Thursday, April 20, 2017
It is the recognition of this divine necessity—not to forgive, but to forgive in a way which shows that God is irreconcilable to evil, and can never treat it as other or less than it is—it is the recognition of this divine necessity, or the failure to recognise it, which ultimately divides interpreters of Christianity into evangelical and non-evangelical, those who are true to the New Testament and those who cannot digest it.
... James Denney (1856-1917), The Atonement and the Modern Mind, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1903, p. 82
(see the book; see also Rom. 3:20-24; Matt. 6:12,14-15; Luke 17:3-4; Rom. 10:4; Phil. 3:8-9; more at Bible, Evil, Forgiveness, God, Truth)
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