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    Justification and the Cross

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    Justification and the Cross

    Post by ManOfPeace on August 17th 2012, 12:00 pm

    A careful, substantial, and thorough examination of Romans 5:12-21 and the related passage in 2 Corinthians 5:8, 9. The central question is how or in what sense was all humanity involved in Christ's death on the cross. Is it a matter of incorporation or beneficiary linked with faith? Here is an opportunity to see in depth how these passages may be best understood.

    Justification and the Cross
    Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

    A. Introduction

    Justification is an image, used to interpret the significance of Christ's death, taken from the court of law. Two passages (2 Cor 5:18-21; Rom 5:8-9) bring together reconciliation and justification by faith. The two terms are almost synonymous; but they express different ideas. They are brought together because both are actions of God made possible through the sacrificial death of Christ. Let us concentrate on the connection between justification by faith and the cross of Christ, or more precisely the effect of the death of Christ on the human race. Such study must begin with Rom 5:12-19, where Paul explores the universal significance of the death of the Lord. This is one of the most controversial passages in the NT and deserves careful attention>>>

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