Friday, December 05, 2008

Death as a divine remedy?

"Death by itself was not the final divine judgment against Adam, but reather a divine remedy so that Adam would not stay in a sinful state forever; and at the appointed time, through resurrection, he would become new and perfect, righteous and immortal. God 'gave him an occasion for repentance and confession.' [Theophilus of Antioch]”—Theosis, page 78

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