Jesus Does Not Fit the Norms of Being Just Inclusive

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Well, that’s what I got from reading this post by Michael Bird which you can read here. Reflecting from Markus Bockmuehl’s essay, “The Trouble with the Inclusive Jesus,” Jesus was radically inclusive as well as radically exclusive at the same time. Now that’s quite a paradox, but when you think about it, it hits the nail as being the way to take it. I like this quote thought,

“However one parses the exegetical particulars, Jesus of Nazareth is (as Richard Hays puts it), not only the friend of sinners but also the nemesis of the wicked. “

Read the rest of the article here.

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