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My PhD work focused on theodicy, the problem of evil, free will and determinism, but the exclusivity of Jesus Christ for salvation can be observed.
Exclusivity of Jesus Christ From PhD with additions from November 21, 2014
Jesus Christ in his atoning work was not only a man, although he did take upon himself full humanity. His atoning death was that of a God-man that can save those that a mere man or creature could not.
Christ remained an incarnated true man even as he was resurrected immortal. Hughes (1990: 55).
A mere human being could not accomplish the mission and work Christ did. Schreck (1984: 16).
Both Christ’s humanity and deity played central roles in his atoning work and resurrection. Hughes (1990: 55).
The indicates the exclusive salvific abilities of Christ. Hebrews indicates Christ is the mediator of the new covenant 9: 15; Christ bore the sins of many 28, and shall appear again without reference to sin for a second time. The second advent to complete salvation, in a sense.
Christ is not simply a man blessed with a very special relationship with God, nor is he a divine being that appears to be human but really is not. Weber explains that only God could bring peace to God and humanity, and this takes place through Christ. Christ stood completely with human beings and yet was God. Weber (1955)(1981: 383).
Augustine viewed the atoning work of Christ as a means by which humanity can be brought back to a proper relationship with God. Augustine (398-399)(1992: 178). Christ would mediate humanity back to God. Augustine (398-399)(1992: 219).
A major reason why a sovereignty theodicy explains God wills all things, including evil and sin or the greater good is that with this and in particular, through the results of the atoning work and resurrection of Christ, God will ultimately rid his creation of the problem of evil.
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