Monday, June 25, 2012

The Mission of the Flagship

“But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me from God [the FATHER, see 1:7], to be a minister of Christ Jesus [the SON] to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the HOLY SPIRIT” (Romans 15:15,16).

The “why” behind the great flagship of Christian theology, the apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans: the overwhelming, glorious weight of the Trinity pushed Paul to write in unfathomably deep boldness toward the unity of the Church – we are all equally lost apart from the love of the Father, grace of the Son, and fellowship of the Spirit, and we are all equally saved in the Trinity, regardless of race, gender, background, all that we were before Christ. As the Trinity is One, the Church, too, is one.

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