Peaceableness/peacemaking is, therefore, practicing the presence of God and of Christ or, more precisely, it is allowing the present Christ, the Lord of peace, to do in the community that which he has done and wishes to continue doing for the sake of the people of God and for the entire world.— The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, page 188
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Example or presence
Paul does not merely hold out Christ as an example, but points to him as a living presence with and in whom the church has koinōnia inasmuch as it practices peace—the peace of the crucified and resurrected Messiah. he is the Lord of peace, the son of the God of peace.