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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 

Radical or Plodding? Jesus or Paul? Platt or DeYoung? Yes!

Paul wrote:

17) Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. 18) Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision. 19) For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God. 20) Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called. 21) Were you a slave when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.) 22) For he who was called in the Lord as a slave is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a slave of Christ. 23) You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men. 24) So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God. - 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

Jesus said:

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19) Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20) teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28:18b-20

So do we remain where & as we were/are, or do we go to the nations?

In this interview, David Platt talks about how American Christians should live radical lives sold out to Jesus.

Kevin DeYoung writes that instead of a revolution we should learn to be ordinary & plod obediently with God day by day. (I cannot recommend this article more highly)

So are our lives marked by radical living or by church-attending plodding?

So who's right? Paul or Jesus? David or Kevin? The answer is YES!

For a healthy, helpful interaction on these views, see Kevin DeYoung's book review of David Platt's Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. At the end of the review, Platt is allowed some space to respond to DeYoung's assessment of the book & movement.

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