The salvation of God overturns the economy of this world.  Whereas the world’s economic system depends on each one of us paying our debts, the economy of God’s Spirit involves the forgiveness of debts.  Whereas the world’s justice system involves our getting what we earn or deserve, the justice of God liberates us from the guilt and shame accompanying our actions.  Whereas our humanly constructed economy depends on barter and exchange, the divine economy involves merely calling on God in repentance and receiving both the forgiveness of debts and the free gift of the Holy Spirit.  God’s way of doing business is contrary to the ways of the world.

Amos Yong
Who Is the Holy Spirit? (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2011), 22

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