The Old, old story

“”The story of the gospel is an old, old story and it doesn’t change. It’s the same because it’s rooted in the eternal word of life.” In other words, he’s [John’s] saying [in 1 John 1:1-4] that the Christian message wasn’t invented yesterday. It’s unchangeably rooted in eternity and therefore, there is a stability and fixity to the gospel message that is rooted in the pre existent word of life. So he immediately begins to address those who are bringing out new gospels and new spiritualities by saying, “Look, the truth is old as eternity, because it’s the Word of Life that we speak and it was from the beginning.” That’s the first thing he wants to say.” -Ligon Duncan


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