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Repentance, part 5: why peace surpasses understanding

Whereas we tend to think of peace as just one of many fruits of the Spirit, it is in fact central and foundational to the gospel itself. The gospel is described as the gospel of peace, and this peace is said to exceed our ability to understand it, not just experientially, but doctrinally. This is because biblical peace gathers up every blessing of God’s presence, and in fact is shorthand for heaven itself.