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October 15, 2018


Loan Tran

Looks like there is a political hidden message in this: "Faith arises when we recognize our place as persecutors, as those who unjustly victimize and repent and take the side of the victim, thus breaking the false unity of the victimage mechanism. As long as those in Rome or Geneva or Plano, Texas insist on marginalizing others in the name of Jesus they will not bear witness to the Lamb slain from the ‘katabole kosmou’ but to the sacrificial myth and thus will never experience the unity found in the Trinity."
Why do we specifically point out Plano, TX?
Jesus was a victor and not a victim.
Whatever your stance, don't put your political view in it.


Changing the meaning of this particular verse doesn’t circumvent the metaphysical paradox of an eternal being participating in temporal reality. There was never a time when God was without the knowledge of his creation. God’s knowledge is his being. Changing the interpretations of this verse does not change this reality. It also seems that the concept in question is the meaning of the word kosmos rather than katabole, and the meaning of kosmos is not ambiguous, and to my knowledge cannot be read as “human culture.” The deeper problem I see arises from the attempt to distance God’s economy from his being. I tend to lean the other way and see the cross not as the one time God shared in the suffering of humanity, but the one act that reveals he has shared our suffering all along.

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