Penal Substitution: What?

Penal Substitution. What? When we think about the death of Jesus, there are a variety of beautiful, God exalting, soul strengthening, glorious ways the cross is explored in the New Testament.[1] However, when focussing in on the central biblical concept of the penal substitutionary atonement of Christ,[2] we find the very heartbeat of the Gospel,Continue reading “Penal Substitution: What?”

Is there a connection between forgiveness and encouragement?

What a person thinks about forgiveness is telling. A simple search for non-Christian fridge magnet style quotes reveals a deep running pop-culture level understanding about forgiveness. The following quips are worth noting “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”. ­– Mahatma Gandhi All major religious traditions carry basically the same message;Continue reading “Is there a connection between forgiveness and encouragement?”