Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Salvation In Time, Not an Escape From It

The pagan corollary to a "spiritual salvation" is salvation as an escape from history, indeed, from the rest of creation. If Christianity means anything its meaning must be present in history. This is why the Bible is so material and historical. God's goodness comes to us in history, from creation, through covenant and finally in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. It is material, historical, and a legitimate Christian theology will never disavow this. This means that the salvation won in Christ is not an escape from history, but takes creation and its history into God. Herein lies the transformation of resurrection, and this for everything that is.

1 comment:

Stephen James Bloor said...

This is a great simple summary of some really important stuff.