An interesting post up this morning from Clayboy asking the simple question of the uniqueness of the death of Christ.
For Paul, though Christ is unique, his suffering and his obedience to death are clearly something to be shared. Should it therefore be a surprise if he sometimes seems to stretch over into speaking as if Christ’s sacrifice is itself to be shared in, or imitated.
Not sure my thoughts just yet, but I thought that I might share his post.
I’m not completely sure that an issue exists. I guess for me, for now, I see the sacrifice as needed, but one which we must uniquely share in through both baptism (Romans 6.1-7) and a life of Christian service. Is it unique? Clayboy notes that Paul sees Christ as the only Messiah.
Anyway… go and see and read.