Friday, May 15, 2015

A Voice from the Past - John of Damascus

He dies, therefore, because He took on Himself death on our behalf, and He makes Himself an offering to the Father for our sakes. For we had sinned against Him, and it was meet that He should receive the ransom for us, and that we should thus be delivered from condemnation.

John of Damascus, 676-754 AD, Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, Book III, Chapter XXVI i, (Translated by Rev. S. D. F. Salmond, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, T & T Clark and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997, Second Series, Vol. IX; p. 72).

How does the fact Christ died for our redemption affect us today? What difference should it make in our everyday lives?

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