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Re: How "Orthodox" is this article by Federica........
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2006, 04:16:02 PM »
Just as the debt-forgiving creditor in our Lord's parable had to bear the burden of the forgiven debts

Our Lord says in the parable: "He freely forgave them both". Where does He say in the parable that the creditor "had to bear the burden of the forgiven debts"?
This, again, is human justice being projected on to Divine Justice.
For an Orthodox perspective on this, I suggest the article "On Divine Justice" by Elder Paisos.
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Re: How "Orthodox" is this article by Federica........
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2006, 05:11:01 PM »
I think the problem here is that one side sees the "debt theology" as the only way to reconcile certain scriptures. But they forget that the blood and the sacrifice are all covered in the traditional Orthodox view.
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