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God Creates the World from the Cross

“Since he who saves already existed, it was necessary that he who would be saved should come into existence, that the One who saves should not exist in vain.” (Irenaeus,¬†Against Heresies III.22.3) This quotation from the great second-century bishop and … Continue reading

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Israel and the Gospel According to St Paul

An increasing number of biblical scholars are finding the justification by faith model (JF) unpersuasive as a comprehensive way to understand the Apostle Paul. This first came to my attention early in my seminary education (back in the dark ages) … Continue reading

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