Themelios 34.1

Themelios_34.1.jpgIn der Ausgabe von Themelios 33.3 schreibt Don Carson im Editorial:

The apostle Paul writes, »Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind« (Rom 12:2). Elsewhere he tells the Corinthians, »We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ« (2 Cor 10:5).

Thinking differently from the »world« has been part of the Christian’s responsibility and agenda from the beginning. The language Paul uses intimates that this independence of thought will not be easy. The assumption seems to be that the world has its own patterns, its own structured arguments, its own value systems. Because we Christians live in the world, the »default« reality is that we are likely to be shaped by these patterns, structures, and values, unless we consciously discern how and where they stand over against the gospel and all its entailments, and adopt radically different thinking. More: our response must not only be defensive (Rom 12:2), but offensive, aiming to »demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,« aiming to »take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ« (2 Cor 10:5).

Neither Scripture nor experience suggests that this will be an easy task …

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Kommentare

  1. Alexander meint:

    Ron, die neueste Ausgabe ist 34.1, April 2009: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/publications (mit einem ebenso lesenswerten Editorial von Carson (-; ).

  2. @Alexander: Danke, da bin ich wohl ziemlich umnachtet gewesen. 😉 Ich habe es, so gut es geht, korrigiert.

    Liebe Grüße, Ron

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