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Willard M. Swartley

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy
Length:
6,009 words
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...this epistle. Because of God’s victory in Christ over the powers and the reconciliation of formerly alienated parties through the cross of Jesus Christ ( Rom 5:1–10 ; Eph 2:14–18 [4x]; Col 1:20 , with cosmic dimension), believers incarnate peaceable living in response to God’s gift of peace. Reconciliation complements peacemaking ( Rom 5:1–10 ; 2 Cor 5:17–20 ). The Holy Spirit testifying to and continuing God’s peace established through Jesus Christ manifests God’s reign ( Rom 14:17 ) and peace is a fruit of the Spirit ( Gal 5:22 ). Setting...

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