Jesus Christ for Today's World

Jesus Christ for Today's World

Jesus Christ for Today's World

Jesus Christ for Today's World

Synopsis

Moltmann formulates necessary questions about the significance of Jesus the Christ for persons today. He offers a compelling portrait of the earthly Jesus as the divine brother in our distress and suffering and points to the risen Christ as the warrant for the 'future in which God will restore everything...and gather everything into his kingdom.'

Excerpt

Anyone who gets involved with Jesus gets involved with the kingdom of God. This is an inescapable fact, for Jesus' own concern was, and is, God's kingdom. Anyone who looks for God and asks about the kingdom in which 'righteousness and peace kiss one another' (Ps. 85.10) should look at Jesus and enter into the things that happened in his presence and that still happen today in his Spirit. That is obviously and palpably true; for who is Jesus? Simply the kingdom of God in person.

The two belong inseparably together: Jesus and the kingdom of God – the kingdom of God and Jesus. Jesus brings God's kingdom to us human beings in his own unique way, and guides us into the breadth and beauty of the kingdom. And God's kingdom makes Jesus the Christ, the saviour and deliverer for us all. So if we want to learn what that mysterious 'kingdom of God' really is, we have to look at Jesus. And if we want to understand who Jesus really is, we have to experience the kingdom of God.

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