“When Jesus confronts the world” by D.A. Carson

“When Jesus confronts the world some kind of explosion can be expected; for Jesus and the world are very different, frankly opposite in their purpose, character, values, and aims.

The world is essentially self-centered; Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many (Matt. 20:28). The world is in active rebellion against God; Jesus always pleases His Father (John 8:29).

The world is time-bound and temporary (cf. 1 John 2:15-17); not so Jesus or His kingdom or the person who does His will. The world needs saving, and Jesus comes to save His people from their sins (Matt. 1:21).

The world needs judging, and Jesus is the Son of man who comes when least expected and passes the entire world under review (Matt. 24:36-25:46). Jesus and the world are bound to clash with each other.”

–D.A. Carson, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and His Confrontation with the World (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978/1987), 153.

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Filed under Christian Theology, D.A. Carson, Jesus Christ, Quotable Quotes, Sermon on the Mount, Worldliness

One response to ““When Jesus confronts the world” by D.A. Carson

  1. thank you friend. now off to study more about Him…miss you

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