Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ponder: "Call the church to faith; do not throw her away."

"Your first charge is to remember that the occupation [of the world by the Evil One] itself is really a fraud. The Devil is a lie, not a power. God is in fact now the owner of all things, including our culture, including our church. Hence, the Church cannot be false in itself, although it can sin horrendously. The Church is Israel: “not my people” becoming “my people” in the power and promises of God (Hosea 1:9, 2:23; Rom. 9:25-6). I am more convinced of this than I was 13 years ago, when everything exploded in the Anglican Communion. Israel: at times focused, at times dispersed; sometimes entranced, sometimes suicidal; fervent, disobedient, and blasphemous. Israel, the Church, exists by the continuous promises of God and by God’s deliberate ordering, including his justice and mercy. Call the Church to faith; do not throw her away."

Ephraim Radner, Ministry in Enemy-Occupied Territory, Covenant 2 June 2016

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