oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - New creation theology in 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2
|Article Title||New creation theology in 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2|
|© Publisher:||South African Theological Seminary (SATS)|
|Journal||Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary|
|Publication Date||Mar 2014|
|Pages||53 - 87|
This analytical essay deals with the theme of new creation theology in 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2. The major premise is that new creation theology is a defining characteristic in Paul's teaching. The biblical and theological analysis of this passage indicates that the Lord Jesus is the beginning, middle, and culmination for all of physical and spiritual reality. More specifically, Paul disclosed that the Son's atoning sacrifice at Calvary makes reconciliation possible between the Creator and repentant, believing sinners. In turn, the Messiah's redemptive work has inaugurated a new era in which the conversion of individual believers is part of God's larger plan to bring about the renewal of the entire universe, concluding with the new heavens and new earth.
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