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The new creation begins

“When Jesus expels demons and heals the sick, he is driving out of creation the powers of destruction, and is healing and restoring created beings who are hurt and sick.  The lordship of God, to which the healings witness, restores creation to health.  Jesus’ healings are not supernatural miracles in a natural world.  They are the only truly ‘natural’ thing in a world that is unnatural, demonized and wounded. . . . Finally, with the resurrection of Christ, the new creation begins, pars pro toto, with the crucified one.”

Jürgen Moltmann, The Way of Jesus Christ (Minneapolis, 1993), pages 98-99.


This post was originally published on The Gospel Coalition