On Christ’s One Sacrifice

I’ve not posted here of late as I have been finishing two books, one, on pastoral theology that is now out, and the other on the Atonement. Here is an excerpt on Hebrews 10:11-15. “And every priest stands daily serving and over and over again he brings sacrifices to offer which can never have the… Read More

Blankets as a Sign of God’s Grace

One of the ways in that my wife and I are different has to do with blankets. My wife is almost always warm when she sleeps, so typically a comforter is all she wants to sleep with. I, on the other hand, am perpetually cold when I sleep, so to me, the more blankets the… Read More

First Importance (1 Corinthians 15:3)

 “For I delivered to you of first importance that which I also received—that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;”  (1 Corinthians 15:3)   Paul now is about to lay out for the Corinthians once again the essentials of the faith.  Please note, these things that he lays down are what he calls… Read More

Cessation: Hebrews 1:1-4 (part 14)

after making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.   Jesus “sat down…”  The imagery of this is of a victorious king who has returned home after the defeat of his enemies.  The sitting symbolizes that the victory is final and decisive.  And indeed, we who have… Read More

Purification for Sins: Hebrews 1:1-4 (part 13)

after making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.   There are many theories that have been put forth in the history of theology to try and articulate all of the ramifications of Jesus’ atoning work on the cross.  Yet, the scriptures affirm so many different aspects… Read More

The Scope of the Atonement! (New Song, part 7)

“The Limited Scope of the Atonement”               At the same time that Jesus’ ransom was for people from every tribe and nation, do note that it is not performed for all people or tribes without exception; rather, it is for all people and tribes without distinction.  Christ’s atoning work was fully effective for the… Read More