Romans 3:25

Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
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AD 400
Paul says this, because in Christ God put forward, i.e., appointed, himself as a future expiation for the human race if they believed. This expiation was by his blood. We have been set free by his death so that God might reveal him and condemn death by his passion. This was in order to make his promise clear, by which he set us free from sin as he had promised before. And when he fulfilled this promise he showed himself to be righteous. God knew the purpose of his lovingkindness, by which he determined to come to the rescue of sinners, both those living on earth and those who were held bound in hell. He waited a very long time for both. He nullified the sentence by which it seemed just that everyone should be condemned in order to show us that long ago he had decided to liberate the human race, as he promised through Jeremiah the prophet, saying: “I will forgive their iniquity and I will remember their sin no more.” And in case it might be thought that this promise was for the Jews onl...

Gregory of Nyssa

AD 394
Christ, being an “expiation by his blood,” teaches each one thinking of this to become himself a propitiation, sanctifying his soul by the mortification of his members. .

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Paul calls the redemption an expiation to show that, if the Old Testament type had such power, much more did its New Testament counterpart have it…. What does it mean “to show God’s righteousness”? It is like declaring his riches not only for him to be rich himself but also to make others rich…. Do not doubt, for righteousness is not of works but of faith.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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