Perhaps salvation is not about being delivered from sin but from the “fear of the consequences of sin, that is, from the wrath of God.”
Christ tells us to make use of the talents we are given: “...we are called upon to be alert, critical, and self-aware, so as not to fall into temptation.”
Redemption is putting the Christian into a state of conflict.
The Christian is delivered from a state of unconsciousness to an awareness of the conflicts that must be faced.
Now the concept of atonement is not the payment of a human debt to God, but of a wrong done by God to man.
“What kind of father is it who would rather his son were slaughtered than forgive his ill-advised creatures….?
Self knowledge is the path to knowledge of God.
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