Monday, September 28, 2009
Somebody started up on something in the comments, and I wanted to put this up to sort of stop that. I'll talk through it later when I have time to give it the proper nuance, but for now let me say 3 things:
 Everyone in the church is not in the kingdom in the soteriological sense.
 All of the church is not in the kingdom in the eschatological sense.
 Every human being who has ever lived is either in the set "church" or the set "not church" in both the eschatological sense and the soteriological sense, but the set which includes "not church" but "kingdom" with regard to people is a null set.
I am sure that will have saved no one in the final account. But it needed to be said.
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