Monday, September 8, 2014

Salvation (Marcus Borg)

Happy Monday! As you continue to reflect on worship from yesterday, what are your responses to this quote?

To be saved is to be delivered/rescued from that which ails us. Salvation is also about more than deliverance and rescue: to be saved is to enter into a new kind of life—a life covenanted with God, the central theme of both the Old and New Testaments. Salvation is about deliverance and transformation.  
--Marcus Borg, Speaking Christian


Anonymous said...

I wasn't 'awake' yesterday enough to comment. This quote reminds me of the cartoon like book we studied about 2 1/2 years ago where the repetition of God's rescue of the Israelites dominated the whole narrative. Delivery from Pharaoh was just the best example of all since it involved freedom from so much. njpl

Jeremy said...

As well as offering them/us the opportunity for transformation, personally and as societies, eh?