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February 28, 2004

Grace and the City

"In the city, you'll find many things that challenge your grasp of the gospel, many people that seem hopeless to you spiritually and morally. But if the gospel of grace is true, why would you think their conversion to be any more a miracle than your own?

You will find people of other religions and of no religion who are wiser, kinder, and deeper than you. Even after growth in grace, lots of Christians are weaker people than lots of non-Christians. But if the gospel of grace is true, why did you think that Christians are basically better kinds of people than non-Christians?

After a while these and other examples will begin to show you that, even though you may intellectually understand the doctrine of justification by faith alone, you functionally assume salvation by moral goodness and works.

Ministry in the city, then, will help you grasp the gospel of grace in powerful ways. You may even come to see that you spiritually need the city more than the city needs you."

--Dr. Timothy Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City

From the essay World Mission and the Global City, available in the book Looking Forward: Voices from Church Leaders on Our Global Mission.

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