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  • PART THREE THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE
    • Chapter II The More Outstanding Elements of The Christian Message
      • JESUS CHRIST, SAVIOR AND REDEEMER 0F THE WORLD
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JESUS CHRIST, SAVIOR AND REDEEMER 0F THE WORLD

 

54 The mystery of Christ appears in the history of men and of the world—a history subject to 5mnet only as the mystery of the incarnation but also as the mystery of salvation and redemption.

God so loved sinners that he gave his Son, reconciling the world 10 himself (cf. 2 Cor. 5, 19). Jesus therefore as the Firstborn among many brethren (cf. Rom. 8, 29), holy, innocent, undefiled (cf. Heb. 7, 26), being obedient 10 his Father freely and out of filial love (cf. Phil. 2, 8), on behalf of his brethren, sinners that

(they were, and as their Mediator, accepted the death which is for them the wages of sin (cf. Rom. 6, 23; GS, 18). By this his most holy death he redeemed mankind from the slavery of 5m and of the devil, and he poured out on it the spirit of adoption, thus creating in himself a new humanity.

 

 




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