Tim Keller writes:

The gospel has been described as a pool in which a toddler can wade and yet an elephant can swim. It is both simple enough to tell to a child and profound enough for the greatest minds to explore. Indeed, even angels never tire of looking into it (1 Peter 1:12). Humans are by no means angels, however, so rather than contemplating it, we argue about it.

And in that he sums up my discontent about the atonement arguments and the Gospel disputes. Whatever Christians conclude and however we discover again what the Gospel is for the early 21st Century, it repudiates our message to fight it out like a deathmatch.

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