Can You Hold a Cruciform Theology AND a Penal Substitution View of Atonement? (podcast)

If you view the cross as the outlet of God’s wrath, then the violence in the Old Testament seems to make perfect sense. Greg responds.

Episode 614

CruciformPenal

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