Saturday, September 17, 2016

Christ Died for Each Individual Person

As we prepare to look at Romans 5 this Sunday at ECHO at #fbcborocollege I came across this commentary on some of the key verses in the chapter. The following is from Luke Timothy Johnson, a renowned New Testament scholar, in his book Reading Romans
Indeed, what "commends God's love for us" is this remarkable fact: "while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (5:8). We note again how Paul has personalized the entire transaction. Not "others" were the sinners, but "we were sinners." Christ died not on behalf of a faceless humanity but for each individual human person.


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