I think that at the root of much “escapist theology” is a lot less of “I can’t wait to leave this place” and a lot more of “I’ve tasted salvation in part but I can’t wait to taste it in full.” It’s Romans 8:18-27. It’s eschatological tension, the already/not yetness of salvation.
And, in order to correct the false notion of “leaving this world behind”, I think it’d do us a lot more good to present correction not as “you guys have it completely wrong!” but as “this tension you’re feeling is real… but this is how God works it all out instead.”
You do not live with what happens to you. You live with what you tell yourself happens to you.Dr. Chris Green
Me and my fellow interns put together a youth conference that’s this week and it’s going to be awesome. We’re doing a pop/punk version of “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” And I am much excite
Blake. 22. South Carolina. xNFJ.
The more I learn, the less I realize that I know. And the less that I realize that I know, the more content I become with that fact.
All you need is love. And Love's name is Jesus.