Tag Archives: Penal Substitution

Is God strictly just or is He equitable?

Is God strictly just or is He equitable? Does it matter? This is a 1,000 year old debate between the Eastern and Western churches. In the West, we say God is strictly just so He must punish sin in order to … Continue reading

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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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Healing the Gospel | Derek Flood

Before I leave the subject of the atonement and how our evangelical view leaves us with a conflicted view of the Godhead, I would like to recommend a book by Derek Flood titled, “Healing the Gospel: A Radical Vision for … Continue reading

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The Gospel according to the chairs

This post is an addendum to my last post about the difference between our evangelical Penal Substitution view and the more ancient Christus Victor view of the atonement of Christ. For proper context, please read that post first if you … Continue reading

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Jesus did NOT come to save us FROM God

God is not conflicted. He is Love–Father, Son and Spirit. One of the goals of this blog is to dispel this notion that God the Father is somehow different than Jesus, including in His nature or in His intentions toward … Continue reading

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