Monthly Archives: June 2021

Man’s Sin and God’s Honor…

Exodus 20: 12 ““Honor your father and your mother” Romans 1:21 “For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God” “If the early Greek fathers represented the cross primarily as a ‘satisfaction’ of the devil…and the early … Continue reading

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God and Man’s Law…

“How…can we possibly believe that God needed some kind of ‘satisfaction’ before He was prepared to forgive [man], and that Jesus Christ provided it [satisfaction] by enduring  as our ‘substitute’ for the punishment we sinners deserved” [112, The Cross of … Continue reading

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Stott’s Statement on Satisfaction and Substitution

“We strongly reject, therefore, every explanation of the death of Christ which does not have at its centre the principle of ‘satisfaction through substitution’, indeed divine self-satisfaction through divine self-substitution. The cross was not a commercial bargain with the devil, … Continue reading

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Did the devil make God do it?

“No two words in the theological vocabulary of the cross arouse more criticism than satisfaction and substitution.”  With these words John Stott begins Chapter Five of his book The Cross of Christ.  Stott makes it clear that the next two … Continue reading

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Taking Stock: Where Am I in This Journey? Two Books, One Author: Not a Post, An “Interregnum*” so to Speak…

Blogging has been a real adventure for me.  When I started writing on January 6th, 2015 I began with a discussion of a book by Kyle Idleman  Aha: The God Moment that Changes Everything.  I remember the book and the … Continue reading

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