Biblical Theology of Mission: NT

(This continues my posts about the mission of God. See my previous posts about Missio Dei and Biblical Theology of Mission: OT). But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as …

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Biblical Theology of Missions: OT

If we are to understand the mission of God (Missio Dei, see last month's post), we need to study what God has said about it. God has revealed himself, his purpose and plan in the Christian Scriptures. As Christopher Wright observes, "The only concept of mission into which God fits is the one of which …

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Missio Dei

This Latin phrase emerged "in Protestant missiological discussion especially since the 1950s, often in the English form 'the mission of God'" (The Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions, p 631). The term sought to anchor missions in the Triune God of the Bible. David Bosch defines it as: God's self-revelation as the one who loves the …

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