Dallas Willard: “…the good news of the presence…”

“When all is said and done, ‘the gospel’ for [some preachers], and others on the theological right is that Christ made the ‘arrangement’ that can get us into heaven. In the Gospels, by contrast, ‘the gospel’ is the good news of the presence and availability of life in the kingdom, now and forever, through reliance on Jesus the Anointed”    –  Dallas Willard

Think about it;  Jesus hardly ever depicted Himself as bringing a door into heaven where there was not a door before.   It just wasn’t His focus.

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