Penal Substitution View of Atonement: Did God the Father Just Need to Vent?

Penal Substitution View of Atonement: Did God the Father Just Need to Vent?

In this video blog, Greg outlines the penal substitution view of atonement which says that the Father poured out his wrath on Jesus instead of us so that we could be forgiven. This view is very common and you might even be nodding your head in agreement with that description. However, this view creates some pretty serious problems when it’s examined more closely. Today, Greg will explore some of those problems, and then he’ll present the Christus Victor view in a video blog on Thursday. Stay tuned!

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DugDownDeep_Carnahan.mov from Covenant Life Church on Vimeo. We found this fun video over at David D. Flowers’ blog and loved it so much we wanted to share it with you here. Thanks David!

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Why is God SO Aggressive in 2 Thessalonians 2:8? (podcast)

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Why is the Bible so strict on prohibiting pre-marital sex? What’s the big deal?

Today in western culture people tend to have a rather “recreational” view of sex. It’s just a pleasurable physical activity we engage in. Even people who don’t consciously believe this are influenced by it , since we’re bombarded with this message every day through movies, television shows, radio, magazines, etc. Because we’re influence by this…