Salvation

Charles Scriven writes:” my whole point thus far is to question the individualistic conception that, whether assumed or explicitly set forth, has always dominated Adventist thinking about salvation. this does not change for a moment the importance of such familiar metaphors of salvation as reconciliation, forgiveness, over death through resurrection. the point is that whatever the healing God intends, it is healing not of solitary persons but persons in society, persons whose lives cohere with other lives in common life, in the community. he goes to further write: ” healing takes place-the healing, that is, of person linked together in common life- when we link our own destinies with the destiny of the crucified and resurrected one…we experience salvation today at just the point of solidarity with Christ…solidarity with Christ means discipleship and discipleship mean compassion. compassion expresses itself in many ways, of course. one of these, I have said, is evangelism… another is political engagement. ” Use book Charles W. Teel’s “REMNANT & REPUBLIC ADVENTIST THEMES FOR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ETHICS”, Bible Concordance, and Bible only (no books or electronic/internet access)to type a minimum 1 and 1/2 page essay follow the procedure below: 1. define salvation 2. Interpret the passage by Dr. Scriven. whether or not your definition agrees with Scriven’s understanding of salvation. why or why not? 3. develop an account for the apostle Paul’s rhetorical strategy (in his letter to the Galatian believers) 4. quotations from three different articles among the resources (see above) 5. explain how your understanding of salvation relates to the other major themes and concerns that global Adventist Christianity values. 6. share the metaphors which you use as synonyms for salvation and what those analogs capture in the personal, social and cosmic dimensions of our broken experience.

 

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