We strongly reject, therefore, every explanation of the death of Christ which does not have at its centre the principle of ‘satisfaction through substitution’, indeed divine self-satisfaction through divine self-substitution.
The cross was not:
a commercial bargain with the devil,…
Blog Posts on The Death of Christ
Let us meditate a moment on the passion of Christ....true contemplation is that in which the heart is crushed and the conscience smitten....You must be overwhelmed by the frightful wrath of God who so hated sin that he spared not…
Ponder these words as Holy Week begins. You might consider using this poem in your personal or family devotions this week:
How awesome is that day to me-
O day of hallowed history!
Set time in God’s determined plan
One of the things I did on my leave of absence was write poems. Most of these grew out of meditating on God’s word. They are my groping toward affections worthy of Christ. Here’s one that overflowed from John 18:18,…Continue Reading
"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form…
It is a profound gift of grace that God has not only promised us forgiveness, but that he has established the foundations of it right before our eyes.
The death of Jesus Christ is an eternal testimony before God that…Continue Reading
Twice Jesus was offered wine while on the cross. He refused the first, but took the second. Why so?
The first time came in verse 23, “they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.” William…Continue Reading
One puzzle in the passion story is, Who’s the young man running through the garden without his clothes on?
Mark 14:51–52 says,
And a young man followed [Jesus], with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized…
Five times in Isaiah 53 we are told that God is the one who brings about the suffering and death of Christ.
We esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted ... (v. 4)
But he was wounded for our…