Jim West has posted his take on Chapter 5 of Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? – “Judgment and Inclusion”.
Jim found several points of contention, but concluded by saying:
In sum, God both includes, and excludes. ‘Simply being human is not enough to claim membership in the family of God’ (p. 114). Though, Kirk goes on to suggest, we may all be surprised one day to discover who really is ‘in’ and who really is ‘out’. I concur.
I’ve engaged Dan’s work so intently because it deserves close attention, and not because I’ve found reading it unfruitful. Quite the contrary. I hope others will read it as closely because if they do, they’ll learn a good bit.
You can read the entire post here.
Dr. Jim West is Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at the Quartz Hill School of Theology and Pastor of Petros Baptist Church in Petros, Tennessee.
He currently blogs at “Zwinglius Redivivus“.