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The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Monday, July 23, 2007
Exactly!

Nice quote from Ellul (HT: Doug Wilson):

"Thus the Lord himself is going to substitute his work for man's, and he will build lasting cities, different cities, the true cities of Judah, cities which will be under another sign and controlled by a power other than Cain's" (Ellul, The Meaning of the City, p. 27).

Its worth adding that these redeemed cities will be the work of redeemed people who will be doing God's work empowed by the Holy Spirit. This in part is what redemption is for.

I will have to take another look at Ellul's book sometime. I read the opening chapters when I was writing Plowing and found it pretty bleak...