The Gospel of Plunder

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

-Colossians 1:13-14

Any great story involves a hero who finds him/herself amid a struggle, and finally, through adversity wins the day through the defeat of an enemy. Prior to the hero’s quest, this gallant needs to figure out a few things. Firstly, what side he’s on, secondly who’s the enemy and finally what does success look like. Today, there is, in fact, a story and we should recognize we’re part of that story as a Christian. If someone pressed us to describe what on earth we should be trying to do as Christians, what is our story, our response would be simple: We are plundering a kingdom. As a disclaimer, I’m not saying that we are killing people, nor are we looting like in certain cities but we are plundering by taking people from an enemies kingdom to another Kingdom in a sort of rescue mission. One of the problems today is that we don’t think in terms of kingdoms and we need to gain some insight regarding the kingdom to understand the story. We need to recognize what kingdom we represent, what is this kingdom that we’re supposed to ransack and what is the plunder?

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