New Life

This is from Karl Barth’s Commentary on Romans

“There can be no return movement from the righteousness of Christ to the fall of Adam.  The life which springs from death is wholly pre-eminent over the life which engenders death and is enclosed by it.  There is a death which is the death of death: and this is the theme of the Gospel.  The Gospel is the power of God, the power of the Resurrection; it is the ‘miraculous warfare’ (Luther), the paradox; it is faith, as the primal and creative factor.  The Gospel is our life; and yet is is not ‘our’ life.  Where faith and the power of God are, men are what they are not.  They stand as new men on the threshold of a new world, the world of life.”

 

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