Posted by: michaelhanegan | May 2, 2009

Newbigin on “Election”…

“The doctrine of divine election has fallen into disrepute because those who were chosen and called (“the elect”) so often saw themselves as exclusive benficiaries of God’s choice, rather than as trustees on behalf of all the nations. But this disastrous misundertanding, so manifest in the story of Israel and in the life of the church in all generations, cannot negate the fundamental truth of the doctrine of election. It is God who chooses, calls, and sends.”

— The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission

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