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The Cross: God’s PeaceWork – Towards a Restorative Peacemaking Understanding of the Atonement.

Northey, Wayne
June 4, 2015

Source: (-0001) M2/W2 Restorative Christian Ministries.

New Testament theologian Walter Wink, author of a significant three-volume study on
the Powers, writes: “I submit that the ultimate religious question today should no longer
be the Reformation’s ‘How can I find a gracious God?’ It should be instead, ‘How can I
find God in my enemy?’ What guilt was for Luther, the enemy has become for us: the
goad that can drive us to God (Wink, 1987, p. 49).” He continues a little later: “It is our
very inability to love our enemies that throws us into the arms of grace. What law was
for Luther, the enemy has become for us (ibid, p. 50).” (excerpt)


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