Ethic Marked by the Cross

“His baptism is the inauguration and his cross is the culmination of that new regime in which his disciples are called to share. Hearers or readers may choose to consider the kingdom as not real, or not relebant, or not possible, or not inviting; but . . . no such slicing can avoid his call to an ethic marked by the cross, a cross identified as the punishment of a man who threatens society by creating a new kind of community leading a radically new kind of life.”

—John Howard Yoder, The Politics of Jesus

[from the frontof Mere Discipleship by Lee Camp]

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