Thursday, February 23, 2012

How Does God Win?

God wins. Yes we know that. The Bible makes this clear. However you interpret the book of Revelation, this one fact is quite obvious. Jesus will return. He will be crowned as King and there will be a new heavens and a new earth.

God wins!

But here's the question for us: How does God win? That's the rub. Therein in seems to the questions that drives a hard line between different camps within the church. From my perspective it's really not about whether there is a hell and who will go there. It's really not about whether there will be a rapture. It seems to me that we are really dealing with our view of God.

It seems to me that there are a lot of people who want God to win the way we win today, by being bigger, better and stronger than our opponent. In other words we want a God that is different than the God revealed on the cross, the one who revealed perfect love. At least that's what John says in his first epistle.

How does God win? If Jesus on the cross reveals more about God than anything else, then how does God really win?

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