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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Romans 5:12 Series | Dr. Michael Heiser

Here is the series of posts on Romans 5:12. I do not take the traditional view — that the verse is about the transmission of Adamic guilt. I think it is inserted into the text. However, all humans are sinners (presuming they are allowed to live) and in need of Christ for salvation (i.e., salvation …

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Christian “Victory” Means Perseverance of Faith in Jesus

The Bible often mentions Christians being “victorious.” A search on the topic reveals there are great rewards for being one who "overcomes" or spiritually "conquers" (See 1 Corinthians 9:25; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 2 Timothy 4:8; Philippians 4:1; James 1:12; 1 Peter 5:2-4; 1 John 5:4; Revelation 1-4). What "victorious" does not mean is being perfect. …

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The Sermon on the Mount was Not Originally for the Church

Against popular modern-day misconception, the Sermon on the Mount was NOT originally delivered to the New Testament Church. It does not directly apply to us, though we can draw from its principles. Yet, we must be sure we correctly interpret the Sermon before we can be assured the principles drawn are sound. To put it …

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The Necessity of Meekness

Quite recently, a dear friend of mine posted the above article to social media. I like the article for its stance in the world of philosophy, or perhaps for its recognition of Kierkegaard's stance. I hope you'll read it before going further on in my response below. _________RESPONSE_________ Whereas Nietzsche saw the absurdity and futility …

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7 Passages that Correct Pushy Pastors

Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for you out of this rock?” And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his staff twice, and water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their …

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How to Fulfill the Great Commission

Fulfilling the Great Commission = Making Disciples (declaring/teaching, baptizing, becoming like Jesus) — Matthew 28:19-20 >You don’t have to be perfect to make disciples of Jesus. So stop focusing on how sinful you are, and instead focus on how great, good and glorious Jesus is! >You don’t have to know everything to make disciples of …

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The World will NOT “End” on September 23, 2017

Recently, Fox News ran an article, which ridicules a "Christian Numerologist/Astrologist," David Meade, for claiming biblical prophecy asserts the world will end on September 23, 2017. Thankfully, the Fox News writer comes to the correct conclusion in the article by referring to a quote from author Jonathan Sarfati As usual with any astrology (or Christian …

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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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Question & Answer: Why does God not go about like a superhero rescuing us from danger?

Q: Why does God not go about like a superhero rescuing us from danger? A: After creation (Genesis 3), mankind chose---contrary to God's design---to know "good AND evil." That choice determined the consequential course of this world: danger, sickness, disaster, disease, death. God does not violate mankind's original choice / free will... nor the course …

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