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Did the Crucifixion Allow God to Atone for His OWN Sins? (podcast)
Greg considers God’s nature and if he could sin. Dan confesses an old gambling habit.
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Podcast: HOW Does the Death of Jesus Allow Us to Be Forgiven?
Greg discusses love bombs and explosions of light. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0419.mp3
Atonement: What is the Christus Victor View?
Most western Christians today understand the atonement as a sort of legal-transaction that took place between the Father and the Son that got humanity “off the hook.” The legal-transaction scenario goes something like this: God’s holiness demands that all sin be punished, which in turn requires that sinners go to eternal hell. The trouble is,…
Podcast: Could Jesus Have Sinned? (part one)
Greg considers the nature of temptation and the temptability of God. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0114.mp3
Podcast: Why Does God Accommodate Divorce and Not Violence?
Greg looks at how God treats violence and divorce and speculates on why he treats them differently. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0363.mp3
Who is Responsible for Job’s Suffering?
In the prologue of the Book of Job, the author seems to ascribe the responsibility for Job’s affliction to Yahweh. For instance, Satan challenges God to “stretch out [his] hand and strike everything he has,“ believing that this would incite Job to curse God to his face (1:11). The fact that the Lord responds by…
Does the Bible teach total non-violence?
I wouldn’t say the whole Bible teaches non-violence, for you find Yahweh engaging in quite a bit of violence in the Old Testament. But I would say that the whole Bible clearly presents non-violence as God’s dream for humanity, and I would most certainly say this dream is realized in Jesus Christ and the Kingdom…