Today I read a couple of posts. The first on not buying into an eschatological belief about politics is always something of an ever necessary reminder. If you read, also read some of the comments to get hold of what is / is not being said.
It is titled:
Dear Christian: If the Thought of Either Romney or Obama Getting Elected Makes You Fearful, Angry, or Depressed, You Have What we Call a Theological Problem
All political regimes are utopian. Communist, socialist, fascist, monarchic, and democratic. All of them.
A great reminder. Yesterday around 2 million were on the streets of Barcelona, calling for a divorce from Spain, independence and to become the next state of Europe. Maybe they have been wronged, maybe the current government is not moving in the right direction… maybe. I have my political views, but neither left nor right are right. All systems are fallen, and Jesus informed a certain Roman puppet that his kingdom was not of this domination system.
A good reminder too – I have some chapters in Revelation to finish!!!
The second is by Andrew Perriman entitled:
No other name by which we should be saved
An excellent post – as so often taking a different take on the issue because of a strongly narrative reading.
Here’s how it starts:
I am not a universalist. I do not think that the New Testament teaches that everybody will be “saved”, though it appears that the political landscape of the new creation will be more complex than we may have thought. The framing soteriological argument in the New Testament is not that humanity needs to be saved (in a universal present) but that Israel needed to be saved (in a particular past).
An excellent post and a reminder that I need to get back to a few comments on the issue I started with the blog ‘Between Extremes’.