New answers tagged

1

This is the earliest extra-biblical clear statement I have found so far. Christ therefore ransomed from the curse of the law those who being subject to it, had been unable to keep its enactments. And in what way did He ransom them? By fulfilling it. And to put it in another way: in order that He might expiate the guilt of Adam’s transgression, He showed ...


0

The idea that Christ fulfilled the Law of Moses and thus so do believers may be found at least as early as Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) in his work Summa Theologica. To be clear, Aquinas quotes scripture, which of course sources some 1200 years earlier. Now two things of every law is to make men righteous and virtuous, as was stated above (Q[92], A1): and ...


0

It is worth to describe in some detail that the title "Pontifex" pre-dates Christianity. According to Livius, the title was originally for (elected) high priests of the Roman religion, as mentioned in the Lex Ogulnia (300/299 BCE). The pontifex maximus was 'the greatest' or chairman of the college of the pontifices, 'priests'. They were responsible ...


Top 50 recent answers are included