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The “For Us” Phrases In Pauline Soteriology

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This chapter seeks to prepare the field for the subsequent studies on metaphors in Pauline soteriology. It focus on the Pauline use of the prepositional phrases themselves The chapter overviews on the way in which Paul combines the metaphorical depiction of salvation with the &t;for&t; phrases is given . Paul seems to understand Christs beneficiary death for as a prolepsis of the final judgement in which the old existence was terminated. This opens the possibility for a newly created humanity in Christ. Paul describes the new status of those in Christ as being freed from slavery and adopted children, as being changed from enemies to friends, being reconciled to God or as former sinners or ungodly people who have been justified. As children, reconciled friends and justified humans they can expect to be saved through the exalted Son from final judgement.

Keywords: Christs beneficiary death; God; human sinners; Pauline Soteriology; salvation



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