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Day Two of the AARSBL

Day Two of the AARSBL

To read the round-up of day one, click here. Today was my Luther Day. Ever since the schedule was released I had the “Luther and Justification” section circled on my calendar. This enthusiasm derives not so much because it’s Luther but because it was being conducted by Bible scholars. For the longest time, Luther has […]

FREEDOM (part 2): Chrysostom

“God allowed His Son to suffer as if a condemned sinner, so that we might be delivered from the penalty of our sins. This is God’s righteousness, that we are not justified by works (for then they would have to be perfect, which is impossible), but by grace, in which case all our sin is removed.” (John Chrysostom, Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians)

St. John Chrysostum on Grace


God allowed His Son to suffer as if a condemned sinner, so that we might be delivered from the penalty of our sins. This is God’s righteousness,
that we are not justified by works (for then they would have to be perfect, which is impossible), but by grace, in which case all our sin is removed.

-from his Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians, composed and delivered sometime in the latter half of the 4th century.