tract!


9 comments:

Steven Carr said...

I'm sure NT Wright has a book explaining how Christians eschewed the path of violence that set the Jews on a collision course with Rome.

C. Stirling Bartholomew said...

According to N.T. Wright (Climax pp. 238-243) God also had a wonderful plan for ethnic Israel, the Israel of the sarx. He claims that ethnic Israel was from the beginning intended as a place where God would focus the evil of the world, concentrate it in one place, so that he could demonstrate his rightousness against ethnic Israel as the vessels of wrath. Wright refers to this as ethnic Israel's "terrible destiny" which was a part of God's plan for ethnic Israel from the beginning (Climax p. 240).

Kurt said...

This is pretty much...HILARIOUS! I enjoy the humor and irony of it all. too often, we present Jesus as the problem solver, when in fact professing his Lordship can actually make life much more difficult. Images like this cause us to digg deep into our churches and ask difficult questions about the Gospel...

Steve T. said...

Oh my! That is very good. We are such pampered people that we forget how standing up to be counted as a Christian did cost people their lives, and does cost people their lives. Not quite the feel good Gospel of prosperity that so many want to dance to. Kudos

tootallburd said...

This may be how John the Baptist felt when he was in the centre of God's will about to have his head removed.... we have to be brave to follow the plan!

Paul L. Johnston said...

This leads me to the question about what is the gospel we are to present. CT had some articles last year on small/large gospel. Do you have thoughts on this question?

Should our presentation of the gospel be tied to the return of Christ and the judgment day, as Paul does in Acts 17:30-31?

Thanks for blogging,
Paul J

Andrew Faris said...

"Faris".

Not "Farris".

Not trying to be rude...it happens all the time.

Glad you liked it too!

I actually found it to be a legitimately good reminder of what we're called to, too. I always think of God telling Ananias that he would tell the newly converted Paul "how much he must suffer for my name."

Andrew

amy said...

Charismatic/Pentecostal groups tend to forget that the witness of the "church in Acts." I hear brothers and sisters say that they want to see the signs and wonders that the early church saw, and that the church today is validated when such signs are seen. I've never heard one of them say that the church will be validated when we see Christians used for tiki-torches on the White House lawn.

Bin said...

Nowadays, it is popular and dominant to use the Four Spiritual Laws to proclaim the Gospel among young generation and college students in China. I disagree because of what this gospel tract conveys. the god of Four Spiritual Laws is too small, too nice, too moderate, too user-friendly and too consumerist.