Elected to bless the nations

HT: Peter Kirk, Gentle Wisdom

Election needs to be seen as a doctrine of mission, not a calculus for the arithmetic of salvation. If we are to speak of being chosen, of being among God’s elect, it is to say that, like Abraham, we are chosen for the sake of God’s plan that the nations of the world come to enjoy the blessing of Abraham […]— Christopher J.H. Wright, The Mission of God’s People

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  1. Posted April 10, 2011 at 7:09 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for the link. This Wright can be awesome!

    • Posted April 10, 2011 at 7:14 AM | Permalink

      I agree, Peter. He’s quickly made his way up my preferred author list. I read his book “The God I Don’t Understand” a year or two ago and was enthralled. I’ve downloaded the Kindle sample of “The Mission of God’s People” and hope to read the whole thing soon.