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To: Gumdrop

This is hardly a simple depiction of the Crucifixion. What I see is a summary God’s dealings with man through the ages. It’s about how man is saved from hell. Not just on a group level, but on an individual level. I see the painter recognizing that he too is “washed in the Blood of the Lamb.” {to borrow from a hymn that we Baptists sing!}


17 posted on 09/06/2007 4:36:50 AM PDT by labette
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To: labette
This is hardly a simple depiction of the Crucifixion. What I see is a summary God’s dealings with man through the ages.

The painting attempts to set forth God's "Eternal Now" and the blessed promise that Christ's sacrifice was indeed "one, holy, perfect, and sufficient offering, satisfaction, and oblation" for the sin of the world, to borrow the language of Cranmer.

18 posted on 09/06/2007 9:42:25 AM PDT by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be Exorcised)
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