Very interesting post: click here to read the various answers. It’s very similar to ask what is the gospel or what is mission. As you read, notice three issues:
- Is the main message of the Bible to see Jesus/God ruling/reigning as King and Lord, or is Jesus mainly a Savior to save people from their sins? We should not bifurcate the two (yes I just said bifurcate), but is one aspect a function of the other?
- Is restoring/redeeming creation (not just people) included, or are people the extent of Christ’s work? Also, are “all the nations” in view?
- Is there an element of doxology, or is the storyline about human flourishing? (Again about the bifurcating.)
How would you answer the question? Sound off in the comments below.