## Thursday, January 03, 2008

### Gems from the North (13) - Comprehensive Gospel

The Great Commission is comprehensive – as comprehensive as all the sins that engulf the world. Redemption is comprehensive – also as comprehensive as all the sins that engulf the world. Therefore, biblical theology is equally comprehensive. It must include the principles – laws – by which society can and must be reconstructed. Any theological system that abandons the very idea of such principles of social restoration has understood neither the comprehensive rebellion of modern autonomous man nor the comprehensive redemption offered to him (Millenialism and Social Theory p.259).
When Brian McLaren says that we need a more comprehensive gospel, Christians get stirred up. I find it hard to get excited, because I have heard it all before. Gary North said something similar in the quote above way back in 1990, but was largely ignored.