“Anthropological Insights for Missionaries

Paul G. Hiebert  

Shawn Bateman, Misionary to Argentina

May 29, 2018

Anthropological Insights for Missionaries

Scripture must be understood in the light of Jesus Christ. He is the center to which all revelation points. The Old Testament finds its fulfillment fulfillment in him, and the New Testament bears witness to him. As Son of God, he is the perfect representation of God. And as Son of man, he is the perfect communicator of God’s self-revelation to humans. Christ therefore becomes our exemplar, and his incarnation is the model for our mission. Not that we can save the world, but, like him, we must seek to identify with those to whom we go in order to bring to them the Good News of God’s salvation in ways they can understand.

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