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An examination of colossians
Religion and Theology
Pages 10 (2510 words)
An Examination of Colossians 1.12-13: An Introduction The Condition The Incarnation and Redemption are God’s communication and penultimate expression of love for humanity.1 The New Testament presents the redemptive plan of God.2 It is where God openly reveals His plan of love for humanity.
On the other hand, there are some scholars who are looking into the past using the lens of the current period. 4This approach also suffers from the pitfall of failing to see the uniqueness of the situation of the past, thus distinguishing it from the current human condition.5 The problem of ethnocentrism is crucial in interpreting past events, contexts, and narratives. In this regard, Colossians 1.12-13 presents an old theme and promise repeatedly told in the Old Testament that is fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament and yet a seeming contradiction to many in contemporary society, …Constantly give thanks to the Father who has empowered us to receive our share in the inheritance of the saints in his kingdom of light. He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son … The verse offers a summary of God’s redemptive act of love. It speaks no longer of a promise, but of a reality that is made available to those “the Father who has qualified .. to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light”.6 Likewise, it uses the imagery of “deliverance as presented in Exodus and Jesus theme of Kingdom”. ...
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