Song of Redemption: One Truth in Many Atonement Theories

Thursday, 01 Mar 2018

At the heart of the Christian story are the life, death, and resurrection of the Son of God. The significance of Christ’s atonement for sins (the very basis of his name and his mission) is what makes Christianity truly Christian: a religion with Christ at its redemptive center. The way that evangelical Christians have spoken of the atonement has usually centered on Christ’s sacrifice for us, a substitution to satisfy the demands of divine justice, thus making his death a penal substitution. The overwhelming testimony of Scripture—from the promise of a redeemer ...

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