Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Message of the Apostles

The apostles understood that the end of the ages was upon them and that the judgement was just around the corner (Acts 17:30-31). And so they didn't rise up on Sunday morning to explain that there were interesting perspectives in this word that you might choose to adopt if they happened to fit in with your faith journey. They didn't canvas the various options and perspectives that might shed light on what this word actually meant. And they didn't provide a verbal commentary, detailing some of the idiosyncrasies of biblical Hebrew. They preached that God's king had come and that today was the day to repent.

-- Phillip Jensen, The Archer and the Arrow, p.31

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