Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Carson on Deeds of Mercy and Gospel Proclamation

D. A. Carson reports on a recent discussion with pastor-theologians trying to answer this question:
Granted that we ought to be engaged in acts of mercy, what safeguards can be set in place so as to minimize the risk that the deeds of mercy will finally swamp the proclamation of the gospel and the passionate desire to see men and women reconciled to God by faith in Christ Jesus and his atoning death and resurrection?
Read the whole thing for some suggested answers.