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The Need of Salvation

G. B. Caird

Edited by L. D. Hurst

in New Testament Theology

Published in print September 1995 | ISBN: 9780198263883
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603372 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198263880.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 The Need of Salvation

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This chapter explores the need for salvation as expressed by the New Testament writers. Moral bankruptcy is presented in terms of universal judgment, metaphors for sin (guilt, stain, enmity, bondage), the primal sin of Adam, the principalities and powers, Satan, the Antichrist, and the unforgivable sin. Evil is seen as a real and powerful entity, with a real and powerful grip on human life and the entire cosmos.

Keywords: salvation; sin; universality of judgement; evil; Satan; Antichrist

Chapter.  20970 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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