a limiting concept

English translation: Christ’s role far transcends that of a mere Comforter

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10:30 Jun 26, 2018
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Art/Literary - Religion / Christian booklet
English term or phrase: a limiting concept
Note that Paul’s meditations and exhortations in Colossians 3 begin and end with Christ. This is how things should be and must be in the Christian life. Christ is not ***a limiting concept*** designed to soothe wounded consciences like a vending machine that dispenses justification. He is a living Savior who is imprinting His character on living people through His Word and Spirit.

I don't see the relation between "limiting concept" and the rest of the sentence.
Ana Juliá
Spain
Local time: 21:05
English translation:Christ’s role far transcends that of a mere Comforter
Explanation:
The sentence as a whole seems to make clear the writer’s point that Christ is not *merely* a Comforter of wounded spirits.
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Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 15:05
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3 +1Christ’s role far transcends that of a mere Comforter
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Christ is not a limiting concept
Christ’s role far transcends that of a mere Comforter


Explanation:
The sentence as a whole seems to make clear the writer’s point that Christ is not *merely* a Comforter of wounded spirits.

Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 15:05
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PRO pts in category: 48
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agree  Sarah-Leah Pimentel: Yes, it's saying that Christ is more than just a comforter...he is the beginning and end of all life, so he is infinite an cannot be limited.
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