Redemption and the chain of trust

Russell Minick 0 Comments

2 Corinthians 5:14-21 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; (15) and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. (16) From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. (17) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (18) All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; (19) that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. (20) Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (21) For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

 

We have concluded: Jesus’ death redefines all of life. Therefore I must view myself and the world through that perspective. Not only am I to perceive reality exclusively from the perspective of Jesus, I am dependent to some degree on other people who are imploring me, and others are in some degree dependent on me to implore them. Its how it works. It seems too personal, if it weren’t for the first bit: the love of Christ is what drives it all. Love driven imploring…

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