"The reign of God is in direct opposition to the Empire. In the political sense, if the world had to be operated on the principles of the reign of God rather than the principles of Empire, then there will be less a need for power and control, and more a sense of shared power or even a relinquishing of power. This is where Jesus’ kenotic act of emptying himself provides a glimpse of what the reign of God is all about (Philippians 2:1-11)."
Taken from from Council for World Missions Theology Statement.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about this quote. Do you think it fits with the message of good news of the kingdom of God that Jesus and His disciples preached from town to town?
Thanks Len for sharing this quote earlier on nextreformation.com.