The Church: Fallen and Rescued
October 13, 2018
The Church: Fallen and Rescued Gen 3:6; Jeremiah 31:31-33; Gal 5:14The plan was to reflect God’s glory through self-giving other-directed love. God’s kids were not faithful. Instead of self-giving, they became self-grasping: “the woman saw the tree and took of its fruit.” There was initialized pursuit of their own glory to be like God. Every earthly ill can be traced to this single Adamic defect. Today, all the problems of our world from interpersonal dis-ease, to racial strife, to international discords and strife, ALL find their root in self-grasping, the failure to embody the glory of God’s other-directed love. The new, rescued, restored family of God, the body of Christ, the church—personal and corporate, local and universal—is God’s plan to restore his glory of other-directed love.