April 13, 2007

What Really Happened At The Cross?

Al Mohler, president of Southern Theological Seminary, recently wrote an article on the cross. In it, he responds to a view taken by a minister in the Church of England who had a decidedly different view than Mohler did.

To read the full article, you can go here. Below is an excerpt:

What Dr. John repudiates is precisely what the Bible teaches. The Bible does not merely assert that Christ died on the cross for our sins -- it goes on to explain why this substitutionary death was necessary. In Romans 3, the Apostle Paul explains that God put forth Jesus on the cross as a propitiatory sacrifice for our sins. God's love is demonstrated in the fact that, even as his own righteousness demanded a perfect sacrifice for sin, He determined to send the Son as that perfect sacrifice. In Paul's words, this means that God is both just and the justifier. He rightly demanded an acceptable sacrifice in order to satisfy His wrath, but He also provided that same sacrifice
To read Dr. John's entire view on the cross, go here.

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