August 14, 2012

If (Col 1:21-23)

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In Colossians 1:21-23, Paul tells the Colossians that they are reconciled in the body of Christ’s flesh, through death, to be presented before Christ holy, unblemished, and blameless if they continue in the faith, established and steadfast and not shifting from the hope of the gospel.

On that “if,” John Calvin writes:

This is an exhortation to perseverance, by which he admonishes them that all the grace bestowed upon them hitherto would be vain, unless they remained in the purity of the Gospel. And thus he intimates that they are still en route and have not yet reached the goal.

Posted by John Barach @ 12:41 pm | Discuss (0)

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