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Why we still need reformation
We need to stop starting God’s story with the fall. God’s story starts with, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1), which is about God in relationship. We … Continue reading
Posted in Father Heart of God, Reformation, Sonship, Theology Tagged atonement, Christianity, Jesus, Reconciliation, Salvation, The Good News 15 Comments
What if we returned to the ancient faith?
There’s a quiet revolution going on within the body of Christ; one that’s recovering ancient Christological truths that are setting us free from the powerless, humanistic, and deistic philosophies that have dominated Western theology since the Enlightenment. We’re recovering the … Continue reading
Posted in Heaven on earth, Identity, Reformation, Sonship, Theology Tagged atonement, C. Baxter Kruger, Christology, Intimacy with God, John Crowder, Nicene Creed, transformation, Trinity 4 Comments
What did the Cross change?
Jesus didn’t come to change God’s mind about us; He came to change our mind about God. 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled (Col.1:21 NKJV) See also: … Continue reading
Posted in Father Heart of God, Grace, Love Tagged atonement, Christianity, Jesus, Salvation 4 Comments
A faithful discussion on the atonement
Here’s another interesting video interview for a followup to my post, “On atonement theories and the nature of God.” This discussion is between two pastoral leaders in the UK, Steve Chalke and Andrew Wilson, that shows how serious followers of … Continue reading
Posted in Theology Tagged atonement, Christianity, Jesus, Penal Substitutionary Atonement, The Cross of Christ 1 Comment
Ain’t No Grave!
As I was thinking about what I was going to share for the Easter morning service, I had the song, “Ain’t No Grave” on my mind. Then I get a call from my brother. He’d gone to the doctor for … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Freedom, Worship Tagged atonement, Christianity, death, Easter, Eternal life, Resurrection, transformation 12 Comments
What a Glorious Day!
This is from a post I wrote back in 2016 because I thought it would be good followup to my last post. We’ve been been looking at how we see the atonement and what that view says about God. It was … Continue reading
Posted in Father Heart of God, Freedom, Identity, Love, Worship Tagged atonement, Christianity, Easter, Happy Day, Isaiah 53, Jesus, Reconciliation, Restorative justice, Salvation 31 Comments
On atonement theories and the nature of God
I was in an interesting conversation over at Insanitybytes22’s blog with her post, “A Wrinkle in Time….” The subject was about the atonement. You might be surprised to hear this if you’ve only heard one version of the atonement but, … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Love Tagged atonement, Christianity, Easter, Penal Substitutionary Atonement 22 Comments
Christianity: The Founding Murder in Reverse
I talked about what René Girard calls the “scapegoat mechanism” that’s alive and well in human beings last time. This insidious desire is at the bottom of what poisons everything. This time I would like to look at what he … Continue reading
Posted in Freedom, Theology Tagged atonement, Christianity, Cross of Christ, Jesus, Religion and Spirituality, René Girard, Scapegoating, Violence 4 Comments
The Tragic Flaw
Whenever I tell an atheist or skeptic that God didn’t kill Jesus but we did, they get all riled up, usually saying things like,“I wasn’t there 2,000 years ago…don’t blame me!” Of course, you weren’t there and, no, I’m not … Continue reading
Posted in Father Heart of God, Grace, Love Tagged atonement, Cross of Christ, hamartia, Jesus, Religion and Spirituality, Sin 261 Comments
After the first atomic bomb was successfully detonated by the United States Army at 5:29 am on July 16, 1945 in the New Mexico desert, director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, J. Robert Oppenheimer responded to what he witnessed by quoting from the Hindu scripture, … Continue reading
Posted in Doctrine, Father Heart of God, Theology Tagged atonement, Christianity, Easter, Religion and Spirituality, Trinity 10 Comments