Thursday, March 20, 2008

Great Perspective on the BLT Issue

Thabiti Interviewed on Black Liberation Theology

It's easy to see how the thing most needed — the gospel of the Lord Jesus
Christ — is neglected, and in neglecting the gospel other important but
secondary needs also go unmet, or are temporarily met in the most superficial
and impermanent ways. If you lose the gospel, you lose everything. But if you
have the gospel, even if everything else seems to be going to hell in a hand
basket, you still gain everything. As Jesus says, "What does it profit a man to
gain the whole world and lose his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for
his soul?" I fear that many have sanded off the sharp points of the Lord's
questions by assuming that gaining the world in an economic or political sense
is the same as keeping your soul. And it's that basic confusion that ends up
making the church irrelevant spiritually and temporally.

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