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“There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” – from an ancient Persian mass prayer

Paul’s Views of Salvation

In previous discussions we looked at the purpose of salvation and whether it was a gift or a task. With this discussion we begin to look at the how of salvation rather than the why, and since the Gospels only really give a description of the Resurrection we take our Biblical point of departure at Paul’s Epistles. Of the following key passages we explored both ‘What does salvation consist in?’ and ‘What are we saved for?’ (more…)

What Are We Saved From?

The kind of theology we are doing now is called Soteriology, the theory of salvation. There is a distinction between Salvation– the radical improvement of material conditions or people’s ultimate fulfilment, Atonement– the Christian concept of salvation which consists of mankind’s mystical union into the presence, activity and nature of the Divine (also called justification), and Redemption– the Christian concept of the means to atonement whereby God forgives mankind’s sins through the death and resurrection of Christ. (more…)

Cruelty in the Bible [Full Discussion]

He (God) vanquished those cities and all the inhabitants of the valley, and everything that grew on the ground. (Genesis 19:25)


Job and the Mystery of Suffering

Job and his friends discuss suffering. By Vladimir Borovikovsky.

The book of Job deals with the struggles of the title character (pronounced ‘Jobe’), as he expresses a particular form of the problem of evil, namely ‘why do good people suffer?’ (more…)

Thought for the Week 31/10/2011

From Mark Laynesmith, Anglican Chaplain:

So, ex-dictator Colonel Gadhafi is pulled from a storm drain and within a few hours is killed and his body becomes a gruesome tourist attraction in a refrigerated meal locker… (more…)


We looked at what we felt the ’causes’ and ‘consequences’ of sin where, and what its definition is. (more…)

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