Why is God SO Aggressive in 2 Thessalonians 2:8? (podcast)
Greg looks at the context of 2 Thessalonians and considers how monstrous God actually is.
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…
We thought we would bring this video back for today’s Lighten Up feature because it’s just too good to let it languish in the archives. Oh, and if you’re wondering what Greg was going to say about the Patriot’s Bible, you can find that here.
Question: I have a question about the atonement. Why did YHWH in the OT demand that people sacrifice animals? And if these sacrifices anticipated the ultimate sacrifice of the Messiah, as the author of Hebrews says, doesn’t this imply that Jesus’ death was necessary for God to forgive us? But why would God need his…
Greg talks about the role of anger in this heated episode. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0426.mp3
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,…
Greg looks at what God’s wrath really is. Thank you Todd Lollar for the question. Check out weakisthenewstrong.com. Episode 650 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0650.mp3