Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"The Reign of the King" (Chris Strevel)

"In our attempts to bring heaven to earth, we have truncated heaven and created a wasteland on earth. We have not really understood the historical implications of the King’s word at all. It is not nations based upon a fallen understanding of natural law. It is not universal tolerance so that the Christian faith will be barely tolerated. It is, "That nation and kingdom that will not serve me will be ground to powder" (Isa. 49:23; 60:12). It is, "Jesus Christ is the Prince of the kings of the earth," and, "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way when his wrath is kindled just a little" (Rev. 1:5; Ps. 2:10). In our efforts to sustain a dangerously diluted view of the reign of Jesus Christ, a reign that more resembles tired-out conservatism than Christian truth, we have blunted the King’s real message. This message has proven to be utterly powerless to hold back the rising tide of lawlessness."

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