Lesslie Newbigin

Lesslie Newbigin

The missionary calling has sometimes been interpreted as a calling to stem this fearful cataract of souls going to eternal perdition. But I do not find this in the center of the New Testament representation of the missionary calling.More Lesslie Newbigin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Petroc, Abbot of Padstow, 6th century Wherever the missionary character of the doctrine of election is forgotten; wherever it is forgotten that we are chosen in order to be sent; wherever the minds of believers are concerned more to probe backwards from their election into the reasons for it in the secret counsel of God, than to press forward from their election to the purpose of it, ... that they should be Christ's ambassadors and witnesses to the ends of the earth, wherever men think that the purpMore Lesslie Newbigin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mission begins with a kind of explosion of joy. The news that the
rejected and crucified Jesus is alive is something that cannot possibly
be suppressed. It must be told. Who could be silent about such a fact?
The mission of the Church in the pages of the New Testament is like the
fallout from a vast explosion, a radioactive fallout which is not lethal
but life-giving.More Lesslie Newbigin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It has never at any time been possible to fit the resurrection of Jesus into any world view except a world view of which it is the basis.More Lesslie Newbigin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The necessary precondition for the birth of science as we know it is, it would seem, the diffusion through society of the belief that the universe is both rational and contingent. Such a belief is the presupposition of modern science and cannot by any conceivable argument be a product of science. One has to ask: Upon what is this belief founded?More Lesslie Newbigin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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