The Gospel is a Dragon-Fight

Dads tell adventure stories.  Even if it’s bed-time stories, there are  heroes and heroines, challenges and quests– and almost always a dragon or a monster to overcome .  

So, in honor of Father’s Day, this great quote reminds us that the greatest Story of all– the gospel is our heavenly Father’s adventure story:

“We fell into sin as a race because we were beguiled by a dragon (Gen. 3:1). God promised to send a warrior who would crush the seed of that serpent (Gen. 3:15), and He has done this in Jesus Christ. In sum, the gospel is the story of a dragon-fight. The serpent of Genesis is the dragon of Revelation (Rev. 20:2), and we are called to rejoice that the dragon has been slain. In contrast, we have reduced the gospel to four basic steps toward personal happiness, and we are much farther from the truth than our fathers were when they told their glorious stories. This is another way of saying that dragon-lore is truer than therapy-speak.”

— Doug Wilson, Future Men

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