We have misunderstood Paul, badly.
We have read his words through our own set of assumptions. We need to begin with Paul’s world view, to see things the way he saw them.
- What if ‘original sin’ was never part of Paul’s thinking?
- What if the idea that we are saved by faith in Christ, as Luther argued, was based on a mistranslation of Paul’s words and a misunderstanding of his thinking?
‘Over the centuries,’ writes Steve Chalke, ‘the Church has repeatedly failed to communicate, or even understand, the core of Paul’s message. Although Paul has often been presented as the champion of exclusion, he was the very opposite. He was the great includer.’
‘Prepare to have your mind expanded and your spirit stretched.’ Lucy Winkett
‘Pulsing and brimming and overflowing with life . . . This book is going to set so many people free.’ Rob Bell
‘Accessible and readable . . . fascinating.’ Pauline Muir
Steve Chalke MBE is a Baptist minister, the founder and leader of the Oasis Charitable Trust, and the author of more than fifty books.
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