Our sixth missional theology axiom is that the goal of our discipleship is not moral perfection or cognitive certitude. The goal of discipleship is divine union. Airtight theological systems nor perfect behavior are the goal of our salvation.
Salvation is being invited to participate in the life of the Trinity, and thus our growth in discipleship involves moving toward more active and intentional participation in that life! This is Part 1 of two podcasts we did on this axiom. We get a little mystical, talk about never winning the “Total Person Award,” and mention both Bill Gaither and Kathy Troccoli, somehow.
Here are the links to previous episodes in this series:
- Axiom 1: God is Always Present and At Work, and Why That Matters
- Axiom 2: Why It Changes Everything if God is Just Like Jesus
- Axiom 3: God Meets Us Where We Really Are
- Axiom 4: God Cares More About It Than You Do
- Interlude: Reviewing and Riffing on the First 4 Axioms
- Axiom 5: What God Does Through You He Also Does In You