All have seen

All the ends of the earth
have seen the salvation of our God:
sing joyfully to God, all the earth. – Psalm 98:3

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Matt Kennedy on knowledge of God vs. saving knowledge of Christ

This comes from a Facebook status update of Fr. Matthew Kennedy, an Anglican priest in New York, from about a week ago.  I found it worth deserving more attention and thought, and have thus taken the liberty of posting it here.  I think it's likely that you will find it stimulating further reflection, and that it's worth coming back to from time to time.

The NT logic is: saving knowledge of Christ alone leads to a true knowledge of God.  Problems come in contemporary universalist/inclusivist thinking when that logic is reversed so that it becomes: any kind of knowledge of God = saving knowledge of Christ.  Scripture never goes there. People are to be drawn to God through the proclamation of Christ because without Christ there can be no saving knowledge of God.

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