Paul's Doctrine of Redemption

Paul's Doctrine of Redemption

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... calls the wisdom of God.140 However the Apollos party may have characterized their wisdom, Paul classes it with the wisdom of men in contrast with the wisdom of God. It was not, for all that, an ungodly, irreligious wisdom, as we might imagine from Paul's estimate of it. It was a method of arriving at God, and of securing the same blessings, which Paul comprehended under his term salvation.141 u Paul uses the words cross and crucify thirteen times in the Galatian and Corinthian letters, five times in all the rest of his letters, not once in Romans. 1311 Cor. 1: 20, 21. 131 Cor. 2:5. 1M 1 Cor. 2:6. 1401 Cor. 1: 21, 24, 30; 2:6, 7. '"The statement that the Greeks seek wisdom while the Jews ask a sign (1 Cor. 1:22) shows that this wisdom belongs to the Hellenistic circle of ideas, not to the Jewish. Paul's attitude toward Apollos and his party, as compared with his severity toward the Judaizers, in Galatia, indicates that, while he realized the danger of In opposition to this wisdom as a means of attaining to salvation, Paul put the heralding of Christ crucified. In what manner the fact of Christ's crucifixion effected, or made possible, salvation he does not indicate. But one thing is noteworthy, namely, that there is nothing in the passage to show that the death of Christ was a sacrifice for sins. Wherein, then, lay its importance? Paul begins his argument by putting the word of the cross and the foolishness of preaching the crucified Christ in opposition to the wisdom method of obtaining salvation.142 This was a contrast between his method of evangelizing and that of Apollos. There is no attempt on his part to say how the actual work of salvation is brought about. That lies with God, both from Paul's point of view and from the point of view of...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667808
  • 9781236667809