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How Does "Dying For Our Sins" Work? by Brian Zahnd
« on: April 29, 2017, 01:40:06 PM »
The author is not Orthodox, but I find his views on the Cross to be very compatible with Orthodox theology. I think this article is spot on, and I really can't find anything unorthodox about it. Very interested to know what others think of this.

https://brianzahnd.com/2014/04/dying-sins-work/


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Re: How Does "Dying For Our Sins" Work? by Brian Zahnd
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 02:07:30 PM »
I thought the overall point was a good one. The only quibble I have was the early part where he was dismissing certain other POVs. I agree that some of them are much less helpful, and can't be taken in an overly-literal manner; but nonetheless I think they shouldn't be dismissed entirely since properly understood they help to form the mosaic of salvation (even if they are on the fringes). Or as Met. Kallistos put it, "The Greek Fathers, following the New Testament, employ a rich variety of images to describe what the Savior has done for us. These models are not mutually exclusive; on the contrary, each needs to be balanced by the others."
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Re: How Does "Dying For Our Sins" Work? by Brian Zahnd
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 04:23:21 PM »
I thought the overall point was a good one. The only quibble I have was the early part where he was dismissing certain other POVs. I agree that some of them are much less helpful, and can't be taken in an overly-literal manner; but nonetheless I think they shouldn't be dismissed entirely since properly understood they help to form the mosaic of salvation (even if they are on the fringes). Or as Met. Kallistos put it, "The Greek Fathers, following the New Testament, employ a rich variety of images to describe what the Savior has done for us. These models are not mutually exclusive; on the contrary, each needs to be balanced by the others."

Thank you brother. I agree with you. And I love the quote by Bishop Kallistos Ware. Amen.

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Re: How Does "Dying For Our Sins" Work? by Brian Zahnd
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 05:36:30 PM »
The author is not Orthodox, but I find his views on the Cross to be very compatible with Orthodox theology. I think this article is spot on, and I really can't find anything unorthodox about it. Very interested to know what others think of this.

https://brianzahnd.com/2014/04/dying-sins-work/


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Thanks Gebre. Out of curiosity, how did you discover this post? Did someone recommend it or were you looking for this topic?

I started reading the comments, which was a mistake.
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Re: How Does "Dying For Our Sins" Work? by Brian Zahnd
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 06:58:46 PM »
The author is not Orthodox, but I find his views on the Cross to be very compatible with Orthodox theology. I think this article is spot on, and I really can't find anything unorthodox about it. Very interested to know what others think of this.

https://brianzahnd.com/2014/04/dying-sins-work/


Selam

Thanks Gebre. Out of curiosity, how did you discover this post? Did someone recommend it or were you looking for this topic?

I started reading the comments, which was a mistake.

I follow the author on Facebook. I love most of what he has to say.

Selam
"Whether it’s the guillotine, the hangman’s noose, or reciprocal endeavors of militaristic horror, radical evil will never be recompensed with radical punishment. The only answer, the only remedy, and the only truly effective response to radical evil is radical love."
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Re: How Does "Dying For Our Sins" Work? by Brian Zahnd
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2017, 07:26:03 PM »
The author is not Orthodox, but I find his views on the Cross to be very compatible with Orthodox theology. I think this article is spot on, and I really can't find anything unorthodox about it. Very interested to know what others think of this.

https://brianzahnd.com/2014/04/dying-sins-work/


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Thanks.

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Thanks Gebre. Out of curiosity, how did you discover this post? Did someone recommend it or were you looking for this topic?

I started reading the comments, which was a mistake.

I follow the author on Facebook. I love most of what he has to say.

Selam
"Mi tío es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!" - old Chilean saying