An upcoming book by Dr. John MacArthur is definitely on my to read list in 2011.  It’s called Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ, and in it Dr. MacArthur deals with how the Greek word doulos has often been translated as servant when it is actually only used to mean “slave.”  With that understanding how should that impact how we see our relationship with Christ and what that means to our everyday lives?

I don’t think I would call the translation of the Greek word doulos as servant a conspiracy, but I do appreciate Dr. MacArthur’s emphasis on the word.  I do believe it does change how we view our identity in Christ.  I also would say this isn’t anything new, but it hasn’t been emphasized for a long, long time.  It’s about time.

HT: Deek Dubberly

Admin Note:  The following is a claim token so Caffeinated Theology can get listed in Technorati.

A9T5Q3FC4TWP

Caffeinated Thoughts provides free news and commentary on culture, current events, faith, and politics, and we are dependent upon readers like you to keep us going. Please consider becoming a monthly patron or making a one-time donation. Every little bit helps!

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

Christ’s Call

In church today, my family and I attended Grace Church on the…

The Shield of St. Patrick

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Many who celebrate don’t have much of a…

The Chicken or the Egg: I Choose Chicken

An interesting but usually fruitless discussion is to consider which came first, the chicken…

The Wisdom of God

Shane Vander Hart continues with his series on God’s attributes at Grace…