The full news about the Cross…

“We tell people that the cross means we are forgiven. Jesus has paid the penalty of our sins. And that Jesus’ resurrection means we will have life after death and be with God in Heaven. That has been our message. But it has retained only two dimensions: we have neglected the Good News about the Kingdom in the here and now. The powerful experience and explanation of the inbreaking rule of God, in which people were being set free from sin, sickness, and spiritual oppression and even the spirit of a nation was being changed, has been largely lost. We’ve replaced it with a much more individualistic message about freedom from guilt and fire insurance after we die.” – Rick Richardson, Reimagining Evangelism (InterVarsity, 2006)

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