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“The radical nature of the gospel” by Timothy Keller

“One of the signs that you may not grasp the unique, radical nature of the gospel is that you are certain that you do.”

–Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God (New York: Dutton, 2008), xi.

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“The smelling salts” by Timothy Keller

“Christianity is by no means the opiate of the people. It’s more like the smelling salts.”

–Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God (New York: Dutton, 2008), 113.

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“We will be brought into the feast” by Tim Keller

“Jesus, unlike the founder of any other major faith, holds out hope for ordinary human life. Our future is not an ethereal, impersonal form of consciousness. We will not float through the air, but rather will eat, embrace, sing, laugh, and dance in the kingdom of God, in degrees of power, glory, and joy that we can’t at present imagine.

Jesus will make the world our perfect home again. We will no longer be living ‘east of Eden,’ always wandering and never arriving. We will come, and the father will meet us and embrace us, and we will be bought into the feast.”

–Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God (New York, NY: Dutton, 2008), 104.

[HT: Of First Importance]

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