Light and Church or 'Transfiguration' of the World

23 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2013

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Iacob Coman

Pentecostal Theological Institute of Bucharest

Date Written: February 10, 2013

Abstract

Jesus Christ brought through the depths of Himself, to the world, a light that gave it identity and through which human society had the mark of the divine: "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (John 8, 12) Following or copying Jesus Christ's life would change the world or, at least, challenge it almost uniquely in history. The light from the depths of Jesus Christ, in some way, should be prolonged into those who followed Him: "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid." (Matthew 5, 14) This study intends to capture as fully as possible the unity of light and its prolongation to the people through the Church. That is why, during the entire study the expression Light and Church conjugates unity, identity and nature of Christ glorified teandric body, body reflected both in the unity between Him and the flesh which He appropriated and the unity between Him and the body He founded, the Church. This founded body, coexists with the Light in the Self of Jesus Christ God, which compels us to state that sinful human nature is incapable of changing outside Light and Church. We are not talking about a confessional Church, nor we exclude confessional churches, but we are interested into putting on the theological stage the tridimensional "model" of the Church of Christ. This is why we make the whole discourse subordinating our study to the Biblical text, which alone has absolute authority on the final conclusions. The phrase Light and Church in this research is a synonym of the statements on the idea of changing the world, adding that only the Light and the Church are capable of such a service to human society, but not outside God and not outside the goal of saving the world.

The Kenosis, the Mystery of the Church Teandrism, the Crucifixion, the Communion and Transfiguration on Mount Tabor represent development of the Word in the Holy Scriptures that bear the expression of Light and Church validating not only the meaning of its theological discourse, but also the dogmatic-biblical accuracy of the Light and Church mission in the contemporary society.

Suggested Citation

Coman, Iacob, Light and Church or 'Transfiguration' of the World (February 10, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2276839 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2276839

Iacob Coman (Contact Author)

Pentecostal Theological Institute of Bucharest ( email )

Bucharest
Romania

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