Central to the New Testament is that, through Christ, the boundaries of covenant membership have been openly extended to include both Jews and Gentiles – both those traditionally understood to be the ‘insiders’ as well as the ‘outsiders’ have been woven together to make one people of God. This thing we call church has always been about different groups learning to live together in harmony. We are living in an unprecedented period of time where the vision of Revelation 7 can finally be fulfilled – God’s throne surrounded by people of every nation, tribe and tongue!
Originally published in Intermission (July-August 2014)
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