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.
Greg considers God’s wrath. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0390.mp3
Greg talks about reading the imprecatory Psalms (Psalms that invoke judgment, calamity, or curses, upon one’s enemies or those perceived as the enemies of God). http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0049.mp3
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…
Did Jesus need to die on the cross to satisfy God’s wrath in order for us to be forgiven? Greg discusses the role of forgiveness in the Christus Victor view of the Atonement.
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…
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,…