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3 Reasons I Changed My Mind About Penal Substitution – Christian Article

I was raised in the kind of evangelical church that drummed into us as children that Jesus died to save us from our sins. The cross of Jesus was the center of the message at summer camps, holiday Bible clubs, and youth group talks. Jesus had died in my place, bearing my sin and its punishment for me, so I could know God and live with him forever. When I began reading theological books and exploring the faith for myself,…

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10 Book Recommendations for the Atonement and Resurrection – Christian Article

For Christians, everything hinges on the resurrection. But without his death to pay for our sins (atonement), there would be no resurrection. With Good Friday and Easter approaching, you may be interested in learning more about these two most important events in history. Here are 10 recommendations, brought to you by Logos product specialist Ben Amundgaard. If you have recommendations, please share them in the comment section. If we all do our part, this post can be a repository for…

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What Is The Mercy Seat? – Christian Article

Tweet The Ark of the Covenant was covered by the Mercy Seat, so what was the Mercy Seat? Mercy I have heard grace described as something we receive that we do not deserve and certainly didn’t earn (Eph 2:8-9), but mercy is God not giving us what we do deserve, and that’s His wrath. I think that’s fair. I also see that mercy is a spiritual gift. At least that’s Romans 12:8…

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Why Did God Require Animal Sacrifices?

Tweet Why would God require innocent animals, to be sacrificed for something they never did? Covering Sins Many skeptics of the Bible question the practice of sacrificing animals, so why would God require innocent animals to be sacrificed for something they never did? Since it was humans who were responsible, why should they die for sinful creatures? Maybe that’s the point. Jesus died for us while we were still sinners (Rom 5:8).…

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