The gospel is…the word about Jesus Christ and what he did for us in order to restore us to a right relationship with God. – Graeme Goldsworthy

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Your Angle of Vision?

What is your angle of vision? How do you review, assess, and interpret reality? What worldview glasses are you wearing and critiquing life through? One thing is for certain: you are not passively or neutrally doing this.

Consciously or unconsciously, belief systems rest on fundamental assumptions which decisively and comprehensively interpret all reality and life. Carl F. H. Henry, God, Revelation, and Authority, Volume I: God Who Speaks and Shows (Preliminary Considerations), p. 180

Are you looking at life through the lens of the cross of Christ? Are you gripped by the gospel? Or – while professing Jesus – is the angle through which you view life another ideology, philosophy, or theology? This is no small thing. Take time to think about this. It will determine how you spend your money, educate your kids, choose a church, choose a spouse, love your spouse, train your children, spend your free time, choose your entertainment, and – generally speaking – conduct your entire life (on a micro or macro level).

Let me encourage you to make Jesus and His gospel the lens or angle through which you see and live your life.

[Jesus Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. – Colossians 1:15-20, ESV

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