Monday, March 10, 2014

Resurrection and Repetance

How many times is the love of God explicitly mentioned in the book of Acts? 
Let that sink in for a moment. In all the sermons and speeches throughout 28 detailed chapters, not once do the Apostles mention the love of God. So what do they consistently and clearly proclaim? 
Resurrection and repentance. 
Unfortunately, neither resurrection nor repentance is central in the mindset of modern evangelicalism. Think about it. How often do those two words enter your head when asked to define or describe the gospel? We focus on the crucifixion, but overlook the resurrection. We love to talk about faith, but ignore repentance. 
Yet, there is no gospel without resurrection and repentance. 
The message of Acts is that Jesus has risen from the dead. This justifies His claim to be the Christ—not only the prophesied King of Israel—but indeed the Lord of all the world. As a consequence, He now “commands all people everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). The resurrection of Jesus Christ demands the response of repentance.
Read the rest.  Very important stuff here.  

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