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“Christ Jesus Came Into the World to Save Sinners”: Soteriology in the Pastoral Epistles

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This chapter outlines soteriology of the Pastoral Epistles (PE). The theology of the PE is fundamentally theocentric. God is concerned with the salvation of all people, and he allowed his saving grace to appear in Christ. Paul and the church also have a role to play in the plan of God the Saviour. Leander Keck describes Christology as "the discourse by means of which Christians account for what they believe they have experienced, and will experience through Jesus Christ customarily understood as 'salvation'". The way the soteriology of the PE fulfils the requirements stated by Keck can be discerned through close examination of major Christological passages in the letters. Two passages, Titus 2:11-14 and 3:3-7, are of major significance, augmented by a third, 2 Tim 1:9-11. The two passages in Titus serve as windows through which to view the soteriology of the letters.

Keywords: Jesus Christ; Leander Keck; Pastoral Epistles (PE); salvation; soteriology; Titus 2:11-14

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