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"Straight away He put away death" - Athanasius, On the Incarnation §9

“Straight away He put away death” – Athanasius, On the Incarnation §9

To this end He takes to Himself a body capable of death, that it, by partaking of the Word Who is above all, might be worthy to die in the stead of all, and might, because of the Word which had come to dwell in it, remain incorruptible, and that thenceforth corruption might be stayed from all by the Grace of the Resurrection. Whence, by offering unto death the body He Himself had taken, as an offering and sacrifice free ...
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"If One died for all, then all died". 2 Cor. 5:14 according to Charles Ellicott

“If One died for all, then all died”. 2 Cor. 5:14 according to Charles Ellicott

The race, in its collective unity, died, as He died, to sin, and should live, as He lives, to God. Each member of the race is then only in a true and normal state when he ceases to live for himself and actually lives for Christ. That is the mystic ideal which St. Paul placed before himself and others, and every advance in holiness is, in its measure, an approximation to it ...
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Christoph Blumhardt: He is Lord and Savior Over All

Christoph Blumhardt: He is Lord and Savior Over All

If I should have to give up hope for any person, any country, any world, or any situation, then Jesus would not be the one who holds the universe together. There would still remain the burden of death, of travail, a load of night and darkness. Then Jesus would not be the light of the world, and his would not be a cosmic cross that brings everything back together. He would not be victorious. For what else could Jesus’ resurrection ...
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"We glory in tribulations!" Karl Barth on Rom. 5:3

“We glory in tribulations!” Karl Barth on Rom. 5:3

Thus our tribulation, without ceasing to be tribulation or to be felt to be tribulation, is transformed. We must suffer, as we suffered before. But our suffering is no longer ...
Samuel Richardson (1602-1658)

Samuel Richardson (1602-1658)

Nothing but the Lord Jesus Christ is the means of our salvation. There are means that are necessary to the revealing and enjoying the comfort of it, as the Holy ...
Samuel Richardson: "It cannot be that cruelty dwells in God, who is love"

Samuel Richardson: “It cannot be that cruelty dwells in God, who is love”

It cannot be that cruelty dwells in God, who is love, and whose goodness is unsearchable, past finding out, far above all we can ask or think. There is such ...
Wm. Paul Young & Brad Jersak: Judgment, Wrath, Hell and the God Who is Love

Wm. Paul Young & Brad Jersak: Judgment, Wrath, Hell and the God Who is Love

William Paul Young and Brad Jersak discusses some heavy questions in church and theology based on their novel The Pastor: A Crisis. Well worth a listening too! ...
Samuel Cox: The Larger Hope

Samuel Cox: The Larger Hope

Let the Cross of Christ be the banner under which we fight. Let us maintain that the Atonement made by Him, as it was intended for all, so also must ...
James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated, epistle V

James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated, epistle V

If Jesus gave himself a ransom for all, then are all ransomed: the prey is taken from the mighty, and the lawful captives are delivered – they are ransomed from ...
Sergius Bulgakov: The Lamb of God

Sergius Bulgakov: The Lamb of God

Sergius Bulgakov (1871–1944) was a Russian Orthodox theologian, philosopher, priest and economist. The Lamb of God is the first volume in his great dogmatic trilogy. Though this volume primarily deals ...
Sergius Bulgakov: The Sophiology of Death: Essays on Eschatology: Personal, Political, Universal

Sergius Bulgakov: The Sophiology of Death: Essays on Eschatology: Personal, Political, Universal

What will be the final destiny of the human race at God's eschatological judgment? Will all be saved, or only a few? How does Christian eschatology impact Christian political action ...