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Saving Easter – part seven

Christ is risen! He has won our victory! He has taken the keys of hell and death from the enemy and has freed us from its prison. This is GOOD news! Hallelujah! This is also the final installment of my … Continue reading

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Saving Easter – part six

Let’s talk about propitiation. It’s another word that gets confused when talking about our theories of atonement. This is part six in my special Easter series where we’re taking an alternate look at traditionally held beliefs about Jesus’ atoning work … Continue reading

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Saving Easter – part five

Doesn’t it say that it pleased God to crush Jesus? Wasn’t He stricken and smitten by God? We will look at these questions today in part five of this special Easter series. We’ve been tackling some of our assumptions that … Continue reading

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Saving Easter – part four

Whose wrath did Jesus take on the cross? We will look at this question today in my fourth installment of this series. You can read the first three parts here. The purpose of this series is to offer an alternative … Continue reading

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Saving Easter – part three

Didn’t Jesus pay a ransom for our salvation? This is a question I get asked whenever I talk about my perspective on the atonement. This is part three in a series. Here is part one and part two. We’re taking … Continue reading

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Saving Easter – part two

This is continuation of my series about Easter and the atonement. If you haven’t done so already, please read part one first. It will provide a helpful context for our continued discussion here. This post is almost supplemental or parenthetical … Continue reading

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Saving Easter – part one

In my last post I asked a couple of questions. First, where in the Bible does it actually say that Jesus paid for our sins? The second question was, if Jesus did pay for our sins,  who did He pay, … Continue reading

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The Cross: God’s restorative justice on display

I mentioned last time that when we look through the lenses of love, we see God’s justice as redemptive and restorative, rather than punitive and retributive. This is not well understood in our Western view of the atonement, but we … Continue reading

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Is the Cross about a courtroom trial or a family reunion?

I’ve written about the atonement several times on this blog over the last year, mostly refuting the main points of Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA). Whenever I do this, I can feel the suspicious looks some of you give me. Some of you may be wondering … Continue reading

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Did God kill Jesus? Part four

If God didn’t kill Jesus to placate His wrath, who did kill Him? This is the final installment of my series that asks the faithful question, “Did God kill Jesus?” Last time we jettisoned the wooden literal take on Isaiah 53:10 … Continue reading

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