Cruce Tectum

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Friday, August 24, 2007

The Already-Not Yet

Some good words from Dr. Scaer...

"While asserting that the Christian from his perspective faces death and resurrection as future non-accomplished realities, we cannot overlook Paul's viewing the matter from the divine perspective and observing something entirely different. From God's point of view the Christian has already endured death and triumphed in the resurrection. Baptism and faith are the divine given certainties that the Christian has already gone through the grave with Christ and is already now reigning with Him. It would not be amiss to state that Martin Luther revels in viewing crucifixion and resurrection as accomplished for the Christian. Salvation is not a possibility, but with God it is reality through Baptism and faith. The crucifixion and resurrection of Christ are the crucifixion and resurrection of humanity in totality."

From David Scaer, Crucifixion and Resurrection in the New Testament (Fort Wayne: Concordia Theological Seminary Press, n.d.) p. 8.

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