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From the perspective of the gospel, the offense and danger of the Church’s language of purity is not that it is strange and exclusionary, but that it names exclusive loyalty to the crucified one who renders the messianic community a revolution power in the world. Purity’s dangerous power is the common life (philadelphia) of the Christian community in its cruciform “love (agape), which is always a threat to the powers of this age.

Harnick, 1 & 2 Peter, 1 Peter 1:22