The Gospel of the Resurrection

Richard Hays offers a few of the implications of proclaiming a resurrection gospel:

…if we deny the resurrection, we will find ourselves turning inward and focusing on our own religious experience as the matter of central interest. That is what some of the Corinthians were doing, and it has also been the besetting temptation of Protestant theology since Schleirmacher. This inward turn can take the form of pietistic religion interested only in soul-saving, or it can take the form of “New Age” religion interested only in cultivating personal “spirituality.” …The gospel of the resurrection of the dead…forces us to take seriously that God is committed to the creation and that God has acted and will act in ways beyond our experience and external to our subjectivity.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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