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Blacks and Latinx folks need a Christianity that's more comprehensive than "Great Commission Christianity" (GCC). Cosmic Redemptive Christianity doesn't have to figure out, "is _______ issue a gospel issue?" (which is such a odd question to even pose in the first place).
Because this is The Gospel--"The good news of God’s saving work in Christ and the Spirit by which the powers of sin, death, & judgement are overcome and the life of the new creation is inaugurated, moving towards the glorification of the whole cosmos"--
Cosmic Redemptive Christianity doesn't need to justify "social justice" b/c rooting out the devil's work "wherever the curse is found" advances the Kingdom of God. The Resurrection is about restoring the cosmos not just individuals to later become evangelists & "disciple-makers."
While "GCC" is chasing its tail trying to figure out if fighting racism, poverty, etc. are "gospel issues" at conferences & on podcasts, Cosmic Redemptive Churches, e.g, the black church, are working to bring people to communion w/God & are purging evil out of their communities.
And that purging is not for the purpose of "having a gospel witness." They are purging evil simply because evil needs to be purged. It's tied to a cosmic redemptive eschatological hope for the new earth, not the utility of church planting or evangelism(which aren't bad pursuits).
This is why "Great Commission Christianity"(GCC) churches using phrases like "The Gospel and ____" will never have large numbers of blacks & Latinx Christians. GCC's understanding of the gospel is non-covenantal, non-Trinitarian, & confuses/conflates the Kingdom with the church.
It's not worship style, confessing pass racism, nor having minority staff--it's a deficient theology written by people who've had the privilege of not needing God's cosmic intervention in recent social history. Disagree after reading Wolters/Van Groningen. amazon.com/Creation-Consu…
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