Living as Canceled Christians (a response to a response)

A reader of my previous post objected to some of what I wrote. Which of course is fine. I remain grateful that we have the freedom to do that. I’m also grateful for the opportunity it provides me to interact with some of his thoughts and critiques. So, here’s my response… First, he said he […]

Paul’s Letters

Galatians* Who: Paul (authorship undisputed) Where: Asia Minor When: c. 48 Why: To warn against legalism and defend justification by faith as well as Paul’s apostolic authority. Short Outline • Paul’s defense (1-2) • Justification by faith (3-4) • The Christian life (5-6)

Cosmic, Corporate, and Individual Reconciliation through Union with Christ (Part 3)

Individual In Christ we are “new creation” (2 Cor. 5:17) but interestingly we also progressively become new creations (2 Cor. 3:18; 4:16; Col. 3:10; Eph. 4:24)[1] and ultimately this new creation does not happen until the parousia (Rom. 8:29; 1 Cor. 15:49). The work that God does in individuals does not merely concern their standing […]

Cosmic, Corporate, and Individual Reconciliation through Union with Christ (Part 2)

Individual, Corporate, and Cosmic Reconciliation through Union with Christ How does reconciliation happen? What is it that can put humans in right relationship to God? What can restore our brokenness? Reconciliation in Christ through His Work on the Cross Understanding what is meant by reconciliation is vital because we see this word and concept throughout […]

Cosmic, Corporate, and Individual Reconciliation through Union with Christ (Part 1)

Introduction Paul explains in 2 Cor. 5:16-21 that reconciliation is more than something between two parties. Reconciliation through union with Christ is cosmic in scope. Reconciliation through union with Christ is the hinge and hope on which all things hang, without it salvation falls apart. 2 Corinthians is one of Paul’s early letters, dated circa […]

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