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CN705 Reading Notes (3)

We think we are headed toward the future. The truth is, the future is headed towards us. And it's in a hurry. We also generally think that the present makes sense only in light of the past. Again, we need to check our thinking. The present makes clear sense in light of the future. We humans write history by looking at the past. God creates history ahead of time. He never forecasts. God always backcasts. He began with the end in mind. The future is always incipient in the present. Before the foundation of the world, the Lamb was slain. Calvary was anticipated in God's kiss of life to Adam. The cross gains dimension ailhouetted against the empty tomb. The empty tomb confirmed the invasion of the future into the present. When Paul encountered the resurrected Jesus, he realized the future had been fast-forwarded. That changed everything.

It still does.
(p. xiii - Preface)

Reggie McNeal, The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church


  • 正如林一峰話齋,閱讀,也是一種 state of mind。
  • 所以不限文字,還有聲音影像一切雜崩能東西,都在涉獵反思消化乾坤大挪移之列。
  • 看重的只有一個字:Insight


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