Can we respond redemptively?
… When we understand the story of redemption, the gospel is the power of God for salvation. Individuals who have been freed from captivity can walk in God’s ways — and teach others to walk in his ways as well. If we fail to tell the true story of redemption, our “two-chapter” gospel is powerless.
People suffering in slavery want more than promises of a “happily ever afterlife.” They deserve more than that. Happily, God offers more.
We must accept Isaiah’s counsel, if we are to have any hope of turning our rapidly sinking society toward God. We must “Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.”
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