“The Wrath of God Satisfied” | Scot McKnight

Do you see propitiation at the core of the atonement? Do you think God’s wrath was pacified (propitiated) in the cross? Not all agree with the propitiation proponents, and one who did not agree was C.F.D. Moule. Moule in his characteristic succinct way summarizes the NT texts, and I quote them below, after the jump. …

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The Horror of Meticulous Determinism | Jesus Creed

Those holding the divine meticulous determinism view argue that Boyd’s view undermines God’s sovereignty and omniscience while Boyd argues that his view magnifies those realities in God. (Boyd was actually the subject of a heresy trial over his open theism views.) There is no way to escape that God is the author of evil when …

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Serious Questions on Ascension Day 2018

Today, many Christian faith groups celebrate the bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven, 40 days after His having risen bodily from the grave and having taught his disciples about the Kingdom. The Cross, the Grave and the Ascension pose many questions for the serious Bible student. For example: Q: "Was Jesus separated from the Father …

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3 Crucial Reasons Why Holding to PSA (Penal Substitution Atonement) is Legitimate

1. Only Exclusive PSA is Problematic Justice can be both restorative and retributive; these complementary aspects of authentic justice are not mutually exclusive. Rather, the two aspects belong together in order to comprise and demonstrate a well-rounded justice. Penal Substitution Atonement can harmoniously coexist with other Atonement views, such as Medical Substitution, Christus Victor, Aikido …

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Meditation on Jesus: “Life in Himself”

For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself (John 5:26)."Life in himself"... what does that mean? Whatever it is, Jesus has it because the Father has it; and the Father has granted Jesus to have it. As always, the context of the passage …

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“Only Begotten:” Taxonomy & the Genetics of the Messiah

Monotheists, who do not believe in the Trinity, staunchly reject the tenet that Yeshua / Jesus is the "Son of God." To such monotheists, the very notion that God would procreate is absurd. What is this? God has a son? On the other hand, trinitarian monotheists see biblical data, which support their belief that Yeshua / Jesus …

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The “Jesus Only” Heresy

"Jesus Only" is a cult movement, which seeks to infiltrate all sects of Christendom, in order to spread heresy (a.k.a. false teaching). Their main message is that those who have been baptized in the Name of the Trinity must undergo rebaptism in Jesus' name only. They build their illogical dogma on Acts 2:38. Peter said …

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Colossians: Jesus is Better than Special Knowledge, Part 3

In the course of studying the Letter to the Colossians, one quickly notices the Apostle Paul gives a powerful and truthful defense of the Christian faith against gnosticism. "Jesus is better than special knowledge" is the theme of the epistle. Colossians: Jesus is Better than Special Knowledge, Part 1 -- Paul communicates joy and thanks for the …

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