Thursday, 15 March 2018


' was appropriate that, just as death entered the human race through a man's disobedience, so life should be restored through a man's obedience; and that, just as the sin which was the cause of our damnation originated from a woman, similarly the originator of our justification and salvation should be born of a woman. Also that the devil who defeated the man whom he beguiled through the taste of a tree, should himself similarly be defeated by a man through tree-induced suffering which he, the devil inflicted. There are many other things too.' 
Anselm of Canterbury in Jeremy T Treat, The Crucified King, p.179. 


'Jesus' death is not a defeat that needs to be made right by the resurrection, but a victory that needs to be revealed and implemented in the resurrection.' 
Jeremy R Treat, The Crucified King, p.152. 


'...the capability to influence people or situations and to transform them.' 
Graham Tomlin in Jeremy R Treat, The Crucified King, p.142. 


'The suffering of Christians is a sign, not of Satan's victory, but of the saints' victory over Satan because of their belief in the triumph of the cross, with which their suffering identifies them.' 
GK Beale in Jeremy R Treat, The Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology, p.126. 


'The church should always have a sense of being in a strange land, and if we are not feeling this tension, we are not really being the church.'  
Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion, p.241. 


'Imagine a person totally committed to your best interests, devoted to seeing you flourish, fighting for you against all enemies, determined to eliminate everything destructive from your life, attentive to every detail of who you are, never thinking of himself at all but only of you. That is Jesus in relation to us all - sacrificial in his life, sacrificial in his death.' 
Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion, p.238. 


'The Old Testament is not just a source of further information for the New Testament, or an interesting sideshow attached to it, or even the indispensable prelude to it. The New Testament will not work without the Old Testament.' 
Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion, p.214. 

Tuesday, 6 March 2018


'Sin, then, is an exclusively biblical concept. The word is used, of course, in various nonbiblical contexts by people who know nothing of the Bible, but outside its biblical matrix it simply comes to mean wrongdoing of some sort, defined by whoever happens to be using it - almost without reference to someone other than themselves. To be in sin, biblically speaking, means something very much more consequential than wrongdoing; it means being catastrophically separated from the eternal love of God. It means to be on the other side of an impassable barrier of exclusion from God's heavenly banquet. It means to be helplessly trapped inside one's own worst self, miserably aware of the chasm between the way we are and the way God intends us to be. It means the continuation of the reign of greed, cruelty, rapacity, and violence throughout the world.' 
Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion, p.174. 


'He freed us from our sins, and from his own wrath, and from hell, and from the power of the devil, whom he came to vanquish for us, because we were unable to do it, and he purchased for us the kingdom of heaven; and by doing all these things, he manifested the greatness of his love towards us.' 
Anselm of Canterbury in Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion, p.164. 

Monday, 5 March 2018


'...there is use talking about sin to anyone who does not already understand himself or herself to be upheld by grace.' 
Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion, p.151.