We continue our Lenten series on Fleming Rutledge’s outstanding book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ (2015).
In this post we begin chapter 3 on ‘The Question of Justice’.
The issue in view here is the relationship between the righteousness of God (justice, justification) and judgement (condemnation, destruction).
To anticipate a possible objection:
All this talk of judgement and righteousness sounds like a heavy-duty abstract theological discussion – let’s just focus on more spiritually important things like loving one another.
To which I would say at least four things:
i. What could be better than some important…