Quotes (925)

Edmund Clowney’s statement here regarding politicizing of the Bible is very relevant for today:

“The Exodus Event is often appealed to by the advocates of a “liberation theology.” They wish to redefine the Christian doctrine of salvation to center on political liberation. They call Christians to take up arms against oppressive regimes in the name of Christ. (Usually the oppression they wish to resist is from right-wing rather than left-wing regimes.) They criticize the church for “spiritualizing” the exodus, making it an analogy for salvation from sin rather than an instance of social and political liberation.”

- Edmund Prosper Clowney Jr.

(1917 – 2005)

From: “The Unfolding Mystery – Discovering Christ in the Old Testament”, 1988, P&R Publishing, pg 96. Former president of Westminster Theological Seminary 1966-1984

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Quotes (925)

  1. I am listening to a series taught by Clowney and Keller in 2003, “Preaching Christ in a post-modern culture” I think it’s called. Both do an excellent job of helping one understand how to rightly reveal Christ in all of Scripture.

  2. Great quote, Bro!

    “They wish to redefine the Christian doctrine of salvation to center on political liberation. They call Christians to take up arms against oppressive regimes in the name of Christ.”

    Does this remind you of Communism at all?

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