The good news of the gospel is strange news—going against the natural impulses of human thinking and religion. It’s so strange and different that it has been called the “unreligion.”
In The Gospel-Driven Life, Mike Horton unpacks the strangeness of the Good News:
“In the biblical drama, all our expectations, assumptions, and cherished ideas are thrown into question. God the judge bears the sentence that his own justice demands. The offended party becomes the redeemer, even as he is subjected to further acts of the most heinous violence from those he redeems. The outcast becomes royal heirs, the outsiders become insiders and the insiders outsiders, those who thought they were righteous are in fact condemned and those who were beyond any hope of moral recovery are declared righteous. A strange story, indeed.” —Mike Horton, The Gospel-Driven Life, 64.
May we diligently guard against making Christianity just another story of human achievement. May we keep the Good News good; may we keep the Good News strange.