08 September 2012

The relationship between the obediance of God's people and the triumph of God's cause

"Thus John Howard Yoder argues that 'the triumph of the right is assured not by the might that comes to the aid of the right, which is of course the justification of the use of violence and other kinds of power in every human conflict; the triumph of the right, although it is assured, is sure because of the power of the resurrection and not because of the inherently greater strength of the good guys. The relationship between the obedience of God's people and the truiumph of God's cause is not a relationship of cause and effect but one of cross and resurrection'".  From The Hauerwas Reader, 113 n. 7