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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 it extend to all, since even the sin of man cannot render the purpose of God of none effect ...
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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 the dominion of sin, from the curse of the law, and from everlasting death. Thus stands the case with all the children of Adam, as ransomed by Jesus Christ, who, in consequence thereof, are spotless before God ...
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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 with Christology as informed by Bulgakov’s sophiology, there are also hints of his commitment to the doctrine of the final restoration of all things. Christ tasted not only His own death but also mortality itself. He died with all humankind; His death included every human death, and it was equivalent ...
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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 ...
"He has changed sunset into sunrise, and through the cross brought death to life"

“He has changed sunset into sunrise, and through the cross brought death to life”

Clement of Alexandria (c. 150-215 AD) Hail, O light! For in us, buried in darkness, shut up in the shadow of death, light has shone forth from heaven, purer than ...
Origen on the end of the world (First Principles 3,6,1-9)

Origen on the end of the world (First Principles 3,6,1-9)

Tr. Frederick Crombie. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 4. (1885) 1. Now, respecting the end of the world and the consummation of all things, we have stated in the preceding pages, ...
"Once saved, always saved" according to Origen

“Once saved, always saved” according to Origen

Greater than free will is love, because love is greater than all things. Love, says Origen, will keep every creature from falling away from God. In other words, not even ...
Videos from the Hope Conference (Oct. 9-10 2020), Helsinki, Finland

Videos from the Hope Conference (Oct. 9-10 2020), Helsinki, Finland

Find the playlist here. See also https://toivohope.blogspot.com/ ...
Origen on God's "consuming fire"

Origen on God’s “consuming fire”

The Platonic philosopher Celsus had argued against the supposed cruelty of the Christian idea of God as a "consuming fire" that tortures sinners. Origen, eager to defend the goodness of ...
Thomas Allin: A Chain of Passages From Scripture Declaring God's Purpose

Thomas Allin: A Chain of Passages From Scripture Declaring God’s Purpose

These passages are, I repeat, not taken at random and piled up any way. They are the expression of that Purpose that runs though the Bible. It is a Purpose ...
Ignatius on Christ's True Passion (Epistle to the Smyrneans)

Ignatius on Christ’s True Passion (Epistle to the Smyrneans)

Ignatius counters the docetist claim that the sufferings of Christ (the Word) was only apparent, the incarnation being "in appearance only". No, says Ignatius, the Word really did suffer "for ...