Friday, June 25, 2010

Adopted into a new culture

Interesting thought:
“The Christian inherits the pilgrim principle, which whispers to him that he has no abiding city and warns him that to be faithful to Christ will put him out of step with his society; for that society never existed, in East or West, ancient time or modern, which could absorb the word of Christ painlessly into its system … not from the adoption of a new culture, but from the transformation of the mind towards that of Christ”(Walls 1996: 8).

My thought is, Christians are pilgrims who have been adopted into a new culture, that of Christ’s. This should put us out of step with all other cultures but in step with one another. Just wondering what you think?

Walls, Andrew E. The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission of Faith. Maryknoll, N.Y: Orbis, 1996.