Concordia Theological Monthly

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The Christian Hope

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christian hope, world council of churches, evanston conference, faith

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The general theme of the second assembly of the World Council of Churches at Evanston was "Christ, the Hope of the World." The theme of this essay is related to the message of Evanston. It bids us take note of the fact that we are to deal with the concept "hope" as qualified by the word "Christian." The world also has hope, or rather, hopes; for it has no single, well-defined aspiration. The hope of the world is materialistic, this worldly, earth-bound. But the hope of the world is illusory. It has no solid basis, no tangible object or goal. It is a Christless hope.


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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 15:19; Ecclesiastes 9:4; Romans 4:18; John 20:29; Romans 15:13; Hebrews 11:1; 1 Peter 1:21; Ephesians 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:13;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars