Recognize the three major results of sin and their descriptions, the three “messages” within the gospel, and which result of sin and which type of culture are best addressed and understood by each “message.” (Sect. 44.1.2, 44.2, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 & 184.108.40.206)
The three major results of sin: guilt, shame and fear
44.2 The Gospel Message addresses all three results of sin Cultures can be guilt-based, shame-based or fear-based. • Redemption – addresses guilt • Reconciliation – addresses shame • Propitiation – addresses fear • Scripture that links all three: Romans 1:16-17, 1 Cor. 15:42-43
- 44.2.1 The Message of Redemption 220.127.116.11 Justification by faith 18.104.22.168 Character of God – justice 22.214.171.124 Legal language – penalty paid 126.96.36.199 Most understandable to those in Western culture and the Western church (e.g., The Four Spiritual Laws, Romans Road, and Steps to Peace)
- 188.8.131.52 Key passages: • Romans 3:21-26 21 But now
44.2.2 The Message of Reconciliation 184.108.40.206 Restoration to family 220.127.116.11 Character of God – honor 18.104.22.168 Relational language 22.214.171.124 Most understandable to Eastern cultures and the Eastern church
- 44.2.3 The Message of Propitiation 126.96.36.199 Removal of wrath 188.8.131.52 Character of God – victorious 184.108.40.206 Power language 220.127.116.11 Most understandable to those from animistic cultures Animism generally is a belief in numerous personalized, supernatural beings that are endowed with reason, intelligence and/or volition and inhabit both objects and living beings and govern their existences. For example, some tribal cultures of Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas are animistic.