God is Justice

From Michael Gorman’s Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation and Mission: “[J] ustice and justification simply name the right alignment of the world with God through the redemption of the creation,” and “ reconciliation is God’s act of aligning all things in their proper relationship to God through Christ’s cross.” …. For Paul, God is the God of justice, and the church is a community of justice; justice is both a divine trait and an ecclesial practice. Accordingly, justice is not an optional supplement to the Pauline and Christian gospel; it is who God in Christ is, and what the church in Christ is, and what it is becoming. It is the church’s name: “the justice of God.” Justification that is not inclusive of justice is un-­Jewish, un-­Pauline, and ultimately un-­Christian.”

Roger

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