Monday, July 02, 2007

Probably the most insightful comment on contemporary evangelical drift?

The following quotation from Neibuhr appears on a few occasions in David Wells' books. It is the gospel story of choice once you have become disaffected with the redemptive one that focuses on Christ's substitutionary sacrifice.

It is not difficult to see how the marketeer's evangelicalism might begin to resemble the old liberalism, the gospel H. Richard Neibuhr once described as consisting in:

A God without wrath

bringing people without sin

into a kingdom without judgment

through a Christ without a cross.

David F. Wells, God in the Wasteland, p. 82

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