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Missionalia

On-line version ISSN 2312-878X
Print version ISSN 0256-9507

Abstract

ELLINGTON, Dustin W.. So that we might become the righteousness and justice of God. Re-examining the gospel in 2 Cor 5:21 for the church's contribution to a better world. Missionalia (Online) [online]. 2016, vol.44, n.2, pp.175-191. ISSN 2312-878X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7832/44-2-137.

This article interprets Paul's summary of the gospel in 2 Cor 5:21 as saying that Christ died so that believers might be transformed into God's righteousness (not onl deemed as righteous by God). The article explains the powerfully generative nature of God's righteousness and then demonstrates that dikaiosunë also means justice. The interpretation of 2 Cor 5:21 clarifies that the gospel Christians believe for salvation also transforms them to embody God's righteousness and justice. This enlarged angle on Paul's view of the gospel serves as a basis for teaching a seamless continu ity between believing in Jesus Christ and becoming a force for justice in the world.

Keywords : 2 Cor 5:21; Church; Gospel; Justice; Righteousness; Transformation.

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