Category Archives: Atonement

N. T. Wright’s The Day the Revolution Began, Romans Reconsidered, Part 64 (by sending his Son as a sin offering)

N. T. “Tom” Wright has just released another paradigm-shifting book suggesting a new, more scriptural way of understanding the atonement, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. Wright delves deeply into how the crucifixion and resurrection … Continue reading

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Salvation 2.0: Part 4.4: A reflection or two

Notice how far we’ve come without having to speak about Five Acts of Worship, being Scripturally Organized, or even the Five-Step Plan of Salvation. On the other hand, our basic theology here is thoroughly Trinitarian. Much has been said about … Continue reading

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Salvation 2.0: Part 4.3: God’s blood oath

God’s blood oath I learned this lesson from Ray Vander Laan. I’ve even gotten to hear him teach it in person. And I know of no other theologian who places so much weight on this event. But it seems that … Continue reading

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Salvation 2.0: Part 4.2: Jesus made perfect

Suffering to help us in our suffering Hebrews has this surprising passage — (Heb 5:7-10 ESV) In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save … Continue reading

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Salvation 2.0: Part 4.1: How — Atonement

How? So, if this is true, how does it work? How does someone enter the Kingdom? And how does the sacrifice of Jesus result in salvation for individuals? Atonement Before we address how an individual enters the Kingdom, it would … Continue reading

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The Salvation of the Christians: Election, Part 4 (So what?)

So what? I mean, this whole Jew-Gentile thing has been over for nearly 2,000 years. Why should we spend Sunday school Bible class time studying how First Century Jews should get along with First Century Gentiles? And if this is … Continue reading

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The Salvation of the Christians: Election, Part 3 (Eph 2)

We need to skip ahead a bit. Paul follows the verses we just covered with a discussion of the greatness of Jesus the Messiah, and then he returns to the question of Jews and Gentiles. (Eph 2:11-12 ESV) Therefore remember … Continue reading

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